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Board of Directors

Board of Directors Members

Board of Directors

Teri Harrison

Board Chair

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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Dante Giancola

Board Member

Dante Giancola is the vice president of government affairs for a Cleveland-based technology company. The Brecksville resident has nearly 20 years experience in communications and government relations.
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Dr. Suzanne McFarland

Board Member

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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Melissa Picone

Board Member

Melissa Picone is the Director of Financial Planning & Analysis for The MetroHealth Medical Center in Cleveland. She has a Bachelor of Business Administration from Providence College, and Master of Business Administration and Master of Healthcare Administration from Strayer University.
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Susan Dornan, MS, RN

Board Member

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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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.

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 the areas of 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.