Lifeline’s Board is unique to many other non-profits because it is a federally-mandated tripartite Board—its membership must be evenly comprised of representatives of public officials, private sector representatives and representatives of low-income, minority and mentally ill populations.
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 and is 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 6:00 p.m. on the third Wednesday of each month and we welcome public comment at the start of each meeting.
Alyea Barajas- Public Sector- Board Secretary
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 Vice 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
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
Rita McMahon- Public Sector
Rita was appointed by the Lake County Mayors & Managers Association.
Rob Moore- Public Sector
Rob was appointed by the Lake County Bar Association.
Pam Morse- Public Sector- Board President
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
Sue Whittaker- Representative of Low-Income Populations
Sue was appointed by Beacon Health
Ed Zivkovich- Representative of Low-Income Populations- Board Treasurer
Ed was appointed by the St. Vincent de Paul Society