Talbot Services staff members are alcohol and drug treatment professionals who have many years of experience in providing assessments, education, group and individual therapy and screenings.

All counseling staff are licensed by the State of Ohio either as social workers, professional counselors, or licensed independent chemical dependency counselors. Our staff is invested in providing the best services, with the highest regard, for our clients.


Randall LaFond Instructor

For over 25 years, Randall LaFond has worked as a counselor, clinical director, program director and chief executive officer for hospitals and treatment agencies. He holds a Master of Arts degree, a Master of Divinity, and a Master of Business Administration. He is also an Independent Licensed Chemical Dependency Counselor and a Certified Employee Assistance Professional (CEAP).


Crystal Sparks Instructor

A native Toledoan, Crystal has extensive experience working in the field of Mental Health, Substance Abuse, and Case Management. She has a Bachelors in Institutional Healthcare Supervision and a Masters in Education/SBH, and is also a Licensed Independent Chemical Dependency Counselor.


Mary Pat Graden Instructor

Mary is a certified instructor for both Defensive Driving and Juvenile Driving courses, and has also worked in the Safety Council of Northwest Ohio for six years.


Frank Hamp Instructor

As a Licensed Independent Chemical Dependency Counselor, Frank has 23 years of experience in his field, and 15 years as a counselor in intervention programs. He has earned his Associates Degree in Mental Health Technology, and graduated Magna Cum Laude with a BA in Family Life Education.