Policy Committee

The Policy Committee guides the OPRA Board of Directors and OPRA staff by suggesting specific policy issues and stances OPRA should advocate on behalf of. The Policy Committee is made up of a small group of core voting members. During the monthly committee meetings, staff of any OPRA Member can participate in discussions, either in person or online, on specific issues. After these conversations, the voting members of the Policy Committee vote to make a recommendation to the Board that a specific issue be taken up as a priority issue or a specific stance should be adopted as OPRA’s official stance. These recommendations go to the OPRA Board of Directors who then vote on OPRA’s official stance on policy issues.

Voting Members:

Diane Beastrom, Kiononia Homes, Inc., Policy Committee Chair
Scott DeLong, CRSI, Policy Committee Co-Chair
Dave Rastoka, Embracing Autsim, Inc.
Jeff Johnson, Weaver Industries
Jo Spargo, REM Ohio, Inc.
Jennifer Marshall, Goodwill Columbus
Kurt Miller, Empowering People, Inc.
Tim Neville, Echoing Hills Village, Inc.
Rich Patterson, Nick Amster, Inc.
Ryan Knodle, Benchmark Human Services, Inc.
Shelly Wharton, The Society