Meet the Staff

Athens County Office

Full Staff List

Beth Brooks

Counselor, Case Manager, CDCA

Chemical Dependency Counselor Assistant

(740) 596-9673

bbrooks@tascofsoutheastohio.org

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

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.  During that time, 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

Michael Visintainer

Counselor, Case Manager, CDCA

Chemical Dependency Counselor Assistant

(740) 594-2276

mvisintainer@tascofsoutheastohio.org

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

Shauna Springer

Internal Auditor, MA, LICDC

(740) 594-2276

sspringertasc@yahoo.com

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

 
 

Alicia Simpkins

Chief Financial Officer, BA

(740) 446-6471

fiscal@tascofsoutheastohio.org

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

Chris Steele

Administrative Assistant, BA

(740) 446-6471

csteele@tascofsoutheastohio.org

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

Jessica Lloyd

Counselor, Case Manager, BA, CDCA

Jessica has a bachelor’s degrees in Criminal Justice with a Minor in Psychology and Economics from Marshall University.

(740) 446-6471

jlloyd@tascofsoutheastohio.org

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.  During that time, 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

Kelsey Kerr

Marketing Specialist

Kelsey has been involved with several non-profit organizations to support their marketing needs. Kelsey uses her knowledge and experience with website development and marketing to help TASC of Southeast Ohio grow and be accessible for everyone.

(740) 853-2370

kkerr@tascofsoutheastohio.org

Lori Williams

Counselor, Case Manager, CDCA

Chemical Dependency Counselor Assistant

(740) 441-2926

loriwilliamstasc@yahoo.com

Maria Hampton

Counselor, Case Manager, CDCA

Chemical Dependency Counselor Assistant

(740) 446-6471

mhampton@tascofsoutheastohio.org

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

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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Hocking County Office

 

Charlene Bruss

Counselor, Case Manager, AA, LCDC II

Licensed Chemical Dependency Counselor II

(740) 380-1714

cbrusstasc@yahoo.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

Dianne Martin

Counselor, Case Manager, AA, LCDCII

 

Associate's degree in Corrections and Human Services, Licensed Chemical Dependency Counselor II.

(740) 380-1714 Ext. 21

msdiannemartin@yahoo.com