Board of Directors

The Autism Society of Greater Akron is fortunate to have an outstanding professional Board of Directors that supports moving the mission forward, including building organizational capacity, financial resources, human skills and expertise, and operational efficiency and effectiveness. 



Dr. William Lanzinger, ChairmanMedical 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 board of ASGA 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, Vice ChairpersonVice President, Power Solutions, Core Scientific

"In 2016, I was actively searching for a board to join in the Akron area. In addition to ASGA, I currently serve on the board of Keep Akron Beautiful and previously served on the board of the Summit County Humane Society. 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 organized and passionate. I was lucky enough to join the board of ASGA in late 2016 and think it's the perfect fit for me."

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Jon Bluebond, Treasurer, Retired

Mr. Bluebond moved to Akron in 1978 to take a job as a clinical social worker with a friend who had recently moved to Akron. 40 years later, he is still working in the field of developmental disabilities. Throughout his professional career, he has served as a social worker, finance director, and Superintendent of the Medina County Board of DD.

Jon is a graduate of the University of Maryland with a B.S. in Psychology. He and his wife, Toby Ann Weber, have two sons named Alex and Andrew. Jon enjoys spending his time away from work traveling and visiting wine growing regions across the country.

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Tim Piatt, Macala & Piatt, LLC

Tim has been an attorney in North Canton for 12 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 was 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.

"ASGA is an outstanding organization that provides amazing support and resources to not only the Autism community but the community in general. I serve on the Board because I want to do everything I can to help the ASGA continue its growth and impact on everyone impacted by Autism."

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


Ashley Angeletti, Financial Advisor, Merrill Lynch

Ashley earned a bachelor’s degree in Business Administration with a focus in Corporate Finance from The University of Akron. She joined Merrill Lynch in 2014 while completing her degree and is now a Financial Advisor on a wealth management team in North Canton. Ashley is committed to understanding the priorities of her clients and their families to help them achieve their financial goals. Ashley is a resident of Green, Ohio and enjoys visits to her family home in the Portage Lakes.

“I have volunteered on the fundraising committee for the Autism 5K walk and run the past 3 years as well as the Casino night event. The 5k run and walk is truly my favorite event because you get to see the families and children interact with one another and enjoy a nice day out. The fundraising committee was a great way to introduce me to this community-based organization. I am excited to be able to serve on such a prestigious board that allows its members to collaborate and develop the way we are able to help families affected by autism.”


Debra Shifrin, Attorney, Gertz & Rosen, Ltd.

Debra is an attorney who limits her practice to representing the disabled before the Social Security Administration.

She is a graduate of The American University and Case Western Reserve University School of Law. Debra is a past president of the National Organization of Social Security Claimants’ Representatives (NOSSCR). She is also very involved in the Akron community. She joined the ASGA Board in 2018 as her way of giving back to a community that has shared so much with her and her family.

Debra is married to Steve with 2 grown sons, a wonderful daughter-in-law, and the apple of her eye – her grandson.


Dr. Jessica Foster, Director, Developmental and Behavioral Pediatrics, Akron Children's Hospital

Dr. Foster is a graduate of both medical school and graduate school at the University of Kansas School of Medicine. She is the Director of Developmental and Behavioral Pediatrics and an acting Developmental and Behavioral Pediatrician at Akron's Children's Hospital.

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Zachary Strickler, Neurodiversity Coordinator, Kent Start University

Zachary grew up spending a good deal of time in Akron with his grandparents. He received his Bachelor of Arts at the University of Akron and his Me.D in Rehabilitation Counseling From Kent State University.

His current work’s focus on helping the neurodiverse students of Kent State university in the reals of social networking, academics, and career exploration. Zach also recently joined the Autism Society of Greater Akron’s Board of Directors.

“I thought I could bring the same tools and skills I use at Kent State to aid the Autism Society of Greater Akron.”


Sharon C. Reaves, Director/CHRO, County of Summit

Sharon is Director and Chief Human Resources Officer, serving under County Executive Ilene Shapiro. Sharon previously held HR positions for Allstate Insurance, METRO Regional Transit Authority, John Glenn NASA Research Facility and The Cleveland Museum of Art. She earned Master’s degrees in advanced leadership studies (IWU) and public administration (University of Akron), and a BS in political science from the University of Dayton. Sharon is an active board member of Youth Opportunities Unlimited (Y.O.U.), Akron Summit Convention & Visitors Bureau, and Autism Society of Greater Akron. She is a member of the Stark State President’s Advisory Council, Greater Akron Chamber Opportunity and Inclusion Subcommittee, Leadership Akron Diversity Committee, Federated Democratic Women of Summit County, Institute for Creative Leadership and many other organizations. She was a founding board member of the Akron Urban Minority Alcoholism and Drug Abuse Program. Sharon has been married to Don Reaves for over 30 years and they have three children and two adorable grandchildren. Although Sharon was born and raised in Cleveland, the Reaves’ have been residents of Sagamore Hills in northern Summit County for close to 30 years.


Ryan Pink, Business Analyst, U-Haul International

Ryan is a corporate business analyst for U-Haul International, a husband, and father of 2 young boys.

“Working in several different positions over 20 years at U-Haul, in both business and tech, I’ve gained different skills that I plan to put to work for the ASGA and our community. I look forward to working with such a wonderful organization to enhance the available events, services, and support for those in the area impacted by Autism.”

Ryan lives in Rittman with his wife Laurie and sons Luca and Rocco. His oldest son is on the Autism spectrum.


Louise Dalton, General Manager of Global Analytics and Decision Support, The Timken Company

Louise received a bachelor’s degree in engineering from Brunel University, England and earned an executive master of business administration degree from Boston University’s school of management. She is also a graduate of Leadership Stark County. Louise lives in Jackson Township with her husband Ethan, and their two youngest sons Ethan and James.

“I am honored to serve on the ASGA board, and welcome the opportunity to help make a positive impact on those affected by Autism in our communities.”

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Lorraine M. Signore, Director of Marketing, Brennan, Manna & Diamond, LLC

Lorraine is the Director of Marketing for the law firm of Brennan Manna & Diamond, a wife, and mother of 4 children. Her youngest son will be a freshman at The University of Akron this fall and is on the autism spectrum.

“When our son was diagnosed with autism 16 years ago, we had no idea how profoundly our lives would forever be changed. Throughout our journey, we have learned about patience, acceptance, hope, and love. His challenges made us better people and I couldn’t be more thankful. As a board member of ASGA, I dedicate my time, talent and treasure to inspire hope, love, and acceptance for those affected by autism. I am proud to serve with others who share my passion.”

Lorraine also serves on the Executive Board of the Copley-Fairlawn Schools Foundation.

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Daniel P. TompkinsDirector of Regional External Affairs, FirstEnergy Corp.

Dan Tompkins has served as FirstEnergy’s Director, Regional External Affairs, since September 2018. In this role, Dan oversees a team responsible for the company’s relationships with mayors, county commissioners, emergency management agencies and first responders in its Ohio, Pennsylvania, West Virginia and Maryland service areas. The team serves as the liaison between FirstEnergy and the communities it serves.

Dan and his wife Suzanne Erb live in West Akron and have the great joy of raising James, diagnosed as a three-year-old on the spectrum in the summer of 2019. His family’s journey with autism began in Akron and has included diagnostic, medical, therapeutic, educational and social services. Serving the community in which he and his family live their autism journey is one of Dan’s driving personal desires.

Dan has a bachelor’s degree in history from Connecticut College and a master’s degree in public administration from the Maxwell School of Citizenship and Public Affairs at Syracuse University.

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Rev. Jonathon Turner, Senior Pastor, Israelite Missionary Baptist Church, Director of Choral Activities, Lutheran High School East

Rev. Jonathon Blake Turner enjoys a multifaceted career as a Pastor, Conductor, Tenor, and Educator. Jonathon has had the privilege to serve in many musical capacities locally and nationally. He received his undergraduate training from Kent State University and is a member of the James Abbington Cohort, Hampton University. He is the Senior Pastor of The Israelite Missionary Baptist Church in Akron, OH.

Some of the highlights of his musical accomplishments include serving as the Director of Kent State University’s “Voices of Testimony” Gospel Choir and Akron’s “Past Unforgotten” Chorus Director. He currently serves as the Director of Choral Activities at Lutheran High School East, and the Chorus Master for Akron Symphony Gospel Meets Symphony Chorus.

A young and enthusiastic leader whose leadership and mentorship helps to shape the lives of learners daily: creating learning and worship environments filled with enthusiasm and challenges to the learner to produce life-changing results.


Sara Kline, Board Member Emeritus, Superintendent, Cuyahoga Falls Department of Parks and Recreation

Sara Kline is a previous board chair and board member of the Autism Society of Greater Akron and continues to support ASGA in its mission. Sara now serves as the Superintendent of the City of Cuyahoga Falls Parks and Recreation department. She is the proud mother of a wonderful 21-year-old daughter, Lindsay, who lives with autism.

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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.