About Connect a Voice

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Connect a Voice is a part of a suite of products provided by Northwoods. It is an innovative system that helps providers and caregivers easily collect the information they need to run their businesses. Their simple mobile app makes collecting time records and billing information instant and easy while staying compliant with EVV and service-delivery documentation a breeze.

Connect a Voice is parent inspired.  Designed by the father of an individual with a developmental disability, Connect a Voice focuses on quality of care.  It is designed for DSPs.  We know the challenging job DSPs perform and have made Connect a Voice easy to use.  So DSPs can focus on care – not paperwork.

We collaborate with care providers to make sure the product is efficient and saves them money.

Our Story

Tom Shovelton was inspired to create Connect a Voice based on his experience as the parent of an autistic child.  He is highly engaged in his child’s care, and has experienced both the successes and limitations of today’s developmental disability care environment.  Like many parent’s Tom is interested in assisting his child in developing to their full potential.  Having worked through the ‘system’ for many years he sees the progress that is being made, but is passionate about providing tools to improve the quality of care and help individuals with developmental disabilities succeed.

Prior to starting Connect a Voice, Tom worked as an information technology leader with various companies such as IBM, HP, Cognizant and Price Waterhouse Coopers.  Tom’s professional expertise is in information management, business intelligence and analytics.  Tom has helped some of the world’s largest companies solve complex business problems using data.  Tom is a graduate of Auburn University and the University of Alabama in Huntsville.

Tom Shovelton


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About Northwoods

Northwoods is different from most technology companies. We are your partner. We’re committed to helping you meet your mission, solve problems, and improve business processes.

Since 2003, we have only focused on human services. Why? Because it’s our background and our passion, and an underserved market. Our user-centric software—created from our own human services experience—is built for engagement, efficiency, and compliance.

In 2022, Connect a Voice joined the Northwoods family of products and services, each designed to change the way the world conducts human services.

Learn more about Northwoods and our mission to improve the lives of those who need help.

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We’d love to tell you more about how Connect a Voice can save you money and keep you compliant. Please reach out and start the conversation.


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