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About Great Lakes

About

Great Lakes Community Action Partnership has been serving the northwest Ohio area for more than 50 years. We began in 1965 as WSOS Community Action Commission following the Economic Opportunity Act of 1964, which helped create hundreds of community action agencies throughout the United States. Our mission is "We create partnerships and opportunities to help individuals, families and communities thrive." Our vision is "To make hope, ability, and opportunity possible for all whom we serve." Our tagline is "Helping communities thrive, one neighbor at a time."



Contact:
800-775-9767

Annual reports and financial information

Leadership

Ruthann House
President/CEO

David Kipplen
Chief Financial Officer

Kerry Adkins
Administration & IT Director

Alex Boroff
Public Relations Director

David Chimahusky
Deputy Chief Financial Officer

Ragan Claypool
Adult & Youth Development Director

Cheryl Denny
Planning & Development Director

Adrienne Fausey
Human Resource Director

Terry Jacobs
Housing & Energy Director

Robin Richter
Senior Services & Rural Transit Director

Carly Trautwein
Administrative Assistant

Jacquie Wells
Child Development Director

Kristin Woodall
Community Development Director

Board of Directors

Wood County

Sue Clanton
County Commissioners' Appointee
Joined: May 2023
Term: January - December 2024

Carmen Ortega
County Commissioners' Appointee
Joined: September 2011
Term: January - December 2024

Dean King
Private Sector Representative
Joined: May 2010
Term: January 2023 - December 2024

Kristie Peek
Private Sector Representative
Joined: August 2023
Term: August 2023-December 2024

Ashley Dickey
Low-Income Representative
Joined: November 2020
Term: November 2023 - December 2024

Jane Wengel
Low-Income Representative
Joined: September 2015
Term: January 2024 - December 2025

 

Sandusky County

Scott Miller
County Commissioner
Joined: January 2020
Term: January - December 2024

Crystal Walker
County Commissioners' Appointee
Joined: January 2012
Term: January - December 2024

Brittany Baker
Private Sector Representative
Joined: January 2021
Term: January 2023 - December 2024

Jim Fails
Private Sector Representative
Joined: January 2011
Term: January 2023 - December 2024

Don Nalley
Low-Income Representative
Joined: May 2023
Term: May 2023 - December 2024

Ottawa County

Stephanie Cavanaugh
County Commissioners' Appointee
Joined: January 2023
Term: January - December 2024

Gaye Winterfield
County Commissioners' Appointee
Joined: June 2022
Term: January - December 2024

Mike Barr — Secretary/Treasurer
Private Sector Representative
Joined: May 2019
Term: January 2023 - December 2024

Katie Schlagheck
Private Sector Representative
Joined: January 2021
Term: January 2023 - December 2024

Jennifer Buxton
Low-Income Representative
Joined: January 2007
Term: January 2023 - December 2024

Pat Keys
Low-Income Representative
Joined: January 2016
Term: January 2024 - December 2025

Seneca County

Tyler Shuff
County Commissioner
Joined: January 2021
Term: January - December 2024

Greg Edinger
County Commissioners’ Appointee
Joined: March 2019
Term: January - December 2024

Dr. Cory Stine — Board Chairperson
Private Sector Representative
Joined: May 2016
Term: January 2023 - December 2024

Audrey Flood
Private Sector Representative
Joined: June 2019
Term: January 2023-December 2024

Bev Hemmerly
Low-Income Representative
Joined: January 2024
Term: January 2024 - December 2025

Carol Kern
Low-Income Representative
Joined: September 2017
Term: January 2023 - December 2024

For more information

To contact our management team, send us a message at the below link.