Executive Board

Michael Robinson, Board President

Michael serves as Account Manager for Akron General Health & Wellness Innovations Consulting Group. He previously held leadership roles with the Akron Area YMCA, IBM, Diebold, and Sanofi-Aventis pharmaceuticals.  Michael is married to Faye and has two sons, Michael and TaJuan. He has been a resident of the Akron area for 30 years serving the community in many volunteer roles.  He is also an active member and serves on several boards at the Arlington Church of God.

Tom Sipe, Vice President

Tom has worked in the Banking/Collections industry for the past 28 years primarily in the IT and Call Center technology arena. He has held senior management positions with Aspect Software, GE Money, Key Bank, and is currently employed by Synchrony Financial as a Strategy Analyst.  He has lived in the Akron/Canton area his entire life and currently serves as an elder with Bridge Bible Church in Brimfield.

Thomas J. Roberts, Board Secretary

Tom has worked in manufacturing quality assurance for 20 years serving automotive, aerospace, construction equipment, and industrial applications after graduating from the University of Tennessee in 1990.  He is currently serving as the Director of Quality for Preferred Compounding Corp in Barberton, OH.  Tom has been married for over 20 years to Mary and has a son, Barric.  He has served in urban ministry in Akron for over seven years and is an active member at The Summit Church in Green.

Reverend Darrell Frazier

Pastor Darrel Frazier earned a BA from Trevecca Nazarene University (BA) and MDiv from Nazarene Theological Seminary.  Pastor Darrel served an inner city youth ministry in St Louis, served as a youth minister in New York and Michigan for seven years, as a lead pastor in Maine and now Akron for the last 14 years at the Arlington Church of the Nazarene.

Reverend Dr. Mark Tony Ward

Pastor of Zion Temple Baptist Church for 22 years. Worked as Teller Supervisor for First Merit Bank in Akron, Ohio. Earned Doctorate of Ministry with emphasis on Strategic Leadership from Faith Evangelical Seminary in 2014.

Courtney Jones-Hunter

Courtney has served as a Professional School Counselor at East Community Learning Center for over 15 years. She previously served as a Middle School Teacher. Courtney and her husband, Dallas Hunter III, are active members of Arlington Church of God, serving in various leadership capabilities. They have 5 children and 4 grandchildren.

Sylvia Winston


Advisory Council

Gina Burk

Tamara Boone

Roger Cash

Wayne Chevalier, President

Yvette Curry

Chris Humphrey

Nathan Kurscak

Willie McGee

Jessica McLouth

Yvette McMillian

Dan Rafferty

Sean Tucker

Leader Ship Team

Don Breece, Executive Director

Georgia Tech former offensive end and 1977 graduate, who is self employed in plastic raw material sales. He has been involved in inner city ministry since 2006 and member of Maranatha Bible Church in Springfield, Oh. Leader of boys mentoring grades K-5th. “ “Success will be witnessing the kids we mentor come back and mentor the next generation of kids.”

(330)256-6911 | dcb0082@gmail.com

Melvin Fields, Development Director

Melvin is currently the Manager of Client Services for the Haven of Rest in Akron, Ohio. He has been there for the last twenty years.  He sits on the board for Summit County Emergency Food and Shelter. He has ministered to people with HIV/AIDS for over seventeen years. He also has pursued his passion of working with children of the past six years.

(330)690-1162 | melvinfields691@gmail.com

Vince Curry,  High School Director

Regional Director Fair Housing Associates in Akron, Ohio. Member of Arlington Church Of God.

(330)760-2335 | blacur@aol.com

Deanna Norflee, Girls High School Director

Dee earned B.S. Bus. Communications and Public Relations in 2002 and Masters in Sports Science Coaching in 2004. Works for City of Akron and is a member of Zion Temple Baptist Church and serves as Youth Choir Director. Buchtel High School Boys Basket Ball Ass’t Coach, Ellet High School Sprint Track Coach, Head Coach Lady James 9th grade AAU Shooting Stars.

Randall Walker, Business Manager

Randall resides in Wadsworth with his wife of thirty years and three daughters. He is a member of Northside Christian Church.  He has as BS in Chemistry and and MBA.  He was an employee at Goodyear for twenty three years and has run his own business for the last five years.


David Godbee, Logistics Coordinator
Amy Isakov, Social Media Manager

(330) 322-1394 | amyisakov@gmail.com

Mary Zuchowski, Food Service Coordinator
Brian Rostedt, Elementary Boys Leader
Mary Breece, Jr High Girls Leader
Tom Roberts, Jr High Boys
Brian Rostedt, Elementary School Boys
Sharon Shearer, Elementary Girls