Peggy Baron works at the Mental Health, Addiction and Recovery Services Board of Lorain County and has added to her role and is now the Grants Coordinator and Community Relations Officer. She has been with the board since 2019, when it merged with the former Alcohol and Drug Addiction Services Board of Lorain County, where she was the Associate Director since 2015.
Born in Lorain, Peggy has been a life-long resident of Lorain County and currently lives in Lorain with her husband and their 2 sons. She is a graduate of Admiral King High School and The Ohio State University, where she earned her Bachelor’s degree in Advertising. Prior to her work at the Board, Peggy spent over 21 years working in radio at various local radio stations including for The Walt Disney Company at Radio Disney Cleveland and in local sports television. While working for Radio Disney she was selected to participate in the inaugural Disney Channel World Wide Development Leadership Program, and as the Associate Director of the ADAS Board, she coordinated the annual Voices for Recovery 5K Family Fun Run celebrating National Recovery Month.
What she enjoys the most about her work at the MHARS Board is knowing that through funding and community outreach we are helping to make it possible for the residents of Lorain County, who are struggling with substance abuse and mental health issues, to get the help they need to get onto the path to recovery and to living a happy, healthy life.