Board of Directors

Successful pursuit of our mission depends upon effective leadership. The Board of Directors is the primary governing body of The Nord Center. The Board of Directors is responsible for ensuring that The Nord Center is operating to fulfill our mission and as a successful nonprofit organization.


Neil J. Lynch, President
Community Representative

David E. Biegel, Vice President
Henry L. Zucker Professor Emeritus of Social Work Practice
Jack, Joseph and Morton Mandel School of Applied Social Sciences
Case Western Reserve University.

Dee Bermudez
City of Elyria

Monique Burgdorf
Oberlin College

Ray Cushing
Nordson Corporation

Kenneth A. De Luca
Psychologist, Clinical Counseling

Michael D. Eppley
NAMI Lorain County

Amie Espinoza-Gonzalez, Treasurer
New Avenues to Independence, Inc.

Luc G. Lagasse
Community Representative

Naji McCall
City of Elyria

Natalie Trachsel, Secretary
City of Cleveland

Vernita C. Warfield
Community Representative