Our Board of Trustees
The Board of the Counseling Center is made up of members who all have unique credentials that make them a vital part of the work we do.
SUSAN D. WENDEROTH – PRESIDENT
Susan D. Wenderoth, Retired Transition Coordinator from Columbiana County Educational Service Center in Lisbon, currently serves as President of the Board of Trustees. She has extensive experience with students who have disabilities and their families, having taught students with disabilities for 27 years and worked with families with disabilities for 27 years, worked with families to help transition from school to work, helps students access adult services, and has collaborated with The Counseling Center to serve families in stress and/or individuals with dual diagnoses. She and her husband have hosted five exchange students over the years. Their two adult sons each spent a one-year exchange in Brazil through the Rotary Youth Exchange. Mrs. Wenderoth enjoys reading, bicycling, walking, piano and life-long learning.
SARA MAINWARING – VICE PRESIDENT
Sara Mainwaring is currently retired from Salem City Schools as a Special Education Supervisor. She has worked in a leadership role in the public schools, as well as collaboratively with various agencies. She enjoys reading, gardening, the Salem Community Center and attending theatre productions. Was a Special Education Supervisor with Salem City Schools for 12 years, and a consultant with the Columbiana County Educational Services Center prior to that. Since retirement in 2013, she has enjoyed more time with family. Sara and her husband have two children; Susan works in Washington DC and David is currently in Salem. Both are graduates of the Ohio State University.
PAUL W. TAYLOR – SECRETARY – TREASURER
Paul Taylor currently serves as Secretary-Treasurer of the Board of Trustees. Mr. Taylor received a Bachelor of Science in Education from The Ohio State University in 1952 and a Master’s Degree in Education in 1964. Additional graduate work was done at West Virginia University,Kent State University and Akron University. He is a member of Phi Mu Delta, Epsilon Pi Tau and Phi Delta Kappa fraternities and The Ohio State University Alumni Association. In addition to his serving as superintendent of the Beaver Local School District from August 1982 through December of 1985, his professional experiences include industrial arts teacher and guidance counselor of Wintersville High School, principal of Buchanan Junior High School, superintendent of the Strasburg-Franklin Local School District, acting superintendent of the Buckeye Joint Vocational School. He was also associate executive director of the Buckeye Association of School Administration, where his chief responsibility was lobbying the Ohio General Assembly and the U.S. Congress. He is a past member of the Eastern District of the Ohio High School Athletic Association and a member of the Buckeye Association of School Administrators. He is listed in Who’s Who in the Midwest and Who’s Who in American Education. His family includes his wife, Phyllis at home, and three daughters,a son and three grandsons.
GREGORY T. BRICKER
Mr. Gregory Bricker joined the Board of Trustees in March, 2019. He is a tax accountant and wealth advisor in East Liverpool as well as the Mayor. He brings a number of good resources to the Board, with skills in financial forecasting, tax knowledge, and strategic planning. Mr. Bricker is an active community member. He is on the Board at Kent State University, East Liverpool Campus; East Liverpool City Hospital, and the East Liverpool YMCA. He and his wife have two dogs, enjoy running, playing golf, boating, and going to Lake Erie in the summer.
Ms. Gina Dermotta joined the Board in January, 2019. Currently, she is the Business Manager at Salem Radiologists, Inc. Ms. Dermotta brings her knowledge of healthcare billing and coding to her position on the Board. She has been in medical billing for all of her adult life and has a certification from AAPC in medical coding. She enjoys helping patients and doctors get reimbursed for services. In addition, she implemented review, denials, and prior authorization policies to her business. As such, she is a good resource in this important area that the Counseling Center is engaged in. Ms. Dermotta is also very active in the community. She is a member of the Rotary Club of Salem, Ohio, the Salem Chamber of Commerce, Mobile Meals of Salem, Ohio and Our Lady’s Purse. Her hobbies and interests include traveling, reading, and she loves to cook. She also enjoys spending time with her husband, John, five children and four grandchildren.
Rick Fryda is the President/CEO of Compco Industries, Compco Quaker. Rick is a member of United Way Mahoning Valley and the YSU Penguin Club. He enjoys family time, golf and fishing.
Rick and his wife have an autistic son who is 19 years old, which is why they both support agencies that have ties to autism.
TISHA L. HAUSTMAN
Tisha L. Haustman is a CSR III Customer Service Representative at Homes Savings Bank where she has been employed for the past 21 years.
She and her husband Randy have 3 children: Andrew 30, Hannah 22 , and Matthew 19.
Tisha enjoys reading and antiquing. She attends Wellsville First Christian Church. She is also a committee member and past treasurer of Boy Scout Troop 41, Hearbeat supporter, and a past member of Calcutta Lions Club.
Patrick C. Manning
Patrick C. Manning is an attorney with Harrington, Hoppe & Mitchell, Ltd., Salem, Ohio. He is a member of Ursuline High School Board of Directors. Mahoning County Bar Association- Lawyers Assistance Committee, and John Carroll University Alumni Association Board.
Mr. Manning has much to offer as a board member. If his skills and interests include research, writing, legal acumen and public speaking.
Patrick’s hobbies and interests include reading, traveling and spending time with his family.
Patrick has three children Sam,10 years old, Leo, 8 years old and Rosie is one. Rosie was diagnosed with a serious liver disease as an infant and had a transplant a few months later. “Among other things, this has taught me empathy and the importance of mental health.” says Patrick.
TERRY L. McELROY
Mr. Terry McElroy is a retired Ohio State Trooper who worked for the Ohio State Highway Patrol in Lisbon, Post 15. He has worked in law enforcement for almost 34 years. Currently, he serves as the manager of a security company based in Oklahoma for the Loval gas wells and conducts background investigations for the Ohio State Patrol. Mr. McElroy has two children, three step children, and three grandchildren. He and his wife enjoy traveling.
DANIEL T. MOORE
Mr. Moore is owner of D.T. Moore and Company, LCC. He is a member of Rotary Club of Salem, Ohio; Board member of Meals on Wheels; member of the Ohio Society of CPA’s American Institute of Certified Public Accountants; and is Treasurer of Salem High School Alumni Association. He specializes in tax planning and consulting as well as small business consulting. He is an avid traveler, “foodie”, and is an ambitious chef. Mr. Moore is a past member appointed to the Internal Revenue Service Advisory Council and served as Wage and Investment subcommittee chair. He educates other tax professionals on tax law changes every fall for a national tax education provider. He holds a BBA in Accounting from Kent State University and a Masters in Public Administration from Gannon University.
JOSEPH E. SIEFKE
Mr. Siefke is the Superintendent of Lisbon Exempted Village School District.
He has much to offer as a board member with 32 years in public education at varying levels. All with the same goal – to help kids.
Mr. Siefke is also a member of OMERESA Board of Directors, CORAS Board of Directors, PASC Board of Directors, and OHSAA Northeast Board of Directors.
Mr. Siefke enjoys playing golf, but when he gets home, his St. Bernard Gracie runs the show!