PROJECT GRAD AKRON'S

2022-2023 Board of Directors

OFFICERS

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President

Maura Scanlon Bozzelli, Esq.

Attorney at Law
The Scanlon Group

President-Elect

Diane Miller-Dawson

Director of Community and Economic Development,
County of Summit

Vice President

Michael Kavulic, Ph. D.

Assistant Vice President, Research Administration
Kent State University

Treasurer

Pamela R. Valentine

Community Volunteer
Past PGA Board President 

Secretary

Thomas L. Peeples, Jr.

Sr. Manager Lean Operations,
The Goodyear Tire & Rubber Company

DIRECTORS

Martin H. Belsky, Esq.

Randolph Baxter
Professor of Law
The University of Akron

Michelle Bisson

Vice President,
Marketing & Communications
Summa Health System

Benjamin Comston, Esq.

Director of Operations,
Workforce Management
Genesis Financial Solutions

Anita L. Davis, Esq.

Attorney at Law
Past PGA Board President 

Bradley Dunn, Esq.

Attorney at Law
The Law Firm of
Bradley S.S. Dunn

Barbara A. Feld

Emeritus
Executive Director
Tuesday Musical Association

Cheryl Goliath, PhD

Executive Director, Medical Education and Research
Cleveland Clinic Akron General

April Jefferson

Senior Communications Representative
FirstEnergy Service Company

Dana K. LaGarde

Retired Lead
Project Manager, AT&T
Past PGA Board President

Fedearia Nicholson-Sweval, Ph.D.

Vice Provost for Student Pathways & Dean of Williams Honors College
The University of Akron

Ann Otto, Ph. D.

Retired Associate
Vice President
NEOMED

Charles Parnell

Marketing / Membership
Growth Consultant
Dedicated Senior Medical Center

Clarence Tucker

Fire Chief,
Akron Fire Department
City of Akron

Debbie Walsh

Clerk of Courts
Akron Municipal Court

The Honorable
Annalisa S. Williams

Judge
Akron Municipal Court

Pam Wright, CPA

Partner, Assurances Services
Sikich LLP

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Ebony L. Yeboah-Amankwah, Esq.

VP of Ethics, Compliance and Enterprise Risk Management, Signet Jewelers

EX OFFICIO

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Christine Fowler-Mack

Superintendent of Schools
Akron Public Schools

Jacqueline A. Silas-Butler, Esq.

Executive Director
Project GRAD Akron

Presidents of the Project GRAD Akron’s Board of Directors

Vivian Celeste Neal
2002
(Interim Director to establish the non-profit status)

 

Robert Kulinski
2002 - 2004

 

Jocelyn McClendon
2004 - 2007

 

Jean Van Ness, Esq.
2007 - 2009

 

Danielle Kimmell, CPA
2009 - 2012

Bennett Gaines
2012 - 2013

 

Anita L. Davis, Esq.
2013 - 2015

 

Dana K. LaGarde
2015 - 2018

 

Pamela R. Valentine
2018 - 2020

 

Martin H. Belsky, Esq.
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