Ohio Department of Developmental Disabilities Welcomes New Director Kimberly Hauck

Kimberly Hauck was appointed as director of the Ohio Department of Developmental Disabilities in January of 2022 by Ohio Governor Mike DeWine.

Hauck previously served four years as Chief Policy Officer at DODD and four years as the Assistant Deputy Director for the state’s Early Intervention system. She began her career as a direct support professional providing services for people with developmental disabilities. Hauck then joined the Hamilton County Board of Developmental Disabilities as a special education teacher and early intervention specialist. She also served in various other positions throughout her 22 years with the board including Director of Children’s Services and Director of Program Services.

Throughout her career, Hauck has been an advocate for Ohioans with developmental disabilities and their families. She received a Bachelor of Science in Special Education at the University of Cincinnati and a Master of Educational Administration from Xavier University.

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