Miriam Walton, MA, MSW, LISW
Ms. Walton has worked in the field of social services for over 34 years. She began her career in child welfare as a residential treatment worker and later as a supervisor for the program. After receiving her Bachelor of Arts Degree from Lake Erie College, Ms. Walton became a child welfare intake caseworker and later launched the Ashtabula County’s Children Services Independent Living program for youth aging out of the foster care system.
In 1997 she became the Ashtabula County Family and Children First Council Coordinator.
In 2001 Ms. Walton received her license as an independent social worker and became the Assistant Director of the Ashtabula County Mental Health and Recovery Services Board. She took the position of Executive Director in August 2009.
Ms. Walton has a Master of Arts Degree in Social Science from Gannon University and a Master of Social Work Degree from Cleveland State University.
She has written several articles for local and state newsletters and has presented at state conferences in the areas of program development, needs assessment and screening tools, early childhood intervention and evidence-based practice in behavioral health treatment. She is a certified Suicide Prevention trainer and a graduate of the Case Western Reserve University Mental Health Leadership Program.