The FRS Counseling Board of Directors have announced changes in the agency’s administration, according to a news release citing board president Chuck Tabor.
After serving the agency for 11 years as chief executive officer, Joe Adray has assumed the position of president of FRS and Roger Cheesbro, recently the organization’s chief clinical officer, is the new chief executive officer.
FRS Director of Human Resources Kimberly Dye said that the nationwide search for filling the CEO position brought forth more than 70 interested candidates. “After reviewing resumes and interviewing, our CEO Selection Committee determined that we had the best candidate on staff as our current chief clinical officer,” Dye said.
Cheesbro has broad range of clinical and supervisory experience with over 26 years working in community-based behavioral counseling settings, the new release said. He has clinical experience providing prevention, intervention and treatment of behavioral health disorders focusing primarily on outpatient and residential services with individuals struggling with substance use disorders and co-occurring behavioral health disorders.
During his career in behavioral health counseling and administration Cheeesbro has worked for several community behavioral health agencies in various positions as a counselor, clinical supervisor for prevention and treatment services, program director, human resource director, clinic director, prevention and treatment consultant to a local university and adjunct professor with Lindsey Wilson College, the news release said.
Cheesbro has a bachelor’s degree in business, administration management, from Ohio University; and a master’s degree in education, counseling and human development, from Lindsey Wilson College. He is licensed in Ohio as a professional clinical counselor with supervisor endorsement, licensed independent chemical dependency counselor with supervisor endorsement, and Ohio certified prevention specialist 1, according to the news release.
“I am honored that the FRS Board of Directors has confidence in my ability to lead the agency forward,” Cheesbro said. “FRS Counseling has been an active and growing community partner in the area of mental health and substance use disorder treatment for many years. I am fortunate to work alongside community partners, agency president Joe Adray, and the dedicated staff of FRS Counseling and FRS Transportation to strengthen and expand recovery opportunities and improve quality of life for the residents of Highland and Adams counties.”
FRS Counseling and FRS Transportation operate in both Adams and Highland counties. FRS represents a family of services that include behavioral health treatment and intervention services such as alcohol and other drug and mental health services; transportation services with dispatching hubs in Highland and Adams counties; opiate treatment that consists of medication assisted treatment supervised by a physician; Connections, which provides therapy and academic support to children and adolescents that have been identified as behaviorally disturbed; and Help Me Grow, which assists new mothers in locating and utilizing public resources to ensure a healthy start in life, according to the news release.
“Our mission is to connect people with professional comprehensive behavioral health, substance use disorder, and family services with the highest regard and respect given to their growth, recovery and independence,” the news release said.
If you would like to learn more about FRS Counseling, visit www.frscounseling.org or contact Cheesbro at 937-393-4562.