Board Members

Members are appointed by authority of and subject to Revised Code. Six members of the Board are appointed by the Director of the Ohio Department of Mental Health and Addiction Services; and eight members are appointed by the Board of County Commissioners of Seneca, Sandusky and Wyandot Counties.

One Board member must be a person who – in the past or is currently –receiving either mental health services or alcohol/drug addiction services paid for by public funds. One Board member must be a parent or relative of an individual who – in the past or is currently –receiving either mental health services or alcohol/drug addiction services paid for by public funds. All members must be residents of one of the three counties represented by the Board and interested in mental health and/or alcohol or other drug addiction programs and services.

Board members are normally appointed for a term of four (4) years. No Board member may serve on the Board whose spouse, child, parent, brother, sister, grandchild, step-parent, step-child, etc., serves as a member of the Board of an agency with which the Board has entered into a contract for services. Further, no person shall serve as a member of the Board whose spouse, child, parents, etc., serves as a county commissioner of a county under the jurisdiction of the Mental Health and Recovery Services Board.

Board members do not receive compensation for serving on the Board. However, they are entitled to reimbursement for travel and Board-related and authorized expenses.

Staff of the Board: It is the duty of the Board to employ the Executive Director. All other Board staff serve at the pleasure of the Executive Director.

Markus Finley
Chairperson

Pat Del Turco
First Vice Chairperson

Dean Bliss
Second Vice Chairperson

Karen Van Horn
Secretary

Dean A. Bliss (Administrative)
Represents Sandusky County

Dee Frankart (Administrative)
Represents Seneca County

Charity Ames (Administrative)
Represents Wyandot County

Celinda Scherger (Administrative)
Represents Seneca County

Luke Riesen (Administrative)
Represents Seneca County

Pamela McLaurin (Program)
Mental Health or AoD Clinician: Represents All Counties

Alexandra Rojas (Program)

Markus Finley (Program)

Ruth Watson (Program)

Kellee Hoover (Program)

Patrick Del Turco (Program)

Tony Paulus (Administrative)

Karen Van Horn (Administrative)

Polly Woodard (Program)