Officers and Directors


Dana K. LaGarde
Lead Project Manager, AT&T



Pamela R. Valentine
Director of Community Development
Girl Scouts of North East Ohio

Vice President

Daron Hines                                                        Vice President of Sales, Channels                          The J.M. Smucker Company


Benjamin Comston                                              Manager, Budgets & Forecasting                      Signet Jewelers, Inc.  



Barbara A. Feld                                            Emeritus Executive Director                      Tuesday Musical Association        



Martin Belsky, Esq.
Randolph Baxter Professor of Law, The University of Akron


Maura Scanlon Bozzelli, Esq.                  Attorney, The Scanlon Group

Charles A. Brown
Deputy Mayor for Public Safety
The City of Akron

Anita L. Davis, Esq.                              Legal Counsel, Summit County Department of Job & Family Services


James S. Harris, Jr.
Senior IT Project Manager,  Eaton Corp.


Michael Kavulic, Ph.D.
Director, Board Operations and Technology  Kent State University


Andre' Lessears
Director, Office of Diversity and Inclusion  Cleveland Clinic Akron General


Joseph May                                          State and Federal Communications, Inc.

Ellen McWilliams-Woods, Ph.D.
Assistant Superintendent
Akron Public Schools

Fedearia Nicholson-Sweval
Dean of Student Success,  Stark State College


Ann Otto, Ph.D.
Retired Associate Vice President,  NEOMED


Paul Stallings
Manager, Accounting                              Real Estate, Progressive Insurance

The Honorable Annalisa S. Williams
Judge, Akron Municipal Court
Oscar Williams, Jr.
Member, Buchtel PTA  
Pam Wright, CPA
Partner, Assurance Services,  Sikich LLP

Ex Officio, Non Voting Members 

David W. James
Akron Public Schools
Jacqueline A. Silas-Butler, Esq.
Executive Director
Project GRAD Akron






Past Presidents of Project GRAD Akron's Board of Directors


      Robert "Bob" Kulinski           Jocelyn McClendon            Jean Van Ness, Esq.

                2002-2004                         2004-2007                        2007-2009


   Danielle Kimmell, CPA             Bennett Gaines                 Anita L. Davis, Esq.

             2009-2012                           2012-2013                          2013-2015


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