WHO WE ARE
Board of Directors
A citizen Board of 18 community members determines services to be provided and funded based upon state requirements and community needs. The Board of Directors monitors funding and evaluation of those public services. Private, not-for-profit, and independent community agencies are contracted by the MHARS Board to provide an array of addiction and mental health services. Services include counseling, prevention, consultation, peer support, community support, crisis intervention, housing development and management, and vocational support.
Fiscal Year 2024
Current Board of Directors
Daniel T. Urbin (Avon Lake)
Mike Babet (North Ridgeville)
Chief Governance Officer
James Schaeper (Avon Lake)
Sandra Premura (North Ridgeville)
David Ashenhurst (Oberlin)
Tim Barfield (Wellington)
Monica Bauer (Vermilion)
Patricia Bell (Oberlin)
Tim Carrion (Lorain)
Michael Finch (Avon/Avon Lake)
Michele Flanagan (Avon/Avon Lake)
Earl Martin (Avon Lake)
Patrick McGervey (Avon/Avon Lake)
Dr. Hope Moon (Lorain)
John Nisky (Oberlin)
Clifton Oliver (Elyria)
Robert Stipe (Lorain)
Click HERE to view board member biographies.
Tim Barfield, Finance Committee Chairperson
Community Planning & Oversight (CP&O)Committee
Mike Babet, CP&O Committee Chairperson
James Schaeper, Governance Committee Chairperson
Michele Flanagan, Nominating Committee Chairperson
Community Planning and Oversight
Board Member Qualifications
Board Members are volunteers who do not receive compensation for their service.
If you are interested in serving on the Board of Directors for the Mental Health, Addiction and Recovery Services (MHARS) Board of Lorain County, complete the application form online.
The form and its contents will be transmitted electronically, and will be subject to all usual public information requirements.
Attn: Nominating Committee
1173 North Ridge Road East, Suite 101
Lorain, OH 44055