About The Board
Lifeline’s Board of Directors is a diverse group of public officials, private citizens, and business owners. To accurately reflect the population of Lake County, our board representatives also include low income, minorities, and mental health advocates. It is the tradition of Community Action to engage low-income populations in the management of their local Community Action Agency. Our Board feels strongly that it is important for our clients to have a voice on our Board to actively advocate on their behalf. We are proud that our membership reflects that.
Lifeline’s Board also strives to accurately reflect the population of Lake County while also maintaining a Board with a diverse set of skills and resources.
Lifeline Board meetings are held at 6 p.m. on the third Wednesday of each month and we welcome public comments at the start of each meeting.
Current Board Members
Alyea Barajas- Public Sector- Board Vice President
Alyea was appointed by the City of Painesville
Joyce Bates- Public Sector
Joyce was appointed by the City of Eastlake
Abby Begeman- Public Sector
Abby was appointed by the Congressman David Joyce
Aaron Burko- Private Sector
Aaron was appointed by Beacon Health
Cathy Bush- Private Sector
Cathy was appointed by Lakeland Community College
Anne Curwen- Representative of Low-Income Populations- Board President
Anne was appointed by Lake County Department of Job & Family Services
Paula Gordos- Private Sector
Paula was appointed by Lake Health
Holly Hanna- Representative of Low-Income Populations- Board Secretary
Holly was appointed by the Lake Metropolitan Housing Authority
Michelle Herron- Representative of Low-Income Populations
Michelle was appointed by the Lake County Department of Job and Family Services
Carolyn Knox- Private Sector
Carolyn was appointed by Lake Erie College
Rob Moore- Public Sector
Rob was appointed by the Lake County Bar Association.
Pam Morse- Public Sector
Pam was appointed by the Lake County Board of Commissioners.
John Shepard- Private Sector
John was appointed by Painesville City Local Schools
Terra Thorpe- Representative of Low- Income Populations
Terra was appointed by the WomenSafe
Mayor Robert Weger—Public Sector
Robert was appointed by the Lake County Mayors & Managers Association
Sue Whittaker- Representative of Low-Income Populations
Sue was appointed by Signature Health
Ed Zivkovich- Representative of Low-Income Populations- Board Treasurer
Ed was appointed by the St. Vincent de Paul Society