Debra Arner, MSN, RN
Deb has been with the Hartville Migrant Ministry since 2014. She worked for seven years as the center’s director before transitioning to the Medical Coordinator’s position in 2021. As Medical Coordinator, Deb’s main responsibilities include client case management and coordinating off-site services with our medical partners. Deb currently teaches Nursing courses at Ross College and worked in the public health sector for 21 years before joining the Migrant Center.
Director of Services, Grants
Stephen Graduated from the University of Mount Union in 2018 with majors in Social Work and Religion. After graduation, he served with the Jesuit Volunteer Corps, working at two different schools in Dodoma, Tanzania. After returning to the U.S, Stephen went back to Mount Union to work as the University Chaplain for two years before starting his current position as the Director of Services at the Hartville Migrant Center. Stephen is responsible for the general oversight and operations of the center, and ensuring that all services and programs are current and relevant for the needs of the migrant community.
Leigh Ann De La Cruz
Leigh Ann De La Cruz became the Volunteer Coordinator in the summer of 2021 after 25 years of being a bilingual (Spanish) and ESL Elementary School teacher in Arizona and Massachusetts, where she primarily worked with Hispanic children. She received a Bachelor’s Degree from Arizona State University in Spanish Literature, spent a semester as an exchange student living in Hermosillo, Mexico, and then obtained a Master’s Degree from Northern Arizona University in Early Childhood Education. She is very pleased to have this position upon returning to the area after many years of living out of state and looks forward to working with everyone involved with the ministry.