ADM Board Welcomes John M. Ellis, LISW-S, LICDC,
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John M. Ellis joined the ADM Board staff as the Manager of Clinical Services this week. Mr. Ellis comes to the Board with over 24 years of experience in the social service arena in both direct service and administrative positions.
For the past ten years, he has served as the Director for Programs and Services for the Alcohol and Drug Addictions Board of Lorain County. During his tenure, he incorporated multiple evidence-based programs and increased systemic collaboration.
Over the past year, he has been involved with and provided leadership in:
* implementing of the Columbia TeenScreen, an evidence-based suicide prevention program and Coping and Support Training, a depression resiliency program in the Lorain City Schools;
* providing training for clinicians to enhance their skills in working with individuals with depression
* enhancing case management services for the Psychiatric Stabilization Unit
* incorporating the 12-Step Facilitation Model (Project Match) as a level 1a outpatient service
*training local law enforcement in crisis de-escalation as part of the development of Crisis Intervention Teams.
In addition to his accomplishments within the Lorain County system, he is adjunct faculty at the Cleveland State University School of Social Work, has served on multiple State-wide planning committees and as a peer reviewer with other County systems. He is one of two people in the state who have completed training in the Recovery Oriented System of Care (ROSC) Model.
John also is currently serving as Chair of the Ohio Chemical Dependency Professionals Board and has helped launch an initiative aimed at standardization of addictions related curriculum at all post-secondary schools in Ohio.
John has a BA degree in Psychology and a Masters in Social Work, both from Cleveland State University. He is a licensed as an Independent Social Worker Supervisor and as an Independent Chemical Dependency Counselor.
Mr. Ellis comments on what attracted him to the position, “I have long admired the innovation and dedication of the Summit County ADM Board and the spirit of recovery found within the community. I feel very fortunate to have an opportunity to help shape their future direction.”
Jerry Craig, ADM Board Executive Director, stated “John brings a wealth of knowledge and experience to this position that will facilitate our continued commitment to state-of-the-art programming. His experience with the implementation of evidenced-based interventions and expertise in program evaluation will serve to enhance the quality of services in our community. We are very pleased that he has joined our team.”