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 2022
Current Board of Directors
Daniel T. Urbin (Avon Lake)
James Schaeper (Avon Lake)
Chair of Governance
Dr. Hope Moon (Lorain)
Sandra Premura (North Ridgeville)
David Ashenhurst (Oberlin)
Mike Babet (North Ridgeville)
Chief Tim Barfield (Wellington)
Monica Bauer (Vermilion)
Patricia Bell (Oberlin)
Kreig Brusnahan (Sheffield Village)
Tim Carrion (Lorain)
Michele Flanagan (Avon Lake)
Inez James (Elyria)
Marie Leibas (Lorain)
Patrick McGervey (Avon Lake)
Regan Phillips (North Ridgeville)
Click HERE to view board member biographies.
Pat McGervey, Finance Committee Chairperson
Community Planning & Oversight
James Schaeper, CP&O Committee Chairperson
Kreig Brusnahan, Nominating Committee Chairperson
Community Planning and Oversight
The Committee will review and supervise Board Member attendance. The Committee will have supervisory capacity regarding new member orientation. The Committee will establish and supervise a Board Member Mentoring Procedure and a Process for Community Representatives serving on the Board.
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.
To receive/submit a Board Appointment Application by hardcopy form, contact Vinaida R. Reyna at firstname.lastname@example.org, or:
Attn: Membership Committee
1173 North Ridge Road East, Suite 101
Lorain, OH 44055