Chief Executive Officer
Jan Wagner has been Chief Executive Officer since 2018, after serving as COO for over 30 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.
Chris Richardson, M.Ed., LPC, LICDC-CS
Chief Operating Officer
The newest member of the CHC management team, Chris joined CHC in 2021. He has over 28 years of experience in behavioral health, addictions and healthcare. Chris recently served as CEO at AxessPointe, a local federally qualified health center (2015-2020). Under his leadership AxessPointe served over 19,000 clients at 5 locations.
Prior to his work at AxessPointe, Chris was a program manager at Oriana House Inc., where he was responsible for the oversight of the ADM Crisis Center (detoxification unit) from 2007-2015.
In addition to his professional experience, Mr. Richardson is a graduate of Leadership Akron Class 34 and Torchbearers Class 2011.He is a current board member of the Greater Akron Chamber of Commerce, Truly Reaching You Ministries, Ideastream Public Media (WKSU/NPR), Kent State University Public Health, Kent State Rehabilitation Advisory Council, Ardmore Inc and the American Heart Association of Summit & Portage Counties, among others. Mr. Richardson received both his Bachelor’s (Criminal Justice) and Masters of Education(Rehabilitation Counseling) from Kent State University, where he also served as an adjunct professor.
In his spare time Chris enjoys biking, golfing and spending time with his friends and family.
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. She previously worked as Finance Chief for area non-profits for 15 years and spent 10 years in Construction and Property Management. Michelle enjoys challenges and finding creative solutions, so she’s excited to be working in Behavioral Health!
Janis Beckett, Opioid Treatment Program Administrator
Diane Carver Kurup, Director of Development
Liz Crutchley, Director of MAT Services
Melissa Gannon, Women’s Recovery Program Director
Scott Harhager, LPCC-S, Director Residential Services
Glorlena Harper, Director of Touchstone & MOMS Program
Chuck Hutson, Facility Operations Director
Jackie Kautenberger, LSW, LICDC-CS, Director of Admissions
Adam Kulesza, Compliance Officer
Melissa Massey-Flinn, Director of Housing
Lauren Munk, Prevention Coordinator
Carrie Price, Director of Intensive Outpatient Services
Jim Smoot, Division Director
Kim Rich, Women’s Recovery Program Director
Barbara Van Dike, Human Resources Director
CHC Addiction Services is governed by a volunteer-based board whose responsibility is to help guide the agency and ensure the mission is fulfilled.
Russ Balthis, President
Senior Attorney, Squire, Patton, Boggs
Michele Tomer, Vice President
Attorney, Law Office of Michele A. Tomer
Robert Terry, Secretary
MSW Coordinator, The University of Akron
Rachael Muster, Treasurer
Private Practice Clinician, TY & Associates
Partner, Callahan, Greven, Rilley & Sinn LLC
Chief Deputy Clerk, Summit County Juvenile Court, retired
Federal Supervisor, Social Security Administration
Member, Akron City Council
Lou Ann Metz
Fire Chief, Bainbridge Township Fire Department
VP, First Merit Bank, retired
VP of Commercial Banking, Chase Bank, retired
Marshal Pitchford, President
Partner, DiCaudo, Pitchford & Yoder
Job Esau Perry
Attorney, Law Office of Job Esau Perry
Owner, MJR Landscape & Design Concept
Executive Assistant, Summit County Engineer, retired