Board of Directors

Our Board of Directors governs the Community Foundation, oversees our grantmaking, and ensures that the Community Foundation provides leadership and value as an anchor institution in Lorain County.

Directors serve four-year terms with a two-term limit except for the Presidents of the African American Community, Hispanic, Women’s, and Youth Funds who serve during their Presidency.

Charlita Anderson-White

Director

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Charlita Anderson-White

Director

Board Member Since: 2016

Magistrate for the Lorain County Juvenile Court

Chris Bellamy

Director

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Chris Bellamy

Director

Board Member Since: 2012

Partner at Cohen Fund Audit Services

Susan J. Bowers

Board Chairperson and Executive Committee Chair

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Susan J. Bowers

Board Chairperson and Executive Committee Chair

Susan Bowers is an expert in the fields of healthcare, quality, administration, leadership and business operations and brings extensive knowledge and experience to her role as Board President of the Community Foundation of Lorain County. Mrs. Bowers served as the President of Mercy Allen Hospital, Chief Nursing Officer and, most recently, as Chief Quality Officer Mercy Lorain System until her retirement.

Mrs. Bowers attended Lorain County Community College before receiving her B.S. in Nursing from Bowling Green State University and her M.B.A. from Tiffin University.

Bowers joined the Community Foundation Board in 2012.  She is a founding member of 100 Women Who Care About Lorain County, a member of the Leadership Lorain County Class of 2004 and is an active member of First Lutheran Church, Lorain. Additionally, Bowers has been involved with the United Way Impact Analysis and recently joined the board of directors for the Specialty Hospital of Lorain.

Sue resides in Sheffield Village with her fiancé George. They enjoy spending time with their three children, five grandchildren, and one rescue puppy.

Rev. Brian Burke

Director

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Rev. Brian Burke

Director

Board Member Since: 2019

Minister at Community Congregational United Church of Christ

Albert Calo

Hispanic Fund President

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Albert Calo

Hispanic Fund President

Board Member Since: 2016

Sales Engineer at CenturyLink

Rey Carrion

Governance Committee Chair

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Rey Carrion

Governance Committee Chair

Board Member Since 2014

Facility Director at Kendal at Oberlin

Kevin Donovan

Board Vice Chair and Audit Committee Chair

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Kevin Donovan

Board Vice Chair and Audit Committee Chair

Sadie Goble

Director

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Sadie Goble

Director

Board Member Since: 2015

Auditor at the NASA Glenn Research Center

Maria Grega

Grants Initative Chair

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Maria Grega

Grants Initative Chair

Board Member Since: 2018

Adjunct Faculity at Lorain County Community College

Special Projects Coordinator at the Centers for Dialysis Care

Tina Kishman

Director

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Tina Kishman

Director

Board Member Since: 2019

Assistant County Prosecutor

A.G. Miller

Director

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A.G. Miller

Director

Board Member Since: 2019

Pastor at Oberlin House of the Lord Fellowship

Brenda Norton

Women’s Fund President

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Brenda Norton

Women’s Fund President

Board Member Since: 2020

Community Volunteer

Regan Phillips

African American Community Fund President

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Regan Phillips

African American Community Fund President

Board Member Since: 2018

Administrative Assistant for the City of Elyria Office of Safety Service

Judy Recknagel

Director

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Judy Recknagel

Director

Board Member Since: 2019

Owner of The Mermaid’s Tale

Nick Ross

Director

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Nick Ross

Director

Board Member Since: 2019

Owner of Ross Builders

Mike Shebak

Director

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Mike Shebak

Director

Board Member Since: 2017

Senior Managing Director, Head of Institutional Consulting at Clearstead

 

Randy Wagner

Board Secretary

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Randy Wagner

Board Secretary

Board Member Since:  2016

Resident of Kendal and a recent retiree from Organ Supply Industries, Inc. in Erie, PA. Randy is involved with the Harry W. & Helen L. Wagner Family Fund at the Community Foundation that supports the Herrick Memorial Library, the Spirit of ’76 Museum, and the Wellington Schools.

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