Citizen’s Advisory Committee

SCCS Citizen’s Advisory Committee

Summit County Children Services is committed to collaborating with other child-centered agencies in our community to provide a comprehensive and cost-efficient approach to child safety and protection services. To that end, our Citizen’s Advisory Committee (CAC) was created to further cooperation between Summit County Children Services and other child-centered agencies in Summit County. The group is also charged with carrying out studies of the effectiveness and need for particular services in the county and advising the SCCS’ Executive Director and management staff on policies pertaining children services. CAC 2023 Meeting Schedule

2023 SCCS Citizen’s Advisory Committee Members

  • Beth Gracey, Chair – County of Summit Alcohol, Drug Addiction and Mental Health Services Board (ADM Board)
  • Allyson Lee James, Vice Chair – Community Action Akron Summit
  • Terri Burns – Summit County Department of Job and Family Services
  • Beth Cardina – Summit County Juvenile Court CASA/GAL Program
  • Yvette Curry – College & Career Academies, Akron Public Schools
  • Beverly Foss – Summit County Children Services Women’s Auxiliary Board
  • William B. Holland, Jr. – Summit County Sheriff’s Department
  • Pastor Herman Matherson – The House of the Lord
  • Michele Mizda – Akron Children’s Hospital
  • Celia O’Donnell – Fostering Independence, Inc.
  • Megan Scott, Summit County Public Health
  • Jackie Pollard – Summit County Public Health
  • Sgt. John Ross – Akron Police Department
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