Board of Directors

OPRA Board of Directors district representatives are elected by OPRA Members in their respective districts. District Representatives are elected to serve on the Board for three years. The number of district representatives is determined by the number of individuals served in the district. At-large representatives are appointed by the Chair and can serve up to three years.

District 1

Represents the following counties:
Adams, Brown, Butler, Clermont, Clinton, Hamilton, Highland, Lawrence, Pike, Scioto and Warren

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Jamie Steele, Executive Director

Jamie Steele, Executive Director

Chairperson

Ohio Valley Residential Services, Inc.

Office:  (513) 281-6800
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Jim Steffey, President/CEO

Jim Steffey, President/CEO

Envision

Office: (513) 619-2928
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Melissa Morelli, Regional Director

Melissa Morelli, Regional Director

Active Day, Inc.

Office:  (513) 919-0311
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District 2

Represents the following counties:
Auglaize, Champaign, Clark, Darke, Greene, Hardin, Logan, Mercer, Miami, Montgomery, Preble, Shelby

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Dennis Grant, Executive Director

Dennis Grant, Executive Director

United Rehabilitation Services / Dayton

Office:  (937) 233-1230
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Tom Weaver, Executive Director

Tom Weaver, Executive Director

Choices In Community Living, Inc.

Office:  (937) 898-2220
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District 3

Represents the following counties:
Athens, Belmont, Carroll, Coshocton, Gallia, Guernsey, Harrison, Hocking, Holmes, Jackson, Jefferson, Meigs, Monroe, Morgan, Muskingum, Noble, Perry, Ross, Tuscarawas, Vinton, Washington

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Jerri Elson, Executive Director

Jerri Elson, Executive Director

Muskingum Residential

Office:  (740) 453-5350
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Lisa Reed, Executive Director

Lisa Reed, Executive Director

Secretary

RHDD

Office:  (740) 622-9778
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District 4

Represents the following counties:
Allen, Crawford, Defiance, Fulton, Hancock, Henry, Lucas, Ottawa, Paulding, Putnam, Richland, Sandusky, Seneca, Van Wert, Williams, Wood, Wyandot

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Roger Fortener, Executive Director

Roger Fortener, Executive Director

Anne Grady Services Corporation

Office:  (419) 866-6500
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Roy Cherry, Executive Director

Roy Cherry, Executive Director

The Epilepsy Center of Northwest Ohio

Office:  (419) 867-5950
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Megan Craun, CEO

Megan Craun, CEO

Sandco Industries

Office:  (419) 547-3273 x100
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District 5

Represents the following counties:
Ashland, Columbiana, Mahoning, Medina, Portage, Stark, Summit, Trumbull, Wayne

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Melanie Kasten-Krause, Executive Director

Melanie Kasten-Krause, Executive Director

Society for Handicapped Citizens/The Arc of Medina County

Office:  (330) 242-2477
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Jeff Johnson, Executive Director

Jeff Johnson, Executive Director

Weaver Industries 

Office:  (330) 379-3660 x262
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District 6

Represents the following counties:
Delaware, Fairfield, Fayette, Franklin, Knox, Licking, Madison, Marion, Morrow, Pickaway, Union

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Adam Guinther, Executive Director

Adam Guinther, Executive Director

Treasurer

Residential Home Association of Marion (RHAM)

Office:  (740) 387-9999
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Bob Heinzerling, Executive Director

Bob Heinzerling, Executive Director

Heinzerling Community

Office:  (614) 272-8888
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Liz Owens, CEO

Liz Owens, CEO

The Alpha Group

Office:  (740) 368-5810
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District 7

Represents the following counties:
Ashtabula, Cuyahoga, Erie, Geauga, Huron, Lake, Lorain

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Diane Beastrom, President/CEO

Diane Beastrom, President/CEO

Vice-Chairperson

Koinonia Homes, Inc.

Office:  (216) 588-8777
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Trish Otter, President/CEO

Trish Otter, President/CEO

United Cerebral Palsy of Greater Cleveland

Office:  (216) 453-4951
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Laura LaGodney, CEO

Laura LaGodney, CEO

Ability Works

Office:  (419) 626-1048 x3193
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District 8

District 8 is a voluntary district Members who provide services in multiple districts can opt into instead of the district where their main office is located.

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Felicia Hall, Regional Director

Felicia Hall, Regional Director

ResCare, Inc.

Office:  (513) 858-4550 x111
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John Swanson, Executive Vice President

John Swanson, Executive Vice President

Echoing Hills Village, Inc.

Office:  (740) 327-2311 x1141
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Scott DeLong, President/CEO

Scott DeLong, President/CEO

Champaign Residential Services, Inc. (CRSI)

Office:  (937) 653-1353
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At Large Directors

Justin Blumhorst, Operations Leader

Justin Blumhorst, Operations Leader

Capabilities, Inc.

Office:  (419) 778-7400
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Bob Gaston, CEO

Bob Gaston, CEO

ARC Industries, Inc.

Office:  (614) 479-2500
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Patrick Maynard, CEO

Patrick Maynard, CEO

I Am Boundless, Inc.

Office:  (614) 844-3800 x2401
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Donna Merrill, Executive Director

Donna Merrill, Executive Director

Horizons of Tuscarawas & Carroll Counties, Inc.

Office:  (330) 364-5415
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Mary Thompson-Hufford, CEO

Mary Thompson-Hufford, CEO

The Fuse Network

Office:  (740) 641-8347
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Honorary Board

Michael Malone, Executive Director

Michael Malone, Executive Director

Josina Lott Residential Services / Manahan

Office:  (419) 866-9013
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Lynne Urbanski, Executive Director

Lynne Urbanski, Executive Director

Blossom Hill, Inc.

Office:  (440) 892-2042
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Adam Guinther, Executive Director

Adam Guinther, Executive Director

Treasurer

Residential Home Association of Marion (RHAM)

Office:  (740) 387-9999
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Diane Beastrom, President/CEO

Diane Beastrom, President/CEO

Vice-Chairperson

Koinonia Homes, Inc.

Office:  (216) 588-8777
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Jamie Steele, Executive Director

Jamie Steele, Executive Director

Chairperson

Ohio Valley Residential Services, Inc.

Office:  (513) 281-6800
Email

Lisa Reed, Executive Director

Lisa Reed, Executive Director

Secretary

RHDD

Office:  (740) 622-9778
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