Four New Members to Join Geauga Hunger Task Force

February 15, 2019

Geauga Hunger Task Force was recently reminded of what great individuals we have living in Geauga County, four of which have agreed to join our board and share in our mission that no resident of our county goes hungry. 

Sr. Emilia Castelletti has been a Sister of Notre Dame for nearly fifty years and has been serving as a local coordinator and the Director of Novices for seven years. She has been a secondary teacher of Social Studies, Mathematics and Theology. Sr. Emilia has served in a variety of leadership roles including Department Chairperson, Grade Level Moderator and Director of several other committees. Sr. Emilia has been a member of the Good Tidings Choir and sang at the Messiah concerts for over fifteen years! She has participated in the Greater Cleveland Hunger Task Force Walk for Hunger for many years and has encouraged students to participate in services that assist those in need. 

Lisa Briggs has been employed at the Geauga Credit Union Inc., for over thirty years working her way up from part time employee to the CEO! Lisa has been the CEO for Geauga Credit Union Inc. for five years. In addition to this, she served as 4-H Advisor for Sew Sew Sweet 4-H Club and has served on the Geauga County 4-H Advisory Committee for approximately nine years. She is a 2002 Leadership Geauga graduate and she and her husband Rick live together in Troy Township and have three adult children. 

Lisa Sanborn started at the Middlefield Banking Company as a teller eighteen years ago. She has since worked her way up and is now the E-Banking Support Manager. Lisa wanted to join the Geauga Hunger Task Force because she grew up in Geauga County and knows there are residents that need this service. She believes it is important that those in need be served with compassion and confidentiality. Lisa has been married to her husband Carl for thirty-eight years and has lived in Troy Township for the last thirty-four years. They have one daughter who is currently residing in Pennsylvania with her husband and two daughters. 

Hannah Sekas is an attorney from Chardon and is a current Volunteer Attorney at Legal Aid of Cleveland in the Family Law division for Geauga and Lake Counties. She graduated from Ashland University in 2014 with a Bachelor of Science in Dietetics and Minors in Hospitality Management and Religion. She received her Juris Doctor from the University of Dayton School of Law in May 2017 and passed the Bar Exam in November 2017. Hannah grew up in Chardon and has always felt her community has been a support to her. She is currently a member of Chardon United Methodist Church and a volunteer Sunday school teacher. Hannah serves as a member of the City Planning Commission and feels Geauga County and Chardon have played a valuable role in her life and she wants to give back any way she can!

Geauga Hunger Task Force is honored to have these new members on our board and we are looking forward to hearing their ideas and new ways we can ensure that no resident of Geauga County goes hungry.