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


Joseph P. Saporito
Director, H.C. Lobalzo & Sons, Inc.


Pamela R. Valentine                                  Regional Director of South Region 
Girl Scouts of North East Ohio


Maura Scanlon Bozzelli, Esq.
Attorney at Law, The Scanlon Group
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 
Henry L. Johnson, Sr.
Henry’s Acme 
Danielle Kimmell, CPA
Partner, Bober Markey Fedorovich
Past PGA Board President
Robert Kulinski
United Way of Summit County
Past PGA Board President 
Ellen McWilliams, Ph.D.
Assistant Superintendent
Akron Public Schools
Russel C. Neal, Jr.
Owner, Graffitti Print Shop
Member, Akron City Council 
Richard Nickerson, III
 Financial Center Manager  
 Fifth Third Bank

Said Sewell, Ph.D.
Assistant Provost
Kent State University


Said Sewell
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 


Oscar Williams, Jr.
Treasurer, 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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