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Executive Director

D.J. Watson

D.J. graduated from Ohio University with a Bachelor's Degree in Specialized Studies-Political Science and History. He has been employed by the District since 2010, holding various positions throughout his career before being named the Director in July of 2018. He has over 15 years of experience in the Juvenile Justice system, having been with Harrison County Juvenile Court before joining the District. 

Heavily involved in the community, D.J. serves as the Board of Education President for the Harrison Hills City School District. Additionally, in May of 2019, D.J. was elected to the Executive Board of the Ohio Juvenile Detention Director's Association. 

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Deputy Director

Steve Kovaly

Steve graduated magna cumme laude from Ohio University with a Bachelor's Degree in Criminal Justice. He has been employed with the District since 2012, when he began his career as a Supervisor. He was then promoted to Deputy Director in July of 2018. 

Steve served 10 years in the U.S. Army and West Virginia Army National Guard. He is an Operation Iraqi Freedom Veteran. Steve remains committed to our Nation's veterans by being involved with the American Legion, and holding a lifetime membership to the Veterans of Foreign Wars. 

Steve resides in Belmont County with his wife and two daughters. 

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Financial Officer

Lisa Rine

Lisa attended Ohio University. She has been employed by the District since 2012. First as the Human Resources and Financial Officer,  now solely serving as the Financial Officer. 

Lisa has a vast range of experience in the Finance and Accounting arena. She worked for Unified Bank for 12 years as the BSA officer and Bookkeeping Supervisor. Lisa also was a store manager for Wendy's Management Group for 13 years. 

Presented to those who show exemplary service in financial efficiency, she was awarded the Ohio Auditor of State award in 2015. 

Lisa and her husband are parents of two boys, and reside in Belmont County. 

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Supervisor

Adam Sutherland

Bio to come!

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Supervisor

Ronnie Everett

Bio to come!

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Counselor/Supervisor

Rhonda Braden

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