Cleveland is the second poorest large city in the United States, with more than 50% of children living in poverty.

We provide full circle care
for the entire family…

…meeting individuals where they are to help create
healthier and more successful lives.

Ohio has the second highest rate of drug overdose deaths involving opioids in the U.S.

We provide judgement-free
addiction care…

…and the largest syringe exchange program in Ohio. We launched a program in 2019 to provide medicated assisted treatment to pregnant women who wanted to stop drug use and have a healthy pregnancy, impacting more than 50 children to date.

90% of a child’s brain will develop in the first 2,000 days of life – the average time between birth and the start of kindergarten.

We know that big lives start small.

We provide high-quality early learning services at seven 5-star rated locations throughout Northeast Ohio. Our Smart Start home base program provides support for families and helps pregnant moms have a healthy pregnancy.

We offer the largest and one of the oldest syringe exchange programs in Ohio.

We provide fentanyl test strips, harm reduction kits, and judgement-free support.

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All of our early learning centers have a 5-Star Step Up to Quality rating, the highest awarded.

Our Debra Ann November Early Learning Center is the first early learning center in the state to be co-located with a public library.

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We are the only workforce program in Ohio to offer a job training track in Spanish.

We’ve been recognized by UnidosUS as a Best Practice Model in Training and have a dedicated bilingual technology center provided by the League of United Latin American Citizens (LULAC).

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We’re people who care about people, and that’s who we want to hire.

We’re a team of nearly 600 in Northeast Ohio. Our Human Resources team was recently awarded the HR Excellence award by Crain’s Cleveland.

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Our mission is to improve lives of those we serve through integrated behavioral health, primary care, early learning, and workforce services.

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Meet Our Executive
Leadership Team

Our People

Joseph Liszak

Joseph Liszak

Interim President & CEO

216-325-9225

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Elizabeth Hijar

Elizabeth Hijar

Chief Operating Officer & General Counsel

216-325-9664

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James Walton

James Walton

Chief Financial Officer

216-325-9270

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Marianella Napolitano

Marianella Napolitano

Chief of Health Care Programs

216-509-3224

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Carole Beaty

Carole Beaty

Chief of Family & Work Programs

216-325-9100

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Alexa New

Alexa New

SVP, Strategic Initiatives & External Affairs

216-325-9369

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Lynnette Forde

Lynnette Forde

VP, Government Relations and Development

216-302-3713

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Kerry Bohac

Kerry Bohac

VP, Human Resources

216-325-9216

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