United Way of Greater Lorain County

Board of Directors

2014-2015 Officers

Amy Szmania
Rochester Township Trustee

Greg Kulow
University Hospitals Elyria Medical Center

Thomas Hoover
Thomas J. Hoover & Co.



2014-2015 Board of Directors

Edward Baker 
Apex Wealth Management, LLC

Keith Brown
Lorain County Community College

Latoya Caver-Jackson
Lorain County Children and Family Council

Jim Dowdell
Invacare Corporation

Ed Garcia
Lorain Metropolitan Housing Authority

Maria Hoke
PolyOne Corporation

Wendy Holliday
Velvet Chainsaw Consulting

Tita Reed
Oberlin College

Greg Ring
Educational Services Center of Lorain County

Carolyn Sechel
Deloitte Tax, LLP

Hallie Smith-Petee
Nordson Corporation

Yolanda Torres
Cleveland State University

Deena Williams
Greater Victory Christian Ministries



The Finance Committee of the board provides an annual operational budget to the board, monitors income and expenses during the fiscal year, provides financial reports to the board, sets, reviews and reports on investment strategies and policies for UWGLC's assets and recommends to the Board funds available for community impact.

The Audit Committee of the board selects, contracts with and oversees the performance of the annual independent financial audit, ensures that adequate internal controls are in place and ensures that a whistleblower policy has been established, communicated to staff and is functioning as intended.

The Ethics Committee of the board designates an ethics officer for UWGLC and establishes procedures for the board, staff and community members to submit ethical complaints and conduct evaluations of complaints in a confidential manner. The Ethics Committee also annually reviews all conflict of interest disclosures from board members and takes action necessary to preserve the integrity of UWGLC's governance.


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