To date, Darla has enjoyed twenty six years of working in the developmental disabilities field in a variety of roles, from direct care professional to administration positions. She states the most enjoyable part of the job continues to be spending direct contact time with consumers and their support persons. She is passionate about providing quality care and resources to her consumers and is always trying to find ways to motivate treatment teams to advocate, monitor and ensure services are meeting the needs of those receiving care.
“Getting the privilege to witness consumers progress and grow, even baby steps at a time, is very rewarding!”
When not at work, you may see Darla riding her bike from Dublin to Scioto Mile C-Bus, strolling through the Short North admiring artists’ work or volunteering at various local non- profit organizations that support those with special needs. Darla and her husband Dean have lived in Columbus for over 20 years. They have two adult sons and one daughter-in-law, as well as two dogs and two cats.