OUR PEOPLE

Program Manager

Brittany Purcell

Program Manager

Graduating from Bennett College for Women in 2011, Brittany Purcell brings to Companions over 10 years experience in Mental and Behavioral Health. Brittany is driven by the personal motto that has guided her as she grew up- “The world is yours and all you have to do is grab it, even though things may come into our paths that may steer us away, in the end we can still get through.” Brittany has used this as her platform of passion in leading  and serving the community.

Brittany has held positions over the years such as Lead Case Manager, Vocational Coordinator, and Mental Health Counselor. Her drive and connection with people and her personal motto led Brittany to becoming Program Manager at Companions- “Dreaming and Achieving Together” Brittany enjoys working with Individuals and Families to create a fulfilling quality of life and continuing to change the narrative,  bringing education to those who need it with a smile every time! Fun fact: Brittany was born on Thanksgiving, so this is her favorite holiday by force!!!!

Community Outreach Coordinator

Twyla Bishop

Community Outreach Coordinator

Twyla Bishop is a Community Outreach Coordinator and Job Developer at Companions, Inc.  She has over two decades of successful experience in community outreach and employment supports. Over the years, Twyla has supported people with disabilities in various roles ranging from direct supports to program coordination. Twyla is a creative thinker who is passionate about establishing community linkages and creating opportunities for meaningful activities and employment for people with disabilities. She was pivotal in the development and implementation of a Virtual Support Program aimed at ensuring continuity of supports and promoting social interaction during the COVID-19 pandemic.

A strong believer in the power of positive thinking, Twyla regularly provides coaching and supports to encourage others to live positive, fulfilling, and purposeful lives. She is a native of Montgomery County, Maryland where she earned various academic diplomas and certificates including a certificate in Aging and Disability and another in Advance Job Development and Workforce Development. A lifelong learner, Twyla recently received her Associates degree and will continue her education in Health and Human services at the Catholic University, Washington, DC. Twyla enjoys inspirational reading and travelling with her family.