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Kevin Miller


Kevin L. Miller is the Executive Director of Opportunities for Ohioans with Disabilities.  The agency is responsible for providing individuals with disabilities the services and support they need to attain and maintain employment; and is charged with making determinations on Social Security disability claims. 

Upon his appointment in January 2011, Director Miller immediately began to implement the policies and procedures necessary to comply with Governor John Kasich’s charge of eliminating the waiting list for those seeking services and to bring the agency into full compliance with the U.S. Department of Education. 

Under Director Miller’s leadership, the agency achieved compliance with the U.S. Department of Education’s audit findings; implemented a standardized fee schedule for services; increased membership of businesses committed to hiring individuals with disabilities through the Ohio Business Leadership Network (OHBLN); renamed and rebranded the agency, formerly known as Rehabilitation Services Commission (RSC); and more importantly, eliminated the waiting list, by releasing more than 17,000 individuals waiting to be served.  Director Miller’s vision has meant stronger relationships and better partnerships for the agency.  As a result, OOD is serving more Ohioans with disabilities (many for the first time since 1991) and doing so more effectively. 

Director Miller, who was reappointed by Governor Kasich in 2015, has over twenty-five years of state service, with a decade of experience in senior level leadership (COO & CEO) at various state agencies.  He also serves on the Governor’s Executive Workforce Board.  The Board assists with forecasting the skill needs of employers to ensure the future alignment with Ohio's workforce system.  As a father of a child with autism, Director Miller believes strongly in being active in organizations and advocacy groups.  He is a member of the National Autism Society, Autism Speaks, the Association of Ohio Commodores and is President of the Mark J. Youngpeter Memorial Scholarship Fund.  Miller is a former member of the West Jefferson City Council.

Director Miller has a Bachelor’s degree from Ohio Dominican University and a Master’s degree from The Ohio State University.