Gregory Jefferson  President/CEO

Gregory Jefferson, MA, LICDC-S, OCPC, has more than 20 years’ experience developing, implementing and monitoring state-wide and local programs for youth and adults. He has worked at a variety of levels from corrections officer to director of training for the State of Ohio, Department of Youth Services (juvenile prison system). Some of his past achievements at the Department of Youth Services include being selected Employee of the Year and being inducted into Who’s Who of Professional Managers.

Greg served for three years as associate director of programs at Community for New Direction before being appointed as the CEO in 2007. As the CEO, Greg is primarily responsible for carrying out the strategic plans and policies as established by the board of directors. He is a licensed independent chemical dependency counselor and a certified prevention consultant with a bachelor’s degree in business administration from Fisk University (Nashville, TN) and a master’s degree in clinical mental health counseling from The Ohio State University.


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