We encourage staff members of Ohio Children’s Alliance member agencies to participate on committees. 
To be added to a committee email distribution list, sign up by emailing [email protected] (members only).
Until further notice, Committee meetings will be held via Zoom.  Call-in information is emailed to committee members prior to each scheduled meeting and is available at the beginning of each month in the downloadable member calendar via Member Corner login .

Board of Directors

  • President: John Banchy, The Children's Home of Cincinnati
  • 2021 Meeting Dates: Jan 29, Mar 26, Jun 4, Jul 30, Sep 24, Dec 3
  • Meetings are held from 9:00AM-12:00PM

Foster Care & Adoption 

  • Key Topics: ODJFS rules and licensing/monitoring of foster care programs, independent living, and adoption services; state legislation impacting foster care state child welfare initiatives; best practices and tips in foster care programs
  • Chair: Bryan Forney, Focus on Youth; Kristina Hudson, Bair Foundation
  • 2022 Meeting Dates: Jan 18, Feb 15, Mar 15, Apr 19, May 17, Jun 15, TBD
  • Meetings are held from 11:00AM-12:30PM

Behavioral Health 

  • Key topics: community behavioral health Medicaid, managed care, OhioMHAS and ODM rules for certified behavioral health providers, state legislation
  • Chair: Sean Reilly, UMCH; Sheree Lynch, Positive Leaps
  • 2022 Meeting Dates: Jan 19, Feb 16, Mar 16, Apr 20, May 18, Jun 15, TBD
  • Meetings are held from 11:00AM-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; Nancy Harvey, Community Teaching Homes
  • 2022 Meeting Dates: Jan 20, Mar 17, May 19, TBD
  • Meetings are held from 10:00AM-11:30AM

Day Treatment Learning Community

  • Key Topics: Best practices and management strategies in day treatment programs
  • 2022 Meeting Dates: Feb 15, May 17, TBD
  • Meetings are held from 1:00PM-2:00PM

Collaborative Governing Council

  • 2021 Meeting Dates: Apr 22, 1:00-2:30PM

General Meetings

  • 2021 Alliance Annual Meeting: May 4, 10:00-11:30AM

Coding & Billing Affinity Group

  • 2021 Meeting Dates: Jan 28, TBA
  • Coordinator: April Stinemetz, The Village Network
  • Meetings are held via GoToMeeting from 10:00AM-12:00PM
  • Email April Stinemetz for further information and to be added to the invitations for this member-run group (members only)

Continuous Quality Improvement (CQI) Affinity Group

  • 2021 Meeting Dates: TBA
  • Coordinator: John Smith, Christian Children’s Home of Ohio
  • Email John Smith for further information and to be added to the invitations for this member-run group (members only)