Zepf Center News

Zepf Center Names New CEO

Published Saturday, March 31, 2018

We are pleased to announce the Zepf Center Board of Trustees has named Deb Flores CEO! Deb joined Zepf in 2014 as COO, then served as Interim CEO since July/2017. She came to Zepf from the Lucas County Department of Job & Family Services and Child Support Services where she served the most vulnerable residents as Executive Director. Deb holds a Bachelor’s degree in Social Work and a Master’s Degree in Public Administration, Finance, and Government from the University of Toledo.

She is a 20 under 40 Award Recipient, YWCA Milestone Awardee, OJFSDA Director of the Year, University of Toledo Outstanding Minority Alumni Awardee and has received the Area Office on Aging President’s Award.

Congratulations, Deb!


Integrated care is the coordination of general and behavioral health care needs in an effort to treat not just the body but the mind.


The Lovell Foundation of Toledo Community Foundation Awards Grant to Zepf Center

The Board of Trustees of the Toledo Community Foundation has approved a grant from the David C. and Lura M. Lovell Foundation to Zepf Center in the amount of $31,300. These funds will be used to support the Mosaic Art Project, which utilizes art as a vehicle to connect with people living with mental illness and reduce the stigma of mental illness in our community. 


Behavioral Health Crisis Survey for MHRSB of Lucas County

The Mental Health & Recovery Services Board (MHRSB) of Lucas County is seeking input from stakeholders to understand the function and quality of behavioral health crisis services in Lucas County, including crisis call lines, mobile crisis teams, psychiatric urgent care centers, peer respite centers, crisis stabilization units, and psychiatric hospitals.



Zepf Centerís Staff Overwhelmingly Ratify Contract

Zepf Center is pleased to announce the staff represented by Service Employees International Union 1199 (SEIU), overwhelmingly ratified a three-year collective bargaining agreement on June 19, 2019. The agreement merges two bargaining units and unifies the mental health and substance use disorder sides of Zepf Center under one contract.