Employees

David Wantiez
Owner
Employed by Blue Thumb Services since 2005

Phone:
480-232-3692
Email: Dave@bluethumbservices.com 

Languages
English
Training / Credentials
Certified Article 9 Trainer
Certified CIT I & II Trainer
ABA Trained Dave has been a provider to special needs children since 1982 starting in the Chicago area. After moving to Arizona, Dave helped manage programs for Department of Economic Security – Developmentally Disabled Division (DDD) Qualified Agencies until he helped form Blue Thumb Services LLC in 2005. Dave is a master trainer for the required Article 9 training, as well as CIT 1 & 11 Training and the Principles of Caregiving Curriculum.
Stephanie Rodriguez
Habilitation Program Manager
Employed by Blue Thumb Services since 2006 

Phone: 602-487-5775
Email: Stephanie@bluethumbservices.com
Languages
Spanish, English
Training
ABA Trained
BS Network Communication Management
Stephanie became a provider with Blue Thumb Services in 2006 and was promoted to Program Manager shortly thereafter.  She directs all our Habilitation Programs, writing and implementing effective goals and strategies for each client.  She has helped many Spanish-speaking families find the right provider.
Rick DeLaRue
Program Manager
Employed by Blue Thumb Services since 2007 

Phone: 602-754-8380
Email: Rick@bluethumbservices.com
Languages
English
Training
Certified CPR/First Aid Trainer
ABA Trained
AA Theology
Rick joined Blue Thumb Services as a medical biller. As a Program Manager, Rick has helped many families find the right provider. Rick is a Certified CPR and First Aid Instructor and provides this training at no cost to our providers. Rick also “rolls fingerprints” to assist providers in getting their required Class One Fingerprint Clearance Card. Fingerprinting is required by the Arizona Department of Public Safety as part of the safety process.
Delia Chavez
Habilitation Trainer
Employed by Blue Thumb Services since 2008 

Phone: 602-435-9822
Email: Delia@bluethumbservices.com
Languages
Spanish, English
Training
ABA Trained
BS Psychology
Delia is a mother of a special needs child and brings a personal touch of understanding to our families.  She assists families one-on-one, training our providers and families in the best practices in caring for our special needs children.
Lindsay Peterson
Program Manager – South Navajo County
Employed by Blue Thumb Services since 2009 

Phone: 928-358-6062
Email: Lindsay@bluethumbservices.com
Languages
English
Training / Credentials
ABA Trained
Lindsay started as a provider and recently became a Program Manager. She continues developing her skills and knowledge in working with disabled children.  Located in Show Low, AZ, Lindsay provides personal support for all our providers and families in the southern Navajo County area.
Martha Ramirez
Program Manager 

Phone:
Email:
Martha@bluethumbservices.com
Martha comes to Blue Thumb Services with over 10 years of experience in the mental health field. In addition, Martha has the personal experiences that come with having a child with Autism. Martha has an uncommon understanding of the family dynamics that exists when a special needs child is involved. She is committed to providing quality services to those children and upholding the integrity of the families she serves. Martha is a valuable addition to the Blue Thumb family.

Bonnie Willis
Program Manager 

Phone:
Email:
Bonnie@bluethumbservices.com
Bonnie is a mother of two special needs children and has served as a provider with Blue Thumb Services since 2005 providing quality care to the families she served. As a Program Manager, Bonnie’s experience, both personal and professional, along with her deep rooted passion for families with special needs children, enable her to assist families, ensuring they receive the best possible care. Bonnie strives to help each family find the provider that best meets their needs, creating personal goals and advocating on their behalf to assure the best outcomes possible.

Gina DeLaRue
Administration Manager
Employed by Blue Thumb Services since 2009 

Phone: 602-486-1911
Email: Gina@bluethumbservices.com
Gina manages all of our office procedures insuring that all our families and providers receive the highest attention to the details required to help our providers deliver the best care for our families. Gina acts as our liaison to Arizona’s Department of Economic Security – Developmentally Disabled Division helping to keep track of authorized hours available, service plan changes and policy alerts and changes. Gina also manages our payroll department.