Akron, Ohio - The Summit County ADM Board is pleased to announce the appointment of Aimee Wade as Interim Executive Director effective January 4, 2021. Wade will serve as Interim Executive Director during the ADM Board of Directors’ search to replace Jerry Craig who announced his resignation in November 2020.
Wade earned a Bachelor of Arts degree in Sociology and Criminology from The Ohio State University and a master’s degree in Social Work from the University of Akron. She is a Licensed Independent Social Worker (LISW) and an Ohio Certified Prevention Consultant (OCPC). Wade has been with the ADM Board for 10 years and currently serves as the Associate Director of Clinical Services, a position she has held since 2015.
“The ADM Board unanimously approved Aimee Wade for the Interim Executive Director position,” stated John Williams, president of the ADM Board. “We have confidence in Aimee’s abilities to lead the staff and to identify areas where the ADM Board can improve how we support the growing needs of the people of our community.”
Upon announcement, Wade said, “I would like to thank the ADM Board of Directors for their support and confidence in my leadership during this critical time. As a lifelong resident of Summit County, I am committed to serving in the best interests of our residents, and I will continue to collaborate with our providers, stakeholders and community partners to ensure continued access to effective and efficient mental health and substance use disorder services.”
Wade further expressed her gratitude to the ADM Board’s staff for their continued hard work and dedication to the Board’s mission adding, “I would like to remind everyone that our provider agencies are open and ready to help support the mental wellness of our community.”