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OACB Appoints New CEO

Its board selected Adam Herman

The Ohio Association of County Boards of Developmental Disabilities (OACB) has announced that—following a national search in which 85 applicants from 18 states were considered for the position—the organization’s board of trustees has selected Adam Herman, the association’s former chief operating officer, to serve as its next CEO. 

“During this pivotal time in our system’s history, we knew that our next chief executive must have a strong working knowledge of county board operations as well as deep, meaningful relationships with the association’s members, state policymakers, and other DD stakeholders across Ohio,” said Steven Licciardi, the association’s board president. “Fortunately, we did not have to look far to find the right person for the job, and we are excited to see the association thrive under Adam’s leadership.”

Following the trustees’ announcement, Herman reflected on the many challenges that county boards must overcome to maintain the long-term viability of Ohio’s DD system, which include securing additional state funding to increase wages for direct support professionals (DSPs), adopting new technology solutions that promote greater personal independence and increase provider capacity and implementing regulatory reforms to reduce overall bureaucracy in the system.

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