Network of social service organizations

Network of social service organizations


A network of 10 social-service organizations in Mahoning County has been created to give individuals and families seeking care confidence that they’re dealing with an organization with a track record they can trust.

The Preferred Care Network, formed by the Mahoning County Mental Health and Recovery Board, comprises nonprofit organizations funded by the board that have demonstrated “they are qualified, caring and have the best interests of those they serve at heart,” said Duane Piccirilli, board executive director.

Network members are: Alta Care Group, Catholic Charities Regional Agency, Coalition for a Drug-Free Mahoning County, Compass Family and Community Services, Flying High, Inc., Help Network of Northeast Ohio, Mercy Health, Meridian HealthCare, Neil Kennedy Recovery Center, and Youngstown Urban Minority Alcoholism and Drug Abuse Outreach Program.

Program selects administrator


Sherry Rinck, licensed administrator and qualified disabilities professional at Boyd’s Kinsman Home, has been chosen by the American Health Care Association and the National Center for Assisted Living as a future leader in long-term health care.

Rinck will join the Association’s Future Leaders program, a yearlong program that offers training and guidance for health professionals.

“Sherry will fill an important role at AHCA/NCAL as both an experienced professional and as a leader in the intellectual and developmental disabilities communities,” said Peter Van Runkle, OHCA executive director.

Continuing-education program offered


Western Reserve Association of Health Underwriters is offering “In Pursuit of Ethics,” a three-hour continuing education program on July 12 at the Upstairs Restaurant & Lounge, 4500 Mahoning Ave.

Lunch and networking begins at 11:30 a.m. followed by the program presented by Judy DeShon, community outreach coordinator, Better Business Bureau of Akron.

The event is open. The cost, with lunch, is $15 for WRAHU/OAHU members or free if just attending the program. The cost for nonmembers is $75. Make reservations by emailing your name and company information to Bob Lackey at by July 9.

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