Tom Fish

Founder & President

Dr. Fish is the Director of Social Work and Family Support Services, Nisonger Center, at Ohio State University in Columbus, and a board member of the Down Syndrome Association of Central Ohio.  Dr. Fish is the founder of the Next Chapter Book Club, currently serving as Board President and Interim CEO.  Dr. Fish was a recipient of a Mary Switzer Research Fellowship from the National Institute on Disability and Rehabilitation Research for his work on attitudes of families of youth with disabilities toward transition from school to adult life.

Rachel StaleyRachel Staley

Program Manager

Rachel provides support to new and established Next Chapter Book Club Affiliates. She previously worked at The Ohio State University’s Nisonger Center for Disabilities where she coordinated 25 Next Chapter Book Clubs in Central Ohio, along with another program called Friendship Connection which encourages adults with intellectual and developmental disabilities to develop and participate in activities that promote meaningful community inclusion and social skill development.  Rachel holds a BS in Special Education from the University of Cincinnati.

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