Women's Endowment Fund welcomes two new board members in 2023
The Women's Endowment Fund Advisory Board is excited to welcome two new board members in 2023.
Retired from the Timken Company after 30 years of service in 2014, Betsy Engels led Global Community Relations from 2006 to 2014. During that time, Betsy focused on the company's giving and employee engagement. In her free time, she served on multiple nonprofit boards and helped establish the Women's Impact Inc. in Stark County.
Post-retirement, Betsy shifted focus to Summit County. She has served on the founding board of Women in Manufacturing and recently concluded two terms of service on the Athena Akron board. Today, she is on the advisory board of Vigeo Gardens, an indoor vertical farm, and serves as a pro-bono advisor to entrepreneurs. Professionally, she works as an independent consultant to manufacturing companies and is the president and principal consultant for Acer Business Consultants, a business she runs with her husband.
Betsy first became involved with the Women's Endowment Fund as a donor and member of the Circle of Empowerment. In 2022, she joined the Major Gifts Committee and joined the advisory board in 2023. She is dedicated to growing the fund's impact and bringing in new supporters.
Betsy explained, "I know many of the founding mothers well and am so honored to be associated with their legacy through service to such a great organization. I am also thrilled to be a part of Akron Community Foundation and to learn more about the great work they do in our community. My passion has been women empowerment for most of my life, and this is such a great way to live that passion."
CJ (Carol) Haines is SVP of Power and Governmental Affairs at Core Scientific, a leader in high-performance blockchain infrastructure and software solutions. CJ has nearly 20 years of experience working in the energy industry, with a strong background in energy infrastructure, deregulated markets, governmental affairs, and economic development.
CJ was previously at FirstEnergy Corp, where she was the Director of Economic Development. She has also served as Director at FirstEnergy Solutions, where she launched and led two sales and marketing teams.
She currently serves as the chairman of the board for two nonprofit organizations, including the Autism Society of Greater Akron and Keep Akron Beautiful, as well as chairman of a professional trade organization, the Texas Blockchain Council. She also serves on the Ohio Market Leadership Advisory Board for USGBC Ohio.
CJ is passionate about philanthropy and is committed to supporting her most important beliefs and values. This includes helping young ladies and women grow through coaching, leadership, and peer support. CJ looks forward to getting immersed in the Women's Endowment Fund work and co-chairing the SHEro Campaign. CJ has a B.S. in Business Administration from Drexel University. CJ lives in Portage Lakes with her daughter, Grace.