In an effort to continue to make sure you have information about changes at our agency which may affect you, we would like to share a few personnel changes that have happened. We are happy to introduce the following additions and updates for our agency.
Joelyn Karlson, Service and Support Administration Director
Joelyn Karlson has been named as the new Service and Support Administration Director, replacing Kathy Wilbraham who retired in December 2018. Ms. Karlson, has a Bachelor of Arts degree in Social Work from West Chester University of Pennsylvania and a Masters of Public Administration from Kent State University. She has spent many years in the field of developmental disabilities including her most recent position as the Assistant Director of SSA and Medicaid Services at the Summit County DD Board. She also has experience in both the mental health and aging and older adults fields. Ms. Karlson will begin her duties at MCBDD on June 4, 2019.
Celeste Bajorek, Assistant Director of Children’s Services
Celeste Bajorek has been named as the new Assistant Director of Children’s Services, replacing Faith King who retired in December 2018. Ms. Bajorek, has a Bachelor of Arts degree in Psychology from the Ohio State University, a Masters of Special Education from Kent State University and a Masters of Business Management from Indiana Wesleyan University. She has spent many years in the field of developmental disabilities in roles which included program director for young adults with intensive needs, assistant principal at a developmental center and principal at an early childhood center. Her most recent position was as the Early Intervention and Services Manager for the Cuyahoga County Board of DD. She has volunteered as board member, trainer and presenter for the Multiple Sclerosis Society. Ms. Bajorek will begin her duties at MCBDD on June 10, 2019.
We welcome these staff members and we are confident that they possess the skills and experience needed to continue to ensure people with disabilities in Medina County continue to receive the quality services they need.