Goodwill Honors Program Champions and Re-elects Board Members

AKRON, Ohio — March 22, 2018 — Goodwill serving Summit, Portage, Medina, Ashland and Richland Counties re-elected board members and honored program champions during its Annual Meeting and Celebration of Champions event March 21.  The event hosted by Event Chair, Danielle J. Kimmell, CPA, was attended by nearly 200 individuals at Guy’s Party Center in Akron.

“It was my honor to serve as Goodwill’s Chairman of the Board over the last two years as well as chair this event,” said Danielle J. Kimmell, CPA, of Bober Markey Fedorovich.  “This event always reminds me of how much the power of work can mean to a person and the importance of Goodwill’s mission to help people prepare for, find and retain employment.  Each of the honorees has had the opportunity to build their skills in a safe environment to get where they are today and we are extremely proud of all their accomplishments.”



  • Alyssa Barnett

    Seated left to right: Mark Ohmit, Lisa Fernandez, Alyssa Barnett, Hannah Davis, Stacy Fuson and Denisha Jackson. Standing in second row left to right: Kevin Rerko, Rick Moloney, Nicole Bryant and Cheryl Logan. Back row left to right: Jonathan Olenzak, Thomas Kantorowski and Brandon Foley.

  • Nicole Bryant
  • Hannah Davis
  • Robert Dies
  • Lisa Fernandez
  • Brandon Foley
  • Stacy Fuson
  • April Harrison
  • Denisha Jackson
  • Thomas Kantorowski
  • Cheryl Logan
  • Rick Moloney
  • Mark Ohmit
  • Jonathan Olenzak
  • David Osco
  • Howard Otis
  • Kevin Rerko
  • Amy Ritter
  • Stephanie Todd
  • Will Westcott

Seated left to right: Hattie Tracy and Amanda Barna. Standing left to right: Chip Clupper, Danielle Kimmell, Dave Bucci and Tadd Schwarz.


2018-2020 Board Officers Elected

  • Harold M. Schwarz III, Stark & Knoll Co., L.P.A. – Chairman
  • Amanda Barna, Center for Marketing & Opinion Research (CMOR) – 1st Vice Chair
  • Edward (Chip) Clupper II, MBA, Human Resources Dept., County of Summit |
    Ilene Shapiro, Executive – 2nd Vice Chair
  • David Bucci, Pathsight Predictive Science – Treasurer
  • Hattie M. Tracy, MSW, LISW-S, LCDCIII, MPA, Child Guidance & Family Solutions – Secretary
  • Danielle J. Kimmell, CPA, Bober Markey Fedorovich – Immediate Past Chair

Directors Re-elected

  • Daniel C. Buser, Esq., CPCU, Crain, Langner & Co.
  • Edward (Chip) Clupper II, MBA, Human Resources Dept., County of Summit | Ilene Shapiro, Executive
  • Brad Jeffries, Peoples Bank
  • Joseph Manolas, CPA, Meaden & Moore, Ltd.
  • Marc Servodio, CFP®, SS&G Wealth

Left to right: Angela Neeley, Jeff Stevenson and Noelle Akins.


Directors Elected for First Three-Year Term

  • Noelle Akins, LPC, Akins & Associates
  • Tim Castrigano, CPA, Tim Castrigano, Certified Public Accountant
  • Angela M. Neeley, MBA, METRO Regional Transit Authority
  • Jeff Stevenson, Campbell Construction, Inc.


 Retiring Directors

  • Dr. Raj Aggarwal, CFA, retired, University of Akron
  • Gary L. Rickel, CBRE


2018-19 Honorary Directors

  • Dr. Raj Aggarwal, CFA, – retired, University of Akron
  • Becky Babcox (1951 – 2012) –  retired, Babcox Publications
  • Aaron S. Berke – Vorys, Sater, Seymour & Pease, LLP
  • Parker Berry II, CIC – Seibert-Keck Insurance
  • Madeline Bozzelli – community volunteer leader
  • Richard Bromley – retired, United Airlines
  • James Bunnell – Austin Tape & Label
  • Edward P. Calame – retired, First National Bank
  • Betty Dalton – community volunteer leader
  • Terrence Dalton – Community Support Services
  • James M. Dannemiller, CPA – BDO
  • Joseph P. Doman Jr – UBS Financial
  • Susan Hanlon, PhD – The University of Akron
  • Dorothy O. Jackson – retired, City of Akron
  • John January – Hoff & Leigh
  • Randy S. Katz – City Scrap & Salvage
  • Douglas Klein, CPA, EA – BDO
  • Lisa Mandel – community volunteer leader
  • Thom Mandel – Rubber City Radio Group
  • Dan Marchetta, Sr. (1929 – 2015) – retired, Marchetta Construction Company
  • Gregory McDermott – retired, FirstMerit
  • Jackie McDermott – retired, Alcatel-Lucent
  • Patrick A. McGrath – retired, Catholic Social Services
  • James E. Merklin, CPA, CFE – Bober Markey Fedorovich
  • Julie Merklin – community volunteer leader
  • Cynthia K. Misheff – community volunteer leader, retired educator
  • Donald T. Misheff – retired, Ernst & Young
  • Shelby D. Morgan – W3 Wealth Management, LLC
  • C. Allen Nichols – Akron Bar Association
  • Gary L. Rickel – CBRE
  • Charles Schreckenberger, AIA – Braun & Steidl Architects
  • Cherie Morris Shechter – community volunteer leader
  • Steven B. Shechter – AssuredPartners
  • Beth Sherwood – community volunteer leader
  • John L. Shulan – Shulan’s Jewelers
  • Jill Hinig Skapin – retired, County of Summit | Ilene Shapiro, Executive
  • Stephen L. Strayer – PNC Bank
  • Michael A. Sweeney, Esq. – Brouse McDowell
  • Barry E. Thoman, CPA – Meaden & Moore, Ltd.
  • Russell Vernon – retired, West Point Market
  • Jerry Welty – retired, Welty Building Company
  • Mark Whitlam – J.C. Whitlam Manufacturing Co.
  • Steve D. Wilt – CAPTRUST Financial Advisors


Event Sponsors
Thank you to the event sponsors – Platinum: OMNOVA Solutions Foundation; Silver: Britton Gallagher; Eric & Nan McClenaghan; and PNC Financial Services Group; Bronze: Amer Insurance; Bober Markey Fedorovich; Fifth Third Bank; Navigator Management Partners; Roetzel & Andress; and Kim & Chas Schreckenberger; Copper: Crain, Langner & Co. and SS&G Wealth; Diamond Patron: Jennifer & Justin Bako; David & Kathleen Bucci; Bill & Mary Glaeser; Kimberly & Greg Morton and Tadd Schwarz; Platinum Patron: Traci & Rob Prohaska; Patron: Chip Clupper; Lynn & Bambi Miller; Mary Anne & C. Allen Nichols; and  Gary Rickel & Karen Krino. Honoree Sponsors: Noelle Akins; Abdullah Alkhulaiwi; Jennifer & Justin Bako; Britton Gallagher; Doan Upholstery Mansfield, Ohio; Jack Friend; Hinkle Family; Greg & Jackie McDermott & Family; Meaden & Moore; Mike & Julie Moldvay; Roetzel & Andress; and Tadd Schwarz; Media: akronlife and WAKR/WONE/WQMX/WNWV.


About Goodwill Industries Serving Summit, Portage, Medina, Ashland & Richland Counties
The Goodwill Industries of Akron, Ohio, Inc., is a not-for-profit corporation that helps individuals prepare for, find, and retain employment. Operating in the five-county region of Summit, Portage, Medina, Ashland & Richland, the agency was established in 1927. It is a private, independent organization, operating as an affiliate member of Goodwill Industries International. Goodwill helps to directly strengthen the region’s workforce through its employment programs and indirectly through the net proceeds from its retail outlets and industrial services division. For more information about GIA, visit or call 800-989-8428.    


Contact:    Jennifer Bako
(330) 786-2519