Midwest is certified and qualified to provide a broad range of supports to individuals with intellectual and other developmental disabilities. In delivering these services, we combine the highest level of professionalism with the warmth and personal attention you expect from a family-run business.
Midwest professionals bring decades of experience in residential services administration to their mission, starting with the company's leadership.
Since graduating from Denison University with a BA degree in 1985, Joe has spent his entire career in residential services administration. He has direct experience in the implementation of all types of residential programs and supports offered in Ohio including: Supported Living, HCBS Waivers, RFW Settings, ICF/MR Services, Family Resource Services, Capital Housing Programs, Respite and Quality Assurance. Joe has been active in the community and professional organizations for many years. He has also served on the Dalton local school board and was president of the Dalton Area Chamber of Commerce from 2001 to 2006. He is a past board member of the Ohio Supported Living Association and a member of the Ohio Self Determination Association and the American Network of Community Options and Services .
Kristine Knetzer is a Registered Nurse with twenty years of residential services experience. During that time, she has directed health and program services for people with multiple disabilities in all types of residential settings. She is experienced with HCBS Waiver, RFW, ICF/MR, Supported Living and CAFS funded services. In 1997, Kristine earned the distinction of qualifying as Certified Developmental Disabilities Nurse (C.D.D.N.). She is also a certified Mediation Administration Course Instructor, Qualified Metal Retardation Professional and CPR/First Aid Instructor. Kristine graduated from the Massillon Community Hospital School of Nursing in 1984. She is on the Advisory Committee for the Professional Societies/Organizations Health Services and a Member of the Developmental Disabilities Nurses Association (DDNA).
Jon joined the Midwest team in July of 2015. He has a Bachelor’s degree in Mathematics with a minor in Business from Ohio University, and, an MBA in Finance from The University of Akron. Prior to joining Midwest, Jon had a successful 18 year career in commercial banking.
Jon’s journey in working with developmental disabilities started over 13 years ago with his son Kevin who has cerebral palsy and other developmental disabilities. Jon and his wife Karen have been trained and have an individualized home treatment for Kevin to help him physically, intellectually, nutritionally, and socially, so he can reach his fullest potential. The Hudak’s believe that all who care for a person who is differently-abled know that they all should be treated with compassion and respect.
“I am excited to be a part of a family owned business that has a team with such passion for a mission I believe in.”
Having been a part of the family business since he was a child, Jordan began his career with Midwest Health Services in 2007 working as a Direct Care Professional in group home and day program settings. After completing his BA in Business Administration in 2016 he began his role as Vice President. Jordan now assists the President and CEO in expanding the outstanding programs Midwest offers throughout Ohio.
The Midwest Family is committed to supporting people to lead the life they choose. Our mission is to create meaningful life experiences for each person in a manner that encourages enriching choices and independence to the greatest degree. We accomplish this mission by creating a family-oriented environment that supports the hopes and dreams of those we support.