From the
Executive Director


Our Vision



Jack Cameron Wants You!
For the OEC Board of Directors

We need dedicated consumer advocates to serve on our Board of Directors. If you might be interested in serving, please fill out our application form.


Job Opportunities

Executive Director position open for a Consumer Operated Service. Looking for a recovery centered professional with excellent leadership, organizational, and grant writing skills. Bachelors Degree required, license preferred. For more information or to send resumes you can email, fax (740) 654-0804, or mail: FMHCG, 1663 E. Main St., Lancaster, OH 43130.


Executive Director position open for Multiethnic Advocates for Cultural Competence (MACC). The primary function of the Executive Director is to implement the strategic goals and objectives of the organization, work directly with the Board Chair, and enable the Board to fulfill its governance function. Check out the full job posting here: more info


Executive Director position open for Friends of the Castle, Inc. Friends of the Castle is a Peer Support Organization located in Montgomery County. Click here to download the full job posting.


Consumer Family Partnership Team

OhioMHAS has new guidelines for CFPT scholarships, mileage reimbursement, etc for consumer involvement in state stakeholder groups and committees.  Please click here for more information.


Advocacy Update:


to view SB 350

more info

OEC's response

to provide feedback



helpful info


Ohio Legislative Service Commission



library of congress

bipartisan policy center




We envision that all people whose lives have been affected by mental illness and addiction will live a meaningful life of wellness by implementing their choices in an accepting and supportive community.

Our Mission

The Ohio Empowerment Coalition, Inc. is a consumer-operated organization that consists of members statewide who are united to provide a platform for the voice of people with mental illness; to support persons and groups working to transform systems, and to promote wellness, mental health recovery, and resilience.


Our 5 Core Strategies

1.) To inspire hope and promote recovery

2.) To foster inclusive statewide outreach and involvement

3.) To facilitate empowerment and create leadership

4.) To advocate for consumer voice on social justice

5.) To provide education opportunities



 Upcoming Events

(Stay Tuned)




Peer Supporter Training

Please submit an application even if there is no training scheduled yet in your area.  This will ensure you are contacted when one is scheduled. 

Click here for the application.


OPS Training Schedule

Every confirmed training will be posted here and on our calendar

Stark: March 30 - April 3, 2015

Zanesville: April 13-17, 2015

Stark: May 4-8, 2015

Athens: June 8-12, 2015

Peer Support Technical Assistance Calls

OhioMHAS and Case Western Reserve University are facilitating Peer Support TA Calls to provide an accessible venue for Peer Support staff to both give and receive support from each other. This is a great networking opportunity! Click here to see the flyer and get more information.


Local Authors

We are pleased and proud to announce that one of our Peer Supporter Training facilitators, Nancy Montagna of Northeast Ohio, and one of our CPSs and Board Members, Marla Chudy of Northwest Ohio, have each published a book! 

You can read about Nancy's book "What's Behind the Smile? My Journey with Bi-Polar Disorder" here

You can read about Marla's book "Somewhere Under the Rainbow" here.

Congratulations, Marla and Nancy!


Take the Ohio Association of Foodbanks' Survey on Health Navigation

If you a Peer Supporter, or work at an organization who serves peers and/or populations who will be affected by healthcare changes, click here to take the survey! It will provide valuable information regarding the needs and current resources Ohio has to educate Ohioans about their coverage options.


Local DBSA Chapters

New Depression Bi-polar Support Alliance chapter in Columbiana County! Click here for info.

The Zanesville/ Muskingum County DMSA Chapter received a 2012 DBSA Rookie Award for their outstanding first year bringing supports to their area! Check out the announcement here.



for more info

for questions

Ohio Behavioral Health e-newsletter


Health Transformation Information

OEC's Health Home & Peer Support Webinar Powerpoint (2/5/13)

About Medicaid Health Homes


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6797 N. High St. Ste 238 Columbus, OH 43085-2533
614.310.8054 877.643.6701 Fax 614.310.8966
Funded By: The Ohio Department Of Mental Health and Addiction Services