Board of  Trustees

Akron Summit Community Action, Inc. Agency is governed by an 18 member board of trustees drawn from different sectors of the population throughout Summit County.

The Board is comprised of three equal groups including:

  • Representatives from the public sector
  • Representatives of the low-income community
  • Representatives from the private sector

The Community Action movement is founded on this tri-partite board concept and governing body. It's this unique board composition which empowers separate communities affected by ASCA’s programs to directly participate in the planning and implementation of community services. ASCA benefits also from the different knowledge and viewpoints represented on the Board.

Board of Trustees

James Arnold- Board Chair

Representing

Akron Children's Hospital

John Nelson- 1st Vice Chair
Representing
South Akron Neighborhood Council

Marybeth Smialek-Treasurer
Representing
FirstEnergy

Marilyn Keith-Secretary
Representing
Akron City Council

Magistrate Ron Cable
Representing
Judge Linda Tucci Teodosio

Caelena Hart
Representing
Head Start Policy Council

Dan Culp
Representing
First Merit Bank

Oswald Gordon
Representing
East Akron Neighborhood Development Corp.

James Hardy
Representing
Mayor, City of Akron

Billy O'Quinn

Representing

The Goodyear Tire & Rubber Company

 Len Rose

Representing

AxessPointe
Community Health Center, Inc.

 Sara Strattan
Representing
Community Legal Aid Services, Inc.

Effie Stewart
Representing
United Streets Block Club

Magistrate Esther Thomas
Representing
Akron Canton Barristers Association