Dawn Glenny
Dawn GlennyPresident/CEO

Dawn joined Greenleaf in April 2013 as the President and CEO. She is very passionate about her career. Before Greenleaf, Dawn was the Executive Director of Community AIDS Network Akron Pride Initiative (CANAPI), Crossroads Administrator, Summit County Juvenile Court (2003-2008), and the Oriana House, Inc. (1996-2003).

Dawn is extremeley involved with the community. Among many other community affilations, Dawn is a member of Crossroads Advisory Committee, Summit County Juvenile Court, the Child Fatality Review Committee, the Psychiatric Intake Response Center (PIRC) Advisory Committee, and the Summit Lake Opportunity Center Advisory Committee.

What stands out at Greenleaf?

“The staff is dedicated to the community we serve and everywhere I go people compliment me on the work we do in the community.”

John Balash III
John Balash IIIDirector of Behavioral Health Services

John recently came to Greenleaf Family Center with a wide variety of experience in Behavioral Health. It includes outpatient counseling for mental health and substance abuse, crisis services, and jail mental health services. He spent over thirteen years working for FirstEnergy/Ohio Edison and was also a part-time police officer for Copley Township. John served in both the U.S. Navy and Air Force. He earned a M.A. in Counseling and Human Development from Walsh University and an MBA from Ashland University.

John has been an adjunct instructor in the School for Professional Studies at Walsh University since 2007. He is an avid cyclist and fisherman. He is involved and supports many of the community charitable events in Summit County.

What stands out at Greenleaf?

“Definitely it would be the commitment of the employees to both their clients and the organization. It is very evident in the way Greenleaf employees serve their clients that they want them to live healthy and productive lives.”

April Brewer
April BrewerDirector of Special Services for Families

April is very dedicated with 23 years at Greenleaf. As the Director of Special Services for Families, April provides direct services for the Teenage Parent Program. She also works closely with the Summit County Public Health Department by overseeing the Life Link program at Greenleaf Family Center.

April participates on the Advisory Boards for the Akron Public Schools’ Family and Consumer Science Department and the GRADS (Graduation, Reality and Dual-Role Skills) program of the Six District Educational Compact, and is also involved in several programs of the Stow United Methodist Church.

What stands out at Greenleaf?

“The people, both the staff at the agency and especially the young people we work with.”

Ruth Llewellyn
Ruth LlewellynDirector of Tri-County Employee Assistance Program

Ruth has been with Greenleaf for more than 25 years and was an intern for the Tri-County Employee Assistance Program prior to her employment.

Before becoming the Director of Tri-County, Ruth worked in several different capacities with Greenleaf, including the Teen Anger Management Program, as a Behavioral Health Counselor and a school-based counselor providing mental health services to the students at Alternative Academy. Ruth is involved with the community by participating in KNOW activities with the Greater Akron Chamber.

What stands out about Greenleaf?

“Efforts to give recognition and boost morale through luncheons, staff recognition, Acts of Kindness.”

Joanna Paxos
Joanna PaxosCommunity Services for and of the Deaf Director

Joanna is deeply committed to the deaf and hard-of-hearing community. With more than 25 years of experience, she joined Greenleaf as a volunteer in the Community Services for and of the Deaf program, then continued her services with the agency as a sign language interpreter and moved on to her current role as director of deaf services.

Prior to joining Greenleaf, Joanna worked at Applecreek Development and owned her own cleaning business. She is a member of the Registry of Interpreters for the Deaf, Orrville Quota Club, Ohio Alliance of Community Centers for the Deaf, Ohio Association of the Deaf (OAD), and Hearing Loss Association of America (HLAA).

What stands out about Greenleaf?
“The people I serve and the people I work with.”