Darrell Doudt

President, OSDAA

Darrell Doudt, departed Class ''81, has been employed by the U.S. Government for 37 years. In addition to OSDAA, he actively involved as an advocate for Ohio Citizens for Deaf Cultures. He also is active with other organizations.  Darrell is proud to be the third generation of his Deaf family to be involved with OSDAA, and is married to fellow OSD Priscilla. Together, they have three Deaf children, Joshua, Calvin & Jacquelyn and four grandchildren. They have visited 44 states on their motorcycles, and plan visit the remaining 10.  Darrell admires Henry Thoreau and Mahatma Gandhi, who said, "You must be the change you wish to see in the world."


Elwin Babb

Vice President

OSD graduate in 1974, Elwin attended NTID/RIT and earned the degree in 1976. He worked for NASA  for three years  and half. Then, he worked at Lincoln Electric Co. for 35 years before he retired.  He is a member of The Cleveland Association of the Deaf and has held various positions as officers for many years. He's still involved with the Deaf Advocacy Committee for the Cleveland Hearing & Speech Center. He is currently chair of the OSDAA Finance Committee. 


Richard Penny

Board Member

Richard has lived in Columbus area his whole life. After graduating from the National Technical Institute for the Deaf, Richard worked for over 38 years as a programmer analyst at Columbus State Community College before retiring. He serves as a board member for both the OSD Athletic Booster Club and OSDAA, and also is the Event Coordinator and Law/Policy Chairperson for OSDAA. Richard is married to Jolene, and they have three sons and one granddaughter. He is from an all-Deaf family and has many Deaf relatives throughout Indiana and Ohio. Richard enjoys traveling and plans to visit several countries.

Robert Blessing

Board Member

Robert “Bobby” Blessing was raised by Deaf parents in Toledo. After graduating from OSD, he relocated to Columbus and worked at Limited Inc. He loves sports, especially basketball, baseball, flag football and soccer and has hosted basketball, softball, and bowling tournaments for the Columbus Association for the Deaf the past 30 years. He also has chaired other events. His wife Sandra and he have raised three children; in his free time, he enjoys golf and spending time on his 1967 Pontiac Firebird.

Derek Sevec

Board Member

Board Member

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