The management agreement specifies, in part, the intent of both agencies (SCCC and GESMV) to explore and work toward eventual merger and/or acquisition in the near future. The GESMV Board is in the process of due diligence regarding long-term management and operation of the Center.
Mark McDaniel, Executive Director of the Tri-County Board of Recovery and Mental Health Services, which plans, funds, monitors and evaluates behavioral health and addictions services in Shelby, Miami and Darke counties, said, “The Board is pleased that Shelby County Counseling Center and Goodwill Easter Seals were able to reach this agreement. We believe Goodwill Easter Seals’ experience and reach will provide long-term stability for Shelby County Counseling’s core mission, as well as create new opportunities to serve the behavioral health needs of Shelby County and the region.”
“This will be a great opportunity for both parties, Goodwill Easter Seals Miami Valley and the Shelby County Counseling Center, to work together to expand and improve behavioral health services in Shelby County and surrounding areas,” said Steve Kopecky, GESMV Vice President of Program Services, who will assume the overall management responsibility for the SCCC. Other key personnel from GESMV will also assist in the day-to-day management of the Center.
Goodwill Easter Seals Miami Valley has more than 40 programs and services and 27 retail locations, across a 23-county service area in west-central Ohio. Its mission is to empower people with disabilities and other needs to achieve independence and enhance their lives.