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Board of Trustees

Leadership Geauga County is governed by a 15 person board.  Board members are elected to a three year term and dates of service run July 1- June 30th.  Board members are active in helping the organization realize its mission and strategic vision.

The organization is led by an executive director who manages the day-to-day operations and strategic goal achievement.

Executive Committee: 

2016-2017 President – Eric Wachob is an owner and President of MJM Industries Inc, an electronic contract manufacturer located in Fairport Harbor, Ohio.  Eric has been a member of the Board of Trustees since 2013 and is a 2012 graduate of Leadership Geauga Program.

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Past President – Christian Klein is the founder and CEO of Company 119, an internet consulting and marketing firm. Christian graduated from the Leadership Geauga Program in 2011 and has been on the Board since 2011. His wife, Rebecca is a 2014 graduate of the Leadership Geauga program.

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Vice President – Keven Krajnak is the Director of Advancement for the Notre Dame Cathedral Latin School and is a 2009 graduate of the Leadership Geauga Program. Keven has served on the board for the last four years.

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Secretary- Sharon Roediger is a travel consultant with Memories & Moments Travel – a no fee, full service agency that is an authorized Disney planner & specializes in cruises & all inclusives vacations. She is also Vice President of Roediger Chiropractic located in Chardon, OH. She joined the Board of Trustees in 2016 and is a graduate of the Leadership Geauga County class of 2005. Her husband, Tad, is a 2007 graduate of the Leadership Geauga County program.

Treasurer – Andy Bushman

Board Members: 

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Frank Antenucci is an attorney and serves as the Administrator for the Geauga County Engineer’s Office. He is an elected trustee on the Montville Township board of trustees. Frank is very active in the Geauga County Bar Association and is the 2016 President of the bar. Frank is a 2012 graduate of the Leadership Geauga Program. He and his wife Tiffany and have a daughter, Giuliana.

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Jim Dvorak is a 2011 graduate of the Leadership Geauga Program and is very active in local government.  Jim is currently a Burton Township Trustee, President of the Geauga County Township Association, chairman of the Geauga County Township Association Scholarship Committee, on the executive committee for the Geauga County Republican Party, Co-Chair at the Lake-Geauga Area Association of Realtors and a 2015 graduate of Lake-Geauga Area Association of Realtors Leadership Academy.  Jim and his wife Luanne have lived in Geauga County for over 30 years and have four adult children and four grandchildren.  His community involvement includes the Burton-Middlefield Rotary, Geauga Farm Bureau, TAC Geauga County Technical Advisory Committee, Burton Chamber of Commerce and the Geauga County Amish Safety Strategic Plan stakeholder member.

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Richard J. Frenchie is a seasoned health care executive with extensive leadership experience of more than thirty years.  His career with University Hospitals Geauga Medical Center began in 1974 serving in senior level positions.  He was appointed President and Chief Executive Officer in 1988.  In June 2000-2004. Following a distinguished career at University Hospitals leaving a legacy of high quality, performance excellence and a strong strategic vision, Mr. Frenchie embarked on a new career journey in 2012 as an executive leadership consultant to organizations and foundations.

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Lori Gorrell is the Owner and President of Upward Solutions Coaching and Consulting – a firm designed to help individuals and organizations achieve strategic results in their pursuit of excellence.  Lori has been on the Board of Trustees since 2014 and is a graduate of the Leadership Geauga Class of 2013.

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Karen Hummel is an attorney and owner of Hummel Law, LLC – a Chardon, Ohio law firm that provides personal, compassionate service to more effectively represent clients.  Karen has been on the Board of Trustees since 2015 and is a graduate of the Leadership Geauga Class of 2014.

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Dr. Scott Hunt has twenty-six years of experience in the K-12 and post-secondary educational setting including teaching, counseling, and administration. He earned his BA in education from Bethany College, Bethany, WV in 1989, his MA in Guidance and Counseling in 1993 from the University of South Florida and his Doctorate in Organizational Leadership from NOVA Southeastern University in 2010. He has worked in a variety of education roles in Naples, FL, Cleveland Metropolitan Schools, Beachwood City Schools, Perry Schools, Lake Erie College, and is currently the Superintendent at Cardinal Local Schools. Dr. Hunt has extensive leadership experience in a team-based environment and is a 2015 graduate of Leadership Geauga. Dr. Hunt and his wife Denise have three children, Emma a sophomore at George Washington University, Scott who is a sophomore at Perry High School, and Emery who is in 8th grade at Perry Middle School.

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Danialle Lynce, SPHR, CPC, has been a Geauga County resident since 1995, and currently holds the position of HR Manager for University Hospitals Geauga Medical Center, where she is a member of the administrative team that sets direction for the hospital. Danialle earned her Bachelor’s Degree in Psychology from Edinboro University of Pennsylvania and is a certified Sr. Professional in Human Resources as well as a Certified Professional Coach. Danialle currently resides in Burton Township with her husband of 16 years, Keith, and their sons Hunter and Hale.
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Paul O’Reilly is co-owner of O’Reilly Equipment in Newbury.  He is a graduate of Leadership Geauga class of 2004.

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Julie Weese is the Program Director at CASA for Kids of Geauga County who is the Guardian ad Litem program of the Geauga County Juvenile Court.   Julie was raised and has been a resident in Geauga County for most of her life and enjoys being a member of the community.  Julie joined on the board of Trustees since 2016 and is a 2015 graduate of Leadership Geauga.

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Joe Zulandt is the Vice President/Sales Director of Ten10 Design in Chardon.  Joe joined the Board of Trustees in 2014 and graduated from the Leadership Geauga Program in 2013.