Sarah Metzger
Executive Director/NECO Regional Hospital Coordinator

Sarah joined ARHA in 2005 and is responsible for the management of the Northeast Central Ohio Emergency Preparedness (NECO EP) program for the 13-county region.  This program is managed and facilitated by the Akron Regional Hospital Association (ARHA).  The purpose of the NECO EP program is to enhance emergency preparedness activities in health care by meeting the deliverables as described through a grant from Health and Human Services through the Ohio Department of Health. Over $1.6 million is administered to the regional hospitals on an annual basis through this program.  Sarah has a Bachelor’s degree in Business and Organizational Communication. Prior to joining ARHA, Sarah had five years of hospital and healthcare experience in the region.

Jim Carroll

Director, NECO Regional Extension Center

Jim joined ARHA in 2010 and is responsible for the management of the Northeast Central Ohio Regional Extension Center (NECO REC) Program for the 11-county region. The purpose of the NECO REC is to provide educational tools for physicians in understanding and maximizing the benefits available for the implementation of Electronic Health Record (EHRs) and to reach meaningful use as defined by the federal government. Over $3.9 million is available to ARHA’s NECO REC for the purpose of ensuring 872 physicians from this area reach meaningful use by February 2012. Jim works in collaboration with the Ohio Health Information Partnership (OHIP) whose purpose is to assist physicians and other providers with implementation of health information technology (HIT) throughout Ohio. Jim has a Bachelor’s degree in Business Education. Prior to joining ARHA Jim had over 35 years of Information Services experience of which nine were in hospitals and health care.

Adam Tillett

Manager of Finance and Data Services

Adam joined ARHA in 2015 and is responsible for the finance, budget and accounting functions of the Akron Regional Hospital Association and the Akron Regional Hospital Foundation. In addition, he is responsible for data collection and analysis, including compensation, benefits, turnover, economic impact, community benefit, and volume statistics.  He has a Bachelor’s degree in Finance/Accounting and is currently working on completing his MBA.  Prior to joining ARHA, he had wide-ranging experience in all forms of corporate accounting in the retail and energy industries.

Kathy Dellinger
Program Specialist

Kathy joined ARHA in 2006 and is responsible for coordinating projects and requests from the ARHA membership.  She communicates with the ARHA Board of Directors, implements ARHA website updates and additions, coordinates ARHA committee meetings including implementation of associated projects, as well as other programs. Prior to joining ARHA, Kathy had more than 25 years of experience in office administration. 

Steven Nuske
NECO Project Coordinator 

Steve joined ARHA in 2013 and is responsible for planning and implementation of identified projects by monitoring project scope, goals, deliverables, and facilitating the projects.  In addition, he coordinates meetings, trainings and schedules as well as updates to online systems and databases to assist with the facilitation of the ASPR grant.  He has a Bachelor's degree in Emergency Management and an Associate’s Degree in Criminal Justice from the University of Akron.







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