Leadership Medina County Announces Executive Director Transition


Leadership Medina County Announces Executive Director Transition

MEDINA, OH — Leadership Medina County (LMC) announces that Colleen Rice, Executive Director, will be stepping down from her role on August 4 to assume the position of Executive Director at The Domestic Violence Shelter in Richland County.
Rice has been an integral part of LMC since she began serving as the Executive Director in 2013. Her dedication and leadership have greatly contributed to the growth and success of the organization. Prior to joining LMC, Rice served at the Medina County Health Department, Family First Council and the Medina Battered Women’s Shelter (now Hope and Healing), where she gained valuable experience in the field of domestic violence prevention and support.
In her statement, Rice shared, “While it was a difficult decision to leave Leadership Medina County, I am excited about the opportunity to serve as the Executive Director of The Domestic Violence Shelter in Richland County. I believe this new role allows me to leverage my past experience and passion for supporting victims of domestic abuse.”
Karen Gaub, Board President of LMC, praised Rice’s contributions, stating, “Colleen’s dedication to our mission has been invaluable. Under her leadership, we’ve seen significant growth and impact. We are deeply grateful for her service and wish her nothing but success in her new role.”
As LMC begins the search for a new Executive Director, Gaub assures that the organization will continue to uphold its commitment to developing leaders within the community. Once the job is officially posted, you can find all the details on the Leadership Medina County website. The search committee will be listing the position here: https://leadershipmedinacounty.org/careers/.
For more information, please contact:
Colleen Rice, Executive Director, colleen@leadershipmedinacounty.org, 330-721-7118 ext. 1 or Board President Karen Gaub at kgaub@dfamilk.com.
About Leadership Medina County: Leadership Medina County is dedicated to developing community leadership by providing people with the information and tools they need to become involved and effective in the Medina County community.



  1. Charlene Bunner on at

    Congratulations Colleen. Thank you for your dedication to LMC.

    • Colleen Rice on at

      Thank you Charlene!

  2. Colleen! Wow, we will miss you, but wish you the best of luck for the next chapter in your life!

  3. Ed Gonzales on at

    Colleen, wishing you all the best in the new journey. LMC was so fortunate to have your leadership over the past 10 years and now the Domestic Violence Center will be blessed with your passion, integrity, and drive to improve the quality of life for those in the domestic violence situation. God bless!

  4. Lori Miller on at

    Congratulations Colleen! They are lucky to get you! Best of luck in your new position!

  5. Rick Poling on at

    Congratulations Colleen! All the best!

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