Board & Advisory Councils

Council on Aging is overseen by a Board of Trustees and assisted by an Advisory Council.

COA Board of Trustees

  • Cynthia Wright Sellers (Hamilton County) Chair
  • Karen Brown (Clermont County) Vice-Chair
  • Robert M. McLaughlin (Clermont County) Treasurer
  • Cathy Crain (Hamilton County) Secretary
  • Dora Anim (Hamilton County)
  • Karen Bankston (Hamilton County)
  • Sarah Boehle (Clinton County) 
  • Kay Bolden (Hamilton County)
  • James Cowan (Hamilton County)
  • Angela Curl  (Butler County)
  • Linda Holmes (Butler County)
  • Jonathan McCann (Warren County)
  • Bill Melvin (Hamilton County)
  • Sue Millard (Hamilton County)
  • Dr. Ralph Panos (Hamilton County)
  • Carl Stich (Hamilton County)
  • Leonard Wagers (Butler County)

COA Advisory Council

Join the Advisory Council – Council on Aging is seeking new members for its Advisory Council. The Advisory Council gives voice to older consumers of services, people with disabilities and others involved in the field of aging. Members’ views are brought to the attention of the Board of Trustees and COA staff to bring about a collaboration of older citizens, people with disabilities, community agencies, and state and local governments. The Advisory Council meets four times a year. Members also attend 4-6 Board of Trustee committee meetings and are encouraged to help with advocacy and outreach.  If you are interested, click here to complete the Prospective Members form.

Members

  • John McCarthy, Chair (Butler County)
  • Linda Ambrose (Butler County)
  • Jacqueline Carter (Hamilton County)
  • Robert Leininger (Hamilton County)
  • Diana Martel (Clermont County)
  • Jane Ripberger (Warren County)
  • Phillip Williams (Hamilton County)
  • William G. Thornton, Jr. (Warren County)
  • Open seat (Clinton County)

Meeting Dates


Elderly Services Program

The five counties in the COA service area have Elderly Services Programs that are funded by county tax levies. COA administers these programs under contracts with county commissioners in Butler, Clinton, Hamilton and Warren counties. In each of these counties, oversight is provided by citizens groups appointed by the commissioners. In Clermont County, the program is administered by Clermont Senior Services.

Butler County Citizens for Elderly Services, Inc.

Members

  • John Freeman, President
  • Katherine Abbott, Vice President
  • Sabrina Jewell, Treasurer
  • Jared Wojcikowski, Secretary
  • Randy Allman
  • Margaret Baker
  • Marc Bellisario
  • John Centers
  • Julie Gilbert
  • Cheryl Marischen
  • Christine Matacic
  • Ann Munafo
  • Christy Quincy
  • Jennifer Roth
  • Melinda Wendling

Meeting Dates


Clinton County Citizens for Elderly Services Advisory Council

Members

  • Kathi Spirk, Chair
  • Larry Roddy, Vice Chair
  • Deacon Bob Baker
  • Charles Breckel
  • Sue Caplinger
  • Timothy Hawk
  • Trevor Shoemaker
  • Carol Weber
  • Duane Weyand

Meeting Dates


Hamilton County Elderly Services Program Advisory Council

Members

  • Rose Stertz, Chair
  • Bianca Edwards, Vice Chair
  • Connie Bigony
  • Janice Hunter
  • Clarissa Rentz
  • Matthew Worth

Meeting Dates


Warren County Elderly Services Advisory Council

Members

  • Chuck Peckham, Jr., Chair
  • Dr. Don Juszczyk, Vice Chair
  • Dave Gully, Secretary
  • Chris Ellis
  • John Lazares
  • Matt Nolan
  • Tiffany Zindel

Meeting Dates