IDSA Renames Ohio Chapters

The renamed chapters are Ohio-Cleveland, Ohio-Cincinnati, and Ohio-Columbus.

Jul 1 2020 - 11:22am


IDSA is pleased to share that effective today, the three IDSA-OH chapters have been renamed to reflect the city that best represents their geographic locations. IDSA Ohio Central (IDSA-OHC) is now IDSA Columbus (IDSA-COL), IDSA Ohio Northern (IDSA-OHN) is now IDSA Cleveland (IDSA-CLE), and IDSA Ohio Southern (IDSA-OHS) is now IDSA Cincinnati (IDSA-CIN). 

The OH chapters make up 50% of professional chapters in the Central District, which include three additional professional chapters that are scheduled for city-based renames (Kentucky, Michigan, and Western Pennsylvania). IDSA expects to have all chapters in the Central District updated with city-based renames by July 2020. Current IDSA Professional chapters will be renamed through September 2020

Schedule for Renaming Current IDSA Chapters: 

  • Effective June 1 – OH Chapters 
  • Effective July 1 – Kentucky, Michigan and Western Pennsylvania
  • Effective August 1 – Arizona, Northwest, Oregon and Rocky Mountain
  • Effective September 1 – Carolinas and Florida
  • Effective October 1 – Central New York, Indiana and Northern Lakes 

IDSA continues to accept proposals from members interested in starting a city-based chapter in their local area. Those interested in starting a new chapter should go to the  Communities tab at the top of, then scroll down to “Start a Chapter” to access the Proposal Form to Start a New Chapter.

If you have questions for any of our OH chapters, feel free to contact their leadership:

IDSA Columbus (formerly Ohio Central)
Monica Tournoux, IDSA (Chair)
Romina Barrera Enciso, IDSA (Vice Chair)

IDSA Cleveland (formerly Ohio Northern)
Joanna Celestina, IDSA (Chair)
Jayson Simeon, IDSA (Vice Chair)
Scott Urban, IDSA (Vice Chair)

IDSA Cincinnati (formerly Ohio Southern)
Cat Rizzoni, IDSA (Chair)
Rance Pritchard, IDSA (Vice Chair)
Alex Majeau, IDSA (Secretary/Treasurer)

If you have questions about the City-Based Chapter Initiative or about proposing a new city-based chapter, contact Korie Twiggs.