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Licking County is fortunate to have agency and independent providers who support people with developmental disabilities. These partners provide direct support, so that people with developmental disabilities can achieve their best life. These providers have as many missions as the people they support have dreams.

  • Agency providers are organizations who have employees. They take turns hosting The Excellence Network (TEN) meetings where they gather monthly to learn about and discuss issues affecting provider agencies. To learn more about The Excellence Network (TEN), please click here. If you are interested in establishing a new provider agency with the Ohio Department of Developmental Disabilities (DODD), please click here to go to DODD’s web site.

Please click here to go to our Agency Provider page.

  • Independent providers gain certification to provide support as contractors directly with the Ohio Department of Developmental Disabilities. The support that Independents offer as Direct Support Professionals can make a world of difference in the life of a person with developmental disabilities. To learn more about becoming a DODD certified independent provider, click here to go to DODD’s website.

Please click here to go to our Independent Provider page.

 

Who We Are

You can contact our Provider Relations Team by calling 740-349-6588 or by clicking on a name below to access email

Angie Finck, Director of Provider Relations– Oversees goods/services contracting for the Licking County Board of DD, oversees Community Capital Assistance Housing and housing initiatives, facilitates projects related to provider support and community collaboration, and fields questions about the Provider Relations Team.

David McManus, Provider Support Coordinator– Provides technical assistance for agency providers, supports transportation efforts, assists with the Imagine Information System utilization, support for self-advocacy groups, and is the liaison for the Kiwanis Aktion Club of Licking County.

Teresa Whipkey, Provider Support Coordinator-Provides technical assistance to independent providers, assists with rental housing availability and assistance programs, facilitates the approval and completion of home modifications, provides initial and annual certification training, and provides DSPaths certification training.

Brandi Body, Provider Support Coordinator/DSP Eligibility Specialist– Coordinates the marketing for open Direct Support Professional (DSP) positions for participating agencies, completes the initial employment screening and high school diploma/GED verification of DSP applicants, facilitates the drug screening and background checks for DSP applicants and coordinates resources/supports to DSPs.

Resources for Job Seekers

If you are looking for a job at a local provider agency, please visit DSPOHIO.org for more information or to apply.