Columbus, Ohio - Ohio Governor Ted Strickland and Transition Chair Columbus Mayor Michael Coleman announced today the following appointments: Henry Guzmán, director of the Ohio Department of Public Safety; Robert Boggs, director for the Ohio Department of Agriculture; Angela Cornelius, director of the Ohio Department of Alcohol and Drug Addiction Services; and Patrick Gannon as the chairperson of the Ohio Industrial Commission.
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spirit and experience will help us ensure that more Ohioans are freed from the bonds of drug and alcohol addiction," Strickland
Angela Cornelius, director of Ohio Department of Alcohol and Drug Addiction Services
Since 1988, Cornelius has served as the executive director of Project Linden, Inc., a private non-profit outpatient alcohol and drug treatment and prevention services center.
The agency works to prevent and eliminate drug abuse through education, intervention and treatment by reaching out to current drug users and identifying at-risk individuals.
Before becoming the executive director of Project Linden, Inc., she served as a clinical director.
Prior to joining the organization, Cornelius worked for the State of Ohio as an employer services specialist from 1986-1987 and a vocational rehabilitation counselor from 1985-1986 for the Rehabilitation Services Commission in Dayton.
She is currently a member of the ODADAS Workforce Development Committee, chair of the Hazel Booth Sutton Christian Learning Center and the Mental Health Association's Raising the African American Potential Committee.
"Governor Strickland and I are committed to helping Ohioans reach their full potential, especially Ohio's children, and the only way that can happen is for our communities to fight drug and alcohol abuse," Cornelius said.
Cornelius received her bachelor's degree in rehabilitation education, a master's degree in counseling and guidance and second master's degree in rehabilitation counseling from Wright State University.