O’dell M. Owens, M.D. is Medical Director for the City of Cincinnati. Previously, Owens was the President of Cincinnati State as well as holding many healthcare related leadership roles including serving as Medical Director for a major insurance company. Owens also helped launch a Cincinnati-based non-profit organization devoted to early childhood education. Owens is the former President and Chief Executive Officer of RISE Learning Solutions, Inc., a national non-profit organization that uses technology to bring world-class training to adults who care for pre-school aged children.
Owens has been honored with the “Tree of Life Award” by the Jewish National Fund, the Lincoln Award from the Northern Kentucky University, three Honorary Ph.D.’s, and was the youngest person inducted into the Ohio Independent College Hall of Excellence.