Scioto County Developmental Disabilities has promoted Erica Culver to the position of Lead Developmental Specialist.
Culver has been employed in the DD field since college and joined Scioto County DD as a developmental specialist in 2019. Developmental specialists work with referred infants and toddlers along with their families. They connect families with therapies, various services and assist with developing and implementing an individualized family services plan.
“In college I got a job working with adults with disabilities and I fell in love with the individuals, so I changed my degree in college to continue to work in the DD field,” Culver said. “Working at Scioto DD has been absolutely amazing. We have the most collaborative team serving young children, and we get to be the difference in tomorrow’s future leaders.”
In her new role as Lead Developmental Specialist, Culver will continue working with individuals one-on-one, but will have the added leadership responsibility of helping train and mentor the DD’s staff of developmental specialists.
Catie Metzler, Director of Early Childhood Programs said Culver was an easy choice for the job.
“She’s great at helping support the staff, but an added strength is that when she’s presented with a problem, she is really good about coming up with positive solutions,” she said. “Erica is a phenomenal mother and you can see that in her compassion for the youth and caregivers she works with.”
As Culver prepares for this new job, she said she is looking forward to helping mentor new staff.
“I want to be open-minded and help people feel comfortable coming to me,” Culver said.
For more information about the programs and services at Scioto County Developmental Disabilities, call 740-353-0636 or visit online at www.sciotocountydd.org, and like and follow them on Facebook and TikTok.