Licking County is fortunate to have agency and independent providers who support people with developmental disabilities. These partners allow direct support professionals (also known as DSPs) to help people with developmental disabilities achieve their best lives.
These providers have as many missions as the people they support have dreams.
The Licking County Board of Developmental Disabilities has a Provider Support team, dedicated to supporting all direct support professionals, including agency and independent providers in Licking County.
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 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 Coordinator– Provides technical assistance for agency providers, supports transportation efforts, assists with the billing 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, recruits and supports the certification of home modification providers, serves as provider liaison for the multi-system youth in-home respite pilot, provides initial and annual certification training, and provides DSPaths certification training.
Brandi Body, DSP Eligibility Specialist Manager– 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.