Meet our team


Regional Community Life Engagement Project Managers 

The Community Life Engagement Project Manager is an expansion of the Employment First team and their primary focus will be to ensure that individuals eligible for DD services in Ohio have as many opportunities as possible to work and thrive in their communities, through state-of-the-art planning and supports that focus on their talents, interests and skills.  A large portion of their time will be spent supporting the transformation of current adult day and employment supports away from facility-based toward a community-minded emphasis and practice. 

 

Main Responsibilities:

  • Expand regional strengths and innovative approaches and look for ways to sustain and share them.
  • Remove barriers to innovation and positive practices.
  • Ensure DODD integrates and coordinates work across regions.  
  • Assist in establishing unique goals for the region and working in partnership with stakeholders to achieve these goals.

 

WHY THIS CHANGE?

We understand each person is at a different place on their path to community employment and community engagement. There are times people don’t or won’t work: people retire, get sick, get fired, quit, have setbacks, and even times when the people supporting them just can’t figure out what kind of job they could do. We want to ensure services and supports are available during those times as well, to help people understand their options, discover ways to contribute, connect and participate meaningfully in their communities.

 

WHERE ARE THE REGIONS AND WHO ARE THE COMMUNITY LIFE ENGAGEMENT PROJECT MANAGERS?

A Community Life Engagement Project Manager has been designated for each of four Ohio regions.  See map below for an outline of each region and the name and contact information for each of the four Community Life Engagement Project Managers.

 

WHO CAN I CONTACT?

This team will be led by Stacy Collins. Should you have questions about the role and responsibilities of the Community Life Engagement Manager, please feel free to contact Stacy: stacy.collins@dodd.ohio.gov or 614-466-6612.

 

Kelly Schuck                                                  Britta Hough
Project Manager, NW Region                          Project Manager, NE Region
Kelly.Schuck@dodd.ohio.gov                          Britta.hough@dodd.ohio.gov
Office: (614) 867-8351                                     Office: (614) 813-3255

 

Keith Banner                                                  Tom Hess
Project Manager, SW Region                          Project Manager, SE Region
Keith.banner@dodd.ohio.gov                          Thomas.hess@dodd.ohio.gov
Office: 614-687-1563                                       Office: (614) 466-7480

 

Have questions? Email: employmentfirst@dodd.ohio.gov

CLE Regional Map