Carla Barrowman is the Owner/Executive Director for Homeplace Support Services. While working on her college degree, Carla taught dance classes and had the opportunity to teach ballet to students in a special education classroom. This experience ignited her passion for working with people with disabilities and defined her professional career path.
Throughout her career, Carla has had the opportunity to support and serve many individuals and families. Beginning her career by providing direct supports to individuals with disabilities allowed her the foundation to be effective in her current role. In 2003, she founded Barrowman Case Management, one of the first independent case management agencies in Kentucky. She has used experiences from each stage of her career to find creative ways to support individuals to help them create meaningful lives. Carla saw that individuals with more intensive behavioral needs experienced many barriers to community inclusion and meaningful lives. With this in mind, Carla purchased Homeplace Support Services in 2008. The purpose of Homeplace Support Services is to provide a home, along with the resources and training to individuals who present with more challenges so that they may have the same opportunities to be successful in their communities.
In addition to her passion for serving people with intellectual and developmental disabilities, Carla enjoys spending time with her three daughters. She is proud of her girls and is especially proud that they are compassionate toward others. In her spare time, she enjoys reading, running, Pilates, and knitting.