MISSION: UCP WORK, Inc. is dedicated to providing services to residents of the Tri-Counties with developmental disabilities, so that they may work and live as contributing citizens within the community of their choice.

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UCP WORK, Inc. Welcomes New Leadership Team Members

By UCP Work, Inc. on Apr 17, 2015 at 04:12 PM in UCP WORK, Inc. Blog

We are pleased to announce the following great additions joining our leadership team:

Dharamesh Patel-Director of Human Resources

Dharamesh Patel Director of Human Resources

Dharamesh Patel joined our organization in April 2015 as Director of Human Resources.  Dharamesh is a graduate of California State University Hayward with a BS in Industrial Psychology.   He has extensive Human Resources experience in several different industries.  Dharamesh loves to support and inspire people to achieve their goals for the success of an organization.  In his spare time, Dharamesh enjoys running, biking and swimming.

Ronica Smith-Director of Applied Abilities North

Ronica Smith-Director of Applied Abilities North

Ronica Smith has been with UCP WORK, Inc. since 2002, and she has gained a wealth of knowledge in both residential and day program services during her tenure.  Ronica was recently promoted to Director of the Applied Abilities Program in Santa Maria. She has been a driving force in our Applied Abilities program in Santa Maria and has been a staunch advocate, respected mentor and counselor for the people that we serve.  Ronica is a licensed Administrator and CPR/FIRST AID Instructor.   In her spare time, Ronica enjoys spending time with her grandson, gardening and listening to country music.


Please join us in welcoming and congratulating Dharamesh and Ronica!

Jul 23, 2015 Arrow1 Down Reply
Ann Lasko

Congratulations and Welcome to UCP Work, Inc. Ronica Smith and Dharamesh Patel. I have been a Life Skills Coach, in Santa Barbara, with UCP Work, Inc. since 2010 and find that it is a great organization to be a part of.

Feb 04, 2016 Arrow1 Down Reply
Jennifer Sills

Welcome and Congratulations Dharamesh and Ronica!