Our Team

Tiffany Smetana | Owner & CEO

Tiffany Smetana obtained her degree in Psychology from Bowling Green State University in 2004 and entered the DD field in 2006. She gained experience working in a school setting with children having moderate to severe Autism and also helped develop and run a residential home for adults before establishing Solid Rock in 2011. Having worked every aspect of the business, including DSP, Site/Program Manager, and Human Resources, Tiffany has the ability to see each piece of the puzzle, guiding the Solid Rock Agency to success.  A certified Behavioral Intervention trainer, Tiffany enjoys teaching staff and community members to see the world through the eyes and perspective of an individual with DD. Tiffany is deeply passionate about the work that she does, the clients that Solid Rock serves and takes great pride in mentoring others to achieve their full potential.

Andrea Murphy | Human Resources Manager

Originally from England in the U.K, Andrea has worked in financial and staff development roles for a range of organizations, including the U.K Government, motor trade and a global manufacturer of consumer goods. Following her transition to the US, she began an office based role with a local psychology practice, where attention to detail and confidentiality were critical aspects of the work. Once Andrea had established and organized the systems needed for practice success, she was ready for a more expansive role, one that would bring together many of her skills developed during her entire career. In early 2019 she joined Solid Rock as the Human Resources Manager, she knew that this role was the right balance of challenge and reward. Working tirelessly and taking great pride in everything she does, Andrea helps us constantly improve and turn our goals into reality. She always makes herself available to support our valuable staff members, ensuring their needs are addressed and their job experiences are positive. It is the dedication and creativity of Andrea that has been so well matched to the needs of the Solid Rock role.

 
Laura Lawrence | Director of Adult Day Support
Enjoying a decades long career in health care and the field of special needs, Laura Lawrence has been an integral part of the Solid Rock management team since 2018.  Laura helped establish Solid Rock’s Adult Day Support Program in 2021.  Her passion in advocating for the support of those she serves is unparalleled and she has a knack for organizing incredible person-centered activities and outings, while always encouraging individuals to learn and grow.  Laura is enthusiastic about creating meaningful relationships within the community and partners with other organizations in our service-based outreach program; a push out model where our groups integrate and volunteer their time and talents to serve the community’s needs.
Tracey Bernhard | Director of Community Employment
Tracey obtained her Bachelor’s degree in Developmental Psychology and her Master’s in Vocational Rehabilitation.  She became a Certified Vocational Rehabilitation Counselor in 1992 and has been providing services to assist people with disabilities in the workplace for three decades.  Throughout her career, Tracey has enjoyed many roles in the vocational field, including case manager, specialist, rehabilitation counselor and evaluator. Tracey became involved in the Employment First Partnership between the Department of Developmental Disabilities (DODD) and Opportunities for Ohioans with Disabilities (OOD) in 2012.  Since then, she has partnered with OOD to provide services in numerous Ohio counties and has assisted hundreds of individuals with developmental disabilities achieve employment success!  As Director of Community Employment with Solid Rock, Tracey’s passion mirrors that of our agency’s!  She has a heartfelt desire to serve others and help them accomplish their goals, maintaining success and satisfaction in the workforce.
Julie Bradley | Director of Residential Program & Transportation

Beginning her career in 2004 and joining Solid Rock in 2016, Julie Bradley has many years experience in the field of DD. Her knowledge spans a multitude of diagnoses, though most notably, Autism. A certified Behavioral Intervention trainer, Julie does well in assisting clients who need behavioral support. As Residential Program Director, Julie’s main goal is quality assurance and she works with DSPs and Site Managers to evaluate, adjust and achieve everyday victories that culminate in both lifelong success for our clients and job satisfaction for our staff and their careers. Julie is genuinely passionate about her work and enjoys building cohesive and successful teams.

Julie also manages Solid Rock’s transportation department and takes great pride in ensuring our agency’s fleet of vehicles are safe and well maintained.  She enjoys being able to coordinate this service for our individuals so they can have full access to their community.
Sandy Pavick | Rep Payee Coordinator & Office Assistant

Joining the Solid Rock Family in 2020, Sandy Pavick brings a great deal of experience  to her role with our agency.  Sandy has not only served individuals in a professional setting but is also the mother and advocate of an adult child with special needs.  Sandy’s experience with managing benefits, coupled with her passion for person-centered planning creates a successful formula as she works to ensure each individual has a voice in how his benefits are coordinated.  Her enthusiasm to guide individuals to achieve their financial goals is palpable and her carefree demeanor makes her easy to work with.

Justin Smetana | Client Support & Social Media Coordinator

Justin Smetana obtained his Associates in Early Childhood Education from Florida Southern College in 2003.  Afterwards, Justin played professional baseball through independent league in Indiana before taking time to heal from a significant baseball injury and subsequent surgery.  After his recovery, Justin was introduced to the DD field in 2005.  Justin was as a respite care provider and also worked in a high school unit, helping young students with moderate to severe Autism transition into the next chapter of their lives.  Justin then gained several years of experience in the residential area of the DD field, supporting adults in home and community settings before helping establish Solid Rock in 2011.  Having himself, been diagnosed with Level 1 Autism in 2017, Justin brings a unique perspective to our Agency.  Often able to understand more deeply, the viewpoint of our clients, Justin works to support both clients who need additional behavior support and the staff who serve them.  Justin also serves as Solid Rock’s Social Media Coordinator.