• 1 Avalon Road
    Mount Vernon, Ohio 43050
  • 740.397.4733
  • 740.439.0666
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Meet our Board Members

David Couch

David Couch

Finance Committee Chair; Perry County Representative

Brenda Riffe

Brenda Riffe

Washington County Representative

Helen Ring

Helen Ring

Monroe County Representative

Kellie Brown

Kellie Brown

Muskingum County Representative

Mike Zinno

Mike Zinno

Finance Committee Member and Jefferson County Representative

Nate Kamban

Nate Kamban

Tuscarawas County Representative

Kevin Davis

Kevin Davis

Athens County Representative

Jill Squires

Jill Squires

Hocking County Representative

Meet our Team

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Kelly Wells

Kelly Wells

Project Manager Supervisor
 
kwells@meorc.com
 740-507-8238

Kelly Wells

Kelly Wells

Project Manager Supervisor
Office of Project Management & Innovation
 kwells@meorc.com
 740-507-8238

My desire is to inspire others to reach unexpected potential. I have been in the DD field for 18 years. During my 11 years at MEORC, I have supervised Eligibility and the Transitions Developmental Disability (TDD) Waiver.  I was a Learning Community, Person Centered Thinking Trainer and trained in LEAN. In addition, I have been certified by the Ohio Department of Developmental Disabilities to conduct Provider Compliance Reviews, as well as administer the (C)oedi, ODDP and AAI.  Other responsibilities include ensuring County Boards and Providers are in compliance with state of Ohio rules and regulations through accreditation readiness and Medicaid Waiver Reviews, as well as various provider and Service and Support Administration trainings.   I am a certified Service and Support Supervisor and received a Bachelor of Arts from The University of Akron in Business and Organizational Communications.  

Kurt Smolira

Kurt Smolira

Director of Investigative Services
 
ksmolira@meorc.com
 740-439-0666

Kurt Smolira

Kurt Smolira

Director of Investigative Services
Office of Investigative Services
 ksmolira@meorc.com
 740-439-0666

Lisa Keen

Lisa Keen

Fiscal Specialist
 
lkeen@meorc.com
 740-397-4733 ext. 116

Lisa Keen

Lisa Keen

Fiscal Specialist
Office of Business
 lkeen@meorc.com
 740-397-4733

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I’ve worked in the accounting field over 20 years; 5 years at MEORC.  I have been married to my husband, Mike, for 30 years.  We have a son, Gar, daughter-in law, Megan, daughter, Abby, and son-in law, Austin.  I am blessed with one granddaughter, Grace.  I enjoy attending sporting events, camping, working on our farm and spending time with family and friends.

Michele Seward

Michele Seward

Fiscal Specialist (Part Time)
 
mseward@meorc.com
 740-397-4733

Michele Seward

Michele Seward

Fiscal Specialist (Part Time)
Office of Business
 mseward@meorc.com
 740-397-4733

I've worked in the non-profit and public sector since I graduated from Indiana University in 2000, beginning my career with Ohio University’s Office of Development, where I also met Jason (an OU grad), and we were married in 2003.  I began my work in the DD field in 2007 at Muskingum County Board, spending four years as the Business Manager.  I have an MBA from Mt. Vernon Nazarene University.  Though I love numbers, a challenge, and supporting people; in March of 2014 my real love came to life when Jason and I welcomed our first son, Oliver.  In December 2015, we welcomed our second son, Jackson, and I made the tough (and easy, at the same time) decision to refocus and give up my career.  I love that beginning in May 2016, MEORC gave me the opportunity to do both.  I work (part-time) for MEORC, which gives me the chance to continue to help support people; while also focusing on my family and being a stay at home mom (the best and most rewarding, while toughest and challenging jobs I’ll ever have). 

Natalie Lupi

Natalie Lupi

Executive Director
 
nlupi@meorc.com
 740-504-9914

Natalie Lupi

Natalie Lupi

Executive Director

 nlupi@meorc.com
 740-504-9914

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I am the Executive Director of the Mid East Ohio Regional Council of Government (MEORC) and have over 30+ years of leadership and direct services experience in the human services field with an emphasis in developmental disabilities. I served as a Superintendent / Chief Executive Officer (CEO) of multiple county board of developmental disabilities in Ohio for over 22 years and also held numerous leadership positions in both the county board of developmental disabilities and public school systems (Superintendent, Assistant Superintendent, Early Intervention Supervisor, Public School Special Services Director & Principal, Preschool teacher and special education teacher).

Nathan Mutschelknaus

Nathan Mutschelknaus

Project Manager Supervisor
 
nmutschelknaus@meorc.com
 740-398-8748

Nathan Mutschelknaus

Nathan Mutschelknaus

Project Manager Supervisor
Office of Project Management & Innovation
 nmutschelknaus@meorc.com
 740-398-8748

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My mom began working in the field as a licensed social worker long before I was born. You could say I grew up in the field and I often joke about learning my first Medicaid rule when I was about 4 years old, at least that’s how I remember it anyway. I took my first job working for an agency provider on my 18th birthday. Since that time, I have spent the last 16 years working and experiencing aspects of every job you can imagine in our field. A lot of my expertise comes at the provider level and draws on those experiences. If you’ve ever taken a training with me, you may know I am quite the story teller. It seems that people learn best when you’re willing to share your experiences with them, rather than just talking at them. We have a 3 year old son named David who was named after my grandfather and 3 dogs. Some people know me as the guy with cool suspenders. Oh, and the answer is yes. Yes, people snap them – randomly. Sometimes even strangers can’t resist. One thing you might not know about me is that I am a musician and have tried my hand at acting. I worked in haunted houses at both Cedar Point and Geauga Lake. There was also a film I was in where I got to act (and use the green screen) in a Cleveland movie studio. 

Pennie Chappell

Pennie Chappell

Provider Network Coordinator
 
pchappell@meorc.com
 740-501-0553

Pennie Chappell

Pennie Chappell

Provider Network Coordinator
Office of Project Management & Innovation
 pchappell@meorc.com
 740-501-0553

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My passion for creating a community of support where all people feel value goes beyond my 15 years’ administrative experience with agency providers; it comes from a love for my son.  Guiding a system and community that will support him in having a self-directed life that allows him to contribute and belong is the inspiration behind everything I do.  When I am not supporting Provider’s and County Boards through the ImagiNetwork, you may find me practicing my shot on the range, searching for antique glassware, or serving coffee to members and guests at Lifepointe Church.

Sonya Janovich

Sonya Janovich

Investigative Agent, RN, BSN
 
sjanovich@meorc.com
 740-439-0666

Sonya Janovich

Sonya Janovich

Investigative Agent, RN, BSN
Office of Investigative Services
 sjanovich@meorc.com
 740-439-0666

Meet The Boards We Serve

Boards We Serve

Athens County Board of Developmental Disabilities

 801 West Union Street
Athens, OH 45701

 (740) 594-3539

Belmont County Board of Developmental Disabilities

 68401 Hammond Rd
St. Clairsville, OH 43950

 740-695-0407

Carroll County Board of Developmental Disabilities

 1182 Roswell Rd SW
Carrollton, OH 44615

 330-627-6555

Coshocton County Board of Developmental Disabilities

 646 Chestnut Street
Coshocton, OH 43812

 740-622-2674

Fairfield County Board of Developmental Disabilities

 795 College Ave
Lancaster, OH 43130

 740-652-7220

Guernsey County Board of Developmental Disabilities

 60770 Southgate Rd
Byesville, OH 43723

 740-439-4451

Holmes County Board of Developmental Disabilities

 8001 T.R. 574
Holmesville, OH 44633

 (330) 674-8045

Harrison County Board of Developmental Disabilities

 82480 Cadiz-Jewett Rd
Cadiz, OH 43907

 740-942-2158

Jefferson County Board of Developmental Disabilities

 256 John Scott Highway
Steubenville, OH 43952

 740 264-7176

Knox County Board of Developmental Disabilities

 11700 Upper Gilchrist Road
Mt. Vernon, OH 43050

 740-397-4656

Licking County Board of Developmental Disabilities

 116 N 22nd St
Newark, OH 43055

 740-349-6588

Monroe County Board of Developmental Disabilities

 47011 S.R. 26
Woodsfield, OH 43793

 740-472-1712

Morgan County Board of Developmental Disabilities

 900 S. Riverside Dr.
McConnelsville, OH 43756

 740-962-4200

Muskingum County Board of Developmental Disabilities

 1304 Newark Rd
Zanesville, OH 43701

 740-453-4829

Noble County Board of Developmental Disabilities

 46049 Marietta Road Suite 4
Caldwell, OH 43724

 740-732-7144

Perry County Board of Developmental Disabilities

 499 North State St.
New Lexington, OH 43764

 740-342-3542

Tuscarawas County Board of Developmental Disabilities

 610 Commercial Ave SW
New Philadelphia, OH 44663

 330-308-7173

Washington County Board of Developmental Disabilities

 1701 Colegate Dr
Marietta, OH 45750

 740-373-3781

Hocking County Board of DD

 1368 E Front Street
Logan, OH 43138

 (740) 385-6805