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Who We Are

OSDA is a non-profit organization who empowers people with disabilities.  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.

Carolina Ann Thomas

Vice President

Mindy Garverick

Secretary

Lee Butcher

Jeanette Carpenter

Kelli Bader

Kari Smith

Heather Dikis

OSDA Board Trustees

Kelli Bader, Logan CBDD, Christine Brown, Ohio Leader, Franklin, Lee Butcher, Ohio Leader, Marion, Jeanette Carpenter, Knox CBDD, Heather Dikis, Family, Athens, Melinda Garverick, Family, Grove City, Brian Green, Supt. Miami CBDD, John Hannah, Ohio Leader, Champaign, Kelly Petty, Supt. Cuyahoga CBDD, Kathy Rader, Provider, Champaign, Nancy Richards, Clearwater Council of Governments, Barbara Sapharas, Family, Lake, Debbie Schmieding, Provider, Athens, Kari Smith, Supt. Huron CBDD, Marc Tasse’, Nisonger, Franklin, Carolina Ann Thomas, Ohio Leader, Knox, Nathan Turner, Ohio Leader, Lucas County, Josh Young, Ohio Network on Innovation, Bambi Zinkon, Coshocton CBDD.

Meet the Council of Ohio Leaders
(COOL)

Ty Ferguson

Charles Gardner

Bob Laferty

Jessie Russell

Marci Straughter

Rick Collins

Diana Mairose

Past President

Carolina Ann Thomas

Vice President

MEMBERS OF THE OSDA COUNCIL OF OHIO LEADERS

Sherri Adams-Scioto, Loyd Lee Butcher-Marion, Mitch Berger-Richland, Rick Collins-Sandusky, Buffy Enochs-Fayette, Ty Ferguson-Logan, Charles Gardner-Adams, John Hannah-Champaign, Bob Laferty-Huron, Diana Mairose-Hamilton, Jessi Russell-Delaware, Kristy Stepp-Madison, Marci Straughter-Franklin, Carolina Ann Thomas-Knox, Nathan Turner-Lucas

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.  Until further notice, board meetings will be held on ZOOM.