Chief Executive Officer
Jan Wagner has been Chief Executive Officer since 2018, after serving as COO for over 44 years. During her tenure, Jan has played an integral role in the growth of the agency; once with an annual budget of just $500,000, today CHC has over 140 employees, serves 5,000+ patients per year with an operating budget of over $12M. Her servant leadership is evident throughout the agency, whether it’s stopping to greet patients in the hallway or manning the grill for a staff cookout. Leading with dignity and respect is not just said, but seen.
Jan is a board member on the CHC Board of Directors, CHC Foundation Board of Trustees and the agency’s housing arm, OMCDC. In the community Jan is active as a member of the Ohio Council of Behavioral Health & Family Services Providers, Ohio Alliance of Recovery Providers, Summit County Opiate Task Force, Summit County Community Partnership and United Way Addiction Leadership Council. Jan holds a Bachelor of Arts degree from the University of Akron. In her free time, she enjoys spending time with her family and friends.
Chief Financial Officer
Michelle joined CHC Addiction Services in 2018. As the CFO, her general duties include financial reporting and compliance, asset, treasury and risk management. Michelle has a BBA from Baldwin-Wallace University, an MBA from John Carroll University and a CNM (Certificate in Nonprofit Management) from Case Western Reserve University. Michelle has 30 years of experience in finance and accounting. She enjoys challenges and finding creative solutions, so she’s excited to be working in Behavioral Health!
Chief Clinical Officer
Melissa has served at CHC since 2013. In her CCO position, she provides leadership and oversight for all clinical programs and is committed to ensuring quality, compassionate, clinical care. Throughout her years with CHC, Melissa has acted as a counselor in our Touchstone, Adult Outpatient, as well as MAT-specific clinical departments. Prior to her role as CCO, Melissa served for over 5 years as the Director of the Women’s Recovery program. Her years of experience in both providing and supervising the clinical treatment of co-occurring substance use and mental health disorders have fueled Melissa’s passion to offer CHC’s clients with individualized, wrap-around care in a safe, trauma-informed clinical setting.
In the recent past, Melissa has acted as an adjunct professor to the University of Akron’s clinical counseling master’s program, teaching Addiction Counseling I. She is committed to educating, training, and supporting clinicians in the best practices in substance use disorder treatment, trauma-informed care, and co-occurring disorders.
Melissa has a Master’s Degree in Clinical Counseling and is licensed as a clinical counselor supervisor as well as a licensed peer recovery support supervisor.
Chief Operations Officer
Janis Beckett joined the CHC team in 2019 as the Program Coordinator for the (then) new MOMS program. Since then she has been a coordinator at Touchstone and most recently served as the Opiate Treatment Program Administrator. During her time at CHC, Janis has been a driving force in procedure implementation and continuous improvement projects.
Janis holds a BA in Business Management and an MBA in Healthcare Administration from Walsh University, and completed Leadership Akron’s Tony Gorant program in 2017. Prior to CHC, Janis was the Director of Chemical Dependency at Cleveland Clinic Akron General Edwin Shaw and served as the Director of the ARC Recovery Services’ women’s recovery house.
Community is incredibly important to Janis as part of her own recovery journey and drives her to take an active role in other organizations. She currently serves on the Board of Directors for the Community of Christ Church after serving the Humility of Mary Housing, Inc. board for six years. This commitment to those in need has earned her the Sister Ignatia Hope Award from the ADM Board, given to those who dedicate themselves and offer hope to the recovery community. Janis has consistently used her own recovery platform to advocate for others and destigmatize substance use disorder.
Dr. Keyvan Rashidi
Chief Medical Director