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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. Their primary focus is to support agency programs and services through fundraising and financial support, sponsorship of A Most Excellent Race, volunteering for programs and promoting awareness of services provided by our agency.

The Associate Board holds regular meetings that feature programming about 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 an Associate Board member, contact Emily Lord, Associate Board President, at: or Debbie Rodriguez, Chief Development and Marketing Officer: or 216-292-9700 ext. 224.

You can also complete an application form and email it to either Emily or Debbie, or mail it to the Achievement Centers for Children, 4255 Northfield Rd., Highland Hills, Ohio  44128.

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2022-2023 Associate Board

Emily Lord - Associate Board President

The A.M. Higley Co.

Kristin Chapman

USI Insurance Services

Evan Cottington

Blue Point Capital Partners

Heather Curtis

Wells Fargo

Greg Djordjevic

Squire Patton Boggs (US) LLP

Patrick Fallon - Associate Board Vice President


Monica Frantz

Travelers Insurance

Anna Friedman


Josh Gedert


Chris Harris

Cohen and Co.

Danielle Hickman


Courtney Kenney

Wells Fargo

Steven Kyman

Youth Challenge

Taylor Richard


Jason Samblanet

Jones Day

Bryce Smetana

Skylight Financial Group

Jeremy Smith

Onward Design Collaborative

Lauren Wojtowicz

McMaster Carr

Charity Navigator
Cleveland Metroparks
Cuyahoga Board of Developmental Disabilities
Invest in Childcare
United Way