Meet our Team
Siffrin was established in 1976 by family members and advocates for people with disabilities. Their mission was to develop community-based residential options to replace institutional-based services that were typical for people with disabilities at that time. The founding members used an estate donation from ELSIE SIFFRIN to lease one house for seven men to call home in February of 1976.
Today Siffrin services extend to more than 700 people in eight counties.
Our Board of Directors
Siffrin is governed by a volunteer Board of Directors comprised of people with family members who have disabilities and those interested in the issues faced by people with disabilities. Their responsibility is to set policy, guide the direction of Siffrin services, annually approve the organizational budget, and hire and evaluate the Chief Executive Officer. The Board meets on the third Wednesday of the month unless otherwise scheduled. Each Board committee meets quarterly or as necessary to perform job responsibilities. Please contact Kristine Willhite if you are interested in learning more about serving on the Siffrin Board of Directors.
President Kenan Advantage Group
Vice President S & T Bank
Secretary Stark County Community Action Agency
Treasurer Retired - Partner at Bruner Cox LLP
Past President SoL Harris Day Architecture
Member Retired - Founding Member of Siffrin
Member NAI Spring Commercial Real Estate
Member Aultman Health Foundation
Member Retired - CEO at YMCA Central Stark County
Member Krugliak, Wilkins, Griffiths, & Dougherty
Brian Wymer, Past Board President
Kenan Advantage Group
Larry Marcus, Board President
S & T Bank
Kim Brown, Board Vice President
Stark County Community Action Agency
Tom Clevenger, Board Treasurer
Retired, Partner at Bruner Cox LLP
Kurt Goodenberger, Board Member
SoL Harris Day Architecture
Al Buck, Board Member
Retired, Founding Member of Siffrin
David Roberts, Board Member
Lisa Johnson, Board Member
Aultman Health Foundation
Tim Shetzer, Board Secretary
Retired, CEO of YMCA Central Stark County
Madison Chapanar, Board Member
Krugliak, Wilkins, Griffiths, & Dougherty
Accreditations & Memberships
Siffrin has been surveyed by CARF International since 1993 and has earned a total of ten 3-year accreditations, the highest level of accreditation.
CARF International is an independent, nonprofit organization focused on advancing the quality of human services. Providers that meet CARF standards have demonstrated their commitment to being among the best available. - carf.org
2023-2026 CARF Accreditation
Community Employment Services: Employment Support
Community Employment Services: Job Development
Ohio Department of Developmental Disabilities
Siffrin is licensed by the Ohio Department of DD to provide services to people with disabilities.
Ohio Opportunities for Ohioans with Disabilities
Siffrin is a vendor of Opportunities for Ohioans with Disabilities to provide employment services.