ADAMH Welcomes New Senior Leaders
The Alcohol, Drug and Mental Health Board of Franklin County (ADAMH) welcomes three new leaders to top positions in the areas of advocacy and community engagement, clinical services and fiscal and business operations.
“With the addition of these new leaders, ADAMH is even better positioned to move forward on the work to ensure equitable, accessible mental health and addition services for Franklin County. These individuals have the background and expertise, and most importantly, the passion for serving our community,” said ADAMH CEO Erika Clark Jones.
Ameena Kemavor, Ph.D., joined ADAMH as vice president for advocacy and engagement. Dr. Kemavor will establish a strategy to actively engage key stakeholders and elevate ADAMH’s thought leadership role to develop and expand legislative awareness, advocacy efforts and community engagement. She comes to ADAMH with more than nine years of leadership experience working with diverse populations and advocating for culturally and linguistically competent clinical care through national, state, and local outreach, partnership building and facilitation of community-wide initiatives. Dr. Kemavor is an independently licensed professional clinical counselor (L.P.C.C. -S) and most recently served as clinical director at a community behavioral health agency in Reynoldsburg, Ohio.
Patrick McLean joined the ADAMH team as chief financial officer. He brings experience managing the intersection of finance and public policy through his work with city councils and the Ohio General Assembly. His more than 20 years working in public service include 11 years with the Ohio General Assembly and four years as finance director for the city of Toledo. He served as finance director for the Office of the Attorney General and associate vice chancellor for the former Ohio Board of Regents. Most recently, McLean was director of the Gerald R. Ford Institute for Leadership in Public Policy and Service at Albion College in Michigan. McLean has a bachelor’s degree from the University of Dayton and master’s degrees from Miami University and the Freie Universität in Berlin.
Sue Villilo joined ADAMH as vice president, assistant system chief clinical officer. Villilo will lead the development, evaluation and monitoring of provider relations and clinical services strategies that result in evidence-based, high-quality, and cost-effective behavioral healthcare. She comes to ADAMH with more than 20 years of experience in program development, community partnership building and oversight of comprehensive, culturally competent clinical services. She most recently served as assistant vice president of community-based services with Lutheran Social Services where she was instrumental in the successful merger of CHOICES for Victims of Domestic Violence and 211 with Lutheran Social Services. Villilo is a licensed independent social worker with supervisory status in the state of Ohio. She holds a bachelor’s degree from the University of Toledo and a master’s in social work from Ohio State University.
The Alcohol, Drug and Mental Health Board of Franklin County, also known as ADAMH, offers life-changing possibilities to individuals and families living with mental health or addiction issues. ADAMH, a levy-funded county agency, partners with more than 30 nonprofit agencies located in neighborhoods throughout the county to provide accessible and affordable behavioral health services. To learn more about ADAMH, visit the website at adamhfranklin.org.