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The MetroHealth Foundation Board of Directors

The MetroHealth Foundation is governed by a Board of Directors, which guides the strategic direction of the foundation and raises philanthropic support for MetroHealth.

Officers

Akram Boutros, MD, Fache
Akram Boutros, MD, FACHE

Ex Officio
The MetroHealth System
President and Chief Executive Officer

Gareth Vaughan
Gareth D. Vaughan

Elected: 2015
Chair
The Albert M. Higley Co.
President and Chief Executive Officer

Kate Brown
Kate L. Brown

Ex Officio
President
The MetroHealth Foundation
The MetroHealth System
Chief Development Officer

Miguel Gracia
Miguel de Gracia

Elected: 2019
Vice Chair, Audit
Root Candles
CEO

Jonathon Groza
Jon Groza

Elected: 2018
Vice-Chair – Governance
Kohrman Jackson & Krantz
Partner

Ann Howard
Lee Ann Howard

Elected: 2013
Vice Chair, Nominating and Board Development
Howard and O'Brien Associates
CEO

Jennifer Hurd - Foundation Board member
Jennifer Hurd

Elected: 2019
Vice Chair – Outreach
Bank of America
Senior Vice President, Local Market Executive for Ohio

Rob Soroka
Rob Soroka

Elected: 2015
Treasurer and Vice Chair, Finance and Investment
Fifth Third Bank
Senior Vice President

Michelle Wood
Michelle Wood

Ex Officio
Chief Operating Officer
The MetroHealth Foundation
Director of Operations, Foundation and System Philanthropy

Zang
Alan Zang

Elected: 2013
Vice-Chair – Governance
U.S. Bank
President, NE Ohio

Akram Boutros, MD, Fache
Akram Boutros, MD, FACHE

Ex Officio
The MetroHealth System
President and Chief Executive Officer

Gareth Vaughan
Gareth D. Vaughan

Elected: 2015
Chair
The Albert M. Higley Co.
President and Chief Executive Officer

Kate Brown
Kate L. Brown

Ex Officio
President
The MetroHealth Foundation
The MetroHealth System
Chief Development Officer

Miguel Gracia
Miguel de Gracia

Elected: 2019
Vice Chair, Audit
Root Candles
CEO

Jonathon Groza
Jon Groza

Elected: 2018
Vice-Chair – Governance
Kohrman Jackson & Krantz
Partner

Ann Howard
Lee Ann Howard

Elected: 2013
Vice Chair, Nominating and Board Development
Howard and O'Brien Associates
CEO

Jennifer Hurd - Foundation Board member
Jennifer Hurd

Elected: 2019
Vice Chair – Outreach
Bank of America
Senior Vice President, Local Market Executive for Ohio

Rob Soroka
Rob Soroka

Elected: 2015
Treasurer and Vice Chair, Finance and Investment
Fifth Third Bank
Senior Vice President

Michelle Wood
Michelle Wood

Ex Officio
Chief Operating Officer
The MetroHealth Foundation
Director of Operations, Foundation and System Philanthropy

Zang
Alan Zang

Elected: 2013
Vice-Chair – Governance
U.S. Bank
President, NE Ohio

Directors

Nick Alexander
Nicholas Alexander
Elected: 2016
UBS
Account Vice President, Senior Wealth Strategy Associate
Jason Bristol
Jason R. Bristol

Elected: 2019
Cohen Rosenthal & Kramer LLP
Partner

James Cahoon
James Cahoon

Elected: 2013
Community Leader

Dr. John Chae, MD
John Chae, MD

Ex Officio
The MetroHealth System
Vice President, Research

Rachel Ciomcia
Rachel Ciomcia

Elected: 2017
Cleveland Leadership Center
Vice President, Strategic Engagement and Director, Cleveland Bridge Builders

Jeffrey Claridge
Jeffrey Claridge, MD

Elected: 2014
The MetroHealth System
Director, Division of Trauma, Critical Care, Burns and Acute Care Surgery

Dr Alfred Connors
Alfred F. Connors Jr., MD

Elected: 2009
The MetroHealth System
Emeritus Chair of Medicine

Maureen Dee
Maureen Dee

Ex Officio
The MetroHealth System Board of Trustees
Member

Eric Fiala
Eric Fiala

Elected: 2020
KeyBank
Head of Corporate Responsibility

Geuther
James R. Geuther

Elected: 2013
SunTrust Bank
Market President, Northern Ohio

JoAnn Glick
JoAnn Glick

Elected: 2020
Community Leader

John Grech
John Grech

Elected: 2017
Edward Jones Investments
Financial Advisor

Andy Jones
Andy Jones

Elected: 2019
MCPc
CEO

Mark A. Jones
Mark A. Jones
Elected; 2020
The Illuminating Company
Senior Vice President, State of Ohio Market Manager, Enterprise Business & Community Engagement
Melissa Kline, DNP, RN, NEA-BC
Melissa A. Kline, DNP, RN, NEA, BC

Elected: 2017
The MetroHealth System
Vice President, Chief Nursing Officer

Headshot of Ricardo Leon
Ricardo León

Elected: 2019
Metro West Community Development Organization
Executive Director

Jay Lucarelli
Jay Lucarelli

Elected: 2018
Minute Men Staffing & HR Services
President and Chief Executive Officer

James E. Misak, MD
James E. Misak, MD

Elected: 2018
The MetroHealth System
Vice Chair, Community and Population Health

Caitlin Pawlaczyk
Caitlin Pawlaczyk

Ex Officio
MetroHealth N.E.T.
Chair

Heidi Pertz
Heidi Petz

Elected: 2019
Sherwin Williams
President and General Manager
Consumer Brands North America

Jonathan Pressnell
Jonathan Pressnell

Elected: 2017
Blue Point Capital Partners
Partner

Craig Richmond
Craig Richmond

Ex Officio
The MetroHealth System
Executive Vice President, Chief Financial Officer

Ana Rodriguez
Ana Rodriguez

Elected: 2019
The Lubrizol Corporation
Corporate Vice President and Chief Human Resources Officer

Marcy Levy Shankman
Marcy Levy Shankman, PhD

Elected: 2017
Cleveland Metropolitan School District
Chief Organizational Learning Officer

Smith
Pamela E. Smith

Elected: 2013
Community Leader

Sally Stewart
Sally Stewart

Elected: 2017
Howard Hanna Real Estate Services
Realtor

George Sullivan
George Sullivan

Elected: 2020
Equity Trust
CEO

Kathryn Teng, MD
Kathryn Teng, MD

Ex Officio
The MetroHealth System
Division Director, General Internal Medicine and Community Medicine

Jacke Wiedemer
Jacke Wiedemer
Elected: 2020
Community Leader
Dr Sherrie Williams
Sherrie D. Williams, MD

Elected: 2017
The MetroHealth System
Medical Director, Pulmonary Function Lab, Pulmonary Rehabilitation
and Smoking Cessation Programs

Aaron Witwer
Aaron Witwer

Elected: 2017
Humankind Health Consulting
Co-Founder/Chief Health Strategist

Nick Alexander
Nicholas Alexander
Elected: 2016
UBS
Account Vice President, Senior Wealth Strategy Associate
Jason Bristol
Jason R. Bristol

Elected: 2019
Cohen Rosenthal & Kramer LLP
Partner

James Cahoon
James Cahoon

Elected: 2013
Community Leader

Dr. John Chae, MD
John Chae, MD

Ex Officio
The MetroHealth System
Vice President, Research

Rachel Ciomcia
Rachel Ciomcia

Elected: 2017
Cleveland Leadership Center
Vice President, Strategic Engagement and Director, Cleveland Bridge Builders

Jeffrey Claridge
Jeffrey Claridge, MD

Elected: 2014
The MetroHealth System
Director, Division of Trauma, Critical Care, Burns and Acute Care Surgery

Dr Alfred Connors
Alfred F. Connors Jr., MD

Elected: 2009
The MetroHealth System
Emeritus Chair of Medicine

Maureen Dee
Maureen Dee

Ex Officio
The MetroHealth System Board of Trustees
Member

Eric Fiala
Eric Fiala

Elected: 2020
KeyBank
Head of Corporate Responsibility

Geuther
James R. Geuther

Elected: 2013
SunTrust Bank
Market President, Northern Ohio

JoAnn Glick
JoAnn Glick

Elected: 2020
Community Leader

John Grech
John Grech

Elected: 2017
Edward Jones Investments
Financial Advisor

Andy Jones
Andy Jones

Elected: 2019
MCPc
CEO

Mark A. Jones
Mark A. Jones
Elected; 2020
The Illuminating Company
Senior Vice President, State of Ohio Market Manager, Enterprise Business & Community Engagement
Melissa Kline, DNP, RN, NEA-BC
Melissa A. Kline, DNP, RN, NEA, BC

Elected: 2017
The MetroHealth System
Vice President, Chief Nursing Officer

Headshot of Ricardo Leon
Ricardo León

Elected: 2019
Metro West Community Development Organization
Executive Director

Jay Lucarelli
Jay Lucarelli

Elected: 2018
Minute Men Staffing & HR Services
President and Chief Executive Officer

James E. Misak, MD
James E. Misak, MD

Elected: 2018
The MetroHealth System
Vice Chair, Community and Population Health

Caitlin Pawlaczyk
Caitlin Pawlaczyk

Ex Officio
MetroHealth N.E.T.
Chair

Heidi Pertz
Heidi Petz

Elected: 2019
Sherwin Williams
President and General Manager
Consumer Brands North America

Jonathan Pressnell
Jonathan Pressnell

Elected: 2017
Blue Point Capital Partners
Partner

Craig Richmond
Craig Richmond

Ex Officio
The MetroHealth System
Executive Vice President, Chief Financial Officer

Ana Rodriguez
Ana Rodriguez

Elected: 2019
The Lubrizol Corporation
Corporate Vice President and Chief Human Resources Officer

Marcy Levy Shankman
Marcy Levy Shankman, PhD

Elected: 2017
Cleveland Metropolitan School District
Chief Organizational Learning Officer

Smith
Pamela E. Smith

Elected: 2013
Community Leader

Sally Stewart
Sally Stewart

Elected: 2017
Howard Hanna Real Estate Services
Realtor

George Sullivan
George Sullivan

Elected: 2020
Equity Trust
CEO

Kathryn Teng, MD
Kathryn Teng, MD

Ex Officio
The MetroHealth System
Division Director, General Internal Medicine and Community Medicine

Jacke Wiedemer
Jacke Wiedemer
Elected: 2020
Community Leader
Dr Sherrie Williams
Sherrie D. Williams, MD

Elected: 2017
The MetroHealth System
Medical Director, Pulmonary Function Lab, Pulmonary Rehabilitation
and Smoking Cessation Programs

Aaron Witwer
Aaron Witwer

Elected: 2017
Humankind Health Consulting
Co-Founder/Chief Health Strategist

Life Members

Robert Durham
Robert A. Durham

Elected: 2002
HKM Direct Market Communications
President

Fratianne
Richard B. Fratianne, MD

Elected: 1988
The MetroHealth System
Director Emeritus, Burn Center

Brenda Kirk
Brenda K. Kirk

Elected: 2009
KeyBank
Chief Information Officer of Key Commercial Bank and Enterprise Payments

Knisely
Collin K. Knisely

Elected: 1988
Community Leader

Robert Durham
Robert A. Durham

Elected: 2002
HKM Direct Market Communications
President

Fratianne
Richard B. Fratianne, MD

Elected: 1988
The MetroHealth System
Director Emeritus, Burn Center

Brenda Kirk
Brenda K. Kirk

Elected: 2009
KeyBank
Chief Information Officer of Key Commercial Bank and Enterprise Payments

Knisely
Collin K. Knisely

Elected: 1988
Community Leader