Roberta (“Bobbi”) Montenegro became the part-time Executive Director for Ohio SIBS in May of 2015. Bobbi is a familiar face in the DD system and she brings many years of executive leadership experience to her service with Ohio SIBS. She has served in leadership roles in Ohio’s developmental disabilities community for 20 years. She was the Executive Director for The Arc of Stark County for eight years. More recently, she retired from Stark County Board of DD as a Department Director. Before becoming professionally involved with the DD system she was a Department Director for a Stark County hospital, was Executive Director for a large non-profit organization, owned a temporary healthcare staffing company and was a Human Resources Operations Manager for General Electric Capital Corporation. Montenegro holds a Master of Science degree from The Ohio State University with a major in community mental health nursing.
Bobbi is a native of Marietta, Ohio, but has been a resident of Stark County since 1970. Her two children and their families also live in Stark County. She has three step-children living in Georgia, one of who has developmental disabilities. She enjoys the fact that five of her grandchildren still live in Stark County and keep her busy and on-the-go. Bobbi is a devoted Buckeye fan and is proud that her son and two granddaughters are also OSU alumnae.