Bond Accountability Commission

Monitoring the construction and renovation program of the Cleveland Metropolitan School District

BAC Commissioner Profiles


Nancy C. Schuster


Principal of the Cleveland law firm Schuster & Simmons Co. L.P.A., and former chief federal prosecutor for the Northern District of Ohio. Ms. Schuster has been Vice President of the Ohio City community development corporation, President of the Parma City School Board, Commissioner on the Rules of Practice and Procedure for Ohio Courts and Chairman of the Judicial Administration and Legal Reform Committee of the Ohio State Bar Association. She represents clients in a variety of transactions and in State and Federal courts throughout Ohio.


Robert H. Jackson

Senior Partner in the Cleveland law firm of Kohrman, Jackson & Krantz PLL. He is a corporate lawyer, book collector and supporter of public libraries. Mr. Jackson is chair of the Advisory Committee of the Baker-Nord Center for the Humanities at Case Western Reserve University, and a director at the Western Reserve Historical Society.


Donald Brown


Multi-product agent with Progressive Insurance. Currently he is a Resolution Specialist in the company's national call center. Mr. Brown and his wife are long time residents of West Park. Their daughter is a student-scholar at CMSD's Douglas MacArthur Girl's Leadership Academy. Over the years he has stayed active in the Student Parent Organization and has served as its President. Mr. Brown is also on the board of the Isaiah Project in Cleveland's Clark-Fulton neighborhood.


Larry Goodman

Larry Goodman is Head of School at Andrews Osborne Academy.  Dr. Goodman has been working with and for schools in northeast Ohio since 1999.  He, his wife, and his two children live in Shaker Heights.  He has been on the MetroHealth Foundation Board since 2009 and has served on the boards of the Cleveland BoyChoir, the Cleveland Chapter of Phi Beta Kappa, and the Online School for Girls.  He was a member of the Leadership Cleveland Class of 2013.


Jack Alan Bialosky, Jr.

Vice Chair

AIA, LEED AP, Senior and Managing Principal, Bialosky + Partners, Architects. Jack Bialosky leads one of the Midwest's most successful and collaborative architecture firms, Bialosky + Partners, Architects.  Educated at the University of Pennsylvania, the University of Durham, England, and Yale University, Jack lived in Boston for 7 years prior to moving back to Cleveland. There he worked for Kallmann, McKinnell and Wood and taught at the Boston Architectural Center and the Harvard Graduate School of Design. Jack returned to Cleveland and ultimately assumed leadership of a firm widely known for its modern residential and religious projects. This was the beginning of 20+ years of stewardship and transformation of the small local firm, Bialosky & Manders. Today the firm Bialosky + Partners, Architects is known for the quality of its designs, the diversity of its portfolio, and the longevity of its staff. Projects have included multiple major facilities for such clients as Progressive Insurance, GCRTA, Cuyahoga and Lorain Community Colleges, Ursuline College, Seton Hall and Muskingum Universities.

In addition to numerous Design awards, the firm has twice garnered the Northcoast 99 Award that recognizes the Best places to work in Northeast Ohio across all sectors. In 2009, the firm was recognized by the American Institute of Architects as an AIA Ohio Gold Medal Firm, the highest honor awarded by the institute in recognition of "great depth and breadth, a collaborative environment, and having had a cumulative effect on the profession over a substantial period of time".


Tom Cook

Tom is Owner of Harbor Insurance, a multi-line insurance agency located in South
Florida. He has previously held senior management roles at National City,
Progressive Insurance and Price Waterhouse. He and his wife reside in
Cleveland¹s Tremont neighborhood.  Locally, he has served on the boards of
WVIZ/WCPN ideastream and Tremont West Development Corp and he is an active
board member of Citizens Academy and Citizens Academy East and the Friends
of Tremont Montessori School.


Jamar Doyle

Assistant Director, St. Clair-Superior Development Corp.


Elise Hara Auvil

Bond Accountability Commission Executive Director

Elise Hara Auvil has spent her career working for government and nonprofit entities. Elise earned her juris doctorate degree from Case Western Reserve University and her bachelor’s degree from The Ohio State University.  She is licensed to practice in Ohio and Pennsylvania and is a member of the Ohio State Bar Association.  As an experienced trial attorney, Elise began her legal career at The Defender Association of Philadelphia, after which she joined the Cuyahoga County Public Defender’s Office before being named Assistant Director of Law for the City of Cleveland.  She specialized in HR and employment law, serving as Associate Counsel for the Greater Cleveland Regional Transit Authority (GCRTA) for six years, and then as General Counsel for Eliza Jennings Senior Care Network from 2003 to 2011.  In January, 2011, she was hired by Cuyahoga County as Director of Human Resources and Employment Counsel, where she spent nearly four years managing a department of sixty-six employees and being responsible for all county personnel matters.  Elise resides in Rocky River with her husband, Steven and her son, Jacob.