Advisory Committee Membership
Society for Equal Access—Rick Chappell www.seailc.org
Ohio State University Extension—Chris Kendle www.tuscarawas.osu.edu
HARCATUS CAO—Alison Kerns www.harcatus.org
Cleveland Clinic Union Hospital—Diana Boyd www.unionhospital.org
T-4-C— Louise Worsham www.t4conline.net
Personal and Family Counseling Services, an OhioGuidestone Org.—Pam Trimmer www.personal-family-counseling.com
Community Mental Healthcare, Inc.—Miles Riley www.cmhdover.org
East Central Ohio Educational Service Center—Randy Lucas www.ecoesc.org
COMPASS—Molly MacMath www.compassrapecrisis.org
ADAMHS Board—Veronica Spidell www.adamhtc.org
COAD Early Care and Education— Laura Schwartz www.coadinc.org/ohio4kids/looking-for-childcare
Big Brothers Big Sisters—Beverly Pearch www.bbbseco.com
Tuscarawas County Child Advocacy Center—Vanessa Stergios www.tusccac.org
The Village Network—Vanessa Bouchet www.thevillagenetwork.org
Newsymom.com—Jess Doane www.newsymom.com
Multi County Juvenile Attention Center—Percy McGhee www.mcjas.org/
Tuscarawas County Anti-Drug Coalition—Jody Salvo adc-tusc.com/
Community members/parents—Laurie Donley, Rhonda McCaslin, Jan Slocum, Kellie Mahaffey, Jennifer Flaherty
- Governing Board
Provide policy and governance leadership and oversight of all facets of statutory Family and Children First operations including, but not limited to, the following: annual review of the Administrative Agent Agreement, Memorandum of Understandings, annual review of the Service Coordination mechanism, grant management, approval of annual operating budget, dispute resolution process, all other functions are prescribed in Ohio Revised Code 121.37.
- Advisory Committee
Ensures that Council responds to all special projects, services, and grants in support of children and families that includes, but is not limited to, the following:
Develops response to Ohio Children’s Trust Fund, House Bill 289, Help Me Grow, Animal/Child Abuse Prevention, and other mandated council projects/grants, creates committees as necessary to address community needs, works in conjunction with the Service Coordination Committee to develop new programs and to strengthen existing programs, address specific conditions of the business associate agreements, elects two agency members and three family members to serve on the Governing Board, responds to Request for Proposals under the direction of the Governing Board, works in conjunction with the administrative agent to meet the requirements of state and applicable federal grants and programs.
- Service Coordination Committee
Provides administrative and policy oversight on all facets of service coordination planning and monitoring including, but not limited to the following: eligibility criteria, service planning and case review processes, annual approval of the service plan, management of business associate agreements, service financing, family and advocate involvement, on-going needs assessment, family and peer support mechanisms, routine activity reporting to governing and advisory committees. Makes recommendations to Governing Board and Advisory Board relative to service gaps. Works in conjunction with the administrative agent on contract and service management and financing issues.
- Budget Committee
Works in conjunction with the Administrative Agent on all financial and budget related activities of council including, but not limited to, the following: Review and approval monthly financial statements, grant oversight, preparation of annual operating budget ensuring Council compliance with all applicable accounting and audit requirements per State and Federal regulations.
- Early Childhood Coordinating Committee (ECCC)
ECCC shall assist TCFCFC in the design, coordination, and implementation of a comprehensive, coordinated, interdisciplinary, family-centered Help Me Grow system of services for families with an infant or toddler at risk for or with developmental disabilities/delays.
- Families and Communities Together (FACT) Committee
The FACT Committee will annually prepare a series of recommendations regarding how TCFCFC can be responsive to families.
ADAMHS Board—Natalie Bollon www.adamhtc.org
Tuscarawas County Juvenile Court—Sylvia Argento www.co.tuscarawas.oh.us
New Philadelphia City Schools—David Brand www.npschools.org
Tuscarawas County Commissioners—Chris Abbuhl www.co.tuscarawas.oh.us
New Philadelphia City Health Department—Vickie Ionno www.newphilaoh.com
Tuscarawas County Health Department—Katie Seward www.tchdnow.org
Help Me Grow/Early Intervention—Jamie Smith www.personal-family-counseling.com
Tuscarawas County Job & Family Services—David Haverfield www.tcjfs.org
New Philadelphia Mayor’s Office—Mary Jo Fragasse www.newphilaoh.com
Tuscarawas Co. Board of Developmental Disabilities—Nate Kamban www.tuscbdd.org
Buckeye Career Center—Bob Alsept www.buckeyecareercenter.org
HARCATUS Head Start—Sue Shackelford www.harcatus.org
Ohio Department of Youth Services—Randy Brittain www.dys.ohio.gov
United Way First Call for Help—Robin Waltz www.tuscunitedway.org
Parent Representatives—Jan Slocum, Rhonda McCaslin, Laurie Donley