Riverside Local Schools
Educating Excellence!

Board Members

Lori Krenisky

Board President

Lori was elected to the Riverside Board of Education in November of 2019. She has been employed at Progressive Insurance for the past 24 years and is a certified Project Manager and Change Manager. Lori has been involved in Riverside initiatives for years. She has served as the president of the Leroy School Association and the Riverside Parent Teacher Alliance and was also the Co-Chair of the Bond Levy Committee in 2016. She has volunteered to teach STEM courses as well as attended district-wide sporting and band events. Lori enjoys giving her time and energy to our school district and kids. Using her background in communications, problem solving, leadership, collaboration and cost benefit analysis, she pledges to always act in the best interest of the school district. She and her husband Shawn are long-time community members and are the proud parents of two boys, Garrett and Bryce, who attend schools in the District.

Belinda Grassi

Belinda Grassi
Vice President
(440) 487-1599

Belinda Grassi was elected to the board in the November 2009 election and re-elected to a second, third and fourth term in 2013, 2017 and 2021. She has lived in Lake County all her life and grew up in Wickliffe, Ohio. She graduated from Lake Catholic High School and subsequently earned her B.S.B.A. in Accounting from John Carroll University. Belinda holds an active Certified Public Accountant license from The Accountancy Board of Ohio as well as a valid School Treasurer's license from The Ohio Department of Education. She is a member of The Ohio Society of CPAs, The American Institute of CPAs, Ohio School Boards Association, Ohio Association of School Business Officials, and The Society for Human Resource Management. Belinda lives in Concord Township with her husband Morris and their two sons Dante and Marco (both former Riverside High School students).

Scott Fishel

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Scott Fishel was elected to the Riverside Board of Education in November 2021. He was born and raised in Lake County, is a 1976 Graduate of Eastlake North High School and attended and played Basketball for Lakeland Community College and Dyke Business College. He started his roofing Company in 1978 and continues its operation today. He started the Willowick Boys Basketball League in 1977 and coached CYO 8th grade girls' basketball in 1977 and 7th grade boys' basketball in 1978. He has been inducted into the Eastlake North High School Hall of Fame 3 times. Scott has lived in Concord for 32 years with his wife Kathy. Three of his four children graduated from Riverside and his youngest graduated with a 2-year degree from Lakeland Community College thru PSEO (now CCP) while attending Riverside.

Thomas Hach

(216) 650-7607

Tom Hach was elected to the Board in 2011 and re-elected to a second and third term in 2015 and 2019. He was born and raised in Concord and is a 1982 graduate of Riverside High School. He attended Miami University in Oxford, Ohio and earned a BS in Chemistry, and he later earned an MBA from Case Western Reserve University in Cleveland, Ohio. He resides in Concord with his two children, who are former students in the Riverside District. He has over 20 years experience as a Project Manager and he is also a retired Commander from the Navy Reserve. He is involved in the community as a member of the Painesville Salvation Army Board of Advisers and he has been very active in his son's Boy Scout Troop as a member of the Troop Committee.

Jennifer Harden

Jen Harden
(440) 759-7983

Jennifer was elected to the board in November 2013 and re-elected to a second term in 2017 and a third term in 2021. She was born and raised in Lake County, is a 1993 graduate of Mentor High School and a 1997 graduate of Bowling Green State University with a degree in organizational communications. Jennifer and her husband Gene live in Concord and have 3 children who all attend school in the Riverside Local School District. She has served on multiple committees in the district including the strategic planning committee, is a trustee and president on RLEEF (Riverside Local Excellence for Education Foundation), founded the RPTA (Riverside Parent Teacher Alliance, a group of all parent groups in the district), began the district wide egg hunt, has served as the PTO president at Leroy Elementary, chaired the KIDS Committee and has volunteered as a softball coach in Leroy and a cheerleading coach with Riverhawks, LaMuth Middle School and Riverside Campus.