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Mark Weedy, Board President

Dr. Mark Weedy retired on January 1, 2010, from Eastland-Fairfield Career & Technical Schools where he had served as Superintendent since 2005. He completed a total of 32 years in education and has also been a teacher and building principal. Mark has consistently been an advocate for individuals with special needs throughout his career. He most recently was instrumental in starting Project SEARCH, a collaborative program for special needs high school students at Fairfield Medical Center. Mark served for a brief time on the Board of Directors for Fairfield Industries before being appointed by the Fairfield County Commissioners to fill an unexpired term on the Fairfield County Board of Developmental Disabilities. Mark holds two bachelor's degrees from Miami University, a Master's Degree from Ball State University, and a Doctorate in Education from Miami University.

Appointed to the Board: May 11, 2010
Current Term Expires: December 31, 2017
Appoint By: County Commissioners
Residence: Carroll

Theresa Nixon, Board Vice President

Theresa Nixon was appointed to the Board in January, 2010 to fill an unexpired term. Theresa is the Supervisor of Case Management with the Columbus City Schools. Theresa has had a passion for services for persons with developmental disabilities since her teen years, volunteering her time and efforts with various programs and services through high school. Upon entering Kent State University, she began her education career and has been in the field of special education since.

Theresa served from 2000 to 2006 on the Fairfield Industries board. She also volunteers at the Spring Field Days, Columbus City Schools, Spring Special Olympics meet and participates annually in the the Run for the Rose 5K (although, as she says, "I walk and talk more than run!").

Theresa holds a Master's Degree in Curriculum and Instruction from Ashland University and a Bachelor's Degree in Education from Kent State University.

Appointed to the Board: January, 2010
Current Term Expires: December 31, 2015
Appoint By: Probate Court
Residence: Lancaster

Linda Barber, Board Secretary

Linda is a graduate from the Ohio State University with a BS Degree in Microbiology. She has worked in the pharmaceutical field for the last 25 years and has been Head of Serology and Central Receiving Sections of the Animal Disease Diagnostic Laboratory of the Ohio Department of Agriculture. Her son is diagnosed with Asperger's Syndrome, and her background for developmental disabilities was formed from her involvement in her son's educational opportunities and then as a young adult transitioning into full-time employment.

Appointed to the Board: September, 2012
Current Term Expires: December 31, 2015
Appoint By: Probate Court
Residence: Pickerington

Kelly Brick

Kelly Brick was appointed to the Board in June 2012 to fill an unexpired term. Kelly is a wife and mom of five children. One of her children has spastic cerebral palsy, triplegia, and epilepsy. He is served by Fairfield DD.

Kelly and her husband have been license foster/adopt parents since 2004. At the time the family decided to become foster parents, Kelly's vocation change from a business professional to a full time mom. After more than 15 years in sales and marketing, Kelly has now become a strong advocate for people with disabilities and appreciates the opportunity to served on the board to offer any assistance she can to the many clients of Fairfield DD.

Appoint to the Board: June 2012
Current Term Expires: December 31, 2017
Appointed By: County Commissioners
Residence: Pickerington

Sheila Meyer

Sheila Meyer grew up in Lancaster. She is a wife and mother, and has a brother with a developmental disability who attends the Center for Disabilities. Sheila has been a proud advocate for individuals with special needs for many years and is always excited to utilize any professional and personal skills she has to participate in opportunities to give back to her community and the wonderful individuals the county boards serve.

Sheila is currently the Director of Finance and Administration for the Association of College and University Housing Officers International (ACUHOI) which is part of the Student Life at Ohio State University. Sheila has worked in Finance and Administration for over 30 years in various capacities with most experiences stemming from the non-profit and governmental sectors. As a part of management in most organizations she has been challenged to provide financial oversight, planning, aid in operational policies and procedures development, champion software conversions and change management stemming from software implementations.

Sheila recently served as Secretary on the Board of Directors for Fairfield Industries before being appointed by the Fairfield County Commissioners to fill and unexpired term on the Fairfield County Board of Developmental Disabilities. Sheila received a bachelor's degree in business administration accounting from Franklin University.

Appointed to the Board: December, 2011
Current Term Expires: December 31, 2014
Appoint By: County Commissioners
Residence: Baltimore

Sharon Scruggs

 

Appointed to the Board: January 1, 2014
Current Term Expires: December 31, 2017
Appointed By: County Commissioners
Residence: Bremen

Appointment of Board Members

State law identifies who may serve as members of County Boards of Developmental Disabilities.

Ohio Revised Code 5126.022 states that the Board shall consist of seven members, five appointed by the County Commissioners and two appointed by the County Probate Court Judge.

Each member must be a county resident. Of the five appointed by the County Commissioners, at least two shall be individuals who are immediate family members of individuals eligible for services provided by the county board and, whenever possible, one of those two members shall be an immediate family member of an individual eligible for adult services and the other shall be an immediate family member of an individual eligible for early intervention services or services for preschool or school-age children. Of the two members appointed by the probate judge, at least one shall be an immediate family member of an individual eligible for residential services or supported living.

In addition, the County Commissioners and the Probate Court Judge shall appoint, to the maximum extent possible, individuals who have professional training and experience in business management, finance, law, health care practice, personnel administration, or government service, and provide for the Board's membership to reflect, as nearly as possible, the composition of the county that the county board serves.

All Board members are appointed for a four-year term.  Board members may serve up to three consecutive terms.  Board members serve without compensation, but may be be reimbursed for necessary expenses incurred in the conduct of the Board's business.