Group photo of new staff members Charity, Kristen, Nate and Pam.

Welcoming New Team Members: May 2023

Join us in welcoming the newest members of the Summit DD team! Be on the lookout for future job openings on our Careers page.

Charity Hawkins-Phelps, Behavior Support SSA

“I previously worked at Summit County JFS, Children Services, and FCFC. At Summit DD I look forward to working with individuals to identify their strengths and helping them meet their goals. In my personal time, I love spending time with friends and family, especially by the lake!” – Charity Hawkins-Phelps, Behavior Support SSA

Portrait of new staff member Charity Phelps.

Kristen Sausman, SSA

“I previously worked for Stark DD as an SSA for over five years. At Summit DD, I look forward growing, learning, and starting fresh with new families and teams. I am also a married mother of three and my personal time is spent running around between dance, soccer, and baseball. Magically, if I get free time, I like to spend it in my garden or listen to audiobooks/music!” – Kristen Sausman, SSA

Portrait of new staff member Kristen Sausman.

Nate Turns, Talent Acquisition Administrator

“I previously worked for Summa Health System out of Akron City Hospital for the last 7 years, most recently as a Physician & Provider Recruiter. Overall, I have 18 years of recruitment experience. At Summit DD, I look forward to meeting new people and building upon those relationships to help the agency find new talent and continue to grow. Also, the chance to be a part of an organization like Summit DD that has such a positive impact on those that we serve within our community means the world to me. Outside of work, I enjoy spending my time with my two active kids and their crazy schedules! In my free time, during football season, I enjoy watching both college and professional football games. I’m a die-hard Cleveland Browns fan!” – Nate Turns, Talent Acquisition Administrator

Portrait of new staff member Nate Turns.

Pamela Hunt, Provider and Community Support Supervisor

“Prior to Summit DD, I worked with Medina DD as the Director of Development within their Community Supports and Development Department. At Summit DD, I look forward to working in collaboration with our team and the provider community to support individuals in living their best lives. In my free time I enjoy spending time with family and friends, and just about anything that involves warm weather!” – Pamela Hunt, Provider and Community Support Supervisor

Portrait of new staff member Pam Hunt.

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