Officers and Directors


Dana K. LaGarde
Lead Project Manager, AT&T


Vice President

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


Paul Stallings
Accountant, G. Stephens, Inc.


Maura Scanlon Bozzelli, Esq.                  Attorney, The Scanlon Group



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

Charles A. Brown
Deputy Mayor for Public Safety
The City of Akron
Benjamin Comston                              Manager, Budgets & Forecasting 
Signet Jewelers, Inc.
Bill Croasmun, PE                               Project Engineering

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


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


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

Joseph May
Manager of Social Media
State and Federal Communications, Inc.


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

Fedearia Nicholson                             Dean of Student Success                       Stark State College


Jonathan O'Donnell, Esq.                    Senior Manager, State & Local Tax, KPMG

Annalisa S. Williams
Judge, Akron Municipal Court
Oscar Williams, Jr.
Member, Buchtel PTA  

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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