Tina Skeldon Wozniak Biography
||Tina Skeldon Wozniak |
Lucas County Commissioner
|Lucas County Commissioner Tina Skeldon Wozniak has served county citizens since December 2002. Tina replaced popular, former commissioner William (Bill) Copeland when Bill retired after many years of dedicated public service. In November 2008, the citizens of Lucas County elected Commissioner Skeldon Wozniak to a second four-year term. From 2005-2008, she was unanimously elected and served as the President of the Board of Lucas County Commissioners. |
Commissioner Wozniak began her public service career in 1997, when she joined Toledo City Council as the District 5 Representative. Commissioner Wozniak spent five years on city council. While a member of council, Commissioner Wozniak chaired the Economic Development, Housing and Neighborhood Development, Health and Community Relations Committee and served on several other standing committees.
As Commissioner, she has led the efforts to combat the serious foreclosure crisis facing Toledo and Lucas County by co-chairing the Save Our Homes Task Force. Commissioner Wozniak has also consistently fought for alternative energy and green-jobs for Lucas County residents, leading the effort for a county Sustainability Commission. Commissioner Wozniak is, however, most proud of the work she did to help merge the ADAS and Mental Health boards into a combined and efficient agency.
Commissioner Wozniak taught core curriculum classes for three years as a Visiting Professor in the Department of Social Work at the University of Toledo. Commissioner Wozniak has a Bachelor’s Degree in Social Work from Bowling Green State University and a Master’s Degree in Social Work from Ohio State University.
Commissioner Wozniak’s professional career over the last quarter-century includes 15 years as a social worker and educator at the Toledo Hospital, several years as a guardianship investigator for adoption cases in Lucas County Probate Court, counselor and case manager with the women offenders program at the Lucas County Correctional Center, and Director of youth programs for the American Diabetes Association.
Commissioner Wozniak currently lives in West Toledo with her husband, Russ, a local realtor. They have three children, Aaron, Sam, and Joe.