The ADAS Board & Members

The Alcohol and Drug Addiction Services Board of Lorain County is a special purpose governmental agency charged with planning, evaluating, coordinating, funding and contracting for the delivery of publicly-financed, privately-coordinated, alcohol and other drug addiction prevention, treatment, wellness and recovery services for the benefit of Lorain County residents.

Pursuant to the Internal Revenue Service, Charitable Contributions can be made to the ADAS Board and are tax deductible under Section 170(c)(1) of the Internal Revenue Code - if made for a public purpose. 

Members are asked to also serve on at least one of the three Board committees:  Administrative, Joint Board and Program.  The Board's officers and Committee chairpersons also serve as the Board's Executive Committee.
For more information about the ADAS Board, its duties and how to get engaged, contact:
          Elaine Georgas, Executive Director

Board Members

There are eighteen Lorain County residents appointed to the ADAS Board.  Members serve four-year terms and are appointed either through the Ohio Department of Mental Health and Addiction Services or the Lorain County Commissioners.  We currently have vacancies and welcome new members.  You should be a resident of Lorain County and interested in working under the mission of the ADAS Board.  the ADAS Board meets monthly, on the third Wednesday of the month at 5:30 pm.  Members also receive a training annually.

If you are interested in serving as a member of the ADAS Board, download the application and submit to our office via fax (440.282.9928)

Board Member Appointment Application

James Schaeper (Avon Lake) – President
Stephanie Pinskey (Amherst) - Vice President
Rev. Dr. Bradley Donahue (Avon Lake) - Secretary
Jean Anderson (Vermilion)
Monica Bauer (Vermilion)
Arthur Cleary (Elyria)
Cara Keating Copeland (Avon)
Albert Christian (Elyria)
David DiTullio (Oberlin)
Amy Gilbert (Lorain)
Sherrie Hairston (Lorain)
Karen McIlwaine (Lorain)
Patricia Penkava (Wakeman)
Sandra Premura (North Ridgeville)
Zachary Simonoff (Lorain)
Pamela Waite (Lorain)
Greg Zilka (Avon Lake)