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The JRC leadership team 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.

Executive Team

  • Julie Abiecunas
    Julie Abiecunas

    Chief Executive Officer

  • Gia Bell
    Gia Bell

    Chief Program Officer

  • Jeremy Hesson
    Jeremy Hesson

    HR Director

  • Paul Newton
    Paul Newton


  • Sue Snyder
    Sue Snyder

    Chief Development Officer

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 Chief Executive Officer, 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. 


  • Mike Discenza, President
    Mike Discenza, President

    Vice President and Controller, The Timken Company

  • Joe French, Vice President
    Joe French, Vice President

    CEO, Child and Adolescent Behavioral Health

  • Nicole Wolfe, Treasurer
    Nicole Wolfe, Treasurer

    Senior Retirement Plan Consultant, OneDigital

  • Dr. Jon Ash, Secretary
    Dr. Jon Ash, Secretary

    Dentist, Ash Family Dental

Board Members

  • Michelle Aladich
    Michelle Aladich

    Chief Development Officer, YMCA of Central Stark County

  • Jack Boggins
    Jack Boggins

    Attorney, Jack Boggins, Esq.

  • Nathan Boyd
    Nathan Boyd

    Sr. Visual Designer, OSV

  • Chandra Bryant
    Chandra Bryant

    CEO, Community Restoration Centers, Inc. of Stark County

  • Nancy Cochrane
    Nancy Cochrane

    Retired, Global Quality Timken

  • Liz Donley
    Liz Donley

    Client Solutions Specialist, Employers Health

  • John T. Harris II
    John T. Harris II

    Senior Estimator (South East Division), AWP Inc.

  • Michelle Hunt
    Michelle Hunt

    Senior Director of Merchandise, Pro Football Hall of Fame

  • Erin Luntz
    Erin Luntz

    Senior Client Manager and Team Lead, Schauer Group, Inc.

  • Ronald G. Macala
    Ronald G. Macala

    Attorney, Macala & Piatt, LLC

  • Milistine M. Tatum
    Milistine M. Tatum

    Director of Resident Services and Community Affairs, Stark Metropolitan Housing Authority

  • Doug Van Nostran
    Doug Van Nostran

    Van Nostran, Young & Associates, LLC

Leadership Team

  • Rene Ury

    Learning Center Director - Parkway Location

  • Stephanie Finley

    Learning Center Director - 14th Street Location

  • Melanie Griffith

    Adult Day Center Director

  • Kellie Davis

    Quality and Compliance Director

  • Cindy Hykes

    Food and Nutrition Director

  • Tim Dunne

    Facilities Director