About Us

HISTORY

The identity of OneEighty was announced in 2016. The new name is used to communicate a dynamic, integrated health system which had previously been known as Liberty Center Connections (LCC). LCC did business under two names - STEPS at Liberty Center and Every Woman’s House.

OneEighty’s History is the combination of two stories, which over time have merged, to find a home under one umbrella. In 1974, STEPS at Liberty Center (formerly Wayne County Alcoholism Services) began as a one-person operation. The agency has grown to offer a full continuum of substance abuse prevention, intervention and treatment services. In 2005, the agency was selected as one of thirteen providers to participate in a national program tasked with improving the treatment and outcomes of individuals facing substance abuse challenges, called Network for the Improvement of Addiction Treatment (NIATx). Since its inception, NIATx has grown to include over 1,000 treatment providers. OneEighty remains actively involved in this effort.

Every Woman’s House began in 1978, when a group of women in Wayne County, Ohio began meeting informally to discuss the need to serve women who were victims of family violence—especially those trying to flee from an abusive partner. The women began using volunteer efforts to provide shelter and support to battered women and rape victims. In 1982, the donation of an eleven-room house allowed the agency to offer a short-term domestic violence shelter, while also expanding their services to include victim advocacy, counseling, support groups, and a 24-hour hotline. The same level of quality service which had been established for decades by Every Woman’s House and STEPS at Liberty Center is still the standard at OneEighty.

 

BOARD OF TRUSTEES

Melissa Craemer Smith
President
Melissa Craemer Smith
Melissa Craemer Smith
President
President
Amberly Wolf
Vice President
Amberly Wolf
Amberly Wolf
Vice President
Vice President
Robbie Ross
Secretary

Robbie was born and raised in Wooster where she lives with her husband Bill. Their son and daughter-in-law, Brian and Suzi Ross, live and work in Columbus with their two daughters, ages 4 and 1. Robbie currently serves on the Board of Directors for the Wooster Rotary Club. She has served in the past on the Boards of Directors for the Montessori School, The Village Network, Main Street Wooster (past chair), Wayne Development Council, and the Wooster YMCA. She is retired after working 37 years in banking, most recently from First Merit Bank. Robbie graduated with a B.S. in Education from Kent State University and has attended several banking schools throughout the years. She has a strong interest in protecting women and children who are victims of abuse, and educating them and the general public about options that are available to them. She also is interested in increasing services to those that experience substance abuse problems.

Robbie Ross
Robbie Ross
Secretary

Robbie was born and raised in Wooster where she lives with her husband Bill. Their son and daughter-in-law, Brian and Suzi Ross, live and work in Columbus with their two daughters, ages 4 and 1. Robbie currently serves on the Board of Directors for the Wooster Rotary Club. She has served in the past on the Boards of Directors for the Montessori School, The Village Network, Main Street Wooster (past chair), Wayne Development Council, and the Wooster YMCA. She is retired after working 37 years in banking, most recently from First Merit Bank. Robbie graduated with a B.S. in Education from Kent State University and has attended several banking schools throughout the years. She has a strong interest in protecting women and children who are victims of abuse, and educating them and the general public about options that are available to them. She also is interested in increasing services to those that experience substance abuse problems.

Secretary
Tim Tegtmeier
Treasurer
Tim Tegtmeier
Tim Tegtmeier
Treasurer
Treasurer
Lynn Buehler
Lynn Buehler
Lynn Buehler
Bobbi Douglas
Executive Director

Bobbi Douglas has been employed at STEPS since 1982 becoming Executive Director in 1985.  She joined Every Woman’s House in 1997.  Bobbi has a Bachelors in Social Science from the College of Wooster and a Masters in Social Science Administration from the Mandel School of Applied Social Sciences at Case Western Reserve University.  Bobbi believes she is honored to be part of the stories of recovery and survival that she witnesses in her work at STEPS and Every Woman’s House.  Bobbi is a Licensed Independent Social Worker and Professional Counselor.  Bobbi was chosen as a Women of Achievement given by the City of Wooster and the Athena Award.   She is the past President of Main Street Wooster and the Wooster Rotary Club.  Bobbi is currently serving on the Wooster Area Chamber of Commerce Board of Directors.  She is originally from Norwalk Ohio.

Bobbi Douglas
Bobbi Douglas
Executive Director

Bobbi Douglas has been employed at STEPS since 1982 becoming Executive Director in 1985.  She joined Every Woman’s House in 1997.  Bobbi has a Bachelors in Social Science from the College of Wooster and a Masters in Social Science Administration from the Mandel School of Applied Social Sciences at Case Western Reserve University.  Bobbi believes she is honored to be part of the stories of recovery and survival that she witnesses in her work at STEPS and Every Woman’s House.  Bobbi is a Licensed Independent Social Worker and Professional Counselor.  Bobbi was chosen as a Women of Achievement given by the City of Wooster and the Athena Award.   She is the past President of Main Street Wooster and the Wooster Rotary Club.  Bobbi is currently serving on the Wooster Area Chamber of Commerce Board of Directors.  She is originally from Norwalk Ohio.

Executive Director
Matt Fisher
Matt Fisher
Matt Fisher
Kimberly Hall
Kimberly Hall
Kimberly Hall
Cheryl Hostetler
Cheryl Hostetler
Cheryl Hostetler
Tim Karg
Tim Karg
Tim Karg
Jerry Miller
Jerry Miller
Jerry Miller
Emily Moorefield Mariola
Emily Moorefield Mariola
Emily Moorefield Mariola
David Newberry-Yokley
David Newberry-Yokley
David Newberry-Yokley
Jon Rose
Jon Rose
Jon Rose
Christina Walton
Christina Walton
Christina Walton

EMERITUS BOARD MEMBERS

Sally Bernhardt, Emeritus
John Kropf, Esq., Emeritus
Kathy Long, Emeritus