The Team

The PersonnelPlus team is comprised of highly experienced members who serve the Athens County Board of Developmental Disabilities by assisting individuals in finding, securing, and maintaining employment throughout Athens County. It is their mission to diversify the business community and enhance the lives of the individuals they serve.

Doug Mitchell, Employment Options Director

 Doug is the Employment Options Director for the Athens County Board of Developmental Disabilities.

Doug recently returned to the Athens County Board of Developmental Disabilities from a position with the Fairfield County Board of Developmental Disabilities. Before going to Fairfield County, Doug worked for nearly 14 years in the field of community employment in Athens County, spending nine years as the Director of PersonnelPlus Employment Services. Doug helped reshape the organization to become a leading community employment program in Ohio by making it more business focused and offering a variety of training and         employment services for workers with disabilities.

In 2013, Doug took a position with the Fairfield County Board of Developmental Disabilities as the Manager of JobFusion.  Doug’s oversight included training and employment services, as well as special training programs such as; Project SEARCH at Fairfield Medical Center, Project SEARCH at Designer Shoe Warhouse (DSW) in Columbus, and Project SEARCH DiscoverU in the River Valley Mall in Lancaster, Ohio.

Doug’s work in the DD field has been recognized on both a state and national level by the Association of People Supporting Employment First. Doug is involved with the Governor’s Employment First Initiative and is the 2015-2016 APSE Vice President for Ohio. Doug graduated from Ohio University with a B.A. Degree in Political Science with an emphasis in Public Administration.

Amy Goldsberry, ACBDD Transition Coordinator

Amy is a life-long resident of Athens County, graduating from Alexander and Ohio University where she earned a B.A. degree in Psychology. 

Amy worked for 10+ years in the drug and alcohol field before recently accepting the position of Transition Coordinator.

Amy is a true fan of all things Ohio, and lives for football season to cheer on the Bobcats,     Buckeyes, and yes-even the Browns. Amy and her husband have one daughter and a furbaby who are the center of their universe. Amy enjoys spending time with family, reading, and nature. Her favorite vacations are ones with family to the beach.


Karen Hynes, Administrative Assistant/Business Clerk

Karen joined the PersonnelPlus team in July 2008.

Karen is a graduate of Athens High school, attended Hocking College and has more than 30 years of secretarial and customer service experience.   Karen has an extensive background in working with people from diverse backgrounds. Previous to coming to PersonnelPlus, Karen worked for Athens County Children Services, Peoples Bank, and Ohio University.

Karen is an Athens County native, an active member of her church where she holds the offices of Elder and Records Manager.  Karen is also a huge animal lover, has five animals of her own and loves to do dog grooming in her spare time.  Karen is a big sports fan, especially when her children are playing.

Amy Fronek, Administrative Assistant

Angela Carter, Job Developer

Angela has over seven years of experience and most recently was the Job Developer/Program Assistant for The Employment Connection in Hocking County.

Angela graduated from Logan High School and has a Bachelors of Arts in Applied Behavioral Science from Ashford University, Clinton IA.  

Angela lives in Logan with her three children.  In her spare time she enjoys horse riding, attending her children’s events and being outdoors.  

Marcus Dobro, Job Developer

Marcus comes to us from CIELO Talent Aquistion.  Marcus was the interview facilliator for corporations such as RJ Reynolds and Asurion.  Marcus prepared candidates for interviews, reviewed resumes, completed practice interviews,  practice Do’s and Don’ts as well as prepared the employers for the interview.  Previous to CIELO, Marcus managed in large retail stores for over a decade.  Marcus and his wife relocated from Cleveland and they look forward to contributing to their new community.

Heather Clemons, Training Coordinator

Heather is a lifelong Athenian, a graduate of Athens High School and Hocking College where she received her degree in nursing. Heather previously worked for Planned Parent Hood as the Health Center Manager in Athens. Heather has also been the assistant cheerleading coach for Athens High School for four years and head coach for one. Heather is very active in the community and helps run the Athens Sand Lot concessions.

Heather and her husband have three daughters.  Heather spends a lot of time traveling not only around Ohio but to other states for her daughters’ cheer competitions and sports tournaments.  Heather loves going to the beach and traveling.

Sue Orth, Training Coordinator

Sue joins PersonnelPlus as of January 2, 2019.  She took a new position after working at Atco for 17 years where she starting her career as an Adult Service Aide and was working as a Community Inclusion Specialist when Atco closed.

Sue has two children and two grandchildren.  In her spare time Sue likes to paint. 

Jona Moberg, Employment Support Coordinator


James Friihauf, Job Trainer


Jennifer Kochis, Job Trainer