Board of Directors


Menlo Park Academy’s Board of Directors is responsible for setting the school’s strategic goals and establishing policies based on our mission, state laws, and the school’s charter. The volunteer members of the Board represent a diverse set of professional backgrounds and have expertise in finance, education, technology, operations, non-profit organizations, strategic planning, and fundraising.

The Board of Directors meets at least twice per month (one working session and one regular session) on the first and third Thursday. Each year, MPA publishes an Annual Report that highlights the achievements and progress the school has made from the previous academic year.

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Meet the members of the Menlo Park Academy Board of Directors by clicking here or scrolling below.

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Members of our community can email the Board of Directors through our Let’s Talk! platform.

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The Board operates an online portal, BoardOnTrack, that contains all final board and committee meeting dates, agendas, and minutes. We also have a downloadable PDF version of the Board calendar available.

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The Board’s policies are available online in a public Google Drive folder.


teri harrison

Teri Harrison


A founder of Menlo Park Academy, Teri Harrison has more than 20 years of technology management and team leadership experience. She holds a BSBA in Marketing and Computer Science from Ohio Northern University and has earned several IT certifications.
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Dr. Suzanne McFarland

Vice Chairperson

Dr. McFarland spent 25 years on the teacher education faculty at the University of Toledo and after her retirement was Head of Teacher Education and Coordinator of the Master’s Program at Defiance College, where she led the department through its first accreditation. She earned her B.S. in Elementary Education from Millersville University in Pennsylvania, a Master’s degree from Temple University in Guidance and Counseling, and a Doctorate in Early Childhood and Child Development from Indiana University.
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Susan Dornan, MS, RN


Susan Dornan is an improvement RN at University Hospitals St. John Medical Center in Westlake. The North Ridgeville resident is responsible for assessing adherence to published practice standards and quality improvement initiatives in her role with the hospital system.
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Shruti Aring

Board Member

Shruti Aring is a Director in R&D at Hyland Software. Her leadership specialties are change management, team building, and organizational problem-solving. She has an M.S. in Computer Science from Case Western Reserve University. Shruti is also a musician - she teaches South Indian Classical music (vocal and violin) out of her home in Westlake and sings with the West Shore Chorale. Shruti is the mom of two former Menlovians and is passionate about the mission of Menlo Park Academy.
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Geoffrey Belanger

Board Member

Geoffrey Belanger is a retired Naval Officer, currently working as Psychotherapist. He served in the United States Navy for over 20 years, attaining the rank of Lieutenant Commander before retiring in 2018. During his time in the Navy, he specialized in naval operations and planning and served multiple tours of duty overseas. After retiring from the Navy, Geoff decided to pursue a career in counseling, recognizing the importance of mental health support in today's complex and hectic world. He earned a Master's degree in Mental Health Counseling and became a licensed professional counselor in 2018. He now works in private practice, helping both children and adults manage mental health challenges and navigate the stressors of life. Additionally, he is an active member of various Veterans' organizations and served as the Commander of VFW Post 9693 for two years.
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Tiffany Randle

Board Member

Tiffany Randle is a procurement and supply chain leader, currently working as a Director at a Cleveland-based HR services company. She holds a Master of Science in Global Supply Chain Management from the University of Southern California, is Lean Six Sigma Black Belt Certified and is a Certified Professional in Supplier Diversity.
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Twana Rogers

Board Member