Sue Seitz brings more than 35 years of experience in the field of intellectual/developmental disabilities in her new role as a member of our Board of Trustees. She began her career as a Special Education teacher for Tipp City Schools, followed by 15 years in administrative positions with the Montgomery and Miami County Boards of Developmental Disabilities. She retired from Beavercreek City Schools as the Supervisor for Special Education.
“Choices has an excellent reputation,” she says about joining our Board. “Serving individuals with disabilities has been a significant part of my life. Serving on the Board seemed like a good match and one in which I hope I can make a contribution.”
She shares that Board service encompasses a range of concerns, including keeping abreast of legislation and expanding both residential and day programming opportunities for individuals. “The manner of providing services is always revolving,” she shares. “We want to strive to improve, expand, and empower individuals to meet their personal needs and desires within fiscal and legal requirements. It’s apparent to me that Choices is very focused on this challenge.” One
of the biggest challenges she has learned about that she didn’t realize before joining our Board is the ongoing and growing concern in recruiting and retaining dedicated staff, especially within the fiscal restraints that face us as a nonprofit agency. She hopes to be a voice not only for the individuals that are served by Choices, but for the staff who provide those services as well.
As with all our Board members, Sue serves as volunteer and finds it a challenging and rewarding part of her retirement. In addition to her service with us, family is at the center of her life. She enjoys traveling and taking classes at the University of Dayton. She can often be found on pickleball courts or on a golf course.
In welcoming Sue to our Board, Executive Director Tom Weaver highlighted her experience in managing large organizations, as well as her understanding of and commitment to our Choices mission, noting, “she will be a great asset to us as we continue to grow and continue our commitment to quality services.”