Board of Education
Ronald D. Jantz Jr.
Ron Jantz was appointed to the Avon Lake Board of Education in April 2007 to replace board member Mark Bennett.
Ron and his wife, Stacy, have lived in Avon Lake since 1995 and have four children. All four of the Jantz children are graduates of the Avon Lake City Schools. The Jantzes are members of Christ Lutheran Church in Avon Lake.
Ron works as the Digital Media Coordinator for Lorain County Community College. He has been at LCCC since November of 2000. In the summer of 2020, he completed his 20th and final year of volunteering as a youth coach in baseball and softball. In the past, he has served on the Avon lake Youth Baseball Federation Board and as the director of softball for the ALYBF. Ron is a past member of the Boy's and Girl's Clubs of Lorain County Board of Directors and is a 2002 graduate of Leadership Lorain County.
Ron earned his Bachelor of Science Degree in Journalism, with honors, from Ohio University's E. W. Scripps School of Journalism in 1987. He worked as a television sports reporter/anchor for WUAB's Ten O'Clock News and WKYC Channel 3 News from 1987 to 2000. He currently is the play-by-play voice for Case Western Reserve University's men's and women's basketball programs and is a freelance photographer.
Jenefer Machovina is our newest Avon Lake School Board member 2022 and she is excited to jump in and contribute to the success of our school district and community. Jenefer has lived in Avon Lake since 1998. Together with her husband Bryan, they are raising their (4) children all attending Avon Lake Schools since preschool. Paige is a Junior and Mia is a Sophomore at the High School. Porter is in the 7th grade at Learwood and Foster is in the 4th grade at Redwood. Their children are active in athletics and participate in golf, lacrosse, swimming, baseball, and cross country. When the family is not in the pool, on the course, or on the field, Jenefer enjoys playing golf with her husband and friends and traveling to new destinations. Hilton Head and the beach is the family’s home away from home.
The Machovina family volunteers at Community Resource Services (CRS), Main Street Care Center, for the Avon Lake Boosters, and contributes to many events and fundraisers in the schools. Jenefer and Bryan are active in the PTA, serving for over (12) years. Most recently Jenefer has also served as the Vice President of the Avon Lake Library Board of Trustees.
Jenefer graduated from The Ohio State University with a Bachelor of Arts in Criminology and Spanish. She works as a Senior Manager at CUNA Mutual Group, based in Madison, WI, leading a national team supporting 4000+ credit unions from across the country. Jenefer’s experience in financial services, performance improvement, change management, marketing, and public relations will be valuable contributions to our team. She also leads Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion (DEI) work for the company, ensuring they foster an inclusive environment where everyone can bring their best self and thrive.
Pamela Ohradzansky has been a member of the Board of Education since she was appointed in June 2004. She served as Vice President of the Board from January 2007 - December 2013 and 2018-2021. She served on the the Lorain County Joint Vocational School Board from June 2004 until December 2014.
Pam has been a resident of Avon Lake for 29 years. She was a stay-home mom until her kids were in high school and volunteered extensively in many organizations including PTA, After Prom Committee, Avon Lake High School Booster Club, Avon Lake Swim Team and Avon Lake PTA Council. Pam has worked at Community Resource Services (CRS), a local social service agency serving Avon and Avon Lake, since 2010 and became the Executive Director of the organization in 2019. Pam is also a member of the North Coast Rotary Club.
Pam received a Bachelor of Science Degree in Business with an emphasis in Marketing from Miami University in 1986. She has been married for 33 years to her husband, John, and they have two children who both graduated from Avon Lake High School - Michael in 2011 and Caitlyn in 2013. Pam enjoys activities with her family, reading, golfing and traveling.
Michael Sherban, Vice President
Mike Sherban was appointed to the Avon Lake Board of Education in May 2018 to replace board member Charles Froehlich. Mike was elected Vice President of the Board of Education in January 2022. Mike is a lifelong Avon Lake resident and a 1990 Avon Lake High School graduate. Mike and his wife, Meg, have two children, Emma who graduated from Avon Lake City Schools in 2020 and Matthew is currently a Freshman at the High School.
Mike earned his Bachelor of Science degree in Manufacturing Engineering from Miami University in 1994. After graduation Mike worked as an I/T consultant for Accenture and IBM before pursuing his law degree. In 2005, Mike graduated, magna cum laude, from the Cleveland-Marshall College of Law. Currently, Mike is General Counsel for The Equity Engineering Group, Inc., an engineering consulting firm. Prior to Equity Engineering, Mike was in private practice as a litigator and patent attorney for various large law firms in downtown Cleveland. Prior to his appointment to the Board of Education, Mike served as Chairman of the Avon Lake Planning Commission.
Mike enjoys traveling with his family and rooting for his favorite sports teams, the Shoremen, Browns, Guardians, and Cavs.
Jim Stobe, President
Jim Stobe is serving his third term on the Board of Education after being elected in late 2011, and he became President of the Board of Education in 2018. Jim has lived in Avon Lake since 2004 and has two children: Savannah, a sophomorer at Avon Lake High School and CJ, a eighth grader at Learwood Middle School. He is proud to have served on the Board the entire time his two kids have been in the Avon Lake City Schools and hopes to continue to do so until they both graduate. His passion for education comes from his parents, who were both local school teachers in the area.
In early 2019, Jim became the Chief Financial Officer at the Community Foundation of Lorain County. The Community Foundation is an endowment made up of public and private funds with over $160 million in assets and gives grants and scholarships to organizations and students in Lorain County in excess of $6 million annually. Prior to joining the Community Foundation, Jim was the CFO for Marshall Goldman Motor Sales, one of the nation's largest seller of high-end, exotic used cars. Before going to Marshall Goldman, Jim spent over twenty years working as a licensed CPA with Cohen & Company, a Top 100 public accounting firm. Jim was the CFO for Cohen for five years, he previously worked as the Firm's Controller, as an auditor, and as a business consultant. Jim recently graduated with the 2021 Class of Leadership Lorain County. Jim received a Bachelor of Business Administration degree with a major in Accounting from Ohio University in 1997, where he graduated with honors.
Outside of his duties on the Board of Education, Jim has served in many volunteer roles at Avon Lake UCC, including chaperoning mission trips with the junior high youth group. He also volunteers his time through the North Coast Rotary Club. When his kids were younger, Jim was an Avon Lake Travel Soccer coach for many years. Jim is an avid sports fan, cheering on the Shoremen/Shoregals, Browns, Cavs, Ohio Bobcats and Guardians. He enjoys skiing and traveling with his family.