FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
November 25, 2009
Neil Tilow receives the 2009 Mary E. Pettus Excellence
in Public Policy Award
Talbert House’s president honored by
Ohio Council of Behavioral Health & Family Services Providers
Talbert House president
CINCINNATI—Talbert House president Neil Tilow received the 2009 Mary E. Pettus Excellence In Public Policy Award from the Ohio Council of Behavioral Health & Family Services Providers in October.
The Ohio Council presents this award each year to an individual or organization in recognition for making a major public policy contribution to improving the financing, delivery and/or quality of behavioral health and family services for Ohio’s citizens and communities.
Tilow was appointed president of Talbert House in 1982 and has served as consultant to numerous nonprofit and government agencies. He has served on various boards of nonprofits, including ACT (Accountability and Creditability Together), Glad House Advisory Board, Great Lakes Addiction Technology Transfer Center Advisory Board, Coalition for a Drug Free Greater Cincinnati, Coalition for Behavioral Health and Executive Service Corps of Cincinnati.
Tilow has also served as a member of the University of Cincinnati faculty and is past president of the International Community Correction Association. Tilow received both a bachelor's in Sociology and master's in Corrections from Xavier University.
About the Ohio Council
The Ohio Council of Behavioral Health & Family Services Providers, a private, not-for-profit corporation, is a trade association representing provider organizations throughout Ohio which provide behavioral health & family services to their communities.
About Talbert House
Talbert House is a community-wide nonprofit network of social services with 30 proven programs focusing on prevention, assessment, treatment and reintegration. Each year, Talbert House helps 24,000 men, women and children across Greater Cincinnati and Northern Kentucky overcome adversity to become healthy and productive citizens through its programs in community corrections, mental health, substance abuse and welfare-to-work.