Officers and Directors


Anita L. Davis, Esq.
Legal Counsel, Summit County Dept. of Job and Family Services


Vice President

Dana K. LaGarde
Senior Consultant System Integration


Paul Stallings
Retired Manager, The Goodyear Tire & Rubber Company


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



Maura Scanlon Bozzelli, Esq.
Attorney at Law, The Scanlon Group

Benjamin Comston                                    Manager, Budgets & Forecasting 
Sterling Jewelers, Inc.
Bill Croasmun, PE                                       Project Engineering
HD Supply Power Solutions
Lee A. Gill, J.D.
Associate Vice President for Inclusion & Equity/Chief Diversity Officer
The University of Akron  
William Hauser, Ph.D. 
Assistant Dean and Director of Graduate Studies, College of Business Administration 
The University of Akron 

Leighann Poplaski Fink, Esq.       
Judicial Law Clerk, Ninth District Court of Appeals

Ryan J. McGraw
Assistant Vice President
Fifth Third Bank
Ellen McWilliams, Ph.D.
Assistant Superintendent
Akron Public Schools
Russel C. Neal, Jr.
Owner, Graffitti Print Shop
Member, Akron City Council 
Jonathan O'Donnell, Esq.                          Manager, Taxation Services, Bober Markey Fedorovich


Terri Rogers, CPA, CBA
Vice President and Senior Audit Manager
FirstMerit Bank
Billy Soule
Assistant to the Mayor
The City of Akron 

Paul Stallings 
Retired, The Goodyear Tire & Rubber Company 

Annalisa S. Williams
Judge, Akron Municipal Court

Oscar Williams, Jr.
Member, Buchtel PTA 


David W. James
Akron Public Schools
Ex Officio  

Jacqueline A. Silas-Butler, Esq.
Executive Director
Project GRAD Akron
Ex Officio




Past Presidents 

Project GRAD Akron

2002-2004 2004-2007 2007-2009 2009-2012 2012-2013
Bob Kulinski Jocelyn McClendon Jean Van Ness, Esq. Danielle Kimmell, CPA Bennett Gaines


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