Ohio’s 12 Area Agencies on Aging, each covering several counties, are members of o4a and the director of each AAA serves on the o4a Board of Directors. Standing committees meet regularly, bringing policy recommendations to the Board. When considering issues that influence the aging network, o4a determines the best course of action based on what will enhance the quality of life for the elderly.

2018 o4a Board of Directors

  • Joe Rossi, Area Agency on Aging 11, President
  • Duana Patton, Ohio District 5 Area Agency on Aging, Vice-President
  • Doug Beach, Western Reserve Area Agency on Aging, Secretary
  • Jim Endly, Area Agency on Aging 9, Treasurer
  • Jacqi Bradley, Area Agency on Aging 3, Immediate Past President
  • Suzanne Burke, Council on Aging of Southwestern Ohio
  • Gary Cook, Direction Home Akron Canton Area Agency on Aging
  • Cindy Farson, Central Ohio Area Agency on Aging
  • Billie Johnson, Area Office on Aging of Northwestern Ohio
  • Pam Matura, Area Agency on Aging 7
  • Doug McGarry, Area Agency on Aging 2
  • Jennifer Westfall, Buckeye Hills Aging and Disability


o4a Staff

Larke Recchie, Chief Executive Officer

Beth Kowalczyk, Chief Policy Officer

Tamarak Arebalo, Training and Office Coordinator