Director, Human Resources & Operations
ESC of Western Reserve - District Staff
440 350-2563 x 727 [Office]
382 Blackbrook Rd
Painesville, Ohio 44077
Debra L. Burke PHR, SHRM-CP is the Director, Human Resources and Operations for the Educational Service Center of the Western Reserve. She is responsible for the oversight of all facets of human resources for the ESC of the WR and supports member districts with human resources projects. Additionally, Debra handles ESC business agreements and contracts, information technology, and facility management.
Debra began her career at Reliance Electric, a Rockwell Automation Company, responsible for payroll, the HRIS/Payroll systems and accounting functions. She was employed at Cleveland Municipal School District for 8 year as an HR Manager responsible for compensation, staffing, licensure, EMIS and historical records retention. Additionally, Debra worked at Marous Brothers Construction and Cardinal Commerce as the department head of human resources.
Debra holds Bachelors of Arts in Accounting and Business Administration from Malone University. She obtained her PHR in 2005 and her SHRM-CP in 2015. She joined the Lake Geauga SHRM in 2004, joined their board in 2009 and has served as the Vice-President of Membership since 2010. Additionally, Debra holds the position of Treasurer for B.A.L.D. Run Inc., a non profit organization helping low income diabetics in Lake County, since its inception in 2006.
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