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
Treasurer, Alpha Phi Alpha Homes, Inc. and Retired Manager, The Goodyear Tire & Rubber Company


Maura Scanlon Bozzelli, Esq.                  Attorney, The Scanlon Group



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

Wendy S. Bolas
Senior Vice President, Business Banking Manager, Central Ohio/W. Pennsylvania Region, FirstMerit Bank
Charles A. Brown
Assistant Chief of Police
The City of Akron
Benjamin Comston                              Manager, Budgets & Forecasting 
Sterling Jewelers, Inc.
Bill Croasmun, PE                               Project Engineering
HD Supply Power Solutions

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, Trade Marketing,       The J.M. Smucker Company

Joseph May
Manager of Social Media
State and Federal Communications, Inc.
Ryan J. McGraw
Assistant Vice President
Fifth Third Bank
Ellen McWilliams-WoodsPh.D.
Assistant Superintendent
Akron Public Schools
Jonathan O'Donnell, Esq.                    Senior Manager, Taxation Services, Bober Markey Fedorovich

Billy Soule
Assistant to the Mayor
The City of Akron


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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