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The Community Foundation of Lorain County is dedicated to enriching the lives of those living and working in Lorain County, Ohio.


  • Cynthia Andrews


    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.

  • David Borocz-Johnson


    David joined the Foundation in August of 2014 after interning with the Community Foundation for the summer. He attained his Bachelor’s Degree in Social Work from Champlain College in Burlington, Vermont, in 2013 and graduated with a Master of Science in Social Administration from Case Western Reserve University in August of 2014. His previous community service experiences both locally and abroad (in Tanzania and Ireland) have contributed to his belief in helping people and the communities in which they live to improve their circumstances. He enjoys exploring nature and is a big Cleveland Browns fan.

  • Theresa Eged


    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
    Finance Manager
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    Nancy Huller

    Nancy-HullerNancy 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.


  • Danielle M. Locke, CAP

    Danielle-ZechmanDanielle M. Locke, CAP, MPA has spent the last twelve years in nonprofit organizations in various nonprofit management, fund development, marketing and communications roles. Many of these organizations she continues to provide consulting and volunteer time including the Arthritis Foundation, United Way of Greater Cleveland and Friends of the City of Cleveland Kennel.

    Ms. Locke joined the Community Foundation in August 2013. Most recently she spent five years at the Cleveland Clinic, developing and managing a comprehensive national women's health education program, Speaking of Women's Health. In this role her focus was on increasing brand awareness and cultivating strong sponsor, donor, volunteer and media relationships.

    Ms. Locke graduated Magna Cum Laude from Cleveland State University in 2000 and in 2005 completed her Masters in Public Administration from the Levin College of Urban Affairs at Cleveland State University, with a focus in Nonprofit Management. She is a 2005 graduate of Cleveland Bridge Builders and in 2011 she was selected one of NEO "25 under 35 Movers & Shakers" Award by the 20/30 Club of Cleveland and Small Business Magazine.


  • Angela Lee
    Scholarship Coordinator
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    Angela Lee

    Angela-LeeAngela 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.


  • Rachel Ocasio
    Relationship Manager
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    Rachel Ocasio

    OcasioRachel Ocasio has been hired as the Foundation's new 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!


  • Lisa Rupple
    Communications Officer
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    Lisa Rupple

    Lisa-RuppleLisa joined the Community Foundation as Communications Coordinator in 2014.  She holds a Masters of Science in Historic Preservation from Eastern Michigan University and a Bachelor Degree from Kent State.  Lisa has had a rich background as freelance writer, historic preservation consultant, Civil War expert and professional staff at local and statewide organizations. 


  • Karl Schneider

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    Karl Schneider is recently retired as natural resources coordinator from the Lorain Soil and Water Conservation District. Karl helps us manage and promote the Forever Farmland program in Lorain County. 

  • Michele Skinn
    Advancement Officer, Huron County Community Foundation
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    Michele Skinn

    Michele SkinnMichele 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 Spitz
    Chief Financial Officer
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    Holly Spitz

    Holly Spitz 200Holly 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
    Senior Program Officer
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    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.


We value excellence, which we define as providing the best service to all.

We exercise and promote leadership in meeting the changing needs and opportunities in the community.

We believe the perpetuity of our efforts are linked to sustainable practices.

We support innovative programs and act as a catalyst in identifying problems and sharing information with individuals, other foundations, and corporations.

Through our efforts, the Foundation seeks to improve the quality of life and to instill a greater sense of unity in Lorain County.

We believe strategy, creativity, and adaptability are keys to thriving in a constantly changing world.

We work to mobilize individuals to become active partners in building a better community.

We believe in purposeful and collaborative community leadership.

We value integrity, which we define as always doing the right thing.

We value community, which we define as putting self aside for the betterment of the whole.

We believe integrity is our greatest asset and value trust earned with fiscal responsibility, ethical stewardship, and transparency

We provide a permanent instrument for receiving and managing charitable gifts and bequests.

We believe access to the CFLC should be fair, inclusive, and equitable.