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Area Agency on Aging Director of the Long-Term Care Ombudsman Program Bev Tatro celebrates 30 years of dedicated service

  Posted on June 27, 2019

Ontario OH – The Ohio District 5 Area Agency on Aging, Inc. congratulates Director of Long-Term Care Ombudsman Program, Bev Tatro, for 30 years of dedicated service.

“Change and growth have been constants during my tenure at the Area Agency on Aging,” stated Bev. “I look forward to being able to continue to assist consumers and contribute to future growth at the Area Agency.”

Tatro began her career at the Area Agency on Aging on June 1, 1989 as a Case Manager for the then new Care Coordination Program. At that time, the Area Agency on Aging had not yet been incorporated and was under the umbrella of Mansfield Memorial Homes with offices in a house on Blymyer Avenue in Mansfield. She worked closely with 14 other staff in those early years, which is a far cry from the over 125 employees and beautiful building we have now at Hawkins Corner.

During Tatro’s 30 years, she has help to implement and manage various programs at the Area Agency on Aging including; Care Coordination, PASSPORT, Medicaid Assisting Living Waiver, and the Richland County Senior Services Levy. For the past 7 years, she has been advocating to assist consumers to expect excellence in their long-term care services through her role as the Director of the Long-Term Care Ombudsman Program.

“Bev demonstrates a passion for people and serves as a role model for staff, providers and families,” said Chief Executive Officer Duana Patton. The Area Agency on Aging would like to thank Bev for her years of service, contributions, dedication and leadership. Congratulation messages may be sent to

The Ohio District 5 Area Agency on Aging, Inc., located at 2131 Park Avenue West in Ontario, provides leadership, collaboration, coordination and services to older adults, people with disabilities, their caregivers & resource networks that support individual choice, independence and dignity.