ADAMH Adds New Board Members

This month’s regularly scheduled Fairfield ADAMH Board meeting will be the first for Tracy Freeman and Cindy Lyttle as newly appointed board members.

A unanimous decision by the Fairfield County Commissioners was made to add Freeman and Lyttle to the board. Freeman will replace an opening on the board vacated by Mary Schwader who resigned earlier in 2023 with her term ending June 30, 2025. Lyttle will fill the vacancy left when Thom Williamson resigned due to relocating out of the county. This term ends on June 30, 2026.

2024 Fairfield ADAMH Board member Tracy Freeman

2024 Fairfield ADAMH Board member Tracy Freeman

Freeman, a Pickerington resident, recently retired after spending 23 years in public and non-profit legislative advocacy. She also serves on the Ohio Environmental Education Fund Board for Ohio and the Public Benefits Advisory Board. She is a friends/family advocate for Nar-Anon (Narcotics Anonymous) family groups and those who have loved ones with substance use disorders. Freeman serves as a volunteer delivering Meals on Wheels through Lifecare Alliance.

2024 Fairfield ADAMH Board member Cindy Lyttle

2024 Fairfield ADAMH Board member Cindy Lyttle

Lyttle graduated from Lancaster High School and has served the area as a retail professional. Her service has been to help strengthen her community through Komen Columbus, the Pickerington Chamber of Commerce/Women’s Leadership Coalition, Beta Sigma Phi, Central Ohio Society of Professional Journalists and helping in area schools.

2024 Fairfield ADAMH Board member and IT Specialist Enonn Smith

2024 Fairfield ADAMH Board member and IT Specialist Enonn Smith

In December 2023, Enonn Smith joined the Fairfield ADAMH Board, filling a new position as the IT Claims Specialist. Previously working in Northwest Ohio, he attended the University of Toledo where he built a strong technical foundation and served as a manager gaining invaluable customer service skills. “I’m excited to join a team of professionals that is working toward bettering their community on so many levels,” Smith said.

Fairfield ADAMH’s Executive Director Marcy Fields is looking forward to the addition of the board members and the new team member.

“With the addition of Enonn (Smith), we now have 12 full-time team members, and his position will enable us to expand our billing services,” Fields said. “The Fairfield ADAMH Board is now a complete, 14-member board, with the addition of Tracy (Freeman) and Cindy (Lyttle),” Fields added.

This is a big year for the Fairfield ADAMH Board as the StarLight Center is expected to open this spring after experiencing several delays. The Board will then embark on a new project to provide housing for individuals with mental health needs on the north side of Lancaster. The ADAMH Board also partners with 14 nonprofit community agencies (network of care agencies) to provide funding and guidance for services to Fairfield County residents.

“There is a lot of work to do in Fairfield County to address the increasing needs we are seeing,” Fields said, “it’s a continual effort to develop and implement innovative programs to address these needs, and with the community’s support, it can truly be a team effort,” she concluded.

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Jackie Howard, public relations coordinator with the Fairfield ADAMH Board in Lancaster, Ohio.

By Jackie Howard

Jackie Howard is the public relations coordinator with the Fairfield ADAMH Board. She is active in the community through the Chamber of Commerce, the Rotary Club and an accomplished pianist. Jackie enjoys spending time with her family, dogs and making the world a brighter place.