Agency Providers

Photo of DSP with woman she supports.Agency providers are companies who hire direct support professionals (or DSPs).

There are more than 40 of these agencies that provide direct services to Licking County residents with developmental disabilities.

Individuals and families have the right to choose the provider agency that best meets their needs. A combination of local levy funds from LCBDD and state and federal dollars are used to pay for these services. Agency providers are certified through the Ohio Department of Developmental Disabilities (DODD). However, LCBDD also has a Provider Support team that is dedicated to supporting providers in Licking County.

If you are interested in establishing a new provider agency with the Ohio Department of Developmental Disabilities (DODD), click here to visit our Becoming a DODD Certified Agency Provider page.Photo of DSP golfing with someone he supports.

Support for agency providers:

LCBDD’s Provider Support department provides a variety of supports for agency providers.

LCBDD facilitates The Excellence Network (TEN) — a group of agency providers that meets monthly to allow members to learn about and discuss issues affecting their companies. If you would like to learn more about The Excellence Network (TEN), please click here.

As an additional way to support providers, the Provider Support team routinely sends e-mail newsletters with items of interest to providers, including rule updates, training opportunities, and more. If you would like to be added to the mailing list, please contact David McManus, Provider Support Coordinator.

If you would like to see past newsletters, please visit our Agency Provider newsletter archive by clicking here.

Who is part of the LCBDD Provider Support Team and how can I contact them?

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

Angie Finck Director of Provider and Transition SupportAngie Finck, Director of Provider and Transition Supports- Oversees goods/services contracting for the Licking County Board of DD, Community Capital Assistance Housing and housing initiatives, facilitates projects related to provider support and community collaboration, and fields questions about the Provider Support team. 

David McManus Provider Support CoordinatorDavid 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 CoordinatorTeresa 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 DSP Eligibility Consultant and Provider Support CoordinatorBrandi 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.

 

 

Additional resources:

If you would like to access the DODD Homepage to maintain your profile, access rules, compliance review info, billing explanations, and more then please click here.

If you would like to access FREE on-line trainings from DODD then please click here.

If you would like to access LOOP Ohio,Ohio’s virtual Community of Practice,  which is dedicated to promoting best practices in services for people with disabilities then please click here.

If you would like access to a UIR Form-General then please click here.

If you would like access to a UIR Log then please click here. 

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