Mary Ann Zerkle – Counselor, Gallipolis, OH

JOB TITLE:  Counselor

LOCATION:  Gallipolis, OH

EDUCATION:  BSEd, Cum Laude, English Comprehensive; MSEd, Cum Laude, Community-Agency Counseling

JOB DUTIES:  To work with a team of professionals serving patients/clients who are receiving medication-assisted treatment for opioid addiction, and to ensure that clinical decisions are made in the best interest of the patient/client.

WHY I DO THIS:  I enjoy working with a diverse population through the art of communication. I believe individuals have their own answers within, and often benefit from the opportunity to explore with encouragement.

WORKING AT OVP:  I like working at OVP because it affords me the opportunity to serve a population that is often ignored. It is rewarding to see the progress many make, and sustain, after initiating treatment. I appreciate the people that I work with, and the effort they make to work as a team to serve the needs of the patients/clients.

OUTSIDE OF WORK:  I mostly enjoy spending time with family, especially my new, first grandchild – A.J.  What a blessing!!!