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Merle Dawn Griff, American counselor. Certified counselor National Board Certified Counselors. Department Department of Health and Human Services grantee, 1979, University Pittsburgh grantee, 1980, Heinz Foundation grantee, 1985, Chamberlin grantee, 1989.


Griff, Merle Dawn was born on September 8, 1948 in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, United States. Daughter of Joseph and Lea (Hoffman) Krouse.


Bachelor, Temple University, 1970. Master of Science, University Pittsburgh, 1973.


Play therapy aide St. Christopher's Hospital for Children, Philadelphia, 1967-1969. Child care worker Western Pennsylvania School for Blind Children, Pittsburgh, 1969-1971. Teacher Experimental Program for Multipally Handicapped Children, 1971.

Teacher, therapist Parents League for Emotional Adjustment, 1972-1974. Program coordinator Child and Adolescent Service Center, Canton, Ohio, 1977-1979. Trainer Summit County Childrens Services Board, Akron, 1979-1981.

Director Interactive Arts, Inc., Canton, since 1981. Project manager McKinley Centre, since 1986.


Founding president, board directors Parents Anonymous, Canton, since 1980. Director Project Kid Gloves, Canton, 1985. Member executive board DCA, 1987.

Member National Committee on Child Care Education and Training, Washington, 1977-1983. Board directors Generations United. Member American Society Training and Development, Ohio Association Adult Day Care, National Association Female Executives, Environmental Design Research Association, National Organization Child Care Workers Association (charter delegate 1975-1977).


Married Franklin Wolfe Griff, December 22, 1968. Children: Adam Michael, Richard Asher.