Senior Staff Team
Erika Clark Jones, CEO
Erika Clark Jones joined the Alcohol, Drug and Mental Health Board of Franklin County (ADAMH) as the Chief Executive Officer in January 2020. ADAMH is the largest combined alcohol, drug and mental health board in Ohio. The board is tasked with funding, evaluating and planning for the mental health and substance use treatment and prevention needs in our community. These services are carried out by more than 30 non-profit agencies throughout the county that make up the ADAMH System of Care and work to help people live fuller, healthier happier lives – to get better.
Jones has extensive experience as a public health administrator, most recently through her work with CelebrateOne where she led efforts to reduce infant mortality and improve health equity. Throughout her career, she has demonstrated a track record of success, most notably by collaborating with a coalition of public, private, non-profit and community stakeholders responsible for reducing infant deaths by 23 percent in Franklin County.
A demonstrated community collaborator, Jones looks forward to bringing together all of the ADAMH System of Care provider agencies and working closely with community partners to achieve our collective goal of supporting those with mental illness and helping people live addiction-free lives. Jones is an adaptive leader with a record of successful strategic leadership, community impact, team building and operational success. Jones is a 2020 Honoree of Women for Economic and Leadership Development for her high impact leadership. Jones is also a 2018 Harvard University Young American Leadership Program fellow.
Jones is a former board member of Community Housing Network and a current board member of the YWCA, as well as a member of Vineyard Church of Columbus. She attended the University of Chicago and has a bachelor’s degree from Capital University, and is currently completing her Master of Public Policy and Administration from Northwestern University. Jones is married with a blended family of 5 children.