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.

2019 o4a Board of Directors

  • Duana Patton, Ohio District 5 Area Agency on Aging, President
  • Doug Beach, Western Reserve Area Agency on Aging, Vice President
  • Jim Endly, Area Agency on Aging 9, Treasurer
  • Suzanne Burke, Council on Aging of Southwestern Ohio, Secretary
  • Joe Rossi, Area Agency on Aging 11, Immediate Past President
  • Jacqi Bradley, Area Agency on Aging 3
  • 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
  • Doug McGarry, Area Agency on Aging 2
  • Nina Keller, Area Agency on Aging, District 7
  • Jennifer Westfall, Buckeye Hills Aging and Disability

o4a Staff

Larke Recchie, Chief Executive Officer

Beth Kowalczyk, Chief Policy Officer

Tamarak Arebalo, Event Planner & Office Administrator