Crossroads Board mum on suits

Published 2:24 pm Thursday, May 26, 2016

FARMVILLE — Members of the Crossroads Community Services Board were mum Tuesday on four civil lawsuits filed recently against the board, its executive director and board chairman.

The suits weren’t mentioned before board entered into closed session during its Tuesday meeting held in Farmville. The board took no action following closed session — one that included discussions of real estate.

There was no public comment section during the meeting.

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Four former employees of the Farmville-based Crossroads Community Services Board have filed civil suits against the agency and the agency’s member counties.

The suits, which seek punitive and actual damages from Executive Director Dr. Susan Baker and Board Chairman Sidney Smyth, were filed May 2 in Prince Edward Circuit Court by former employees Cynthia Morris, who served as coordinator of nursing services; Laura Baldwin, office manager; Jonathan Crawford, substance abuse coordinator and substance abuse director; and Marina Sinyard, director of long-term care.