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Thank you!

Thank you to Premiere Women’s Health, Jividen Photography, and everyone who took part in the Photogenic Baby Contest this year. We raised $1,300 for the Pioneer Center! Thank you all for your continued support.



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Back to School Night 2014


SSA Department Sees Change, Addition to Staff

We are pleased to announce the latest additions to our Pioneer Center Service and Support Administration (SSA) dream team!

Kim Sexton has joined the Pioneer Center family as a Service and Support Administrator (SSA) and began work on July 7.  Kim is a 2002 Graduate of Ohio University, earning a Bachelor’s Degree in Human and Consumer Sciences.  Kim has over 10 years’ experience in working with children and families and has dedicated her career to serving people with developmental disabilities. She has received specialized training in the areas of service coordination, crisis intervention, conflict resolution, leadership and strategic planning. Kim has a nurturing, professional presence that will be well received by our Ross County families and we are happy to have her as a part of our team and look forward to collaborating with her on upcoming projects in our department. Kim can be reached at 740-775-7044, or by email at kjsexton@rossdd.org



We also have a former SSA taking on a new role. Abby Park will begin a new position in the Pioneer SSA Department in July serving the role of Intake Coordinator for our new adults and families entering into our services. Abby graduated from Wright State University in 2008 earning a bachelor’s degree in Rehabilitation Services.  Abby has been working as a full-time SSA for Pioneer since 2011 and has over six years’ experience and has made significant changes in the lives of the people she serves. Abby’s strengths include care planning, organization, public relations, along with a sincere genuineness in her approach with families. Abby has already proven herself as one of our team’s strongest assets and we are happy to support her in her new position. If you have any questions regarding Pioneer services, how eligibility is determined, or how to make a referral please feel free to contact her at 740-775-7044 Ext. 212 or you can email her directly at apark@rossdd.org.

Abby Park


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