About

About

As a statewide association of service providers, OPRA is a leader in efforts to collaboratively build a statewide service system that meets the needs of its ultimate customers: Ohioans with developmental disabilities. Currently, OPRA’s Membership consists of more than 150 organizations, both for-profit and not-for-profit, providing services to more than 15,000 Ohioans with developmental disabilities.

The Core Strategies

  • To work with legislators, administrative agencies and other stakeholder groups, including families and community-based organizations, to shape public policies that deeply affect people with developmental disabilities.
  • To protect the right of individuals and families to choose where and how their loved ones are cared for and supported, and our highest priority is providing and sustaining high-quality services for all Ohioans with disabilities.
  • To promote the creation of a statewide structure that is rational, equitable, fair and effective.

Member Benefits

  • Advocacy and representation with governmental bodies: OPRA has been the trusted voice for Ohio providers serving individuals with DD for more than 40 years.
  • Timely news and information: OPRA connects its Members with what’s happening now, and helps manage change through Committee work and listserv communication.
  • Events: OPRA is a leader in training and professional development.
  • Resources and tools: OPRA connects Members with Members, and with other businesses that support providers, and offers a Member Directory, Job Bank, discounts, and more!

Our Staff

Mark-Davis

Mark Davis

President

Anita-Allen

Anita Allen

Vice President

Jeff-Davis

Jeff Davis

Director of
Government Relations

Lisa-Mathis

Lisa Mathis

Director of Employment
and Health Services

shane-schaefer

Shane Schaefer

Director of Events

christine-touvelle

Christine Touvelle

Policy Analyst

Sonya-Summers

Sonya Summers

Administrative Specialist

Pete-Thompson

Pete Thompson

Accountant/Bookkeeper