About RAP

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PO Box 336  Lebanon, Ohio 45036 rapinohio@gmail.com

PHONE: 513.228.1177

FAX: 513.228.0026


The Resident Activity Personnel in Ohio organization was established in 1975 in response to a request for such an organization by activity workers throughout the state. With the guidance of the Ohio Department of Health, the Ohio Health Care Association, and the Association of the Ohio Philanthropic Homes for the Aging, an organizational meeting was called in the spring of 1975. It was agreed in the initial meeting of some 225 activities workers in activities in long-term care facilities. It was felt that the association, while maintaining relationships with other state health and recreation related organizations, would not directly be tied, legally, financially or structurally to any “parent” organization.

It was difficult to select a name for the organization which would probably convey the unique collection of long-term care employees who were concerned with the recreational, social and psychological aspects of aging residents. The original “Resident Activity People” gave way to the present “Resident Activity Personnel in Ohio” in August, 1976.

By-laws were formally adopted to guide the functioning of the association and in 1977 RAP was incorporated. The purpose of the organization is as follows:


  • To foster the exchange of ideas and resources among members through regional and statewide meetings
  • To maintain quality standards for certification; promote professional growth, and develop ethical guidelines for members.
  • To assist in maintaining high standards for activities and social service personnel in the areas of care and services for residents.
  • To share information concerning our disciplines with other members of the treatment team.
  • To provide liaison with Federal and State Departments of Health, health related organizations, community and state colleges, and with legislative bodies.


RAP is organized as a non-profit corporation in the state of Ohio. Members of the board of trustees are elected annually by the active members through a mail ballot for a three year term. The board elects the officers and committee chairs who are installed at the annual meeting.


Active Membership – personnel employed in activity and social service programming, full or part-time and who pay active membership fees. They shall constitute the voting members.


  • Annual Conference Discount
  • Quarterly Newsletters
  • Legislative Updates
  • Voting Privileges
  • Nominate and Be Nominated for Annual Awards presented at Conference Banquet
  • Survey of Wages, Education and Experience


RAP provides an excellent educational conference each year for activity and social service personnel of various agencies that serve primarily the aging population.


RAP has divided the state into 12 geographic areas which are similar to the area agencies on aging. The Membership Chair appoints contact persons in each of these areas, known as District Representatives. The purpose of these area contact persons is to be a liaison between local activity groups and the state association.


The District Representatives are:

District #1
Darla Wise  
8144 School Road Cincinnati, Ohio 45249 513-469-9407 (h)

District #2

Kim Cline, 101 Mills Place, New Lebanon, OH  45345   Cell: 937-529-6230  WK: 937-687-1311 Kimberly.Cline@genesishcc.com

Becky McGraw, 9485 Greenville Falls, Covington, OH 45356  HM: 937-473-2388  Wk: 937-498-5578   lmcgraw4@woh.rr.com

District #3
Opening for District Representative for RAP Member

District #4
Pegge Sines
, Dream Haven, 233 E. Morrison St., Edgerton, OH 43517  HM/WK: 419-298-3377  CELL: 419-212-1588  Special_72@hotmail.com


District #5

Karla Hale  129 Western Ave Mansfield OH 44906 419-610 1003


Kathy Theis, 9040 West Co. Rd. 10, New Riegel, OH 44853  HM:  419-595-2446  WK: 491-435-1801   ktheis@goodshepherdhome.com

District #6
Opening for District Representative for RAP Member

District #7
Opening for District Representative for RAP Member

District #9
Opening for District Representative for RAP Member

District #10
Jennifer Krupa
, 400 Bruce Dr., Brunswick, OH 44212  WK: 440-366=7536   jkrupa@lorainccc.edu

District #11

Carla Fahrni 4117 Leisure Road NW Minerva, OH 44657 330-705-3771


Pearl Kress 224 Church St Doylestown OH 44230 330-814-5442




The President provides the overall leadership to the organization

The Vice President is responsible for inviting & scheduling Vendors to participte in the annual conference as well as handing all details for the Vendors at the Conference; finding sponsors donate tote bags, name tags and pens for Conference;  Assist the President & Deputy Director (s) with choosing the menus for the Conference.; Responsible for securing door prizes; obtaining donations for door prizes; Coordinates the Vendor Showcase;

The Educational Chair is responsible for planning, implementing, and evaluating the educational sessions of the conference.

The Banquet Coordinator is responsible for planning, creating and setting up the table decorations for the banquet; Scheduling, coordinating and introducing the entertainment for the Banquet.

The Publicity Chair will strive to make people employed in the activity and social services field aware of RAP in Ohio; Provide  Promotes the activities of RAP and develops a professional image through the media and other sources; Cooperates and expresses with other professions and agencies a better understanding of the health care team; Take pictures at the annual Conference and maintain pictorial history of RAP; Helps promote the National Activity Professional Week in January; Speaks as a representative of RAP when invited.

The Membership Chair works at promoting and soliciting membership as well maintaining contacts with the District Representatives throughout the year.

The Nominations Chair is responsible for securing Nominations for the Annual Election of Board Members as well as screening all nominations to make sure all nominees are eligible; Communicates requirements, expectations, etc. of Board Members to Nominees; Prepares Ballot for RAP Office to send out to membership.

The Legislative Chair keeps abreast of regulations and brings such to the attention of the Board and the Membership (via the Newsletter) when appropriate.

The Awards Chair solicits nominations from members for annual RAP awards, which are presented annually at the Conference Banquet; Selects an Awards Committee, who screens the nominees and prepare the nominees material for the awards committee.

The Executive Director is a volunteer who acts as Finance Chair and provides over-all guidance.

The Deputy Director(s) would assume the responsibility of the Executive Director in case the Executive Director is unable to fulfill those duties.

The Executive Secretary records the minutes of the quarterly board meetings, maintains membership, records financial transactions, prepares financial reports & budget reports, publishes the quarterly newsletters to members and district representatives, prepares annual meeting materials for conference, obtains CEUs for annual conference, maintains website, etc.

Jessica Greer PO BOX 336 Lebanon OH 45036 513.228.1177     rapinohio@gmail.com


RAP has been a leader among states in establishing a code of ethics, developing a certification process, creating a body of knowledge, and helping to establish the National Association of Activity Professionals as well as the National Certification Council for Activity Professionals.



PO Box 336 Lebanon Ohio 45036


Fax: 513-228-0026