WELCOME TO OHIOKAN

Region 3

Please learn about our region, our partners and services, and all of the resources we have available for you.

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We proudly serve kinship and adoption families throughout the state. Our OhioKAN Region 3 team specifically serves families in our area and is dedicated to making sure you get the resources you deserve.

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COUNTIES SERVED

Cuyahoga


Medina


Summit


 

REGION 3 STAFF

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Kamilah Cunningham

DIRECTOR

Kamilah Cunningham

Director, Region 3

Kamilah Cunningham is a graduate from Case Western Reserve University’s Masters of Social Administration program (MSASS), Bachelor of Arts in Sociology and Criminology from Cleveland, Ohio. Kamilah is a certified Master Usui Holy Fire Reiki Practitioner, with over 13 years of experience in social work and social services working with community partners in the Greater Cleveland area with children and families, neighborhood collaboratives, mental health agencies, and the Cuyahoga Department of Children and Family Services. Kamilah is the Convening Chair for the National Family Support Network , which works with national committees and networks to develop strategies and implement a framework for strength-based services for family resource centers.

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Alyssa Underwood

COORDINATOR

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Isis Harbour

COACH

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Isis Harbour

Coordinator, Region 3

Isis attended Skidmore College in Saratoga Springs, NY, where she earned a Bachelors Degree in Economics. While in New York, Isis volunteered to assist students with disabilities with tutoring and note-taking, as well as mentoring adult learners from the community. She returned to Cleveland and began work as a Job Coach and then as an Employment Specialist for Linking Employment, Abilities and Potential (LEAP). Her role was to identify and build on skills in youth and adults with disabilities to get them ready for the workplace, while assessing needs and addressing barriers to success. She also developed and maintained relationships with community businesses to build a network for our individuals in an effort to reduce structural barriers to employment and find hidden opportunities. Currently, Isis spends time volunteering as a member of the Emerging Leaders Association with College Now of Greater Cleveland, an organization working to increase access to post-secondary education for low-income and first generation students. She also volunteers during tax season with the Cuyahoga EITC Coalition, an IRS Volunteer Income Tax Assistance (VITA) program that offers free tax preparation services to moderate and low-income individuals and families in the greater Cleveland area.

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Sharon Messam

NAVIGATOR

University Settlement

Sharon Messam

Navigator, University Settlement (Region 3)

Sharon comes to OhioKAN from the Cuyahoga County Board of Developmental Disabilities as a Community Integration & Employment Specialist. There, she supervised and trained adults with developmental disabilities in job and daily life skills. Previously, she worked with students on the autism spectrum as a Support Teacher at Re-Education Services. Sharon has an associate’s degree in Community Mental Health/Habilitation Technology from Cuyahoga Community College, a certification in Home Health Care from the Central School of Practical Nursing, and a diploma in Secondary Education (English) from Shortwood Teachers’ College. Sharon has lived experience as a foster parent for 20 years and is excited to help families as a University Settlement Navigator in Region 3 obtain critical support services!

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Terri Miller

NAVIGATOR

Adoption Network Cleveland

Terri Miller

Navigator, Adoption Network Cleveland (Region 3)

Terri recently joined OhioKAN Kinship and Adoption Navigator. She has a strong and dedicated passion for helping families navigate their way through support services for themselves and their families. Terri has 17 years’ experience with NAMI (National Alliance on Mental Illness), as a volunteer, Helpline Specialist, Teacher, group leader and Trainer. Terri believes in help the caregiver, help the child and takes great pleasure in empowering others. She is an advocate, grassroots, boots on the ground kind of person and looks forward to assisting Kinship and Adoption Caregivers.

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Alyssa Lombardo

NAVIGATOR

Adoption Network Cleveland

Alyssa Lombardo

Navigator, Adoption Network Cleveland (Region 3)

Alyssa Lombardo is proud to be an Adoption Navigator for OhioKAN. She moved to Ohio in 2018 to raise her twins and prior to that was working with families in NYC through music, writing, play making and mentoring. She earned her BA in Theatre Arts at Elon University and has been acting and working as an advocate for families and young people since then. She believes in each family's journey, individual bravery plus hope and possibility. Alyssa is excited to become a part of this caring family and will do all she can to support each family along the way.

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Grace Boswell

NAVIGATOR

Early Childhood Resource Center

Grace Boswell

Navigator, Early Childhood Resource Center (Region 3)

Grace is a Navigator for the Early Childhood Resource Center in Akron, OH. Previously, she was a volunteer for the Center and before that she worked at Pathway Caring for Children as a mentor. She has also volunteered at a soup kitchen and the Domestic Violence Center in downtown Canton. She has a Bachelor’s from Kent State University in Human Development and Family Studies.

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Jeanne Greminger

NAVIGATOR

Early Childhood Resource Center

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Jeanne Greminger

Navigator, Adoption Network Cleveland (Region 3)

Jeanne previously worked at Specialized Alternatives for Families and Youth of Cleveland as a Case Coordinator. There she worked with foster youth and families in a variety of ways including counseling, case management, and advocacy. She has a Bachelor's degree in Social Work from Cleveland State University, in addition to a License of Social Work. Jeanne currently sits as the Chairwoman of the Board of Directors for the Workmen’s Circle Educational Center of Ohio. She loves working with families and providing resources and aid wherever and whenever she can, and is excited to dive deeper into making resources available to those who need them.

REGIONAL SITE PARTNERS

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Serving all families

We are 100% committed to making sure every kinship and adoption family in Ohio who is looking for support will get it. No matter who you are or what your circumstances may be — contact us because we are here for you!