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Mark

Mark J. Samolczyk

Mark serves as president and CEO of Stark Community Foundation. He's the primary representative of the Foundation in the community and the leader in achieving the Foundation’s vision and mission. Mark joined the Foundation in October 2009.

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Dana L.

Dana L. Patterson

Dana serves as vice president and chief financial officer. She oversees the accounting, financial management, budgeting, audit, investment and human resources functions for Stark Community Foundation. Dana joined the Foundation staff in March 2017.

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Bridgette

Bridgette L. Neisel

Bridgette serves as vice president of advancement. She is responsible for increasing the Foundation’s endowed funds through a long-term perspective on prospect identification and development, and the provision of services to potential donors, current donors and professional advisors. Bridgette joined the Foundation in July 2012.

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Stephanie

Stephanie L. Boka

Stephanie serves as staff accountant. She is responsible for reconciling the Foundation’s bank statements, maintaining the quarterly allocations and reports, and preparing the necessary reports for the annual audit, tax returns and annual report. She also assists the Chief Financial Officer with payroll, life insurance and stock receipt issues. Stephanie joined the Foundation in April 2005.

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Christine

Christine M. Cunningham

Chris serves as finance and systems officer. She is responsible for managing the day-to-day financial processes of the Foundation in addition to the management of the Foundation's technology systems. Chris joined the Foundation in July 1997.

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Dana

Dana S. Johnson

Dana serves as grants administrator. She is the central administrator of the grant process from the intake/entry point throughout the life cycle of the grant and provides clerical support for grantmaking activities. Dana joined the Foundation in January 2007.

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Marilyn

Marilyn Thomas Jones

Marilyn serves as director of community engagement. She is responsible for the day-to-day management and oversight of the Foundation’s community engagement activities, including all community outreach associated with the facilitation and training of leadership and management skills for the Foundation’s sponsored “grass roots” associations and other initiatives to develop social capital. Marilyn has been on staff with the Foundation since 2002.

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Lauren A.

Lauren A. Karapandzich

Lauren serves as donor relations associate. She provides high-quality support to the daily functions of donor management, scholarship management and overall stewardship activities of Stark Community Foundation. Lauren joined the Foundation in February 2017.

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Amy

Amy B. Krebs

Amy serves as director of grants and community initiatives. She is responsible for planning, directing and controlling the Foundation’s community-focused activities including discretionary grants, strategic partnerships and initiatives, the convening of organizations to address strategic topics and research on the needs of the community. Amy joined the Foundation in March 2008.

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Callie

Callie A. Livengood

Callie serves as director of marketing and communications. She is the primary resource for marketing and communicating our message. She is responsible for the leadership of the Foundation’s awareness building, storytelling, advertising and marketing programs. Callie joined the Foundation in May 2015.

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Jacquelyn

Jacquelyn M. Stiffler

Jacquelyn serves as secretary/receptionist. She performs reception duties, including welcoming visitors, answering and directing telephone calls to appropriate staff, responding to informational questions and ensuring that the public areas of the office are properly maintained. Jacquelyn also serves as staff support for the Foundation. Jacquelyn joined the Foundation in February 2015.

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Susan

Susan B. Warne

Sue serves as corporate secretary and administrative assistant. She manages daily office operations, provides administrative support for the Foundation’s executive staff and prepares all documentation and meeting materials for the working committees of the Foundation. Sue joined the Foundation staff in May 2013.

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Amy

Amy G. Weisbrod

Amy serves as director of donor relations and program officer. She oversees the daily stewardship operations of the Foundation for the benefit of our donors and meeting their philanthropic goals. She also participates in Stark Community Foundation’s competitive grant review process by evaluating grant proposals, conducting site visits and recommending grant funding. Amy joined the Foundation in January 2017.

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