Who We Are

The Boys & Girls Clubs of the Western Reserve is an autonomous affiliate of Boys & Girls Clubs of America. We are committed to changing kids’ lives by providing them with a safe place to belong after school where dedicated staff members and caring volunteers are ready with a smile and an encouraging hand to help a young person in need.

Board Members

Board Officers

Board Chair
Richard Fry III, Esq.
Buckingham, Doolittle & Burroughs, LLC 

Immediate Past Chair 
Derrick W. Ransom, Jr. 
Vice President & Senior Financial Planner 

Robert Rothschild 
American Axle & Manufacturing 

David J. Hastings 
Hastings Water Works, Inc. 

Board Members

Lisa A. Aurilio
Chief Operating Officer 
Akron Children's Hospital 
Eric Chojnacki
Account Executive
Summa Health 

Tracy Dowe
VP, Relationship Manager
Wells Fargo

Jason Frederick 
VP of Operations, Safety and Sourcing 
FedEx Custom Critical 
Derrick Hall, Esq 
System Director- Complex & Chronic Care Operations 
Summa Health 

Lynn Hamrich MD
Summa Health Medical Group  

Geraldine Hayes-Nelson, Ph.D.
Executive Director, Human Resources Employee Engagement & Outreach
Kent State University


Board Members (Continued)

Bob Kulinski 
The United Way of Summit County

Morgan Lasher 
Dir. of Business Development/President 
The Vanderhaven Group/Amp Strategy 

James Merz 
Chief Actuarial & Analytics Officer 

Mark Quinlan

Lindsey Stewart
General Manager
Ken Stewart’s Restaurants 

Katie Wright
Cuyahoga Valley Environmental Education Center 

Emeritus Trustees

Paul J. Belair
Douglas Haslinger
Betty Rider, Ph.D.
Bruce W. Rogers, Jr. “Bud”


The Boys & Girls Clubs of the Western Reserve depends on generous financial contributions from individuals, corporations and foundations in our community to fund its diverse programs and services. You can make a difference

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We strongly believe in the valuable role that volunteers play in transforming the lives of our members. As little as one hour per week is all it takes to make a positive impact on a young child's life.

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