Lori Oliver, Ph.D., is the vice president of the Hattie Larlham Center for Children with Disabilities and group homes services. Dr. Oliver oversees all the programs and services offered at the center in Mantua, Ohio, as well as group home locations throughout Northeast Ohio. She has served in this role since 2011.
Since that time, Dr. Oliver led her team of medical and nursing leaders to develop a transitional program for ventilator dependent children. In 2014, Hattie Larlham became approved by the Ohio Department of Developmental Disabilities as a provider for the state’s pediatric ventilator program. Eligible children who no longer require a hospital level of care can receive medical services at the Center with the goal of transition home. Family education and support as well as linkage with community resources are crucial components of the program’s success. Whenever possible, children may be weaned from the ventilator as part of the program. Dr. Oliver likes to think of the pediatric ventilator program as being “one step closer to home.”
Prior to coming to Hattie Larlham, Dr. Oliver served as assistant chief executive office for clinical services at a state psychiatric hospital. With a track record of 25 years of mental health research and services experience, Dr. Oliver was recognized by the medical director of the Ohio Department of Mental Health for excellence in clinical leadership.
Dr. Oliver earned her Ph.D. in clinical psychology from Kent State University in Kent, Ohio. She is a graduate of the Mental Health Executive Leadership program at the Case Western Reserve University Weatherhead School of Management, in Cleveland, Ohio. Dr. Oliver is a lifetime member of Mensa International and an avid Star Trek fan. She currently resides in Stow, Ohio.