Board of directors

LEAF’s Board of Directors is committed to the organization’s mission and serves as its ambassadors in the community. The common theme of their passion is that they want to help students further their education and ultimately return to Lake and Geauga Counties as caring and productive citizens.


Board Member Board Title Years of Service Title Workplace
Robert Malinowski Board President 6 years Client Partner Cognizant
Keith Hohman Board Vice President 4 years Director Pricing-North America Eaton Corporation
Hallie Pallante Board Treasurer 5 years Assurance Supervisor RSM US LLP
Megan Krippel Board Secretary 2 years Enrollment Management & Student Services, Director II Kent State University Geauga
Nicki Burr Member 2 years Plant Controller Lubrizol
Amy Capitena-DuFour Member 4 years Director, Global Compensation and Benefits Swagelok Company
Linda Mangosh Member 4 years Vice President Operations UH Seidman Cancer Center
Dawn Plante Member 1 year                                       Chief Communications Office &                                            Vice President for Community & College Relations Lakeland Community College
Anthony Podojil, Ph.D. Member 17 years Executive Director Alliance for High Quality Education
Tamee Tucker Member 2 years Chief Academic Officer iSTEM
Dr. Trista S. Warren Member 1 years Executive Director LEAF



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