CLEARWATER COG

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WHO WE ARE

Clearwater Council of Governments

The Clearwater COG provides progressive and innovative services to County Boards, Providers, and to people with Developmental Disabilities and their families in Ohio.  The Clearwater COG is a government entity organized in 1996 in accordance with chapter 167 of the Ohio Revised Code, representing nine (9) County Boards of Developmental Disabilities.

Our Mission
The Clearwater Council of Governments is committed to collaborating with our partners to enhance people's lives one system, one community and one person at a time.
Our Vision
To have a system and culture that values and responds to the voices of all people.
Who We Are

Guiding Principles

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All people have dreams and aspirations. A commitment to helping people determine their dreams, and respecting those dreams, is essential.


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Everyone has the ability to contribute to their community in a meaningful way. Giving of ourselves establishes a sense of belonging.


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It is crucial to have a support network or circle of close friends and family to provide strength and assistance. Helping people develop and maintain relationships is an on-going process.

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If people have choice and control, they will purchase services in a way that will allow them to get what they need, pay only for what they get, make real investments, and spend money more efficiently.


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The role of the professional must change from working for the system to working for people. Professionals will be instrumental to linking people to supports, helping them create relationships, and help make dreams come true.

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Self-determination requires the attitude that nothing is impossible. "No" becomes "How can we do this?"




Who We Are

Meet Our Team

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Nancy Richards
Executive Director
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Amy Lash
Director of Fiscal Operations
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Stephanie Shank
Director of Program Operations
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Beth Schanke
Director of Human Resources
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Stephanie Bondra
Manager of Children’s Services
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Kristy Schweingruber
Manager of Program Operations
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Nicole Powell
Lead Investigative Agent
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Clarissa Wolfhope
Housing Manager
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Stacy Adams
Lead Quality Assurance Registered Nurse
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Ashley Auger
Administrative Assistant
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Rachael Benson
Provider Relations Specialist
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Mya Brough
Individual Resource Specialist
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Michelle Chevalier
Provider Support Specialist

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Kristine Clouse
Quality Assurance Registered Nurse Coordinator
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Kathy Cochran
Early Childhood Specialist/PLAY Project Consultant
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Kelly Hufford
Special Olympics Coordinator
for Crawford and Morrow Counties
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Jolene Knickel
Quality Assurance Registered Nurse Coordinator
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Tanai Lyles
Training and Development
Coordinator
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Renee Miles
Quality Assurance Registered Nurse Coordinator
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Donna Palazzo
Services Specialist

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Tracy Schalk
Services Specialist

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Karen Shaw
Fiscal/HR Assistant

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Gina Stewart
Public Relations and
Recruitment Specialist
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Andy Swaisgood
Customer Care Coordinator
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Chris Villarreal
Investigative Agent
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Paula Washek
Benefits and Support Specialist
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Tabitha Wilkens
SSA/Developmental Specialist
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Our Member Counties

The Clearwater Council of Governments is committed to collaborating with our partners to enhance people’s lives one system, one community and one person at a time.

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