MCCF welcomes new board members
The Medina County Community Fund recently welcomed three new members to the advisory board. MCCF is pleased to introduce Erika Branch, Mark Dorman and Michelle Masica to our fund.
Erika Branch grew up in the greater Akron area and is a graduate from Revere High School. Her parents were both teachers in within Akron Public Schools. She went on to Ohio University and graduated with a degree in organizational communications with a minor in human resources. She started her career at FedEx Custom Critical working in the HR department and focusing on organizational development and recruiting.
She has been in the HR field for over 20 years, and currently works for DS Benefits Group, a One Digital company in Medina. At DS Benefits, she partners with companies to provide solutions for employee benefit programs and human resources support.
Erika has lived in Montville Township since 2003. She has been involved with Medina County Economic Development Corp., BNI Connect, and several advisory boards in Northeast Ohio including the Women’s Network Leadership Institute Advisory Board
Erika has four children through a blended family. Jimmy, 22, attended the Medina County Career Center; Jenna, 20 is a sophomore at Kent State University; Tommy, 18, is a freshman at Bowling Green State University; and Tyler, 16, is a sophomore at Highland High School. She has been involved in many activities within Highland Local Schools. Erika’s husband Jim is a Supervisor Air Traffic Controller at Cleveland Hopkins Airport. They enjoy spending time with their family, traveling and exploring new restaurants.
Founding Dorman Farrell, LLC in 1999, Mark Dorman quickly grew his business into a respected financial services and employee benefits firm, receiving Case Western Reserve University’s Weatherhead 100 ranking for business growth, and Medical Mutual’s Pillar Award for community service.
As president of Dorman Legacy Advisors and Legacy Business Advisors, Mark leads a team of nine professionals serving individuals, business executives and business owners. He specializes in preparing owners for the largest financial transaction they will ever make – their business transition or exit.
Passionate about sharing his expertise, Mark has authored numerous publications, speaks at national and regional events and is adjunct lecturer with The Plan Sponsor University (TPSU). He founded a national network of certified business advisors, Legacy Advisors Network (LAN), where he is a respected peer advisor. He is managing partner of the Western Reserve chapter of The Alternative Board™ (TAB), offering peer-to-peer advisory boards and one-on-one business coaching.
Mark is a member of the Forbes Business Council, a Certified Family Business Specialist (CFBS), Chartered Financial Consultant (ChFC), Chartered Life Underwriter, and a Certified Exit Planning Advisor (CEPA).
Dedicated to community leadership, he has volunteered with the American Red Cross of Medina County, Medina County Economic Development Corporation, Leadership Medina County, Medina County Port Authority, and named 2006 Medina County Corporate Citizen of the Year.
Mark earned his marketing & finance degree from Cleveland State University and resides in Medina Township with wife Tanya and their four children. He enjoys cycling and a good round of golf.
Michelle Masica is the managing broker for a franchise of Sperry Commercial – The Masica Company, a full-service commercial real estate brokerage with offices in downtown Medina and downtown Cleveland. The company is focused on serving clients in all of their real estate needs – from advising, construction project management, leasing, sales, and property management.
Michelle attended Miami University and after graduation pursued a career in sales and communications. She managed Masica Builders after marrying Steve Masica and obtained her real estate license in order to sell residential properties for their real estate company, MSL Realty. The real estate business was sold in 2008, at which point Michelle became the Executive Director of the Wadsworth Area Chamber of Commerce. In 2011, Michelle found her way back to the real estate industry as an agent with a local commercial firm, in which she spent eight years. She decided it was time to pursue her managing broker’s license in 2019, and is excited to lead the team at The Masica Company.
Michelle was born in Arkansas and moved with her family to Medina in 1979. She has since made Medina County her home, and currently resides in the Wadsworth area with her husband, Steve. She has two daughters who both live in the Greater Cleveland area. Michelle has remained involved in the community, serving as the 2019 President of the Great Medina Chamber of Commerce, Treasurer for Faith in Action, and on the Board of First Impression, amongst many other involvements. Outside of The Masica Company, Michelle enjoys traveling, reading, cooking, and spending time with her two grand-pups and her new granddaughter, Oakley.