The Mid-East Ohio Regional Council (MEORC) provides innovative products and services to county boards, providers, and to people with developmental disabilities in Ohio. We are known for our expertise in facilitating cooperation, collaboration and problem solving to improve services, creating opportunities for people to be included and building strong communities. 

MEORC is a council of governments created under the authority of Chapter 167 of the Ohio Revised Code. The original by-laws were adopted on January 20, 1989.

In creating MEORC, the member boards recognized that they shared common concerns and desire to provide the best possible services to persons with developmental disabilities in their respective counties. They determined that by cooperating with one another and coordinating their powers and duties their respective counties’ residents will benefit and be better served.  The member county boards may deploy MEORC in any endeavor that they believe will improve services to their respective residents they serve.

MEORC Strategic Plan 2018-2020

2018 Balanced Scorecard Report

2018 Annual Report

Our Mission

Our Mission

MEORC helps customers excel through innovative and collaborative solutions

Our Core Values

Our Core Values

Appreciating one another, Always Improving, Making changes quickly, Constantly learning, Working together, and Encouraging Creativity

Our Vision

Our Vision

Building Strong Communities

Meet our Team

Click on the profiles to learn more about our staff.

Amanda Jackson has no photo at this time.

Amanda Jackson

Reporting Systems Coordinator/Investigative Agent
 
ajackson@meorc.com
 740-397-4733

Amanda Jackson has no photo at this time.

Amanda Jackson

Reporting Systems Coordinator/Investigative Agent

 ajackson@meorc.com
 740-397-4733

Brett Beaver

Brett Beaver

Custodian

Brett Beaver

Brett Beaver

Custodian

Bryan Meeks has no photo at this time.

Bryan Meeks

Reporting Systems Coordinator/Investigative Agent
 
bmeeks@meorc.com
 740-397-4733

Bryan Meeks has no photo at this time.

Bryan Meeks

Reporting Systems Coordinator/Investigative Agent
Office of Investigative Services
 bmeeks@meorc.com
 740-397-4733

Cathy Henthorn

Cathy Henthorn

Executive Director
 
chenthorn@meorc.com
 740-398-6614

Cathy Henthorn

Cathy Henthorn

Executive Director
Administration
 chenthorn@meorc.com
 740-398-6614

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I have been working in the business and accounting field since 1986. My career started with reviewing field audits for a private firm and I quickly found that I needed a better balance of working with numbers and supporting people. I worked for 12 years as a provider and administrator in long-term care before joining MEORC in 1997. I enjoy working with our Business and Leadership team to support our Mission and to work towards realizing our Vision.  I married Lee, my high school sweetheart, in 1986, and we have a son, Kyle, and daughter, Katelyn, (and a grand dog, Nala). Since 1992, we have lived on a small farm outside of Mount Vernon where we have built our house and barns through the hard work of my husband, my father and our friends. Community involvement is important to me which is why I volunteer whenever I can. I enjoy volunteering as a 4-H Advisor, Sunday School teacher, President of a local non-profit housing board and working with the Knox County Relay for Life. Our vision to build strong communities is a key reason that I so enjoy working at MEORC.

Chris Martin has no photo at this time.

Chris Martin

Investigative Agent
 
cmartin@meorc.com
 740-397-4733

Chris Martin has no photo at this time.

Chris Martin

Investigative Agent
Office of Investigative Services
 cmartin@meorc.com
 740-397-4733

Christina McKinney

Christina McKinney

Reporting Systems Coordinator
 
cmckinney@meorc.com
 740-397-4733

Christina McKinney

Christina McKinney

Reporting Systems Coordinator
Office of Investigative Services
 cmckinney@meorc.com
 740-397-4733

Christine Anorga has no photo at this time.

Christine Anorga

Investigative Agent
 
cangora@meorc.com
 740-397-4733

Christine Anorga has no photo at this time.

Christine Anorga

Investigative Agent
Office of Investigative Services
 cangora@meorc.com
 740-397-4733

Darin Durbin

Darin Durbin

Associate Director of Business
 
ddurbin@meorc.com
 740-501-2698

Darin Durbin

Darin Durbin

Associate Director of Business
Office of Business
 ddurbin@meorc.com
 740-501-2698

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I began working at MEORC in 2002 negotiating contracts and service rates with providers.  Prior to that I worked in the private sector - manufacturing arena, which was okay and had its rewards, but I must say having a job with a mission to help people live better lives is so moving and truly awesome.  Throughout my career at MEORC I have been involved with a variety of business and operational functions, wearing many hats.  Some of the things I am involved with at MEORC are Medicaid Service System Facilitation (number crunching), procurement (supplies/computers/equipment), Human Resources (policy and procedure development), IT support facilitation (I’m not an IT person…I just drew the short straw hereJ) and building maintenance (yard work, shoveling snow, plumbing issues, and a variety of other stuff).  I am addicted to a few things, like cran-grape juice, watching sports, The Ohio State University Athletics and playing GOLF!   I am a 9-time Friendly Urban Golf Association (F.U.G.A.) champion!  I have also been a certified softball umpire for 10 years.  My wife Lisa and I live in Danville and we have 3 awesome kids (all adults now, but they’re always your kids, right?).  We are members of the Louisville Weimaraner Rescue group, and have fostered dogs since 2011.  At this point we are raising a grand-cat that now thinks it is a dog.  I am so blessed and fortunate enough to work with such an amazing and extremely talented team at MEORC.  I am really excited about the possibilities for how we can continue to grow our organization in the future.

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