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, MBA Residential Manager – Shaffer Plaza Natalie Baird, LSW
Business Manager Randy Cottis Director of Consumer Support Darlene Perko
Principal, School of Bright Promise Jane Bodo Human Resources Coordinator Dianne Paice
Early Intervention & Preschool Neysa Rogers Community Employment Renee Pastre
Community Integration Alex “Cookie” West

Board Members

Lorie Sullivan President
James Morgan Vice President
Stephanie Chester Secretary
Chris Irvin Board Member
Dr. Ed Florak Board Member
William Kerr Board Member
Jim Padden Board Member