Courtney Hineman appointed to Ohio DD Council

Hamilton resident Courtney Hineman has been appointed by Governor Mike DeWine to serve on the Ohio Developmental Disabilities Council, a state-wide advocacy group aimed to create change that improves independence, productivity, and inclusion for people with developmental disabilities and their families in community life. The Ohio DD Council is one of a national network of state councils, committed to self-determination and community inclusion.

“I am very excited and honored to be a member of the DD Council,” said Hineman. “I am passionate about advocating for people like myself who have disabilities.” Hineman is employed at the Butler County Board of Developmental Disabilities as a community outreach advocate. She says her experience at the Board as well as her time working on advocacy projects at Miami University will help her in this role.

Hineman is one of 30 members appointed by Gov. DeWine for a two-year term ending in 2023. She will serve alongside other advocates and members of Council who are family members or guardians of loved ones who have a developmental disability.

“On behalf of the people we serve, our staff, and Board members, we congratulate Courtney on this vital leadership opportunity in the State of Ohio. She will serve as an advocate for people in Butler County, our region, and across the state. Courtney was persistent in her pursuit of this opportunity and I know our community will benefit from her leadership,” said Lisa Guliano, Superintendent, Butler County Board of Developmental Disabilities.