SRMC directors bring on 3 new members

Nelson Witmer

SALEM — The Salem Regional Medical Center Board of Directors welcomed three new members as of July 1, 2017: Terry Criss; Denise Harlan, CPA; and Nelson Witmer.

–With strong ties to the Sebring-Beloit area, Criss is the vice president of sales for Apex Control Systems which designs and builds controls for manufacturing, power generation and transportation industries. Located in the Sebring Industrial Park, Criss’ company has been an active supporter of the local economy since the business was founded in 1992.

Criss also has an ongoing legacy of community service in the West Branch area as a member and past president of the West Branch Board of Education, Smith Township trustee, and representative of the Smith Township police and fire departments. He also serves on the Executive Council of the Beloit Ruritans and has been a past coach for Sebring-West Branch soccer, basketball and baseball teams.

–Harlan is a certified public accountant and a principal at Schroedel, Scullin and Bestic LLC in Canfield with over 26 years of public accounting experience. Her areas of professional expertise include consulting, financial and tax services for a variety of industries, as well as employee benefit plan audits and mergers and acquisitions. Harlan earned a bachelor’s of science degree in business administration from Youngstown State University. She is a member of the American Institute of Certified Public Accountants and the Ohio Society of Certified Public Accountants.

Harlan is also an active member of the region’s business community, including the Youngstown/Warren Regional Chamber and the Salem Area Chamber of Commerce.

Denise Harlan

–Following the recent sale of his family’s longstanding agricultural equipment dealership, Witmer’s Inc. in Salem, Witmer is focusing on expanding Witmer’s Construction Inc. which specializes in pre-engineered steel and wood frame buildings. His company serves the industrial, commercial and agricultural markets within a 75-mile radius of Columbiana. In addition, Witmer is a partner in the Evergreen Investment Group and Witmer Land Development, and a shareholder in the Dutch Village Inn.

Witmer has a long history of community involvement in many organizations affiliated with the South Range School District, including the South Range Baseball Association and South Range Athletic Boosters.

He is a current member of the South Range Stadium Committee. Witmer also currently serves on the Kiko Auction Company’s Board of Directors.

Terry Criss


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