David has served in this role since 2003. David is a Graduate of Ohio University with a Bachelor of Arts and the University of Akron with a Master of Public Administration. He has over 40 years’ experience in behavioral health services with over 35 years in management and administration.
David’s background includes experience in residential programming, crisis services, justice services, program development, process improvement, certification preparation, and program restructuring. During David’s tenure at TASC the agency has gone from a non-certified, singularly-funded agency to a state-licensed, CARF accredited agency with a variety of funding sources.
Jessica graduated with her Master of Arts in Clinical Mental Health Counseling from Bowling Green State University in 2014, a CACREP accredited program. After graduate school, Jessica began her career in mental health counseling as a trauma focused counselor for youth, then accepted a position as an LPC at residential drug and alcohol treatment facility, where she gained licensure advancements over the course of six years.
Overseeing clinicians and programming agency-wide, she performs a range of duties that ensure appropriate adherence to behavioral health standards of practice and care. Her roles include: supervision of all clinical staff, design and implementation of clinical programming, and development of effective communication processes to bolster interdepartmental performance and service. With a growth-minded ethos and passion for behavioral health and addiction counseling, Jessica plays a central role in our agency’s future.
Melissa graduated from Malone University with a Bachelor’s Degree in Business Management. She also completed two years of Nursing school and holds a Medical Assisting degree. She has been in the Business and Healthcare field for over 24 years. She is involved in several committees throughout Stark County including the Opiate Addiction Task Force, Drug Free Stark County Coalition, The Legacy Project of Stark County and the Love Thy Neighbor Mission at St George Serbian Church.
Her job duties include all office management functions, human resource management, finance management, supervision of our front clerical staff, and assisting in the development and implementation of company policies and procedures.
When she is not working, she enjoys reading, cooking, vacationing, giving back to the community and spending time with family and friends.
Erik started at Stark County TASC in 2004 as an intern and has worked at TASC ever since. Erik is a graduate of Kent State University with a Bachelor’s Degree in Criminal Justice, the University of Phoenix with a Master’s in Business Management, and of Walsh University with a Master’s in Clinical Counseling Mental Health.
Erik’s specialty area for most of his career has been working with High-Risk, gang-involved youth in the community. He has also worked with adult clients from Alliance Municipal Court, probation/ diversion clients through Stark County Family Court, and coordinated the Mental Health Court Docket (Polaris) through Canton Municipal Court. Erik identifies the he “loves the work that we have done in the community during his time at TASC and continues to look forward to helping people in this community.” Erik is married and has two children, Gloria and Enzo.
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