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Board of Directors

RUPCO is led by a dedicated, diverse, and volunteer Board of Directors and Advisory Council who are committed to our mission of creating homes, supporting people, and improving communities.

The Board oversees the agency’s direction in three modes: strategic, fiduciary, and generative. Their commitment to RUPCO is best exemplified by completing the NeighborWorks America’s Excellence in Governance program in 2017, a robust, 18-month board training program that helps boards create lasting, adaptive change and transform from responsible to exceptional.

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Eliza Bozenski, Board Chairperson

Eliza Bozenski joined the RUPCO Board in 2017 and since then has served as Secretary, Vice-Chairperson, and will serve as Chairperson through 2023. Ms. Bozenski is Chief Development Officer at Anderson Center for Autism and is the host of the 1 in ​44 Radio Show, a weekly talk show covering all things related to autism. She has a Bachelor’s degree in psychology from Miami University of Ohio and a Master’s Degree in clinical social work from Columbia University. Ms. Bozenski’ s extensive experience in resource development and passion for improving communities are leading RUPCO into new horizons.

RUPCO Board of Directors

  • Eliza Bozenski, Chairperson
  • Adam Mandell, Vice-Chairperson
  • Richard Heese, Treasurer
  • Greer Smith, Secretary
  • Frank DeSiervo, Director
  • Clifford Faintych,  Director
  • Freddimir García, Director
  • Leah Gherardi, Director
  • Dominique Mills, Director
  • Kathleen Pless, Director
  • Timothy Riss, Director

RUPCO Advisory Council

  • Thomas Collins
  • Ev Mann
  • Christopher Marx

RUPCO Homeownership Center Committee Advisory Council

  • Reisa Adato
  • Ryan Hastie
  • Richard Heese
  • Michael Lawlor
  • Joan Lonergan
  • Michael Lonergan Esq.
  • Anthony Pagano
  • Patti Riozzi