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.

Guiding Principles

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

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

  • 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.

  • 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.

  • 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.

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

    We are here to help you!


    Nancy Richards

    Executive Director

    Amy Lash

    Director of Fiscal Operations

    Stephanie Shank

    Director of Program Operations

    Beth Schanke

    Director of Human Resources

    Ashley Auger

    Administrative Assistant

    Michelle Chevalier

    Provider Support Specialist

    Nicole Powell

    Lead Investigative Agent
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    Kristy Schweingruber

    Manager of Program Operations
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    Chris Villarreal

    Investigative Agent

    Rachael Benson

    Provider Relations Specialist

    Stacy Adams

    Quality Assurance Registered Nurse Coordinator
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    Jolene Knickel

    Quality Assurance Registered Nurse Coordinator
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    Stephanie Bondra

    Manager of Children Services

    Renee Miles

    Quality Assurance Registered Nurse Coordinator
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    Kristine Clouse

    Quality Assurance Registered Nurse Coordinator

    Mya Brough

    Individual Resource Specialist
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    Kathy Cochran

    Play Project Consultant

    Kelly Hufford

    Special Olympics Coordinator for Crawford and Morrow Counties

    Paula Washek

    Benefits and Support Specialist

    Donna Palazzo

    Services Specialist

    Tracey Schalk

    Services Specialist

    Andy Swaisgood

    Customer Care Coordinator
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    Gina Stewart

    Public Relations and Recruitment Specialist
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    Tanai Lyles

    Training and Development Coordinator
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    Clarissa Wolfhope

    Housing Manager
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    Karen Shaw

    HR and Fiscal Assistant