Program Director:

Karen Lackey MSSA, LISW

Karen is an Independently Licensed Social Worker with 30+ years in professional practice. She completed her graduate degree in Non-Profit Management from Case Western Reserve University in 1989 and has worked in multiple service sectors including prevention education, mental health treatment, youth residential services and juvenile justice. Karen is also trained in Youth Led Programs by the Ohio Youth Led Prevention Network, Adult Allies Learning Community. Karen is currently the Community Prevention Services Director for Geauga County Educational Service Center, where she has served for over 20 years.


Holly Jacobson, M.Ed., OCPS II

Holly is a graduate of Kenston High School, and has spent most of her life in Bainbridge. She earned a Bachelor’s Degree in Psychology and a Master’s in Education in School Counseling from Kent State University. She is an Ohio Certified Prevention Consultant, one of only 3 such specialists in Geauga County. Holly is also trained in Youth Led Programs by the Ohio Youth Led Prevention Network, Adult Allies Learning Community. Holly is currently the Youth Led Prevention Coordinator at Geauga ESC where she promotes and facilitates leadership activities and is committed to empowering young people to be active caring citizens.

Jennie Canganelli, M.Ed.

Jennie Canganelli is a Teen Pregnancy Prevention (TPP) Instructor working primarily with seventh and eighth graders in Geauga County schools. Jennie graduated from Bowling Green State University with a Bachelor’s of Science Degree in Social Work (B.S.S.W.) and worked for over ten years as a Licensed Social Worker in various social service agencies. Jennie earned her Masters of Education Degree (M.Ed.) in School Counseling from Cleveland State University. Jennie strongly believes in the importance of prevention education and utilizes her previous work experience and coursework in her current role as a TPP instructor. Jennie currently lives in Mentor, Ohio with her husband and two children.

Billy Jelenic, B.A.

Billy is a graduate from Notre Dame-Cathedral Latin School in Geauga County. He earned a Bachelor’s Degree in Sociology with a focus in Business from Cleveland State University. He started his own graphic design and apparel business and coaches basketball in the area. Billy is currently the Digital Media Coordinator and a School-Based Prevention Educator at the Geauga ESC.