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Mr. Erik L. Walter

Mr. Walter
Board President
Lake County Educational Service Center
ewalter@lakeesc.org
 
 

Mr. Erik L. Walter joined the Lake County ESC Governing Board in 2013. Mr. Walter is a partner at the law firm of Dworken & Bernstein Co., L.P.A. He has served on the Board of Directors for the YMCA in Lansing, Michigan, is currently on the Board of Directors for the YMCA in Lake County, Ohio, the Northeast Ohio Autism Group and Lake County Jail Ministries. Mr. Walter, his wife Melissa and three children Hannah, Noah and Isaiah reside in Concord.
 

Mrs. Mary Javins

Mrs. Javins
Board Vice President
Fairport
mjavins@auburncc.org
 

Mrs. Javins and her husband Denny moved to Fairport Harbor in 1984 where they raised their five children, four of whom graduated from Fairport Harbor Schools. As of today, Mrs. Javins has nine grandchildren, the oldest graduating from Ohio State this year and the youngest attending kindergarten. She has been a board member in Fairport Harbor for the past 16 years and is currently the President of the Fairport Harbor Board and Vice President of the Auburn Career Center Board. Mrs. Javins is also the Chair of the Board of Zoning appeals in Fairport Harbor. She was awarded Citizen of the Year in 2006 by the Men’s Civic Club and has been involved in numerous organizations in the past such as Ohio Reads, PTO, Men’s Civic Club, Lighthouse Community Arts Association, and she was instrumental in developing the website for the Village of Fairport Harbor.  Mrs. Javins retired from AT&T. She currently manages rentals in Lake and Cuyahoga County. Mrs. Javins enjoys gardening, sports, and taking her grandchildren to the beach on her golf cart.

Mrs. Javins’s term expires December 31, 2019
 

Mrs. Jean Brush

Brush
Board Member
Lake County Educational Service Center
brush2918@roadrunner.com
 

Mrs. Jean Brush has been a member of the Board since 1990. She is active in her church. Seeing her children succeed and helping families step up in life are the rewards she receives from her countless hours of volunteerism. Prior community involvement includes service at Forbes House, the YMCA, St. Clair School, the Rape Crisis Center, Lake Health, the courts, and Neighboring. Mrs. Brush lives in Painesville and has two grown children, Dr. James J. Brush and Betsy Chen. They have three grandchildren, Sarah, Adrian, and Colin.
 

Dr. Susan Culotta

Dr. Culotta
Board Member
Lake County Educational Service Center
sculotta@lakeesc.org
 
 

Dr. Susan Culotta was appointed to the Board in 2014. Dr. Culotta is a Professor of Psychology at Lake Erie College. She also serves on the Board of Health for the Lake County General Health District. Dr. Culotta holds a doctorate from Cleveland State University, a Master's Degree from John Carroll University and a Bachelor's from Kenyon College. Dr. Culotta lives in Kirtland with her husband, Judge Vincent Culotta, and their two daughters.
 

Mr. Geoffrey Kent

Mr. Kent
Board Member
Lake County Educational Service Center
gkent@lakeesc.org
 
 

Mr. Geoffrey Kent was elected to the Lake County  ESC Governing Board effective January 14, 2014. He served as Lake County Recorder, Painesville City Councilman and Council President and retired from Maximus, headquartered in Wash DC, as a budget cost analyst. He is vice-pres of the Lake County Employee credit union, serves on the Lake Central YMCA Board of Directors, and has been an official with the Ohio High School Athletic Association for 33 years. He and his wife Marilyn live in Painesville Township and have one son, Mark.
 

Mr. Ken Klima

Mr. Klima
Board Member
Cardinal
kklima@auburncc.org
 

Mr. Klima has been a member of the Auburn Vocational Board of Education since January 6, 1998.  He also represents Cardinal School District and serves as President on their Board. Mr. Klima lives in Parkman with his wife, Sharon, son Joe and daughter Kristina.
 

Dr. Brian Kolkowski

Dr. Kolkowski
Board Member
Lake County Educational Service Center
kolkowskis@roadrunner.com
 
 
 
Dr. Brian Kolkowski was elected to the Board in 2007, and for two subsequent terms. Dr. Kolkowski works as an attorney, officer and a director for three medical device companies and for a defense contractor. Dr. Kolkowski also serves as a board member at the Auburn Career Center. Dr. Kolkowski previously served our country as a United States Naval Reserve Officer. Dr. Kolkowski holds both a doctorate in engineering from Case Western Reserve University and a law degree from the University of Toledo. Dr. Kolkowski lives in Leroy Township with his wife and has two adult children. His daughter is currently working on her Master’s degree in anesthesiology at Case Western Reserve University and is a 2014 graduate of The Ohio State University in Respiratory Therapy, and his son is a 2016 graduate of the United States Air Force Academy and is in pilot training at Laughlin AFB in Del Rio, Texas.
 

Mr. Roger Miller

Mr. Miller
Board Member
rmiller@auburncc.org

Mr. Miller is a member of the Auburn Vocational Board of Education.
 

Mr. Terry Sedivy

Mr. Sedivy
Board Member
Newbury
tsedivy@auburncc.org

 
Terry Sedivy has been a member of the Auburn Vocational Board of Education since 2017.  

Mr. Sedivy received his BA in American History/Political Science from Hiram College. During his junior year in college he had the opportunity to study overseas at Cambridge University in England. After 29 years in sales, he decided to take the opportunity to continue his education and received his MA in Teaching from Kaplan University. Since then he has been a substitute teacher and worked at various summer camps. He also worked in the Education Department of the Western Reserve Historical Society. He is currently in protection services at the Cleveland Museum of Art.

For 20 years, Mr. Sedivy served in various capacities as a member of the Geauga Lyric Theater Guild, a local theater group in Chardon.  As President of the group, they obtained and renovated the old Geauga Theater on Chardon square. It now stands as a central landmark in the village and continues to produce quality shows that involve many interested youth and adults.  Besides his administrative duties, he performed in over 100 plays with the Geauga Lyric Theater Guild as well as with other local theater groups.

Mr. Sedivy was also a youth advisor for Newbury United Community Church for 20 years and a Big Brother through the Big Brother/Big Sister organization for 11 years.  He has always enjoyed working with young people. He has travelled extensively and has been to England, France, Italy, Japan, Mexico, Puerto Rico and Venezuela. He loves to travel and experience different cultures and peoples.  He also enjoys bike riding and has explored England and Italy via bicycle. In addition, he also explored most of my native state of Oho by bicycle.

He is married to Maria who is an Ophthalmic Assistant for Kellis Eye Center in Chardon.  Maria is also an accomplished violinist who teaches violin in Chardon and is a member of the Suburban Symphony Orchestra.  They reside in Newbury, Ohio with their Russian Blue cat, Rhapsody.
 

Mr. Paul Stefanko

Mr. Stefanko
Board Member
Chardon
pstefanko@auburncc.org
 

Mr. Stefanko has been a member of the Auburn Vocational Board of Education since January 6, 2009.  He also represents Chardon School District and was elected to their Board of Education in 2005.  He lives in Chardon with his wife, Sandy and his daughter Janna, who was a student at the Chardon School system.

Mr. Stefanko is the Telecommunications Director for Lake County Government where he works with 12 employees and manages several public safety communication systems.

Mr. Stefanko enjoys volunteering his time as an advisor with the Geauga 4-H organization, he is an avid backpacker, plays softball, and enjoys spending time with his family.
 

Mrs. Mary Wheeler

Mrs. Wheeler
Board Member
mwheeler@auburncc.org

Mrs. Mary Wheeler is a board member of Auburn Career Center.
 

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