Dr. Mary Lynne Blevins and her husband are optometrists. Her practice is in Louisville, and his is in North Canton. Even their son is taking up the family profession. He currently is in optometry school in Arizona. Mary Lynne’s mother instilled in her a love of reading—she read every Agatha Christie book after her mother finished them. See her book picks here.
Alan Harold was raised in Louisville and had public service as a calling from an early age. After a career in banking and small business, he was elected to office in November 2010 and recently began his third term as county auditor.
Lauren Bosworth has lived in Canton (Jackson township) most of her life. She is a Central Catholic High School and Miami University graduate who decided to make Northeast Ohio her home again after college.
Joe French is the CEO of Child and Adolescent Behavioral Health. He earned a bachelor’s degree from Kent State University in Elementary Education and a master’s degree from Ashland University in Early Childhood Education-Curriculum and Instruction.
Stephanie Werren has been with Leadership Stark County since 2005, first as development director and then as assistant director and as director since 2015. Stephanie is also a certified Gallup Strengths Coach and leads many training and facilitations for individuals and groups on Strengths Finder.
Kay Port has been the iCARE team director at the Stark County Educational Service Center since April 2011. After graduating from Perry High School in 1976, Kay earned a Bachelor of Science in Education K-12 degree in 1980 from Ohio State University. She began her teaching career in Columbus in 1980 and returned to her alma mater in 1982 to continue her educational profession.
Mary Ellen Icaza is the CEO/executive director of the Stark County District Library. Mary Ellen, her husband, Javier, and children, Christian and Victoria, recently moved to Stark County from Montgomery County, Maryland.
Cheli Curran, executive director/ CEO of Domestic Violence Project, Inc., has been serving her community for more than 20 years, mostly in victim service populations, seeking to find voices for the underserved. She and her family have lived in downtown Canton for six years and are avid supporters of the arts and downtown living.
Canton native Greg Luntz is a commercial real estate agent with NAISpring. He is married to Janet, and they have a daughter, Shaina, and son, Justin. They have two grandchildren, Arielle and Ivo. Luntz credits his family and community as the drivers of his life.
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