Leadership Adams Announces Appointment of Executive Director and Program Coordinator

Press release

The Leadership Adams Board of Directors is pleased to announce that Jeff Foster has been named Executive Director and Danielle Poe will join him as Program Coordinator.

Jeff will be responsible for proposing and advancing the actions that maintain the stability of Leadership Adams. The Executive Director provides cohesive leadership and overall direction to the organization, working with the Board of Directors on strategy and goals for the leadership programs offered by Leadership Adams.

Poe will work alongside Jeff and the Board of Directors to oversee the coordination of the leadership program, including programming, planning, delivery, logistics, program preparation and communication.

Jeff D. Foster was born and raised in Adams County and is very proud of his family’s roots in Adams County, including a great-great-great-grandfather who came to Adams County. ‘Adams after his service in the American Revolution. Jeff is a retired biology professor, with a 34-year career at Southern State Community College. He holds an MSc in Biology and a BSc in Environmental Science/Ecology from Morehead State University.

Foster has always been heavily involved in community service. He currently serves on the Wayne Township Zoning Commission, the Adams/Clermont Solid Waste Policy Committee, and has served on the Adams Leadership Board for the past year. In the past, he served many years as a local scout leader and as a firefighter in Wayne Township. He currently lives in Wayne Township with Becky, his wife of 40 years. They enjoy spending time gardening, working on their family farm and above all; spending time with their family, especially their two granddaughters.

Danielle Poe is the Director of Behavioral Health at the Adams County Health Department and a graduate of the Lindsey Wilson College of Human Services and Professional Counseling. She holds certifications as a Trauma Practitioner and Prevention Specialist in the State of Ohio. With 15 years of experience in the field, her current work includes the roles of: President of the Coalition for a Drug Free Adams County, Coordinator of the Adams County Youth-Led Coalition, Executive Committee Member of the Adams County Operation Better Together Project , a member of the Adams County Christian School Board of Trustees and serves on the Adams County Help Me Grow Program Advisory Committee through the Highland County Board of Developmental Disabilities.

Poe strives to empower community members to make healthy choices through community wellness coalitions, education and prevention, and community collaboration. Her work is centered on developing and nurturing a collaborative process through which the entire community is invested in the health and well-being of Adams County.

Leadership Adams was created to improve the quality of life for all who live and work in Adams County by developing and preparing individuals to take on leadership responsibilities in their communities and organizations, and to build community knowledgeable and civically active where individuals can influence the prosperity of the Adams County community through their strong leadership and interest in building the future. To learn more about Leadership Adams, please visit www.leadershipadams.org