Training

Meet the ITD Team

Lisa Connor

Lisa Connor, LPCC-S

Lisa holds a master's degree in Counseling and is a Licensed Professional Clinical Counselor Supervisor. She started as an intern with Talbert House in 2005 and since then has been a clinical service provider and clinical supervisor. Lisa was involved in several initiatives including implementing urinalysis into the agency's treatment model, initiating AOD treatment groups at outpatient and housing sites, and improving the efficiency of treatment referrals at residential sites. Lisa joined the ITD team as ITD Coordinator in 2016.

 

Kirk Sheppard, LPCC-S

Kirk Sheppard, LPCC-S

Kirk began as a professional counselor in 2004 after graduating from Cincinnati Christian University with a Masters in Counseling. He is a Licensed Professional Clinical Counselor Supervisor and has worked in various settings in community mental health, hospitals, and private practice before joining Talbert House in 2013. Kirk joined the ITD team as a Training Specialist in 2016.

 

Joe Redmond

Joe is a former Marine with over 24 years of experience in Law Enforcement and Security with a proven track record of enhancing public safety and security, and improving staff performance. He is a certified Police Instructor through the Ohio Peace Officer Training Commission and has been an Adjunct Instructor with Butler Tech since 2009 where he helps prepare new recruits for careers in law enforcement. Joe began at Talbert House in 2016 at Community Correctional Center (CCC) in Warren County and joined the ITD team as a Training Specialist in 2017 focusing on enhancing staff development in the areas of court and corrections.

 

Ann MacDonald

Ann MacDonald, LISW-S

Ann has a Master’s of Social Work from University of Michigan and is a Licensed Independent Social Worker with Supervisory Designation. After a robust career in nonprofit leadership, including 19 years as Executive Director of Women Helping Women, Ann focused on her passion for training, teaching and leadership, becoming a certified technical trainer. She joined the ITD team in 2016 and currently is the Engagement Specialist, focusing on employee engagement and retention. In this role, she facilitates trainings that include leadership and professional development.

 

Luke Bishop

Luke Bishop

Luke has a master’s degree in Public Administration from the University of Colorado Denver and years working with developmental disabilities, foster care, and mental health. He started his career at Talbert House in 2014 as a Case Manager at the Western Hills location and became a Case Manager Trainer in 2016. As well as teaching CPR, Luke focuses his training on connections with local resources and understanding the perspective of our clients. Luke acts as a liaison with local psychiatric hospitals to ensure a continuity of care among providers.

 

Other Trainers

ITD has access to a large number of independent and dependent licensed clinicians employed through Talbert House or other area organizations. ITD contracts with some of these individuals to provide specialized trainings. Examples of these trainings include Appliced Suicide Intervention Skills Training (ASIST), Transition to the DSM-V, and Sexual Trauma treatment.