David Couch Elected As IPAC Board Chair

David Couch has worked in the field of developmental disabilities since 1993 but has been in public service much longer. Born in Kokomo, Ind., David attended Johnson University in Knoxville, Tenn., to receive his Degree in Biblical Studies. David and his wife lived in Ghana for nine years, during which David taught at Ghana Christian University.

Upon returning to Southeast Ohio, David worked as a Juvenile Probation Officer in Morgan County. The work of a probation officer required a parent’s disposition and mentor’s skills. This work would prepare David for moving into the Morgan County Board of Developmental Disabilities. He loved working as a direct service provider. He supported individuals and attended to their specific needs. In 1996, he became superintendent in Morgan County. 

In 2006, after over a decade of working with the Board of Developmental Disabilities, David was serving as the Superintendent of Morgan County and the assistant Superintendent of Perry County. In 2007, he became the Superintendent of the Perry County Board of DD, and in 2012 he began serving as the superintendent of the Boards of Developmental Disabilities in both Hocking and Perry Counties.

David continues to work as the dual Superintendent of Hocking and Perry Counties while also serving as the IPAC board chair, a position he was elected to in August, 2016. 

As leader of the independent nonprofit, David's vision for IPAC is for it to continue serving as an organization that unites regional groups around common goals and interests, to more effectively work towards better community outcomes together.