Mandy McQueeney, CTRS

Director of Recreational Therapy

I started my profession in 2000 working at Larue Carter State Hospital with children and adults with severe Psychiatric Disorders before deciding to change my career path by accepting a position with Meaningful Day Services in 2002. This was a very different experience for me from the institutional setting I was use to, but it didn't take long for me to realize that I was meant to work with individuals with developmental disabilities. I particularly find it rewarding to work with individuals and their families in their natural settings. As the first Recreational Therapy provider, I had the unique opportunity to start and build the program. I am currently the Director of Recreational Therapy, and while I'm not working directly with my clients, I am providing supports to other therapists and oversight to the program. I currently reside in Greenwood with my husband, Kyle, son's Jackson and Carter, and dogs Buster and Melly.


  • Certified Therapeutic Recreation Specialist (CTRS) Since 2000
  • BS in Recreation; Option: Therapeutic Recreation, Indiana University, 2000
  • Minor: Psychology, Indiana University, 2000

  • American Therapeutic Recreation Association (ATRA)
  • Recreation Therapists of Indiana (RTI)
  • RTI Member-at-large 2002-2003, 2009-2011
  • RTI President Elect 2011-2012
  • RTI President 2012-2013

Most of my experience is working with individuals with psychiatric disorders and those on the Autism Spectrum. I am comfortable working with individuals that are non-verbal, have limited mobility, or those that have challenges associated with sensory issues. I typically use exercise, athletics, social games, and community integration as therapy interventions, although I'm willing to work with individuals to build on whatever interests they have. Part of what I do is simply help my client's find new interests and explore ways to adapt activities so that they can be successful.


  • Playing Cards
  • Boating
  • Gardening
  • Colt's Football
  • Art Fairs
  • Golf Driving Range
  • Photography
Mandy McQueeney, CTRS

Catchments:

  • Johnson County
  • Marion County
  • Morgan County