Three Hattie Larlham Foundation Board Members Retire


At the final Hattie Larlham Board of Directors meeting of 2011, long-time board members, A.R. “Bud” Mays, Barbara J. Evans and Leonard Senkfor retired and became emeritus directors.

“We at Hattie Larlham are truly grateful to Bud, Barbara and Leonard for their commitment to Hattie Larlham. They gave their time, expertise and unwavering support. Their guidance has helped make the organization what it is today,” said Dennis Allen, chief executive officer of Hattie Larlham.

“During the time that Bud, Barbara and Leonard served on the board of directors at Hattie Larlham, the organization has grown significantly in size and scope,” added Hattie Larlham Care Group Board President, Mike Weinhardt. “We appreciate their contributions of time, talent and resources that will continue to sustain Hattie Larlham and its mission.”

A. R. Bud Mays
Over his 18-year affiliation with Hattie Larlham, Mays served as treasurer of the Hattie Larlham Foundation Board of Directors, as president of the Hattie Larlham Housing Corporation Board of Directors and on the Hattie Larlham Research Institute and Community Services boards. He also served on the Hattie Larlham Building and Grounds Committee. From 2006 to 2009, Mays served as president of the Hattie Larlham Hope at Work capital campaign, a $16 million renovation and expansion of the Hattie Larlham Center for Children with Disabilities in Mantua, Ohio.

Having been introduced to Hattie Larlham in 1993 by a friend, Mays, a successful attorney, felt an immediate compassion for the children at the Hattie Larlham Center for Children with Disabilities. In addition to Mays involvement with the organization, his wife Mary Elaine has served at Hattie Larlham as a volunteer.  In 2008, the couple was honored as recipients of the Rudolph H. Garfield Circle of Caring Award in recognition of their dedication to Hattie Larlham.

Barbara J. Evans
Evans joined the Hattie Larlham Foundation Board of Directors in 2003. As senior vice president of operations for the Greater Akron Chamber, Evans brought extensive experience in strategic planning and resource development to the board. In addition to her work with Hattie Larlham, Evans has been involved with the Rotary Club, American Red Cross of Summit and Portage Counties, Leadership Akron, the National Association for Membership Development and Heart to Heart Communications.

Leonard Senkfor
Senkfor joined the Hattie Larlham Foundation Board of Directors in 2005. Introduced to Hattie Larlham by board member, Avery Cohen, Senkfor brought his experience as a successful entrepreneur to the organization. In addition to his work with Hattie Larlham, Senkfor has served on the board at Menorah Park, a trustee of Hebrew Free Loan, vice president of Park Synagogue and manager of the Senkfor Family Foundation.