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Who We Are

OSDA is a non-profit organization who empowers people with disabilities and their families.  Our goal is to expand awareness of self-determination principles,  provide valuable training resources, and promote advocacy efforts.

The OSDA Board includes people with disabilities, family members, private providers, and county boards of DD.

Meet the OSDA Board Members

The OSDA Board includes people with disabilities, family members, private providers, and County Boards of DD.

OSDA Board Trustees

Kelli Bader, Logan CBDD, Christine Brown, Ohio Leader, Franklin,  Jeanette Carpenter, Knox CBDD, Constance (Buffy) Enoch, Ohio Leader, Fayette, Brian Green, Supt. Miami CBDD, Stefanie Galbreth, John Hannah, Ohio Leader, Champaign, Nancy Richards, Clearwater Council of Governments, Celia Schloemer, Hamilton, Kari Smith, Supt. Huron CBDD, Leia Snyder, Supt. Hamilton DDS, Marci Straughter, Ohio Leader, Marc Tasse’, Nisonger, Franklin, Carolina Ann Thomas, Ohio Leader, Knox, Sharon Travis, SW Ohio Council of Governments, Kelsi Weaver, Ohio Leader, Renee’ Wood, Ohio Leader, Lucas County, Melinda Yerian, Family Member, Guernsey, Josh Young, Ohio Network for Innovation.

Meet the Council of Ohio Leaders
(COOL)

Kristy Stepp

Madison Co.

Rosie Lawrence-Slater

Hamilton Co.

Sherri Adams

Scioto Co.

Mitch Berger

Richland Co.

Constance ‘Buffy’ Enochs

Fayette Co.

Charles Gardner

Adams Co.

Jessie Russell

Delaware Co.

Kelsi Weaver

Belmont Co.

Logan Detwiler

Medina Co.

Mike Metzger

Erie Co.

Meralyse Dessert

Knox County

Marci Straughter

Franklin Co.

How OSDA works

OSDA is divided into Regions. These regions are designed for information sharing, policy, advocacy, and training.

CLICK ANYWHERE ON MAP TO FIND YOUR REGION

Board Meetings

All board meetings start at 10:00. Unless otherwise noted, board meetings will be held on ZOOM.  2023 Dates: January 26, February 24, April 26, June 28, August 30, October (Live at Synergy — Date TBD), October 25, November 15.