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.
Amanda Pizzuti, LISW-S, Clinical Director
Amanda graduated with her Master Degree in Social Work concentrating in Child Welfare, and her Bachelor Degree in Social work from Florida Atlantic University in Boca Raton, Florida. She was awarded the federal Title IV-E Stipend to receive specialized training in Child Welfare. Amanda held memberships in National Society of Collegiate Scholars, Phi Kappa Phi, and Phi Alpha honor societies.
Amanda has over 10 years of experience working in the mental health field. In Florida, she worked with adults who had a severe and persistent life-long mental illness diagnosis. She also practiced in the community based setting providing counseling to youth and families in Strengthening Family Dynamics, Supportive Family Counseling, and Family Reunification programs. After moving to Ohio, in 2013, she joined the UMCH Family Services team and continued working in the community setting. Amanda has delivered care in a variety of programs at UMCH, including the IHBT program, and outpatient school and office based counseling program. Amanda administered diagnostic assessments for youth involved with Franklin County Children’s Services, and consultation for caseworkers there regarding the mental and behavioral health of youth on their caseloads.
Amanda enjoys working in a supervisory role, providing support and guidance to clinicians working in the intensive community based setting and contributing to the management team of the agency. She has overseen UMCH’s IHBT team adhering to the State of Ohio’s Medicaid IHBT fidelity model as they provide strength based, solution focused counseling approaches to youth and their families.
In her free time, she enjoys spending time with her family and friends, spoiling her dog Louis, and exploring all that Columbus has to offer. Go Bucks!