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ICF/ID Director

Newton, IA
July 25, 2021

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Ruth Neal

*** * *** *** *, Newton, IA *****ô(C) 641-792-4746ô


Human Service Professional with over 30 years experience in the development and delivery of integrated residential, vocational and day habilitation program services for individuals with disabilities.

Knowledge and experience with the following regulatory entities but not limited to: Department of Inspections & Appeals (DIA), Home & Community Based Services (HCBS), Iowa Medicaid Enterprise (IME), Social Security Administration, Commission of Accreditation of Rehabilitation Facilities (CARF), Fire Marshal, Housing Urban Development (HUD), Iowa Finance Authority (IFA).

Experience with Microsoft Word, Excel, Email, Outlook, Timeslips billing, MITC, PowerPoint, and Therap.


Progress Industries January, 1990-Present

ICF/ID Director – Oversight of 3 (8-bed) ICF/ID residential sites with 24 persons served and 50+ staff, organization’s nursing staff, ICF/ID person served enrollment, ICF/ID employee hiring & interviewing, organization training and development and HUD regulatory compliance. Manage collective program services of approximately 3.8 million and receive deficiency-free state surveys and program reviews. Development and oversight of Day Habilitation program services until July 2018. Duties include the following:

Quality Assurance

Log Reviews GER Review

ICF/ID Case Records Reviews CQI Mgr/Coordinator Reviews

MAR Reviews and Approvals Behavior Restriction Flow sheets

Person Served Finance Audits CQI Plan of Corrections

Financial Management

Departmental Budgets Billings

Employee Payroll Mileage and Expenses Purchase Orders

PS Finance Management Funding Authorizations

Organization Operations

Employee Interviews Person Served Enrollment

Developmental Program Services ICF/ID Residential Program

Adult Day Habilitation Program Services Individual Support Plan Reports

Individual Support Plan Meetings Organizational Medical Supplies

Day Habilitation Activities Planning & Notifications Day Habilitation Supplies

Day Habilitation Floor and Supervisor Coverage Person Served Behavior Supports

Food Bank Day Hab HIRTA Public Transit

Day Habilitation Employee Assignments, Collaborations and Communications

Employee and Organizational Development

Teams – Participate in organizational team strategic planning, goal setting and implementation, and project management.

Leadership Positive Behavior Coalition

Departmental Futures Planning

Human Rights Committee Safety Committee

Training & Development – Develop, conduct and/or current in all human service related required and extracurricular training for organization for new employees and updates at team meetings including but not limited to:

Mandt - Instructor Residential Attendant

Positive Behavior Support Safety

Quality Assurance CPR/First Aid/AED - Instructor

Skill Building Motivational Interviewing

Mandatory Reporting NEO

Service Documentation PS Personal Finance

Agency Policy & Procedure HIPAA

Team & Facilitator Training Universal Precautions

Safe Lifting & Transfers Right to Know

Fire & Tornado Behavior Management

Certified Medication Aid

Community Integration and Collaboration

Jasper County Animal Rescue League Senior Citizens Center

Center for Arts and Artists Nursing Facilities

Newton Community School System Salvation Army

YMCA HIRTA Public Transit

Public Library Kids Assist

Newton Parks and Recreation Iowa Speedway

Food Bank Medical Providers & Insurance

Social Security & Other Funding Agents

Operations Coordinator - Oversight of 2 CSALA sites with 26 persons served and 9 staff, 3 8-bed ICF/ID residential sites with 24 persons served and 50+ staff, Developmental vocational program with approximately 40 persons served and 5 staff, and the organization’s nursing staff and then developed and organized the Day Habilitation program services generating additional revenue source for organization.

QIDP/Administrator – Oversight of 8-bed ICF/ID residential site and then opened 2 additional revenue source 8-bed ICF/ID residential sites.

Program Manager - Created Developmental vocational program service for persons with severe and profound intellectual disabilities generating additional revenue source for organization.

Jasper County Care Facility May 1987- November 1989

Developmental Aide, promoted to Assistant Workshop Director and then Workshop Director.

SHSU Home Economics Department August 1984-May 1986

Student Assistant to Professors.

Huntsville High School ISD January 1986-May 1986

Student Teacher.


Drake University – Masters of Science, Vocational Rehabilitation Administration, May 1998.

Sam Houston State University – Bachelor of Arts in Teaching - Vocational Home Economics, May 1986.

Ellsworth Community College – AA in Liberal Arts, May 1983.

Newton Senior High School – Diploma, May 1981.

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