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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.

Carolina Ann Thomas

Vice President

Mindy Garverick

Secretary

Lee Butcher

Jeanette Carpenter

Kelli Bader

Kari Smith

Heather Dikis

Nancy Richards

Barbara Sapharas

Nathan Turner

Marc Tasse’

Josh Young

Bambi Zinkon

OSDA Board Trustees

Kelli Bader, Logan CBDD, Christine Brown, Ohio Leader, Franklin, Lee Butcher, Ohio Leader, Marion, Jeanette Carpenter, Knox CBDD, Melinda Garverick, Family, Grove City, Brian Green, Supt. Miami CBDD, John Hannah, Ohio Leader, Champaign, Kelly Petty, Supt. Cuyahoga CBDD, Nancy Richards, Clearwater Council of Governments, 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, Melinda Yerian, Family Member, Guernsey, Josh Young, Ohio Network on Innovation.

Meet the Council of Ohio Leaders
(COOL)

John Hannah

Lee Butcher

Nathan Turner

Sherri Adams

Mitch Berger

Constance Buffy Enochs

Ty Ferguson

Charles Gardner

MEMBERS OF THE OSDA COUNCIL OF OHIO LEADERS (COOL)

Sherri Adams-Scioto, Mitch Berger-Richland, Rick Collins-Sandusky, Logan Detwiler-Medina, Buffy Enochs-Fayette, Ty Ferguson-Logan, Charles Gardner-Clermont, Rosie Lawrence-Slater-Hamilton, John Hannah-Champaign, Mike Metzgar-Erie, 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, board meetings will be held on ZOOM.  2022 Dates: January 28, February 25, March 25, April 22, June 24, August 26, September 23, October 4  (Live at Synergy), November 18 (In-person).