Board of Directors


 Dr. William Lanzinger

Dr. William Lanzinger, Chairman, Medical Director Hand Surgery, Cleveland Clinic Akron General

Dr. Lanzinger is a hand surgeon at Cleveland Clinic Akron General.  He earned his bachelor’s degree from Wittenberg University and then went on to get his medical degree from Northeast Ohio Medical University.  

"I joined the autism Board in 2016 in what I thought was an altruistic endeavor. The people whom I have met have changed me forever. I am certain that I’m a better father today for being a part of this Board. It has brought more meaning to my life than anything I could give back."

Lanzinger is married to Judge Jill Flagg Lanzinger of Summit County Common Pleas Court.  They live in green with their 3 children.  Their oldest son is on the Autism spectrum.

 CArol Haines

Carol Haines, Vice Chairperson,  Economic Development First Energy Coporation

Ms. Haines is an Economic Developer for First Energy Corporation here in Akron. 

"In 2016, I was actively searching for a Board to join in the Greater Akron area. I currently also serve on the board of Keep Akron Beautiful and previously served on the Summit County Humane Society Board. My hope was to find a board where I could not only serve at board meetings, but also participate in activities that will help the organization grow and thrive. I wanted to find a board with engaged members that are planful and organized and passionate. I was lucky enough to join the board of ASGA in late 2016 and I think this is the perfect fit for me."


 Geoff Hall

Geoffrey W. Hall, Secretary,  Senior Healthcare Executive Cleveland Clinic Rehab Hospital Edwin Shaw

Mr. Hall is an executive leader with more than 20 years of experience cultivating, improving, and directing operations for various facilities throughout the healthcare industry. Hall holds an MBA in Management and Operations from Walden University, a Master of Social Work from East Carolina University, and a Bachelor of Social Work from Auburn University.

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Jon Bluebond, Treasurer,  Superintendent Medina County Board of D.D.

 Chris Hawley

Christopher Hawley, Brouse McDowell

Mr. Hawley is an attorney with Brouse McDowell mainly working with the Corporate and Securities Practice Group. 

"Helping people has always been a passion of mine since I was in High School. Whether it’s going on alternative spring break in college, volunteering at food pantries, or getting involved with local non-profit organizations, I love taking the opportunity to give of myself and my time to help others whenever I can. I grew up and remain a devout Catholic and this type of dedication and work for others is an integral part of my faith."

Hawley currently lives downtown Cleveland and grew up all over the East side of Cleveland. He has two siblings, a younger brother and a younger sister, and is currently engaged to be married in July.

Sara Kline

Sara Kline,  Mayor, Stow

Stow is an outstanding place to call home, and she is honored to represent the residents and businesses of the community as the Mayor. Sara is a graduate of Bowling Green State University and the University of Colorado.

Over the past few years, Sara Kline feels fortunate to be a part of several community projects and organizations, both past and present that make a positive impact on our community. 

"I have been on the ASGA Board since 2014 and have truly enjoyed my time. My favorite part of Board service is advocacy and I have participated in several activities locally and nationally with ASGA to influence public policy. I hope to continue in that advocacy role long after I am no longer on the ASGA Board."

Kline and her husband, Rob, have two daughters, Lindsay (19) and Molly (18). Oscar, the family's fur baby came to live with the Kline's this past fall and fits right in with the family. 

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Tim Piatt, Macala & Piatt, LLC

Tim has been an attorney in North Canton for nearly 11 years at the law firm of Macala & Piatt. His practice focuses mainly on representing pension plans for local building trades unions. Tim graduated from Kent State University in 2001 with a Bachelor’s Degree in Secondary Education – History and Political Science. He graduated from the University of Akron Law School (where he met his wife Jennifer) in 2006. He received his Master’s Degree in Taxation from the University of Akron in 2010.

For some reason, Tim is an avid Cleveland Browns fan. Before his son Sam, who is on the Autism spectrum, and daughter Abby were born, Tim enjoyed reading historical fiction and mystery novels. Since the birth of his children, he is an enthusiastic reader of books about unicorns, knights, and princesses.

Tim and Jennifer live in Green with Sam, Abby, and Hanford the dog.

 Melissa Snowe

Melissa Snowe, “a girl who never lost her wonder”

"I plan on relentlessly urging our culture to see not the stigma of ASD - its difficult challenges & isolating differences - but rather the wonder of it, uniquely exhibited in each Autistic person, not disordered but complexly ordered."

Ms. Snowe recently graduated from the University of Akron and is currently studying for the CPA exam. She resides in Akron with her three sons. 


Magistrate Ronald L. Cable, Jr., Board Member Emeritus, Summit County Domestic Relations Court

JUDGE RON CABLE was elected to the Akron Municipal Court bench in december 2017. Judge Cable served as a magistrate at the Summit County Juvenile Court before being elected judge.

Judge Cable graduated from the University of Akron with a B.A. in political science and from the University of Akron School of Law with a Juris Doctor. Magistrate Cable also attended the Capital University School of Law.  

Judge Cable became involved with ASGA in 2005 and continues to support the agency. Cable is a resident of Akron, Ohio where he lives with his wife and three children.

Sherri Bevan Walsh

Sherri Bevan Walsh, Board Member Emeritus, Prosecuting Attorney, Summit County

Ms. Walsh was elected Summit County Prosecutor in 2000 and has been recognized on both the state and national levels for her outstanding leadership. 

Ms. Walsh resides in Hudson with her husband and their two sons.


Brett Zimmerman, Board Member Emeritus, Intervention Specialist, Springfield Local Schools

Mr. Zimmerman holds a Moderate/Intensive Intervention Specialist License & a Master’s degree in Education. He is a lead mentor teacher in the Springfield Local School District and attends the Suffield United Church of Christ where he serves on the governing board as an elder.

Brett enjoys working with the youth ministry, community outreach programs and the Autism Society family events, such as; bowling, swimming & picnics. In addition, he likes to travel with his family & volunteer in the community. His favorite places to visit are Cape Cod, Massachusetts & Palm Springs, California.

Zimmerman resides with his family in West Akron & has an adult son on the spectrum.