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Meet the Eleanor Health Akron, OH Clinical Team!

Tylynn Mayo

May 11, 2021


Eleanor Health therapy team member in Ohio

Bonnie Sandifer, LICDC, LSW

My name is Bonnie Sandifer, LICDC, LSW and I am the Lead Clinician for Eleanor Health in Akron, Ohio. I joined the team at Eleanor because I have a passion for helping others increase their quality of life through whole person care.  I am a Licensed Independent Chemical Dependency Counselor and a Licensed Clinical Social Worker.  I have spent many years researching and working in the field of mental health and substance use disorders and I am grateful to serve in this profession.  I have worked in correctional facilities, substance use disorder residential treatment centers and detox facilities.  My goal is to work closely with my Eleanor team to compassionately assist individuals along their recovery journey.  In my free time I enjoy spending quality time with my family and friends, traveling and engaging in self care activities such as yoga.


Tim Schweizer, CPRS-A, CDCA,

My name is Tim Schweizer, CPRS-A, CDCA, and I am the Community Recovery Partner and a Certified Peer Recovery Supporter at the Akron OH clinic. I have worked in the addiction services/mental health field in various capacities for 8 years. I originally started in the field out of a sense of ‘paying forward’ all of the help that I’ve been afforded in my journey and was drawn to Eleanor by our passion for helping people find their own way in recovery. I am a casual guitarist, weekend basketball player and I love laughing and having fun with family and friends!


Brittany Toles, Member Engagement Administrative Specialist

Hello my name is Brittany Toles and I have joined the Eleanor team as the Medical Experienced Administrative Specialist (MEAS) at the office in Akron, Ohio. I am a certified Medical Assistant. I have experienced working in the healthcare field in all areas. I have worked in hospitals, nursing homes, doctors offices, and the school system. I have worked with children, adults, and those who suffer from developmental disabilities. My most recent experience working in healthcare was with an outpatient substance abuse disorder and mental health clinic. That is where I found the most joy. That is when I knew this is where I belong, helping others live a better life is the best gift you can give someone. I always say there’s light at the end of that tunnel. I am so excited to begin my journey with Eleanor Health.


Jalessa Jones, LISW, LCAS 

Hi, I am Jalessa Jones, LISW, LCAS and I’m the therapist for the Akron team. I am a licensed independent social worker and am proud to be a part of the Eleanor community. The Eleanor mission and culture to treat the whole person, harm reduction, member autonomy, and persistence and grit; are just a few of the things that make me so proud and ecstatic to be on the Eleanor team. I love people, so in my free time you will find me spending time with my family or connecting virtually with distant relatives and friends.


Shannon Balis, Nurse Care Manager

My name is Shannon Balis, RN and I’ve joined Eleanor Health at the Akron, Ohio region as the registered nurse care manager. Prior to joining Eleanor Health, I achieved success with Little River Medical Center in assisting local community members who struggle with mental health and substance use disorder. My passion is driven by having the opportunity to empower our members and their families with the knowledge and education that gives them the ability to understand what can be a challenging time. Outside of the office, I enjoy traveling and spending time with loved ones.

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