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Board of Directors:

Jonelle Merritt (President)
Connie Dulaney (Vice-President)
Angie Harkness (Treasurer)
Kelleyn McClain (Secretary)
Darla Hall
Alice Harris
Cheryl Mielrick
Eric Jiles
Lisa Lockhart
Ann McFee (NATS Chair)
Dan Stemple
Helen Wilson
Vicki Wolfe

The Arc of the Mid Ohio Valley needs skilled, committed volunteers to provide leadership through involvement on the Board of Directors.

What does a board member do? Board members are responsible for setting the direction of The Arc, monitoring the services that are provided to assure quality, and developing policies to guide the agency. Board embers are also encouraged to contribute to The Arc and to encourage others to contribute their tie, talents, funds or other resources.

How much time does it require? Currently, board meetings are held five times a year. The meetings begin at 6:00 and meetings are generally over by 7:00 PM. An annual planning session is held each August, and an annual meeting open to all members of The Arc is held each year. Beyond that, your level of involvement is up to you.

Am I liable for actions of the board or agency? West Virginia law protects board members who act in good faith. If you attend meeting, participate actively and do your best to make good decisions, you are not personally liable. The Arc has Officers and Directors Liability Insurance through the West Virginia Board of Risk Management.

About The Arc . . . The Arc of the Mid Ohio Valley is a private, non-profit corporation that has been serving the citizens of Wood and surrounding counties since the early 1950’s. The Arc’s mission is to improve the lives of citizens with intellectual and developmental disabilities and their families and to reduce the incidence and lessen the effects of intellectual disabilities.

Join The Arc. . . All members of the Board of Directors are required to be members of The Arc. The annual membership fee is $25.

Our board represents a cross-section of our community and has a passion for our organization and those we serve. The members work hard to ensure long-term sustainability of the organization and oversee that the funds raised directly affect those in need.