ELA Board of Directors

Our ELA Board of Directors serve as the fiduciaries who steer our organization towards a sustainable future by adopting sound, ethical, legal governance, and financial management policies. ELA Board members play significant roles in providing guidance and contributing to the organization’s culture, strategic focus, effectiveness, and financial sustainability, as well as serving as ambassadors and advocates. Our skilled board members are dedicated volunteers fully invested in our mission, to help young people develop their most valuable asset – themselves.

Board Leadership

Jonathan Berns
Board Co-President
Principal at ORG Portfolio Management
Sandy Brinn
Board Co-President
Community Volunteer
Joyce Shaw
Board Vice President
Community Volunteer/SVP Partner
Tom Hough
Treasurer
Vice President, Civista Bank

Board Members

Pat Stolarski
Board Member
AVP, Global Services, Hyland, creator of OnBase
Greg Costabile
Board Member
Equity Partner/Shareholder at Buckley King LPA
Gerard Daher
Board Member
CEO at Speedeon
Matthew Ostrander
Board Member
Commercial Relationship Manager at Huntington National Bank
Joyce Penhallurick
Board Member
Principal at Yopko Penhallurick
Kim Pajer
Board Member
Senior Manager, Hyland Software
LTG(R) Raymond V. Mason
Board Member
Director, Army Emergency Relief

ELA Advisory Board

Shelly Lazarus
Past Board Member
Educational Consultant
Michelle Hampton
Past Board Member
Professor at Cuyahoga Community College - Eastern Campus
Theresa Bidwell
Past Board Member
Senior Account Representative at Presidio
Gina Camiola
Past Board Member
Global Director, Learning & Organizational Development at Sherwin Williams
Damian Morgan
Board Member
Vice President Operations and Engineering at Trivium Packaging
Keith Belkin
Board President Emeritus
Managing Partner at Luria & Belkin
Andre Russell
Past Board Member
Chief Operations Officer at Sports and Spine Physical Therapy, Inc.
Mim Conway
Past Board Member
Executive Director at Dream on Foundation