Flat Rock Board of Directors and Senior Leadership Team Plan for Future


November 18, 2016

Contact:  Rebecca Machovec, Assistant Director of Advancement

Flat Rock Homes

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Flat Rock Board of Directors and Senior Leadership Team Plan for Future

Flat Rock, a leading nonprofit health and social services agency for children and young adults with intellectual and developmental disabilities, recently completed a successful two-day strategic planning session. The event was held November 4-5, 2016, at the Fountain Inn on Lakeside Chautauqua. Those in attendance included Flat Rock’s Board of Directors, Senior Leadership Team and key staff members.

This strategic planning session was facilitated by Kimberly Douglass, President of Firefly Facilitation Inc., based in Atlanta, GA.  Using tools and techniques from her book The Firefly Effect, Douglass helped the Flat Rock team emerge with a three-year strategic plan. Working together they identified several key strategic priorities to guide the agency into the future, including:

  • Strengthening Flat Rock’s organizational structure
  • Investing in the growth and expansion of Flat Rock’s services
  • Exploring the potential of selling Flat Rock’s farmland currently leased to a local farmer

Karen L. Kilgo, President & CEO, shares Strategic Plan with all employees of Flat Rock Homes, Care Center & Community Services

Karen Kilgo, President and CEO of Flat Rock Homes, Care Center and Community Services, was pleased by the outcome of the strategic planning session “Flat Rock will be stronger in the coming years because we invested in our future,” says Kilgo. “We are incredibly grateful for those who support our mission and look to the future with hope because God is doing amazing work here at Flat Rock.”

Flat Rock has been serving children and young adults since 1866. Throughout those 150 years, the agency has experienced ebb and flow, prosperity and challenges, but has always faithfully served those most vulnerable in society.  As 2017 approaches, Flat Rock is positioned for a new century of caring ministries. Kilgo, Flat Rock’s newly appointed board officers, and the senior leadership team acknowledged there will be challenges. “The financial stresses of reduced federal funding and the added burden of regulatory shifts are an ongoing concern. Our strategic plan will help us overcome those obstacles. We’ll continue to share progress as the next chapter of Flat Rock’s history begins,” says Kilgo.


Flat Rock is headquartered in Flat Rock, OH. We operate a care center, adult day support program, educational center and 14 group homes across four Ohio Counties. We are a faith-based organization in a covenant relationship with the United Methodist Church and the East Ohio Conference. Flat Rock’s mission is to provide outstanding services which transform the lives of persons with intellectual and developmental disabilities, their families and persons with critical needs through a dedication to caring and excellence that demonstrates Christian values. For more information about Flat Rock, please visit