Bowling Green, OH: Wood Lane recently announced that Claude Kilpatrick has been named Director of Service and Support Administration. Kilpatrick will provide leadership and direction to a 24 member department that coordinates services for individuals with developmental disabilities to increase their skills, capabilities and independence.
Wood Lane Superintendent, Melanie Stretchbery said, “Claude is dedicated to respectfully serving and supporting individuals with developmental disabilities to achieve a quality of life they determine.”
Kilpatrick has an extensive history with Wood Lane. His experience began in 1986 when he worked as a Substitute Residential Assistant. His most recent position was Service Coordinator of Intake and Eligibility. In his 27 years of service, he has held eight positions with Wood Lane. Kilpatrick has a Bachelor of Science in Education from BGSU, and a Masters in Rehabilitation Counseling from BGSU. He also holds four certifications from the Ohio Department of Developmental Disabilities.
When asked why he chose this career field, Kilpatrick says, “It chose me. I thought I wanted to be a teacher, but then I began working at Wood Lane and before I knew it, I just couldn’t leave.”
Kilpatrick encourages families to contact Wood Lane with any questions they may have, “the staff is extremely knowledgeable and eager to help in any way they can.”