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

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