Nicole Parker, co-founder of Dare 2 Care International, is a Clinical Instructor and Field Faculty Advisor at the Jack, Joseph, and Morton Mandel School of Applied Social Sciences, Case Western Reserve University, Cleveland, OH. She has a Masters degree in Social Work (MSW), is a licensed social worker (LSW) and is currently working to earn her Masters degree in Nonprofit Organization (MNO) at Case Western Reserve University.
Mrs. Parker has a blended background in direct and community practice social work. Her area of expertise is in international NGO’s, child welfare, community development and social impact, international and domestic adoption, and orphan care. She has evaluated programs in Kenya, Zambia, Ethiopia, India and Cameroon and is certified in emotional intelligence.
Mrs. Parker volunteers in her children’s schools, Birthright, Lifeline, United Way, Salvation Army, Feed Lake County and End 68 hours of Hunger. She is also a member of NASW, 100 Women Who Care-Lake County, ARNOVA and a 2016 graduate of Leadership Lake County.
Nicole and her husband, Sanjay have two children who they hope will Dare to Care!
Sanjay Parker is the founder and CEO of Knowtion, Inc. He has more than 20 years of experience in enterprise IT and human capital management systems.
Sanjay started his first business at the age of 11 and had his first software program published in a global magazine at the age of 14.
Sanjay graduated from Case Western Reserve University with a degree in Cognitive Psychology, Chemistry, Biology, a minor in music at Cleveland Institute of Music.
Today, Sanjay takes pride in being a husband, father, and futurist in a very fast-changing world – embracing and catalyzing opportunities for positive change and impact.
Lori Caszatt is the Communications & Development Manager for the Willoughby-Eastlake Public Library. She holds an Associate of Arts degree from Lakeland Community College, a Bachelor of Arts degree in Humanities from Ursuline College and a Master of Arts degree in Nonprofit Administration from John Carroll University.
In addition to being a Dare 2 Care International board member, Lori also serves on the Lake Humane Society board and the Lake Communicators board. She is also the Assistant Director of Lake County’s Citizen Corps and serves on the Marketing Committee for AWT, the Alliance for Working Together. Lori is a 2008 graduate of Leadership Geauga County, a 2015 graduate of Leadership Lake County and a member of 100+ Women Who Care-Lake County. In 2016, Lori was inducted into the Lakeland Community College Alumni Hall of Fame.
Lori is a Mentor, OH native and resident where she lives with her husband, Sean, and rescue pets, Bentley, Emmet and Zinny.
Shari Toth is currently serving as Treasurer of Dare 2 Care International. She earned her Associate of Applied Business in Accounting from Lakeland Community College and Bachelor of Science in Accounting from Franklin University. Shari has twelve years experience in small business and non-profit accounting.
Shari’s passion is to use her interest in bookkeeping to benefit others and carry through the mission of Dare 2 Care by ensuring accurate financial data. She believes that all children should have the opportunity to succeed and reach their full potential. When Shari was 9 years old, her aunt and uncle adopted a little boy and a few years later adopted a little girl. Witnessing a child being given the opportunity to grow and flourish has opened a desire to see other children in the world experience a better future.
Shari and her husband Dan reside in Mentor with their two sons, Bradley and Garrett. Shari home-schools their boys and enjoys watching them play soccer and baseball. In addition, they are all actively involved in their church, Kirtland Christian Fellowship. In her spare time, she enjoys scrapbooking, cross-stitching, reading, and stamp collecting.
Amy Sabath serves as the Senior Development Officer of the Lakeland Foundation and Lakeland Community College located in Kirtland, Ohio. She has held that position since February of 2017. Prior to joining The Foundation, Amy worked for The Fine Arts Association. Along with being the Director of Development, she was responsible for raising $3.5 million for their expansion and renovation capital campaign. Amy also has a consulting business for over fifteen years focusing on political fundraising, strategy, campaign management and nonprofit fundraising.
Amy serves as the First Vice Chair of the Lake County Republican Central and Executive Committees, and is a member of the Francis P. Bolton Republican Club. She serves on the Board of Directors of the Salvation Army (Painesville Citadel), Western Reserve Junior Service League, and the Advisory Board of Birthright Lake, Inc. She has been on the St. Gabriel Parish Council since 2013 and serves as a Eucharistic Minister. Amy is also an instructor for the Cleveland Right to Life’s Choose Life Program for middle school.
Amy is a 2017 graduate of Leadership Lake County and a 2010 graduate of the Joann Davidson Ohio Leadership Institute. She holds a BS in Communications and Media Production and a minor in journalism from Kent State University.
She lives in Concord Township with her daughter, Stella.
Jacqueline Betegne is originally from the North region of Cameroon. She has two Masters degrees; one in French Literature and another in Education.
She taught French for six years in Yaoundé, Bagangte (West) and Douala before she moved to the United States.
She taught in the Mentor Public Schools for three years.
She is currently French adjunct faculty at Lake Erie College and works part-time a tthe Lake County Board of Developmental Disabilities/Deepwood.
Jacqueline is married and a mother of one.
Matthew Battiato, MPA, LSW is the Director of Lake County Job and Family Services. He has been the Director since 2006 and previously worked for Geauga County JFS for 27 years as a child protective social worker, human resource administrator and assistant director. The Wickliffe resident is a Licensed Social Worker who did his Master’s work at Cleveland State University.
Matt’s personal and professional passion is to provide all children with a healthy, safe and nurturing environment so that they can flourish and achieve their life goals. Being a board member of Dare 2 Care International gives him the opportunity to expand that passion beyond his work and local community and to impact children in Africa.
Matt is a member of the Lake County Opiate Task Force, Chairman of the Lake County Family and Children First Council and is an adjunct instructor at Lakeland Community College.
Matt and his wife, Maureen, have been married for 37 years and have three daughters, two son-in-laws, and two grandchildren. Matt’s favorite team is the Cleveland Indians and he plays softball in a Lakewood rec league. Matt loves the show Survivor and has applied to be on the show seven times, but still hasn’t been selected!
Conrad Mbassa is a Registered Nurse with TriPoint Medical Center of Lake Health. He graduated from Lakeland Community College in December of 2016 with an Associate of Arts, Science and Applied Science in Nursing. He also is a graduate of Leadership Lake County’s collegiate class of 2015. He was a student ambassador for Lakeland for three years, a student leader and also an officer with the Alpha Psi Rho chapter of the honor society, Phi Theta Kappa.
Conrad is from the South West region of Cameroon.