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CFLE Class XIX graduates 29 participants

7/10/2014 - South Side Leader
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By Staff Writer

AKRON — The 19th class of the Child and Family Leadership Exchange (CFLE) recently graduated 29 participants from 23 different area organizations.

Participants took part in a year-long series of activities designed to promote excellence in leadership among Summit County professionals who serve children and families. 

The class also conducted a fundraiser walk-a-thon, which raised  $5,031 for the Metro Assistance Group to purchase 2,012 all-day bus passes to be distributed to those in need in the community.

The 29 graduates of CFLE Class XIX are:

  • Catherine Adamek, MS Ed, LPCC-S, of Broadview Heights, director, Catholic Charities Community Service Summit County;
  • Jennifer Boykin, of Tallmadge, facility manager, Summit County Developmental Disabilities (DD) Board;
  • Crystal Brooks, BA, of Akron, social program supervisor, Summit County Department of Job and Family Services (DJFS);
  • Elaine Cherry, of West Akron, senior probation officer, Summit County Probation Department;
  • Michelle Davids, of Stow, project manager, Goodwill Industries of Akron;
  • Jill Davies, LSW, of Wadsworth, director of domestic adoptions, Caring for Kids Inc.;
  • Stacey Davis, of North Canton, community travel coordinator, Summit County DD Board;
  • Andrea Dobrin, of Cleveland Heights, division director, foster care/adoption, Bellefaire JCB;
  • Elizabeth Falb, MSW, LISW, of Orrville, mental health therapist, Akron Children’s Hospital;
  • Joseph Fantozzi, JD, of Green, chief assistant prosecuting attorney, Summit County Prosecutor’s Office;
  • Hilary Finkel, LISW-S, of Cuyahoga Falls, mental health social worker, Summit County Juvenile Court;
  • Christine Fontaine, MEd, CRC, of North Akron, director of career services, Goodwill Industries;
  • Jocelyn Grant, of West Akron, program director for YEPAW 365, Youth Excellence Performing Arts Workshop;
  • Brandy Hamm, MSW, LSW, of Canton, intake supervisor, Summit County Children Services (SCCS);
  • Kathey Hodges, MSW, LISW-S, of West Akron, social programs analyst, Summit County DJFS;
  • Jessica Hurst, BA, of Kenmore, assistant Head Start director, Akron Summit Community Action Inc.;
  • Alexis Jemison-Knott, MPA, LSW, of South Akron, quality improvement manager, SCCS;
  • Jennifer Klatka, MS/PCC-S, of Stow, school-based mental health therapist, Pastoral Counseling Services of Summit County;
  • Lisa Ann Marshall, of Hartville, Urban Ministries Director, The Chapel;
  • Michele Mizda, MSW, LISW-S, of Stow, social work supervisor, Outpatient Services, Akron Children’s;
  • Monica Mlinac, LPCC-S, of Brecksville, assistant director of Stark and Summit programs, Ohio Guidestone;
  • Christine Oleniacz, PCC-S, of West Akron, clinical supervisor, Beech Brook;
  • Laura Pletcher, LISW-S, of Uniontown, behavioral health supervisor, Blick Clinic;
  • Lindsay Reese, of Canton, Family Stability Program manager, Battered Women’s Shelter;
  • Julie Roberts, LSW, of Akron, family court services evaluator, Summit County Domestic Relations Court;
  • Alice Samuels, of West Akron, School’s In GED Program case manager, Akron Urban League;
  • Stephen Steffensen, of Uniontown, case manager, Summit County DJFS;
  • Catherine Stratis, of Barberton, resident services team leader, Akron Metropolitan Housing Authority; and
  • Nikki Woodley, BA, MSW, of South Akron, senior CPST/case manager, Child Guidance and Family Solutions.

The CFLE program is administered by SCCS and oversight is provided by an advisory board including: Summit County Domestic Relations Court Judge Carol Dezso (chair); Jerry Craig, executive director, Summit County Alcohol, Drug Addiction and Mental Health Services Board; Patricia Divoky, executive director, Summit County DJFS; Linda Fuline, superintendent, Summit County Educational Service Center; Elaine Harlin, president, Child Guidance and Family Solutions; David James, Superintendent, Akron Public Schools; Chief James Nice, Akron Police Department; William Payne, Senior Director-Board Services, Summit County DD Board; Julie Barnes, executive director, SCCS; Summit County Juvenile Court Judge Linda Tucci Teodosio; and Bernett Williams, vice president-external affairs, Akron Children’s.

For more information on the CFLE, contact Sandy DeLuca, SCCS community relations manager, at 330-379-1994 or sdeluca@summitkids.org.

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