Easterseals Passages | Easterseals Arc of Northeast Indiana

Easterseals Passages

Columbia City, Indiana

For more than half a century, Passages has been dedicated to helping people with intellectual disabilities or other challenges thrive in Whitley County. Passages merged with Easterseals Arc of Northeast Indiana in March 2021 and became known as Easterseals Passages.

Our Services

Easterseals Passages is dedicated to enriching education, enhancing health, expanding and elevating community by supporting individuals at home, at work and in the community.

As you explore the programs offered by Easterseals Passages, please keep in mind that we can work with you to customize a plan to support your unique interests and goals.

Visit Us

Monday–Friday, 8:00 a.m.–5:00 p.m.

333 N Oak St, Columbia City, IN 46725


For more information about enrolling in services, please contact Mary Ali at agencyintakes@esarc.org or 260.456.4534 ext. 276.

Our Team

Every member of our team, from Direct Support Professionals to executive leadership, is dedicated to creating an environment in which the individuals we serve have the support they need to achieve their goals.


Bianca Alvarez

Director of Programs


Stacey Duell

Vice President of Programs

Maria Tippmann-Nancarrow

Maria Tippmann-Nancarrow

Community Relations & Development Director

Jill Elkins

Family Member; Breyden Products

Kay Fleck

Former Passages CEO

Greg Horstman

The Romine Group

Erica Miller

Whitley County Family YMCA

Tamera Parker

Family Member; Retired Teacher

Jana Reeg

Reeg Automotive

Mike Rush

Retired Judge

George Schrumpf

Whitley County Commissioner

David Smith

STAR Financial

Brooks Walker

Community Foundation of Whitley County

Robin Wright

STAR Financial