Provider Relations


About Us

Licking County is fortunate to have agency and independent providers willing to 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) 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.

Independent providers gain certification to provide support as contractors directly with the Ohio Department of Developmental Disabilities. They meet on the last Monday of most months. One hour of the meeting consists of a training topic important to independent providers. Attending all eight sessions in a calendar year satisfies the DODD requirement of 8 hours of annual training. Click here to see a schedule of independent provider, in-person trainings offered for free as well as other training options available to providers. To learn more about becoming a DODD certified independent provider, click here.

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 and fields questions about the Provider Relations Team

David McManus, Provider Support Coordinator– Technical assistance for agency providers, help with ImagineIS and support for Self-Advocacy groups

Teresa Whipkey, Provider Support Coordinator– Oversees becoming an independent provider, transportation concerns and fields questions about rental housing availability

Resources For Our Providers