The Medina County Board of Developmental Disabilities (MCBDD) is pleased to announce the appointment of Board Member Anne Salek by Medina County Probate Judge Kevin Dunn, and the reappointment of Lisa Morrison by Medina County Commissioner Colleen Swedyk; each will serve a four year term.
The Medina County Board of Developmental Disabilities is comprised of seven volunteer members who are appointed by either the Medina County Commissioners or Medina County Probate Judge. Board Members have various professional backgrounds and include community leaders and family members of individuals with disabilities.
“We are pleased that the County Commissioners have continued to appoint Board Members who embody the spirit of public service and we know that Ms. Salek and Ms. Morrison will continue that tradition with their talents, expertise and energy,” said MCBDD Board President Wayne Carroll. “We are very fortunate to have these Board Members as we continue to expand and strengthen our commitment to making sure people with developmental disabilities have opportunities to succeed in our community.”
Ann Salek is certified as a Specialist in Estate Planning, Trust and Probate Law by the Ohio State Bar Association and is one of only 30 attorneys in the State of Ohio to have attained certification as an Elder Law Attorney (CELA) through the National Elder Law Foundation and the Ohio State Bar Association. She earned her Bachelor’s degree at Allegheny College and her law degree at the Cleveland-Marshall College of Law. While Elder Law attorneys typically cater specifically to the aged and elderly community, a significant portion of Ms. Salek’s practice includes similar planning for adults with disabilities and special needs.
“While in my law practice I’ve been able to assist a number of individuals with developmental disabilities and their families in planning for long-term financial security, I’m gratified that I’ll now have the opportunity to work with other members of the MCBDD, the staff and our partners in the Medina County to positively impact those same individuals in other ways. I am looking forward to joining my new colleagues to advocate for and address the needs of the people with developmental disabilities in our community.”
Since her first appointment to the MCBDD Board in 2016, Lisa Morrison has been involved with making sure the MCBDD is providing quality services to individuals with disabilities in our community. She has been an adjunct faculty member in the Psychology Department for Cuyahoga Community College, the University of Akron, and Lorain County Community College. “I am proud to be reappointed as a Board Member for the MCBDD,” stated Morrison. “I look forward to continuing to work with the dedicated management and staff to make sure families continue to receive important, life changing services and support
“Our Board provides important leadership and direction for our agency. We know Ms. Salek and Ms. Morrison’s passionate commitments to helping people with disabilities will bring insightful and helpful perspectives to our Board,” said MCBDD Superintendent Stacey Maleckar. “I’m confident they will make important contributions as we move forward in serving individuals with developmental disabilities, strengthening our community partnerships, and building value for Medina County taxpayers. We made a promise to our community that individuals with disabilities will have access to quality services, and with the support of our Board Members we know we will be able to deliver on that promise.”
MCBDD meetings are held each month; agency business, policy, budgets, and program planning are discussed during Board meetings. The community is always welcome and encouraged to attend.