Our Mission

We are dedicated to providing a pathway to opportunities through choices.

Our Vision

Recognize ability

Our Values

Encourage Creativity, Adaptable Workforce, Build Connections, Honest Communication, Respect the Organization, Develop Professionally, Advocate, Compassionate Teamwork, Fiscally Accountable

Superintendent Message

Welcome to the Jefferson County Board of Developmental Disabilities.  Since 1967 our program has served as an advocate, service provider, protector, developer and supporter of services for individuals from birth through adulthood.  Without our program, I can’t imagine what it would be like today for individuals with special needs.

Ohio has developed a great system of support for individuals with DD. All 88 counties throughout Ohio have a County Board of DD that is supported by local levies. The support of our residents in Jefferson County has fostered our program’s services, growth, and our clients’ well-being. For that, our program is grateful.

As you explore our website please read about the wide range of services available, our calendar, news, newsletters and resources.  If you have any questions or comments please feel free to leave it by clicking on the “contact us” tab.  We welcome your feedback and suggestions.

It is my commitment to always seek ways to improve service, community access, over-site and advocacy while always working to insure the health, safety and welfare of those we serve.  Thank you for visiting our site to learn more about JCBDD.

Michael J. Zinno, CPA, MBA

Superintendent Jefferson County Board of DD

Leadership Team

Superintendent Michael Zinno, CPA, MBAResidential Manager – Shaffer Plaza Natalie Baird, LSW
Business Manager Randy CottisDirector of Consumer Support Darlene Perko
Director of Children’s Services Georgia Pavlic-RoseberryHuman Resources Coordinator Dianne Paice
Early Intervention & Preschool Neysa RogersCommunity Employment Renee Pastre
Community Integration Alex “Cookie” West

Board Members

Dr. Ed FlorakPresident
Stephanie ChesterVice President
Jim PaddenSecretary
Chris IrvinBoard Member
William KerrBoard Member
Diane GrayBoard Member
Melinda AleksiejczykBoard Member