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Welcome our New Executive Director

Todd Walts, MA

We are extremely excited to introduce our very first Executive Director, Todd Walts, MA. Todd and his wife have recently relocated to the Delaware County area from Amherst, Ohio. Todd is a professional speaker with more than 25 years serving youth and adults. He has a wealth of experience that spans business, non-profit leadership, education, prevention education, and ministry.

He has been mentored by Dr. John C. Maxwell, as part of the John Maxwell Team in the area of leadership, communication, and personal growth. He is a dynamic, fun and interesting presenter, speaker and trainer who has presented schools throughout the US, as well as national and international conferences in Dallas, Seattle, Myrtle Beach, New Orleans, Cleveland, and on college campuses, including Georgia Southern University, Case Western Reserve University, and Miami University of Ohio. Using his friendly and relational style, he shares tender moments as a springboard for positive change.

Todd has significantly impacted over 1 million teens and youth and thousands of adult educators and is a recognized expert for bullying and suicide prevention. He has written, produced, and directed curriculum with more than 40 discussion starter videos used throughout the US to address bullying, dating abuse, suicide, and school safety. He is also a successful executive and life-coach helping others to reach their full potential.

Todd earned his Master of Arts degree in Human Services Counseling and his Bachelor of Science degree from Liberty University in Lynchburg, VA. He is an expert in promoting active bystander behavior as part of a solution against crime, violence, and injustice in higher education, workplace, and secondary school environments.

In just a few short weeks, Todd has been diligently learning about the NAMI signature programs currently being conducted by our affiliate, working on building a volunteer program, meeting with community partners, and marketing our mission. With Todd’s leadership we will continue fighting the stigma associated with mental illness and helping those affected by mental health conditions.

Becky Becker, LSW


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