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Home & School

Meet the Board


Leslie Pakush ~ President

I am Leslie Pakush and I am honored to be your Home and School President for the 2019-2020 school year. Our family lives in Westlake and my two children Maksym (8th grade) and Natalia (7th grade) have attended St. Raphael since kindergarten. We have been parish members for 15 years and I was a past member of Parish Council.  My “real” full time job is working for Howley Bread Group (who owns 30 Panera Bread cafes on the east coast), as Vice President of Construction and Administration in which my main duties are designing and constructing Panera Bread cafes. My husband, Borys, is a veterinarian and owns West Park Animal Hospital in Cleveland. Our dog, Jacob, who is 10, currently volunteers at West Park as the resident blood donor should a animal need a transfusion.  We are blessed to be a part of the St. Raphael Community.  

Jenni Dixon ~ Vice President

I’m Jenni Dixon and I’m grateful to have the opportunity to serve as the Home & School vice president for the 2019-2020 school year. My husband, Trevor, and I have been members of St. Raphael Parish for more than 13 years. We have two daughters, Gigi, a 7th grader at Bay Middle School, and Rosie, a 5th grader at St. Raphael School. I currently work as an account manager for Acclaim Communications and have a bachelor’s degree from Kent State University and a master's degree from Case Western Reserve University. Outside of work, I lead the St. Raphael Parish Stewardship Committee and Rosie's Girl Scout troop. 

Maureen Dando ~ PR Representative

I am Maureen Dando and I will be your Home and School Public Relations Chair. I am mother, wife and 4th grade teacher at Bay Village City Schools. I graduated form Wittenberg University and got my masters at Baldwin Wallace. My husband Keith and I live in Avon Lake and we have three children, Nathan (8th grade), Emma (6th grade) and Kiera (2nd grade). They keep us busy with all their sports and activities. I wish all families a great year.

Sara Seybold ~ Secretary

I am Sara Seybold and I will be your Home and School Secretary. My husband, Nate, and I live in Westlake with our three daughters, Annabelle (5th grade), Amelia (3rd grade), and Sabrina (4 years old). I am stay-at-home mom and the Sunday secretary at the Parish office. In addition to that, I do volunteer work. I am the Director of Bay Village Girl Scouts, a troop leader, and a 4th Grade Volleyball coach. I attended catholic school K-12 and graduated from Wittenberg University with a communications degree. The board and I are looking forward to a great school year.

Erin Leonard ~ Co-Head Room Parent

Hello! I am Erin Leonard and I will be the Home and School Co-Head Room Parent with Inger Meneghetti this year.  My husband, Brian, and I live in Avon Lake with our four children. We have a daughter, Bridget (5th grade), and three sons, Nolan (3rd grade), Jack (1st grade), and Quinn (2 years).  I graduated from the University of Dayton with a degree in Middle Childhood Education and taught 4th grade before starting a family.  I am currently a stay at home mom. I am so excited to be a member of the board and I’m looking forward to a great year!   

Inger Meneghetti ~ Co-Head Room Parent

Hi, I am Inger Meneghetti and I will be your Co-Home and School Head Room Parent with Erin Leonard this year. My husband, Paulo, and I live in Bay Village with our two boys Cooper (8th grade) and Sullivan (4th grade). I studied Early Childhood Education at Miami University and taught preschool and kindergarten. Currently, I work as the Director of Operations at Molly Birkholm, Inc. Our stress management programs, resiliency training, and trauma treatment programs are used by U.S. Department of Defense and the American Psychiatric Association. I am so grateful to be a member of Home and School, and I look forward to seeing all the old and new faces at St. Raphael this year.

Sue Watkins ~ A/P Treasurer

I am Sue Watkins and I will be your Accounts Payable Treasurer. My husband, Bill, and I live in Bay Village with our two sons Patrick (13) and Nevin (10). Patrick is in 8th grade and Nevin is in 5th grade. I am an accountant and work part time. I love to travel, work on home projects, and spend time with my family. I am very excited to be a part of the H&S board! I wish all the families a great year at St. Raphael School!

Angela Smith ~ A/R treasurer

I am Angela Smith and I will be your Accounts Receivable Treasurer. My husband Tim and I live in Westlake with our three daughters Elle (2ndgrade), Elisabeth and Emersyn. I work full-time as an Internal Audit Manager at KeyBank, with a focus on anti-money laundering compliance programs. My two oldest daughters also keep me very busy as they are involved in competitive cheerleading and tumbling. Our family also loves relaxing at the pool and traveling to Disney. I look forward to giving back through my work with Home and School this year!





Helpful Information


Meet The Board

H&S Association Bylaws

H&S Board and Committee Contact List

H&S Committee and Chair Responsibilities

H&S Forms

H&S Remind Sign-Up