Leadership

  • Karla Rinto, Executive Director

Karla Rinto joined APSI in 1999. She began as assistant program director and became program director in 2004. Since 2010, she has had the privilege to serve as APSI's executive director and led the agency through its recent strategic planning process that resulted in significant innovation and change. Karla has worked in the developmental disabilities field for over 35 years. She was the project director for the first self determination grant in Ohio through the Ohio Developmental Disabilities Planning Council. The early years of her career were spent working in three county boards of developmental disabilities as director of case management, coordinator of quality assurance, and in residential and family support services. She has a BA from The Ohio State University and an MS in education from the University of Dayton.


  • Joe Schoenstein, Director of Finance

Joe Schoenstein is the Director of Finance for APSI, joining the organization in November, 2016.  Joe previously was Vice President-General Manager for Bright House Networks and Vice President-Finance for Time Warner Cable in Bakersfield, California.  He earned an MBA from the University of Dayton and a Bachelor of Science in Business Administration, with an Accounting major, from The Ohio State University.  Joe has served on the board for several non-profits, including Community Action Partnership of Kern and Goodwill Industries of South Central California.


  • Jerilyn George, Chief Program Officer

Jerilyn George joined APSI in January 2016 as the chief program officer. Jerilyn brings over 20 years of experience serving people with developmental disabilities, including working for private nonprofit agencies delivering waiver services, two county boards of developmental disabilities, and Northeast Ohio Network (a government council serving county boards of developmental disabilities). Jerilyn has a Master of Science in business management and a Bachelor of Arts degree with a minor in Spanish. She provides passion and commitment to the services she delivers and believes the changes in the field of developmental disabilities are an opportunity for new paths to better outcomes.  


  • Angela Gerding, Deputy Program Officer

Angela Gerding is the Deputy Program Officer for Advocacy and Protective Services Inc. (APSI). She joined APSI in 2004 working first as a Protective Services Representative and next as a Regional Program Director. Angela became Program Enrichment Director in April of 2013 and began her work as Deputy Program Officer for APSI in June of 2016. She has worked in the Social Services field for more than 15 years. Angela began her career working for Jobs and Family Services at the county level in the area of eligibility determination. She went on to work as a Case Manager for a Community Mental Health Agency and from there began her work at APSI. Angela has a BA from Bluffton College in Sociology.