Rodger M. Govea is the Board Chair of CSF. He is Chair of the Department of Political Science at Cleveland State University. He received his Ph.D. from Syracuse University in 1979. His acting experience at the Cleveland Shakespeare Festival includes roles in Richard III and in All’s Well that Ends Well . He has also performed at Dobama, Cleveland State University , Solon Community Theater, and in Bishkek , Kyrgyzstan.
Keith Kornajcik, the board Vice-Chair, is a veteran performer with CSF. Keith has performed in CSF productions of “The Merchant of Venice”, “Henry IV”, “Twelfth Night”, “The Tempest”, “All’s Well That Ends Well”, “Richard III”, “Anthony & Cleopatra”, “Titus Andronicus”, “Henry VIII”, and probably one or two that have slipped his mind. Around town, he has played with Bad Epitaph, Beck Center, Charenton, Clague Playhouse, Cleveland Public Theatre, CSU’s late-lamented Factory Theatre, Karamu, and others. When not treading the boards spouting verse, Keith fronts storied CLE avant-rock band Home and Garden.
Lynn McLaughlin Murray, Board Treasurer
Austin Barnes is an attorney with the law firm of Morris I. Hardwick and Schneider. He has over 17 years of legal experience in foreclosure, bankruptcy, eviction, tax and real estate. He is an Ohio University graduate with a BBA in Finance. He received his JD from the University of Akron Law School and Masters in Tax degrees from the University of Akron School of Accountancy. He has served on the board of CSF for five years. He is also President of the Goodfriendship Chapter #63 of the AHEPA in Akron , Ohio .
Jonathan McCleery brings 34 years of experience in working with volunteer organizations. He is the pastor of LaPorte United Methodist Church in Elyria. He has also served churches in Bellevue, Mansfield, Coshocton, and New Philadelphia.He received a B.A in Speech at Kent State University, and a Masters of Divinity from Asbury Theological Seminary. He previously served as President of the Flat Rock Care Center, and also served on his conference’s Board of Ordained Ministry, Coshocton’s Domestic Violence Shelter, Mighty Goliath Productions, and Big Brothers/Big Sisters. Jonathan is currently in his 3rd season of acting with CSF.