New Members

Welcome new members!

Janaury 2019

Lisa Brown, Executive Director, Lorain County Community College

Camille Smith, Adoption Network


December 2018

Nicole Stracensky, Cleveland Zoological Society

Aleksandra Brankov, Senior Talent Management Specialist, University Hospitals

Anne Jarrad, Director of Advancement, Julie Billiart School

Robyn Marcs

Shannon Hill, Development Associate, North Coast Community Homes

Tammy Bertrand, Donor Development Manager, Neighborhood Alliance


November 2018

Morgan Minch

Bisi Mikleus, Director of Stewardship, Cleveland Metroparks

Mary Ellen Madden, Magnificat High School

Maggie Lamb, Director of Constituency Relations, Magnificat High School

Jennifer Kirallah, Director of Marketing & Communications, Magnificat High School

Meg Chochola, Director of Advancement Operations, Magnificat High School

Lisa McNeely, Development Administrator, Cuyahoga County Public Library


October 2018

Trisha Vaughn, MA,

Nicole Roberts

Kristen Carpenter, Coordinator, Special Events, Akron Children's Hospital

Joshua Foote, Director of Marketing & Communications, The City Mission

Leta Obertacz, MPA, Senior Advancement Director, Cleveland Zoological Society

Laura Orazi, Shaker Schools Foundation


September 2018

Andrew Cappuzzello, MED, Development Officer, Hiram College

Dr. Kimberly Epley, PHD, Chief Philanthropy Officer, Beaumont School

Steve Lake, Vice President of Development & Community Affairs, Newbridge Cleveland

Megan O'Bryan, MS, BS, Vice President, Resource Development & President, Cuyahoga Community College Foundation


August 2018

Melissa Libertini, Manager of Institutional GivingCleveland Institute of Music

Rachel Lappen, MA, Senior Director of Development, The Cleveland Orchestra

Dr. Andrew Bednarski


July 2018

Karen Laurence,  Cleveland Museum of Art

Jennifer Lynch-McKinney, MNA, Cleveland Zoological Society

Ruth Clemens, MPH, Lifeact

Andrea Ponikvar, MPA, Cleveland Zoological Society

McCall Gorbach Foster, Lake Erie Nature and Science Center

Jamie Daugherty

Glen Danahey, PNC

Nicole Curet, Goodwill Industries of Greater Cleveland and East Central Ohio

Laurie Gettings, Comprehensive PR Solutions, LLC


June 2018

Laurie Klingensmith, Red Cross

Michael Rodriguez, Catering Sales Manager, Cleveland Museum of Art

Jennifer Dziak, BA, Chapter Relationship Manager, Because I Said I Would

Abby Zerull


May 2018

Alex Shannon, Director of Marketing, Legacy Strategic Asset Management

Stephanie Devers, Development Director, Lake County Free Clinic 

Elijah Turan, Associate Director, Community Campaigns, United Way of Greater Cleveland

Aaron Petersal, Associate Vice President, Annual & Community Campaigns, United Way of Greater Cleveland

Abby Mitchell, MHA, The Cleveland Orchestra

Monica Ghose, Associate Director, Special Gifts & Giving Societies, United Way of Greater Cleveland

Margaret Demichelis

Kaitlin Armocida, Development Manager, University Settlement


April 2018

Shane Karas, Director of Foundation Relations, Case Western Reserve University

Rachel Telegdy, Chief Development Officer, North Coast Community House

Emily Young, BS, Marketing and Development Assistant, Meridian Healthcare 

Cari Catts, Director of Grants and Donor Strategy, Trinity River Mission

Chantel Davis, Manager of Philanthropy & Volunteers, Eliza Bryant Village

March 2018

Brenda Saridakis, Esq., JD, MA, May Dugan Center

Michael Bernot, Director of Advancement, West Side Catholic Center

Matthew Hrubey, MPA, Director of Grants, Center for Arts-Inspired Learning


February 2018

Jean Turcu, Chief Development Officer, Jennings

Sarah Zarcone

Michael Benedict, PHD, Director of Institutional Grants and Senior Writer, Hiram College

Nanci Miller, Grant Writer, First Glance Student Center, Inc.

Michelle Polinko, Regional Chief Development Officer, American Red Cross Greater CLE

Megan Ullom, Assistant Director of Donor Relations of Stewardship, Case Western Reserve University


January 2018

Holly Sukol, Development and Marketing Associate, Hillel at Kent State University

Lisa Lebovitz, MBA, Assistant Campaign Manager, Jewish Federation of Cleveland

Rachel Bernstein, Heights Arts Collaborative


December 2017

Marcia Meermans Aghajanian, Foundation Giving Officer, The MetroHealth System

Jamie Kinnett, BA, Development Coordinator, Menlo Park Academy

Stephan H. Sedam

Jennifer Smyser, Development Associate, The Lakeland Foundation

Natalie Ronayne, Chief Development Officer, Cleveland Metroparks

Greg Renkas, Director of Major Gifts and Corporate Partnerships, Great Lakes Science Center

Lori Marks, Director, Philanthropy, Ideastream

Audrey Bucholtz, Development Coordinator, Cleveland Hearing & Speech Center

Averil Braden


November 2017

Eva McKnight, MNPL, Development Coordinator, Cleveland Rape Crisis Center

Liz Lewis, Director, Institutional Advancement, University Circle Inc.

Mary Bondy, MBA


October 2017

Brendan Reynolds, Holden Forests and Gardens

Jessica Kanelos, Assistant Director of Annual Giving, OhioGuidestone

Emily Yoder, Discovery Officer, The Cleveland Museum of Natural History

Lauren Moore, Development Coordinator, Cincinnati Ballet


September 2017

Nichole Collins, Associate Director, Annual Giving, United Church of Christ

Michelle Debelak, Director Gift Planning, Cleveland State University

Tara Mitchell, BA, Admin Coordinator - Finance, Cleveland State University

Douglas Kohl, Chief Development Officer, YMCA of Greater Cleveland

Jessie Baginski, PHD, President/CEO, Leadership Lake County

Kenya Fike, MBA, Frontline Service

Jaya Yurchisin, President Education Foundation, Precision Machined Products Association

Sarah Baggott, Director of Philanthropy, Lake County YMCA

Alexandra Moore, BA


August 2017

Robert Kirschner, Vice President, Development & Communications, Lutheran Metropolitan Ministry

Madeline Wallace, Development Associate, Sisters of Charity Health System

Katharine Goss, President & CEO, Lake View Cemetery Association

Rachel Robinson, Director of Development, Wingspan Care Group

John Easley, Chief Advancement Officer, Cleveland Museum of Art


July 2017

Darren T. Hamm, MNM, Executive Director, Oberlin for the Arts

Courtney Gonser, Manager, University Hospitals

Emily Korona-Luscher, MA, ACLU of Ohio Foundation

John Easley, Chief Advancement Officer, Cleveland Museum of Art

Megan Allen, MPA, Program and Facility Director, Episcopal Diocese of Ohio

Lee Ann Cochran

Dayna Smith, Vice President of Advancement, Julie Billiart School

Erin Riffle, MA, Development Associate, Precision Metalforming Association Educational Foundation


June 2017

Sonia Winner Esquire, Chief Development Officer, The Cleveland Museum of Natural History

Johanna Henz, Executive Director, Lake County Free Clinic

Abigail Millar, Development Assoc. Corp & Foundation Relations, Cleveland Clinic Organizations


May 2017

Patricia Lyden, MA, United Church of Christ

Maureen Ann Ater, MS, Goodwill Industries of Greater Cleveland and East Central Ohio

Ashley R Walker, Cleveland Zoological Society

Kate Hublou, Lake Erie Nature & Science Center

Racheal Seibert, JD 

Ryan Strine, Case Alumni Association


April 2017

Sandra Kelly, Executive Director, Camp Quality

Allyson Rey, Goodwill Industries of Greater Cleveland and East Central Ohio

Kate Hublou, Development Events Coordinator, Lake Erie Nature & Science Center

Ashley R. Walker, Manager of Annual Giving, Cleveland Zoological Society


March 2017

Jen M. Harvey, Fund Development Manager/Grantwriter, Summit Metro Parks Foundation

Andrew Youtz, Major Gifts officer, Westminster College

Meghann Marnecheck, MPA, Assistant Development Director, Cuyahoga County Public Library

Lisa Ann Rapaszky, BA, Development Coordinator, Jewish Family Service Association

Shelby A. Durbin, Events Facilitator, Stein Hospice

Yvette Hanzel, Director of Development, Groundworks Dance Theater

Carol Marshall, Grantwriter, United Way of Greater Cleveland

Kelsey Mayer, Advancement Coordinator, West Side Catholic Center

Margaret Reardon, Administrator, Baseball Heritage Museum

Erin Turner, Director of Advancement, The Salvation Army of Greater Cleveland

Samantha Steinberg, Director of Development, Fuchs Mizrachi School


February 2017

Scott Gongos, Director of Mission Advancement, Congregation of the Blessed Sacrament/ St. Anne's Shrine

Paul Holland, BA, Development/Marketing Director, Front Steps Housing and Services

Allison Retter, MA, Director of Development & Community Engagement, Downtown Cleveland Alliance

Amanda Zima, MA

John Morgan Meyer, Senior Account Representative, Infocision Management Corporation


January 2017

Kirk Thomas Lang II, Executive Director, Cleveland Rowing Foundation

David J. Deflorentis, Development Coordinator, Lifebanc

Susan Bartosch, Director External Affairs, Second Harvest Food Bank of North Central Ohio

Michelle Blackford, Donor Relations Officer, Cleveland Foundation

Lee Weber, Assistant Director, Southwest Community Health Foundation

Mary Ann Meitin, BA, Director of Annual Fund & Development Services, Lake View Cemetery

Jennifer Schuller, Vice President of Development & Alumni Relations, Hiram College

Aimee Bell, Executive Director, Hiram College