Ohio EC Systems Conference

03/24/2019 - 03/28/2019 • Hilton Columbus at Easton 3900 Chagrin Dr Columbus, OH 43219
Ohio’s 2019 Early Childhood Cross Systems Conference is truly historic. Each of Ohio’s Early Childhood state agencies for the first time will partner to offer a fully integrated systems approach early childhood conference. Each day an agency will take the lead and sponsor mental health, disability and health specific sessions. There will be cross-systems sessions designed to promote increased collaboration and improved outcomes among all early childhood professionals. In addition to the keynotes, participants will be inspired by remarks from the new state agency leadership and participate in an interactive early childhood Wellness Fair. The sponsoring state agencies are the Ohio Department of Mental Health and Addiction Services, Ohio Department of Developmental Disabilities, Ohio Department of Health, Ohio Department of Medicaid, Ohio Department of Jobs and Family Services and the Ohio Department of Education. Hilton Easton Room Block Code: ODM http://www.hilton.com/en/hi/groups/personalized/C/CMHCHHF-ODM-20190321/index.jhtml Questions? Email: Laura.Zdon@mha.ohio.gov
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  • 24 March
  • 25 March
  • 26 March
  • 27 March
  • 28 March

Valerie Alloy

Lead Administrator
OhioMHAS
Valerie Alloy, Ph.D, is the Mental Health Administrator for the Ohio Department of Mental Health and Addiction Services, Bureau of Children and Families. She leads the department’s Early Childhood Mental Health Initiative and is appointed to the Governor’s Early Childhood Advisory Committee. 

Debbie Ashley, M.Ed.

Certified Master Coach and Former Early Intervention Supervisor
Hamilton County Developmental Disabilities Services
Debbie Ashley, M.Ed., Certified Master Coach and Former Early Intervention Supervisor for Hamilton County Developmental Disabilities Services. She currently provides training and coaching support for Early Interventionists on Routines-Based Interview, Eco-mapping and Family Centered Practices.

26 March

26 March

Melissa Balbaugh, M.Ed.

Program Manager
Ohio K12 Help Team at The Management Council
Melissa Balbaugh, M.Ed., Program Manager, Ohio K12 Help Team at The Management Council. She oversees the support process for the Kindergarten Readiness Assessment and the Early Learning Assessment. In her position, she works closely with Ohio Department of Education and Johns Hopkins University planning for the continuous quality improvement of Support Processes for the early childhood assessments.

27 March

Jennifer Barnes, M.A.

Education Program Specialist
Ohio Department of Education in the Office of Early Learning and School Readiness
Jennifer Barnes, M.A., Education Program Specialist, Ohio Department of Education in the Office of Early Learning and School Readiness. She coordinates, trains, supports, and monitors compliance with the Individuals with Disabilities Education Act (IDEA) and Federal, and State law for early childhood preschool special education. In addition, serves as an Adjunct Professor at Stark State College, teaching courses in Early Childhood Education, Exceptional Children, Observation and Assessment and Group Management, and Creative Materials and Guided Play.

26 March

26 March

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Jennifer Bavry, B.A.

Program Director
Family and Community Outreach Center at Ohio Center for Autism and Low Incidence (OCALI)
Jennifer Bavry, B.A., Program Director, Family and Community Outreach Center at Ohio Center for Autism and Low Incidence (OCALI). She was also instrumental in the launch of Autistic Spectrum Disorder (ASD) Strategies in Action, a project powered by OCALI, in which she provided support in the development, implementation, and marketing of the online video training program.

26 March

Lynn Belhorn, B.Ed.

Regional Early Childhood Mental Health Master Trainer Trainer for Ohio’s Whole Child Matters Initiative
Nationwide Children's Hospital
Lynn Belhorn, B.Ed. Regional Early Childhood Mental Health Master Trainer at Nationwide Children’s Hospital. She holds an Early Childhood Mental Health credential and provides training in early childhood education, and early childhood mental health prevention services for early learning professionals private non-profit centers, faith-based preschool, multi-county Head Start and public schools.

25 March

25 March

Jennifer Berndsen, B.A., LISW

Program Manager
Every Child Succeeds Program, Cincinnati Children’s Hospital
Jenny Berndsen, B.A., LISW, Program Manager, Every Child Succeeds Program, Cincinnati Children’s Hospital. She is the liaison between Every Child Succeeds Central Office and the nine (9) Home Visitation provider agencies Ohio and Kentucky. She also manages the ECS Early Head Start Home-based Program and supervises the 4 home visitors who deliver that program. Additionally, Jenny trains on Domestic Violence and is certified in Trauma-Responsive Care.

27 March

Maureen Black, Ph.D.

Workforce Development Coordinator
Ohio Department of Mental Health and Addiction Services (OhioMHAS)
Maureen S. Black, Ph.D, is a Psychologist and the ECMH Workforce Development Consultant for the Ohio Department of Mental Health and Addiction Services, Bureau of Children and Families.  Dr. Black has oversight of the Professional Development Training, Credentialing of ECMH Consultants and ensures specialized Training and Professional Development for the Master Trainers assigned to Ohio’s 88 counties.

Yvette Blanchard, PT, Sc.D., PCS

Physical Therapist, Professor, Faculty
Sacred Heart University, Brazleton Institute
Yvette Blanchard, PT, ScD, PCS, Professor of Physical Therapy at Sacred Heart University, Fairfield Connecticut and Brazelton Institute Faculty. She is the lead NBAS Trainer and a Newborn Behavioral Observation (NBO) System Trainer. She has authored numerous publications in the field of Pediatric Physical Therapy and Early Intervention with high risk infants.

26 March

26 March

26 March

Barbara Boone, Ph.D.

Director
Ohio Statewide Family Engagement Center
Barbara Boone, Ph.D., Director of the Ohio Statewide Family Engagement Center, and an instructor at The Ohio State University working at the intersection of families and schools to improve partnerships between home, school and communities for children of all ages.She has over two decades of experiences as an educator, researcher and professional development.

25 March

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Shaun R. Bracely, B.A.

Medicaid Health Administrator and Agreement Manager
Office of Managed Care, Ohio Department of Medicaid
Shaun R. Bracely, Medicaid Health Administrator and Agreement Manager, Office of Managed Care, Ohio Department of Medicaid. He manages the enrollment process for all of Ohio’s managed care programs; He works with Ohio’s Medicaid Management Information System (MMIS) vendor, DXC, on system development and business requirements for the managed care and the Ohio Medicaid Consumer Hotline, Ohio Managed Care Broker, and Customer Service Agent.

26 March

Thomas Capretta, M.P.A.

Family and Community Coordinator
Office of Improvement and Innovation at the Ohio Department of Education
Thomas Capretta, M.P.A., Family and Community Coordinator in the Office of Improvement and Innovation at the Ohio Department of Education. In his position, his focus is supporting vulnerable youth and promoting effective family and community engagement strategies.

25 March

Stacy Carbone Sterling, B.A.

Licensing Specialist and Supervisor
Ohio Department of Jobs and Family Services
Stacy Carbone Sterling, B.A., Licensing Specialist and Supervisor for the Ohio Department of Jobs and Family Services. She has experience as a teacher, working with preschoolers and toddlers, and previously held the position as Administrator of an NAEYC Accredited preschool.

25 March

Lynette Cashaw-Davis, M.A.

Administrative Coordinator
Ohio Department of Mental Health and Addiction Services (OhioMHAS)
Lynette Cashaw-Davis, M.A., Administrative Coordinator, Ohio Department of Mental Health and Addiction Services, Office of Prevention and Wellness and Office of Quality, Planning and Research. She is a certified facilitator of the Dancing Mindfulness Practice.

25 March

26 March

Monique N. Coleman, Psy.D.

Clinical and Forensic Psychologist
Private Consultant
Monique N. Coleman, Psy.D., is a Clinical and Forensic Psychologist and an international speaker. She is an established expert testifying in the Courts in the criminal psychology forensic area. She currently maintains a private consulting practice and works with the Georgia Vocational Rehabilitation Agency (GVRA) as a medical consultant for disability adjudication, under the Department of Homeland Security, the Veteran Administration conducting compensation & pension evaluations, with Georgia Probate Court, and U.S. District Federal Courts conducting forensic evaluations.

25 March

Misty Cole

Regional Early Childhood Mental Health Master Trainer for Ohio’s Whole Child Matters Initiative
Hopewell Health Centers
Misty Cole, M.S.W., Regional Early Childhood Mental Health Master Trainer for Ohio’s Whole Child Matters Initiative at Hopewell Health Centers Inc. She holds an Early Childhood Mental Health credential and provides training for early care and education professionals, early childhood Mental Health Staff and parents of young children.

25 March

25 March

27 March

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Calvin Collins, B.A.

Community Health Worker
OhioHealth
Calvin Collins, B.A., Community Health Worker for the Primary Care Program on the Mobile Unit, Wellness on Wheels at OhioHealth working as a Program Facilitator for the Boot Camp for New Dads, improving their relationships with their children.

27 March

Kim Davis, M.A.

Education Program Specialist
Ohio Department of Education, Office of Early Learning and School Readiness
Kim Davis, M.A., Education Program Specialist, Ohio Department of Education, Office of Early Learning and School Readiness. She conducts regional training for pre-service teachers in the theory underlying teaching practice, as well as the practical aspects of education, including family engagement, classroom management and self-care.

27 March

Kari Davis, R.R.T.

Count the Kicks Ambassador
Count the Kicks
Kari Davis, R.R.T., Count the Kicks Ambassador for Ohio. She is a registered respiratory therapist at Ohio Health, Mansfield Hospital and was named the Ohio Health System Prism Award Winner for Compassion in 2014 and nominated for Ohio Health Care Worker of the Year in 2015.Her volunteer work in honor of her daughter Harper, born still at 39 and 1/2 weeks in 2013 was critical in bringing Count the Kicks to Ohio.

27 March

Nathan DeDino, J.D.

Part C Coordinator
Department of Developmental Disabilities
Nathan DeDino, J.D., Part C Coordinator, Department of Developmental Disabilities. His work is committed to the implementation of evidence-based Early Intervention practices. He serves as a Director at Large of the Infant and Toddler Coordinators Association (ITCA), a not-for-profit corporation promoting cooperation and the exchange of information and ideas in the administration of Part C.

26 March

26 March

Avery Desrosiers, M.P.H.

Facilitator, Consultant, and Coach
Global Infant Safe Sleep Center
Avery Desrosiers, M.P.H., Facilitator, Consultant, and Coach at the Global Infant Safe Sleep Center. In her role she guides diverse participants to critically self-reflect and identify actions to advance racial justice as a key lever to achieving health equity. Her previous experience at the National Institute for Children’s Health Quality was providing support for projects aiming to reduce infant mortality, build hospital and community capacity to support safe sleep and breastfeeding, and leverage local data to drive improvement for prenatal outcomes.

27 March

James Duffee, M.D., M.P.H.

James H. Duffee, M.D., M.P.H., Director - Complex Care Center for Community Health and Advocacy, Dayton Children’s Hospital; Clinical Associate Professor, Pediatrics and Clinical Assistant Professor, Psychiatry - Wright State University, Boonshoft School of Medicine; American Academy of Pediatrics Fellow and Policy Chair. Dr. He is Board Certified by the American Board of Pediatrics, American Board of Psychiatry and Neurology General Psychiatry and American Board of Psychiatry Child and Adolescent. Dr. Duffy is an international presenter on topics such as, Trauma Informed Care in Pediatric Health Systems, Poverty and Child Health, Maternal Depression and Fetal Alcohol Syndrome. Dr. Duffee is past Chair and Member Emeritus of the American Academy of Pediatrics (AAP) Foundation; the policy chair of the Council on Community Pediatrics of the National American Association of Pediatrics. He writes and reviews policies for AAP, one of which is the policy on Early Childhood Home Visiting.

25 March

Jim Flynn, M.S.S.A, LISW-S

Regional Early Childhood Mental Health Master Trainer for Ohio’s Whole Child Matters Initiative
Positive Education Program
Jim Flynn, M.S.S.A, LISW-S, Regional Early Childhood Mental Health Master Trainer for Ohio’s Whole Child Matters Initiative at Positive Education Program. He is a Parent Resource Consultant, Program Supervisor and Early Childhood Mental Health Consultant/Trainer. He has experience in working with children and adults who have suffered from severe brain trauma, as well as, experience as a mental health therapist and clinical supervisor in the field of mental health.

25 March

27 March

Diane Fox, M.Ed., LISW

Early Intervention Program Manager
Department of Developmental Disabilities
Diane Fox, M.Ed., LISW, Early Intervention Program Manager at the Department of Developmental Disabilities. She is a Certified Early Intervention (EI) Specialist and leads a team of EI professionals responsible for providing technical assistance and training in evidence-based practices to local early intervention programs.

26 March

26 March

Robert Gallen, Ph.D.

Masters’ Program Coordinator for the Applied Developmental Psychology Program
University of Pittsburgh
Robert Gallen, Ph.D., Masters’ Program Coordinator for the Applied Developmental Psychology Program at the University of Pittsburgh. Dr. Gallen is a Licensed Psychologist and Associate Professor of Psychology. He serves as an Early Intervention (EI) provider. He currently teaches graduate level courses in Developmental Psychopathology, Infant Mental Health, and Family Dynamics.

27 March

27 March

Lisa Golden, MSSA, LISW-S

Supervisor, Early Childhood Mental Health Prevention Team
Nationwide Children's Hospital
Lisa Golden, MSSA, LISW-S, Supervisor, Early Childhood Mental Health Prevention Team at Nationwide Children’s Hospital. She guides the team to provide community-based mental health prevention, training, and consultation services to early childhood programs in Central Ohio.

25 March

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Maggie Gons, M.A., CCC-SLP

Speech-Language Pathologist in Early Intervention (EI)
Private Practice
Maggie Gons, M.A., CCC-SLP, Private Practice Speech-Language Pathologist in Early Intervention (EI). She currently works as a Speech-language Pathologist in an EI pilot with Southern Ohio Council of Governments and conducts tele-practice in preschools in Missouri & Ohio; an Early Childhood Facilitator for Ohio Center for Autism and Low Incidence (OCALI); Certified in both PLAY Project and Teaching PLAY with experience as a PLAY Project Supervisor and Master Trainer. She is a state, regional and national speaker in the Early childhood field.

26 March

Wendy Grove

Director
Office for Early Learning and School Readiness at the Ohio Department of Education
Wendy Grove, Ph.D., Director of the Office for Early Learning and School Readiness at the Ohio Department of Education, where she helps develop and implement policies for preschool special education and early childhood education. Her office responsible for licensing Ohio’s public preschool programs and other early childhood special education programs.

25 March

Kim Hauck

Deputy Director
Department of Developmental Disabilities

Edward Hill, M.A.

Customer Service Consultant
Ohio K12 Help Team at the Management Council
Edward Hill, M.A., Customer Service Consultant, Ohio K12 Help Team at the Management Council.He is responsible for developing training experiences and materials for programs and projects managed and supported by the Customer Service and Support Division.The Early Learning Assessment (ELA) and Kindergarten Readiness Assessment (KRA) are two programs for which Ed develops training assets targeted for data/assessment managers and project participants.Ed worked as the 21st Century Learning and Digital Learning Specialist in the College of Education and Human Ecology at The Ohio State University where he managed large scale technology-centered educational grant programs at the state and federal levels.

27 March

Tammy Hogsett, A.A.

Early Childhood Mental Health Liaison
Hopewell Health Centers Inc.
Tammy Hogsett, A.A., Early Childhood Mental Health Liaison, Hopewell Health Centers. She provides community and family support, facilitating Parenting Programs including Triple P and Parent Café, as well as CARE Coaching and consultation in preschool classrooms.

25 March

Katie Hopsecker

Parent Panelist
Katie Hopsecker is a stay at home mom of two, Kennedy (6yo) and Larkyn (3yo), and has been married to her husband, Trevor, for almost 6 years. Katie and her family were introduced to the world of EI after her youngest was born 11 weeks early and suffered a grade 3 brain bleed, and was later diagnosed with spastic-quadriplegic cerebral palsy. Katie and her family are still experiencing the transition period as Larkyn just began pre-school in November. Outside of being a mother and advocate for her children’s medical needs, Katie enjoys traveling and reading in her spare time.

26 March

26 March

Karen Hughes, M.P.H.

Program Advisor
Ohio Perinatal Quality Collaborative (OPQC)
Karen Hughes, M.P.H., Program Advisor for the Ohio Perinatal Quality Collaborative (OPQC).In her role she consults with faculty and staff on the development of educational and communication materials, advancing strategic partnerships, and OPQC relations with state and national organizations.Her experience in the early childhood. Family and Community Health services involved Perinatal, Child and Adolescent Health focusing on Birth outcomes, Maternal mortality and Child fatality reviews, children with special healthcare needs, Early Intervention and family planning.

27 March

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Jay Iams, M.D.

Emeritus Professor of Obstetrics and Gynecology
The Ohio State University
Jay Iams, M.D., Emeritus Professor of Obstetrics and Gynecology, The Ohio State University. He has over 35 years’ experience in obstetrics and gynecology and maternal fetal medicine clinical care, teaching and research, with a focus on prevention of premature birth. He serves as the Obstetrical Lead for the Ohio Perinatal Quality Collaborative (OPQC) since the Collaborative was created in 2007.

27 March

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Sarah Jones, LISW-S

Chief, Care Management Unit
Ohio Department of Medicaid
Sarah Jones, LISW-S, Chief, Care Management Unit, Ohio Department of Medicaid. She oversees the care management programs for the Medicaid managed care populations including home and community-based services. She has over 10 years of case management experience spanning both private and public agencies. 

26 March

Holly Jones, M.S.W., L.S.W.

Program Administrator
OhioMHAS
Holly Jones, M.S.W., L.S.W., Program Administrator, Ohio Department of Mental Health and Addiction Services, Bureau of Children and Families. Holly created the Wellness Project which combines her professional knowledge with her wellness interests and teaches simple self-care tools that people can apply in their daily lives.

25 March

26 March

27 March

Audrey Jones, M.S.W.

Mental Health Counselor
Hopewell Health Centers
Audrey Jones, M.S.W., Mental Health Counselor for the Early Childhood Team at Hopewell Health Centers. She is the Trauma Informed Mental Health Coordinator for Jackson, Pike & Scioto Counties and provides training for school staff on Trauma Informed Care.Her Goal is to impart tools and knowledge that facilitates the development of policies and practices that will make schools a place for every child to thrive. Her previous experience involved working in the public foster care system with children who had been removed from their home.

25 March

Lee Ann Jung, Ph.D.

Clinical Professor
San Diego State University
Lee Ann Jung, Ph.D., Clinical Professor, San Diego State University; Founder of Lead Inclusion; Special Education subject matter expert. Her organization provides support to schools worldwide in the areas of inclusion, standards-based learning and grading, designing individualized goals and interdisciplinary supports, and measuring progress. She leads the International Inclusive Leadership Program, a professional learning and graduate program for educators in international schools. She has authored and co-authored six (6) books and numerous journal articles.

26 March

26 March

26 March

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Traci Keesee, B.A., LSW

Early Intervention (EI) Resource Coordinator
Ohio Department of Developmental Disabilities
Traci Keesee, B.A., L.S.W., Early Intervention (EI) Resource Coordinator, Ohio Department of Developmental Disabilities. She Founded and Directed A Place to Call Home which placed over 200 foster children into their forever families. She uses her knowledge and experience to of trauma and its effects on families throughout her career.

26 March

27 March

Nicole Kennedy, M.S.W.

Early Childhood Programs Coordinator
Hopewell Health Centers Inc.
Nicole Kennedy, M.S.W., Early Childhood Programs Coordinator for Hopewell Health Centers, Inc. in Southeast Ohio. Her current role is training and supporting rural providers in Parent-Child Interaction Therapy (PCIT) and consultation based on the Ohio/Georgetown Model. In addition, she delivers services to children, families, and professionals using evidence-based practices in trauma informed early childhood mental health consultation and therapy in rural Appalachian communities.

25 March

Kathy King, B.S.

Guardian ad Litem and CASA Manager
ProKids
Kathy King, B.S., Guardian ad Litem and CASA Manager for ProKids; Credentialed Advocate-Advanced Level Comprehensive Victim Intervention Specialist and Certified Trainer; She researches, develops, and directs the Steps TO Peace Program for ProKids which trains Court Appointed Special Advocates and other community members on recognizing and addressing the signs of children impacted by violence. She serves on the Hamilton County Family Violence Prevention Program and conducts regional, state and national training for diverse audiences serving children Impacted by violence

27 March

John D. Kinsel, M.S., LPCC-S

Infant and Early Childhood Mental Health Consultant and Trainer
Preschool Promise in Montgomery County, Help Me Grow Brighter Futures in Montgomery County, Miami Valley Child Development Centers Head Start in Clark County and Crossroads Early Head Start in Lake County.
John D. Kinsel, M.S., LPCC-S, is an Infant and Early Childhood Mental Health Consultant and Trainer, He has over 35 years’ experience as an Infant and Early Childhood clinician, trainer and Consultant. He is currently the Infant and Early Childhood Mental Health Consultant for Preschool Promise in Montgomery County, Help Me Grow Brighter Futures in Montgomery County, Miami Valley Child Development Centers Head Start in Clark County and Crossroads Early Head Start in Lake County. He was the founding President of the Ohio Association for Infant Mental Health Advisory Board.

27 March

Lynnette Klejka, M.S.

Assistant Director of Inclusion
Summit County Board of Developmental Disabilites
Lynnette Klejka, M.S., Assistant Director of Inclusion, Summit County Board of Developmental Disabilities. She focuses her efforts on the mission of empowering people of all abilities by educating, coaching, and sharing inclusion knowledge throughout Summit County and the great State of Ohio.

26 March

26 March

Markesha Little, M.S.

Family Engagement Coordinator
The Child Development Council of Franklin County, Inc.
Markesha Little, M.S., Family Engagement Coordinator, The Child Development Council of Franklin County, Inc. Inspired by the model of comprehensive services provided at Head Start, she decided to dedicate her career to working with parents. She is responsible for facilitating family engagement opportunities in order to help parents improve their parenting skills, enhance their children’s academic skills and begin a path to self-sufficiency.

25 March

Liz Lococo-Clouston, B.S.

Help Me Grow Home Visiting Program Consultant
Ohio Department of Health
Liz Loccoco - Clouston, B.S., Help Me Grow Home Visiting Program Consultant, Ohio Department of Health. She works directly with Home Visiting providers to monitor their model fidelity and offer technical assistance and support. She employs her educational background and skills to facilitate support for children and families affected by trauma and poverty.

26 March

27 March

Erin Lucas, LISW-S

Director of Early Childhood Programs
Hopewell Health Centers
Erin Lucas, LISW-S, Director of Early Childhood Programs, Hopewell Health Centers, Inc.Southeast, Ohio. She and her team provide ECMH consultation and train early childhood parents and providers in best practices to promote social-emotional development and respond to trauma’s effects on development.

25 March

26 March

Robyn Lutz, R.N.

Project Director
Healthy Adolescent Transitions
Robyn Lutz, R.N., Project Director for Healthy Adolescent Transitions (HAT). she oversees the Family and Youth Services Bureau's, PREIS research grant which addresses rapid repeat pregnancies in teens within a theoretical framework of Behavioral Economics. She has developed a holistic program using Collaborative Teams of nurses and social workers to implement home visits in high risk communities. She helped to champion OhioHealth’s process implementing Long Acting Reversible Contraceptives during the immediate postpartum period and maternity stay.

27 March

Tiffany Madden, M.A., CCC-SLP

Early Intervention Program (EI) Consultant
Ohio Department of Developmental Disabilities
Tiffany Madden, M.A., CCC-SLP, Early Intervention Program (EI) Consultant, Ohio Department of Developmental Disabilities. As a certified Early Intervention Fidelity Coach and in her role as an Early Intervention Program Consultant, she provides ongoing support and training related to evidence-based practices in EI.

26 March

Paul Martin, D.O.

Forensic Psychiatrist
Private Consultant
Paul Martin, D.O., Forensic Psychiatrist. He serves as a Consultant to law enforcement, probation and parole departments, social services agencies, colleges, universities and schools as a mental health subject matter expert.In addition, he is certified in mediation, arbitration and the Conflict Resolution in the workplace.

26 March

26 March

26 March

Marci Masters, B.S.

Regional Early Childhood Mental Health Consultant and Master Trainer for Ohio’s Whole Child Matters Initiative
Alta Care Group
Marci Masters, B.S., Regional Early Childhood Mental Health Consultant and Master Trainer for Ohio’s Whole Child Matters Initiative at Alta Care Group. She holds an Early Childhood Mental Health credential and provides training for early care and education professionals, early childhood Mental Health Staff and parents of young children.

25 March

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Carly McVey, M.Ed.

Senior Director, Integrated Solutions and Project Management
Ohio Center for Autism and Low Incidence (OCALI)
Carly McVey, M.Ed., Senior Director, Integrated Solutions and Project Management, Ohio Center for Autism and Low Incidence (OCALI). Her team provides Information Technology, web development, graphic design, and project management of 25 Web-based programs. She is Program Director for the Autism Certification Center, which provides online video-based training in autism strategies for service providers and families. in partnership with the Ohio Department of Developmental Disabilities and Ohio Department of Education she leads the development of Autism Spectrum Disorder (ASD) Strategies in Action.

26 March

Nicolle T. Moore, M.S. IMFT

Regional Early Childhood Mental Health Master Trainer for Ohio’s Whole Child Matters Initiative
Child Focus Inc.
Nicolle T. Moore, M.S. IMFT, Regional Early Childhood Mental Health Master Trainer, Child Focus, Inc. She is a Credentialed Early Childhood Mental Health Consultant and provides training in a broad range of topics such as social/emotional development, trauma informed approaches, cultural diversity and understanding the impact of opioids on children and families.She is a part of United Way’s “Success by Six” efforts, working in collaboration with other Brown County professionals to help get children ready for kindergarten

25 March

25 March

Cheryle Moore Drummer, B.A.

Licensing Specialist and Supervisor
Ohio Department of Jobs and Family Services
Cheryle Moore Drummer, B.A., Licensing Specialist and Supervisor for the Ohio Department of Jobs and Family Services. She has over 45 years of experience in the early learning community.

26 March

Nancy Osko, M.Ed.

Regional Early Literacy Specialist (RELS)
State Support Team, Region 2
Nancy Osko, M.Ed., Regional Early Literacy Specialist (RELS) with the State Support Team, Region 2. Her work as a Literacy Specialist focuses on providing technical assistance and professional development around Ohio's State Systemic Improvement Plan (SSIP) Language and Literacy Project. She previous experience includes teaching students with diverse backgrounds at an International School, Elementary Literacy Technologist, Elementary Principal, and College Adjunct Instructor.

27 March

Sandy Oxley

Chief of Maternal, Child and Family Health
Ohio Department of Health

Kelly Pack, M.S.W., LISW-S

Regional Early Childhood Mental Health Master Trainer for Ohio’s Whole Child Matters Initiative
Nationwide Children's Hospital
Kelly Pack, M.S.W., LISW-S, Regional Early Childhood Mental Health Master Trainer for Ohio’s Whole Child Matters Initiative at Nationwide Children’s Hospital. She holds an Early Childhood Mental Health credential and provides her training expertise to early care and education professionals, early childhood Mental Health Staff and parents of young children.

25 March

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Shelly Palumbo, B.A., LSW

Program Service Coordinator-Home Visitor and State Consultant
Help Me Grow Home Visiting Program
Shelly Palumbo, B.A., LSW, Program Service Coordinator-Home Visitor and State Consultant, Help Me Grow Home Visiting Program. As a Licensed Social Worker and Human Services Program Coordinator and Consultant, she has 24 a year career supporting individuals and families in their homes.

26 March

26 March

Kathleen Pillow-Price, Ph.D.

Associate Project Director/Fiscal TA Specialist
Home Visiting-Improvement Action Center Team (HV-ImpACT)
Dr. Kathy Pillow-Price currently serves as an Associate Project Director and Fiscal TA Specialist for EDC’s HV-ImpACT. Prior to beginning work at EDC she served as the director of the Arkansas Home Visiting Network for six years. In that role, she organized statewide efforts to expand, coordinate and develop the network of home visiting programs throughout the state and assisted with grant compliance, quality assurance, training and evaluation. Pillow-Price has a master’s degree in early childhood education and a Ph.D. in educational leadership. She served in academic and programmatic roles in early childhood prior to her work in home visiting. She is the current chair of the Arkansas Early Childhood Commission and is serving her first term as an elected school board member in her local community.

27 March

27 March

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Megan Powell, B.S.

Medicaid Health Systems Administrator
Managed Care Policy and Program Development Section of the Ohio Department of Medicaid
Megan Powell, Medicaid Health Systems Administrator in the Managed Care Policy and Program Development Section of the Ohio Department of Medicaid. She is responsible for administration of the Managed Care Policy Ohio Administrative Code rules and worked on initiatives such as the Medicaid Behavioral Health Redesign & Integration, Nursing Facility Level of Care Assessment Tool and Home Choice.

26 March

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Roxanne Richardson

Managed Care Policy Chief
Ohio Department of Medicaid
Roxanne Richardson, Managed Care Policy Chief, Ohio Department of Medicaid. She directs the development of Medicaid Managed Care policy and coordinates policy program requirements with the federal Center for Medicare and Medicaid Services.

26 March

Patty Richmond, B.A.

Licensing and Step Up to Quality Specialist and Supervisor
Ohio Department of Jobs and Family Services
Patty Richmond, B.A., Licensing and Step Up to Quality Specialist and Supervisor, Ohio Department of Jobs and Family Services. She has 18 years’ experience in her role; and previously served as a Teacher and Administrator with Head Start.

27 March

Stevie Romano, B.A.

Licensing Specialist and Supervisor
Ohio Department of Jobs and Family Services
Stevie Romano, B.A., Licensing Specialist and Supervisor, Ohio Department of Jobs and Family Services. She has 26 years of experience in the early childhood field.

26 March