Julie Billiart Schools Restructures Board

July 29, 2019, Lyndhurst, Ohio - Julie Billiart Schools’ (JB ) President/CEO, Lannie Davis-Frecker is proud to announce the appointment of the following men and women to the organization’s newly restructured Board of Directors.


Tricia Gerak, Board Chair

Precision Component Industries

Betsy Dellinger

Park Place Technologies

Scott Cade, Emeritus


Dave Roush, Vice Chair

Staff Trak

Sr. Lisa Novak, SND

Sisters of Notre Dame

Richard Kaplan, Emeritus


Pat Peters, Secretary

Jackson Lewis, P.C.

George Reider

Jerry Murphy, Emeritus


Patty Dyer, Treasurer

Dyer, Roche & Company Inc.

Jason Sutton

Wells Fargo

Brent Pietrafese, Emeritus

Calfee, Halter & Griswold LLP

Victor Alexander

Key Bank

Steve Wilt



“We’ve reorganized our governing boards to provide guidance, support and strategic planning for the JB Schools community and our current schools located in Akron and Lyndhurst.” said Davis-Frecker. “Consolidating board membership will enable us to provide a unified approach to governance that will nicely position the organization for continued growth. We plan to make additional seats available on the board as we expand to other areas of Northeast Ohio” she continued. 


The Julie Billiart Schools' Board of Directors is comprised of individuals with diverse backgrounds and expertise. Parents, past-parents, business professionals, and donors are constituent groups most often serving as Board Members and are primarily responsible for: 

  • Determining the JB Schools’ vision, growth and strategic planning

  • Selecting, supporting and assessing the President/CEO of JB Schools.

  • Exercising fiduciary responsibility and oversight

  • Ensuring legal and ethical integrity and accountability


Beginning in 1954, the Sisters of Notre Dame set the standard in Northeast Ohio for providing the highest level of education and care for children, grades K-8, with special learning and social needs. This tradition continues today as Julie Billiart Schools. With one campus in Lyndhurst and another in Akron, we are empowering students with special needs to go BEYOND EDUCATION. BEYOND EXPECTATIONS. 




← More Articles
Print This Article
View text-based website