Advisory Boards

Business Advisory Board 2023–2025

DeVille School of Business

Harry Bossey, President & General Manager, Western Tradewinds, Inc.
Steven Burger, Chief Financial Officer, Employer's Health
Angie Burick, Vice President, Controller, The J.M. Smucker Company
Lisa Codispoti, COO, Cleveland Museum of Art, Cleveland, Ohio
Roger DeVille, President, DeVille Construction Co. & Managing Partner, Triad Realty
Terry Nolan, Chairman, Standard Printing
Mario C. Giganti, President & Senior Advisor, Cornerstone Capital Advisors
Sarah Hubert, Director, Card Merchant Team, American Greetings
Todd Lensman, President, FOFM, LLC/Lensman & Associates, Ltd.
Ronald J. Manse, Executive in Residence, Walsh University
David H. Maynard, President of Engineered Surfaces, a Division of OMNOVA Solutions
J. Ted Mihaila, Retired, The Timken Company
Brandyn Neal, Client Advisor Risk Management, Schauer Group
John R. Nichols, Retired, The Timken Company
Dean Olivieri, President, Olivieri Construction
Howard O’Neill,  Lead Financial Analyst, Pet Segment, The J.M. Smucker Company
Amanda Ott, Financial Controller of Operations, TimkenSteel Corporation
Christian M. Parrish, Sr. Vice President, Integration Services & Supply chain Management, Aultman Hospital
Jeffrey W. Snyder, Senior Vice President, Commercial Relationship Manager, Huntington Bank
Matthew Strobelt, Director of Operations and Strategy, Nilges Draher LLC
Annie Yoder, Director of Development, REA & Associates

Division of Education Clinical Advisory Council 2023–2025

School and Community Representatives

Liza Grossman, Ph.D; Director of Research and Evaluation, Stark Education Partnership
Paul Salvino, Superintendent, Massillon City Schools
Jeffrey Wendorf, Superintendent, North Canton City Schools
Chris DiLoreto, Superintendent, Jackson Local Schools
Pete Schafer, Administrator, Christ the Servant/Our Lady of Peace School
Susie Marioello, Executive Director/Principal, Weaver Child Development Center
Michael Babics, Principal, Glenoak High School, Plain Local Schools
Erica Hershberger, Glenoak High School, Intervention Specialist, RTI Specialist; Adjunct Faculty
Dave Thompson, Principal, STEAMM Academy at Hartford, Canton City Schools
Debbie Polen, Curriculum Director, Perry Local Schools 
Dr. Vic Johnson, Principal, Sandy Valley Elementary School 

Walsh University Representatives

Michael Dunphy, Ph.D., Vice President for Academic Affairs, Walsh University
Gary D. Jacobs, Ph.D., Chair and Professor, Division of Education, Walsh University
Jennifer Green, Ph.D. Assistant Professor, Clinical Supervision Coordinator, Walsh University
Eugenia Johnson-Whitt, Ph.D., Assistant Professor, Clinical Seminar Instructor
Student Leadership Representatives from Education Club, Council for Exceptional Children, and Kappa Delta Pi Honorary Society


Jeffery Warnke, Ph.D. Director, Graduate Education, Assistant Professor, Walsh University
Debbie Hartwig, Ohio State Support Team 9
Gary D. Jacobs, Ph.D., Chair and Professor, Division of Education
Michelle Elia, Region 5 State Support Team
Mary Fiala, Superintendent, Diocese of Youngstown
Matthew Gagnon, Assistant Principal, Oakwood Middle School, Plain Local Schools
Cassandra Johnson, Ph.D., Superintendent, Bedford City Schools 
Katie Leigh, Summit ESC
Michelle Lenarz, Professor, Graduate Education, Walsh University   
Hillary Newell, Teacher, Saint Philip and James School, Canal Fulton, Ohio
Candace Papp, Teacher, McKinley Elementary School, Lisbon Exempted Village Schools
Jordan Viebranz,  Instructor, Sports Medicine & Rehabilitation, R.G. Drage
Randal Rair, Ph.D., Assistant Professor, Graduate Education, Walsh University
Walsh University CHD School Counseling Representative

Two current graduate students from the Division of Education are standing members of the council each year.


The Walsh University Nursing Advisory Board provides a forum for the exchange of information, concerns, and views to promote nursing excellence in the graduate and undergraduate nursing programs. Members of the Advisory Board represent the University, community health care facilities, and alumni of the nursing programs.

Walsh University Representatives

Michael Dunphy, PhD, Vice President for Academic Affairs
Judy Kreye, PhD, RN, CNP, Dean, Gary and Linda Byers School of Nursing
Janet Finneran, DNP, FNP-BC, Director, Graduate Nursing , Gary and Linda Byers School of Nursing 
Joanne Kramer, MA, BS, Coordinator of PT & OT Clinical Education, School of Behavioral and Health Sciences 

Health Care Facility Representatives

Christine Benson, MSN, RN-BC, Director of Professional Practice and Magnet Program, Summa Health System
Janet Boiarski, MSN,BSN, RN, Administrative Director of Patient Care Services, Mercy Medical Center
Kelly Lilly, MSN, NE-BC, RN, Vice President, Critical Care Services, Aultman Hospital

Nursing Alumni

Nursing Alumni, Walsh University


Undergrad Student, Walsh University
Graduate Student, Walsh University


School of Behavioral and Health Sciences

Shelly Lackner, M.A.Ed, Mathews Local School District
Mary Groman, OTR/L, Aultman Hospital
Jordyn Linzell, MOT, OTR/L, Bridgeway Academy
Sandi Ray, OT/L, MOT, PT, DPT, Stark State College