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Meet the Public Partnerships Team

Danielle Sabestinas

Director of Information and Assistance

Danielle is a licensed clinical social worker with a diverse background working in group homes, hospitals, and rehabilitation settings. Working at Public Partnerships, Danielle has found her calling within the Information & Assistance team and supports consultant services in Oregon, New Jersey, Tennessee and West Virginia. At home, Danielle has a husband and two daughters. Life is certainly busy!

Claude Schmincke

Account Manager

Claude has been working in the field of person-centered planning since early 2000 when his brother entered a self-directed program.  He began working at Public Partnerships in 2017 and immediately discovered his day job was now his passion.  In his spare time, he enjoys performing in local theatre productions and spending time with his wife (who immigrated from Denmark) and their two cats.

Cindy Matrinez

Program Manager

Cindy has worked within self-directed programs since 2015 and graduated from Rutgers University with a degree in Political Science. Cindy’s goal is to ensure social policy emphasizes consumer control and self-direction. Cindy enjoys gardening at home and loves hiking during the summer. 

Molly Pearson


Molly has been working in the field of Home Health, Hospice Care and Durable Medical Equipment since early 2000.  With her wide range of experience calling on hospitals, rehabilitation facilities, Assisted Living and Memory Care facilities, Molly has found her greatest fit as a Consultant with Public Partnerships. Molly enjoys the outdoors, keeping the environment clean and helping her community by promoting health.  Molly is a mom to 3 children, horses and two dogs in Tualatin Oregon. 

Paradee Wattanathorn


Paradee has been passionate about helping in self-directed programs with individuals with developmental disabilities since 2013. During and after college, she continued to pursue this passion through interning with Special Olympics Oregon and working in nonprofit agencies. In her spare time, she enjoys relaxing, hiking and spending time with her German Shepard mix puppy. She is excited to be a part of this team and be a part of the launch in Oregon!

Sandra Acosta

Customer Support

Sandra has 10 years of experience working in Self-Direction with the New Jersey Personal Preference Program.  She strives to provide excellent customer service and support to the individuals she serves.  She enjoys family time with her husband and son.

Olivia Augustyniak

Customer Support

Olivia has been working with Public Partnerships since 2018. She has a diverse background working in nursing homes, home care, assisted living, health clinics, and hospitals. She has worked with consumers and staff alike to engage in the best practices to help you and others like you! Her primary languages are Polish and English. In her spare time, she likes to travel and spend time with family and friends. 

Oksana Gritsan

Customer Support

Oksana has been working with the Self-Direction community since 2014. After getting her BA in Psychology she was intrigued by the world of person-centered advocacy and never looked back! She continues to support Self Directing families, workers, and community advocates by overseeing the Information and Assistance Supports Brokerage team at PPL. Oksana enjoys reading and hiking with her husband and dog in her spare time.

Customer Service

Monday - Friday: 8am - 5pm PST
Phone: 1-844-844-0526 
Mailing Address:
Public Partnerships,
P.O. Box 50040
Phoenix, AZ 85076
Public Partnerships, LLC
40 Broad Street, Boston MA 02109

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