As President and CEO Cindy’s role is to listen, lead, and collaborate. Listening to our community to understand what the needs are, leading efforts to address those needs, and pulling in key community partners to help. Prior to leading the Community Foundation, Cindy was executive director of Oberlin Community Services and worked with the business and philanthropic community for IBM.
Theresa joined the foundation in 2002 and brings a wealth of skills in information management and computer systems. She is a graduate of Baldwin Wallace College with a Bachelor of Science degree in Computer Information Systems. Theresa was previously employed by Deaconess Hospital and resides with her husband, Michael, in Columbia Station.
Nancy Huller, a native of Shelby, Ohio, joined the Community Foundation's staff in May of 2006 as Accounting Clerk. Nancy is a graduate of Bowling Green State University with a BA in Fashion Merchandising. She began her career in retail at Macy's in New York City before switching gears and becoming a stock broker, then a stay-at-home mom to Kurt and Claire for ten years. Most recently, Nancy worked part-time as Treasurer for the regional office of the Disciples of Christ Church. Nancy and her husband, Steve, reside in Avon, Ohio. Her varied work history makes her a great addition to the Foundation's staff.
Angela joined the Community Foundation in May 2004. Angela is a graduate of Bryant and Stratton College with an Associate Degree in Applied Sciences. She was previously employed as a Medical Receptionist at Tri-City Family Medicine Diagnostic Center. Angela is the mother of three children.
Brittany is a native of Lorain County and has worked in the nonprofit community for over 12 years. She received a BA in Marketing from Xavier University with a focus on non-profits. Brittany developed a strong sense of devotion for the nonprofit sector as a beneficiary of youth development programs such as Big Brothers Big Sisters, the YMCA and many local youth programs throughout Ohio for nearly 15 years. This experience gave her a deep appreciation for how nonprofits seek to improve quality of life for our region; one program at a time. She enjoys attending local events as well as cheering on the Cleveland Cavaliers.
Rachel Ocasio is the Foundation's Office Relationship Manager. Rachel comes to us having spent seventeen years with Lorain National Bank. She served sixteen years in LNB's Trust Department as the Trust Operations Coordinator/Administrative Assistant. During that time, CFLC was one of Rachel's primary clients, and her service to the Foundation was exemplary. This past year, Rachel transitioned into a position as Account Payable Analyst within LNB's operations.
Rachel is an LCCC graduate with a Business degree and is also a certified Fitness Instructor. She lives in Amherst with her husband and son. We are excited to add Rachel's expertise and personality to the CFLC team!
Susan Poole, J.D.
Susan joined the Foundation in 2019. Prior to that, she spent eight years as Executive Director for Avon/Avon Lake Community Resource Services. She is a former adjunct instructor at Lorain County Community College. Susan holds a BA from Baldwin Wallace College and a JD from the University of Buffalo Law School. She resides in Avon Lake with her husband and three children.
Michele has an extensive development background including 15 years as Director of the Fisher-Titus Foundation in Norwalk, Ohio.
She also served in senior development positions with the Cleveland Clinic Foundation, the University of Illinois at Chicago, and Kent State University.
Holly joined the Foundation in 2016. She began her career as a CPA with Hausser+Taylor and spent the last 18 years as CFO for Neighborhood Alliance.
Holly holds a BSBA from The Ohio State University and resides with her husband and children in Avon Lake.
Linda Ong Styer
Linda joined the Community Foundation in December 1996 after many years of senior executive positions with not-for-profit organizations in Cleveland and Cincinnati. Linda holds a Masters of Arts in Sociology from Ohio University. She has reviewed grants for Ohio Department of Health, Ohio Department of Jobs and Family Services, and the Ohio Commission on Minority Health. Linda was born in Singapore and moved to Ohio in 1980.