Meet Our Staff

Patrick Arcaro
Executive Director of the Ashtabula County Department of Job and Family Services (ACDJFS). He is accountable for all operations of the Agency.

Mr. Arcaro has earned a Bachelor’s Degree in Political Science from Gannon University in Erie, PA., and a Master’s Degree in Public Administration, with a Healthcare Administration Certificate, from Cleveland State University in Cleveland, OH.

He is involved in various community service initiatives, and currently serves on a number of local, county and State Boards and Committees.

He has served as Director of the agency since September 2004.

Ronald Smith – Fiscal
Ronald M. Smith is the Chief Financial Officer for the Ashtabula County Department of Job and Family Services (ACDJFS). As Fiscal Supervisor, he is responsible for the accounting and contract units, which oversees the payment of all invoices including client services and the procurement and preparation of all contracts entered into by ACDJFS. He is also responsible for reporting all financial reports for ACDJFS to The Ohio Department of Job and Family Services.

Mr. Smith has earned a Bachelor of Business Administration with an emphasis in Accounting and Finance from Kent State University. He is a Certified Public Accountant and a Certified Government Financial Manager. Mr. Smith had gained over twenty-five years of experience in Public Accounting, with extensive experience in Government and Non Profit Auditing and Accounting, prior to joining ACDJFS in November 2004.

Terri Stillman – Child Support Enforcement
Terri Stillman, a native of Ashtabula County, received her Associate Degree of Applied Business from Kent State, Ashtabula.  Terri began her employment with ACDJFS in June 1994 as a Clerical Specialist 1 for Child Support.  Since then Terri has been promoted to a Service Representative, Administrative Assistant Supervisor, Assistant Program Manager and now Program Manager for Child Support.   She oversees the Child Support Enforcement program that consists of Supervisors, Attorneys and support staff.  The department establishes paternity, assists in locate, and establishes and enforces support orders.

David Fish – OhioMeansJobs-Ashtabula
After graduating from Ashtabula Harbor High School, Dave continued his education and majored in Political Science at Kent State University, main campus. He began his career in social services when he was hired as the Senior AIDES Project Director under the Job Training Partnership Act (JTPA) in 1993. In three years Dave was promoted to Program Operations Manager, a position he held until becoming the Program Administrator for Workforce Development with the Ashtabula County Department of Job and Family Services in 2000. In January of 2013 Dave transferred to the Child Support Unit as the CSEA Administrator.  Due to staffing changes, retirements, etc. he returned to Workforce Development in February 2016 as Program Administrator for OhioMeansJobs-Ashtabula County.

Laurie Taggart – Social Services/Income Maintenance Division
Laurie Taggart is the Program Administrator for the Social Services/Income Maintenance Division of Ashtabula County Department of Job and Family Services. As Program Administrator, she is responsible for the Ohio Works First (OWF)/Disability Financial Assistance, SNAP, Medicaid, and Prevention, Retention & Contingency (PRC) programs; this includes updating the PRC Plan as needed. She also oversees the management of the State Hearings, SNAP Electronic Benefits Transfer (EBT), Benefit Recovery/ Fraud Control, Child Care, Nursing Home, Adult Protective Services and Waiver Eligibility.  She has earned an Associate Degree in Human Services at Lakeland Community College.  Laurie has been employed with the Ashtabula County Department  of Job and Family Services since 1992.