ABOUT US

We provide dignity, respect, and quality services to individuals with intellectual disabilities.

From the beginning, we have always tried to adapt to the changing needs of the individuals we serve.

Anne Grady Services is a private, not-for-profit charitable organization that opened in March, 1982. Our mission has always been to enable individuals to experience lives of dignity and respect, by offering the highest quality care possible to individuals with intellectual disabilities.

We remain committed to the principle of normalization, which is aimed at allowing individuals to build meaningful lives by searching out and obtaining the optimal personal outcomes for their lives.

We are committed to fostering the self-worth and achievements of individuals, enhancing their personal freedom, treasuring their God-given dignity, and promoting their active participation in the Northwest Ohio community.

Accordingly, Anne Grady Services always endeavors to provide services in the most appropriate, least-restrictive settings possible, consistent with the personal development needs of those we serve.

Anne Grady Services…

...is committed to fostering the self-worth and achievement of individuals and to their active participation in the community.

...provides and promotes an environment that is free from abuse and neglect.

...will work with regulatory agencies in developing comprehensive plans for services to the individuals served.

...will endeavor to provide services in the most appropriate, least restrictive setting and which shall be consistent with individual development needs.

...is committed to the responsibility of developing public awareness in conjunction with other community service providers and providing education on issues relating to intellectual disabilities.

...is committed to and promotes the principles of normalization, which is the process for assisting individuals to obtain meaningful and valued outcomes in their lives.

...will constantly evaluate the quality of services provided through the use of internal and external measures as well as evaluate future needs and trends in order to provide innovative services.

...will assist individuals in obtaining the specific amount of support needed, all of which will empower individuals to succeed in achieving their desired outcomes.

Our Leadership

Executive Staff

Roger Fortener, Ph.D.

Executive Director

Steve King, CPA

Associate Executive Director

Shyam Suchak, PHR

Director of H.R. and Organizational Development

Danielle Stewart

Director of Support Services

Jackie Ellis, M.Ed.

Director of Day Program

Fran Nichols

Director of Supported Living

Scott Below, RN

Director of Health Services

Board Leadership

Thomas J. Gibney

President

Susan J. Christofel-Meyer

Vice President

David Sobczak

Treasurer

Stacy Smith

Secretary

Richard T. Torchia, M.D.

Past President

Board Members

Emmet C. Beavers, Jr.

 

Donald Flenner, Jr.

 

Stuart J. Goldberg

 

Robert T. Meeker, Jr.

 

James B. Platek, DDS

 

Byrne Stapleton

Featured Career Opportunity

Direct Support Professional

Provide services to children and adults with intellectual disabilities by assisting with daily living skills at our base facility in Holland, Ohio.

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