APSI Staff

Advocacy and Protective Services, Inc. is a not-for-profit organization, which advocates for outcomes that promote dignity, respect, and enhanced quality of life for individual persons with developmental disabilities.


Kristen Henry

Executive Director

Kristen Henry joined APSI in July 2017 as the Executive Director. Kristen is an attorney with a background in advocacy for people with disabilities, including guardianship, civil rights, and Medicaid. She earned her Bachelor of Arts degree in English from The Ohio State University and her Juris Doctor degree from The Ohio State University Moritz College of Law.


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

Senior Program Director

Jerilyn George joined APSI in January 2016 as the Senior Program Director. 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

State Program Director

Angela Gerding is the State Program Director 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 State Program Director for APSI in June of 2016. She has worked in the Social Services field for nearly 20 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. Angela also holds a certification in Public & Nonprofit Leadership from The Ohio State University John Glenn College of Public Affairs.

APSI Board

APSI has an active and experienced Board of Trustees with 14 members. The following are the current board members of APSI:


Dr. Ed Sterling, DDS, President

Retired- OSU Nisonger Center

Mr. Blaine Brockman, J.D., Vice President

Hickman & Lowder Co., LPA

Ms. Carolyn Borden-Collins, Secretary

Retired- Ohio Department of Job and Family Services

Ms. Becky Campbell, Treasurer

CFO Community Living Experiences

Ms. Kimberly Baker Hosler

Executive Director, The Carr Center

Ms. Melissa Bibbey

Wheelersburg School District

Mr. Desmond Bryant

Thomas Ingram Law Group

Mr. John Dixon

Access Center for Independent Living

Mr. Bradley Eberhard. CPA, CVA

Audit Manager Clark Schaefer Hackett

Mr. Nathan Griffin


Ms. Deni Hackworth

Ohio University Adjunct Instructor

Ms. Stephanie Loucka

Vice President, Medical Answering Services LLC

Dr. Michelle Morris


Mr. Fred O'Dell

Retired President and CEO- North Valley Bank

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