Jo Hannah Ward

State Government Administration

Columbus, The United States


Administration of Fiscal

Program Management

Personnel Management

Policy and Rule Development


University of Dayton

Education , Education

August 1994 - August 1994

The Ohio State University

Clinical Counseling , Clinical Counseling

December 1990 - December 1990

Worthington H. S.

June 1985 - June 1985


Assistant Director

Ohio Department of Education , Columbus, Ohio

October 2006 - January 2015

Accountable for dispersion and integrity of $700 million in federal and state funding allocated to educational agencies throughout Ohio (supporting 1.8 million students); ensured compliance with state and federal fiscal laws and rules ((Individuals with Disability Education Act (IDEA) and No Child Left behind (NCLB)); delegated responsibilities to 10 direct reports. Inter-agency collaborative projects: State Rule Process, Policy writing, Agency Monitoring, Web Site development, Annual Budget, Grants Management, Procurement, Education in Corrections, Community school support, Data systems, Competitive Grants.

Oversight of Federal funds
Program Management
System Coordination
Educational Consultant 3

Ohio Department of Education , Columbus, Ohio

April 2004 - October 2006

Direct, coordinate and manage federal and state funds and projects related to special education, gifted education and initiatives related to low incident populations. Inter-agency collaborative: Rules, Audits, Grant Writing, Procurement and State Budget Earmark project management.

Federal Compliance
Competitive Grants
State and regional TA
Assistant Superintendent of Program Services

Franklin County Court of Common Pleas , Columbus, Ohio

May 2001 - April 2004

Supervision of department administrators and management of residential services including unit life for average population of 120, Court Assessment Program, clinical services, medical, education, recreation, religious services, Electronic Monitoring Unit. Developed training programs, manuals and schedules for all staff, conducted training, conduct weekly supervision and team meetings, and monthly reports. Site coordinator for Performance Based Standards, incorporated analysis of statistical data. Ensured quality of data input into web based data collection system. Team leader of committee to review data and create facility improvement plans with measurable goals and outcomes. Program development and implementation for 3000 youth annually.

Program Management
Deputy Superintendent of Program and Direct Servic

Ohio Department of Youth Services , Columbus, Ohio

January 1998 - May 2001

Supervised the coordination and schedule to ensure that youth intake, education, mental health, psychology, medical, social history, substance abuse, physical education, adjustment to institutional living and transfer to permanent facility for about 2500 annually in a synchronized, organized manner. Created and implemented juvenile programs for violent youthful offenders, transition, chemical dependency, acute mental health and general population units. Supervised 20 department administrators of all Program services and Direct Services. Collaborated with ODE in opening a new Ohio High School, established schedules, core curriculum classes, vocational education programs, and Title One tutors. Wrote and implemented directives, procedures, and policy in accordance with ACA standards; Developed and conducted training.

Institutional Management
Social Worker Supervisor

, Ohio Department of Youth Services

May 1995 - January 1998

Supervised 23 Social Workers; intake, substance abuse and sex offender specialist. Developed programming for assessments, intake and placement activities. Coordinate inter agency case management, developed agency wide case management database.

Case Coordination
Agency collaborative
School Based Therapeutic Case Manager

St. Vincent Children's Center 1993-1995 , Columbus, Ohio

January 1993 - May 1995

Family case management in home, school and community and group counseling. Participated in IEP team meetings, writing and implementation. Developed and implemented 10-week summer program curriculum. Developed and incorporated a Quality Assurance process.

Case Management
Group Therapy
Family Wrap Around
Classroom Therapist

Hannah Neil Center , Columbus, Ohio

January 1989 - January 1993

Day Treatment Program: Family, Social Skills, Self Esteem, Sexual Abuse Prevention, Drug and Alcohol groups.Coordinated with teacher classes with youth in MRDD IQ range of 55-70 this required manipulation of curriculum to meet this range. Coordinated Service Learning Projects with various agencies. Designed and Implemented Therapeutic Interventions and Positive Peer Culture

Classroom Therapy
Family Therapy
Quality Assurance

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