Who We Are

The Executive Team

Shellie White Witschger

Shellie is our CEO and Founder. She’s the one who began this whole thing on December 28, 2012. She has been in this field since 2005 from working private homecare with a few of our current clients to being a program assistant at UCP. Prior to that, she also gained valuable experience in Human Resources working for Phoenix Presentations, Inc. Her most rewarding experience came from being a stay at home mother to her daughter, Samantha. By starting the agency, she has been able to change many lives including her own and has become an inspiration to all. She owes some of her success to her amazing staff that she says are the cream of the crop. Shellie is also blessed to be part of the family of many of our friends who do not have a family of their own. Seeing their faces light up when they arrive to the program and see some of the caring staff is the highlight of her day and makes this job feel like home. When not at work, Shellie enjoys spending time gardening, reading, spending time with her grandchildren and by the pool surrounded by her family and friends. Her favorite quote is “Get to know someone by their abilities not their disabilities.”

Justice Wilhelm

Justice is our Vice President of Operations. She has a bachelor’s degree in Psychology from Northern Kentucky University. Justice has been in this field and a part of the A4L family since 2013. Growing up, she was immersed in this population as her aunt worked in the field. Her favorite thing was going to work with her aunt to hang out with all of the people at the day program. She spent countless hours beginning her passion at a very young age. In college, everything aligned and she accepted a job at a local summer camp for children with developmental disabilities. After falling in love all over again, she began to work in the day program and homes at Angels 4 Life. After graduation, she began working in the office. When not at work, Justice enjoys spending time with her husband and furbabies, crocheting and binge watching on Netflix and Hulu. She likes working for A4L because she found her family and true friends at this agency. She loves making a difference in their lives and all of the new experiences she has gained from working here. Her favorite quote is “Feed your dreams and starve your fears.”

Megan Colwell

Megan is the Director of our Adult Day Services. She has been with us for over 5 years. She’s been in this field her whole life beginning with her experience of attending Wildey school for preschool and kindergarten in their inclusive program. Her mom worked at Wildey for nearly 30 years which inspired her true passion and allowed her to grow in this field. Megan attended Morehead State University for Special Education Learning and Behavioral Disorders. She continued to volunteer throughout her life at Wildey until she began working there after college eventually moving on to the Genesis Center. She has experience working with high school age students with severe behavioral challenges and people with all types of disabilities. When not at work, Megan likes playing with her Cricut making beautiful cups and hanging out with her fiancé, daughter and family. Megan likes working for A4L because of the friends and her coworkers. Everyone has the same interests at heart. She loves how independent the friends are and how staff and Shellie help to advocate for them to live their best life. There is so much passion and care here. Megan’s favorite quote is “Never let the fear of striking out keep you from playing the game!”

Emily Cole

Emily is our Director of Residential Services. She has over 11 years of experience and started with Angels in 2016. She was inspired to change careers from working in a daycare when she began helping her grandmother after she had a stroke. Emily began her experience working in a local group home and later began working for the Clermont County Board of DD. She has the most experience working for individuals with behavioral challenges. When not at work, she hanging out with friends, playing cards, reading and listening to music. When she can, she spends time with her mother in North Carolina. Emily enjoys working for Angels because it is more than just a job. She truly cares for our friends. She said they make it so much fun and it’s important they get out in the community and do everything that typical people can do. Emily’s favorite quote is “Be who you are and say what you feel because those who mind don’t matter and those who matter don’t mind.”

Jessica Hall

Jessica is our Office Manager and keeps things running smoothly. She has been with Angels 4 Life since 2018. Jessica has lived in Hillsboro most of her life until recently she relocated to Mariemont. She has an associate’s degree in elementary education and worked as a preschool teacher and STNA in the past. She also enjoyed being a stay at home mom to her two daughters and caring for her stepdaughter with an autoimmune disorder requiring the use of a G-tube and tracheotomy. When not at work, she likes spending time with her daughters, family and friends playing games and watching movies together. When asked why she likes working here, she said she loves being able to help our friends live their most independent and joyful life as possible. Her favorite quote is “If nothing changes, nothing changes!”

Jessica Bates

Jessica is our Residential Manager and takes care of scheduling and is the first point of contact with our families. She has over 12 years of experience in this field and has been with the Angels family since 2017. She began her career working with Empowering People when she turned 18. Growing up in Batavia, she has held many positions in private duty home care including working for notable families and members of her own family over the years. She takes an intense level of responsibility for all that she cares for. Later, she worked for CLW and the Epilepsy Foundation working in homes with up to 8 individuals with extensive medical needs and behavioral challenges. She originally started out as a program assistant in our day program and was promoted after a short time. When not at work, Jessica enjoys spending time with her friends and family, playing cards, going to the casino, traveling and practicing self care. She makes sure to share that passion with her friends here at Angels, too. Jessica enjoys working at A4L because this company is different than any other and has a feeling of family she has never felt before. She notes that whenever someone is in need, our family gets together and provides. She also said that this isn’t work to her because she loves it so much. Jessica takes great pride in advocating for those who can’t advocate for themselves. Her favorite quote is “You only live once!”

Samantha Diedrichs

Samantha is our Public Relations Manager. She has over 10 years of experience and has been with Angels since the beginning. Her passion started with babysitting a family friend’s daughter with Down Syndrome. She started volunteering at UCP with her mom when she was 15 years old. When she was able to work herself, she chose a job as a camp counselor at a well known camp for children with developmental disabilities. Through these opportunities her passion grew. When not at work, Samantha enjoys spending her time with her 4 children and her plethora of fur babies. Samantha loves working for Angels because our friends here are truly her best friends and she wouldn’t have it any other way. Her favorite quote is “Everything happens for a reason.”

Linda Griffin

Linda is our Registered Nurse on staff. She makes sure all of our medication certifications are current, completes our nursing delegation as well as providing valuable medical advice to our staff and individuals. She has over 40 years of experience as a nurse and in this field including working with Clermont County DD. She’s been with A4L since 2018. Linda grew up in Goshen and is very active in her community. One of her most notable endeavors is Happy Feet, an organization that provides shoes to children in need as well as advocating for veterans and creating the Bruce Griffin Memorial Scholarship. When Linda is off work, she enjoys spending time with her granddaughter, going to church and helping others. When asked why she likes working for Angels, she said she enjoys educating others and raising public awareness. Her favorite quote is “Life is a journey, not a destination. Believe!”

Our Day Program Staff

Betty Krusling

Betty is one of our Supervisors in our day program as well as a house manager in our residential homes. She has over 10 years of experience in the field and has worked for A4L since 2016. Betty grew up in New Richmond and used to be a cafeteria manager for a local school. She also used to provide services to an elderly woman and work at a consulting firm where she met her husband. When off work, Betty enjoys spending time with her family and traveling. When asked why she likes working for Angels 4 Life, she said because “we are a family and our friends are family.” She also says “this is not a job if you love what you do. I love what I do, therefore it’s not a job!” Her favorite quote Is “If you’re helping someone and expecting something, you’re doing business, not kindness.”

Sheilah Brown

Sheilah is a supervisor in our day program. She has over 26 years of experience as a caregiver, manager, and Positive Supports Trainer. She has been with Angels since 2019. She grew up in Cincinnati and growing up dreamed of being a paramedic before entering this field. She loves helping people and making a difference in their lives. A4L gives her the opportunity to do just that but truth be told, she thinks our friends make more a difference in her life and they have become family to her. While not at work, she enjoys camping, boating and being with her family. Her favorite quote is “Don’t judge me by my past, I don’t live there anymore.”

Lacey Brown

Lacey is a Supervisor in our day program and a house manager in our residential homes. She has over 15 years of experience in group homes and day programs. She’s been with Angels since 2017. However her experience dates back to being a child and watching her mom work in this field. When she’s not at work, she enjoys spending time with her wife, daughters and other friends and family. Lacey likes working for A4L because we believe there is no limit to what a person can do. She loves making a difference in someone’s life. Her favorite quote is “It is what it is.”

Mary Kay Fisher

Mary works as a Program Assistant in our day program. She joined the Angels 4 Life family in 2017. Before that she worked in home health care at a nursing home and also gained experience with her children who have disabilities. She loves working with people with different abilities and this job has also helped her raise her own children who have different abilities. A4L has allowed her to see the world in a different light. When not at work, her hobbies include spending time with her children and shopping. Her favorite quote is “Life is tough my darling, but so are you.”

Brittney Fetters

Brittney is a Program Assistant in our day program and Direct Support Professional in our residential homes. She joined the A4L family in 2021 but worked at SODC for 2 years prior to joining us here. She grew up in Adams County and worked in food services and retail before being inspired by her passionate father to get into this field. She likes working in this field because people with disabilities are so underestimated and under appreciated. At A4L, she has had the opportunity to get to know these amazing friends we have and make their days brighter. When not at work, she enjoys getting together with friends and family, painting and learning to play piano. Her favorite quote is “Grow through what you go through.”

Mackenzie Moore

Mackenzie “Kenzie” works as a Program Assistant in our day program. She originally started with A4L in 2019 as a Direct Support Professional and began in the day program in 2021. She grew up in the “middle of nowhere” in Adams County. She had a cousin with disabilities who passed away when she was 15 which inspired her to get into this field after she graduated. She wanted to feel closer to him and make a difference. She loves working with the friends at A4L because they always put a smile on her face and make her happy to come to work each day. When not at work, her hobbies include painting, drawing, fishing, swimming and hanging out with friends and family. Her favorite quote is “Life isn’t measured by the number of breaths we take, but by the moments that take our breath away.”

Amaya Lovell

Amaya is a Program Assistant in the day program and Direct Support Professional in residential homes. She has experience as a medical assistant and joined the A4L family in 2021. She grew up in Georgetown, Ohio and entered this field to continue helping people. She likes working for Angels because of the ability to build lifelong friendships with both staff and friends. When she’s not at work, she enjoys hanging out with her sister and family. Her favorite quote is by Biggie Smalls: “Even when I was wrong, I got my point across.”

Ashley Kroger

Ashley is a Program Assistant in the day program and Direct Support Professional in our residential homes. She has been in this field since 2015 with Angels 4 Life. She also has experience with taking care of her mother who has been chronically ill since Ashley was 14. Recently, she just earned her Associates in Occupational Therapy as of 2020 from Cincinnati State. She graduated from Anderson High school and went to college directly after graduation for nursing. However she soon realized her passion was in this field and found occupational therapy exciting, as well. She loves working for Angels because she has found her family here. She loves seeing friends find their independence and their voice! When not at work, she enjoys being a full time caregiver to her nephew, RJ, hanging out with friends and family and kayaking. Her favorite quote is “You are your greatest asset. When you take care of you, your life takes care of itself.”

Scott Mays

Scott is a Program Assistant in the day program and Direct Support Professional in our residential homes. He has been with the Angels family since 2016.

Megan Gorman

Megan works as a Program Assistant in our day program. She has been in this field since 2017 and has an Occupational Therapy Assistant degree. She joined the A4L family in 2021. She grew up in a small town and decided to work in this field to help others. She loves working for Angels so she can make our friends happy and continue to help others. In her spare time, Megan likes to work out and do community service. Her favorite quote is “Live today like there is no tomorrow.”

Kamiya Jones

Kamiya works as a Program Assistant and Direct Support Professional. She began her experience in this field with Angels in 2021. She grew up in California and wanted to enter this field because she loves people and helping them to experience new things. She likes working for Angels because it doesn’t feel like work, it feels like a family. When not at work, she loves to spend time with her fiancé and daughter. Her favorite quote is by Albert Einstein: “Everybody is a genius but if you judge a fish by its ability to climb a tree, it will live its whole life believing it is stupid.”

Hope Jamison

Hope is a Program Assistant in our day program. She joined the A4L family in 2021 but has two years of experience prior at another DODD facility. She grew up in Hamersville and worked in hospitals and other residential facilities. She chose this field because of her calling to help people. She likes working at Angels because she can make a positive impact on our friends’ lives and build long-lasting friendships. In her spare time, she enjoys spending time with her son and spending time with family. Her favorite quote is “For every dark night, there is a brighter day.”

Kevin Housh

Kevin is a Program Assistant in our day program with more intensive behavioral needs. He has over 11 years of experience in this field and has been with A4L since 2021. Before joining this field, he worked in a warehouse. He loves working for Angels because of the great staff and that he loves helping others. When not at work, Kevin enjoys fishing, sports and spending time with his families. His favorite quote is “Always do your best!”

Ashley Signorelli

Ashley is a Program Assistant in our day program with intensive behavioral needs. She has been in this field for about 3 years and joined the A4L family in 2021. She grew up in Mount Orab. Assisting with kids with disabilities in high school is what sparked her interest to enter this field. She likes working at Angels because the friends are so loving and outgoing. They always put a smile on her face and she loves seeing the positive impact that people with disabilities have on her life. When off work, Ashley enjoys spending time with family, having cookouts, swimming, playing cornhole and going to concerts. Her favorite quote is “You have never really lived until you have done something for someone who can never repay you.”

Tracy Hill

Tracy also works as a Program Assistant in our side with more intensive behavioral needs. She has been in this field over 13 years and joined the A4L family in 2021. Her experience comes from working at Southwest Ohio Developmental Center for many years. She grew up in a small town in Adams County with even more experience outside of the field in several businesses. When she came to this field, she never looked back. She enjoys working for A4L because of the loving and caring family atmosphere. It is gratifying to be able to see the smiles on the friends’ faces. When not at work, she likes spending time with her adult kids and grandkids. She also enjoys bingo, hunting and driving in the country. Her favorite quote is “No matter what you’re going through, there’s always a light at the end of the tunnel.”

Krista Signorelli

Krista is a Program Assistant in our day program with intensive behavioral needs. She has been in this field since 2019 and joined the Angels family in 2021. Her experience, like many others on this side, comes from working at SODC. Before beginning in this field she had experience in food service and retail but would rather help people than work in customer service. She likes working for Angels because it is an uplifting environment and every day is a surprise. When not at work, she likes to spend time with her family including her son. Her favorite quote is “Every single day you should wake up and commit yourself to being a better person.”

Haven Dunseith

Haven is a Program Assistant on the side with more intensive behavioral needs. She has been in the field since 2019 and joined the A4L family in 2021. Her experience also comes from working at SODC and Rescare. She grew up in Seaman, Ohio. She was inspired to start working in this field so she could help people. She thinks everyone at Angels, staff and friends, are amazing and that’s why she loves working here. When not at work, she enjoys hanging out with her family and playing with her kids. Her favorite quote is “I’m not superstitious but I am a little stitious.”

Gregory Reed

Greg works as a Program Assistant in our day program working with individuals with intensive behavioral needs. He has been in this field since 2013 and joined the A4L family originally as a DSP in 2019. Before that, he worked as a firefighter and Adams County police officer. He grew up in Brown County. he chose to work in this field because he wanted to help individuals but he thinks working at Angels is the best because the staff are so cool and our friends are the coolest. When not at work, Greg enjoys spending time with his kids. He is a beer connoisseur loving to branch out and making recommendations to friends and family. His favorite quote is “Life’s a garden, dig it!”

Samantha Grooms

Samantha also works on our side with more intensive behavioral needs as a Program Assistant. She joined the Angels family in 2021 and before that worked for SODC for a year. She grew up in Adams County taking care of her large family showing her kind and loving self. She enjoys working at Angels because she wants to be able to help people and what a better place to do that than here! When not at work, she enjoys spending time with her children and family. Her favorite quote is “Life isn’t about waiting for the storm to pass, it’s about learning to dance in the rain.”

Lisa List

Lisa works on our side with intensive behavioral needs as a Program Assistant. She joined the A4L family in 2021 but has over 30 years of experience in the field spending many years working at SODC.

Brett Grooms

Brett works as a Program Assistant in our day program on the side with intensive behavioral needs. He began his journey in this field with A4L in 2021. He grew up in Adams County and used to work in construction. He enjoys working for Angels because it gives his family flexibility and because the staff are nice and creative. When not at work he enjoys spending time with his wife, children and other family. His favorite funny quote is “Life is short. Smile while you still have teeth!”


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