Board & Staff

of the Mental Health & Recovery Board of Portage County

Mental Health & Recovery Board Meetings via teleconference for public on August 9. Board members attend in person. Due to the pandemic and social distancing, the public is invited to join via teleconference.

Board Members Representing the Communities of Portage County:

Chairman: William Nome, Esquire, Kent

 

Vice Chairman: Iris J. Meltzer, MA, MPH, Kent

 

Albert Barber, Kent
Denise DePerro, Kent
LaTesha Dukes, Ravenna
Harold Farrier, MPH, Suffield Township

Joanne Frick, Ravenna

Frank Hairston, Ravenna Township
Janice Hambleton, Brimfield Township
Audrey Cielinski Kessler, Kent
Jeff Langstaff, LICDC-CS, Kent
Emily Schmidlin, Kent

Jennifer Schumm, Kent
Jamie Sitko, MEd, PCC, Hiram 
Scott Swan, Franklin Township

Staff of the Mental Health & Recovery Board

John Garrity, PhD., Executive Director
EMAIL 330.673.1756, ext. 206

George DeBord, Chief Financial Officer
EMAIL 330.673.1756, ext. 205

Karyn Kravetz, Associate Director
EMAIL 330.673.1756, ext. 204

Rebecca Rood, Director of Compliance and QI
EMAIL 330.673.1756, ext. 203

Luke Barker, Clinical Manager
EMAIL 330-673-1756 ext 207

Robert Wilson, Fiscal Specialist

EMAIL 330.673.1756, ext. 202

Laura Dotts, Secretary
EMAIL 330.673.1756, ext. 201

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