Teresa Kobelt is Director of Strategy, Innovation, and Forecasting for the Office of Policy at OCALI.
After completing her graduate degree and Leadership Education in Neurodevelopmental and Related Disabilities (LEND) fellowship at Ohio State University, Teresa began working in the human service field. She has over 20 years experience ranging from treatment foster care, to vocational rehabilitation, to developmental disabilities. She has worked at multiple levels of state and county government, and across public and private sectors.
Prior to joining OCALI, Teresa was Deputy Director of Policy and Strategic Direction at the Ohio Department of Developmental Disabilities, overseeing key initiatives such as Early Intervention, Family Engagement & Support, Trauma-Informed Care, and Employment First.
More than any classroom, however, her greatest learning experiences have come from her kids — both of whom have multiple disabilities.