AWC Board of Directors

Board of Directors and Oversight



Charles Runion, AWC Board President (Business Owner, Former Ordained Minister and Adjunct Professor at Ohio Christian University)


Jeff Layton 

Jeff Layton (Northwestern Local Schools Superintendent)



Bernadette Paul


Bernadette Paul (Registered Dietitian, Adjunct Professor at the University of Akron and Bowling Green State University, and USDA Trainer)




Dave Stauffer, AWC Vice-President (VP/Chief Operating Officer at The Counseling Center)





Monica Williams, AWC Secretary (Background in Rural Development, Banking and Finance, Public Health, Evaluation, and Research). Formerly on staff with the United Nations providing Project Monitoring and Evaluation. Currently working on her Ph.D. at the University of Toledo.


Executive Director



Karen Potter, LSW, has done extensive community work in Wayne, Holmes, and Ashland Counties.  Her experience with various funding streams, including federal, state, local, and private funds, have benefited many organizations and the community members they serve.


Legal Counsel

Attorney Monica Miyashita

Certified Public Accountant and Tax Accountant

Greg Swartzentruber, CPA

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