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Our Staff

The work that we are doing is our job;
The work that we are doing is also someone’s life.
— Our Philosophy

Do you share our philosophy of person-centered service? Join our team!
Great pay, the opportunity for advancement, and excellent benefits!
Now accepting apps for:
**DSP (Direct Support Professionals) (click to apply)

LaDella Thomas<br><em>Executive Director</em>
LaDella Thomas
Executive Director

3 Things About Me…
1. I worked on the campaign to get the ballot initiative passed in 2016 to fund services for people in Stone County who have developmental disabilities.
2. I have twin teenage boys, 3 dogs and a husband of 25+ years that I spend all of my non-working time hanging out with.
3. I’ve dedicated the past 15 years of my career working on the non-profit and governmental sectors. Community is everything to me and my family.

Teresa Wappel<br><em>Director of Day Services</em>
Teresa Wappel
Director of Day Services

3 Things About Me…
1. I grew up coming to Stone County on the weekends/ summers and 7 years ago relocated here to be close to my parents.
2. I have dedicated the last 20+ years working in this field and am very excited to be a part of the Stone County community and the growth of the new programs.
3. I have three grown children, two very spoiled chihuahuas and a new puppy.

Craig Pollard<br><em>Director of Residential Services</em>
Craig Pollard
Director of Residential Services

3 Things About Me…
Coming soon!

Mindy Zickefoose<br><em>Assistant Director of Day Services</em>
Mindy Zickefoose
Assistant Director of Day Services

3 Things About Me…
Coming soon!

Lora Mather<br><em>Administrative Assistant</em>
Lora Mather
Administrative Assistant

3 Things About Me…
1. Four years ago, I returned to Stone County to take care of my parents. I had spent 18 years in St. Louis Missouri in local government and searched for a job that would use my talent for detail while giving back to this community.
2. In February 2019, I found the perfect fit in my role as an administrative assistant with SCDDB.
3. I love the people and the easy-going lifestyle of Stone County because they give from their hearts with their time and talents.