Superintendent

Alice Pavey
Oversees all agency staff, services and functions






Office of Budget and Administrative Operations

Provides the financial, IT and administrative support so employees can serve the citizens of Hamilton County

Rick Ratterman, Director

Human Resources

Personnel functions, including hiring employees, administering employee compensation and benefits and developing and maintaining personnel policies

Shawn Garver, Director



Information Technology

Computing network, servers and databases, email, telephones, assistive technology and training

Brian Knight, Director



Office of Medicaid, Contracts and SSA

Administers funding and contracts for services, benefits, Service and Support Administration, psychology services and behavior support.

Jennifer Becknell, Director

Reach Jennifer at Jennifer.Becknell@hamiltondds.org or (513) 559-6626.


Service and Support Administration

Primary point of service coordination within HCDDS. Service and Support Administrators (SSAs) help individuals served find and connect with services and supports in the community.

Melissa Haas, Director

Reach Melissa at Melissa.Haas@hamiltondds.org or (513) 559-6886.


Office of Integrated Services

Provides support to people through Early Intervention, two schools, school transition consultation and employment navigation

Matt Briner, Director

Reach Matt at Matt.Briner@hamiltondds.org or (513) 559-6768.



Office of Planning Innovation and Quality

Monitors service quality, maintains provider relations and compliance, community relations, advocacy, integration and family support

Dawn Freudenberg, Director

Reach Dawn at Dawn.Freudenberg@hamiltondds.org or (513) 559-6814.


Community Relations

Public information and awareness including media relations, publications, events, social media management and website

Ryan Braun, Director

Reach Ryan at RyanJ.Braun@hamiltondds.org or (513) 559-6649.



Integration and Advocacy

Support opportunities for people with DD to live full lives in the community, advocate for themselves and others on issues such as accessibility, and support families at each stage of life

Eric Metzger, Director

Reach Eric at Eric.Metzger@hamiltondds.org or (513) 559-6695.


Office of Inclusion and Collaboration

Oversees Introduction and Eligibility team, waiver waiting list, employee engagement, diversity and staff development

Kristee Griffith, Director

Reach Kristee at Kristee.Griffith@hamiltondds.org or (513) 559-6870.


Major Unusual Incident and Prevention

Investigation and prevention of incidents that adversely affect the health, safety or welfare of individuals with developmental disabilities.

Jennie Flowers, Director

Reach Jennie at Jennie.Flowers@hamiltondds.org or (513) 559-6664