Howard Hogan, Manager of Commercial Services
Howard Hogan has been a member of the Tesh management team since 1988, with an emphasis in providing Vocational Services. Currently, he is the Manager of Commercial Services and is responsible for contract procurement and quality control for the Vocational Center and the Janitorial Program. These two programs provide paid in-house work skills training to people with a variety of disabilities.
Mr. Hogan contracts with local businesses using a “Best Value” approach to provide our client employees with a quality work experience while giving the business an excellent end product at a reasonable price and on-time delivery. Mr. Hogan ensures compliance with all applicable rules of the Department of Labor, OSHA, and CARF throughout the service delivery process, which assures that the Tesh work environment is safe and the clients are compensated appropriately for their efforts.
Mr. Hogan also coordinates and offers CPR and First Aid training to Tesh staff and Family Support affiliates. He is a former Chair of the Tesh safety program and continues to serve as an active member of that committee.
Before joining Tesh, Mr. Hogan worked for ten years as a team leader and shift supervisor at a local Intermediate Care Facility for the Developmental Disabled. While there, he was responsible for developing and implementing programs such as self-help skills, money management, social and vocational skills to meet the needs of eight residents. He managed the staff members who were responsible for training to these needs. Additionally, since 1985 he and his wife have provided 24-hour in home care to several developmentally disabled or dual diagnosed individuals.
Mr. Hogan has an Associates of Science degree in Business Administration from North Idaho College. He has received certification and training in JWOD University, NISH’s Regulatory Assistance program, Crisis Prevention Institute’s Behavioral Intervention Program, and Rockhurst University’s Facilities Management course, Evergreen Safety Council’s ”Accident Investigation and Safety Inspections”, NISH’s Custodial University, and many more.
In 2013, Mr. Hogan was awarded the “Rita House Memorial Award” for his long standing commitment to Dedication to Tesh.