WRAAA Leadership

Chief Executive Officer

E. Douglas Beach, PhD, became Chief Executive Officer of WRAAA in October 2014. With his blend of skills, optimism, business acumen, and respect for the aging and disabled populations served by WRAAA, Doug Beach continues to provide consistent leadership and guidance in all facets of WRAAA operations. He champions the reach of WRAAA's innovative programs and services using his extensive knowledge, expertise, and work at the federal, state, and local levels to directly impact Cuyahoga, Geauga, Medina, Lake and Lorain Counties.

Board of Trustees

Sam Thomas III, Esq., President
Frank A. Weglarz, Vice President
Spencer Kline III, Esq., Treasurer
Geraldine Fineberg-Siegal, Secretary
Andrew Jackson, Past President

General Counsel to the Board

Dale A. Nowak, Esq.

WRAAA Honorary Lifetime Trustees

Georgia Anetzberger, Ph.D.
William B. Leahy, Esq.
Eleanor Steigman


Kimberly Bernardi
Sue Biagianti
Flossie Brisker
James W. Campbell, M.D.
Janice M. Dzigiel
Marie Mirro Edmonds, Esq.
Thomas Lowenkamp, CPA, MBA
Paulette McMonagle
Mary E. McNamara
Richard Piraino
Robert Royer, Jr.
Harvey Shankman
Camille Beckette Warner, Ph.D.
Kristin Whiteman
William Zafirau, M.D.

County Representatives

Sue Biagianti, Cuyahoga County Representative
Richard Piraino, Geauga County Representative
Janice Dzigiel, Cuyahoga County Representative
Kimberly Bernardi, Medina County Representative
Kristen Whiteman, Lorain County Representative

Five-County Advisory Council Members

Frank Weglarz, Five County Advisory Council Chairperson,  Lake County
Richard Piraino, Vice-Chairperson, Geauga County
Amy Anderson, Lorain County Representative
Alyea Barajas, Member-at-Large
Wanda Davis, Member-at-Large
Jill Frankel, Member-at-Large
Deborah Huff, Member-at-Large
Earlene Johnson, Member-at-Large
Terri Johnson, Member-at-Large
Lauren Ksiazek, Lorain County Representative
Pam Lewis, Member-at-Large
George Martin, Member-at-Large
Richard Piraino, Geauga County Representative
Ashley Sorgen, Medina County Representative
Kym Thompson, Lorain County Representative