Associate Board

Comprised of emerging leaders from across the Ohio & Erie Canalway, our associate board is dedicated to learning more about the National Heritage Area and helping it grow. Established in 2014, the associate board has worked on various volunteer and trail improvement projects while supporting the Ohio & Erie Canalway. Key involvement includes:

  • Leading a project committee to develop Towpath Trail underpasses through Akron as part of iTowpath.

  • Forming teams as participants in the annual Huntington Towpath Century Ride.

  • Volunteering for and gathering additional volunteers for events, programs, trail projects, and cleanups.

See below for a list of current associate board members.


Board Members

Albert Macso, Chairman
Akron Coffee Roasters

Samantha Szilagyi, Vice President
FirstEnergy Solutions

Allyson Boyd, Secretary 
Akron Zoo

Luke Anderson

Melinda Chase
Hammontree & Associates

Keith Corbin
Cohen & Company

Lisa Curll
Dominion East Ohio

Michelle DeMangeont
Summa Health System

Carly Greene

Paul Haberny
ComDoc Inc.

Summer Hall
City of Akron

Alex Harnocz
City of Lakewood

Chelsea James

Steven Kolarik
Environmental Design Group, Inc.

Kyle Lukes
Environmental Design Group, Inc.

James Panezott 
Davey Resource Group

Matt Philips

Cassie Primm 
Akron Public Schools

Alexandria Reiter
GPD Group

Dave Rich
United Way of Summit County

Lisa Russell, M.Ed.
Cleveland Clinic Akron General

Asli Sahin-Sariisik
The Goodyear Tire & Rubber Company

Jordan Stephens
G. Stephens, Inc.

Theresa Taras
GPD Group

Sarah Vargo 
Goodyear Tire & Rubber Company

Katie Wheeler
AMG Marketing

Dean Wolosiansky
Lindsay Precast