2017-18 Community Impact Volunteer Committee

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United Way of Lake County Evaluation & Investment Volunteer Committee Members

United Way of Lake County volunteers decide where to allocate funds. They spend months researching the needs of the community and reviewing all of the nonprofit programs we fund. Our volunteers work hard to ensure all programs are effective, efficient and result in outcomes that benefit our residents in need. It's a challenging role, but one our volunteers take very seriously. They do the work, so donors aren't faced with the daunting task of determining where the greatest needs in Lake County exist.


E&I Volunteer Committee Chair:   Ron Traub, City of Mentor

Basic Needs Panel

Ron Traub - ChairCity of Mentor
Megan AlbertCleveland Housing Network 
Jackie BrickmanPebble and Waggoner
Dione DimetroLakeland Community College
Susan FassoDe Nora Tech
Janet KushlanCommunity Volunteer
Nicole ParkerLakeland Community College
Michael PughAngstrom Graphics 
Dawn SkernessFirstEnergy
Bruce WilsonSenior SafeGuard




Children & Families Panel

Ken Sawicki - ChairCommunity Volunteer
Jack BlackwellCommunity Volunteer
Donna ButcherDonna DeCenso Butcher, CPA
Michael DeMarcoCommunity Volunteer
Daniel JacobsMeister Media
Joe Rinella The Lubrizol Corporation
Janeen G. WrightMeister Media



Health Counseling Panel

Jim Tobin - ChairAT & T, Retired
Alison AdinaroPolychem Corporation
Pat CassellaLake Health
Michael DeLuca Meister Media Worldwide
Cindy GormanMeister Media Worldwide
Mary R. McKernan-Gryzmala, LSWHospice of the Western Reserve
Christine HartogEriebank
Cathy HumphreyCommunity Volunteer
John KonradCommunity Volunteer
David SarosyCommunity Volunteer

Health Services Panel

Don Bartlett - ChairCommunity Volunteer
Carol BacnikABB
Marge BurnettCommunity Volunteer
Ellen ChamberlinCommunity Volunteer
Carole CooperLake Health
Kelly CrissUniversity Hospital
Scott DeckbarCommunity Volunteer
Connie EymanCaresource
David GoldsteinMid-West Materials
Jill KorsokCity Of Mentor 
Sue MancinoCommunity Volunteer
Charlene PowerThe Lubrizol Corporation
Jim WilcoxCommunity Volunteer

Seniors Panel

Jay Hemphill - ChairInsurance Partners
Rick BumgardnerThe Lubrizol Corporation
Katy FarrellForbes House
Jeanette MeierCommunity Volunteer
Karen PircConcord Fire Dept
Carol RamsayLake Erie College
Keith RamsayCommunity Volunteer
Amanda ScennaOhio Living Home Health and Hospice 
Julia Schick Laketran
Dave VuicichCres Cor Retired
Emily VanekThe Lubrizol Corporation

Evaluation and Investment volunteers study the specific funding requests from each program and make final funding decisions. You too can volunteer to be a part of this process!

If you are interested in volunteering, contact Don Joss at 440.639.1350 or send an email!