Goodwill Honors Program Champions & Re-elects Board Members

AKRON, Ohio — March 29, 2019 — 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 28.

“The Annual Meeting & Celebration of Champions event gives us the opportunity each year to share our key service numbers, celebrate the successes of program participants and team members as well as recognize our board members,” said Nancy Ellis McClenaghan, president & CEO, Goodwill Industries serving Summit, Portage, Medina, Ashland and Richland Counties. “We are grateful to all who attended as well as the generous donors, shoppers, Goodwill team members and the community for its support of our mission to help individuals prepare for, find and retain employment. We could not do it without them! We are especially proud of the accomplishments of all the honorees and wish them continued success.”

Front row left to right: Stanley Frankart, Wayne Rabb, Nautica Sanders and Michelle Dunbar. Next row left to right: Fred McClellan, Loretta Borries, Lisa Barr and Jesse Shorter, Jr. Back row left to right: Jose Rentas and Dalontay Upchurch.


• Lisa Barr
• Loretta Borries
• Michelle Dunbar
• Stanley Frankart
• Marcia Kemp
• Fred McClellan
• Wayne Rabb
• Jose Rentas
• Nautica Sanders
• Jesse Shorter, Jr.
• Dalontay Upchurch
• Nicole Young




Directors Re-elected
• Trevor Chuna – Sequoia Financial Group
• Lynn Miller – retired, Miller & Associates
• Bob Pacanovsky – Black Tie Experience

Directors Elected for First Three-Year Term
• Lynn M. Clark – attorney/mediator
• Charles Ducey – retired, Diebold
• Susan Hanlon, PhD – University of Akron
• Laura Judge – Liniform Service
• Traci Prohaska – Donald Martens & Sons Ambulance Services
• Jeana M. Singleton – Brennan, Manna & Diamond, LLC

Retiring Directors
• Dr. Pleas R. Chambers III – principal educator, AMP’s Specialized Marketing Group, LLC
• Margaret D. Jordan, J.D., M.S. – BDO
• Danielle J. Kimmell, CPA – Bober Markey Fedorovich
• Dr. Mary Beth Kluge – retired, Akron Public Schools
• Karen C. Lefton, Esq. – The Lefton Group, LLC
• Kendra L. Preer, PhD – Change Direction
• Kim Schreckenberger – retired, Akron Public Schools
• Bishop Kevin D. Strickland, Sr. – The Church on the Hill

2019-20 Honorary Directors
• Dr. Raj Aggarwal, CFA, – retired, University of Akron
• Becky Babcox (1951 – 2012) – retired, Babcox Publications
• Parker Berry II, CIC – Seibert-Keck Insurance
• Richard Bromley – retired, United Airlines
• James Bunnell – Austin Tape & Label
• Dr. Pleas R. Chambers III – principal educator, AMP’s Specialized Marketing Group, LLC
• Terrence Dalton – retired Community Support Services
• Joseph P. Doman Jr. – UBS Financial
• Dorothy O. Jackson – retired, City of Akron
• Margaret D. Jordan, J.D., M.S. – BDO
• Randy S. Katz – City Scrap & Salvage
• Danielle J. Kimmell, CPA – Bober Markey Fedorovich
• Douglas Klein, CPA, EA – BDO
• Dr. Mary Beth Kluge – retired Akron Public Schools
• Karen C. Lefton, Esq. – The Lefton Group, LLC
• 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
• 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, FAIA – Braun & Steidl Architects, PRIME AE Group, Inc.
• Kim Schreckenberger – retired, Akron Public Schools
• Cherie Morris Shechter – community volunteer leader
• Steven B. Shechter – Insurance Witness Consulting, The Business Brain Trust, RWS Business Services
• 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
• Bishop Kevin D. Strickland, Sr. – The Church on the Hill
• 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; PNC Financial Services Group; and W3 Wealth Management; Bronze: Arthur J. Gallagher & Co.; Bober Markey Fedorovich; Campbell Construction Inc.; Fifth Third Bank; Navigator Management Partners; and Roetzel & Andress; Copper: Crain, Langner & Co.; S.A. Comunale Co., Inc.; and Marc Servodio, SS&G Wealth Management; Table: Clark Family; and Hinkle Family; Diamond Patron: Jennifer & Justin Bako; David & Kathleen Bucci; Bill & Mary Glaeser; Danielle J. Kimmell, CPA; and Kimberly & Greg Morton; Gold Patron: Chip Clupper; Patron: Brad Gilbo; Dr. Mary Beth Kluge; The Lefton Group, LLC; Lynn & Bambi Miller; Mary Anne & C. Allen Nichols; and Bob Pacanovsky – Black Tie Experience; Honoree Sponsors: Abdullah Alkhulaiwi & Lisa Ash; Jennifer & Justin Bako; BDO; Britton Gallagher; David & Kathleen Bucci; Jack Friend; Heather Hydel; Greg & Jackie McDermott & Family; Meaden & Moore; Mike & Julie Moldvay; Navigator Management Partners; Mary Anne & C. Allen Nichols; Gary Rickel & Karen Krino; and Roetzel & Andress; 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 business services division. For more information about GIA, visit or call 800-989-8428.


Jennifer Bako
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