The Stark County Family Council Board of Trustees is made up of representatives from public service systems, non-profit agencies, community agencies, foundations, families and other interested individuals and groups. Together, they develop strategies and practices to maximize the funding and other resources available for helping children and families, building upon the strengths of our community.

JULIE ABIECUNAS
JRC
Chief Executive Officer
JIM ADAMS
Canton City Health Department
Health Commissioner
JOHN ALLER
Board President
Stark Mental Health & Addiction Recovery
Executive Director
VESPER BERRIE
Youth Representative
MARCIE BRAGG
Stark Housing Network, Inc.
Executive Director
DEBORAH FORKAS
Stark County Department of Job & Family Services
Executive Director
JOSEPH FRENCH
Child & Adolescent Behavioral Health
Chief Executive Officer
MICHAEL GARDNER
Ohio Department of Youth Services
Juvenile Parole Office
BILL GREEN
Board Immediate Past President
Stark County Board of Developmental Disabilities
Superintendent
SCOTT HASSELMAN
Early Childhood Resource Center
Executive Director
MARIA HEEGE
United Way of Greater Stark County
President & Chief Executive Officer
MARY ELLEN ICAZA
Stark County District Library
Chief Executive Officer & Executive Director
AMY KREBS
Stark Community Foundation
Vice President of Grants & Community Initiatives
DAN LOWMILLER
Stark County Educational Service Center
Executive Director - Teaching, Learning & Community Partnerships
KIRK NORRIS
Board Vice President
Stark County Health Department
Health Commissioner
RODNEY REASONOVER
Stark County Community Action Agency/Head Start
Chief Executive Officer
JESSE ROPER II
Boy Scouts of America
Scout Executive/Chief Executive Officer
ROLLIN SEWARD
Mayor’s Office – City of Canton
Community Development Director
BILL SMITH
Board of Stark County Commissioners
Commissioner
BECKY TACELOSKY
Family Representative
JEFF TALBERT
Canton City Schools
Superintendent
ERICA THOM
AHEAD, Inc.
Executive Director
CANICE TOLIN
Family Representative
KELLI VISCOUNTE
Family Representative
DIANE WILSON
Board Secretary
Stark County Family Court
Court Administrator
MEETING MINUTES

COORDINATED COMMUNITY CARE

For stronger youth and stronger families

Stark County Family Council has had an enormous impact on child and family outcomes in Stark County. Our number one priority is helping families obtain and sustain wellness and stay together. Our efforts have increased our county's ability to maximize resources, generate additional state and federal revenue, develop needed programs and services and build capacity to serve children and families. 

When the families of Stark County win, we all win.