John R. Aller

John R. Aller serves as the Chief Executive Officer of Stark County Mental Health and Addiction Recovery (StarkMHAR). He guides the administrative, clerical, fiscal and Heartland East Administrative Service Center (HEASC) of the organization. StarkMHAR, under his leadership, has been reorganized for delivery of a wide range of cutting-edge services to Stark County residents as well as its partner organizations. John has a bachelor’s degree in psychology, masters in community counseling and is currently enrolled at Kent State University in their Public Health PHD program with a concentration in Health Policy and Management. He is an active member in various state and local boards and committees and is a federal behavioral health reviewer. John is currently the chair of the Ohio Association of County Behavioral Health Managed Care Committee. John has been involved with building an array of organizational, clerical and workforce improvement initiatives. He, along with other ADAMH Board Directors in the region, have grown and expanded the Administrative Service Center department of StarkMHAR to be recognized as a leader of IT, Electronic Health Records (EHR) and technical support within the region and state. John resides in Green, Ohio with his wife, Loretta, and children, Kelsey and Sean.

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BLOG: Take care of yourself this holiday season

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I think it is wonderful that last week, November 14-20, was designated Self-Care Week. Why? With Thanksgiving kicking off the winter holiday season tomorrow, the timing is perfect. Regardless of how you plan to spend Thanksgiving weekend – whether going through the woods to grandmother’s house or hanging out at a lowkey “Friendsgiving” as my …

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BLOG: Just like physical health, mental health deserves your attention all year round

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After StarkMHAR’s month long promotion for Mental Health Awareness, today I am reflecting on what people can do to remain aware and promote wellness and mental health throughout the upcoming year. For 2014 the Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration reported 42.5 million people experienced a mental illness–that is 18.2% of the total adult …

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