About Us

ADAPAO Think Tank 

In 2015, the ADAPAO Board of Directors convened a group of prevention veterans from across the state. With various backgrounds and areas of prevention expertise, the Think Tank committed to serve as a sounding board for large prevention initiatives and help promote growth, development and continuity in the field. The Think Tank meets monthly and produces products and services which ensures prevention science is effective, innovative and available across Ohio. The Think Tank is facilitated by the ADAPAO Executive Director and currently includes the following members: 


Phillip Adkins, Ph.D., LICDC, CPC       
Executive Director
MHR of Union County

Tammy Collins, Ph.D., CPC
Vice President for Research & Program Design 
WestCare Foundation 

L. Craig Comedy, B.A.,CPC
Executive Director
UMADAOP of Franklin County

Nettie Ferguson, LSW, CPC
Prevention Manager
ADAMH Board of Franklin County

*Mary Haag, R.N.,CPC
President & CEO

Lori Higgins, M.Ed, LSW, CPC
President & CEO
Envision Partnership

*Andrea Hoff, MPA, CPC
Prevention Director
ADAMH Board of Montgomery Co.          

*Lorrie Lewandowski, LISW, LICDC, CPC
Associate Director
Wood County ADAMHS Board 

Randi Love, Ph.D., CHES, CPC
Clinical Associate Professor
The Ohio State University

Beth Matthews, BBA, CPC
Associate Director
Geauga County MHRS Board 

Karen Pierce, MSW, MA, CPC
Managing Director
Working Partners Systems 

Reggie Robinson, B.A., CPC
Prevention Service Manager
Health Recovery Services

*Allison Sharer, B.A., CPC
President & CEO
Wingspan Training, L.L.C. 

Jim Ryan, B.A., CPC (Facilitator)
Executive Director

Molly Stone, LSW, CPC (Guest)
Chief of Prevention

Dawn Thomas, Ph.D., CPC (Guest)
Prevention Systems Manager

*former ADAPAO President