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Forbes House Adds New Board Members

Forbes House announced the election of two new members recently to its Board of Directors. The newly elected Board members are Lisa Garvin and Rebecca Molyneaux. “We are thrilled to welcome two talented individuals. Their unique backgrounds and experience will make them a great asset to advance the mission of Forbes House and lead us into the future.” said Kathy Strancar, Executive Director of Forbes House.


Lisa Garvin is a Magistrate to Judge Mark J. Bartolotta with the Probate Division of the Lake County Court of Common Pleas. Her work experience includes private practice in the areas of elder law, general estate and special needs planning, and probate law. Garvin returned to school to earn a law degree after working in human resources for 7 years with Commonwealth Industries, Inc., a medium-sized U.S. aluminum manufacturer.

Rebecca Molyneaux is a real estate executive with over 15 years of experience both as a developer and corporate/real estate counsel. Molyneaux began her real estate career as outside legal counsel to real estate firms and corporations. She then worked in-house as legal counsel for a developer of retail, mixed-use and multi-family projects with an additional focus on financing. That work included overseeing specific properties from development to operations. Molyneaux is skilled at closing complex real estate transactions and overseeing complicated projects from concept to completion. In 2020, Molyneaux became Vice President and General Counsel, responsible for overseeing all legal aspects of Fairmount Properties, including new development and existing assets within the company’s portfolio.  In her new role, Molyneaux joins Fairmount’s Executive Team, where she will also play a leadership role in implementing Fairmount Properties mission and strategic goals.

Forbes House is the only safe shelter for survivors of domestic violence and their children in Lake County that is staffed 24/7.  The non-disclosed location provides an ideal place for survivors in Northeast Ohio to heal from the trauma of abuse and rebuild their lives.  All services at Forbes House are provided free of charge. We believe that limited resources should not be a barrier for anyone who needs help.

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