Board Members


 

Judge Larry Allen – President

 

Experience or reason for being on the board: Growing up in a household with a developmentally disabled brother, allowed me to experience the ups and downs of such a family life. As a Board member, it permits me to interact with families similarly situated and, hopefully, enhance the lives such individuals and families so they and the public can appreciate and enjoy the individuality of each family member.

Employment: Retired after serving 18 years as Judge of the Willoughby Municipal Court.

Involvement or volunteer activities with or in other Lake County Committees or agencies: Currently enjoy membership in a number of international and local associations for the improvement of access to justice for our society; also serve as a member of Breckenridge Village Board.

 

Tom Hunter – Vice President

 

Experience or reason for being on the board: Served 8 years in Deepwood Industries.

Employment: Former Special Ed. Teacher for 22 years at Madison Public Schools.

Involvement or volunteer activities with or in other Lake County Committees or agencies: Volunteer at Lake Metro Park and Stewart Lodge.

 

Pam Martin

Experience or reason for being on the board:

Employment: Faculty at Lake Erie College.

Involvement or volunteer activities with or in other Lake County Committees or agencies: ..

 

Gary Humble

 

Experience or reason for being on the board: My wife and I have four children, two of which are in the DD system. We have been involved as parent caregivers and advocatesin our County DD system for over 20 years. I wanted to make sure that families had a voice and that our system is responsive to their specific needs in caring for their loved one, meeting their individual needs.

Employment: I am the Executive Director ofPinnacle Partners, a not for profit shared services organization founded by three community behavioral health agenciesdedicated to improving the quality of behavioral health services in our communities. Involvement or volunteer activities with or in other Lake County Committees or agencies: My wife and I are members of the Lake County Association for Retarded Citizens

 

Linda Kast

 

Experience or reason for being on the board: As a parent of a child with developmental disabilities and having been very involved at Broadmoor before I returned to teaching, I wanted to be actively a part of Deepwood again when I retired from teaching.

Employment: I am a retired first grade teacher having been employed by Mentor Schools.

Involvement or volunteer activities with or in other Lake County Committees or agencies: I am a member of the Finance Committee with the Board and am a Trustee on the Deepwood Foundation and am a member of the Foundation’s Benefits Committee.

 

Tia Kozlovich

 

Experience or reason for being on the board: Tremendous respect for the LCBDD and all they do for individuals with special needs.

Employment: Willoughby/Eastlake Schools Family Education Coordinator

Involvement or volunteer activities with or in other Lake County Committees or agencies: Deepwood Foundation Board Member; Northeast Ohio Autism Group Advisory Committee Member; University Hospital Autism Community Collaborative Member

 

Tom Tarantino

 

Experience or reason for being on the board: Child with developmental disabilities.

Employment: Attorney / principal Climaco, Wilcox, Peca, Tarantino&Garofoli Co, LPA

Involvement or volunteer activities with or in other Lake County Committees or agencies: Special counsel, Lake County ADAMHS Board. Member, Lake County Bar Association.

 

Elfie Roman - Superintendent

 

EDUCATIONAL BACKGROUND:

M.A. in Speech/Language Pathology M.A. in Public Administration - Health Care Administration

PROFESSIONAL BACKGROUND: 1979 to Present at Lake County Board of Developmental Disabilities/Deepwood, as: Speech/Language Pathologist Staff Development Director Human Resources Director Assistant Superintendent Superintendent (January 1996 to Present)

PROFESSIONAL AND COMMUNITY AFFILIATIONS: Leadership Lake County Mentor Rotary - Board Member; Vice-President; President Lake County Free Medical Clinic Deepwood Foundation - Board Member Lake County Family and Children- First Council Ohio Superintendents of County Boards of DD, Region VI - Vice-President Northeast Ohio Network Council of Governments Western Reserve Counseling Western Reserve Junior Service League Lake County Association for Retarded Citizens Ohio Association of County Boards of DD - Trustee