We are so thankful to each one of our board members who dedicates their time and resources to help Habitat for Humanity of Summit County to continue to succeed and grow.
Thank you for all your hard work!
Rick Dodson - President
Patrick Miller - Vice President
Reliance Standard Insurance
Patrick has served in this capacity since November 2007. He worked for Standard Insurance Company for two decades where he held various roles of increasingly responsible sales & management positions in both home office and the field environments. Prior to joining Reliance Standard, Mr. Miller was President of Client First Group of Ohio which provided employee benefit consulting for clients which employed 1,000 plus employees. Mr. Miller holds a Bachelor of Science degree in Economics from University of Oregon.
Thomas Orcutt - Treasurer
JP Morgan Chase Bank
Thomas Orcutt is Vice President and Business Relationship Manager for JP Morgan Chase Bank. Tom has more than 27 years of banking and financial services experience. Tom lives in Akron, Ohio, with his wife and their 4 children. He enjoys outdoor activities with his family and spending time with his wife working on their century home.
Jake Frego - Secretary
Bank of America
Jake is married to Janet, and they have four children. He serves on various boards at Archbishop Hoban High School, the University of Notre Dame, and Habitat for Humanity Summit County.
Monica Vinay - Immediate Past President
Myers Industries, Inc.
She was a member of the Leadership Akron class XXIX.
Community Member for Affiliation
Reverend Ron Shultz
Family of Faith UMC
Wells Fargo Advisors is a trade name used by Wells Fargo Clearing Services, LLC/Member SIPC
City of Akron
Now, as Mayor Horrigan’s Deputy Chief of Staff and Deputy Mayor for Administration, she serves as the lead on City communications, branding and messaging, oversees the Communications staff, government and community relations, and manages any Mayor’s Office strategic initiatives deemed appropriate by the Mayor.
Tucker Ellis, LLP
Akron Children’s Hospital
Roetzel and Andress
University of Akron - Retired
A long-time volunteer with Habitat for Humanity, Dr. Verstraete was elected to the Board in 2016 and is returning to active volunteering with the organization. In her now abundant free time, Dr. Verstraete will focus on her passion for philanthropy, photography, travel and golf.
Cleveland Clinic Akron General
Brian holds a Bachelor of Science in Finance and Marketing from Miami University. He enjoys sports, boating & travel and resides in Brecksville with his wife and two children.
Pastor Mark Frey
The Bath Church, UCC
Consultant Oswald Companies
Michael has been with Oswald Companies for 5 years. He is involved with the Knights of Columbus, St. Bernards Church and Hoban High School. He also volunteers with Akron Children’s, Akron Canton Food Bank and the Football Hall of Fame. He is pursuing his MBA from Ohio State and believes in Habitat’s mission. His strengths include leadership skills, critical thinking, and execution of plans. Oswald specializes in non profit Employee Benefits and Property Casualty Insurance.
Attorney, Roetzel & Andress
Dave is an alumni of Torchbearers in Akron, and a 2009 University of Akron law school graduate. He has been with Roetzel and Andress for 10 years, where he primarily practices in the area of personal injury defense, with a specific focus on medical malpractice and products liability. He grew up in a Christian household, and he has strong connections with several local churches and pastors. He is currently a member of Grace Church in Bath, and he has also had previous involvement with Habitat. Additionally, Dave volunteers with Akron Children’s Hospital, and he is a coach for the University of Akron law school’s nationally recognized mock trial team. Dave has a passion for people, and is always willing to help those in need. As a member of the Board, he will use both his legal knowledge and community ties to further the interests of Habitat.
CPA, self employed
Michelle previously was with Meaden & Moore and was our auditor for nearly 10 years. She brings a strong understanding of our financials and a commitment to Habitat of what we do. In addition to her technical abilities in accounting and finance, she is dedicated to being present and engaged and has an overall passion to serve others and make a difference in their lives. Michelle is a graduate of the University of Akron and involved in as the secretary of her condo association board, Leadership Akron alumni, and the Athena events for Akron Community Foundation and the Women’s Endowment Fund.
Senior Vice President Huntington Bank
Lynda is our new relationship manager for Habitat for Humanity. She has 27 years in the banking industry with an MBA from Baldwin Wallace and well as an undergrad in finance. She is passionate about helping people especially those who need access to fundamental basics needs like food, clothing and shelter. She has an objective eye and makes clear decisions as well as being a quick learner and is a strong negotiator. She is active in the Medina and Wadsworth Chambers of Commerce, the Medina Economic Development Fund and attends church at Bethel Cleveland. She volunteers with United Way and the Battered Women’s Shelter.