Board of Directors
Chairman of the Board
Vice President for Development and Executive Director of Foundation at Stark State College (Retired)
Senior Director, Corporate Services, Security and Wellness at Diebold Incorporated
Paul started his professional life being the Vice President and General Manager for Evans, Bauman and Associates, then quickly moved to being Vice President and general manager of A. E. Stocker, Inc.
In 1978, Paul became a sales engineer for Diebold Nixdorf and when he left Diebold's in 2008, he was the Senior Director working with corporate services and security wellness. In 2008, he moved to The United Way of Greater Stark County and became their Vice President of major gifts. He ended his professional career as the Vice President of Development as well as being the Executive Director of their foundation at Stark State College. He retired in 2012.
Paul was in the United States Naval Reserve as a commissioned officer being honorably discharged. He attended W. Virginia University graduating with a B. S. in Business Administration. Attended University of Chicago and the Illinois Institute of Technology for advanced studies.
Paul has been active is many associations in the Stark County area. This would include being on the board for the American Heart Association, the Domestic Violence Project, and the McKinley Museum, to name a few.
Paul is married and has two adult children.
Vice-chairman of the Board
The Akro Company
The Pro Football Hall of Fame
Please allow me to take the liberty to point out some facts. Sue Nixon and I met in our formative years in education at Edison Junior High School, graduated from Perry High School in 1969 and both attended Kent State University. It is indeed my honor and pleasure to serve on this Board of Directors.
After graduating from college, I returned to Canton beginning my teaching and coaching career in the Canton City Schools. My degree was in Speech Pathology and Audiology working in the school system for seven years.
An opportunity from a local manufacturer, The Akro Corporation offered me a position in the sales and marketing departments. My tenure with Akron lasted fourteen years becoming the Commercial Sales Manager. Buyouts, mergers, and acquisitions began not knowing where my future was heading. Another opportunity arose: joining a Manufacturing Representation Group in the Food Service and Sanitary Maintenance Industries covering Ohio, Michigan, Indiana, Western Pennsylvania, West Virginia, Kentucky for over 25 years.
Volunteer Career for over forty-three years locally for the Pro Football Hall of Fame and Festival Celebrations holding various positions and responsibility duties in event planning.
Executive Administrative Assistant - Diebold Incorporated
Chris is a life-long resident of Stark County. She graduated from Perry High School and is retired from her position as an Executive Administrative Assistant at Diebold, Incorporated after 37 years of employment.
She attends Trinity United Methodist Church of Perry Heights where she has served on the Trustee Committee, as Chairperson of the Staff/Parish Relations Committee, is a member of the United Methodist Women, the Friendly Visitors Group and a money counter. Chris enjoys reading and traveling with her husband, Mark. They have one grown daughter, who currently resides and works in Columbus, Ohio.
Finance Specialist for the Timken Company
Tom retired from the Steel Business Unit of the Timken Company (prior to the breakup of the company). He was a Finance Specialist with additional experience in Industrial Engineering and Purchasing.
Tom graduated with a B.S. in Management with a major in accounting from Youngstown State University and earned an MBA from the University of Akron.
He has been a volunteer for Aunt Susie's, WKSU, and for the Canton Carnival of Wheels, which donates proceeds to scholarships for students attending Stark State.
RN, BSN, OCN
Aultman Hospital - Aultman Gynecologic Oncology
Kim grew up in Illinois but has been an Ohio resident since 1984. She received her Associate of Science degree from Sauk Valley Community College, Dixon, IL in 1981 and her BSN from OSU in 1984. She has had a 34 year career as a nurse primarily in the area of oncology, having worked for 24 years in a medical oncology office administering chemotherapy.
Presently she is a Patient Navigator for Aultman Hospital.
She lives just outside of Minerva, Ohio with John, her husband of 30 years. Kim has two cats as their 'children'.
Vice President, Senior Services at Gentlebrook
Dianna joined GentleBrook in July 2013. She comes to to GentleBrook with 20 years of experience in operations management, construction management, project management and marketing roles. Before joining GentleBrook, she served most recently as the Vice President of Marketing & Communications for Evangelical Homes of Michigan, where she led all aspects of marketing and sales including the successful integration of a new branding strategy. Prior to joining Evangelical Homes of Michigan, Dianna was the Director of Group Development for Integrated Health Associates, a large primary care physician network with responsibilities overseeing marketing, construction and project management, and property management. As Executive Director, Dianna is overseeing and managing the new senior living project, along with corporate communications, marketing, and sales for the organization.
Dianna holds a Bachelor’s Degree from LaRoche College in Human Services with a Minor in Gerontology and a Master’s Degree in Healthcare Administration from Central Michigan University.
Administrative Director, Cancer Services
Mercy Medical Center
Nicole has been a registered nurse for 17 years, with the last five years specializing in oncology. She is certified in three areas at this time: Oncology, Survivorship Training, and Rehabilitation.
She graduated from Stark State University and is currently completing her baccalaureate in nursing from Ohio University. which will be complete in May, 2014. She is currently employed at Mercy Medical Center as a Cancer Nurse Navigator.
Forensic Coordinator and Forensic Monitor, Stark County Mental Health and Addiction Recovery
Stepping Up Coordinator
She graduated from Walsh University, North Canton, OH with a Bachelor of Arts Degree and got her Master's Degree at the Chicago School of Professional Psychology. She is certified Project Manager, a Licensed Clinical Professional Counselor, and is a Qualified Intellectual Disability Provider.
Erin's other interests include the theater, movies, and music.
Patricia A. Carmola
Patty is a former teacher who taught in the Massillon School District. She is also a florist in the family owned business in which she and her sisters are the designers. She supervises student teachers at K.S.U.and Akron University.
She is very involved with VOCI and has performed at the Players Guild and other local theaters. She has served on committees at the Massillon Museum, the Lincoln Theatre and the Massillon Woman's Club. She has initiated tours for third graders at Five Oaks and works closely with teachers to provide educational experiences for these students.
Patty loves working with children and feels that she can give them a true appreciation for the history of Massillon, Ohio.
Dina K. Rooney, MD
President at Tri-County Hematology & Oncology Associates, Inc (Retired)
Medical Director at Mercy Medical Breast Center (Retired)
Dr. Dina grew up in the Canton area and graduated from Jackson High School. She started her medical career as a nurse's aid during summers at Mercy when she was a student at Ohio State. Dina Graduated with a B.S. in Biochemistry and then earned her M.D. from The Ohio State University School of Medicine in 1989. She completed her residency in Internal Medicine at the Medical Center of Vermont. From 1992 - 1994, Dr. DIna served as ER Director and the first full time ER physician at Gifford Medical Center in Randolph, Vermont. She then completed a fellowship in Hematology and Oncology at Indiana University in Indianapolis. Dr. Dina returned to Canton in 1997 and practiced Hem/Onc until 2016 at Tri-County Hematology and Oncology. She served as a managing partner, Vice-President and President. For the last decade she limited her practice to breast and gynecologic cancers. She help start the Mercy Breast Program and serves as medical director of the Breast Cancer Center for many years. Dr. Dina also ran the multidisciplinary and breast tumor boards from 1999 until she retired and participated on many hospital committees.
Her commitment to cancer patients did not end with retirement. She has been involved with Mercy Service League 's Wine, Women & Shoes event as Chairwoman for the Cause every year, and is Co-Chair for the postponed 2020 event. Her retirement dream was to create a cancer wellness center to provide free services to patients in the Canton area. Dr. Dina wants to give back to the community that embraced the local kid that came from a home to practice medicine and taught her so many valuable lessons about courage and dignity over the years.
Dr. Dina enjoys travelling to her second home in Anguilla where she sponsors the Real Deal, one of the national racing sailboats. She is active in charitable causes on the island supporting education and animal rescue.
Dr. Dina is single and lives at Meyer's Lake with her dog, Coconut, and cat, Sophie.
RN, BSN, OCN
Aultman Hospital - Aultman Gynecologic Oncology
Chris received her master's degree in nursing from Walsh University. She is certified by the Ohio Board of Nursing.
Marlene has a bachelor's degree in Elementary Education and Instrumental Music from Bowling Green State University.
She has been a second and fourth grade elementary teacher finishing her teaching career as an assistant instrumental band director.
After retiring from teaching, she became a corporate recruiter in the computer field. She started her own 'home-based' business, training and managing a work force of 15 people.
She has been active with volunteering for Camp Cheerful, in Strongsville, OH; Parma Jr. Women's League; Richfield Civic Organization, Richfield, Bath, Revere Middle School PTAs, the Kent State Stark Concert Band and the Soroptimist Club.
Marlene grew up in Massillon, OH, graduating from Perry High School in 1969. She now resides in Richfield, OH. She has 3 children and 5 grandchildren.
All members of the board financially support Aunt Susie's Cancer Wellness Center for Women