John became a full-time employee of CRSI in December 1995. In addition to performing his duties as Consumer Advocate at CRSI for 19 years, John is involved in several statewide committees and advocacy organizations, including OSDA and COOL. He also serves as President of the Arc of Ohio. John acts as an advisor to other committees, does training for a variety of professional and self-advocate groups throughout Ohio. He is the recipient of several state Advocacy Awards.
John brings with him a long history of involvement in his local community as well. Mr. Hannah’s distinguished accomplishments include being a participant in the first Special Olympics, held in Chicago in 1968, and participating in the International Special Olympic Games in 1983 as an avid basketball player and fan.