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

Name:                 Melissa Craemer Smith

Position:              President

Bio:                      Melissa is married to Barry Smith and has three children, Hazelyn, Doralice and Grayson.

Current Employer and Position:  Partner with Kropf Wagner Law Firm, LLP

Previous Experience: Melissa has been with Kropf Wagner Law Firm, LLP since 2005.

Education/College:    Bachelor of Arts in History, 1999; Doctor of Jurisprudence, 2004

Current Other Boards Positions: Solicitor for the Village of Dalton; Wayne County Bar Association, Grievance Committee Chair

Previous Boards: Orrville YMCA; Green Local School Board; Wayne County Bar Assoc. Sec./Treas.

Why OneEighty?  Serving on the OneEighty Board of Trustees allows me to make a positive impact on our community.

Melissa Craemer Smith
Melissa Craemer Smith
President

Name:                 Melissa Craemer Smith

Position:              President

Bio:                      Melissa is married to Barry Smith and has three children, Hazelyn, Doralice and Grayson.

Current Employer and Position:  Partner with Kropf Wagner Law Firm, LLP

Previous Experience: Melissa has been with Kropf Wagner Law Firm, LLP since 2005.

Education/College:    Bachelor of Arts in History, 1999; Doctor of Jurisprudence, 2004

Current Other Boards Positions: Solicitor for the Village of Dalton; Wayne County Bar Association, Grievance Committee Chair

Previous Boards: Orrville YMCA; Green Local School Board; Wayne County Bar Assoc. Sec./Treas.

Why OneEighty?  Serving on the OneEighty Board of Trustees allows me to make a positive impact on our community.

President
Amberly Wolf
Vice President

Name:                  Amberly Wolf

Position:              Vice President

Bio:                        Amberly is married to Frank Wolf  and has three children and four dogs.

Current Employer and Position: Farmers National Bank; Vice President, District Sales Manager

Previous Experience:     

Education/College:          University of Akron; University of Phoenix

Current Other Boards Positions: Orrville Rotary Club; Orrville Area Boys and Girls Club; Heartland Education; Orrville Public Library          

Previous Boards:              Orrville Area United Way; Orrville Leadership

Why OneEighty?              To be part of an organization that is committed to making our community a better place.

Amberly Wolf
Amberly Wolf
Vice President

Name:                  Amberly Wolf

Position:              Vice President

Bio:                        Amberly is married to Frank Wolf  and has three children and four dogs.

Current Employer and Position: Farmers National Bank; Vice President, District Sales Manager

Previous Experience:     

Education/College:          University of Akron; University of Phoenix

Current Other Boards Positions: Orrville Rotary Club; Orrville Area Boys and Girls Club; Heartland Education; Orrville Public Library          

Previous Boards:              Orrville Area United Way; Orrville Leadership

Why OneEighty?              To be part of an organization that is committed to making our community a better place.

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

Name:                  Tim Tegtmeier

Position:               Treasurer

Bio:                       Married to Pam Tegtmeier.  Tim and Pam are parents of two grown children and three grandchildren. As time permits, Tim tries to keep up with Pam’s running around Wooster and other places they visit. Tim and Pam also enjoy cycling and hiking whenever possible.

Current Employer and Position: Ashtonne Packaging, Inc.; Chief Financial Officer

Previous Experience:      The College of Wooster; Treasurer and Controller (26 years)

Education/College:          BA Business Admin./Accounting – Capital University

Current Other Boards Positions: Community Crossroads; Wooster Adventure Charities Organization; Member and Treasurer of Canaan Lutheran Church; Member and Past President of Wooster Kiwanis Club.

Previous Boards: Past President & Treasurer of American Red Cross – Wayne County Chapter

Why OneEighty?  OneEighty truly provides critical services for our community, particularly in today’s environment. Serving on the Board has been both a very humbling and educational experience. Tim is proud to be associated with such a great organization and is glad to offer any assistance in continuing and growing its mission to help people in our community change direction.

Tim Tegtmeier
Tim Tegtmeier
Treasurer

Name:                  Tim Tegtmeier

Position:               Treasurer

Bio:                       Married to Pam Tegtmeier.  Tim and Pam are parents of two grown children and three grandchildren. As time permits, Tim tries to keep up with Pam’s running around Wooster and other places they visit. Tim and Pam also enjoy cycling and hiking whenever possible.

Current Employer and Position: Ashtonne Packaging, Inc.; Chief Financial Officer

Previous Experience:      The College of Wooster; Treasurer and Controller (26 years)

Education/College:          BA Business Admin./Accounting – Capital University

Current Other Boards Positions: Community Crossroads; Wooster Adventure Charities Organization; Member and Treasurer of Canaan Lutheran Church; Member and Past President of Wooster Kiwanis Club.

Previous Boards: Past President & Treasurer of American Red Cross – Wayne County Chapter

Why OneEighty?  OneEighty truly provides critical services for our community, particularly in today’s environment. Serving on the Board has been both a very humbling and educational experience. Tim is proud to be associated with such a great organization and is glad to offer any assistance in continuing and growing its mission to help people in our community change direction.

Treasurer
Bobbi Douglas
Executive Director

Bobbi Douglas has been employed by OneEighty (previously with STEPS) since 1982. She became Executive Director of STEPS in 1985 and became the Executive Director of Every Woman’s House when the agencies combined administration 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 is a recipient of the Athena Award.   She is the past President of Main Street Wooster and the Wooster Rotary Club and has served 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 by OneEighty (previously with STEPS) since 1982. She became Executive Director of STEPS in 1985 and became the Executive Director of Every Woman’s House when the agencies combined administration 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 is a recipient of the Athena Award.   She is the past President of Main Street Wooster and the Wooster Rotary Club and has served on the Wooster Area Chamber of Commerce Board of Directors.  She is originally from Norwalk Ohio.

Executive Director
Matt Fisher

Name:                  Matt Fisher

Position:              Trustee

Bio:                       

Current Employer and Position: Wooster Police Department; Chief of Police

Previous Experience:     

Education/College:     BA – The College of Wooster; MS Tiffin University

Current Other Boards Positions: Medway, WARCOG, Law Enforcement Planning Committee

Previous Boards: Kiwanis; Justice Center

Why OneEighty?  In his profession, it is easy to see things from one perspective. This board helps him see things through a different lens.  It is also a way to have an impact that doesn’t involve arrests.

Matt Fisher
Matt Fisher

Name:                  Matt Fisher

Position:              Trustee

Bio:                       

Current Employer and Position: Wooster Police Department; Chief of Police

Previous Experience:     

Education/College:     BA – The College of Wooster; MS Tiffin University

Current Other Boards Positions: Medway, WARCOG, Law Enforcement Planning Committee

Previous Boards: Kiwanis; Justice Center

Why OneEighty?  In his profession, it is easy to see things from one perspective. This board helps him see things through a different lens.  It is also a way to have an impact that doesn’t involve arrests.

Kimberly Hall

Name:                 Kimberly Hall

Position:              Trustee

Bio:                      Kimberly lives in Wooster with her two cats.

Current Employer and Position: Attorney with Critchfield, Critchfield, & Johnston, Ltd.

Previous Experience:     

Education/College:          BA, The College of Wooster; JD – The Ohio State University

Current Other Boards Positions: Holmes County Economic Development Council; Wayne County Humane Society; American Red Cross – Lake Erie/Heartland Chapter

Previous Boards:              Orrville Area United Way; Orrville Leadership

Why OneEighty?              To be part of an organization that plays such a vital role in our community.

Kimberly Hall
Kimberly Hall

Name:                 Kimberly Hall

Position:              Trustee

Bio:                      Kimberly lives in Wooster with her two cats.

Current Employer and Position: Attorney with Critchfield, Critchfield, & Johnston, Ltd.

Previous Experience:     

Education/College:          BA, The College of Wooster; JD – The Ohio State University

Current Other Boards Positions: Holmes County Economic Development Council; Wayne County Humane Society; American Red Cross – Lake Erie/Heartland Chapter

Previous Boards:              Orrville Area United Way; Orrville Leadership

Why OneEighty?              To be part of an organization that plays such a vital role in our community.

Cheryl Hostetler

Name:                  Cheryl Hostetler

Position:              Trustee

Bio:                      Family includes three daughters, a sister and two nieces.  None live closeby so close friends adopt her into their families. Cheryl also considers the legal department at Smuckers as part of her family.

Current Employer and Position: The J.M. Smucker Company, Senior Paralegal, Real Estate, Mergers & Acquisitions, Research & Development – Contracts.

Previous Experience:     

Education/College:          BA – The College of Wooster

Current Other Boards Positions:

Previous Boards: Past President & VP of Friends & Neighbors of OneEighty; Orrville YMCA Board; Kiwanis Board Member and Treasurer

Why OneEighty?  To be part of a well-respected organization, to learn more in-depth about all the smaller organizations that make up OneEighty and to meet new people through community involvement and Board interaction.

Cheryl Hostetler
Cheryl Hostetler

Name:                  Cheryl Hostetler

Position:              Trustee

Bio:                      Family includes three daughters, a sister and two nieces.  None live closeby so close friends adopt her into their families. Cheryl also considers the legal department at Smuckers as part of her family.

Current Employer and Position: The J.M. Smucker Company, Senior Paralegal, Real Estate, Mergers & Acquisitions, Research & Development – Contracts.

Previous Experience:     

Education/College:          BA – The College of Wooster

Current Other Boards Positions:

Previous Boards: Past President & VP of Friends & Neighbors of OneEighty; Orrville YMCA Board; Kiwanis Board Member and Treasurer

Why OneEighty?  To be part of a well-respected organization, to learn more in-depth about all the smaller organizations that make up OneEighty and to meet new people through community involvement and Board interaction.

Tim Karg

Name:                  Tim Karg

Position:               Trustee

Bio:                       Tim is married to JoAnne Karg and they have two children; Meredith and Taylor.

Current Employer and Position:  Self-employed Optometrist

Previous Experience:     

Education/College:     Undergrad – University of Toldeo; Prof. School – The Ohio State University

Current Other Boards Positions:

Previous Boards: YMCA of Wooster; Wooster Country Club

Why OneEighty?  The Wooster Community has been very good to his family.  It’s just one way that he feels he can give back.

Tim Karg
Tim Karg

Name:                  Tim Karg

Position:               Trustee

Bio:                       Tim is married to JoAnne Karg and they have two children; Meredith and Taylor.

Current Employer and Position:  Self-employed Optometrist

Previous Experience:     

Education/College:     Undergrad – University of Toldeo; Prof. School – The Ohio State University

Current Other Boards Positions:

Previous Boards: YMCA of Wooster; Wooster Country Club

Why OneEighty?  The Wooster Community has been very good to his family.  It’s just one way that he feels he can give back.

Jerry Miller
Trustee

Name:                  Jerry L. Miller

Position:              Trustee

Bio:                        Married to Therese Miller.  Jerry and Therese have four children.

Current Employer and Position: President at Service Master Professional Cleaning Services in Creston, OH.  Serves Wayne, Holmes, Ashland, Richland, Medina, Stark and Summit Counties.

Previous Experience:     

Education/College:          The Ohio State University, ATI

Current Other Boards Positions:

Previous Boards: Wayne County Red Cross

Why OneEighty?    Because there is a real need for these services.

Jerry Miller
Jerry Miller
Trustee

Name:                  Jerry L. Miller

Position:              Trustee

Bio:                        Married to Therese Miller.  Jerry and Therese have four children.

Current Employer and Position: President at Service Master Professional Cleaning Services in Creston, OH.  Serves Wayne, Holmes, Ashland, Richland, Medina, Stark and Summit Counties.

Previous Experience:     

Education/College:          The Ohio State University, ATI

Current Other Boards Positions:

Previous Boards: Wayne County Red Cross

Why OneEighty?    Because there is a real need for these services.

Trustee
Emily Moorefield Mariola

Name:                  Emily Moorefield Mariola

Position:              Trustee

Bio:                      Emily is married to Mike Mariola and they have three children; Ian, Vincy, Annie and Nina.

Current Employer and Position: Owner and Instructor at Flex Yoga in Wooster.

Previous Experience:     

Education/College:     The College of Wooster

Current Other Boards Positions:

Previous Boards: Friends & Neighbors of OneEighty

Why OneEighty?  Believes in supporting the community and the mission of OneEighty.

Emily Moorefield Mariola
Emily Moorefield Mariola

Name:                  Emily Moorefield Mariola

Position:              Trustee

Bio:                      Emily is married to Mike Mariola and they have three children; Ian, Vincy, Annie and Nina.

Current Employer and Position: Owner and Instructor at Flex Yoga in Wooster.

Previous Experience:     

Education/College:     The College of Wooster

Current Other Boards Positions:

Previous Boards: Friends & Neighbors of OneEighty

Why OneEighty?  Believes in supporting the community and the mission of OneEighty.

David Newberry-Yokley

Name:                  David Newberry-Yokley

Position:              Trustee

Bio:                       

Current Employer and Position: The College of Wooster; Senior Associate Director of Admission

Previous Experience:     

Education/College:          Bachelor of Arts in Communications, The College of Wooster

Current Other Boards Positions:

Previous Boards:             

Why OneEighty?     It is important to give back and not just take.  Joining the OneEighty Board of Trustees seemed like the perfect opportunity to give back to my community.

David Newberry-Yokley
David Newberry-Yokley

Name:                  David Newberry-Yokley

Position:              Trustee

Bio:                       

Current Employer and Position: The College of Wooster; Senior Associate Director of Admission

Previous Experience:     

Education/College:          Bachelor of Arts in Communications, The College of Wooster

Current Other Boards Positions:

Previous Boards:             

Why OneEighty?     It is important to give back and not just take.  Joining the OneEighty Board of Trustees seemed like the perfect opportunity to give back to my community.

Jon Rose
Trustee

Name:                  Jon Rose

Position:              Trustee

Bio:                      Married to Pam Rose.  Jon and Pam are parents of two grown children, Sarah Ozar (Ryan), Christie Crane (Dan) and have three grandchildren, Maggie and Liam Ozar and Nora Crane.

Current Employer and Position: The Wooster Brush Company; VP Sales

Previous Experience:      Public School Teacher

Education/College:          BA Wittenberg University

Current Other Boards Positions: Wooster City Schools Business Advisory Council; Wayne County Committee for Crippled Children and Adults; College of Wooster Rebounders

Previous Boards: Wooster Interfaith Housing, Wooster Rotary Board, Wooster Chamber of Commerce, College of Wooster Leadership Group, Main Street Wooster

Why OneEighty?  Importance of the issues being addressed by OneEighty in our community – homelessness, abusive relationships, dependencies and reducing stigma.  Raising awareness of the degree of these challenges in our community.

Jon Rose
Jon Rose
Trustee

Name:                  Jon Rose

Position:              Trustee

Bio:                      Married to Pam Rose.  Jon and Pam are parents of two grown children, Sarah Ozar (Ryan), Christie Crane (Dan) and have three grandchildren, Maggie and Liam Ozar and Nora Crane.

Current Employer and Position: The Wooster Brush Company; VP Sales

Previous Experience:      Public School Teacher

Education/College:          BA Wittenberg University

Current Other Boards Positions: Wooster City Schools Business Advisory Council; Wayne County Committee for Crippled Children and Adults; College of Wooster Rebounders

Previous Boards: Wooster Interfaith Housing, Wooster Rotary Board, Wooster Chamber of Commerce, College of Wooster Leadership Group, Main Street Wooster

Why OneEighty?  Importance of the issues being addressed by OneEighty in our community – homelessness, abusive relationships, dependencies and reducing stigma.  Raising awareness of the degree of these challenges in our community.

Trustee
Christina Walton
Christina Walton
Christina Walton

EMERITUS BOARD MEMBERS

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