WHO WE ARE

Our Staff

Joyce Hunt
Executive Director

Joyce became the Executive Director of The Emergency Assistance Center in 2012 and considers it an honor and privilege to help neighbors in need. She earned a Bachelor of Science degree in Marketing and Management from Duquesne University in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania and has since been involved in the Nordonia Community through many volunteer efforts, including educational and economic workshops and programs. Joyce introduced our current “choice pantry” system, which allows clients to shop for the best food options for their families. She loves to spend time with her family and to appreciate the outdoors. Joyce is very grateful for the continued support of the community and enjoys giving tours of our center located in Northfield Center.

Bonnie Horsfall
Client Relations Specialist

Bonnie is the Client Relations Specialist at The Emergency Assistance Center and feels blessed to serve those in need, offering both help and counsel. She attended Cedarville University and studied business, receiving the equivalent of an associate’s degree in secretarial science. She has served as the president of the Nordonia Hills Chamber of Commerce and currently serves on the board of HOPE Advantage, a homeschooling co-op, for which she also teaches. Bonnie enjoys spending time with her family & babysitting her grandchildren and loves welcoming new clients to the center.

Ashley Barrett
Social Media Specialist

Ashley is the Social Media Specialist at the Emergency Assistance Center and feels very lucky to have the opportunity to serve families in need. She graduated from Kent State University with a Bachelor of Science in Deaf Education and is a former interpreter and teacher of the Deaf/HH and Special Needs. She volunteers as the Community Service chair for two parent groups in Nordonia Hills and enjoys spending as much time as she can with her family. Ashley loves connecting those looking for assistance with those looking to give.

Our Board of Trustees

Randy Hyde
Chairman of the Board

Randy is the current Chairman of the Board at The Emergency Assistance Center, having been a member of the board for a number of years. He is currently semi-retired and is a co-owner of a local tax practice, having worked as a Certified Public Accountant since 1977. Randy has a Bachelor of Business Administration from Cleveland State University and has lived in Nordonia Hills with his family since 1972. His wife is an active volunteer at TEAC, and the two are active in their church. Randy continues to use his talents and abilities at the center to help those individuals and families that have fallen on hard times.
 
John Jones
Treasurer

John is retired from Medical Life Insurance as Assistant VP of Operations and has a Bachelor of Science in Business Administration from The Ohio State University. Currently, John is the treasurer of Joy-Care Ministries, a non-profit devoted to mercy ministry, and he and his wife are active in their church, volunteering in both home Bible study leadership and Truth for Life, a radio ministry affiliated with his church. John is a part of The Emergency Assistance Center because he believes in our successful model and enjoys working with others toward the common goal of fighting hunger through the glorification of Christ.
 
Michael Wolfe
Secretary
 
Michael Wolfe became the Secretary of the Board this year and has served the TEAC for 3 years, bringing multiple talents. He graduated from Grand Rapids Theological Seminary with a B.S. in  Bible and Pastoral Ministry and a Masters of Divinity.  He is currently the Director of Campus Life, a community program that serves 5th-12th graders and their families, offering help in many ways.  Michael also serves on the board of the Nordonia YMCA and is a member of the Emergency Management Response Team for Nordonia Hills. When Michael is not serving others, he is spending time with is wife, Rebecca, and his family of five children, three adopted and two biological, who were personally served by TEAC during a time of need, between jobs and with five young children to feed.  He is grateful to be a part of our Center and our gracious community!


Sandra McCannon-Larry

Sandra is retired from her work as a Manager and Sales Specialist for Lowes Home Improvement Center and now gladly volunteers at our center as well as other area ministries. Sandra has a Bachelor of Science in Home Economics and Secondary Education from the University of Akron, and helps TEAC as well as Haven of Rest and the Bedford Food Bank with food deliveries. She is also the manager of the non-profit food ministry, “A Dinner Out”, at the United Methodist Church of Macedonia, where they invite the community to a warm meal every Thursday from 4:45-6:30. Sandy is blessed by her family and the privilege of witnessing God working in the lives of those she has touched through her food ministries and work at The Emergency Assistance Center.
 
Paul Fike

Paul is the founder of Paul Fike Builders, Inc. and is currently retired from this family business. His roots in the community run deep, as he has long been involved with the Longwood YMCA Committee and the Nordonia Hills Rotary, as well as the Historical Society of Old Northfield. He is an active member of The United Methodist Church of Macedonia and is a member of the Spiritual Overtones gospel quartet. Paul is thankful for his family and the chance to help “feed the hungry”.
 
Janet Meyer

Janet works in Business Development as the Pipeline Product Manager for a major multi-national pharmaceutical company. She moved to NE Ohio from the Chicago area where she held positions in internationally based companies. Janet joined the TEAC Board in January 2016 as a Trustee after taking graduate classes in Nonprofit Management at The Akron University. She attends Christ Community Chapel where she is active in a community group, choir, and community focused events.
 




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