About
Perry County

“Doing the right things for the right reasons with the right people every single time to the best of our ability even when no one is looking.”

ALA Motto

ALA Facilitators encourage participants to live a life based on integrity, by challenging them to “Do the right things, for the right reasons, with the right people, every single time, to the best of their ability, even when no one is looking.” (ALA Motto) This motto supports the PCBDD philosophy of R.A.I.L.S.
(Responsibility, Accountability, Independence, Leadership, and Self-Sufficiency).

Meet Our Perry County Facilitators

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Kari Spring

ALA Coordinator

Kari Spring is the Academy for Leadership Abilities® Coordinator. She has been involved in various areas of the agency in her time with the County Board. Currently, she focuses her time on coordinating ALA services, working with our various community partners and helping with special events. Kari enjoys spending time with family, watching her son participate in various sporting events and activities, and her work with a local High School Music Program. She takes pride in being a part of a team that strives to positively impact their communities everyday through the work they do personally and professionally.

Jenna Ward

Behavioral Support Specialist

Jenna is a Behavior Support Specialist and ALA facilitator. She works with people to help them navigate and cope with different challenges in their lives. Jenna takes pride in building relationships with everyone she interacts with through her work at PCBDD. She believes that team work and collaboration will get the best results. Her favorite part about her job is helping people recognize their resiliency, overcome challenges, and find their happiness.

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Lora Harvey

Community Supports Facilitator

Lora Harvey is the Community Supports Coordinator at the Perry County Board of Developmental Disabilities. She facilitates ALA in many facets by working with middle schoolers, summer campers and with adult leadership programs (Pioneering Possibilities® our advocacy program). ALA to Lora is life changing because it challenges people to take a close look at their life; the good, and the bad so they can decide what they want their life to look like!

Amanda Allen

Employment Navigator

Amanda Allen is an Employment Navigator. She remains active in assisting individuals with the employment process, planning and supporting summer camp, and facilitating ALA sessions. Amanda takes pride in her passion for helping others and her belief in creating a kinder community.

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Ashley Wollenberg

Summer Camp Coordinator

Ashley Wollenberg is an Employment Navigator. Her role keeps her involved in many areas, including, Summer Camp Coordinator, Awareness Committee Member, ALA Facilitator, Curriculum Modulation Team, and Emerging Leaders Program. Ashley takes pride in the fact that she always tries her hardest. “If something is worth my time to do, I am going to put in 100% effort.”

Belinda Lee

ALA Facilitator

Belinda Lee is an Academy for Leadership Abilities Facilitator. She is actively involved with participants in the Perry County Job and Family Services: Job Search and CCMEP programs. She also supports Pioneering Possibilities® and assists in the ALA curriculum modulation. Belinda is proud to be part of a team of caring, selfless individuals, who want to see their community and its people grow and live enriched lives.
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Darlene Denny

School-Age Service & Support Administrator

Darlene Denny is the School-Age Service and Support Administrator (SSA). Her role keeps her active with many kids and their families, as well as being a member of the Rights Committee and Awareness Sub-Committee. Darlene personally takes pride in having a close family and her ability to help families through their rough times of understanding what may need done for their child, including the services they may need.

Jenny Keister

MUI Coordinator

Jenny is the go-to person for reporting Major Unusual Incidents (MUI’s), and Unusual Incidents (UI’s) in Perry County. She is active with ALA, Summer Camp, Pioneering Possibilities® and Providers. Jenny takes pride in helping to keep people safe and live their best possible life. On a personal note her family and close friends mean the world to her, and she especially enjoys being a Grammy.

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Lindsey Jago-Fouts

Community Education Coordinator

Lindsey Jago-Fouts is the Community Education Coordinator. Her work life largely includes planning agency events, coordinating projects, and facilitating other outreach efforts. Lindsey has specific interest and experience with disability awareness, branding, public relations, and communications. She continues to provide support to her peers through her knowledge of Microsoft Office 365. Lindsey enjoys keeping up with the latest design and technology trends, doing home renovations, being a #boymom, volunteering in the community, and learning about leadership.

Morgan Deavers

Community Supports Facilitator

Morgan Deavers is the Community Supports Facilitator for the Perry County Board of Developmental Disabilities. In this role, he serves as a facilitator to a variety of ALA Sites such as our local schools, our adult JFS programs and primarily at our Pioneering Possibilities Community Leadership Group. In addition to this, he also serves on the Human Rights, Health/Safety and The Perry County Coordinated Transportation Plan teams. Morgan loves to help wherever he is needed. Morgan explains, “All humans have a special purpose on this earth. I believe that my purpose at the Perry County Board of DD is to help others find their purpose, by empowering people to live with honesty and integrity, so they can live, the lives they want to live, and be the people they want to be.”

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Carrie Torka

Service & Support Administrator

Carrie Torka is a Service and Support Administrator Supervisor (SSA) at PCBDD. Her day to day activities involve working individuals determined eligible for county board services with service coordination and wavier supports. She also supports her fellow SSA’s with ongoing issues as they support the individuals on their caseloads. Carrie takes pride in being an honest person, and continually striving to better herself.

Cindy Aiello

Children’s Program Director

Cindy Aiello Is the Children’s Programs Director. Within the agency, she is involved in Early Intervention, Home visiting, Employment Navigation, Family Selected Supports, and Summer Camp. Cindy takes pride in working with great people who genuinely care about others and work with the community partners to make things happen.

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David Couch

Superintendent

David is one of the architects of the ALA program. His primary responsibility is administration and oversight of Board programs, but he enjoys facilitating when his schedule allows. He is proud of the ways others are developing ALA to challenge and develop leadership skills for people of all abilities.

Jessica Stroup

Administrative Supports Director

Jessica is involved in policy, quality assurance, strategic planning, process management and everything related to human resources. She enjoys learning new things and watching others learn and grow in the face of challenges. Jessica is amazed at the culture changes that have taken place at PCBDD that allow for more flexibility and growth. She prides herself on providing the resources and support for people to maximize their potential, and one way she does this is through facilitating ALA. She believes a healthy work/home life balance is key; her family is most important, but she also loves the relationships she builds at work.

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Shelly Lackey

Community Supports Director

Shelly is the Community Supports Director and works to connect the community and implement ALA. As a lifelong learner, Shelly is dedicated to helping add value to all people through teaching leadership, integrity, and personal growth skills. Shelly has been a key component in the evolution of ALA and in the program’s success. She facilitated ALA programs at Southern Local School District for four years, and she has learned to ‘Equip the Facilitators.’ She believes that ALA is a lifestyle and a life changer. It is living a life of integrity and challenging ourselves, and each other, to do the right things for the right reasons, with the right people, every single time, to the best of our abilities, even when no one is looking (ALA Motto). These principles become the center point for living a good and honest life.

Sue Schmitter-Motta

Community Supports Specialist

Sue is a member of the Community Supports Department and coordinates Respite Services for Perry County families. She also works with Morgan County to support the development of their respite program. She is an ALA Facilitator sub with some classroom experience. Sue is an LSW with 35 years’ experience learning from, growing with, and supporting people from all walks of life. She takes pride in being part of an amazing team whose mission drives everything they do.

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Vikki Waymire

Service & Support Administrator

Vikki Waymire is a Service and Support Administrator/Intake & Eligibility Specialist (SSA/IES), as well as being an ALA facilitator. She is the go-to person in Perry County if someone has questions about eligibility for County Board services. Vikki prides herself with her family, especially her 3 grandkids that she loves and adores.

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