Troy Hunter, MSW, DS

Developmental Specialist

Early Learning Program & Early Intervention Community Services



Troy graduated from The Ohio State University with a Bachelor of Arts degree in Psychology with a minor in Education in 2016. He then got his developmental specialist certification in 2017. Troy graduated with his Masters in Social work specializing in mental health in 2019. He is now taking classes and working towards his Doctorate in Educational Studies. He started working at Nisonger as a student assistant in our Early Learning Program in 2016 and has since then been an assistant teacher and a lead teacher before transitioning to his current role as a developmental specialist. Troy is also the intake specialist of our Early Intervention Community Services program and conducts all of the intake interviews with new families entering into our Early Intervention program. Troy is trained and participates in Project ImPACT, a social communication coaching program for families with a child with a social communication delay. Troy manages our social programs and facilitates our parent group. Troy has also worked with other programs at Nisonger including the Autism College Experience Program and Project SCOPE, a training initiative for working with children and families subject to the opioid epidemic. His passion is for early childhood mental health and social emotional development along with empowering families, supporting the development of children, and advocating for inclusion.