Quality Assurance and Training Department

Venice Paliangayan

Quality Assurance Specialist

Venice started working with Kelsch Associates, Inc. as the Quality Assurance Specialist in October 2018.  She received her B.S. in Psychology from Lynchburg College in 2010.  She's had previous experience in Incident Management, Service Coordination, and Community Learning Services.  She enjoys working closely as a team with adminstrators and staff as well as, attending birthday parties and celebrations with consumers.

John Daskou

Quality Assurance

John has worked with individuals with developmental disabilities for over 30 years. The sense of fulfillment that John receives, from this job, is unmatchable, in others. Each day is different, and there are challenges that spur his interest, and personal growth. There is always something new to learn, which keeps the job from being mundane.

The individuals John has worked with have provided him with great experiences, and life-lessons that he deeply values. John has thoroughly enjoyed his career, and he hopes that newer employees consider this perspective.

Andrea Thomas

Training Coordinator

Andrea joined K​elsc​h Associates in 2019 as a Training Coordinator with a wealth of experience in the human agency field for over 23 years. For 13 years, she worked as a DSP, then as a Community Home Supervisor at Spectrum Community Services and Threshold Rehabilitation Services in Reading PA. Later, she held several positions at Invision Human Services, including Training Coordinator and Signal’s Program Specialist, supporting male sexual offenders with IDD. Andrea currently holds certifications as a ODP Certified Investigator and Medication Administration Trainer. She is also a certified EMS Trainer Instructor.

Andrea attended Reading Community College and Alvernia University, earning several degrees in the field of social work. She is a Phi Theta Kappa and Phi Theta Alpha Social Work National Academic Honor Society member. Plus, has membership in the National Association of Social Workers (NASW). In her spare time, Andrea enjoys spending time with her family, taking trips to new places, and working as a passionate change agent, mentor, and advocate for social issues in her community.  

Nicki Bobak


Nicki started with Kelsch Associates, PA in April 2001. Throughout her years of employment Nicki has held many positions; such as Certified Investigator, Adult Training Center Supervisor, Minimal Supervision Supervisor, Program Support Specialist, and Caseworker. Nicki has been a CPR/FA Instructor and Certified Medication Trainer since 2006.

Nicki most enjoys working with our consumers and coaching our staff.