Up to 18 Citizens Who Live in Washington County are Appointed to Serve on the Board. Appointments to the board are specified in Chapter 340.02 of the Ohio Revised Code. All board members must be interested in mental health and/or alcoholism and drug addiction services. None may be related to employees of the board or to the appointing authorities. Board membership is considered an honor and an opportunity for public service. Members are not paid, although their expenses in conducting board business may be reimbursed.
The Washington County Commissioners appoint 10 members. The Ohio Department of Mental Health and Addiction Services appoints eight members, four of whom are primarily interested in mental health and four of whom are primarily interested in substance use disorders.
Alicia Abramski – LPCC-S, M.S. Ed.
Jarrett Barnhouse, Treasurer
Michael Beardmore, President
Eric Fowler – J.D., Vice President
Laura Knab – J.D.
Rob Marion, MSSA, LISW-S
Beverly Prigge – MSN, RN
Jim Raney – Ph.D.
Ron Rees – MA, MPA
Anthony Touschner – J.D.
David Browne – Executive Director
George Goddard – Assistant Executive Director
Tim Hahn – Assistant Executive Director
Tara Plaugher – Recovery Advocate
Heather Parcell – Administrative Assistant
CURRENT BOARD COMMITTEES & BY-LAWS
Alcohol/Other Drugs Committee (ad hoc)
Community Relations Committee
Program Planning and Oversight Committee
Inquiries for any of our committees should be submitted via email to: [email protected]
A position on the Washington County Behavioral Health Board Public Information and Education Committee is open to a community member. If you are interested in educating the community on substance abuse and/or mental health issues, and are interested in serving as a volunteer on the committee, please contact the Board at (740) 374-6990 or [email protected].