It is my great pleasure to introduce to you Cuyahoga County’s Health and Human Services Annual Report.
Our Health and Human Services department is committed to improving lives and providing supports to all our residents, with a special focus on those most in need. We believe that no matter your circumstance, age, gender affiliation or zip code you should have the opportunity to thrive, be safe, have your voice heard.
With my sincere respect and thanks for your support of our work, and to our employees for the terrific work they do day in and day out for you,
The Department of Health and Human Services is made up of eight divisions and offices serving babies, children, teen, adults, seniors, and families across Cuyahoga County. The department’s mission is to transform lives at every age and stage through collaboration, innovation, and service; connecting people with the opportunity to live their best lives.
Together We Protect the vulnerable.
Together We Invest in strong families and communities.
Together We Spark opportunity to build a better future.
Together We Thrive
Walter Parfejewiec - Director
David Merriman - Assistant Director
Cynthia Weiskittel - Division of Children and Family Services
Christy Nicholls - Cuyahoga Job and Family Services (Interim Director)
Marlene Robinson-Statler - Division of Senior and Adult Services (Interim Director)
Kevin Gowan - Office of Child Support Services (Interim Director)
Dr. Rebekah Dorman - Invest in Children
Robin Martin - Family & Children First Council
Ruth Gillett - Office of Homeless Services
Crystal Bryant - Office of Reentry
Sabrina Roberts - Health Policy and Programs
Jennifer Croessmann - Special Projects Coordinator
Leon Harris III - Performance Evaluation & Innovation
Deonna Kirkpatrick - Communications
Michael Brown - Human Resources
Michael Young - Information Technology