BAC Commissioner Profiles
Elise Hara Auvil
Elise Hara Auvil has spent her career working for government and nonprofit entities. Elise earned her juris doctorate degree from Case Western Reserve University. She is licensed to practice in Ohio and Pennsylvania. 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 human resources 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, reorganizing county departments and standardizing personnel policies.
Jack Alan Bialosky, Jr.
AIA, LEED AP, Senior and Managing Principal, Bialosky + Partners, Architects. Jack 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. 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.
SeMia is a strategic business consultant and thought leader. With a passion for cross sector knowledge exchange and facilitating real conversations, she engages leaders in innovative thinking. Over the past 20 years, she has provided consulting services in the private, manufacturing and non-profit sectors. A veteran of the U.S. Army National Guard, SeMia honorably served our country for six years. SeMia is currently engaged in the non-profit sector as the local director of Emerald Cities Cleveland. In this role, she actively participates in moving forward an agenda aimed at achieving a successful transition to a sustainable, resilient, prosperous and equitable economy driven by safe, renewable energy. She holds a master's degree in organizational systems design from the Baldwin Wallace University (formerly Baldwin Wallace College), and a bachelor's degree, with a dual major in business administration and interior design, from Ursuline College. She is also a graduate of Neighborhood Leadership Cleveland (Class 9) and the Northern Ohio Executive Leadership Institute. In 2016, SeMia was selected as a candidate for a national leadership program designed to further develop leaders across sectors and geographies. SeMia is a graduate of the CMSD School of Science.
Don is a multi-product agent with Progressive Insurance and works as a Resolution Specialist in the company's national call center. Don 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. Don is also on the board of the Isaiah Project in Cleveland's Clark-Fulton neighborhood.
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 Cleveland's 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 serves as the Executive Director for Collinwood & Nottingham Villages Development Corp. As Director Jamar has led efforts to successfully launch several housing redevelopment projects bringing new investments and energy to the community. Jamar also manages the Five Point Community Center, a comprehensive neighborhood center that offers youth and senior programming. He earned a Master of Urban Planning, Design & Development from Cleveland State University and is an active participant in economic development in the City of Cleveland.
Timothy D. Goler
Tim is a Sociologist and Urban Education Specialist. He holds a Bachelor in Interdisciplinary Studies: Early Childhood Education from Norfolk State University; a Master of Urban Planning, Design, and Development from Cleveland State University; he is also a Professor of Sociology at Case Western Reserve University. Tim is Co-Founder of PolicyBridge, a regional public policy Think Tank that conducts research and sheds light on public policy issues affecting minority communities and under-served populations. He has also served in the United States Marine Corps and graduated from the Cleveland Metropolitan School District.
Larry Goodman, PhD
Larry is Head of School at Andrews Osborne Academy. He has been working with and for schools in northeast Ohio since 1999. He, his wife, and his two children live in Shaker Heights. He currently serves as the President of the Board for the Ohio Association of Independent Schools and a member of the board for the Cleveland Ballet. He has served on the MetroHealth Foundation Board, the Cleveland BoyChoir board, the board of the Cleveland Chapter of Phi Beta Kappa, and the board for Online School for Girls. He was a member of the Leadership Cleveland Class of 2013.
Robert H. Jackson
Bob is a Senior Partner in the Cleveland law firm of Kohrman, Jackson & Krantz PLL. He is a corporate lawyer, book collector and supporter of public libraries. He serves as chair of the Advisory Committee of the Baker-Nord Center for the Humanities at Case Western Reserve University, and as director at the Western Reserve Historical Society.
Lenora M. Lockett
Lenora is a licensed Professional Engineer currently serving as the Cuyahoga County Director for the Office of Procurement & Diversity. She earned her Master of Business Administration from Cleveland State University. Lenora attended the Cleveland Metropolitan School District from kindergarten through 7th grade and graduated from Shaw High School (East Cleveland Public Schools).
Caroline has been a committed community leader, engager and volunteer for over thirty five years. She has been a community organizer dedicated to school reform and an advocate for helping build better schools by volunteering in Cleveland Schools, serving on district-wide committees, PTAs, school community councils and advisory boards, and campaigning for levies. Through her mentorship for eighth graders in the True2U program at Memorial School, she was inspired to create the “Collinwood Community Youth Academy” (CCYA). CCYA focuses on supporting youth ages 12 and above to become “A Better You” by engaging self-discovery, identifying their strengths, learning how to create a better community through problem solving, and engaging with guest speakers who share their success stories. Paralleling this, she sits on the Executive Board of Northeast Shores Development Corporation and Cleveland Housing Network. Caroline is a Certified Public Librarian, and earned a Bachelor of Liberal Arts Degree from Meyer’s University and a Master of Library Science from Kent State University.
Nancy C. Schuster
Nancy C. Schuster is principal of Schuster & Simmons Co. L.P.A, a “boutique” style law firm located in Ohio City’s “Hinge Town”. Schuster & Simmons handles transactions of all types in addition to litigation in both federal and state courts. Nancy graduated from the University of Wisconsin at Madison and from the Cleveland Marshall College of Law of Cleveland State University (night classes) cum laude. Before becoming a founding partner of Schuster & Simmons she was with the U.S. Department of Justice for eleven years, nine in the Northern District of Ohio where she was Chief of the Criminal Division for four years and two as Senior Assistant U.S. Attorney in the Eastern District of California at Sacramento. She was the first female in the country to hold the position of Criminal Chief. She is a Fellow of the Ohio State Bar Foundation, a Delegate from Cuyahoga County to the Ohio State Bar Association House of Delegates (and a member of the Scanning Committee), former Chairman of the Bar Association Judicial Administration & Legal Reform Committee, twice appointed to the Board of Editors of the Ohio Lawyer Magazine, an appointed member of the Ohio Supreme Court’s Commission on the Rules of Practice & Procedure in Ohio Courts and Chairman of the Federal Court Committee of the Cleveland Metropolitan Bar Association and was a Court-annexed mediator on the Mediation Panel of the District Court for the Northern District of Ohio.
Nancy was twice elected to the Parma City Board of Education serving for twelve years, four as President. She is a Board Member of the West Side Multi Service Center (known as the May Dugan Center) and a former Member of the Board and Vice President of the Ohio City Near West Community Development Corporation (now Ohio City Inc.).