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Board of Govenors




Dick Prater


Dick Prater, President, representing Richland County

Dick Prater, a longtime Mansfield resident, helped create and served as director of Richland County Child Support Enforcement Agency for 18 years before he retired.




 Doug Theaker   

Doug Theaker, Vice President, representing Richland County

Doug Theaker served on the Board of Education for the Ontario Local Schools for 20 years and has served on the Board of Governors for Mid-Ohio ESC since 1997.  In 2013, he was recognized with an Outstanding Leadership Award from OESCA.  Theaker is involved in a number of community and regional activities.




Mary Dixon

Mary Dixon, representing Richland County

Mary Dixon retired after 36 years as a teacher with the Madison Local Schools.  She previously volunteered as a member of the EMPAC, Emergency Pregnancy Aid Contact group and as a member of the Lucas Schools Sustaining Fund.





 Brad Geissman   


Brad Geissman, representing Crawford County

Brad Geissman, who lives in New Washington, is a vice president at the Adena Corporation in Mansfield.





Glenna Plotts


Glenna Plotts, representing Morrow County

Glenna Plotts served as superintendent of Pioneer Career and Technology Center for nine years and retired in December 2014 after 28 years.  She is also a member of the Richland County Foundation Board of Trustees.





Marge Prater


Marge Prater, representing Richland County

Marge Prater, a longtime Mansfield resident, has been an educator for 47 years and taught elementary school for 32 years.





  Kyle Swigart  

Kyle Swigart, representing Richland County

Kyle Swigart, who works at MT Business Technologies, has a number of years of business and sales experience.