Phipps to become SSA Director


PORTSMOUTH — Longtime employee of the Scioto County Board of Developmental Disabilities Chad Phipps has been chosen to fill the role of Director of Service and Support Administration (SSA) effective January 1, 2016. He will begin as Assistant Director in August and train with outgoing Director Donna Royse, who is retiring at the end of the year.

“I am looking forward to learning under Donna Royse and then assuming the role of SSA Director,” Phipps said. “Currently, there are many changes happening at the federal and state levels that will impact our organization. I am excited to work with the SSA staff, the individuals we serve, and their families and stakeholders to implement any requirements and changes in a way that furthers our mission and continues to point us in a ‘Person-Centered’ direction. “

“The Board and administration are all very pleased to have Chad Phipps moving into this leadership position within our agency,” said Scioto County Board of DD Superintendent Julie Monroe. “Chad has shown tremendous dedication and commitment in every position he has held over the past 14 years, and has a proven track record of promoting the Mission of the Scioto County Board of DD for the individuals we serve.”

Phipps has been with the Scioto County Board of DD since 2001. He has worked as an Independent Supported Living Provider, Primary Service Coordinator (now called SSA), Behavior Support Specialist, and his most recent role Adult Services Team leader. He holds a Bachelor’s of Arts degree in Psychology and a Master’s of Education-Intervention Specialist. Phipps is a graduate of Scioto Northwest High School and Shawnee State University, where he graduated with both his bachelor’s and master’s degrees.