Meet Our Board Members
members serve three-year terms and cannot be reappointed after two consecutive
full terms. Board responsibilities include: regulating the licensure and certification
process, issuing and renewing licenses and certificates, investigating ethical
complaints, approving educational coursework, and acting as a catalyst for positive
change in the field.
year, four seats on the OCDP Board are open for appointment or re-appointment.
Individuals interested in becoming a member of the OCDP Board can submit an application
to the Governor's Office ATTN: Boards & Commissions.
Boyer, Prevention Committee Chair (Term Expiration: 12/23/15)
J. Boyer is currently self-employed as a consultant specializing
in professional education and training, organizational development,
strengths based practices, and reentry services. Ms. Boyer's background
includes over 35 years of work in the areas of administration, strategic
planning, policy and program development, staff supervision and
training, marketing, and community collaboration. She has worked
in a consulting role with a broad sector of community leaders, including
government officials, business and industry, schools, courts, churches,
and community groups. Ms. Boyer received the Director's Award in
2009 from the U.S. Dept. of Justice Community Capacity Development
Office for her work with Weed and Seed communities.
Her recent work has focused on developing comprehensive strategies
for the prevention, intervention, and suppression of illicit drugs
and gangs in high crime areas.
Boyer received her Master of Science in Social Administration degree
from Case Western Reserve University and her bachelor's degree from
the College of Wooster. She holds independent licensure from the
Ohio Counselor and Social Worker Board along with an LICDC and OCPS
L. Brown, Treasurer (Term Expiration: 12/23/13)
Kenneth Brown is currently Director of the Clark County Municipal
Court Probation Department. He has worked in the field of community-based
corrections both in the adult and juvenile systems for the past
24 years. Kenneth holds a Bachelor Degree from Wright State University
and a Masters Degree from the University of Dayton. He is a Licensed
Independent Chemical Dependency Counselor and Licensed Social Worker.
Davda (Term Expiration: 12/23/13)
Shobhana Davda holds a Master's Degree from Dayton University
and a Law Degree from Bombay University. Ms. Davda is one of the
founding members of ASHA-Ray of Hope, an organization that helps
victims of domestic violence. She has also worked as a CASA/GAL
and a Court Appointed Special Advocate of Franklin County to help
abused and neglected children. She possesses truly an eclectic background
with 15 years of experience in the banking industry in Boston, work
as a Human Resources Director for five years in Columbus, and experience
managing a large data entry shop in Ohio. Ms. Davda is currently
employed as a Chemical Dependency Counselor at OSU University Hospital
East, Talbot Hall. She is a Licensed Independent Chemical Dependency
Counselor and a Licensed Professional Counselor.
Tony Grotrian (Term Expiration: 12/23/15)
Mr. Grotrian has worked tirelessly over the last three years to
address the issue of opiate addiction in Hancock County. He is a
shining example of someone who, from tragedy, became passionate
about the issue in order to prevent others from having a similar
experience. Mr. Grotrian retired from his profession in order to
dedicate his efforts to this cause full time. He is a team member
of the Hancock County ADAMHS Board Strategic Prevention Framework
Grant and an active member on several committees of the Prescription
Drug Abuse Task Force. Mr. Grotrian was awarded the Hancock County
ADAMHS Board Volunteer of the Year Award for FY2011.
Haag, Chair (Term Expiration: 12/23/13)
Mary Haag is currently Director of Coalition Strategies for the
Coalition for a Drug-Free Greater Cincinnati. Mary is licensed as
a registered nurse, since 1975, and received her Bachelors of Science
in Nursing, with an emphasis in Business Management, in 1986. She
holds an Ohio Certified Prevention Specialist I certification and
has been working in the field of substance abuse prevention since
1995. Mary currently serves as President of the Alcohol and Drug
Abuse Prevention Association of Ohio and Vice President of the Greater
Cincinnati Nutrition Council boards.
Jones (ODADAS Ex-Officio Member)
Mr. Jones serves as the ODADAS ex-officio
Kopaniasz, Ethics Investigating Board Member (Term Expiration: 12/23/14)
Mrs. Ashley Kopaniasz is a Licensed Chemical Dependency Counselor
III and Licensed Professional Counselor. Mrs. Kopaniasz received
her Bachelor of Science from Northwestern State University and a
Master of Arts from The University of Toledo. Ashley currently works
in a community mental health facility's dual diagnosis program.
She has also worked with psychiatric inpatient and school based
"Ginger" Ross (Term Expiration: 12/23/13)
Ms. Ross is currently a high school guidance counselor at Vandalia-Butler
City School District. She holds an LICDC, PCC, LSW and School Counselor
License. Ms. Ross holds a master's degree from Wright State University
in Mental Health Counseling. She has worked in the Chemical Dependency
field for over 18 years. She has worked at Nova House in Dayton
and Kettering Hospital Behavioral Health as a Program Coordinator
for their former Chemical Dependency Intensive Outpatient Program.
Stanton, Vice Chair (Term Expiration: 12/23/14)
Mr. Glenn Stanton began his substance abuse career as active duty
air force in 1989. He retired from the air force in 2004 and worked
at the Veterans Administration. Mr. Stanton currently works for
the DOD in substance abuse. He completed his bachelor's degree in
2002 at Wayland Baptist University, TX and currently holds an LCDC
Taft (Term Expiration: 12/23/15)
Hope Taft is a certified prevention specialist and has been
involved in prevention activities at the local, state and national
levels since 1986. As First Lady of Ohio, 1999-2007, she focused
on promoting positive youth development, alcohol and other drug
prevention and community volunteerism. At the national level, she
serves on the Center for Substance Abuse Prevention National Advisory
Council. She is currently the president/CEO of the Leadership To
Keep Children Alcohol Free Foundation, a non profit, non partisan
group of current and former Governor's spouses dedicated to supporting
their efforts, both in their states and nationally, to prevent and
reduce childhood drinking, especially among youth, 9-15 years old.
Ms. Taft graduated from Southern Methodist University in 1966.
Yurisko (Term Expiration: 12/23/14)
Lloyd Yurisko is a Licensed Chemical Dependency Counselor II. Robert
holds an Associate of Applied Science Degree from Columbus State
Community College's Mental Health / Addiction Studies / Developmental
Disabilities program. Robert has a deep passion for recovery and
has worked in the field of Addiction Treatment since 2006. Robert
is currently employed as a Primary Counselor at House of Hope Men's
Residential Program in Columbus, OH.
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