Board of Directors
President - Corey Ann Ringle graduated from Kent State University in 2007 with a master’s degree in architecture, and has worked in a variety of fields from commercial to residential architecture. Corey Ann is currently employed by Paskevich and Associates, a firm that specializes in high-end residential, lodges, and camps. She has been camping at Camp Crowell Hilaka since she was eight years old and has a deep passion for the historical architecture and engineering found only at this camp. Corey has been on the board of the Friends of Crowell Hilaka (FoCH) since its inception in 2010, has volunteered at almost every camp-out, day camp, fundraiser, and all of the the very popular Sunday Fundays —all to raise awareness for this beautiful property in Richfield, Ohio. Corey Ann lives in Shaker Heights, Ohio and currently serves at the president of the Friends of Crowell/Hilaka.
Vice President - Lucia Hanigosky
Secretary - Barbara Starr is a 35-year employee of the US Postal Service, where she is a letter carrier and appreciates the outdoors in Northeast Ohio. She is active in the Cleveland Neighborhood Development Corporation. Barb is passionate about outdoor education and has been instrumental in bringing the Girl Scout program to underserved areas of Cleveland. She has organized fundraising events for Friends of Crowell Hilaka and is eager to help run outdoor programming again at Crowell/Hilaka. Barb has been married for 38 years, is the mother of two and the grandmother of three.
Treasurer - Donna Spiegler is a resident of Shaker Heights, Ohio. Donna has a B.A. in psychology from Kenyon College and a master’s degree in non-profit management from Case Western Reserve University. She is the communications manager at Stan Hywet Hall & Gardens, a historic house museum and botanical garden in Akron, Ohio.
Donna has 20 years of experience in event planning, arts marketing, public relations and media relations and has freelanced for organizations that include the Cleveland Museum of Art, WKSU-FM and FolkAlley.com. She has been instrumental in garnering coverage of the efforts to save Girl Scout camps in Northeast Ohio, including local and national coverage in all media platforms. Donna's interests include historic preservation, architecture, and preserving greenspace. She is currently the treasurer of Friends of Crowell-Hilaka.
Rachel Oppenheimer is a native of Berea, Ohio and grew up camping and spending summers at Girl Scout resident camp at Crowell/Hilaka. She earned her Girl Scout Gold Award in 2000 and taught horseback riding at Crowell/Hilaka during her college summer breaks. Rachel graduated from Kenyon College in 2005 with a B.A. in history and music. After college, Rachel worked at the Children's Museum of Cleveland, where she worked as an interpreter, developed programming and had the opportunity to create and implement several day camps for children. She has since used those skills to create Sunday Funday Programs at Crowell-Hilaka.
Rachel earned her M.A. in history from Carnegie Mellon University in 2008, where she is currently a Ph.D. candidate. For her thesis, she has conducted research across the United States and in Northern Ireland and expects to graduate in 2014. Rachel is a proud supporter of the Northeast Ohio chapter of the Amyotrophic Lateral Sclerosis (ALS) Association and enjoys being outdoors with her dog, Rawley.
Lynn Richardson has been a Girl Scout troop leader at every age level. Lynn has served as service unit director for the Bedford, Ohio area, and has been a local and national delegate representative for the Lake Erie Girl Scout Council. In addition, she created and designed the format for the popular Cadette/Senior Summit program and served as its first volunteer director. Lynn directed and was primary designer/organizer for several Girl Scout service unit outdoor events, including 12 years of Enchanted Trail in Bedford and Bedford’s 17-year Cicada”coming out” party on the Square. She has been instrumental in the founding of the Friends of Crowell Hilaka, serving as its first president. Lynn is a resident of Bedford, Ohio and is a registered nurse at Case Medical Center, University Hospitals of Cleveland.
Rob Richardson has a long background in Girl Scouting. His mother, Ele, was a long-time leader, and she introduced Rob's wife Lynn to the joys of sharing the world of the outdoors with girls through Girl Scouting. Rob is a software developer for Rad-Con, Inc., in Lakewood, and he developed the website for the Friends of Crowell/Hilaka.
Elizabeth Ann Sanderson grew up in Middleburgh Heights, where she currently resides. Like her daughter, she camped at Crowell/Hilaka during her formative years. Beth earned an associate’s degree in applied business management from Cuyahoga Community College, and is currently employed by the Berea City School District as substitute Intervention Associate/Instructional Assistant.
Beth has a background in sales and marketing, and experience in retail sales — starting at age 14 in the family-owned 3rd generation hardware store and including sales and merchandising during college. She has taught Sunday school at the Middleburgh Heights Community Church and was a Girl Scout leader for 6 years. She is experienced in developing creative programming for youth, and has been active in the fundraising efforts to save Camp Crowell Hilaka, including co-writing the script and producing a video explaining the need to save this beautiful property.
Beth is passionate about preserving history and conserving priceless green space — which aligns with her personal mission to conserve, preserve and protect Crowell/Hilaka. She believes green space utilized correctly can help create a more balanced world. Beth loves photography, gardening and cooking.
Sarah Spiegler is a native of Shaker Heights, Ohio. Growing up, she spent many summers at Camp Crowell/Hilaka as a resident camper, couselor-in-training and junior counselor. Sarah graduated from Kenyon College with a degree in biology. She earned a master’s degree in environmental management and coastal environmental management from Duke University. Sarah currently resides in Beaufort, North Carolina, where she is employed as a contractor by the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration working with a collaborative team to prepare for sea level rise in central coastal NC. She is also a tour guide during the summer months at Cape Lookout National Seashore, educating visitors about coastal ecology and the wild horses on Shackleford Island.
Patricia Boczar was born and raised in Cleveland and attended Cleveland State University. She has been a steadfast Target employee for the past thirteen years. Currently, Pat is a Girl Scout Leader of a Cleveland troop and ardently promotes outdoor education. She serves as treasurer for Girl Scout Service Unit 718 and as a GSNEO membership delegate for Cuyahoga County. She resides in Cleveland with her husband and her two children – both of whom are Girl Scouts.