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About The Taskforce
Identifying needs. Changing Lives.
The goal of the Knox County Task Force for Older Adults is to identify needs of older adults in Knox County and assist in meeting those needs through collaborative efforts of public and private organizations and/or individuals. Membership in the taksforce is open to all who are interested and involved in the human services sector of Knox County.READ MORE
Our team that’s dedicated to solving challenges facing older adults in Knox County.
Tina Marie Heibert
Tina Marie has been a Knox County Resident since 2015. She is originally from Troy, NY, the home of Uncle Sam. She has worked in Healthcare for over 20 years. She attended the Stanly Community College associates in nursing program in Albemarle, North Carolina, as well as the Ivy Tech Community College associates in business administration program in Indianapolis, Indiana. She served as the secretary of the Knox County Task Force for Older Adults in 2016. She is a 2016 Leadership Knox graduate.
Tina Marie currently lives in Apple Valley. In her free time she enjoys learning, volunteering and floating in the lake.
Richard Meeker serves as the Adult Protective Services Supervisor for Ohio District 5 Area Agency on Aging. He has been with the Ohio District 5 Area Agency on Aging since 2010. Richard also works as a Mental Health Therapist in private practice. Previously, he has worked as an emergency mental health pre screener, medical case manager and worked in child welfare. He holds a master’s degree in social work from the University of Akron and holds a bachelor’s degree in criminal justice from Ashland University. Richard has an independent social worker licensure with supervision designation in the state of Ohio. Richard also currently serves as a Board member for the Ohio Association of Gerontology Education.
Erika has lived in Knox County for 25 years. She was born in Orlando, Florida. She has worked hand in hand with the elderly for 17+ years. Erika iscurrently enrolled to finish her Social Work degree with hopes of continuing her work with the elderly. She has 2 children and a Lab.
Her passion is helping the elderly, and it shows. She has her CDCA, is a Chaplain, and SWA. In her free time, she loves to be with her kiddos; they love camping, traveling, swimming, and visiting family.
She was and intern when first attending the KCTFOA, and after the first meeting, told her boss that she definitely wanted to be apart of this organization, she has since! .She just loves making a difference with us at KCTFOA.
Bonnie Perkins started sewing by hand embroidery at age 6 to calm herself down, and then after sewing class and a disaster of a A-line skirt that had to be redone many times she was hooked. She started sewing Barbie clothes and then school clothes to save money.
Her second job was selling scissors and then I worked in a pillow factory for a year. After her kids were born she worked doing alterations in a local dry cleaners. After moving to Ohio in 1978 with a Buckeye husband and 2 kids, she started her own alterations business from home for some local business and dry cleaners in Reynoldsburg, OH
She graduated from Columbus State Community College with Business Mgmt. Degree and started to work at local Polaris JoAnn Fabric store, and after a few moves, she ended up teaching sewing and selling sewing machines while getting certified to teach for Quilt-in-day Eleanor Burns.
Bonnie and her husband moved to Knox County in 2013, and she is working as Director of Sew Special Network in Danville, OH while aslo teaching part time at Joann’s in Reynoldsburg and Sew Special Network. She is also a sub bus driver for Danville local schools. In her spare time, she is the Secretary of AVOPA Fish & Restocking Club and helps with the costumes for the AVOPA Singers.
Meredith Lowther has been serving as the president of Task Force for 2020 and 2021. She has previously served as the Task Force Vice President. Meredith was born and raised in Oklahoma and moved to Ohio in 2006. She has worked at the Station Break for 14 years and became the Director in 2018 for the Station Break Senior Center for Knox County.
Meredith has four children and three grandchildren. She and her husband have celebrated 14 years of marriage and has enjoyed every minute of it.
In her personal time, she loves to travel and kayak when time allows and see family in Oklahoma as much as possible.
She has enjoyed her time with the Task Force and can’t wait to see what our wonderful group has in store for the next few years.
Curtis grew up in Knox County and graduated from The University of Toledo with a Bachelor of Business Administration. After graduation Curtis moved north of Detroit to pursue his career in Marketing which has been his passion for the last 12 years. Curtis has been involved in the healthcare industry for the past 5 years in Knox County. Curtis enjoys being involved in the community, he is a member of Kiwanis, The Task Force for Older Adults, he delivers meals to the senior centers and the fire department in Knox County. Curtis, his wife, and two daughters are members of the Fredericktown Methodist Church and reside in Fredericktown.