Jonathan Thomas, Chief Operating Officer
Jonathan Thomas joined the ADAMH team in January 2015. In his current role as Chief Operating Officer, Jonathan is responsible for managing the operational performance of ADAMH, including strategic planning with associated project management, grant management, benefit plan management with oversight of billing definitions and adjudication of claims, information technology, and data governance including outcomes and reporting. Jonathan also holds a Lecturer position in the College of Social Work at The Ohio State University where he teaches a variety of courses, focused mostly on program evaluation and topics focused on mental health and substance use disorders. Jonathan completed studies in both psychology and social work before earning his master’s degree in public policy and management from the John Glenn College of Public Affairs at The Ohio State University. Having started his career working at an ADAMH-funded agency, Jonathan has experiences in serving youth in residential treatment and families providing treatment foster care. Jonathan has held leadership positions with the Ohio Department of Health and The Ohio State University Wexner Medical Center. More recently, Jonathan was a member of Leadership Columbus’ Signature Program’s Class of 2021. Jonathan is excited about the opportunity to help lead the design and implementation of efficient and effective solutions in cooperation with his colleagues, the ADAMH network of providers, and partners across Franklin County in order to accomplish ADAMH’s vision where all individuals and families in Franklin County can achieve optimal mental health and wellness, free from stigma, with equitable access to quality community-based services and supports.