624 Market Ave. N
Canton, OH 44702

Agency Hours:

Monday – Thursday 8:00 am- 5:00 pm
Friday 8:00 am – 2:30 pm
(evening hours can be scheduled)


330-479-1916 (fax)

Our Staff


David A. Wills, MPA

Executive Director
Licensed Profession Counselor, Licensed Independent Chemical Dependency Counselor.

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 Peternelj-Monea

Clinical Director
Licensed Professional Clinical Counselor with Supervisor Designation

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 Laskovski

Director of Business Operations

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 Davies MM

Director of Peer Support
Licensed Independent Chemical Dependency Counselor, Licensed Professional Clinical Counselor

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.

Direct Services

Cheryl Battle, LSW

Adult Services Counselor

Nicole Campbell, LPC

Care Coordinator for Polaris Mental Health Program

Janet Canter, MSW

Counselor at New Beginnings Supportive Services

Savannah Corbitt, MSW

Youth Counselor

Charles Davis, CDCA

Barbershop Outreach Program

Erin Dennison, LSW

Adult Services Counselor

Taylor Hetrick,

Adult Services Counselor

Becky James, PS-A

Peer Recovery Support Specialist

Brittiany Reid, MSW

REVIVE Program, Youth Counselor

Melissa Saunders, PS-A

Peer Recovery Support Specialist

Deanna Smith,

Harm Reduction Peer Support Specialist

Michelle Smith, CDCA

QMHS, New Beginnings

Erin Street, LPC

Assessment Counselor
Youth Counselor

Edith Villejoin, LCDC II

Adult Services Case Manager

Melissa Wadlington, PS-A

Peer Recovery Support Specialist

Support Staff

Tara Craig

Intake Specialist/Receptionist

Stacey Gump

Intake Specialist/Receptionist

Judy Williams

Billing Manager