Andrea L. Dobrin Expert Witness
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Specialties & Experience

General Specialties:

Developmental Disabilities and Behavioral and Social Sciences

Specialty Focus:

Non-profit, Government health and human services, Intellectual disabilities, Human services, Behavioral Health services, Transitional Youth Services, Foster Care, Medicaid services, Client Rights, Severe Mental Illness services, Residential Treatment, Intermediate Care Facilities

Education:

BS, Miami University, Oxford, Ohio; Master's of Organizational Development and Behavioral Analysis, Case Western Reserve University

Years in Practice:

35

Additional Information

My career has largely been devoted to non-profit health and human services organizations. Starting as a direct service worker, I advanced to Director, Chief Officer (both Administrative Services and Operations) and Vice President in five separate organizations. I have extensive experience with interpreting rules and regulations, first by overseeing all licensing and accreditation for two affiliated non-profits, and then for twelve years serving first as a Senior Consultant and then as Vice President of a firm specializing in public sector government agencies and elected officials across Ohio. While maintaining a base of over fifty public sector and non-profit clients I interpreted and advised clients on Medicaid rules as well as the Ohio Revised Code and the Ohio Administrative Code. As both a consultant and later as Chief Administrative Officer, for 18 years I served as Chief Negotiator in labor negotiations overseeing all bargaining, all grievances and all arbitrations on behalf of elected officials or administration. I developed, reviewed, conducted impact analyses, implemented and defended contractual agreements for counties, elected officials and/or non-profit organizations. As the CAO for a network of three behavioral health organizations I also provided support to the CEO while directly overseeing Risk Management, Quality Assurance, Human Resources and a non-profit Pharmacy and staff. Finally, I served as the Chief Operations Officer for a large non-profit provider of IDD services where I oversaw all programs including Medicaid waiver services, ICF (Intermediate Care Facilities), adult day (two facilities), and nursing services. As COO I maintained responsibility for over 600 individuals and 450 employees. I am highly qualified to serve as an expert witness in cases relating to behavioral health, developmental disabilities and other related social service non-profit or public sector industries.