The Ohio Waiver Network will develop, influence and promote a collaborative network of providers and other organizations that are committed to quality waiver services for all eligible people in Ohio.

Core Values

The Ohio Waiver Network is a non-profit organization that is committed to a lean organizational structure.  As the needs of membership emerge, leadership will adjust support accordingly to ensure quality customer service and will ensure a commitment to the single focus on advancing the waiver agenda.

Board of Directors

Tom Rickels, President

Jim Brown, Vice President

Annette Wood, Treasurer

Janet Stephan, Secretary

Kathy Phillips, Board Member

Winifred Hosking, Board Member

Mike Mathews, Board Member

Abbey Summers, Board Member

Ryan Heckert, Board Member


Our Team

Mission Statement

To advance the home and community based waiver service agenda.


Please visit our Training page to participate in upcoming training opportunities.

Training Opportunities

  • Collaboration
  • System Simplicity
  • Quality Outcomes