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Brian Carnahan
Apr 8, 2020 | CSWMFT Staff

Brian Carnahan



Brian Carnahan is the Executive Director of the Ohio Counselor, Social Worker & Marriage and Family Therapist Board, where he is responsible for the leadership and administration of the Board’s operations. Brian joined the Board in August 2014. Prior to joining the CSWMFT Board, he was Director of the Ohio Housing Finance Agency's Office of Program Compliance.

He holds an MBA from Franklin University and an MA in geography from Kent State University. He completed undergraduate studies in geography and political science at The Ohio State University. He has served on the Association of Social Work Boards bylaws committee and is currently actively involved with other industry association committees such as the FARB Finance Committee. He represents Ohio boards and commissions on the eLicense Leadership/Advisory Panel and serves as the facilitator of a regular meeting of boards and commissions.  During his tenure with OHFA, he served on the Housing Credit Certified Professional Board of Governors and on the Board of the Midwest Affordable Housing Management Association. While on the Board of the HCCP, he participated in a rewrite and a subsequent review of the credentialing exam.

He has published dozens of articles on licensure topics, regulatory affairs, and housing and community development  in publications such as Social Work Today, Counseling Today (online), The New Social Worker, FARB Focus, Shelterforce, Affordable Housing Finance, Units, Journal of Tax Credits, NAHP Update, and HCCP Credential, among others.

Brian serves on the Board of Homes on the Hill, a community development corporation serving Columbus’ Hilltop neighborhood as well as other neighborhoods in western Franklin County.