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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 hiring for:
DSP (Direct Support Professional) – Day Services
DSP (Direct Support Professional)
– Residential Nights/Overnights/Weekends

Visit our Careers page 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 (both in college!), 3 dogs and a husband of 27 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.

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

3 Things About Me…
1. My family is most important to me. My husband and I have been married for 29 years and we have two children.
2. I am a dog lover. I have an Australian Shepherd who is 11 years old and two Sheepadoodles who are 7 years old.
3. I love the summer heat and humidity, and you will find me on the lake if I’m not working.

Macy Turner<br><em>Director of Residential Services</em>
Macy Turner
Director of Residential Services

3 Things About Me…
1. I have two Dobermans – Cass and Hiram. 
2. As a child, I wanted to be an English professor when I grew up. However, I was told by many that I was “an old soul” and found a passion for our older adult community when I was in college.
3. After spending some time in the assisted living setting, I found my true calling while working in the individualized supported living setting. I am so blessed to be a part of our staff and persons served lives.

Jill Ummel<br><em>Assistant Director of Day Services</em>
Jill Ummel
Assistant Director of Day Services

3 Things About Me…
1. My family is my everything!
2. I love golfing with my husband at Ledgestone Country Club.
3. I love baking, especially my cutout sugar cookies.

Craig Pollard<br><em>Community Coordinator/Trainer</em>
Craig Pollard
Community Coordinator/Trainer

3 Things About Me…
1. I love music, sports, and animals.
2. Life is at it’s best when I’m with my family and friends.
3. I care.

Jenn Spragg<br><em>Billing/QA Specialist</em>
Jenn Spragg
Billing/QA Specialist

3 Things About Me…
1. My family is my most important thing to me. I married my best friend in 2021 and we have the most amazing daughter who just turned 13! 
1. I live for warmer weather because that means floating the river or spending my weekends on the lake with our gigantic families. 
1. I love talking my husband into loading up the side by sides either to hit the sand dunes or even just a weekend adventure to a new forest for some new trail riding!

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

3 Things About Me…
1. A few 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.