Governing Board

The SCCAA Governing Board is composed of citizens appointed according to the SCCAA By-Laws from within the County of Stark. The Governing Board is a policy-making governing body for all SCCAA operations conducted through SCCAA offices within Stark County. The SCCAA Governing Board delegates the day-to-day administration and program operations to the Chief Executive Officer. The CEO acts on behalf of the Board in terms of policy implementation and other internal management issues.

Private Sector Board Members

Following are the members of the SCCAA Governing Board representing the Private Sector:

Dawn Devine
* First Commonwealth Bank

Karen Young
* Stark State College

Pastor Walter Moss
* Canton Foursquare Church


Jonathan Morris
* Redinger & Morris LLP

Bob Fay
Bob Fay
* Certified Public Accountant

Public Sector Board Members

Following are the members of the SCCAA Governing Board representing the Public Sector:

Kirk Braithwaite
* Appointee, City of Massillon

Deb Forkas
Deborah Forkas
* Appointee of Stark County Commissioners    

Kim Perez
* City of Canton, Treasurer

Fred Scott
Fred Scott
* Mayor Appointee, City of Canton

Sheila Cherry
Sheila Cherry
* City of Alliance, Ward 1 Council Person

Constituent Sector Board Members

Following are the members of the SCCAA Governing Board representing the Constituent Sector:

Shawn Wallick
* Head Start Policy Council

Patricia Hudson-Russell
* Massillon Walnut Hills Residents Association 

Patricia Howard 
* SW Area Neighborhood Association

Marilyn Frazier
* Stark Metropolitan Housing Authority 

JoAnn Kasler
* SMHA Resident Association