Location: 309 E. Dewey Ave., Sapulpa, Ok 74066 Phone: (918) 227-8390 Fax: (918) 227-8378
State Director: Shannon Holcomb
Shannon Holcomb has been with the Bios Corporation since October, 1994. She began working at Bios as a Vocational Program Manager and quickly absorbed other responsibilities which have included being a Direct Support Professional, House Manager and having a home approved for respite/companionship for DDSD. In October of 2006, Shannon began her current role of Area Director for the Sapulpa/Tulsa Office. In addition to being the Area Director in Sapulpa/Tulsa, she has also been the Area Director in Muskogee and Bartlesville. Shannon supervises 250 employees, and is in charge of ensuring high quality services are provided while maintaining an operating budget for the Sapulpa/Tulsa Office. Shannon was born and raised in Oklahoma, on a family farm near Kellyville. Her parents were both educators in the public school system. It is because of her background that Shannon chose a field where a combination of hard work and teaching others is an important combination to changing the lives of others. Shannon has a B.A. in Psychology.
Location: 1370 SE Washington Blvd., Bartlesville, Ok 74003 Phone: (918) 338-0101 Fax: (918) 766-0011
Alisha began her career in the health care field and working in the field of supporting people with intellectual disabilities in 2009. I received a bachelor’s degree in Psychology from Northeastern State University in 2009 and I have served in a variety of management positions in different fields for 15 years.
Alisha started working with Bios as a Program Manager in the Sapulpa/Tulsa office in 2011 until her promotion to the Lead Program Manager in 2013. She recently held the position of Lead Program Manager in the Bartlesville office. In June 2015, Alisha became the Area Director for the Bartlesville Office. She enjoys spending quality time with the people Bios serves and being a strong advocate. Her goal for this position is to carry out the Bios Mission Statement at all times. Alisha resides in Tulsa, Oklahoma with her husband, daughter and four sons
Location: 3521 S. 24th St. West, Muskogee, OK 74401 Phone: (918) 682-3592 Fax: (918) 682-9657
Leslie Bryant, Area Director
Leslie Bryant began her career in the field of developmental and intellectual disabilities in the summer of ’93. She came to Bios in July of 2001, bringing eight years of direct support experience along with her. Leslie has enjoyed the opportunity to be a part of the field and to meet some extraordinary people throughout her years of service. Leslie has held various positions within the Bios organization over the years: direct support professional, house supervisor and program manager. And as of 2005, Area Director for the Muskogee Bios Office. Leslie enjoys her current role with Bios, it has given her the opportunity to be a stronger advocate not only for the people Bios serves, but for the 130 area employees that dedicate themselves to “Empowering People To Reach Their Dreams” each and every day.
Oklahoma City, OK
Location: 2442 N. Walnut, Oklahoma City, OK 73105
Phone: (405) 525-0900
Fax: (405) 525-1034
Area Director: Chris Mercer
Chris Mercer attended Columbia State for 3 years then began his career working at a Youth Development Center in 2006. While there, he quickly realized that helping others was his true passion. Chris left there to come to Bios in 2010 where he began working as a Direct Support Professional. It did not take Chris long to embrace the Bios philosophy and he was soon promoted to House Manager where he continued to thrive. Since that time Chris has taken on the role of Program Manager and now Area Director for the Hohenwald Office. Chris and wife, Candace, were life long residents of Hohenwald, Tennessee but recently accepted the AD position and moved to Oklahoma to further his career with Bios. Chris Is committed to continuing his support of Individuals with Developmental Disabilities as well as providing A Better Life for the people he serves.
Location: 309 E. Dewey Ave., Sapulpa, Ok 74066
Phone: (918) 227-8390
Fax: (918) 227-8378
Sherry Wood, Residential Area Director
Sherry Wood began her career with Bios in March of 2001 as a Direct Support Professional. In July, she moved to a House Manager position and remained in that position for three years. Since that time Sherry has held the positions of Program Manager, Staffing Coordinator, Human Resources Assistant, Financial Program Manager and for the last five years Lead Program Manager . In September of 2014 Sherry accepted the position of Area Director where she is committed to using all of her experience in the various positions to lead the Sapulpa/ Tulsa office. Sherry has been a strong advocate over the years for many people supported by Bios and will continue to ensure the Bios Mission is carried out by her employees.
Sherry graduated from Sapulpa High School, has been married for 38 years, has 2 kids, 4 grandkids, 2 dogs and a cat. Sherry and her husband spend much of their time away from work with their kids, grandkids and extended family. Sherry is enjoying her current role as Area Director and is looking forward to providing continued teaching and support to the Sapulpa/Tulsa Employees in order to continue the strong foundation that Bios has been built upon.
Joseph Davis, Vocational Area Director
Joseph started his journey with Bios Corporation in 2006. Initially, his role consisted of Residential Program Manager, which quickly transitioned to Vocational Director for the Sapulpa/Tulsa area. While leading an innovative business model, Joseph implemented a positive and empowering change that enveloped best practices combined with “real jobs for real pay” for those individuals with ID and DD. With this ideal model in place Joseph has presented on related topics for those involved in the OKAPSE, as well as, the Governor’s Conference for People with Intellectual Developmental Disabilities. In February 2014, Joseph’s passion to serve others continues in yet another role as Area Director for the Sapulpa, Tulsa, and Okmulgee areas. With this new path Joseph will be able to contribute effective leadership and bring out the full potential of others while modeling person-centered and gentle teaching practices to those that are a part of the Bios family. Joseph supervises over 300 employees and values high quality services for the people served while balancing the overall budget for Sapulpa, Tulsa, and Okmulgee areas. Joseph has a servant’s heart and enjoys “ bettering all around” for the greater by maximizing the potential in one to achieve what they want. Joseph attributes many of his accomplishments to his Grandfather, Dr. Albert Karleskint and his mentor, Doug Turney. It takes a special person to plant seeds in one’s life while nurturing them with wisdom and guidance to fulfill their own dream. In his position, Joseph is able to continue the blessing in another’s life one by one. Joseph graduated from Northeastern State University in 2005 with a Bachelor of Science Degree in Criminal Justice. He earned his Associate Degree from Missouri Valley College where he became a member of Alpha Sigma Phi Fraternity. He resides in the Tulsa area with his wife and best friend of 8+ years, Bettina. Joseph and Bettina have a daughter Minka and a son Izaya.
Terry Wendling, Executive Director
Terry joined Bios in February of 2002 after a 25 year career in Manufacturing and Purchasing Management. This included 5 years of experience in a related field supporting Individuals with Disabilities in assisting with Employment Opportunities within the Private Sector. He was nominated and received a Governors Award in Oklahoma for his work in the Field of Disabilities in 2001. His career with Bios included positions as Vocational Program Manager and Area Director while in Oklahoma. In 2004 Terry was offered a position as Regional Director for Bios as our Mission of Empowering People to Reach Their Dreams was expanded into Middle Tennessee. He Advanced to the State Executive Director Position for Bios of Tennessee in 2007. Terry holds an Associate in Science Degree from Connors State College. He is committed to his continued advocacy for Individuals with Intellectual Disabilities.
Location: 126 Old Bear Creek PK, Suite 104A, Columbia, TN 38401 Phone: (931) 381-1447 or 1-877-599-1125 Fax: (931) 381-1448
Location:101 S.E. Parkway Ct., Franklin, TN 37064 Phone: (931) 381-1447 or 1-877-599-1125
Phone: 1-877-599-1125 Location: 35 E. Main St. Hohenwald, TN 38462 Phone: (931) 266-0118 Fax: (931) 381-1448
Kristi Wendling, ABL Homecare Director
Kristi Wendling moved from Oklahoma to Tennessee in 2005. Inspired by others with a passion for Empowering People to Reach Their Dreams, Kristi joined Bios in June 2005. Her positions have included Administrative Assistant and Financial Program Manager, and currently is serving as the Area Director for the Columbia office. She represents Bios as a member of the Intensive Consultation Advisory board for the Middle Tennessee Region. Having an entrepreneurial spirit, Kristi owned and operated a business for 4 years as well as professional experience in the insurance industry. Kristi graduated with an Associate in Business Management. Due to perseverance and a love of learning she graduated Summa Cum Laude with a Bachelor in Business Administration from Bacone College. It is her desire to continue her advocacy and service in the field of developmental disabilities.