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Gregg Richards

Executive Director

Gregg has been at the ODC since 2009. His responsibilities include overall management of the ODC including client service, staff supervision and development, and compliance with applicable licensing and regulatory requirements. Gregg is originally from Washington, NJ, and received his Bachelor’s Degree in Elementary Education with a concentration in Special Education from East Stroudsburg University. Gregg has been involved in the developmental disabilities field since 1992 and has previously worked as a residential support professional, a special education teacher, a team leader in an adult day rehabilitation facility, and a crisis prevention and intervention instructor.

Gregg and his family live here in Lancaster. His wife, Jill, works for IU13. He also has one son and one daughter. Gregg enjoys playing music and is passionate about the N.Y. Yankees and the Pittsburgh Steelers.

Some fun facts about Gregg

His favorite local restaurant: American Bar & Grill
His favorite food: Scalloped potatoes (seriously, we’ve seen him consume gobs and gobs of the stuff…)
Who would play him in a movie about his life? Bruce Willis
His favorite author: Tom Robbins and Neil Gaiman

Contact Gregg: greggr@odcenter.org

Ken Mueller

Public Relations & Development Manager

Ken’s responsibility is to increase the visibility of ODC by developing and maintaining working relationships with businesses and organizing fundraisers and special events, grant writing, and being an advocate for the ODC & ODC Foundation. He started working at the ODC in October 2016.

Ken earned a bachelor’s degree in Broadcasting from Geneva College, and a Master’s Degree in Mass Communications from Penn State.  Ken has more than 35 years of experience in communications and marketing, much of it while working for nonprofits. Originally from the Philadelphia area, Ken is a fan of all Philly sports teams.

Some Fun Facts About Ken

Bucket list item: See a game in all major league ballparks
His favorite food: A German dish called sauerbraten
His favorite band: U2
Band/musician ashamed to admit he likes: Taylor Swift

Contact Ken: kenm@odcenter.org

Shelly Laity

Senior Program Specialist

Shelly’s responsibilities include the development and implementation of Individualized Service Plans; coordination of services for new and existing participants; facilitating the admissions process for new applicants and supervision and training of employees, as well as overseeing and supporting the progress of each participant’s long range vocational plans. She is also involved in the design and construction of adaptive equipment used at the Center.  Shelly went to Conestoga Valley H.S., and received her Bachelor’s degree in Psychology from Kutztown University.  She has been working in the developmental disabilities field since 2000. Shelly began working at ODC as a Program Supervisor in 2001. She was promoted to Program Specialist in 2007 and continued until June 2011, when she acquired her current position.   

Shelly’s hobbies and passions involve everything from animals and gardening to various artistic pursuits and reading.

Some Fun Facts About Shelly

Her favorite local restaurant: Funck’s in Leola
Her favorite vacation spot: Anywhere near the ocean.
Her favorite actor: Johnny Depp
Who would play her in a movie? Melissa McCarthy

Contact Shelly: shellyl@odcenter.org

Ashley Tshudy

Production Manager

Ashley’s primary responsibilities involve coordinating the production process at ODC. She does evaluations and follow up for potential jobs and is also responsible for maintaining a safe working environment. Employed by ODC since September 2010, Ashley has also held a position as a Program Supervisor. Prior to her employment, Ashley received an associate’s degree in Social Science from HACC York and Lancaster.

Ashley lives on a family farm in the area, and her biggest passion in life involves snow and a snowmobile. Everything else pales in comparison.

Some Fun Facts About Ashley

Her favorite food: Maine lobster and filet mignon.
Her pets: 2 English Springer Spaniels
Her favorite athlete: Tucker Hibbert (all part of that snowmobile thing, remember?)
Superpower she wishes she had: Control the weather (snow!!!!)

Contact Ashley: ashleyt@odcenter.org

Tammy Gibson

Office Manager

Tammy is the glue that keeps it all together here, and has been employed at the ODC since 2009. She’s in charge of anything and everything related to any money that goes in and out, bookkeeping, and making sure the left hand knows what the right hand is doing. Without her, we would just fall apart.

Tammy is a graduate of Manheim Central and the School of Hard Knocks. She has lived in Manheim her entire life and has two grown children and four adorable grandchildren. (Just ask her!) Tammy’s interests include ancient history and collecting books and magazines about Princess Diana.

Some Fun Facts About Tammy

Her favorite team: Pittsburgh Steelers
Her favorite local restaurant: Cat’s Meow.
Her favorite food: Tacos
Who would play her in a movie? Drew Barrymore or Kelly McGillis.
Her favorite band: Kings of Leon

Contact Tammy: TammyG@odcenter.org

Melissa Ressler

Career Counseling Manager 

Melissa has been employed at the ODC since 2010. Her responsibilities include developing pathways to competitive employment for participants by coordinating Pre-Employment Transition Services, overseeing Supported and Customized Employment services, and providing education and support to employers. She received her Bachelor’s degree in Therapeutic Recreation with a minor in Gerontology from Messiah College. Previous employment includes work as a Care Manager at the Philadelphia Corporation for Aging. 

Melissa and her husband, Kevin (Executive Director at Meals on Wheels Lancaster), and daughters Acacia and Iriana live in Lancaster City. Her passions in life include social justice, public transportation, and those pesky Oxford commas. (You’ll notice one of them was used in that sentence!)

Some Fun Facts About Melissa

Bucket list item: Hike Mount Kilimanjaro
Her favorite local restaurant: Awash Ethiopian
Band she’s afraid to admit she likes: NKOTB
Her favorite book: A Prayer for Owen Meany by John Irving
Pie or cake? “Pie, how is this even a question??”

Contact Melissa: melissar@odcenter.org

Jeremy Miller

Program Specialist

Jeremy has been working at the ODC since 2015, initially as a Mobile Work Crew Supervisor, but in 2017 was promoted to the position of Program Specialist, where he oversees the development and implementation of program services for our participants. He is originally from the Philly area, and obtained his B.S. in Psychology from Mansfield University.

His passions in life include anything to do with Notre Dame football, as well as just about everything related to Philadelphia sports. He also loves camping and fishing.

Some Fun Facts About Jeremy

His favorite local restaurant: V & S Sandwiches (for the cheese steaks)
His favorite TV Show: The Walking Dead
His favorite musician: Bob Marley
His favorite actors: Will Ferrell & Adam Sandler

Contact Jeremy: JeremyM@odcenter.org

Jeannie Garcia

Administrative Assistant

Jeannie is the glue that keeps the glue together, helping to keep everything operating smoothly at the ODC. Originally from Philly, Jeannie lives in the city of Lancaster with her three kids. She loves numbers, which is a good thing, because a lot of her day is spent doing data entry.

Some Fun Facts About Jeannie

Bucket list item: Go to London
Her favorite local restaurant: Her own house (can we get a reservation?)
Her favorite food: Meat
Superpower she wishes she had: “Well, my name is Jeannie, so I wish I could grant wishes!”
What did she want to be when she grew up? “A teacher. But then I had kids and I realized I didn’t like other people’s kids…”

Contact Jeannie: AdminAssist@odcenter.org

Daryl Strine

Mobile Work Crew Supervisor

Daryl came on board at the ODC in 2015, and is in charge of supervising our participants when they go out on Mobile Work Crew assignments. Prior to the ODC, he was a machinist and worked on nuclear reactors for the Navy as well as on parts for the aerospace program and NASA. The Mountville resident and his wife have 5 children between them, along with 12 grandchildren.

Daryl loves nothing more than working on his shop on various wood and metal projects. In fact, he’s so handy, we often call on him to take care of things here at the ODC that involve tools and fixing things.

Some Fun Facts About Daryl

His favorite local restaurant: Columbia Family Diner
His favorite bands: The Animals & Black Sabbath
His favorite Team: Denver Broncos
His favorite food: Pizza, any time of day!
Superpower he wishes he had: “To read my wife’s mind. She thinks I should be able to!” 

Good luck with that, Daryl…

Rosa Medina

Mailroom Supervisor

Rosa, who has been at the ODC since September, 2010, supervises our participants who work in the mailroom as they prepare and assemble a variety of large mailings for our clients. Rosa is originally from New York City and has a CNA degree from New York City College.

Rosa has 3 kids, a grandson, and a spoiled pit bull, Destiny, and her “better half” is a PRN. Rosa is passionate about life and anything & everything Disney.

Some Fun Facts About Rosa

Bucket list item: Bungee jumping at Niagara Falls (!!!)
Her favorite sports teams: Steelers and Yankees
Her favorite actor: Pauly Shore (no, really)
Her favorite food: Dumplings w/ cod fish (a Spanish dish)
Who would play her in a movie about herself? “Me!! Because I’m awesome.”

Contact Rosa: odcmailservice@odcenter.org

Jason Sokol

Program Supervisor

Jason has been a program supervisor at the ODC since 2014, and oversees one of our work areas. He helps to train our participants in their various jobs and keeps them moving forward. Jason is from Lancaster and just loves life in general. He also likes DJ’ing at parties when he has the time. 

Some Fun Facts About Jason

Bucket list item: Become a millionaire
His favorite local restaurants: Wasabi, Isaac’s, Taj Mahal
His favorite teams: Eagles and Phillies
His favorite actors: Peter Cushing, Vincent Price, Scarlett Johansson, Amy Adams, Kirsten Dunst

Kathy Wallace

Program Supervisor

Kathy has been a program supervisor at the ODC since April, 2016, and oversees our participants in one of our work areas. She trains the participants in their various jobs and keeps them on task and moving forward.

She is an LPN and is originally from Coatesville. She has three daughters, nine grandsons, and one granddaughter. She loves being outdoors, particularly motorcycle riding and boating.

Some Fun Facts About Kathy

Her favorite vacation spot: Outer Banks
Her favorite musician: Miranda Lambert
Who would play her in a movie? Sally Field
Bucket list item: Trip to Ireland

Phil Trimble

Warehouse Assistant

Phil is one of our participant success stories. He came to the ODC as a participant in 2010, and we hired him on as our full-time warehouse manager in 2016. Phil is responsible for anything related to keeping the warehouse operating, from taking deliveries to prepping items for shipping.

Phil is a graduate of McCaskey and lives in Manheim Township.

Some Fun Facts About Phil

His favorite local restaurant: Park City Diner
His favorite musician: Tupac
His favorite show: WWE Wrestling
Superpower he wishes he had: Long stretchy arms to reach things up high
Something that might surprise others about him: He likes to dress up nice some times.

Maria Boca

One on One Supervisor

Maria is one of our one-on-one supervisors, which means she spends her days working closely with just one of our participants. She is our furthest traveled employee as she is originally from Romania, “the country of vampires.” She began working at the ODC in 2012. She has a nursing certificate from HACC.

Maria has two sons and a dog, and is passionate about Russian literature and astrology.

Some Fun Facts About Maria

Her favorite vacation spot: The Black Sea in Romania
Her favorite bands: Pink Floyd, Queen, Led Zeppelin
Her favorite book: The Master and Margarita by Mikhail Bulgakov
Something that might surprise people about her: She used to play basketball and was the captain of her team and was quite good!

Jenn Hoffmeier

One on One Supervisor

Jenn has worked at the ODC since early 2017, but worked here for about 2 years previously. As a one on one supervisor, she spends her time working closely with just one of our participants.

Jenn is a graduate of Solanco and has a number of degrees including a culinary diploma. She has two daughters and loves spending time with them. She is also passionate about music and singing.

Some Fun Facts About Jenn

Bucket list item: Bungee jumping (but she’s too scared to try it)
Her favorite vacation spot: Wildwood, NJ
Her favorite musician: Mariah Carey (but the Backstreet Boys are one of her guilty pleasures)
Her favorite authors: J.K. Rowling and Edgar Allen Poe
Her favorite food: Spanish rice and beans, pasteles
Something that might surprise people about her: She has written songs and poetry

Tina Butler

One on One Supervisor

Tina is from Williamsport and has been working at the ODC since 2009. As a one on one supervisor, she works closely with just one of our participants to help them excel at their work.

Tina is a graduate of the Scranton School for the Deaf, and has three sons and a granddaughter. She loves to cook and do various types of crafts.

Some Fun Facts About Tina

Her favorite restaurants: Texas Roadhouse and Olive Garden
Her favorite vacation spot: Florida
Her favorite food: Salad
Superpower she wishes she had: The ability to read minds or know the future
Something people might not know about her: She loves to knit and also give food to the homeless.

Kera Bailey

Direct Support Staff

Kera is from Pottstown and began working at the ODC in September, 2017. As a direct support staff, she works closely with our participants while they are on the job, both off-site and on-site.

Kera is currently finishing up a degree in Early Education at Montgomery County Community College. She loves reading, watching crime shows on TV, and baking desserts. She also has a cat named Sam.

Some Fun Facts About Kera

Her favorite movie: Cloudy with a Chance of Meatballs
Her favorite vacation spot: Myrtle Beach
Her favorite food: Pizza
Superpower she wishes she had: Flying, so she could fly to an island.
Something people might not know about her: She has 6 brothers and 6 sisters, and is the middle child. 

2017 Board of Directors

Laura Gallagher

President

Harmon & Davies, P.C.

William Young

Vice President

Murray Securus

Tom Wobber

Treasureer, Finance Committee Chair

Bertz, Hess & Co., LLP

Terri Turner

Personnel Committee Chair

TLT HR Consulting, LLC

Tonia Witman

PR/Dev Committee Chair

Harmon & Davies, P.C.

Jennifer Douglas

Parent Group Representative

Gregg Richards

Executive Director

Occupational Development Center

Pat VonGehr

Auxiliary President

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