MVJRC Administrative, Treatment and Supervisory Staff

Michael Higgins, B.F.A./M.A.   Director
Tawnya Henry, B.S.   Program Manager
Josh Bedink, B.A.   Operations Manager
Emma Sudlow, B.S.   Intake Officer
Ron Hightower, M.S.   Program Supervisor
Joe Foster   Program Supervisor
Melody Anderson, B.A.   Business Manager  
Emily Emery, B.A.   Administrative Assistant
Albert Cowen, M.Ed/LSW   Mental Health Therapist
Amy Ward, M.S./P.C./LSW   Mental Health Therapist
Georgetta Tillman, B.A./LSW/LCDC III   Mental Health Therapist
Rob Martin, RN   Nurse
Sue Stouder, B.S./M.S.   Literacy Specialist
Brent Creager, B.A./M.Ed   Teacher
Phil Noble, B.A./B.S./M.Ed   PE Teacher

Direct Care Staff
MVJRC direct-care staff have bachelor’s degrees in fields such as psychology, education, sociology, social work and business. All staff are certified in non-violent crisis intervention techniques by the Crisis Prevention Institute.

MVJRC contracts with professionals who provide oversight and consultation for mental health and medical health care services for the facility.

Dr. Michael Williams, Ed.D
Mental Health Care Authority
Dr. David Romano, MD   Medical Health Care Authority
Dr. Cynthia Richards, MD   Child Psychiatrist
Crime Victim Services   Toll free: 1-877-867-7273
    Office: 419-222-8666

Governing Board
MVJRC has a Governing Board that ensures the efficient, safe and effective operation of the facility. The Board and the Director shall work jointly to establish policies for the effective operation of the facility, staffing of the facility and maintenance of equipment and vehicles.

Advisory Committee
MVJRC has an Advisory Committee that is independent of program operations and provides a link between the program and the local community. The committee meets quarterly to review program and service delivery.

Chris Beck   Attorney, Beck Law Office, LLC
Michael Higgins   Director, Miami Valley Juvenile Rehabilitation Center
Casey Kelliher   Psychologist
David P. Mesaros   Attorney, Mesaros & Pierson
Dr. David Romano   General Practitioner, Premier Physician Services
Dr. Anthony Romano   Administrator/Educator (retired)
Moana King   Owner of King Painting Contractors
Ann Sidell   Retired Nurse