The Medina County ADAMH Board Board of Directors  

DENNIS HANWELL

MELANIE KASTEN-KRAUSE

TOM MILLER

KENT W. PATTERSON

MELISSA PEARCE

SUSAN L. MYERS

Board Chairperson

LOU DeLOSS

Vice Chairperson

Planning Chair

CHERYL A. PARZYCH

Secretary & Treasurer

Finance Chair

STEVEN P. ROBERTSON, MD

STUART W. ROOT

MELINDA RUCINSKI

MICHELE SHERRIN

LORI R. SOLARO, MD

WHAT DOES THE MEDINA COUNTY ADAMH BOARD DO?

The Board of Directors for the Medina County ADAMH Board is a public body comprised of 14 volunteer county citizens who are appointed to the Board by the County Commissioners and the Ohio Department of Mental Health and Addiction Services. The ADAMH Board provides oversight and direction to multi-faceted, behavioral healthcare community programs and services. The Board’s providers offer treatment, prevention and education. In order to do this, the ADAMH Board identifies needs, funds, monitors, and evaluates mental health and substance use services. These services are available to all citizens of Medina County, regardless of their ability to pay.  

With information provided by the community and agencies, the Board determines the direction of mental health and substance use services and contracts for these services through private, non-profit service providers. The Board provides full or partial funding to these agencies from federal, state and local funds.


WHO APPOINTS THE BOARD MEMBERS?

The County Commissioners appoint eight members to the ADAMH Board, while the Ohio Department of Mental Health and Addiction Services is responsible for appointing six members.


WHERE DO FUNDS COME FROM THAT THE BOARD USES TO CONTRACT FOR SERVICES?

 Funds come from federal, state, and local sources.


DOES THE BOARD HAVE ANY SERVICE PRIORITIES?

 Yes, with respect to Mental Health, the Board’s highest service priority is to serve those individuals who are living with severe and persistent mental illness. Every biennium, the Board submits a community plan that can be found on the Ohio Mental Health and Addiction Services website.


WHEN DOES THE BOARD MEET?

The Board meets on the third Thursday of every month (except December and July). Its Finance and Planning Committees meet on Tuesday evening of the week prior to the Board meeting. Times and dates are subject to change. All meetings will be posted in the newspaper.