NCJS Advisory Board

North Coast Job Seekers is 100% volunteer run and led. Our Advisory Board consists of individuals who give their time and talent in mostly "behind the scenes" roles in order that NCJS can offer the best possible programs and services to our members.


If you are interested in contacting one of these board members, please use the LinkedIn group to make a connection.  Each Board member is here to serve and help however possible.

Mike BarniHuman Resources Manager & Organizational Development Professional

Lloyd BuckwellGlobal Human Resources & Executive Talent Management

Doug CantlayHuman Resources Director

Mike D'AmicoManagement Consulting Professional

Jim FolgerNational HR Recruiting Professional

Jean GagnéInformation Management Professional

Christopher GentrySenior Project Manager, IT Infrastructure

Tim HeskethHuman Resources Manager

Brad KahnProject Manager

Emily Smayda KellyAttorney and Business Development Professional

Ed LarsonHealthcare IT Business Analyst & Project Manager

Bill McDougalEnterprise Information Architect

Terese McGroartyFranchise Business Consultant

Nancy MikoRetired Clinical Recruiter and Human Resources Professional

Susan NelsonCareer Coach

Jeff Peterson-DavisWriter, Web Designer, & Nonprofit Management Professional

Janice RadakMedical/Scientific Publishing and Training Professional

Greg ReynoldsHuman Resources Consultant, Outplacement & Executive Coaching Professional

Content & Resources Team

Lloyd Buckwell, Doug Cantlay, Mike D'Amico, Ed Larson


Finance Team

Lloyd Buckwell, Brad Kahn


Marketing & Communications Team

Mike Barni, Jim Folger, Jeff Peterson-Davis, Janice Radak, Greg Reynolds


Speakers & Program Team

Doug Cantley, Janice Radak, Greg Reynolds


Technology Team

Jean Gagne, Christopher Gentry, Brad Kahn, Ed Larson, Bill McDougal, Jeff Peterson-Davis

Advisory Board & Leadership Team

Mike Barni

Bio coming soon.


Connect with Mike on LinkedIn and join him in the NCJS LinkedIn Group.

Doug Cantlay

Bio coming soon.


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Michael D'Amico

Michael D'Amico has worked as a Financial Analyst and Management Consultant in several industries, including Material Handling, Logistics and Distribution, Retail, and Software.  He advises job seekers to be more proactive and efficient in their job searches by creating Job Search Marketing Plans.  Michael's education includes a BSBA: Marketing Management Concentration and MBA: Finance and Investments Concentration.  Connect with Michael on LinkedIn and join him in the NCJS LinkedIn Group.

Jim Folger

Bio coming soon.


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Jean Gagné

Bio coming soon.


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Christopher Gentry

Christopher is one of NCJS' skilled resume reviewers and LinkedIn experts. Job seekers value his insight and feedback on their own LinkedIn profiles, activity, and presence, and his guidance and strategies for using this essential online tool.  Christopher is also a skilled resume reviewer and practices mock-interviews with job seekers.  Professionally he works as an IT Project Manager. He generously shares many skills and experiences he has learned in his career journey through multiple companies and industries.  He is a frequent contributor to the NCJS LinkedIn Group adding career and job seeking insights, skills, and resources. Connect with Christopher on LinkedIn and join him in the NCJS LinkedIn Group.

Brad Kahn

Bio coming soon.


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Emily Smayda Kelly

Bio coming soon.


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Ed Larson

Bio coming soon.


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Bill McDougal

Bio coming soon.


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Terese McGroarty

Terese specializes in helping clients looking to become entrepreneurs to find the best possible match for their skills, lifestyle, goals, and financial capabilities. From start to finish, her professional approach and business knowledge will guide you through exploring top-quality business ownership opportunities. Together, we will find a fit that leads to a lifetime of fulfillment. Terese is passionate about helping job seekers whether it is for a business opportunity or finding their next position in the corporate world. She is a great connector and networker and is happy to help you in these areas.  Her business website is  Connect with Terese on LinkedIn and join her in the NCJS LinkedIn Group.

Nancy Miko

Ms. Miko  spent the last ten years prior to retirement as the Clinical Recruiter for Saint Mary’s Hospital in Waterbury, CT. There she was responsible for the recruitment, on-boarding and retention of both experienced RNs and Allied Health professionals as well as New Grad Nurses & Allied Health Professionals and Student Nurse Interns. In this role she actively recruited student nurses throughout New England often meeting them as freshman or during their pre-requisite period and following up with them through graduation. For her final three years at Saint Mary’s she assumed responsibility for recruitment for Physicians for both the hospital and the hospital owned practices.
Ms. Miko spent 30 years in Human Resources and recruitment in both corporate and non profit organizations. Nancy previously taught at Sophia University in Japan and was the Executive Assistant for Personal for the Fordham University, Graduate School of Business in NYC.
Ms. Miko is the past president of the CT Healthcare Recruiters Association as well as a member of the National Association of Healthcare Recruiters.  She received a BA in International Relations from Good Counsel College in NY and studied for a Masters in East Asian History and Political Science at Purdue University in IN. Additionally Nancy received a Certificate in Human Resource Management from Fairfield University in CT. She relocated to Solon  for family responsibilities in 2016 and joined NCJS in 2018.  Connect with Nancy on LinkedIn and join her in the NCJS LinkedIn Group.

Susan Nelson

Bio coming soon.


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Jeff Peterson-Davis

Jeff has been with NCJS since its beginnings and is behind our website, email communications, registrations, etc.  His website and graphic design company, KairosStudio, specializes in affordable solutions for small businesses and nonprofit organizations, and allows him to volunteer his skills and services for NCJS.  Jeff's professional career was in pastoral ministry and nonprofit management, but he is now retired with medical disability.  Jeff is married and has a daughter in college.  He's passionate about wine (his doctoral dissertation used wine as a lens for theological reflection!), gourmet cooking, good coffee, and cherishing every day as a gift.  Connect with Jeff on LinkedIn and join him in the NCJS LinkedIn Group.

Janice Radak

Bio coming soon.


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Greg Reynolds

Bio coming soon.


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Meeting Schedule

Second & Fourth Monday

of each month

7:30 - 9:00pm

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Meeting Location

Upstairs Room

Pioneer Memorial

Presbyterian Church

35100 Solon Road

Solon, OH 44139


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