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Sheryl HarrisSheryl Harris, Director

Sheryl has spent more than two decades advocating for consumers and sounding the alarm about predatory practices and scams. She wrote the Plain Dealing consumer column for the Cleveland Plain Dealer for 15 years. She has appeared as a guest consumer expert on “Sound of Ideas,” which airs on Cleveland public radio affiliate  WCPN, and as a money coach on the  nationally broadcast public radio shows “Marketplace Money” and “Tell Me More.” Before joining the Plain Dealer, Sheryl worked at the Akron Beacon Journal, where she served on a reporting team that won a Pulitzer Prize for its series on race relations, “A Question of Color.”  Sheryl joined Cuyahoga County Department of Consumer Affairs in July 2015.  

Danelle MusilDanelle Musil, Outreach Specialist

Danelle speaks about scams and other issues that affect consumers at meetings and events across Cuyahoga County.  She also handles the DCA’s Facebook and Twitter accounts.  Danelle has a bachelor’s degree in business administration and worked at the county since 2012.  She loves speaking at events, being able to answer questions and assist the public with their consumer concerns. Contact Danelle if you are looking for a speaker for your event or if you would like to report a scam to the Division of Consumer Protection.  

Tom DobeckTom Dobeck, Weights and Measures Supervisor

Tom started with the county in 1996. He is an expert in his field and has over twenty years of experience.  Weights and measures isn’t this man’s only talent.  Before working with the county, Tom was a music teacher.  Music still keeps Tom busy when he is not checking scales or sealing gas pumps.  Tom enjoys expanding his knowledge of weights and measures by attending the National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST) training classes.  

Darlene Palumbo-HannaDarlene Palumbo-Hanna, Senior Clerk

Darlene fields most of the consumer and business calls that come into the DCA’s Weights and Measures and Consumer Protection divisions.  She keeps the DCA organized, equipped and running smoothly.  Darlene first came to work for the county in the 1980’s, left to raise her family and then returned to the county in 1995.  She has more than 19 years’ experience in the Weights and Measures Division and says she loves working with her coworkers.  

Andy MellenAndy Mellen, Weights and Measures Inspector

Andy Mellen has been a county employee since 1985.  He began his career with the county in the recorder’s office.  He came to weights and measures in 1999 and has been an inspector ever since.  He enjoys protecting consumers and businesses by ensuring products being sold are priced, weighed and measured correctly. 

Shaun BlandShaun Bland, Weights and Measures Inspector

Shaun spent 10 years as a weights and measures inspector in a neighboring county before joining Cuyahoga’s Weights and Measures Division in 2014. Before he became an inspector, Shaun earned a degree in culinary arts and worked as a sous chef. He says the best part of his job with the county is being able to work in new locations every day.

The Department of Consumer Affairs’ mission is to make sure people who live or shop in Cuyahoga County get what they pay for.