is a statewide trade and advocacy association that represents 150 private organizations that provide alcohol and other drug addiction, mental health, and family services.  The Ohio Council provides four core sets of services to its members:  policy and legislative advocacy; member support and technical assistance; product and service development, generally through endorsed vendor programs; and educational opportunities.

Ohio Council Seeking CEO


The Ohio Council of Behavioral Health & Family Services Providers is a trade and advocacy organization representing nearly 150 addiction treatment and prevention, mental health, and family services providers in state and federal policy advocacy.

They are seeking a CEO to lead their organization and exercise executive authority over the resources and personnel of the Council.

This position will be responsible for assisting the Board of Trustees to examine, deliberate and develop policies that address the vision, values, operations, and goals of the Council. The CEO represents the organization to governmental bodies, human service agencies, health care providers, managed care organizations, state and national associations, and individuals.

The position also directs activities related to:

  • Member meetings, conferences and committees
  • Publications and communications
  • Technical assistance to members
  • Products and services
  • Analysis and advocacy of state and federal policy and its impact on members

The CEO also oversees:

  • The budget, accounts receivable and payable
  • Member and Affiliate retention and recruitment

This position leads a collaborative team focused on the best interest of members and the clients that they serve and maintaining the credibility of the Ohio Council.

The ideal candidate will have: 

  • Master's degree in public policy or a related field and will have
  • Experience in healthcare integration, financing, and managed care with a working knowledge of behavioral healthcare.
  • Experience in operations, business management and human resources is necessary.

The candidate will also demonstrate:

  • Strong verbal and written communication skills as well as
  • Ability to work with the Board, members, other advocacy groups, legislators, and the state administration.

This position is in Columbus and requires travel within Ohio and occasional travel nationally. They offer competitive salary and benefits in a collaborative work environment.

To apply, please send resume and cover letter to:  OC-CEO at [email protected] by January 23, 2019.


The Ohio Council's "Policy Solutions for Addiction and Mental Health Crisis" 

Click here for the publication which outlines Ohio’s crisis with rising overdose deaths and suicides, the unmet needs of children and youth with emotional disorders, and the toll that all of this takes on individuals, families, employers, and state resources.  You will find a statement of providers’ priorities and a focus on improving access to services, adequately financing behavioral healthcare through parity enforcement, and growing the community behavioral health and family services workforce.  The policy solutions address prevention, access to treatment, systemic issues across the continuum of care, improving positive outcomes through recovery supports, and building workforce capacity.  Please share this document in your organization, local communities, and in your meetings with your legislators - highlighting those policy solutions that are most relevant to and impactful for your organization.


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