Allyson V. Lee

Allyson Lee’s professional experience spans over two decades with a concentration in early childhood education and various essential family services. She is currently the Director for Head Start/Early Head Start and has previously worked as a Deputy Director for the Summit County Department of Job and Family Services. Allyson is also a board member for the Ohio Head Start Association, and a committee member for both the First Things First Early Childhood Project and Summit’s Family and Children First Council.

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Meghan Wilkinson, Vice President

Meghan Wilkinson brings a wealth of experience as a proud stay-at-home mom and as a vigorous advocate.  She and her husband Matt are raising three beautiful children in Cuyahoga Falls.  They were blessed with their twins in December of 2009 and were surprised to find out at birth that they both had Down Syndrome.  Since then, she has spent her time becoming the strongest advocate she can for her boys and the rest of the special needs community.

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Thomas C. Quade

Thomas Quade Thomas Quade currently serves as the Deputy Health Commissioner for Marion County. As one of Summit DD’s Board members, Mr. Quade has always had a passion for the developmental disabilities field, earning his MA in Counselor Education from the University of Cincinnati and working in a family counseling role with families who had one or more members with developmental disabilities. He chaired a National Association of County and City Health Officials (NACCHO) workgroup on Disabilities and Health for several years and currently serves on the National Board of Public Health Examiners and the Foundation to Advance Public Health through Certification. Mr. Quade also currently serves as Vice Chair of the Executive Board of the American Public Health Association (APHA), the oldest and largest public health professional association. Prior to joining Marion County, Mr. Quade served in the Summit County Health District and as the Interim Director of Health for the Akron Health Department, Akron, Ohio. Mr. Quade earned his MPH from Yale University in 1999 and a professional public health (CPH) credential in 2008 as part of the first class.

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David E. Dohnal

Mr. Dohnal holds a distinguished history with the Ohio Association of County Boards. He served on the Summit County Board of Developmental Disabilities (Summit DD) as a Board Member, Vice President and President from January 1997 through December 2008. Additionally, he has served on the Board of the Ohio Association of County Boards (OACB) of Developmental Disabilities as a Board Member and Past President from 2002-2007 and the Governor’s Victim’s of Crime Task Force from 2004-2006. He currently serves on the Ohio Department of Developmental Disabilities (DODD) Abuser Registry Panel External Review Committee and is a Board Member with Advocacy and Protective Services (APSI).

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