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.
Support your local Fitness Center in the First-Ever bench press fundraiser and help support addiction treatment and prevention in Summit County. Read more…
We invite you to join us at the 2nd Annual Break the Cycle of Addiction Recovery Walk on Friday, September 29, 2017 at 5:30 p.m. at University of Akron Stile Athletics Field House! Read more…
At our annual luncheon we invite guests to come and listen to a new topic every year that highlights an important topic surrounding addiction and recovery. This year we are pleased to welcome Dr. Jamie Marich, counselor, author and advocate, to discuss “Healing the wounds that keep us stuck: Why trauma matters.” Join Break the Cycle of addiction to be inspired and encouraged as we come together to support CHC and the good work done for people right here in Summit County! Click here to register online. Click here to download in invitation.
Students in Project PANDA recently participated in a county-wide PSA program in cooperation with the Summit County Community Partnership, Summit County ADM Board and Ohio Guidestone. These PSAs were written and produced by local teens during a day-long session back in November. They will be shown in Summit County at Cinemark Theaters this spring. These PSAs are the true definition of youth-led prevention, a concept that is built upon youth developing and delivering substance abuse prevention messages to their peers. To learn more about Community Health Center's Project PANDA visit www.projectpanda.org or follow them on Twitter and Instagram. Read more about what Summit County is doing to prevention opiate abuse here. Check out the PSAs:
The holiday season is often the hardest time of the year for people in need in our community. For that reason, we invite you to join Community Health Center’s annual Adopt-A-Family campaign! We have many families in treatment, of all shapes and sizes, that are in need of even the most basic items. Through the support of generous individuals and businesses we are able to support these families with items that will help them provide for their families and necessities and toys that will bring smiles and happiness to the faces of their children. For more information about adopting a family or making a donation toward the campaign, please contact Kim Martell at 330-315-3776. Click here to download the flyer.
Join Community Health Center at our first annual walk to support quality opiate treatment programs in the community! This free event will include family friendly activities, food, tables from area organizations and much more! This is a one mile walk around 2 city blocks in Akron... all are welcome! Bring your strollers, wagons, friends and family! Break the Cycle of Addiction Recovery Mile Friday, September 30 - 5:30-7:30 p.m. Lock 3 - Downtown Akron Free, family friendly event with a mile walk around Lock 3! Contact Dave Rich for more information
Now's the time to reserve your foursome for the 2016 Community Health Center Golf Classic presented by The Alpha Group! Join us on Monday, June 27th at the beautiful Fairlawn Country Club for a day of golf, food and fun to support the opiate treatment programs at Community Health Center. 11:00 a.m. Registration, photos, lunch, open practice on driving range and putting green 12:30 p.m. Shotgun Start 5:00 p.m. Full Buffet dinner and awards Patrons will enjoy a boxed lunch, complimentary beverage service during the outing, free cigars, a pair of custom-fit golf shoes and dinner. Don't miss this great opportunity... only 18 foursomes are available for this one-of-a-kind outing! Contact Dave Rich at 330-315-3770 or download the invitation here: GolfOuting16
Please join Steere Enterprises and First Energy at the inaugural year of Community Health Center's Phoenix Awards, February 25, 2016 at Fairlawn Country Club. It is a night that will honor those who devote their time and talent to help the people in our community suffering from the disease of addiction. The Phoenix Award recognizes community members who are quite literally saving lives, keeping families together, and helping to erase the stigma of addiction through their tireless work. 2016 Honorary Chair: Theresa Carter, President, OMNOVA Solutions Foundation 2016 Honorees: Judge Linda Tucci Teodosio Summit County Juvenile Court Rock + Recovery Radio - 91.3 The Summit Dr. Garry Thrasher Medical Director, Oriana House Dee Price Volunteer of the Year, Project PANDA Contact Dave Rich at 330-315-3770 for more information or to reserve your tickets today! Download our the invitation: Phoenix_invite Buy tickets online.
All of us at Community Health Center wish to extend an enormous thank you to all of the agencies, companies and individuals who helps make our 2015 Adopt-a-Family program such an unprecedented success! In 2014, we had 17 families adopted; in 2015, our community has adopted:
- 48 families in our care (58 Adults and 98 children!)
- 16 mothers and 10 children in our Touchstone program
- 18 mothers and 30 children at our Peachtree residences
- 4 residents in our Horizon House program
- Akron General Medical Center Young Professionals Group
- Akron Snow Angels
- American Legion Post 566
- Nicole Burnside
- Akron Area Chipotles
- Community Health Center Board of Directors
- Community Health Center Foundation Board of Trustees
- Kay and Shannon Duffy
- Mary Durnas
- Cindy Farrell
- FirstEnergy Corporation
- Amy Freels
- James and Annette George
- Terri and Scott Horton
- David Ignizio and Juniper Sage, Square Records
- Integrated Wealth Management
- J.M. Smuckers
- Kent State University
- Keep Akron Beautiful
- Knox Marketing
- Malco Products
- Frank Martinez
- Brendan Maynard and Tricia Cottrell
- Mimi Vanderhaven
- Myers Tire Supply
- Theresa Pitts
- Jennifer Ringer
- Bob and Beth Stokes
- Christie Sullivan
- James Tan
- The University of Akron Student Social Work League
- Deanna Vogelsong