Jim Critell Farewell

Photo of Jim CritellPlease join us in extending congratulations and best wishes to Jim Critell as he embarks on a new opportunity. Jim has resigned from his positon as the Habilitation Manager of the Portage Industries Adult Services Program, effective February 6, 2015. Jim recently accepted a new opportunity with the Mahoning County Board of Developmental Disabilities as a Workshop Director.
 
Jim joined the Portage County Board of Developmental Disabilities in 1984, as a Registered Service Specialist. His ability and skills were quickly recognized and valued in this position. His success helped him achieve a promotion as the Habilitation Manager in 1986. Since that time Jim has hired, trained and mentored many staff to become outstanding professionals in the developmental disabilities field.
 
More importantly, Jim has been an important friend and advocate for countless women and men with developmental disabilities. His commitment, compassion and contributions to the hopes and dreams of those women and men have helped and inspired them to achieve important life goals.
 
Although this is a significant loss to the Board, it is with warmest regards that we wish Jim all the success possible as he begins his new position as Workshop Director, for the Mahoning County Board of Developmental Disabilities. His strong leadership skills and sense of humor will be missed.