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
Vice President, Civista Bank

Board Members

Shameka Jones Taylor
Board Member
VP of Corporate Work Study Program at St. Martin de Porres High School
Matthew Ostrander
Board Member
Commercial Relationship Manager at Huntington National Bank
Amonica Davis
Board Member
Managing Member, Jabali Group
Lydia Tyner
Board Member
Care Giver & Dream On Foundation Recipient
Mike Pierce
Board Member
President & CEO, The Austin Company
Gerard Daher
Board Member
CEO at Speedeon
Greg Costabile
Board Member
Equity Partner/Shareholder at Buckley King LPA
LTG(R) Raymond V. Mason
Board Member
Director, Army Emergency Relief
Pat Stolarski
Board Member
AVP, Global Services, Hyland, creator of OnBase
Kim Pajer
Board Member
Senior Manager, Hyland Software
Sharon Van Zeeland
Board Member
Vice President, Rockwell Automation
Terrel McCann
Board Member
Student, President Emeritus

ELA Advisory Board

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