The company that oversees providers for folks with substance abuse and psychological well being points in Summit County has appointed its interim director to its top post on a everlasting foundation.
The County of Summit Alcohol, Drug Dependancy & Psychological Well being Providers (ADM) Board unanimously voted to nominate Aimee Wade as govt director throughout its Could assembly. Wade has served as interim director since Jan. 4, following the departure of former Director Jerry Craig.
Wade has labored with the ADM Board for greater than a decade, most just lately because the board’s affiliate director of scientific providers.
Craig left the director’s publish in January after about 10 years to function a director with the Group Help Community, which has psychological well being packages in Cuyahoga, Lake and Mahoning counties.
The ADM Board is answerable for planning, funding, monitoring and evaluating remedy, prevention and assist providers for about 10,000 folks every year in Summit County who expertise alcoholism, drug dependancy and/or psychological sickness.
The ADM Board doesn’t present any direct service, however contracts with native companies comparable to Asian Providers in Motion Inc., the Blick Middle, Coleman Skilled Providers, Group Help Providers, the Oriana Home, Summit County Public Well being and the Sufferer Help Program, amongst others.
About 77% of the ADM Board’s system sources are from a county property tax levy.
John Williams, ADM Board chair, stated Wade has been an “excellent member” of the ADM Board workforce throughout her 10 years with the company.
“The Board of Administrators deliberated and concluded that hers was the path we believed will transfer the ADM Board right into a stronger and extra collaborative path with our stakeholders and neighborhood. We look ahead to a brand new perspective below her management.”
Wade is the primary girl and the primary particular person of colour to function the ADM Board’s govt director.
A launch from the board stated she plans to “evaluation and replace the ADM Board’s present approaches and outcomes to make sure the best use of company sources.”
Wade advised the board she needs to deal with constructing schooling, consciousness and entry to a culturally competent, complete array of sources designed to assist, forestall or delay the onset of problems, together with remedy and restoration assist.
In an announcement from the board, Wade stated she is “dedicated to working with our companions and stakeholders to make sure that high quality, efficient and equitable behavioral well being care providers can be found for all Summit County residents.”
“Transferring ahead, I’m concentrating on offering HOPE for the neighborhood: Well being and Wellness, Outcomes, Potential and Fairness. I firmly consider that collectively our collective impression has infinite potential,” she acknowledged.
Wade holds a Bachelor of Arts diploma in sociology and criminology from The Ohio State College and a grasp’s diploma in social work from the College of Akron. She is a licensed unbiased social employee and an Ohio and internationally licensed prevention marketing consultant.
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