Committees

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Staff members of full OACCA member agencies may participate in advisory committees. To be added to a committee email list, sign up by clicking here (members only).

Board of Directors

  • Chair: Matt Kresic, Homes for Kids
  • 2017 Meeting Dates: Jan 27, Mar 31, May 19, Jul 28, Sep 29, Dec 1
  • Meetings are held at the OACCA office from 10:00am-2:00pm

Behavioral Health 

  • Key topics: community behavioral health Medicaid, managed care, OMHAS and ODM rules for certified behavioral health providers, state legislation
  • Chair: Sean Reilly, UMCH Family Services; Debra Rex, Beech Brook
  • 2017 Meeting Dates: Feb 9, Mar 9, Apr 13, May 18, Jun 8, Jul 13, Aug 10, Sep 14, Oct 12, Nov 9, Dec 7
  • Meetings are held at the OACCA office from 10:00am-2:00pm unless otherwise noted

Developmental Disabilities 

  • Key Topics: DODD and Ohio MHAS policy initiatives impacting behavioral health providers and children with developmental disabilities, cross-system initiatives at the county and state levels affecting children with DD, funding of DD services
  • Chair: Glenn McCleese, House of New Hope
  • 2017 Meeting Dates: July 27
  • Meetings are held at the OACCA office from 10:00am – 1:00pm

Foster Care & Adoption 

  • Key Topics: ODJFS rules and licensing/monitoring of foster care programs, independent living, and adoption services; state legislation impacting foster carel state child welfare initiatives; best practices and tips in foster care programs
  • Chair: Ann Mitchell, Pressley Ridge
  • 2017 Meeting Dates: Feb 14, Mar 14, Apr 11, May 16, Jun 13, Jul 11 (cancelled), Aug 15, Sep 12, Oct 10, Nov 14, Dec 12

  • Meetings are held at the OACCA office from 10:00am – 1:00pm

Residential Center & Group Home

  • Key Topics: ODJFS and OMHAS rules and licensing activities impacting residential and group home providers, state legislation impacting residential care, state child welfare initiatives, best practices
  • Chair: Bruce Tessena, Abraxas Youth and Family Services
  • 2017 Meeting Dates:  Mar 2 (at Abraxas), June 14 (re-scheduled), Sep 7, Dec 5
  • Meetings are held at the OACCA office from 10:00am – 2:00pm unless otherwise noted

Learning Community for Seclusion and Restraint Prevention in Children’s Residential Centers

  • Key Topics: data analysis of seclusion and restraint use, trauma informed care consultation, best practices in crisis management, implementation of the Six Core Strategies for the Reduction of Seclusion and Restraint
  • Facilitator: Kristine Buffington
  • 2017 Meeting Dates: Feb 22, June 30, Aug 23, Nov 29
  • Meetings are held at the OACCA office from 10:00am – 1:00pm

Advocacy Committee

  • Chair: Matt Kresic, Homes for Kids
  • 2017 Meeting Dates: Feb 27, July TBD, Oct 17, Dec 6
  • Meetings are held at the OACCA office from 12:00 – 2:00pm