Board Info

At the end of each day, the Erie County Board of Developmental Disabilities has a simple mission: We exist to enhance the lives of individuals with developmental disabilities.

The service we provide takes many forms. It ranges from early intervention, which can begin the day a child comes home from the hospital, to our seniors. The services we provide are throughout the life span.

Once upon a time, the Erie County Board of Developmental Disabilities was known for its school and its sheltered workshop. Today, children are being mainstreamed into public schools and adults are working in the community, or receiving adult day supports through a provider of their choice.

We have made great strides in enhancing the quality of life for individuals. Our supports are unique and the approach is different from other county Boards of D.D. This website was designed to help guide you through the services provided by the Erie County Board of Developmental Disabilities. It is our hope that you find them helpful.

Board Members

Board President - David Stuck

Vice President - Eric Kibler

Secretary - Stacie Schmid


Board Member - Howard Collins

Board Member - Don Sieg

Board Member - Jude Theibert

Board Member - Bob Wright

“The family is the foundation of our services. We create positive outcomes for both children and families.”
Tara Kamann
EI Specialist

“Our goal is to see individuals live, work and become a vital part of the fabric of the community.”
Sharon Travis
Director of Individual and Family Supports

Management Team

Carrie BeierSuperintendent
Carrie is a graduate of Bowling Green State University where she earned a bachelor’s degree in family and child development and the University of Toledo, where she earned a master’s degree in education with a specialization in early intervention. She lives in Fremont with her husband and two children.
Rachel MaloneDirector of Business Services
Rachel is a graduate of Wittenberg University where she earned a bachelor’s degree in psychology and East Carolina University where she earned a master’s degree in business. She worked with individuals with developmental disabilities for 5 years while in California before relocating to the area. She served as the Human Resources Coordinator before moving into her current position. She resides in Sandusky.
Jennifer KinneyDirector of Children’s Options & Community Supports
Jennifer has been employed by the Board since 2009. She initially served as a Help Me Grow Service Coordinator before moving into her current position as the Director of Children’s Options & Community Supports. Jennifer graduated from Kent State University where she earned a Bachelor’s degree in Human Development and Family Studies. She currently resides in Vermilion with her husband and two children.
Sharon TravisDirector of Individual and Family Supports
Sharon has served individuals and families as a Habilitation Specialist and a case manager in Delaware County from 1993-2001. She worked for the Ohio Department of Developmental Disabilities for five years before coming to Erie County DD in 2005. She is a graduate of Wright State University where she earned a bachelor’s degree in rehabilitation Sharon, who has a sibling with a developmental disability, resides in Plymouth with her husband.
Michelle KelleyExecutive Administrative Coordinator
Michelle joined the Erie County Board of DD in 2016. She earned her Associates Degree in Business Administration from Terra Community College and has over 15 years of office administrative experience. Michelle resides in Castalia with her husband and two sons.
Kevin FerbackFacilities Manager
Kevin Ferback has worked for Erie County DD for 20 years. He began as a part-time maintenance employee in 1991, became full time in 1992 and was promoted to Facility Manager in 1998. Kevin served six years in the Unites States Navy onboard the USS California in Alameda, Calif. He resides in Sandusky with his wife and children.
Becki WalterChildren's Options Manager
Becki served families as a Help Me Grow Service Coordinator for 15 years before moving into her current position at the Erie County Board of DD in 2016. She earned a bachelor’s degree in Human Development and Family Studies from Kent State University and currently resides in Sheffield Lake.
Felicia ZendejasService and Support Administration (SSA) Manager
Felicia joined the Board in 2010 as a Service and Support Administrator (SSA). Felicia graduated from Bowling Green State University with a Bachelor Degree in Social Work and is a licensed Social Worker. She lives in Huron with her daughter.

“We have a staff that is singularly dedicated to improving the lives of the individuals we serve. These are special people.”

Carrie Beier

Superintendent

Eric WightmanSystems Manager
Eric Wightman has worked for Erie County DD for since 2002. He is a graduate of The Ohio State University, where he earned a bachelor of arts degree. Eric resides in Sandusky with his wife and two children.
Diane CorsoCommunity Supports Manager
Diane has been employed the Erie County Board of DD since 2002. She has served as a Service and Support Administrator as well as the Manager or Individual and Family Supports before moving into her current position. Diane is a graduate of The Ohio State University where she earned Bachelor’s degree in Child and Family Studies. Diane resides in Sandusky with her husband and two sons.
Megan EtzelManager of Individual & Family Supports
Megan was hired by the Board in 2008 as a Service and Support Administrator (SSA). Megan graduated from Temple University were she earned a bachelors degree in Psychology. She Currently resides in Oberlin with her husband and 2 children.

4405 Galloway Road, Sandusky, OH 44870
ph: 419-626-0208 fax: 419-621-3968
email: info@eriecbdd.org
After Hours Emergency Crisis Number: 419-626-1752

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