(Tallmadge, Ohio) – Judge Elinore Marsh Stormer of Summit County Probate Court appointed Dr. Jennifer Dwyer to the Summit County Developmental Disabilities Board, or Summit DD, for a four-year term beginning January 2015.
Dr. Dwyer is currently the medical director of Akron Children’s Hospital Pediatrics and a practicing pediatrician in the Barberton area. Dr. Dwyer previously served with the Barberton Decker Family Development Center, working with other local agencies to better the lives of families affected by financial, educational, medical and developmental issues.
“Because of the work of advocates, supports for adults and children with disabilities have become less segregated and more person-centered, and our Board continues to challenge us to do more,-” stated Superintendent John Trunk. “Dr. Dwyer’s extensive knowledge about medical and developmental challenges facing children and families in Summit County will be a valuable asset to the Board as we strive towards more community-integrated support.”
Summit DD’s Board is comprised of seven members, two who are appointed by the Probate Judge and five who are appointed by the County Executive. Three Board members are required to be family members of an individual with a developmental disability.
“It is an honor to be able to continue to serve the children and families of Summit County through involvement with the Summit County Developmental Disabilities Board,” stated Dr. Dwyer.