Medina County Board of Developmental Disabilities Superintendent Stacey Maleckar (center) welcomes reappointed board member Lisa Morrison (left) and newly-appointed board member Ann Salek during the December Board meeting.

MEDINA – The Medina County Board of Developmental Disabilities is pleased to announce the appointment of board member Anne Salek by Medina County Probate Judge Kevin Dunn and the reappointment of Lisa Morrison by Medina County Commissioner Colleen Swedyk.

Each will serve a four year term.

The Medina County Board of Developmental Disabilities is comprised of seven volunteer members who are appointed by either the Medina County Commissioners or a Medina County probate judge. Board members have various professional backgrounds and include community leaders and family members of individuals with disabilities.

“We are pleased that the county commissioners have continued to appoint board members who embody the spirit of public service and we know that Ms. Salek and Ms. Morrison will continue that tradition with their talents, expertise and energy,” said MCBDD Board President Wayne Carroll. “We are very fortunate to have these Board Members as we continue to expand and strengthen our commitment to making sure people with developmental disabilities have opportunities to succeed in our community.”

Ann Salek is certified as a specialist in estate planning, trust and probate law by the Ohio State Bar Association and is one of only 30 attorneys in Ohio to have attained certification as an elder law attorney through the National Elder Law Foundation and the Ohio State Bar Association. She earned her bachelor’s degree at Allegheny College and her law degree at the Cleveland-Marshall College of Law. While elder law attorneys typically cater specifically to the aged community, a significant portion of Salek’s practice includes similar planning for adults with disabilities and special needs.

Since her first appointment to the MCBDD Board in 2016, Lisa Morrison has been involved with making sure the MCBDD is providing quality services to individuals with disabilities in our community. She has been an adjunct faculty member in the psychology department for Cuyahoga Community College, the University of Akron and Lorain County Community College.

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