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The Ohio Department of Aging

Ohio Department of Aging Advisory Council for Aging

The Ohio Advisory Council for Aging includes twelve governor-appointed members plus four from the legislature and directors of the state departments of Mental Health and Addiction Services, Developmental Disabilities, Health and Job and Family Services. The advisory council reviews plans, budgets and issues that impact older Ohioans and advocates specific administrative and legislative actions.

Appointed Members

Chair

Ginni Ragan

Ginni Ragan
Columbus
Alzheimer's Disease Advocate

Vice Chair

John Urbanski

John Urbanski
Findlay
United Way of Hancock County

Louis Borowicz

Louis Borowicz
Worthington
Baxter & Borowicz Co., LPA

Beth Cameron

Beth Cameron
Beavercreek
Dayton VA Medical Center

William Demjan

William Demjan
Steubenville
Veteran's Service Commission
& Prime Time Advocate

Heath Hughes

Heath Hughes
Columbus
Senior Home Choice

Fred Pieper

Fred Pieper
Paulding
Paulding County Commissioner

Denise Shockley

Denise Shockley
Gallipolis
Gallia-Vinton Education Service Center

Diane Redden

Diane Redden
Evendale
Caregiver Representative

Manish Srivistava

Manish Srivistava
Cincinnati
Hospice of Cincinnati; Bethesda North and Good Samaritan Hospitals

Marian Schuda

Marian Schuda
Columbus
OhioHealth Riverside Methodist Hospital

Ex-Officio Members

  • Selina Larson, Ohio Department of Health
  • Hope Roberts, Ohio Department of Medicaid
  • Adreana Tartt, Ohio Department of Mental Health and Addiction Services
  • Michele Colliver, Ohio Attorney General's Office

From the Ohio Senate

  • The Honorable Capri Cafaro
  • The Honorable Peggy Lehner

From the Ohio House of Representatives

  • The Honorable Christina M. Hagan
  • The Honorable Dan Ramos

Non-Member Representatives

  • Dave Bibler, Ohio Association of Senior Centers
  • Larke Recchie and Mary Jo Hyde, Ohio Association of Area Agencies on Aging
  • Pamela Schuellerman, Alzheimer's Association Greater East Ohio Chapter
  • Jane Taylor, AARP Ohio
  • Semanthie Brooks, Benjamin Rose Institute on Aging
  • Toni Fortson-Bigby, CareSource
  • Beth Foster, Ohio Council for Home Care & Hospice
  • John Stacy, Ohio Council for Home Care & Hospice

Updated April 2015