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Board & Staff

Board of Directors

Our Board of Directors sets the JRC mission and overall strategy, monitors organizational performance and holds management accountable, selects, evaluates and supports the executive director, develops organizational resources, and advocates and builds support for JRC throughout the community. They are committed to the integrity of our work and hold the organization to high quality standards of performance and accountability. 


  • Ronald G. Macala, Acting President

    Attorney, Macala & Piatt, LLC

  • Dr. Jon Ash, Secretary

    Dentist, Dr. Ash, Inc.

Board Members

  • Jack Boggins

    Attorney, Jack Boggins, Esq.

  • Nathan Boyd

    Visual Designer - In The Round Design

  • Chandra Bryant

    CEO Community Restoration Centers, Inc. of Stark County

  • Nancy Cochrane

    Community Member

  • Mike Discenza

    Director - Accounting and FP& A
    Timken Company

  • Doug Van Nostran

    Van Nostran Young & Associates, LLC

  • Joe French

    CEO, Child and Adolescent Behavioral Health

  • Dan Leahy

    Sales Manager, Protech Security

  • Brian Amison, DDS


  • John Harris


  • Chris Kaboth
  • Executive Conference Room Dedication

    Ron Macala was surprised with a dedication of the JRC Executive Conference Room in his name prior to the JRC Board of Directors Meeting. Ron has dedicated himself to JRC for over 25 years. Doug Van Nostran, another long time JRC board member and past officer made the presentation .

JRC Staff

The JRC staff is passionate about providing services with integrity, quality, and professionalism. They are team players who work to provide the best possible experience for our customers. Whether you need your loved one cared for or your preschooler prepared for school, you can be assured that we will do our best for you.

Central Administration

  • Julie Abiecunas

    Chief Executive Officer

  • Dinese Cramer

    Chief Operations Officer

  • Sue Snyder

    Development Director

  • Heather Huston

    Staff Accountant

  • LeeAnn Chievitz

    Public Relations Coordinator

  • Madison Witte

    Executive Assistant

Program Administration

  • Melanie Griffith

    Adult Day Center Director

  • Lisa Cook

    Early Education and Operations Director

  • Kellie Davis

    Quality and Compliance Director

  • Carrie Pappagallo

    Food and Nutrition Director

  • Tim Dunne

    Facilities Manager