Board of Directors

A dedicated group of community members, business professionals and school district personnel that make up the Trustees of the Foundation.


Mark Annichine

Mark is a father of three boys who all attend Twinsburg City Schools. He has coached various baseball, soccer, golf, and basketball teams, as well as served in cub scout leadership--all in pursuit of supporting the youth of this community. Professionally, Mark is a wealth consultant and has some professional background in law enforcement. Additionally, he is on the leadership unit of the Twinsburg Community Emergency Response Team (CERT) and is rostered on the Summit County CERT, along with serving on the Twinsburg City Schools Business Advisory Council.

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When not working or spending time with his children, Mark can often be found running or strength training. He is passionate about fitness and wellness. He believes that the greatest gift he can give to his children and those of the community is to enhance their opportunity for lifelong happiness and success, and he believes that the Twinsburg Schools Foundation can be an excellent driver for both.

Molly Feghali

Molly Feghali currently serves as the Director of PACE, Training & Curriculum at Youth Opportunities Unlimited (Y.O.U.). Y.O.U. is a nonprofit workforce development organization in Cleveland, Ohio that works to prepare teens and young adults to become economically self-sufficient contributors to building Northeast Ohio’s educated, skilled, and inclusive workforce. Prior to her work with Y.O.U., Molly was the Senior Director of True2U and Strategic Initiatives at Neighborhood Leadership Institute where she helped develop and lead the True2U Mentoring Program, a career readiness and youth development mentoring program for every 8th grader in the Cleveland Metropolitan School District. Previously, she was the Coordinator of the Student Group on Race Relations at Shaker Heights High School and lectured at Cleveland State University, teaching educational psychology, diversity in education, and social foundations of education courses.

Molly holds a degree in sociology from The Ohio State University, a master's degree in sociology from DePaul University, and a Ph.D. in urban education from Cleveland State University.

Molly is passionate about education and equity. She believes that investment in young people is one of the best, and most important, ways to help communities thrive.

Kathi Powers

Kathi Powers has been the Superintendent with the Twinsburg City School District since August 2010. Prior to joining the Twinsburg City School District, Kathi served as the Director of Human Resources for the Brecksville-Broadview Heights City School District and as the Director of K-12 Instruction for the South Euclid-Lyndhurst City School District. Kathi served as an Elementary School Principal and a Middle School Principal with the Bedford City School District and as an Elementary School Principal with the Maple Heights City School District.

Kathi was recognized by Cleveland State University with the Emerging Leadership Award in 1995 and she is also a Jennings Scholar. Kathi is the recipient of the Martha Holden Jennings Foundation’s 2019 Ohio Superintendent Outstanding Performance Award. Kathi serves on the Executive Committee of the Alliance for High Quality Education. She is a member of the Board of Directors for both the Ohio Schools Council (OSC) and the Greater Cleveland School Superintendents’ Association (GCSSA) where she is currently the Chairman of the OSC and the President of the GCSSA. Kathi and her husband Paul are residents of the City of Twinsburg.

Sherrie Massey

Sherrie is a Director with the law firm of Peters Kalail & Markakis, Co., L.P.A. Her practice is devoted to advising boards of education on a variety of legal issues and representing boards in litigation and administrative matters. Sherrie received her undergraduate degree from The College of Wooster and her law degree from The Ohio State University. She serves on the Executive Board of Directors for the YMCA of Greater Cleveland; is the Secretary for the Courtney Jones Care and Cure Foundation; and is the Past Chair of the Executive Committee for the Ohio Council of School Board Attorneys.

Sherrie grew up in Northeast Ohio, and has been a resident of Twinsburg for over ten years. Sherrie and her husband (Quinton) have a daughter who currently attends Twinsburg City Schools. She is excited about the Twinsburg Schools Foundation’s mission and the opportunity to support the School District and its students.
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John B. Houston

Mr. Houston is a lifelong resident of Twinsburg. He and his wife are proud alumni of Twinsburg City Schools. He is employed at Essendant in Twinsburg as the manger for maintenance and EHS. Mr. Houston is the Commander of the Twinsburg Community Emergency Response Team (CERT), member of the Summit County CERT, the Ohio Safety Congress Chemical Committee, Summit County Safety Council, and the Twinsburg Schools Foundation. He is a former member of the Twinsburg Fire and EMS department. Mr. Houston has traveled to both Florida and Texas for hurricane relief efforts.

He has coached baseball and football in Twinsburg for over 30 years and is currently the Twinsburg High School freshman football coach. Mr. Houston is also the owner of Precipitation Unlimited--an underground sprinkler and night-lighting business. He attended the University of Akron. He enjoys playing golf in the Thursday night Gleneagles golf league, traveling, riding bikes, volunteering, giving back to the community, and most importantly spending time with his family. He and his wife Donna, who is a teacher at Twinsburg High School, have two children, Jacquelyn and Jonathan, son-in-law Justin, and granddaughter Olivia.

Lea Travis

Lea grew up in southeast Ohio. She earned her B.S. in Education from Ohio University, completed her Master’s Degree and Doctoral Studies work at the University of Dayton and holds a superintendent license through coursework from Kent State. Lea has been a high school teacher, an elementary school principal, and a district curriculum director. She is currently working for the Educational Service Center of Northeast Ohio as a curriculum consultant. Lea and her husband, Terry have four children in the Twinsburg Schools. Lea is pleased with and proud of the teaching and learning provided by the TCSD staff and is excited to be a part of the Twinsburg Schools Foundation to further support the district in its initiatives.








Alex Popovich

Alex Popovich began his service in the school district in August of 2003. During his time in the Twinsburg City School District, Alex has been a high school language arts teacher, the high school athletic director, a high school assistant principal and now a district-level curriculum supervisor. Alex earned his Bachelor’s of Education and Bachelor’s of Arts in English from Youngstown State University in May 2003 and he earned his Master’s degree in Educational Administration from John Carroll University in May 2006.

In his new role as curriculum supervisor, Alex is proud to build upon his experiences in education and carve out new opportunities for the staff and students of Twinsburg to enjoy successes in and out of the classroom.

Overall, Alex is very excited to see what opportunities the Twinsburg Schools Foundation can provide for the students and staff of the Twinsburg City School District. His effort towards career exploration and workforce development for students drives him to always seek connections within the community and surrounding areas. Alex is passionate about developing relationships with students, families and staff that lead to common goals of student achievement and staff fulfillment.

Carrie Gichenko

Carrie Gichenko has called Reminderville her home since moving there with her husband, Nick in 2005. The perfect place to start a family, they did just that a few short years later, and are the proud parents of 2 girls that attend Twinsburg Public Schools.

Carrie has a passion for the arts and started her career as a Custom Framer in 1998, while still attending Kent State majoring in Art Education. She has been with Aaron Brothers for 12 years as the Senior Custom Framer for the Northeast Ohio District. She adores her work and the ability to be creative on a daily basis.

Carrie has been a supporter and volunteer for the Twinsburg City School District since her children started Kindergarten at Wilcox Primary in 2012. She has been in leadership roles through the school's PTAs, a Girl Scout Leader, member of Twinsburg CERT and committee member of the Reminderville Communications Committee and currently is the Board President of the Twinsburg Council PTA. Providing support for the students, staff and families in the Twinsburg School District has been the most rewarding experience for her, and she looks forward to serving as a Twinsburg Schools Foundation Trustee.








Pam Kennedy

Pam Kennedy is a dedicated educator and literacy specialist committed to advancing educational outcomes for students across Ohio. Since 2016 she has served as a State Regional Early Literacy Specialist supporting several counties in Northeast Ohio promoting evidence-based reading practices from pre-K to grade 12. She supports teachers, schools, and districts as they implement the current legislation surrounding language and literacy in Ohio.

In addition, Pam is actively involved in various professional associations and service organizations. She contributes to shaping educational policies as an American Institute for Research Professional Judgment Panelist working with the Ohio Department of Education and Workforce and as an Executive Board Member of the Northern Ohio Board of the International Dyslexia Association. Working to foster educational excellence at the local level, she proudly serves as a member of the Board of Trustees for the Twinsburg School Foundation.

Along with holding educational advisory positions at Ursuline and Hiram Colleges, Pam has been an adjunct faculty member at Ashland University as well as a member of Ohio’s team providing feedback to the authors of LETRS 3rd Edition.