Associate Board

The Achievement Centers for Children Associate Board is a dynamic group of young professionals who are committed to supporting the Achievement Centers through philanthropic and volunteer activities. Our Associate Board members lend their time, expertise and financial support to help children with disabilities and their families realize their dreams and discover their potential, while expanding their own personal and professional networks. Our primary focus is to support agency programs and services through fundraising and financial support, sponsorship of A Most Excellent Race, volunteering for agency programs and promoting awareness of services provided by the Achievement Centers for Children.

The Associate Board holds regular meetings that feature programming about current disability issues as well as updates on the work of the Achievement Centers. Interested individuals are welcomed to attend meetings to learn more about the Associate Board and the agency. If you would like more information on becoming a member of the Associate Board, please contact Courtney Foster, Associate Board President, at or Deborah Osgood, Vice President of Development and Marketing at or 216-292-9700 ext. 224. You can also complete an application form and email it to either Courtney or Deborah, or mail it to the Achievement Centers for Children, 4255 Northfield Rd., Highland Hills, Ohio  44128.

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2016-2017 Associate Board

Courtney Foster - Associate Board President


Bill Bishilany

Merrymeeting Group

Ashley Butler

WBC Group

Shelly Cayette

Cleveland Cavaliers

Vishnu Chandran

Wild Republic

Yanka Chanenka


Kristin Chapman

Chapman and Chapman

Carolyn Cole

Thompson Hine

Evan Cottington

Blue Point Capital

Jessica Czekalinski

Merrymeeting Group

Brandon Danner

Cleveland Clinic

Carlie Danner

Nestle, Inc.

Patrick Fallon


Alexandra Franceschini

Hathaway Brown

Bryan Gregorich

MAI Capital

Maria Grinberg

MAI Capital

Andrea Gross


Lindsay Guzowski


Mitchell Herringshaw

MAI Capital

Shaun Hughes


Andrew Johnson

Oatey Co.

Tom Kelsey

Hylant Group

Jessica Kerrigan

Hylant Group

Steven Kyman
Danielle Laska

Southwest General Hospital

Emily Lord

The Albert M. Higley Co.

Leigh McDermott


Craig Miller

Allegro Realty Advisors

Whitney Neidus

Party Couture

Cait Piros


Michael Reese

Cleveland Clinic

Brett Restivo

Cleveland Metropolitan School District

Andrew Rutherford


Paul Salibi

BNY Mellon

Bryce Smetana

Skylight Financial Group

Mike Stethem

Resilience Capital

Alexis Swanson

Sherwin Williams

Tatjana Taleff

MAI Capital

Samantha Thibodeaux

Sunnyside Honda

Jessica Tomc


Laura Turner


Marc Ursick


Max Weber


Amelia Witt


Samantha Wolfort


Tommy Wyza

Western Reserve Partners

Jennifer Zimmerman

Avenues of Counseling & Mediation

Cuyahoga Board of Developmental Disabilities
Invest in Childcare
United Way