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


Teresa Black

Director of Finance and Administration


Jerilyn George

Senior Program Director


Angela Gerding

State Program Director

APSI Board

APSI has an active and experienced Board of Trustees with 15 members. The following are the current board members of APSI:


Mr. Blaine Brockman, J.D., President

Darby Legal Assistance

Mr. Nathan Griffin, Vice President

Retired, Fairfield County Board of Developmental Disabilities

Ms. Deni Hackworth, Secretary

Ohio University Adjunct Instructor

Mr. Bradley Eberhard. CPA, CVA, Treasurer

Principal, Clark Schaefer Hackett

Ms. Erin Baker-Brown

Senior Attorney, U.S. Dept. of Education Office for Civil Rights

Mr. Desmond Bryant

Thomas Ingram Law Group

Ms. Rebecca Dean

Retired, APSI Medical Program Manager

Mr. Michael Denlinger II


Ms. Sandy Dirkman

Vice President of Operations and Compliance, Sunshine Communities

Mr. John Dixon

Customer Service Representative, Synchrony Financial

Ms. Margaret Hutzel

Assistant Team Leader, Ohio University, Voinovich School of Leadership and Public Affairs

Ms. Roberta Montenegro

Retired, Ohio SIBS

Dr. Michelle Morris


Ms. Alice Pavey

Retired, Hamilton County Board of Developmental Disabilities Services

Ms. Marci Straughter

Human Services Assistant, ARC Industries ; Self-Advocacy Consultant, Ohio At Home

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