“Kathy’s leadership has been instrumental to our Board’s progress in supporting people with disabilities to live, work and learn in their community,” Guliano said. “Her vision of true integration for all people is unwavering, and we appreciate the insight, support and guidance she has provided to our board over the past 12 years.”
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McMahon-Klosterman lives in Oxford and has been teaching special education at Miami University for four decades.
“During my terms on the Board of DD and my tenure at Miami University, I have been able to see people with disabilities gain greater control over their lives and consequently have greater dignity,” McMahon-Klosterman said. “I see a bright future for people with disabilities. They want their full civil rights, nothing more nothing less, and the Butler County Board of DD supports that happening. People with disabilities want the same things non-disabled people want: a life with meaningful work, friends, and joy.”
McMahon-Klosterman’s third and final term on the Board of DD ends Dec. 31. She will be replaced by Middletown Health Commissioner Jackie Phillips.