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Governing Board

Advisory Committee

Council Committee

Advisory Committee Membership

Society for Equal Access—Dan McCune

Ohio State University Extension—Chris Kendle

HARCATUS CAO—Michele Lucas

Union Hospital—Diana Boyd

T-4-C— Louise Worsham

PFCS—Pam Trimmer

CMH— Nanette Roberson

East Central Ohio Educational Service Center—Kevin Spears

COMPASS—Molly MacMath

ADAMHS Board—Natalie Bollon

COAD Early Care and Education— Kris Filhour

Big Brothers Big Sisters—Heather Campbell

Tuscarawas County Child Support Enforcement Agency—Traci Berry

Tuscarawas County Child Advocacy Center—Vanessa Stergois

The Village Network—Patty Hamblin

Community members/parents—Laurie Donley, Rhonda McCaslin, Jan Slocum, Kellie Mahaffey, Jennifer Flaherty

Council Committees

  • Governing Board
    Provide policy and governance leadership and oversight of all facets of statutory Family and Children First operations including, but not limited to, the following:  annual review of the Administrative Agent Agreement, Memorandum of Understandings, annual review of the Service Coordination mechanism, grant management, approval of annual operating budget, dispute resolution process, all other functions are prescribed in Ohio Revised Code 121.37.
  • Advisory Committee
    Ensures that Council responds to all special projects, services, and grants in support of children and families that includes, but is not limited to, the following:
    Develops response to Ohio Children’s Trust Fund, House Bill 289, Help Me Grow, Animal/Child Abuse Prevention, and other mandated council projects/grants, creates committees as necessary to address community needs, works in conjunction with the Service Coordination Committee to develop new programs and to strengthen existing programs, address specific conditions of the business associate agreements, elects two agency members and three family members to serve on the Governing Board, responds to Request for Proposals under the direction of the Governing Board, works in conjunction with the administrative agent to meet the requirements of state and applicable federal grants and programs.
  • Service Coordination Committee
    Provides administrative and policy oversight on all facets of service coordination planning and monitoring including, but not limited to the following:  eligibility criteria, service planning and case review processes, annual approval of the service plan, management of business associate agreements, service financing, family and advocate involvement, on-going needs assessment, family and peer support mechanisms, routine activity reporting to governing and advisory committees. Makes recommendations to Governing Board and Advisory Board relative to service gaps.  Works in conjunction with the administrative agent on contract and service management and financing issues.
  • Budget Committee
    Works in conjunction with the Administrative Agent on all financial and budget related activities of council including, but not limited to, the following: Review and approval monthly financial statements, grant oversight, preparation of annual operating budget ensuring Council compliance with all applicable accounting and audit requirements per State and Federal regulations.
  • Early Childhood Coordinating Committee (ECCC)
    ECCC shall assist TCFCFC in the design, coordination, and implementation of a comprehensive, coordinated, interdisciplinary, family-centered Help Me Grow system of services for families with an infant or toddler at risk for or with developmental disabilities/delays.
  • Families and Communities Together (FACT) Committee
    The FACT Committee will annually prepare a series of recommendations regarding how TCFCFC can be responsive to families.

Governing Board


ADAMHS Board—Dave Schaffer

Tuscarawas County Juvenile Court—Sylvia Argento

New Philadelphia City Schools—David Brand

Tuscarawas County Commissioners—Chris Abbuhl

OSU Extension—Christine Kendle

New Philadelphia City Health Department—Vickie Ionno

Union Hospital—Diana Boyd

Tuscarawas County Health Department—Katie Seward

Help Me Grow/Early Intervention—Ashley Cahaney

Tuscarawas County Job & Family Services—David Haverfield

New Philadelphia Mayor’s Office—Mary Jo Fragasse

Tuscarawas Co. Board of Developmental Disabilities—Natalie Lupi

Buckeye Career Center—Bob Alsept

HARCATUS Head Start—Sue Shackelford

Ohio Department of Youth Services—Randy Brittain

United Way First Call for Help—Alison Kerns

Parent Representatives—Jan Slocum, Rhonda McCaslin, Laurie Donley, Vickie Crim