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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 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. 


  • Ronald G. Macala, Acting President
    Ronald G. Macala, Acting President

    Attorney, Macala & Piatt, LLC

  • Nancy Cochrane, Vice President
    Nancy Cochrane, Vice President

    Community Member

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

    Dentist, Ash Family Dental

  • Mike Discenza, Treasurer
    Mike Discenza, Treasurer

    Vice President and Controller
    Timken Company

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

    Executive Director, Community Restoration Centers of Stark County, Inc.

  • Joe French
    Joe French

    CEO, Child and Adolescent Behavioral Health

  • John Harris
    John Harris

    Senior Estimator, AWP, Inc.

  • Doug Van Nostran
    Doug Van Nostran

    Van Nostran Young & Associates, LLC

  • Nicole Wolfe
    Nicole Wolfe

    Vice President - Relationship Manager, Huntington Private Bank

JRC Leadership

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

    Chief Executive Officer

  • Gia Bell

    Chief Program Officer

  • Paul Newton


  • Sue Snyder

    Chief Development Officer

Leadership Team

  • Rene Ury

    Learning Center Director - Parkway Location

  • Henry LaRocca

    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