1222 South Ridge Road, Green Bay, WI 54304, United States

L.I.F.E. Academy, LLC operates its Daily Living Skill training facility in a “Home” located on the West Side of Green Bay, WI. This facility is used as a training center for those in both the DLST and SHC programs. The neutral setting offers individuals the opportunity to learn and practice their skills in a setting that resembles that of their own home or future residence.

Clients do not need to be a part of the DLS training program to enter into the Supportive Home Care Program. These two programs can work together but it is not a requirement to have both.

L.I.F.E. Academy, LLC operates on the idea that everyone is unique and individual and therefore no two programs or two participants should be treated exactly the same or have exactly the same programming. Everyone deserves the right to have programming and support that is tailored to meet their needs.

Each individual is participatory in their programming along with their TEAM which may include parents/guardians, other community support program staff, case managers/care managers, and anyone that they feel important in their lives.

Tamara Sandoval


Coursework in Human Development (UWGB)

Adult Family Home licensure and training  2000 to 2016.

Trained in Representative Payee Service practices/policies.


Supportive Home Care Program Manager 1992-2014

AFH provider  2000 to 2016

Respite Care Provider (past)

Co-owner L.I.F.E. Academy, LLC  2014 to present

DLS trainer and Supportive Home Care provider with L.I.F.E. Academy, LLC  2014 to present

Group Home Support Staff prior to 1992.

About us and our Staff

Joanne Smits


Bachelors of Social Work-UW Milwaukee

Master’s in Social Work-APSW Licensed-UW Milwaukee.


20+ years working experience with individuals with disabilities.

9 years’ experience as a case manager for special needs foster care.

One year experience at Day Treatment Programming specializing in working with at risk youth/teens.

4 years’ experience direct service/case management with at risk youth and their families. (Community Outreach and Rehab Work)

Co-Owner of L.I.F.E. Academy, LLC beginning in 2014.

Supportive Home Care and Daily Living Skills direct service with L.I.F.E. Academy, LLC

Cami Selissen-Sommers


High School Diploma

Early Childhood Certification

Day care Certification and education Through NWTC (Expired Presently)

Coursework in Human Development at NWTC

Many trainings in the areas of Nutrition and food handling, managing personal finance, and health and wellness.


Day Care Operator/Owner 3 years

Supportive Home Care Worker for 8 years

L.I.F.E. Academy, LLC Support Lead starting in 2015

L.I.F.E. Academy, LLC Rehab Specialist starting in 2016