Staff Bios

Jeff Montague

 Jeff Montague is responsible for CPST & Supportive Employment at Appleseed CMHC.  He started in June, 2019 and brings a background of four years’ experience in the field of social work with a focus o...

James Figley

   James Figley is a dually licensed Professional Clinical Counselor and Marriage and Family Therapist. He attended graduate school at the University of Akron and enjoys jogging outdoors and attending live con...

Kelly Smith

Kelly Smith has been an adult Case Worker here at Appleseed for 3 ½ years. Prior to coming to Appleseed, she was a social worker for a nursing facility for 13 years. Her role here at Appleseed is providing assistance ...

Denise Conrad

Denise Conrad is the Supported Employment Coordinator and has been with Appleseed for three years.  She began as a Job Specialist/Case Manager and has now stepped into the Coordinator position.  Denise loves work...

Amy Adams

Amy is the Emergency Service and Compliance Coordinator. She has been at Appleseed since November 2016 and has been in the mental health field since 1996.   Her Master’s degree in counseling is from Cleveland St...

Alayna Webb

Alayna has been an adult case manager at Appleseed for four years. She enjoys helping others live happy and fulfilling lives. Outside of work, Alayna enjoys cross fit and long walks on the beach.  

Bill Weberling

Bill Weberling MA LPCC has been a counselor here at Appleseed CMHC 14 years with 25 years total in mental health counseling. Bill works with adults who are experiencing wide range of mental health problems. He  espec...

Carter Haskins

Jaclyn Weidinger

Jaclyn was born and raised in Ashland, Ohio.  She have worked at Appleseed Since 2001, and has been an adult case manager, pharmacological management case manager at Appleseed since then. She is now the Housing Manager.

Christine Myers

Christine is an Adult Counselor and Health Officer for Crisis Services.  She began her career at Appleseed in May, 2017 as a Practicum student and Intern while completing her Master of Arts in Clinical Mental Health C...

Jeremy Smith

Jeremy Smith is a licensed professional clinical counselor and has been with Appleseed CMHC for almost two years and helped start up the Co-Occurring treatment program, which includes the presence of a psychiatric disorde...

Linda Smith

Linda Smith MSW, LISW-S is a licensed clinical social worker who earned her Bachelor of Social Work degree from Ashland University and her Master of Social Work degree from The Ohio State University - Columbus. Linda has be...

Pam Lemaster

Pam Lemaster, MA, LPCC, is a counselor who works primarily with adults and some youth on occasion. She also is a crisis prescreener for the local hospital and jail to determine risk of harm to self or others. Pam has worked...

Shelley Stephens

Shelley has lived and worked in Ashland her whole life, while working at Appleseed as a housing case manager for a year and a half.   She enjoys spending time with her family and friends.

Wanda Lance

Wanda has been a counselor since November 1998 and have worked at Appleseed since 2001. Wanda sees adult clients and enjoys assisting people to improve the quality of their lives.

Cindy Bunn

Cindy has been an adult case manager at Appleseed for four years. Before coming to Appleseed, she worked at Job and Family Services for 10 years. Cindy enjoys empowering others to become self-sufficient and confident in t...

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