Meet the Staff

Athens County Office

Full Staff List

Darla Merola

Performance Improvement Officer, Privacy Officer, Client Rights Officer, BS, LCDC III

Primary Location - Gallia County

Secondary Locations - Athens County, Hocking County, Jackson County, Meigs County & Vinton County

 

I graduated from the University of Rio Grande and currently hold a Bachelor's Degree in Behavioral and Social Sciences.  My area of concentration was in Psychology, Sociology and Political Science.  I am a Licensed Chemical Dependency Counselor III with the state of Ohio (LCDC III).  I have worked with TASC of Southeast Ohio for the past ten years and began as a Counselor / Case Manager and currently am the Administrative Performance Improvement Officer.

(740) 446-6471

Cell (740) 794-0119

dmerolatasc@yahoo.com

dmerola@tascofsoutheastohio.org

Debra Estes

​Counselor, Case Manager, CDCA

Chemical Dependency Counselor Assistant

(740) 594-2276

destes@tascofsoutheastohio.org

Dennis Johnson

Administrative Community Liaison, LICDC-CS

Primary Location - Gallia County

Secondary Locations - Athens County, Hocking County, Jackson County, Meigs County & Vinton County

(740) 446-6471

monet727@yahoo.com

Kelly Gallagan

Peer Recovery Supervisor, Trainer, AA, LCDCII

Primary Location - Hocking County

Secondary Locations - Athens County, Gallia County, Jackson County, Meigs County & Vinton County

Kelly graduated from Hocking College with an Associates of Applied Science in Human Services and Corrections.  She is a Licensed Chemical Dependency Counselor II and has been employed with TASC of Southeast Ohio since October 15, 2001.  For 16 years, Kelly has served as a Chemical Dependency Counselor in Hocking County for Juvenile Drug Court, Vivitrol Drug Court and Felony Drug Court.  At Present, Kelly serves as Peer Recovery Support Supervisor / Trainer. 

(740) 380-1714

kellygallagan@yahoo.com

Ruth Tarter

Clinical Director, MA, LPCC-CS, LICDC-S

Primary Location - Athens County

Secondary Locations - Gallia County, Hocking County, Jackson County, Meigs County & Vinton County

(740) 594-2276

rtarter@tascofsoutheastohio.org

Shawn Drescher

Counselor, Case Manager, BS, LCDC III

Licensed Chemical Dependency Counselor III and works with Athens/Hocking Valley Community Residential Center (HVCRC).

(740) 753-4400 

riggleshawn@yahoo.com

Stephen K. Thomas

Chief Executive Officer, BS, CCJS, LICDC-CS

Primary Location - Gallia County

Secondary Locations - Athens County, Hocking County, Jackson County, Meigs County & Vinton County

(740) 446-6471

thomas2035@sbcglobal.net

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Gallia County Office

 

Amanda Smith

Claims Specialist

(740) 441-2924

asmith@tascofsoutheastohio.org

Anthony Syrus

Peer Recovery Support

Gallia County, Jackson County, Meigs County

Gallia - (740) 446-6471

Jackson - (740) 286-2918

Meigs - (740) 992-3965

asyrus@tascofsouthestohio.org

Brittany Franklin

Counselor, Case Manager, LCDC III

Licensed Chemical Dependency Counselor III

(740) 441-2927

bfranklintasc@yahoo.com

Carrie Burris

Administrative Assistant

(740) 441-2924

cburristasc@yahoo.com

Carrie Coblentz

Administrative Assistant

(740) 446-6471

coblentzcarrie@gmail.com

Darla Merola

Performance Improvement Officer, Privacy Officer, Client Rights Officer, BS, LCDC III

Primary Location - Gallia County

Secondary Locations - Athens County, Hocking County, Jackson County, Meigs County & Vinton County

 

I graduated from the University of Rio Grande and currently hold a Bachelor's Degree in Behavioral and Social Sciences.  My area of concentration was in Psychology, Sociology and Political Science.  I am a Licensed Chemical Dependency Counselor III with the state of Ohio (LCDC III).  I have worked with TASC of Southeast Ohio for the past ten years and began as a Counselor / Case Manager and currently am the Administrative Performance Improvement Officer.

(740) 446-6471

Cell (740) 794-0119

dmerolatasc@yahoo.com

dmerola@tascofsoutheastohio.org

Dennis Johnson

Administrative Community Liaison, LICDC-CS

Primary Location - Gallia County

Secondary Locations - Athens County, Hocking County, Jackson County, Meigs County & Vinton County

(740) 446-6471

monet727@yahoo.com

Jack Marchant

Counselor, Case Manager, CDCA

Chemical Dependency Counselor Assistant

(740) 441-2925

jmarchant@tascofsoutheastohio.org