RCORP Planning Leaders
Stacey Gibson is employed by the Sandusky County Public Health where she is the Director of Health Planning and Education and Accreditation Coordinator. She also serves as the Coordinator of the Health Partners collaborative whose mission is to monitor and improve the health status of Sandusky County residents. Stacey has a B.S. in Child/Family Community Services from BGSU, is a Licensed Social Worker in the State of Ohio and is a Ohio Certified Prevention Consultant. Stacey has over 28 years of experience working in communities focusing on improving the physical, mental, emotional and behavior health of community residents of all ages. She is a trainer for SAPST (Substance Abuse Prevention Skills Training) and a certified trainer for Prevention Ethics. Stacey served as the leader for the Sandusky consortium for the planning period of the COP-RCORP initiative.
The Washington County Local Consortium is led by Dr. Richard Wittberg. Dr. Wittberg who provides leadership and management responsibility for all COP- PROUD project activities in Washington County. Since 2013, Dr. Wittberg has served as the Washington County Health Commissioner. In this role he leads the Washington County Health Department and leads the County’s community health assessment process. Prior to that role, he served as the Executive Director of the Mid-Ohio Valley Health Department in Parkersburg, WV and as a regional epidemiologist. He has strong data and planning skills as well as deep and positive relationships with partner coalitions, agencies, and organizations in Washington County. His skillset and experience will ensure that all COP-PROUD activities are completed successfully in Washington County. Richard served as the leader for the Washington county consortium for the planning period of the COP-RCORP initiative.
Robin Reaves is a Licensed Professional Clinical Counselor – Supervisor with over 20 years of experience in the mental health and addiction field. She is currently the Deputy Director of the Mental Health and Recovery Services Board of Seneca, Sandusky and Wyandot Counties. She has experience with providing prevention, treatment and recovery support services and supervision of such services. She is actively involved with the Opiate Task Forces in Seneca and Wyandot Counties, as well as a member of the Community Action for Reducing of Substance in each county
Toni Ashton is the Prevention Coordinator for the Fairfield County ADAMH Board. She provides leadership and direction for the Fairfield County Suicide Coalition. She co-facilitates CIT for Law Enforcement Officers, and is a Certified Trainer for Mental Health First Aid, as well as an instructor for Trauma Informed Care, QPR and Parent Project Toni has many years of experience and her greatest skill is in bringing together people of diverse ages, backgrounds, and experiences to collaborate and develop programming with a creative and positive message throughout. Anyone who has served on a committee with Toni will tell you that they are amazed at the compassion and creativity she can bring out in a group of people. She is a strong advocate for Evidenced Based practices in both School and Community Prevention programming.
Patti Waits M.Ed., LPC, LICDC-CS
Patti Waits is the Program Coordinator for the Fairfield County ADAMH. She has 35 years of experience assisting of persons who are struggling with substance use and other mental health problems. She is a lifetime Certified Bridges out of Poverty instructor, and is certified in both adult and youth Mental Health First Aid. She is an instructor for Trauma Informed Care. Her dedication to the work of helping educate communities and offer solutions is best demonstrated by her current role in helping providers develop and expand programming to better serve the community.
Miriam Walton currently serves as Executive Director of the Ashtabula Mental Health and Recovery Services Board and has held that role since 2009. Prior to that role, she served as Assistant Director of the Board (2001- 2009) and as Coordinator of the Ashtabula County Family and Children First Council (1997-2001). In her role as Executive Director, she works directly with local data, engages in planning efforts, and collaborates with internal and external stakeholders. She has built strong relationships throughout Ashtabula County.