Board and Executive Team

Board of Directors
Executive Committee

President
Karen L. Giffen, Esq.
Giffen & Kaminski LLC

Vice President
Matthew Nakon, Esq.
Wickens, Herzer, Panza, Cook & Batista

Vice President
Gladys Reed
Community Representative
nominated by Cleveland Tenants Organization

Vice President
Michael N. Ungar, Esq.
Ulmer & Berne LLP

Secretary/Treasurer
Philip S. Fastenau, Ph.D.
University Hospitals

 

Board of Directors
Members

Carolyn Butler
Community Representative
nominated by the American Sickle Cell Anemia Association

Leonard Castle
Community Representative
nominated by the Malachi Center

Jillian Charles, Esq.
Eaton Corporation

Steven Dettelbach, Esq.
BakerHostetler

Andre Dowdy
Community Representative
nominated by the VA Medical Center

Philip S. Fastenau, Ph.D.
University Hospitals

Stephen M. Fazio, Esq.
Squire Patton Boggs

Nathan Genovese, Esq.
Community Representative
Nominated by The Arc of Greater Cleveland

Karen L. Giffen, Esq.
Giffen & Kaminski LLC

Delores Gray
Community Representative
nominated by Promise Neighborhood

Patrick Haggerty, Esq.
Frantz Ward

Vanetta Jamison
Community Representative
nominated by Beech Brook

Ronald V. Johnson, Esq.
Key Bank National Association

Marcia Leavy
Community Representative
nominated by Cleveland’s Neighborhood Leadership Institute

Jonathan Leiken, Esq.
Diebold Nixdorf

Rita Maimbourg, Esq.
Tucker Ellis LLP

Hugh McKay, Esq.
Porter Wright Morris & Arthur

Edward W. Moore, Esq.
RPM International

Matthew Nakon, Esq.
Wickens Herzer Panza

Aaron O’Brien, Esq.

Gladys B. Reed
Community Representative
nominated by Cleveland Tenants Organization

Barbara Roman, Esq.
Meyers, Roman, Friedberg & Lewis

Mary Jane Trapp, Esq.
Thrasher, Dinsmore & Dolan LPA

Michael N. Ungar, Esq.
Ulmer & Berne LLP

Brenda Wells
Community Representative
Nominated by American Sickle Cell Anemia Association

 

Executive Staff

Colleen M. Cotter, Esq.
Executive Director

Tom Mlakar, Esq.
Deputy Director for Advocacy

Bettina Kaplan
Director of Finance & Administrative Operations

Melanie A. Shakarian, Esq.
Director of Development & Communications

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