About The Alpha Group

About Us

Since 1970, The Alpha Group, a 501 (c) (3) nonprofit agency, has provided gainful employment, quality rehabilitation, and adult day support services to individuals with disabilities in Delaware and surrounding counties.

Alpha is committed to the belief that people with disabilities have the same rights and responsibilities as all people; notably, the right to participate in their community. Services and supports that enhance and provide additional life choices to individuals should be accessible.

Alpha participates in partnerships and flexible agreements to provide individualized services and support that are based on their needs, wants, and desires.

Alpha's Mission

We will support, empower, and champion you on your path to independence and success.

Our Vision

As a premiere provider, we uphold our core values to ensure that, for our members and our employees, success begins at Alpha.

Leadership Team: Left to right. Liz Owens- CEO, Keith McArdle- Program Director, Jon Landrum- HR Generalist, Amber Wagner- Finance Director, Susan Cornett- Supportive Living Director.

Our History


In 1970, a non-profit corporation in Delaware County was incorporated under the name of the Delaware County Sheltered Workshop for developmentally disabled adults.


In 1980, the organization changed its name to Alpha Industries, a private non-profit corporation, and moved in the 12,000 sq. ft. facility near the Delaware Industrial Park in Delaware, OH.


In 1989, the name was changed to The Alpha Group of Delaware, Inc. This was necessary as several independent divisions were developed to meet the needs of the diversified customer base.


Today, The Alpha Group of Delaware, Inc. continues to grow programs and services to meet the needs of Delaware and surrounding counties. Locations include Delaware, Mansfield, Dublin and Westerville.

The Alpha Group is the leader in providing gainful employment, transportation, supportive living, work training and adult day services to individuals with disabilities.

Alpha Group History, black and white picture
Alpha Group History 1980 black and white photo
Alpha Group signage with beautiful landscaping

Board of Directors

The Alpha Group’s 2023 Board of Directors

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Jonathan Shaffer


Bill Martin

Vice Chair

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Larry Havens


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Leslie Melton


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Dr. John Kellogg


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Emily Biddle


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Rick Rano


Amelia Bean-Deflumer, Alpha Group headshot

Amelia Bean-Deflumer


Ted Babiasz, Alpha Group

Ted Babiasz


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Kathy King


Heidi Kegley


Bret Caudill