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Are you a new SSA?


Are you a Service and Support Administrator with less than three years of experience?


Do you supervise a new Service and Support Administrator?


Do you have the need for comprehensive training?

You are invited to participate in SSA Boot Camp. MCG and MBS will help you…


19 hours of professional development


Monday 7/17/2023 (9-11:30AM)
Thursday 7/20/23 (9-11:30AM)
Monday 7/24/23 (9-12 PM)
Tuesday 7/25/23 (9-9:45AM)
Thursday 7/27/23 (9-11:00AM)
Friday 7/28/23 (9-11:30AM)
Monday 7/31/23 (9-12 PM)

Over 1,500 SSAs have trained with this program over the past 15 years.

The SSA Boot Camp speakers are a group of dedicated professionals representing a diverse background in the DD industry.

SSA Bootcamp Registration Form
County Board will be invoiced upon registration.



KENNETH W. ALBERT, M.Ed., CPA, President MCG, Inc. – Mr. Albert has worked in the nonprofit and government accounting field for over twenty years. He has been an intricate part of the Ohio Medicaid programs since 1986. Mr. Albert has served on numerous committees assisting with the development of various programs for public and private organizations who serve individuals with disabilities. Mr. Albert is known as a dynamic speaker who is affluent on a wide array of subjects including programs, staff development, and finances.


ASHTON BENTON – Billing Specialist, Medicaid Billing Solutions. A member of the MBS team providing services to over 30 counties within Ohio. Leading the TCM Training in SSA Boot Camp for over two years, her goal is to assist new SSA’s with the understanding of Medicaid Billing, TCM coding and Compliance.

LARA PALAY – Co-Founding Partner at Aldridge Palay Consulting, and a clinical social worker in private practice.

TANAI LYLES – Former Large Agency Provider QIDP, Training Developer, and current SSA Training and Development Coordinator with Clearwater COG.

BARB SAPHARAS – Consultant, and Mentor-Trainer for The Learning Community for Person Centered Practices, who worked in county boards in many different capacities.

SHARI WEBER – Director of Provider Services, Medicaid Billing Solutions. Shari has been with MBS for over 11 years. Her background in accounting and insurance is a great fit for providing billing services and supports for HCBS waiver providers.

SSA Boot Camp is designed to deliver hands-on, comprehensive, accurate, and usable information to new and existing SSAs. Through ground maneuvers, air maneuvers and war games, Boot Camp trained SSAs will come back to the county with an overall knowledge of the SSA job and the tools to work with confidence.

  • Waiver services
  • TCM and productivity
  • Waiver match, PAWS & the importance of utilization
  • History and future of DD services
  • County board structure, rules and funding
  • ISPs and ISP meetings
  • SSA professionalism and meeting preparation
  • Person Centered Thinking (PCT)
  • Charting the Life Course (CtLC)
  • Trauma and Individuals with I/DD
  • Developing person centered outcomes
  • Benefits and financial planning
  • And much more!