"I came to Summit DD by chance, but I’ve stayed because I am inspired every day by the amazing stories of families and individuals. I believe in the Agency mission, and I have the privilege of working with people who are committed to moving our mission forward. I’m passionate about both the opportunity and responsibility we have as an organization to use our resources in a way that gives all people in our community the chance to live their best life possible."
Executive Administrative Assistant
to the Superintendent
“I joined the Summit DD team in 1995. Since day one, I’ve been honored to work for an organization that provides vital services and supports to so many citizens and that is such a central part of the community. Getting to know the individuals and families we serve has been a privilege and a lot of fun! I really look forward to the future."
"Prior to joining Summit DD, for 19 years I had my own law practice and for the previous 6 years I was the elected Mayor of the City of Munroe Falls. At Summit DD, I am excited to be part of an organization that assists all people in achieving their goals. My wife Lisa and I are very proud of our soon to be 21-year-old daughter who is a junior at the College of the Holy Cross in Massachusetts, but who is currently studying at St. Andrew’s University in Scotland as part of HC’s study abroad program this school year."
Children and Adults
“Not a day goes by that I don’t feel honored to work for such a wonderful organization and with such amazing people. Not many can say they love what they do, but I can. Everyone should have a choice of where they want to live, work and what activities they want to participate in. I will continue to work hard to improve the quality of those choices for people with developmental disabilities.”
"I am proud to say I am part of the Summit DD team! My inspiration for joining Summit DD were the shared core values of the Agency. When I read that Summit DD's branding philosophy were inclusion and making meaningful connections, it resonated with me because it's something that is important to me, both professionally and personally. So, I knew it was an opportunity to leverage my insights and expertise to further Summit DD's mission."
Billie Jo David
"I feel honored to work for an organization that makes me want to be a better person. We have an amazing team that works tremendously hard to innovate services and supports because we believe in our Mission and are inspired by the stories of those we are here to serve. We have the privilege of making our community more inclusive for all, I have the best job in the world."
Information Technology, Records
“I joined Summit DD because I was drawn to the mission. Though I work behind the scenes, I try to make sure we keep improving technology to make it easier for those ‘on the front lines’ to do their jobs. I hope that we can continue to drive improvements in how people with disabilities interact with the world around them, be it in residential, educational, or employment settings.”
“Working in support of the Board’s mission is a privilege. I’ve enjoyed every day since joining Summit DD in 2003. I jumped at that chance because it represented an opportunity to continue to do what I love in support of an organization with the greatest of all charges—improve the lives of those we serve. By working together to achieve the Board’s mission, I believe we make our own community a better place to live for everyone.”
"Joining this team was by far the most rewarding career move I have ever made. The staff, as well as the leadership team, take the agency mission very seriously. I am proud to say I work at the Summit DD, but am more proud to say that I am a part of helping make a positive change in the lives of the individuals we serve. I hope that someday everyone can experience the joy of seeing these individuals succeed in their dreams and aspirations."
Community Supports and Development
“The ability to contribute to making Summit DD’s Mission and Vision a reality is an honor. Working alongside the individuals we serve, families, the community and team members that are passionate about what they do is what makes my job so rewarding. Every day I’m thankful for the opportunity to collaborate with others on creating a more inclusive community.”