First SCCS Leadership Academy Class Announced

Summit County Children Services is pleased to announce the members of its inaugural Leadership Academy for 2017-2018.   Fifteen staff members were chosen by a selection committee made up of agency Administrators from all Divisions throughout the organization.  The following staff will be the 1st class of the Summit County Children Services Leadership Academy:


Michael Ayayo – Protective Department                                           

Megan Bertram – Protective Department                                           

Lauren Brown – Intake Department                                                    

Elizabeth Fowler – Intake Department                                               

Jonathon Hart – Legal Department                                                     

Timothy Longworth – Intake Department                                           

Janeen Murphy – Protective Department                                            

Gini Oriti – Placement and Permanency Planning Department

Kristine Ruiz – Protective Department

Adam Schumacher – Protective Department

Christina Snyder – Protective Department

Jennifer Snyder – Fiscal Department

Andrea Stephens – Intake Department

Krista Szalay – Intake Department

Joselyn Vasquez-Molina – Protective Department


Summit County Children Services' Leadership Academy was recently designed to provide staff with a formalized program to obtain and practice valuable leadership skills.  The program was modeled after several programs included the Signature Leadership programs offered by local Chambers of Commerce (e.g., Leadership Akron), Corporate Leadership programs and other county Public Children Services Agencies who offer similar programs.  


This twelve month program begins on September 15th and will conclude in 2018 with a capstone project designed to benefit the agency and the children and families we serve.  "Our goal is to build leadership skill of staff at all levels of our agency and to anticipate and prepare for the future leadership needs of the agency and community" said Summit County Children Services Executive Director, Julie Barnes. 


For more information about Summit County Children Services Leadership Academy, please contact Ann Ream at 330-379-2070.