Franstine Wallace-Barnes

Franstine has served as the Director of Community Living since February 1998 and directs services for approximately 30 men and women in more than 19 homes throughout the region. Under her leadership, SEEC’s Community Living department received a rare “Exemplary” status by CARF when SEEC was accredited in the Fall of 2004. Franstine joined the SEEC staff after holding a variety of professional positions in the disability community. She worked at The Arc of the District of Columbia, initially as a court-appointed monitor of services to individuals entering the community after the forced closing of the Forest Haven Institution, and then in the position of Assistant Director of Residential Services. Prior to her work at The Arc, she was a behavior specialist serving adults with developmental disabilities.

Franstine is actively involved in several disability groups, including ANCOR (American Network of Community Options and Resources) and TASH (Disability Advocacy Organization). She holds a Bachelor of Science in Psychology degree from Morgan State University.