Colonel Michael Howard

Colonel Michael Howard 

ONTARIO – The Ohio District 5 Area Agency on Aging has announced the appointment of four new members to its Board of Trustees: Colonel Michael Howard, Jason Painley, Dawn Herner, and Becky Plank.

Colonel Howard and Painley will be At-large representatives for Richland County, filling the seats left vacant by John Kastelic (Treasurer, At-large Richland County) and Tammi Wolfe (Vice President, At-large Wyandot County).

Jason Paniley

Jason Paniley

Kastelic and Wolfe have expired terms and leave the board with distinction, the agency stated in a press release.

Colonel Michael Howard is a retired United States Air Force Vice Commander and lives in Ontario with his family. He brings a wealth of expertise in management and operations, communications, mentorship, and directing non-profit community organizations. He also serves the community through his involvement on the Richland County Board of Developmental

Disabilities and the Foundation Academy School Board. He previously served as the Chair of The Ohio State University at Mansfield Board.

Jason Painley, CPA, is the Chief Financial Officer for Mechanics Bank and lives with his family in Lexington. He has experience in finance, laws and regulation, governance, accounting, auditing, risk management, and internal controls. He serves on the United Way Board of Directors and Finance Committee as Treasurer; the Renaissance Board of Directors and Finance Committee; the Advisory Boards of the American Bankers Association; and Innovest Global, Inc. Board of Directors and as Chairman of the Audit Committee.

Officers for 2020 include: President: Jeff Polzin (At-large Representative, Morrow County), Vice President: Jana Mulherin (Richland County representative), Vice President: Kellie Hartsel (Seneca County representative), Treasurer: Beth Myers (At-large representative, Richland County), and Secretary: Nate Roshon (Crawford County representative).

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.

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