Board of Trustees 

In 2004 the Clark County Family and Children First Council Board of Trustees adopted the following Mission and Vision and Slogan

Mission:  The Council shall provide the necessary means - by collaborating, coordinating and advocating for services - to assist children and families to achieve their potential.

Vision:  Clark County is a place where families, children, and adults live in safe, healthy neighborhoods, value each other, and succeed in school, the workplace, and life.

Slogan:  Achieving the Possibilities

Read our By-laws

Meeting Schedule

The Clark County Family and Children First Council meets four times each year.  Meeting are held in March, May, September and November.  The current schedule is:

  • March 20, 2018
  • May 22, 2018
  • September 25, 2018
  • November 20, 2018

Meetings are held at the Combined Health District office on East Home Road.  Meetings convene at 7:30 AM and adjourn by 9:00 AM.  

Meetings are open to the public and all who support the Mission and Vision of the Council are welcome to attend.

To be placed on the email list for meeting notifications or for additional information, click ‘Contact Us’.  

The Clark County Family and Children First Council Board of Trustees for 2017 includes:


President, Dr. Robert Hill, Superintenent, Springfield City School District

Vice President, Jennifer Rousculp Miller, Superintendent, Development Disabilities of Clark County

Secretary, Dr. Greta Mayer, CEO Mental Health Recovery Board of Clark, Greene and Madison Counties

Treasurer, Virginia Martycz, Director Clark County Job & Family Services

Other Board Members

Dayvena Chesney, COO, President & CEO, Miami Valley Child Development Centers, Inc.

Elaine Sachetti, Garnet Holliday, and Jennifer Taft Young, Family Representatives

Charles Patterson, Health Commissioner, Clark County Combined Health District

Becky Carden, Springfield City Community Development

Larry Lewis, Regional Administrator, Ohio Department of Youth Services

Rick Lohnes, Commissioner, Board of Clark County Commissioners

Kerry Pedraza, Executive Director, United Way of Clark, Champaign, & Madison Counties

Dan Bennett, Superintendent ESC, representing County schools

Pam Meermas, Deputy Director, Family & Children Services, JFS

Wynette Carter- Smit, Court Administrator, Clark County Juvenile Court