UMCH Executive Management Team
Sean Reilly, Executive Director
As our Executive Director, Sean is responsible for the overall management of UMCH Family Services. Since joining the team in 2011 he has guided us in expanding the types of services we provide. Over the past four years, UMCH has extended our service area, introduced remote care for psychiatric clients living in smaller communities, implemented more intensive levels of outpatient treatment, expanded our school and community-based services and increased our overall ability to provide psychiatric, mental health and behavioral health support throughout Central Ohio—all under Sean’s watch.
A seasoned leader in both executive management and the provision of programs and services for children and families, Sean has been working in the mental health field for more than 30 years. Prior to joining the UMCH team, Sean was the managing partner for Executive Resources Associates. He has represented the Ohio Council of Behavioral Healthcare Providers, the Ohio Association of Child Caring Agencies and various other local, regional and state-wide committees, including the Steering Committee of the Tapestry System of Care in Cuyahoga County.
Having received both a Bachelor’s and a Master’s Degree in Social Work from The Ohio State University, Sean has an extensive background in the operation of children’s mental health and social service agencies. He has participated in numerous affiliations and mergers; helping program and administrative staff integrate successfully into new organizations. He has also assisted many organizations in moving to the next level through accreditation, certification and the attainment of dozens of new contracts, including Medicaid, and has developed multiple programs in community-based settings.
Jennifer Painter, MBA, Director of Finance and Human Resources
As our Director of Finance and Human Resources, Jennifer is responsible for the daily management of these departments. Since joining the team in 2013 she has been tasked with ensuring that our agency’s financial and human resources remain focused on furthering our agency’s mission, now and into the future. Over the past few years, Jennifer has been instrumental in navigating strategic and functional changes, increasing overall agency efficiency through the use of electronic records and facilitating new and expanding contracts with partnering and governing agencies.
A well-versed expert in her field, Jennifer previously served as Finance Manager with The Ohio State University. She also spent over 20 years as the Vice President of Finance, CFO at Child and Family Services of New Hampshire. There she provided oversight to the Finance, Human Resources and IT departments. During her tenure she helped that agency expand to become the largest non-profit social services and behavioral healthcare organization in the state, navigating a multitude of funding sources and regulatory requirements.
Strongly focused on continuous learning and growth, Jennifer has expanded upon her education throughout her career. After receiving an Associate’s Degree in Accounting from Kent State University in 1977, she entered the financial field. In 1985, she completed her Bachelor of Science in Finance at The Ohio State University. From there, she further expanded her education with a Master’s in Business Administration from Southern New Hampshire University in 2002. Outside of her formal education, Jennifer is committed to remaining current in financial and human resources best-practices and regulatory requirements.
Beth Gerber, LISW-S, Director of Outpatient Services
As our Director of Outpatient Services, Beth is responsible for the management of our General Outpatient Services Program, Post Adoption Program, Aftercare and Therapeutic Intervention Program and Psychiatric Services Team. Since joining UMCH in 2012 she has managed the on-going expansion of our outpatient services, while monitoring and maintaining the quality care provided within all our outpatient programs. She has been instrumental in focusing our agency on providing evidence-based practices, expanding our outpatient programs and growing our psychiatric team.
An experienced professional in providing and managing clinical care and outpatient services, Beth has worked in the mental health field for over 35 years. Prior to joining the UMCH team, she served at Jewish Family Services. During her tenure there she oversaw community outreach and mental health services for children, family and seniors, expanding in reach from the early childhood intervention program Help Me Grow Program to home-based counseling programs for seniors with a special emphasis on Holocaust Survivors. Before that, Beth spent a decade at the former Children’s Hospital Guidance Center. There she helped lead the intensive home-based services to children and families.
A Licensed Independent Social Worker-Supervisor, Beth has extensive experience with various populations. Under her leadership unique programs were established for various refugee populations including interpretation/translation services, parent mentoring and financial literacy and counseling for victims of torture and domestic violence. Further, through her mentorship she has brought programs to the community to address domestic violence throughout the lifespan. Beth was awarded the 2008 Founder’s Award for Service and Advocacy from the Columbus Coalition Against Family Violence.