Members of the Board

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Sharon Scruggs - President

Sharon is blessed with two wonderful children and an abundance of grandchildren and great-grandchildren.  She has had the great opportunity to work for Fairfield Medical Center for over 30 years where she is the Contracting and Credentialing Specialist. She is a graduate of Columbus Business University, and attended Ohio University and Franklin University.  She has a heart of serving our community, working with the Project Search Team at FMC, as a Certified Counselor for the Ohio Senior Health Insurance Information Program; Certified Application Counselor for the Insurance Marketplace; and a member of several state and national organizations serving the healthcare industry.   Sharon is a past board member for Fairfield Industries and Central Ohio Patient Managers. She enjoys serving her community and is committed to supporting people with disabilities.

Appointed to the Board: January 1, 2014
Current Term Expires: December 31, 2021
Appointed By: Fairfield County Commissioners
Residence: Bremen


Matt Wideman

Matt is the Executive Vice President of Fairfield Federal Savings and Loan, as well as member of the Fairfield Medical Center Board, Lancaster Rotary and has made presentations to the Emerging Leaders Program at Fairfield DD.   He served as an attorney for the City of Lancaster for seven years, and also served in the Ohio National Guard. For the past several years, Matt has volunteered his time to people with developmental disabilities through his work with the Next Chapter Book Club.

Appointed to the Board: July 1, 2019
Current Term Expires: December 31, 2019
Appointed By: Probate Court
Residence: Lancaster


Teresa Mowen

Teresa is a full-time mother/advocate to her and her husbands' six-year-old son with developmental disabilities. She was a mental health counselor in Medina, Ohio before moving to Pickerington in 2013. She received a Master of Science degree in Social Administration from Case Western Reserve University in 2011 and a Bachelor of Science degree in Social Work from Ashland University in 2009.

Appointed to the Board: July 23, 2019
Appointed by Fairfield County Commissions
Residence: Pickerington
Current Term Expires: December 2021


Chris Miller

Chris is the Vice President of Operations at GC Services and is the parent of an adult child who qualifies for services from Fairfield DD.

Appointed to the Board: July 16, 2019
Appointed by: Fairfield County Commissioners
Residence: Pickerington
Current Term Expires: December 31, 2022

Bob Competti - Vice President

Bob was appointed to the Board in July of 2014, to fill an unexpired term. He is the owner of Innerphase Video Productions, and co-owner of EDR Properties, a property management company in downtown Lancaster. Bob has always had a passion for persons with developmental disabilities since he was in high school, volunteering at various programs and events around the county.
He attended The University of Dayton and Devry Institute of Technology, receiving his degree in Electronic Engineering. He is a current board member of the American Red Cross, Past-President and member of the Lancaster Rotary, and serves on many marketing and event committees in the community. Bob resides in Carroll with his wife Beth, children Dominic and Ryan, and enjoys spending time with daughter Erin, son-in-law Patrick, grandson William, and granddaughter Emma.

Appointed to the Board: January 1, 2017
Current Term Expires: December 31, 2020
Appointed By: Fairfield County Commissioners
Residence: Buckeye Lake



Elizabeth Burwell - Secretary

A resident of Lancaster, Elizabeth and her husband Eric are the parents of two children, Cole and Campbell.  She is employed by the Fairfield County Juvenile Court as a Diversion Officer and has a strong background in Human Services and Corrections, as well as several years of experience working with children and families. 

 Burwell’s son has Koolen de Vries Syndrome (KdVS), which is a rare genetic disorder resulting in health issues and learning disabilities. Elizabeth has worked diligently advocating for her son's needs for  therapies and medical services. 

As a result of her life experiences, she is a huge advocate for children, assuring they receive the services and opportunities they need and deserve. 

Appointed to the Board: January 1, 2018
Current Term Expires: December 2021
Appointed By: Fairfield County Commissioners
Residence: Lancaster