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

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

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

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 the current mayor of East Liverpool, Ohio. He is a tax accountant and wealth advisor in East Liverpool. 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.

Gina Dermotta

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.

Gene Gallo
Eugene Gallo

is a retired Executive Director for the Eastern Ohio Corrections Center. He is a member of the Facility Governance Board of Eastern Ohio Correction Center. 

Mr. Gallo has much to offer as a board member.  He was on the Village Council for 5 years, Center Township Trustee for 12 years, and the Lisbon School Board for 20+ years. 

Eugene’s hobbies and interests include golf, professional sports, and traveling.

Eugene states, “I have had a long association with the Counseling Center, both professionally and personally. I feel strongly that the services provided by the Center are critical to the health of our community.”

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.

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.

Siefke, Joseph
Joseph Siefke

Joseph Siefke is the Superintendent at Lisbon Exempted Village Schools. He has worked at varying levels in the public education system for 32 years with his goal always being to help kids. He is also on the Board of Directors of Ohio Mid-Eastern Regional Education Service Agency (OM-ERESA), CORAS, PASC and the Ohio High School Athletic Association (OHSAA) Northeast. In his spare time, he loves to golf and he has a St Bernard named Gracie who runs the household.

Wehrlin, Father Leo
Father Leo Wehrlin

Father Wehrlin is originally from Akron. He received a bachelor’s in English at Pontifical College Josephinum, Columbus in 1988. Father Wehrlin then earned a Master of Divinity at Mount St. Mary’s Seminary, Cincinnati in 1993. He was ordained June 12, 1993, in St. Columba Cathedral by Bishop James W. Malone. Since 2019 he has served as pastor of Youngstown St. Christine Parish. During that time he also served as Sacramental Minister for Boardman St. Luke Parish (2019-2020) and then as Parish Administrator of Youngstown St. Brendan Parish (2020-2021). He now serves as Pastor of Holy Trinity Parish, East Liverpool, and Dean of the Columbiana County Deanery of the Diocese of Youngstown.

Matt Werner

Mr. Matt Werner recently took over the role of President of Compco Industries. He has an MBOE from Ohio State University and over nineteen years in the manufacturing industry as well as being on the United Way of Northern Columbiana County Board and the basketball director of the East Palestine Youth Sports Association, where he is from and takes pride in the lessons he’s learned there: “Work as hard as you can, play as smart as you can, never give up and be a great teammate.” Matt was lucky enough to work side by side with his father for over thirteen years. His hobbies include sports of all kinds and youth development and he recently led a fundraising event to support the resurgence of East Palestine after the train derailment. Matt and his wife have two sons. Matt’s interest in youth and years of executive experience are assets that he brings to his role as a member of our Board.