Established in 1993



Jan Dougherty
Justin Blumhorst


Suzanne Dugan


Dave Mitchell

General Board Members

Carmen Shelton
Dawn Brunkalla
Debi Tyree
Holly Shellogg
Michael Brooks
Miranda Gray
Scott Marks
Vic Gable
Jim Keller
Stephen Sargent


Jan Dougherty 
County of Summit Board of Developmental Disabilities

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Policy & Advocacy

Public Policy Liaison
Jan Dougherty, doughertyjan@gmail.com

State Employment First Efforts: Legislation & Directive/Executive Order

  • OH Employment First Executive Order: January 2019 Governor’s EO (2019-03D), establishing Ohio as a Disability Inclusion State and Model Employer of Individuals with Disabilities
  • OH Employment First Legislation: Sec. 5123.022 of FY 2014 Budget Bill (H.B. 59) that includes language making Ohio’s Employment First policy for individuals with developmental disabilities state law. See p. 140 of bill analysis for summary of Employment First provisions.
  • OH Employment First Executive Order: March 2012 Governor’s EO (2012-05K), establishing an Employment First Policy and Taskforce to Expand Community Employment Opportunities for Working-Age Ohioans with Developmental Disabilities.

Ohio Employment First website

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Publications & Videos

CIE Success Story: Meet Ed

Governor John Kasich speaks about Employment First