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About The Taskforce

Identifying needs. Changing Lives.

The goal of the Knox County Task Force for Older Adults is to identify needs of older adults in Knox County and assist in meeting those needs through collaborative efforts of public and private organizations and/or individuals. Membership in the taksforce is open to all who are interested and involved in the human services sector of Knox County.


Our Officers

Our team that’s dedicated to solving challenges facing older adults in Knox County.

Richard Meeker


Richard Meeker serves as the Adult Protective Services Supervisor for Ohio District 5 Area Agency on Aging. He has been with the Ohio District 5 Area Agency on Aging since 2010. Richard also works as a Mental Health Therapist in private practice. Previously, he has worked as an emergency mental health pre screener, medical case manager and worked in child welfare. He holds a master’s degree in social work from the University of Akron and holds a bachelor’s degree in criminal justice from Ashland University. Richard has an independent social worker licensure with supervision designation in the state of Ohio. Richard also currently serves as a Board member for the Ohio Association of Gerontology Education.

Molly Morehouse, LSW, MSW

Vice President Molly Morehouse is a social worker in Population Health at Knox Community Hospital. She holds a master’s and bachelor’s degree in social work from Ohio State University. She minored in psychology with her master’s area of emphasis on mental health and substance misuse. She also earned an associates from Marion Technical College. Molly was previously an intern at the Department of Veterans Affairs through the Marion CBOC and Columbus. In her free time, Molly enjoys anime conventions, swimming, biking, and various other activities.

Nancy Jo Todd

Treasurer Nancy Jo has lived in the Mount Vernon area since 2008 and has enjoyed becoming a part of this vibrant community. After graduating from Roberts Wesleyan College with a degree in Elementary Education and Fine Arts, she taught in small private schools for several years, wearing many hats. After a move to the Chicago area, Nancy Jo fund the world of marketing, working for First Alert and World’s Finest Chocolate in project management. several years later, a move to Mount Vernon led her to Mount Vernon Nazarene University’s Admissions Office where she worked for 10 years in data management and integrity, while also working with the Marketing Department and Special Events to draw prospective students to MVNU. 2022 brought a change in direction, introducing her to the field of senior care, and in 2023 brought her to the world of marketing once again at The Ohio Eastern Star Home. Her community involvement for the OES Home includes the Knox County Task Force for Older Adults, the local Walk to End Alzheimer’s Committee, and the Knox County Kiwanis Literacy Committee. Nancy Jo has been married to John since 2010, and they enjoy traveling to New England and other sites where they can observe the history of America through trains. In her free time, Nancy Jo enjoys cooking, entertaining friends and family, serving in her church, and spending time in her flower beds.

Jenn Miller

Secretary Jenn Miller has been a Program Manager with the Alzheimer’s Association Northwest Ohio Chapter since February 2023. She was drawn in to join the Association due to her personal family connections to the disease and her desire to help others. Prior to joining the Association, she spent 3 years with a nonprofit hospice in Wooster, OH. Jenn has a Bachelor’s degree from the University of Texas and she and her family moved to the Ashland area in 2016 from Atlanta, GA. She enjoys spending time volunteering with the local domestic violence program and has also been a CASA in Ashland County for 4 years.

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