Don Smith

Don Smith

Nursing Home Transition Manager

Don began working at The Ability Center of Greater Toledo in 2001, as the Community Living Coordinator. The department expanded its staff and, in 2008, he became the Nursing Home Transition Manager. As such, Don is responsible for coordinating communications between various social agencies and businesses to encourage smooth transitioning for consumers. As of April 2016, the department has assisted in the transition of more than 650 consumers from a nursing home setting into independent living, an accomplishment of which the Center is very proud of.

Before ACT, Don worked with the State of Ohio as a supervisor for the Department of Youth Services, a corrections facility for felony offenders. In this position, he supervised staff members responsible for the youth offenders. Before becoming a supervisor, Don worked as a Corrections Officer, specializing in transitioning offenders with substance problems back into the community.

Don shares, “In my spare time, I volunteer at my church and hold the position of Servant Leader of the Deacon’s Ministry and Servant Leader of the Church and Family Life Ministry. I’ve recently received training through “The Keeping it Together Marriage Initiative”, sponsored by the State of Ohio, as a Couples’ Training Facilitator. My hobbies include auto detailing, repairing and rebuilding small electronic devices, surfing the internet and spending time with my family and close friends.”