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I am Brad Hess, CEO of Guernsey Industries. I have worked in the field of Developmental Disabilities for over 21 years. I enjoy seeing the excitement of each individual getting to do what they want to do every day. I love spending time with my family and I love watching the Ohio State Buckeyes.
Phone: 740-439-5017, ext. 6830
I am the Chief Operating Office of Guernsey Industries and have worked here for six years. I had no prior experience in this field, yet I fell in love with this place and the people on my very first day. I am a wife and a mother of two teenagers. We enjoy going to visit family in Myrtle Beach every year. I am passionate about my job and feel lucky to be around the people at Guernsey Industries.
I have worked at Guernsey Industries for almost five years. I worked three years as a Direct Service Specialist and two years as the Adult Services Secretary. I am married and have three children. I enjoy attending my kids sporting events, being outside, and spending time with my family.
Phil Hayes: I graduated from Ferris State University in 1977 with a bachelor’s degree in Health Services Management. I have spent the last 39 years working in the field of Developmental Disabilities. From 1978 to 1989, I worked at the Cambridge Developmental Center in various management positions. In 1990 I was hired by the Guernsey County Board of Developmental Disabilities as a Habilitation Specialist. I am responsible for coordinating all of the ISP’s for the individuals enrolled in the Adult Services Program. When I’m not working, I enjoy spending my time volunteering for Guernsey Special Olympics. In addition to assisting with aquatics, bowling, athletics/bocce, and golf, I have been the head basketball coach for the past three years – GO EAGLES!
Susie Mathia: A graduate of Kent State University, with a degree in accounting, I’ve been the bookkeeper for Guernsey Industries for over 18 years. I manage most of the financial aspects of the company, some of which include: invoicing, bill payment, payroll, and Medicaid billing. I’m the mother of two wonderful children (both married) and have two fantastic grandchildren. My home includes one extremely large black lab and a few cats. In what spare time I have, I love to knit, read, and bake cookies.
I have worked at Guernsey Industries for five years. They helped me obtain my Class B CDL so for the last three years I have been able to make truck deliveries. I worked in production during my first two years, I work on the pallet floor, and I am also one of the transportation drivers.
I have worked at Guernsey Industries for two years as a Direct Service Specialist. I am married, and I enjoy shopping and spending time with my family.
I am the Job Coach/Community Employment Coordinator at Guernsey Industries. I have been employed by the company for almost three years and love what I do. I am a 2004 graduate of The Ohio State University where I double majored in Psychology and Nursing. I enjoy spending time with my husband and three daughters. We are involved in several activities within the community and our church. When I’m not doing those things, I can almost always be found at home working in my garden.
I am a Habilitation Paraprofessional and have been employed at Guernsey County Board of Developmental Disabilities for over 32 years. Even though my responsibilities working in the Habilitation Department have changed over the years, I still enjoy every day I come to work. This has become my family away from home. I have a bachelor’s degree from Ohio University Zanesville, in Human Relations.
I have enjoyed my employment as a Direct Service Specialist at Guernsey Industries for the past two years. In my free time, I enjoy playing music and spending time with my family.
I have worked for the Guernsey County Board of Developmental Disabilities for 18 years as a Workshop Specialist. I am married, have two children, and two grandchildren. I enjoy spending time with my family, going to yard sales, and shopping for antiques. I am also a big fan of the Ohio State Buckeyes and Green Bay Packers fan.
Currently, I serve as the supervisor on the pallet floor of Guernsey Industries. I was the cook at the Golden Rule School for 18 years.
In 2017, I have reached 31 years of service with the Guernsey County Board of Developmental Disabilities. And I look forward to a few more! In 1986 I started working at Golden Rule School, as a classroom aide, with students from ages two to 22. In 1989, I was assigned to the workshop as a habilitation aide. My title became Workshop Specialist 1. After working in this area for 16 years, three years of college, and a degree, I earned the title of Workshop Specialist 2.
Over the years I have done many things and have been involved in helping those I serve to be more independent and all around better citizens. I consider this to be my home away from home and the people I work with to be my extended family.
I have been employed with the Guernsey County Board of Developmental Disabilities for 27 years working in the Habilitation Department and driving the bus.
I am the Production Manager at Guernsey Industries. I have worked for GI for just over two years but have been involved in this field, with my mom, for over 15 years. In my free time, I enjoy spending time with my family, my horses and my other pets.
I am a Direct Service Specialist and drive a shuttle route for Guernsey Industries. I have worked in this field since 2009. I am a 2007 graduate of Zane State College with two associate’s degrees, one in Police Science and one in Corrections. I enjoy spending time with my girlfriend, family, and friends. I am a huge Cleveland Indians and Ohio State Buckeyes fan.
A Certified Health, Adaptive Physical Education, and PE teacher with a BS in Education from UMass/Amherst; I hold an Adult Service and Delegated Nursing Certificate from ODD, First Aid, CPR and AED, and 21 credit hours in DD from Lorain CC and Cincinnati State. I am eligible for SSA certification and have 22 years of DD experience as an Activities Therapist, Therapeutic Program Worker, Recreation Coordinator, Local Special Olympics Coordinator, and Adult Service Worker II. I am a member of the Ohio Association of DD Professionals and Ohio Association of Health, Physical Education, Recreation & Dance.
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