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Governing Board
The Lake County Educational Service Center Governing Board is a policy-making body that functions according to mandates of state law and is comprised of five elected governing board members.

The Board usually meets on the first Tuesday of each month at 5:45 pm at the Auburn Technology Learning Center, 8221 Auburn Road, Concord, Ohio.

It is the policy of the Lake County Educational Service Center that all Lake County Educational Service Center-sponsored public meetings and events are accessible to people with disabilities.  If you need assistance in participating in this meeting due to a disability as defined under the ADA, pease call the Lake County Educational Service Center's Superintendent at 440-350-2563. 

Mr. Geoffrey Kent was elected to the Lake County  ESC Governing Board effective January 14, 2014. He served as Lake County Recorder, Painesville City Councilman and Council President and retired from Maximus, headquartered in Washington DC, as a budget cost analyst. He is vice-president of the Lake County Employee credit union, serves on the Lake Central YMCA Board of Directors, and has been an official with the Ohio High School Athletic Association for 33 years. He and his wife Marilyn live in Painesville Township and have one son, Mark.
Vice President

Mrs. Jean Brush has been a member of the Lake County Educational Service Center Governing Board since 1990. She is active in her church. Seeing children succeed and helping families step up in life are the rewards she receives from her countless hours of volunteerism. Prior community involvement includes service at Forbes House, the YMCA, St. Clair School, the Rape Crisis Center, Lake Health, the Lake County courts, and Neighboring. Mrs. Brush lives in Painesville and has two grown children, Dr. James J. Brush and Betsy Chen. She has three grandchildren, Sarah, Adrian, and Colin.


Dr. Susan Culotta was appointed to the Lake County Educational Service Center Governing Board in 2014. Dr. Culotta is a Professor of Psychology at Lake Erie College. She also serves on the Board of Health for the Lake County General Health District. Dr. Culotta holds a doctorate from Cleveland State University, a Master's Degree from John Carroll University and a Bachelor's from Kenyon College. Dr. Culotta lives in Kirtland with her husband, Judge Vincent Culotta, and their two daughters.


Mr. Erik L. Walter joined the Lake County ESC Governing Board in 2013. Mr. Walter is a partner at the law firm of Dworken & Bernstein Co., L.P.A. He has served on the Board of Directors for the YMCA in Lansing, Michigan, is currently on the Board of Directors for the YMCA in Lake County, Ohio, the Northeast Ohio Autism Group and Lake County Jail Ministries. Mr. Walter, his wife Melissa and three children Hannah, Noah and Isaiah reside in Concord.

 Kenneth Cahill
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Lake County Educational Service Center

8221 Auburn Road, Concord Township, Ohio 44077
Phone: 440.350.2563
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