Staff & Contact Information

Council Contact Information

Ohio Developmental Disabilities Council
899 East Broad Street, Suite 203
Columbus, OH 43205

Telephone: 614-466-5205
Toll Free: 800-766-7426
FAX: 614-466-0298

Executive Director: Carolyn Knight
Council Chairperson: Michael Denlinger
Council Vice-Chair: Rachel Rice
Council Secretary: Brian Veith

Publication Requests

Check out our list of publications in our Publications section. Some of our publications are available as printed booklets. Contact our office at 614-466-5205 or to see if the publication you want is available and to place an order. There is no cost for our publications.

New Membership Applications

Are you interested in applying to be appointed to become a member of DD Council? We accept applications year-round. Visit see our New Member Application.

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Council Staff

Fatica Ayers, Policy Analyst
Community Living Committee
Outreach Committee

Rebecca Bates, Policy Analyst
Children & Health Committee

Leslie Connelly, Policy Analyst
Employment Committee
Leadership Development Committee

Carla Cox, Program Administrator
Executive Committee

Gilbrina Dillon, Program Administrator

Gary Groom, Financial Program Manager

Paul Jarvis, Policy Analyst
Public Policy Committee

Carolyn Knight, Executive Director

Robin Shipp, Senior Financial Analyst

Kim Shoaf, Communications Specialist