Meet Wesley Glen's Staff


Tyler Plaxico joined Wesley Glen as the President/CEO in June of 2019.  Dr. Plaxico is an ordained Elder in the South Georgia Annual Conference of the United Methodist Church and has served as a minister in a variety of communities in the middle GA area for the last 14 years. 

Before being called into the ministry, Tyler pursued a career in the law having graduated from law school following college. 


He grew up in Macon and has been affiliated with Wesley Glen dating all the way back to his days in the Boy Scouts with service projects on campus and more recently as a member of the Board of Directors and Executive Committee at Wesley Glen.  Dr. Plaxico looks forward to faithfully serving at Wesley Glen for many years to come.  

Dr. Tyler Plaxico

President and CEO

Vanda joined the Wesley Glen team in 2017 as a part-time administrative professional after volunteering with Wesley Glen’s Resident Advocacy Council for 3 years.  After graduating from Georgia Southern University with a degree in biology, Vanda worked as a nuclear chemistry technician for Georgia Power. Vanda also worked in finance and development at The Methodist Home for Children and Youth.  For 17 years, she had the privilege of being a stay-at-home mom to her 2 boys.  She is an active member of Vineville United Methodist Church.

Vanda Asbell

Director of Marketing & Communications

Stella has been with Wesley Glen since 2004 and manages our residential program in St. Marys. She holds a Bachelor of Science degree in Psychology with a concentration in Applied Behavior Analysis and a two-year degree in computer accounting. She holds a Certified Professional Occupancy (CPO) with NAHMA. Her background includes personal care assistance with persons of limited mobility, group home and property managment, and directing residential services. 

Stella Ideozu-Shoops

Residential Director- St. Marys


Jen Lapina

Residential Life Coordinator

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Liz Woods has nearly a decade of experience working with adults with intellectual and developmental disabilities.  Liz has a Bachelor of Science in Human Services from the University of Phoenix and is currently working on a Masters of Rehabilitation Counseling degree at Fort Valley State University. She believes it is her calling to work as an advocate for people with IDD.  Liz has served as a Social Worker, DDP, and Support Coordinator for Region 2 and 6.  Liz looks forward to accomplishing great things with Wesley Glen, staff, families, and the community to provide the best life possible for our individuals, gladly serving with God’s continued blessings. 

Amy joined Wesley Glen Ministries in January 2004 as Activities Coordinator and became Director of Cornerstone Day Program in 2012. In that capacity she oversees the program staff and is responsible for program implementation, responding to participants' needs, developing person centered support plans, and interacting with other state and local support coordinators.  Amy has worked for over 25 years in a teaching capacity for people of all ages. 


Amy Reagan

Director of Day & Admissions Services

Mike has served Wesley Glen Ministries since 2008 and has over 36 years of experience in the maintenance field. His current position includes overseeing and maintaining facilities for daily operations and special events. He holds an Associates Degree.



Mike Dickson

Facilities Director

​John is a retired United Methodist minister who serves Wesley Glen Ministries part-time as the chaplain.  He has been with Wesley Glen since 2001, and loves the opportunity to share his life with those we serve at Wesley Glen.  His other part-time job since retiring is serving Dixon United Methodist Church.  He holds a Bachelor of Science in Criminal Justice and Master of Divinity from Emory University. 


John Irwin


Cassandra joined Wesley Glen Ministries September 2019. She believes God is a Wise Master Builder. He knows what kind of beginning we need as He lays His foundation in our lives according to the path that He directs. She comes to us with over 25 years of financial and management experience. She acquired her Life and Disability Insurance license in 2002, as well as her real estate/mortgage lending license in 2011. In her spare time she enjoys spending time with family and friends. She is a proud wife and mother of three. She believes that we are all both fearfully and wonderfully made just as we are and proud to be a member of the Wesley Glen Ministries family. 

Cassandra Thurman

Director of Financial Services

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Liz Woods

Developmental Disability Professional

Home Managers

Roshelia Gay

Jennifer Lapina

Greg Jones

Quentina Jones

Michelle Carter

Wesley Glen is a private, not for profit organization that supports adults

with Intellectual and Developmental Disabilities.