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Medina County Women's Endowment Fund Board

Advisory board members serve without pay to help the fund continue impacting the lives of Medina County's women and children. 

The diversity of the board strengthens the fund's work in Medina County and provides a vast knowledge base. The following community leaders serve as board members. Click on their names for more information.

Mary Isaac
Chair
Mary Isaac

Chair
Director of Sales Support, Medical Mutual of Ohio

Mary Isaac is the Director of Sales Support at Medical Mutual of Ohio, where she manages the company’s proposal unit team as well as the Network Access Services Division. She is active in the community, having previously served as secretary and treasurer of the Strongsville VFW Post 3345 Ladies Auxiliary. In addition, she belongs to Medical Mutual’s S.H.A.R.E. program, which supports various organizations throughout the entire state of Ohio. Mary is a recent graduate of Leadership Medina County Class of 2018, and received her undergraduate degree from Kent State University and her MBA from Ashland University.

Leah Comes
Vice Chair
Leah Comes

Vice Chair
Licensed Realtor, Designated Professional Property Stager, and volunteer

Leah Comes is a multi-million dollar sales producer, as a licensed realtor with Russell Real Estate Services. Having a background in interior decorating, Leah also earned a Professional Property Stager (PPS) designation to accompany her real estate license. Leah has presented to her peers at the Medina County Board of Realtors, teaching best practices in staging, and the influence it has on the value of property. Helping not only her own clients, she aids her fellow agents with her craft. Leah has been a participating member of the Medina County chapter of 100+ Women Who Care. Guided by the national organization in its governance, she is grateful to gain insight on the needs within Medina County, but more importantly, to contribute to solutions. Leah completed the seven-year study of the national Bible Study Fellowship program, and through her church, volunteered in a Christian mentoring program serving children in the local elementary school. Leah was vice president in charge of fundraising for Medina Preschool PTA, and has enjoyed being part of a large church choir in the community. Leah graduated with a Social Science/Secondary Education Degree from Westminster College in Pennsylvania.

Rebecca Alspach
Secretary
Rebecca Alspach

Secretary
Community Volunteer

Rebecca Alspach is a longtime community volunteer and Medina resident. In addition to her work with the Medina County Women’s Endowment Fund, she also serves as a food pantry volunteer for the Medina United Methodist Church and is actively involved in the HG Blake Elementary PTO Restaurant Fundraiser Committee. She previously served as president of the MOMS Club of Medina, East Chapter. Rebecca has a background in business management and previously worked as director of operations for Digital Rocket, a digital marketing company. She holds a bachelor’s degree from the University of Missouri and a master’s degree from Grand Canyon University.

 
Marjorie Cook
Marjorie Cook

PR / Education Committee Chair
Business Development, Eyedeal Graphics

Marjorie Cook is a professional networker at Eyedeal Graphics, where she connects with others and helps develop brand and marketing strategies through electronic and printed graphic design. She also uses her passion for children and families as a parent advocate at Greenleaf Family Center. As an advocate, she empowers parents who are raising children with disabilities, with a particular focus on the special education process. Marjorie previously served as a training and education coordinator at the Ohio Federation for Children's Mental Health, where she trained parents and professionals in special education and family engagement at the local, state and national level. Marjorie studied arts management at Lake Erie College and is the proud parent of an adult son, Alex. Marjorie's advocacy for family driven services is fueled by the successes and struggles that she has encountered personally. Her hope is that one day all children will have what they need to be successful at school, home and in the community.

Lauren Disbennett
Lauren Disbennett
Heather Frey
Heather Frey

Logistics Committee Co-Chair
Co-owner, COO of Multiples LLC

Heather Frey is co-owner and founder of the Medina-based property management group COO of Multiples LLC. Heather is an active volunteer in the Medina community. Before joining the Medina County Women’s Endowment Fund, Heather volunteered with Feeding Medina County, Girl Scouts of North East Ohio, Outreach Mentor and Akron Children’s Hospital.

Ellen Hunter
Ellen Hunter

Grants Committee Chair
Vice President, Hunter Insurance Agency Inc.

Ellen Hunter is a licensed property and casualty insurance agent and co-owner of Hunter Insurance Agency, Inc. in Medina. Ellen has long been an active civic and church volunteer and an advocate for education. She currently serves on the board of directors for the Medina Hospital Foundation and Medina's Summer Reinforcement Program. Ellen is also an associate member of the Women's Advisory Board for her alma mater, The College of Wooster, from which she graduated as a Phi Beta Kappa with a bachelor's degree in German. Ellen's other recent volunteer positions have been with Hospice of Medina County and Feeding Medina County. She is a recipient of the Medina Jaycees Distinguished Service Award and was also named a Medina City Teachers Association Friend of Education and a YWCA Woman of Distinction. A resident of Medina since 1981, Ellen is a graduate of Leadership Medina County.

Amy Immel
Amy Immel

Director of Parent and Family Giving, College of Wooster

Amy Immel is the director of parent and family giving at the College of Wooster, where she specializes in identifying major gift and leadership prospects by engaging parents of current students and alumni. Amy previously worked at Oberlin College in various roles within development and alumni affairs, including public programs and development events, the annual fund, and parent and family giving. Prior to Oberlin, Amy worked at March of Dimes as the community director for the Greater Akron area. Her responsibilities included leading all fundraising efforts, recruiting volunteers, and coordinating and executing event logistics. Amy earned a Bachelor of Arts degree in management at Hiram College and a Master of Public Administration degree specializing in nonprofit management at the University of Akron.

Cathy Posner
Cathy Posner

Immediate Past President
Owner, Transition Consulting and Coaching

Cathy Posner is the owner of Transition Consulting and Coaching, where she specializes in career coaching, small business development and nonprofit consulting services. She also works as a senior coach with Career Curve, a national outplacement firm, and as a Specialized Training Consultant with the Medina County Career Center, Adult Education department. She previously served as executive director of the Medina County Performing Arts Foundation. In addition to MCWEF, Cathy is on the board of Feeding Medina County and a member of the Farmers Market Advisory Committee, the Medina Diversity Project, the Greater Medina Chamber of Commerce, Northeast Ohio Women’s Network and Kids First Medina. Cathy is a recipient of Medina’s Women of Our Community Award for 2018. Cathy is a graduate of Case Western Reserve University and the College of Wooster.

Katie Spisak
Katie Spisak

HRIS Administrator, ICON Government and Public Health Solutions Inc.

Katie Spisak is HRIS administrator for ICON Government and Public Health Solutions Inc., a contract research organization based in Hinckley. In this position, she optimizes human resource technology to streamline the job’s processes and procedures. Katie is a trustee within the company's internal Make a Difference committee, which focuses on philanthropy in Medina County through partnerships with The Salvation Army, Troopons and more. She is also involved with the Cleveland chapter of the Society of Human Resource Management as a member of the communications team.