Middletown health commissioner joins county DD board

Middletown Heath Commissioner Jackie Phillips is the newest board member for the Butler County Board of Developmental Disabilities.

Phillips was sworn in on Jan. 11 by Butler County Commissioner T.C. Rogers.

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“In reviewing the strengths and skill sets of the Board members, we determined we did not have a member knowledgeable in the healthcare field, nor did we have a board member from the Middletown community,” said county Board of Developmental Disabilities Superintendent Lisa Guliano.

“We are excited that Jackie wants to serve on our Board. Her depth of knowledge about Middletown will assist us in furthering our mission in that area of Butler County.”

Phillips is a registered nurse and prevention educator with more than 30 years experience providing the community with health education.

Phillips also serves on the Centerpoint Health Board of Directors, Great Miami YMCA Board of Trustees, Family Children First Council of Butler County, Community First Solutions and the Middletown Arts Center Board of Governors.

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The Butler County Board of Developmental Disabilities consists of seven members, four of whom are required to have family members eligible to receive services from the board. The other three board members are required to be from the Butler County community.

Phillips’ first term will end on Dec. 31, 2021.

Board member Connie Sullivan also took the oath of office for her third term on the board. She’s served eight years, and her third term also ends on Dec. 31, 2021.

Sullivan is a resident of Hamilton and has a family member who is eligible to receive services from the board. She is involved in many parent groups and serves on the board for Butler County Special Olympics.

“Connie brings a wealth of knowledge to our Board,” Guliano said. “I appreciate the balanced perspective she provides as a family member and a longstanding member of our community.”

The Butler County Board of Developmental Disabilities meets at 6:30 p.m. on the second Thursday of the month at Janet Clemmons Center, 282 N. Fair Ave. in Hamilton. The board supports 3,600 people with developmental disabilities in Butler County and employs 150 full-time staff.

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