With the collective efforts of our dedicated Board of Directors and the guidance of the Executive Director, AGS continues to serve our wards by offering compassionate support, professional advocacy, and surrogate decision-making services.

At AGS, we are fortunate to have a diverse and committed Board of Directors. Their expertise and dedication ensure that our organization operates smoothly and effectively.

Our esteemed Board members include:

  • Donna Barrett
  • Randy Briggs
  • James Burns
  • Holly Cundiff
  • Paul Deutsch
  • Ellen Kaforey
  • Dr. John Kasper
  • Jacob Merton
  • Jenni Petrarca
  • Veronica Sims
  • Cathi Rufener-Freeland
  • Kevin Snyder
  • Laura Villwock (Chairman)

Each member brings unique skills and perspectives, contributing to the strategic direction and governance of AGS. Their invaluable support allows us to fulfill our mission and positively impact the lives of those we serve.

Carla Bayonnet serves as the dedicated Executive Director of Adult Guardianship Services of Summit County. With her exceptional leadership, Carla ensures the organization's smooth operation and effective implementation of our mission. Her passion for supporting vulnerable individuals, combined with her extensive experience in our community, drives AGS forward.

We work closely with various community stakeholders, including the Summit County Probate Court, Summit County Public Health, the Ohio Department of Job & Family Service, the City of Akron, the County of Summit ADM Board, and the Summit County Developmental Disabilities Board. This collaborative effort ensures comprehensive support and care for our wards.

By offering trained advocates and surrogate decision makers, we ensure that our wards receive the attention, care, and representation they deserve. Through compassionate guidance and professional advocacy, we strive to empower and protect their rights, enhancing their overall well-being.

Adult Guardianship Services of Summit County (AGS) stands as a beacon of hope and support for individuals in need of guardianship. Guided by our dedicated Board of Directors and led by Executive Director Carla Bayonnet, we continue to make a meaningful difference in the lives of our wards. Our commitment to providing trained advocates and surrogate decision makers reflects our unwavering dedication to serving the community.

As we move forward, AGS remains steadfast in our mission to offer compassionate support and ensure the well-being of those entrusted to our care.