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Janet Wagner Named CEO of Community Health Center

Akron, Ohio – February 22, 2018

Community Health Center (CHC) is proud to announce that Janet Wagner has been named Chief Executive Officer. Wagner has served as the interim CEO since November 2017. On Thursday, February 22, 2018, the CHC Board of Directors voted unanimously to bring permanence to that role.

Janet Wagner, CEO

Janet Wagner, CEO

Wagner has spent more than 30 years with Community Health Center, including the role of Chief Operating Officer from 1990 to her acceptance of the Interim CEO role in late 2017.

“We save lives, and I’m proud of that mission. I love the staff and patients, and I look forward to moving the agency forward,” said Wagner, when asked about her appointment. Wagner is currently a board member at the Summit County Community Partnership and is president of the Summit Terrace Development Corporation Board of Directors and several other housing programs of the Community Health Center and Ohio Multi-County Development Corporation.


About CHC

Community Health Center is Summit County’s premier provider of comprehensive treatment for the rehabilitation and prevention of addictive and compulsive disorders, ranging from adolescent counseling to medically-assisted treatment (MAT) programs. CHC has served the community since 1974. The company is a private, not-for-profit 501(c)(3).


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2018 Break the Cycle Luncheon

We are pleased to announce that nationally-recognized inspirational speaker, trauma care expert and author of Healing Neen,Tonier Cain, will be the speaker at our Break the Cycle Luncheon on Thursday, June 14 at Hilton Akron/Fairlawn. A 19-year crack cocaine addict with 83 arrests and 66 convictions, Ms. Cain sought help in 2005 and has defied the odds. Mark your calendars and join us as we learn about Ms. Cain’s journey to recovery and her work with trauma-informed care.

Directly following the luncheon, Cain will be teaching a workshop, entitled Trauma & Recovery, that qualifies for 2 CEUs. Community Health Center is an approved provider of Continuing Education Units by the State of Ohio CSWMFT Board to provide Counselor (#RCX 089008) and Social Worker (#RSX 049501) hours. Community Health Center is an approved provider of Recognized Clock Hours (RCHs) by the State of Ohio Chemical Dependency Professionals Board (PID # 50-18188). 

To register, visit https://chc2018breakthecycleluncheon.eventbrite.com.


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Janet Wagner Named Interim CEO of Community Health Center

Akron, Ohio – (Nov. 7, 2017) – Local addiction treatment provider, Community Health Center (CHC), announces the appointment of Janet L. Wagner as Interim CEO, effective immediately. The announcement comes in light of Bob Stokes’ recent resignation, a post he held for four years.

“I am honored to assist our team during this transitional period,” said Wagner. “I am confident our team will continue to focus on providing our community members with the resources necessary for recovery while focusing on total well-being.”

Wagner has over 30 years of experience with the CHC, serving as Chief Operating Officer since 1990. She has held management positions in the behavioral health field since 1981. Wagner is currently a board member at the Summit County Community Partnership and is president of the Summit Terrace Development Corporation Board of Directors and several other housing programs of the Community Health Center and Ohio Multi-County Development Corporation.

As Interim CEO, Wagner will be responsible for managing a budget of approximately $12 million. She will lead a staff of 150 employees in providing the Summit County community members with comprehensive treatment for the rehabilitation and prevention of addictive and compulsive disorders.

“We appreciate all that Bob did for the agency during his tenure, and look to Jan during this time of transition to lead our team going forward into 2018,” said Adam Feltes, President of the Community Health Center Board of Directors.