Teresa Cook

Teresa Cook

ONTARIO – The Ohio District 5 Area Agency on Aging, Inc.’s Vice President of Development, Teresa Cook is retiring after a 21-year career with the organization.

“Teresa has been a leader since day one with a can-do attitude and a strong knack for innovation,” said CEO Duana Patton.

Cook joined the Agency on Jan. 18, 2000 as a Service Coordinator. On Feb. 1, 2010, she became Community Programs Manager and on Jan. 23, 2014, was promoted to Chief of Marketing and Development. She leaves a legacy of programs, partnerships and projects that she helped implement.

Most recently, Cook led the Agency’s development of Ritter’s Run Senior Apartments, which is in process, and will be completed next year. While she moved through several positions during her 21 years with the Agency, one thing remained consistent - her unwavering commitment to the mission and those served by the Agency.

Teresa was hired by Diane Ramey, Vice President of Medicaid Services.

“Teresa will be most remembered for her passion and commitment to help older and disabled adults have available housing options," Ramey said. "By addressing tenant concerns and making individuals aware of housing options, she ensured many individuals had a safe place to live.” 


The Ohio District 5 Area Agency on Aging, Inc., located at Hawkins Corner in Ontario, serves the North Central Ohio area including Ashland, Crawford, Huron, Knox, Marion, Morrow, Richland, Seneca and Wyandot Counties, providing assistance to aging individuals and disabled individuals. Contact the Area Agency on Aging at 419-524-4144 or 1-800-560-5799.  Find us on Facebook.

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