Class Members

Valerie Hennessy

Director, Clinical Operations

UH Portage Medical Center

Richard Kasmer

Vice Dean College of Pharmacy

Northeast Ohio Medical University

Ryann Kuchenbecker

Executive Director

Ravenna Chamber of Commerce

Helene Leightner

Program Officer

Portage County Job & Family Services

Susan Lynn

Benefits Specialist

Portage County

Katherine Manning

Director of Planning


Maggie McKendry

Assoc. Dir., Athletic Advancement

Kent State University

David Moore

MIS Coordinator

Portage County Job & Family Services

Kristin Olafsdottir

University Bursar

Kent State University

JaCari Parks

Assistant Principal

Ravenna City Schools

Rob Peters

Economic Development Director

City of Steetsboro

Angela Bennett

Digital Marketing Specialist

Northeast Ohio Medical University

Stephanie Berry

Marketing Director

Family & Community Services

Sue Brannon
Budget & Finance Administrator

Portage County Job & Family Services

Lawrence Carter

KSU Hotel Asset Manager

Kent State University Foundation

Chris Cheline

Director of Finance Operations

Mental Health & Recovery Board

Chad Collins


Habitat ReStore

Amy Craft

Grants Adminstrator

Portage County Regional Planning

Kate DeAngelis

Director of Marketing

Neighborhood Development Services

Eric Decker

Commercial Lending

Portage Community Bank

Jennifer Derthick

Administrative Secretary

Portage County Board of D.D.

Joseph Diorio

Health Commissioner

Portage County Health Department

Bob Dunn


Southeast Local Schools

Leadership Portage County

138 East Main Street

Kent, OH 44240            


Office Hours:
Monday & Wednesday  9:30 AM - 4:00 PM
Tuesday & Thursday 9:30 AM - 3:30 PM
Friday: No Office Hours

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Chris Pratt
Customer Service Specialist
The Middlefield Banking Company

Jim Prusha

Operations Captain

City of Kent Police Department

Joshua Rider

Dir., Ctr. for Adult & Veteran Affairs

Kent State University

Karen Ross

Circulation Manager

Reed Memorial Library

Natasha Schwartz

Business Development Rep.

Third Federal Savings & Loan

Amanda Senn

Sales Director

Signet Management

Gary Slapnicker

HIPAA/IT Manager

Portage County Board of D.D.

Robert Steinheiser

Chief Officer

Coleman Adult Day Services

Erika Tepsick

HR Generalist

Johnson Matthey Process Technologies

Jill Thompson

Assistant Director of Admissions

Northeast Ohio Medical University

Veronica Waite

Marketing Consultant

Full Spectrum Marketing