About GASP

Our Mission

GASP (Guardians Advocating Child Safety and Protection) is a nonprofit organization dedicated to providing a safer environment for children through modern and effective programs designed to prevent encounters involving dangerous situations, sex offenders, abuse and abduction.

Our History

GASP was founded in 2006 in response to the increasing number of child abductions, offenses and abuses, and the 2005 abduction and murder of Jessica Lunsford in Florida. Originally named Grandparents Against Sex Predators, our initial goal was to provide trained volunteers to participate on search teams for missing persons. Since then, we have grown to provide a wide array of child safety services led by our specially-trained volunteers who bring these programs to the community at the request of law enforcement, schools, specialty groups and other organizations throughout Summit County and beyond.

Board of Trustees

Elizabeth England


Bob Haren


Lynne Ternent


Jessica N. Szydlowski


Roberta Hopkins

Marilyn Keith

Judge Katarina Cook

Hugh Ternent

Bonnie Wachter

Debbie Reiss


Geoffrey Souser

Kerry Agins

Richard Cole

Dannika Stevenson

Advisory Board

Prosecutor Sherri Bevan Walsh

Jean Buehrle

Karen Cheung

Fred Gissendaner

Erwin Greenblatt

Florene Haas

Inspector Bill Holland

Nick Kostandaras, Sr.

Michael Neumann

County Executive Ilene Shapiro

Sylvia Trundle

Dodie Sacia

Tammy Kalail


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