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.