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2019 Officers

Robyn N. Gordon

Director of center operations, NASA Glenn Research Center


Judge Michael John Ryan

Cuyahoga County Court of Common Pleas – Juvenile Division

Vice chair

Woodrow Whitlow Jr. Ph.D.

Technical director, National Aerospace Solutions, Arnold Air Force Base, Tennessee

Vice chair

Sean Hennessy

Senior vice president–corporate planning, development and administration, The Sherwin-Williams Company (retired)


Joseph Gibbons

Partner, Schneider Smeltz Spieth Bell LLP


Sister Marian Durkin CSA

Sisters of Charity of St. Augustine

CSA representative

Susanna H. Krey

President, Sisters of Charity Foundation of Cleveland; SVP of foundations, outreach ministries & external affairs, Sisters of Charity Health System



Dionissi Aliprantis

Research economist, Federal Reserve Bank of Cleveland

Christy E. Bykowski

Senior vice president, managing director – Cleveland, Fahlgren Mortine

Jackie Dalton

Assistant vice president, Federal Reserve Bank of Cleveland

Debra Green

Vice president, social responsibility and chief diversity officer, Medical Mutual of Ohio (retired)

Karen Kleinhenz

Principal and CEO, Kleinhenz & Associates Ltd.

Robert Marva, OFM Cap.

Pastor, Our Lady of Fatima + St. Agnes

Geralyn M. Presti

President & CEO, The Music Settlement

Tari S. Rivera

President, Regency Construction Services Inc.

Martin D. Rodriguez

Senior vice president, Head of capital markets, First Mutual Holding Company

Pauline M. Seitz

Director, local funding partnerships, Robert Wood Johnson Foundation (retired)

Lynn T. Singer Ph.D.

Deputy provost and vice president for academic affairs, Case Western Reserve University

Felton Thomas Jr.

Executive director and CEO, Cleveland Public Library

E. Harry Walker M.D.

Senior vice president, Ambulatory Network Operations, development director of MetroHealth’s Center for Community Health, The MetroHealth System (retired)