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Leah Schneck, LSW, CDP, CDS

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After graduating in 2000 with a bachelors in social work  from the University of Akron and becoming a Licensed Social Worker, I went on to work with teenage mothers in a residential treatment center, then onto working with mental health adults.  I found my passion in 2002 with geriatrics in long term care with Saber Healthcare Group, were l am still currently employed as the VP of Social Services and Life Enrichment. 

Throughout the last 20 years at Saber, I have furthered my education by becoming a Certified Dementia Practitioner, CARES Dementia Specialist and a Crisis Prevention Institute (CPI) Trainer.   And most recently, in 2022 I became a licensed instructor with NCCAP.

When I train others, I am able to tailor the message in a way the student can comprehend and to allow the learners to take what they have learned and transfer it into action within their field.    I am able to pivot during my trainings, as needed, to meet the needs of the learners. 

I find helping people is my calling and I enjoy volunteering opportunities as well, including being on the Walk to End Alzheimer’s volunteer committee helping with the annual Cleveland, Ohio walk.

In addition, I am the chairperson of our Saber Strong Foundation which fundraises to help Saber employees who apply and are approved for a financial assistance hardship award due to a bona fide emergency.

On a personal note, I am a mother of 4, who all keep me busy with sports, school events, and helping 3 of them who have transitioned into adulthood. My husband and I enjoy traveling to the beach, camping and local weekend getaways. 

My course will be delivered zoom


Jan 5, 2023-June 29, 2023


9am-1pm EST

Last class will be 9am-330pm (will include 30 minute lunch break)

MEPAP 1 APC $650 course fee includes coursebook, exam and 2 years certification.

Please note that if you select to do a payment plan there will be an additional $30.00 fee added.

Activity Professional Certified Course

As a Licensed Instructor, I am qualified to deliver NCCAP’s standardized Modular Education Program for Activity Professionals (MEPAP) for NCCAP certification. 


For over 30 years, NCCAP certification has been accepted for meeting the highest standard of CMS F680 and is the only certification accepted by NAAP for meeting the Professional Standards of Practice to be an Activity Professional.


The MEPAP is infused with the person-centered principles of the Pioneer Network as well as the Alzheimer’s Association Dementia Care Practice Recommendations. It is reviewed and updated regularly by an independent Clinical and Curriculum Advisory Board of geriatric experts and long-term care practitioners.


Like all Allied Healthcare credentials, NCCAP certification is based on a formal course of study, the MEPAP, and an independent final exam. NCCAP certification ensures you are competent to deliver person-centered care and life-enriching activity programs to enhance physical, cognitive and psychosocial well-being.


Currently, I teach the NCCAP’s standardized MEPAP APC (Activity Professional Certified) course. The MEPAP APC is the entry-level certification that provides the knowledge and skills to work in the Activity Profession.