Clermont Senior Services welcomes new board members at annual meeting

From left are Marilyn Johnson of Batavia, Tom Sutton of Eastgate, Sam DeBonis of Batavia, Lisa Graham of New Richmond, Sharon Stickland of Amelia, Chairman Mick McLaughlin of Cincinnati,and Matt Earley of Williamsburg. Not pictured is Patricia Scherer.
Clermont Senior Services welcomed six new members to its Board of Trustees at its recent Annual Meeting held at The Lois Brown Dale Adult Day Services Center in Batavia.

Joining the board are Marilyn Johnson, retired elementary teacher of 35 years; Tom Sutton, owner of Chick-fil-A in Eastgate, Sam DeBonis, Assistant Vice President, Commercial Lending for Park National Bank; Lisa Graham, M.S.W., L.S.W., Mercy Regional Health; Sharon Strickland, retired State of Ohio Department of Taxation Auditor; and Matthew Early, Superintendent of the Williamsburg School District; and Patricia Scherer, M.S.W., retired adjunct professor and from the University of Cincinnati.

Immediate past chair, Tom Cole, passed the gavel of leadership to the newly elected Chairman of the Board of Trustees, Mick McLaughlin who is the former Interim Dean and Associate Dean of Business and Finance for the University of Cincinnati-Clermont College.

“Although we are entering into even more challenging economic times, the Board and staff continue to explore and implement cost effective and customer-centered approaches to providing service to as many eligible seniors in our community as possible,” expressed Chairman McLaughlin as he officially began his two year term in that leadership capacity.

“Each new member brings a different skill and history of experience to the work of the organization. With the Board’s leadership and direction, the agency will continue its work to improve the quality of life for our county’s senior residents by providing a broad range of home and community based services, thereby helping older adults remain living in their own homes for as long as possible,” shared Cindy Gramke, CEO/Executive Director.

For more information about Clermont Senior Services, visit the website at or call at (513) 724-1255.