Governing Board 2016-17



Our 2016-17 Governing Board Roster identifies contact information for its members. Please contact a board member directly if you need assistance. If you are unsure of the best contact, please use our General Contact Form, and we will connect you with the best resource.


Executive Committee

Deb Zurmehly
3302 Mill Run Drive
Hilliard, OH 43026

Michele Sanderson
1857 Brandywine Drive
Columbus, OH 43220

Finance Chair
Melanie Leone
187 Ravenna Road
Hudson, OH 44236
(330) 655-2797

Technology Chair
Beth Haynes Poronsky
172 South Ridge Ave.
Troy, OH 45373

At-Large Members
Barb Cicerchi
Cuyahoga Community College
2900 Community College Ave
Cleveland, OH 44115

Jennifer Lightcap
172 South Ridge Road
Troy, OH 45373

Barb White
4291 Smokerise Drive
Stow, OH 44224
330-931-0962 (cell)

Executive Secretary
Linda Norton-Smith
3261 Whitewood Street NW
North Canton, OH 44720
(330) 499-5185 (home)
(330) 575-7857 (cell)


Study Group Facilitators

Akron SG
Linda Norton-Smith &
Marcie Cooper, Facilitators
555 Heimbaugh Road
Mogadore, OH 44260
(330) 819-6557 (cell)

Athens Early Learning Center
Laura Bennett, Facilitator
12771 Liars Corner Rd
Millfield, OH 45761
(740) 707-4010

Central Ohio SG
Caitlin (Cat) Lynch & Jamie Schiff, Facilitators

Columbus School for Girls SG
Lynne’ Steinhaus, Facilitator
56 S. Columbia
Columbus, OH 3209

OSU Student SG
Michele Sanderson & Stacy Orbaker, Facilitators

Youngstown Area SG
Catherine Pesa, Facilitator

Greater Dayton SG
Julie Biddle, Facilitator

TLC Child Development Center SG
Melanie Leone, Facilitator
187 Ravenna St, Hudson, OH 44236
(330) 655 2797

Northeast Preschool Pioneers SG
Kelly Hutchison, Facilitator

Kent State – Tusc SG
Marty Jones, Facilitator
6130 Norco Road
Carrollton, OH 44615
(330) 738-2113

Southeast/Ohio University Child Development Center SG
Kristin Mazzeo Barron, Keith Barron, Allison Draper and Kelsey Lenahan
Horsebarn Lane
The Ridges
Athens, OH 45701
(740) 593-1819

Northwest Ohio SG
Elizabeth Tornow, Facilitator
851 S. Wood Street
Fostoria, OH 44830

University of Toledo SG
Shelley McNally, Facilitator

Cleveland Area Study Group
Barb Cicerchi, Facilitator

Northwestern Ohio Community Action Commission SG
Erica Wehri, Facilitator
7082 County Road 7G
Montpelier, OH 43543
(419) 636-3709
Pulaski Head Start
Northwestern Ohio Community Action Commission
06678 US 127
Bryan, OH 43506
(419) 636-8862

Miami County Study Group
Jennifer Lightcap, Facilitator

Miami Valley North SG
Beth Haynes Poronsky, Facilitator

Shawnee State University CLC SG
Amanda Hedrick, Facilitator
940 2nd St
Portsmouth, OH 45662
(740) 351-3188

Belmont College CDC Study Group
Nancy Haynes, Facilitator

University of Cincinnati SG
Peg Elgas, Facilitator

South Central Reggio Ohio SG
Kim Kelly, Facilitator