Jennifer Stokes is the CEO at Sunrise Vista Health & Wellness.

Jenn moved across the country from the sunny state of Arizona to the Buckeye State for an opportunity to work with this amazing company and to get to be the CEO for a start-up hospital from the ground up that will truly benefit the local and surrounding communities by providing inpatient services to an area where residents were having to travel hours to get help.

She is an independently licensed professional counselor with a Master of Education in Counseling Psychology from Loyola University. Jenn has over 18 years’ experience in the behavioral health industry. Her education and experience in the field have influenced her patient-centered approach.

In Arizona, she oversaw operations for a free-standing behavioral health hospital and developed new programs to meet the needs of the community while providing excellent patient care. Before that, Jenn oversaw the patient services departments of two free-standing behavioral health hospitals and as such was responsible for a combined census of 238 beds and two outpatient clinics. Her previous experience includes executive leadership in free-standing behavioral health hospitals, clinical leadership for a large behavioral health clinic, and overseeing admissions for the psychiatry department at a children’s hospital.

Early in her career, Jenn provided individual, group, marriage, and family therapy. Jenn’s passion for the field of behavioral health started when she attended high school in Australia and excelled in psychology and received the award for the highest achievement. In college, she majored in psychology and counseling and took a strong interest in helping people with her research studies in the field. She was active in Psychology Club, and while going to college enjoyed working as a therapist for an early autism program while completing therapy internships in counseling clinics.

Jenn is excited to use her knowledge and experience in the field to benefit Canton and the surrounding area by leading the region’s premier behavioral health hospital.

Jenn loves to travel with her family and has lived in four countries. She enjoys hiking with her husband and daughter. Their all-time favorite hiking spot is Camelback Mountain in Scottsdale, AZ. Jenn and her family enjoy visiting with family on the Atlantic in Florida and on the Pacific in California. She and her family enjoy ocean views and spending time together. Jenn loves the Arizona desert landscape of succulents and cacti. She and her family also love to spend time with their family’s Yorkie.

Favorite Quote: “Do what makes you happy with the people you love most!”

Ashley McDonald, PharmD, R.Ph, BCGP Is the Director of Pharmacy/Geriatrics Pharmacist Specialist

Dr. Ashley McDonald graduated Magna Cum Laude from West Virginia University School of Pharmacy, receiving her doctorate in pharmacy in 2010. She has been affiliated with a number of organizations including the American Pharmacists Association (APhA), the American Geriatrics Society (AGS), and the American Society of Consultant Pharmacists. Dr. McDonald worked in the retail pharmacy setting for three years before completing her first year residency with the Cleveland Clinic Hospital System (Euclid Hospital) in 2014. She then continued her training and completed a second year residency specializing in Geriatrics at the Louis Stokes VA Hospital in Cleveland Ohio in 2015. She obtained her Board Certified Geriatric Pharmacist Certification (BCGP) in 2016. Dr. McDonald has worked in the psychiatric field, with a concentration on geropsych since 2015. Dr. McDonald is excited to be the Pharmacy Director and Geriatric Pharmacist Specialist at Sunrise Vista Health and Wellness Hospital.

Joshua Shkolnikis the Director of Human Resources.

Joshua is from Columbus, Ohio and graduated from Bexley High School, MA of Human Resources, Labor and Employee Relations and BA of Economics from the University of Cincinnati. Joshua has over 18 years of healthcare related HR leadership experience defined by integrating HR into the core business of the organization, building partnerships throughout the organization, and taking initiative to solve problems. He started his career off in Cincinnati, Ohio, working in the corporate benefits department for a newly formed health system. Joshua relocated to Akron, Ohio in 2001 and has worked in several premier health systems in Northeast Ohio in various HR leadership capacities.

One of Joshua’s favorite quotes: “Once in a while you get shown the light in the strangest of places if you look at it right” – Jerry Garcia, Robert Hunter.

A Fun Fact about Joshua – he played Rugby in college for UC.

Linda Limburg LPCC-S, CDCA, MAOL is a Licensed Professional Clinical Counselor Supervisor.

I am a licensed professional clinical counselor supervisor with a master’s degree in community counseling and organizational leadership. I have experience working with adolescents, adults and families in residential, correctional, and outpatient settings. I am excited to be the director of clinical services at Sunrise Vista Health and Wellness! Stark County has needed a hospital such as ours for such a long time. We can meet the mental health needs and alcohol and drug use treatment needs for individuals here in Stark County. Our hospital will serve individuals with hospitalization needs as well as outpatient needs.