Director of Housing and Advocacy Services
Ash Lemons transitioned into the field of disability related services in 2002, a few years after a diagnosis of Psoriatic Arthritis ended a successful 8 year stint as a Staff Sergeant in the United States Air Force.
He is currently the Director of the Housing Resource Center at the Ability Center of Greater Toledo where he oversees the Home Accessibility program, The Community Living program and other programs related to Housing and Advocacy. He previously served as the Ability Center’s Accessibility Specialist and Disability Rights Advocate.
In 2005, Ash was presented the “Spirit of Democracy” award, by former Ohio Secretary of State Kenneth Blackwell, for assisting 11 County Board of Elections in working towards compliance with the Help Americans Vote Act. In 2008, he was recognized by Chief Logan of the Ohio Department of Natural Resources as a key advocate in the passage of SB209, which provided expanded opportunities for hunters with certain disabilities.
Ash has served as a board member of the: Ohio Secretary of State’s ADA advisory committee and the Ohio Governors Council on Persons with Disabilities.
Ash holds an Associates degree in Airframe Technology from the Community College of the United States Air Force and a BS in Liberal Arts from Excelsior College.