Darla Minamyer


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.

Dean Minamyer

Vice President

Dean started Minamyer Residential Care Services with his wife, Darla, in 2002. Prior to that, he worked for five years with a Fortune 500 company and for five years with a small software consulting firm. He is responsible for accounting and human resources for the company. He is enthusiastic about making Minamyer the best place to work in our field and providing the best services available to the individuals we serve and their parents/advocates.

Dean and Darla have two adult sons. One is a program specialist with Minamyer Residential Care Services, and the other is a student at the Ohio State University. Dean enjoys playing sports and cheering for his favorite teams.

“Go Buckeyes!”

Jennifer Galloway

Director of Behavior Supports

Jennifer has been in the developmental disabilities field for nearly twenty three years. With a start in direct care, she has worked in a variety of positions over the years, including as a Franklin County service coordinator and a senior behavior specialist at the Nisonger Center. Jennifer is a board-certified behavior analyst and currently uses her behavioral expertise to assist individuals through Minamyer Residential Care Services who struggle with behavioral concerns. Jennifer's favorite part of her job is the fact that she gets many opportunities to have face-to-face time with clients.

“She fell in love with this field when volunteering in a special needs classroom while in high school, and she has never stopped striving to improve the lives of the individuals we serve.”

When not working, you might find Jennifer spending time with her family and pets.

Crystal Weaver

Program Specialist

Crystal has worked with Minamyer Residential Care Services since 2003. She worked her way up from direct care professional, to home manager and finally to program specialist. Crystal was drawn to this field because she has always been known to help people and is an excellent problem solver.

“I love the feeling I get when I’m able to see an individual through an especially rough time, and I like to watch them progress into a stable, healthy routine with the help of their treatment team.”

When Crystal isn’t at work, she enjoys spending time with her family and pets, reading, going to the movies and catching up on TV shows.

Sue Isele

Social Worker

Susan has been with Minamyer Residential Care Services for over three years. She has a B.S. in Behavioral and Social Sciences from the University of Maryland in Europe. Her professional experience includes volunteering for Army Community Service in Germany, where she did outreach to military spouses, as well as serving as a New Jersey child abuse investigator, a mental health counselor in an inpatient psychiatric facility in Wisconsin and an outpatient counselor at a New Jersey day facility for dually diagnosed individuals.

“Disabled individuals have many struggles and not every day is easy, but they see the simple things that we often overlook in our busy lives. Disabled people bring out the good in other people. We need them in our world.”

She has had the privilege of raising three boys, and she also serves as chair to many fundraising organizations through the PTO and athletic booster.

Andrew Minamyer

Program Specialist

Andrew has worked in the field for seven years, beginning as a direct care professional and working currently as a program specialist. Andrew was exposed to this field by his mother, who encouraged him after earning his high school diploma to try out the field for himself. That led Andrew to Baldwin-Wallace University, where he earned a degree in psychology and health care management, which helped him advance his career in developmental disabilities. What Andrew enjoys most about his job are the relationships he gets to establish with consumers and their families.

“I care about helping my clients find happiness and firmly believe that the nice people I’ve had the pleasure of working with deserve a strong advocate.”

Outside of work, Andrew enjoys going to the movies with his wife. It’s likely that you will find them in line the night a movie is released with loads of excitement. They also enjoy throwing game night at their home with friends and family.

Cinnamon Edgerton

Program Specialist

Cinnamon has over twenty years of experience working with individuals with developmental disabilities. Thirteen of those years have been spent working closely with Darla Minamyer at Minamyer Residential Care Services. She enjoys working with people who have varied diagnoses but has found her strength is working with individuals born with Prader Willi syndrome.

“It has been a pleasure and an honor to be able to watch the individuals served by Minamyer Residential Care Services grow in areas of independence and personal relationships, as well as have a quality of life like anyone else.”

Cinnamon has two children, Kaleb and Ella, who are both interested in music. In her spare time, she attends band contests and jazz competitions with her children.

Rick Crew

Program Specialist

Rick never imagined working in this field as a career, however, he’s been working with individuals with developmental disabilities for ten years. This journey has been personal for him, as his sister has Down Syndrome. This career hasn’t always been easy, but Rick finds it rewarding.

“Some days get tough, but when I go home each night, I feel good knowing something I did that day made a difference in a life and advocated for someone who couldn't.”

Steven Jones

Program Specialist

Seven years ago, Steven started working with children with mental health struggles. As a direct care professional, he used routine, structure and consistency to blaze a path for change and innovation when possible. Now, he has the privilege of teaching the direct care professionals at Minamyer the same ways of working with individuals.

“I was lucky to have found Minamyer Residential Care Services. I enjoy the program specialist role because it challenges me in different ways every day, and it continually allows me to collaborate with teams to help others.”

Stacy Grogan

Administrative Support Professional

A native of the Buckeye state, Stacy joined the team at Minamyer Residential Care Services in 2011, after a nineteen year career in marketing and sales at private country clubs in five different states. The career change blessed her with the opportunity to provide operational and administrative support to staff and consumers, while balancing her personal life.

"My favorite part of my job is visiting with the consumers, planning special events, creating the newsletter and conducting the CPR/First Aid/AED certification classes.”

When not working, Stacy enjoys cooking, traveling, live music and attending her boys’ sporting events. Stacy has two boys, Nicolas and Alexander, and her husband, Michael, serves as Captain on the USNS Carl Brashear.