Employment & Education Programs
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Helen Jones-Toms is the director of marketing and communications for Ursuline College, where she promotes the college’s mission of transforming students for service, leadership and professional excellence. She is the former executive director of Aluminum Cans for Burned Children (ACBC), a nonprofit organization that provides fire prevention education to Northeast Ohio schoolchildren and supports childhood burn survivors. She previously served as the head of marketing for the Case School of Engineering and the Frances Payne Bolton School of Nursing at Case Western Reserve University (CWRU). She also possesses an extensive background in campaign communications, working with CWRU as well as the Cleveland Museum of Art. Her past community service includes volunteering extensively with the Cleveland Rowing Association, Flashes of Hope, the Western Reserve Historical Society and other organizations dedicated to improving Northeast Ohio. A graduate of Boston University’s College of Communication, she holds a Master of Nonprofit Organizations from CWRU.
Dick Cahoon moved to the Cleveland area in 2000 to help start Dealer Tire where he retired in 2009. Since then he has served on various boards including College Now Greater Cleveland, MOCA Cleveland, The Children’s Museum of Cleveland among others. He is the former chair of Social Venture Partners (SVP) Cleveland and is currently the Board Chair at The Ratner Montessori School.
Dick and his wife Doreen settled in Cleveland Heights, where they have lived for the past 20 years. Their daughters and families are also Cleveland area residents. Dick and Doreen spend much of their time with their extended family.
Sarah Price, a Certified Public Accountant and a Senior Manager at Corrigan Krause. Sarah is a graduate of Kent State College of Business and holds a Master of Accountancy degree from Monte Ahuja College of Business at Cleveland State University. Sarah has more than 5 years of experience in public accounting with a focus on the nonprofit industry. She provides accounting and auditing services to nonprofit organizations, real estate and for-profit businesses within the pharmaceutical industry. She is responsible for all aspects of audit, from planning the audit, efficiently executing the audit plan and supervising professional staff. Her nonprofit experience includes the financial and control aspects of organizations that require audits in accordance with the Uniform Guidance and General Accepted Government Auditing Standards. Her clients include private schools, membership organizations, social service organizations and foundations.
(Treasurer, Chair of Finance Committee)
Jennie is a serial entrepreneur who has built three successful information technology companies. Her current firm, Avantia, Inc. was founded in 2000 and is headquartered in Cleveland, Ohio. Avantia provides information technology consulting services and builds custom application software for clients nationwide.
Jennie’s lifelong passion is building computer software that makes a difference for her clients while providing an environment for her employees to achieve their potential.
Jennie is an enthusiastic supporter of Cleveland, Ohio, and is committed to creating sustainable jobs in “her own backyard”.
Jennie has a long history of serving on Boards of academic, non-profit, and for-profit companies and organizations. Business accolades include multiple” Weatherhead 100” awards, multiple “INC. 500” and “INC. 5000” awards, and the “Top 20 Women Business Owners in Cleveland” award. She also has an MBA from MIT.
(Finance Committee, IT expertise)
Linda was most recently an adjunct instructor in the graduate nonprofit management program at the Mandel School of Case Western Reserve University (CWRU). Linda served ten years as executive director of Social Venture Partners Cleveland, which is part of a global network of engaged donors who provide customized pro bono consulting to nonprofits.
Linda worked in alumni and donor relations at CWRU and Lake Ridge Academy. Early careers include nursing and managing a gallery selling work by Ohio artisans.
Linda has an MBA from CWRU and a BS in nursing from Mount Mercy College. She was awarded Adjunct Teacher of the Year and has been inducted into the Mandel School Hall of Achievement.
(Ex-Officio Executive Committee and Chair, Governance Committee)
Kathy grew up in Cleveland along with two brothers and a sister. She lives in the area with her husband. She has three adult children (one deceased at age 19) and four grandchildren.
Kathy is presently in private practice part time as a psychotherapist specializing in post-traumatic stress, chemical dependency and co-dependency, sexual abuse, and post-traumatic stress. She also works with grief and bereavement and has facilitated groups for families and children and adults who have experienced the loss of a family member.
Kathy has been involved in participating on several boards and volunteer activities in the mental health field over the years. She has been a volunteer for Hospice of the Western Reserve working with families who have a child who is dying. She also has been a volunteer as a facilitator for a Grief Group for widows and widowers. Kathy has been a Stephen Minister Leader and Group Facilitator at her church as well as running a Grief Group for the community.
Presently Kathy serves on several boards in the community. She is on the Board at Gilmour Academy Clubhouse where she also serves on the Academic Affairs Committee and the Communications Committee. Kathy is an Ex Officio Board member at Magnolia Clubhouse. Kathy is a Lifelong Board Member at Beech Brook and continues to be active on the Nominating and Development and Executive Committees. Kathy is on the Leadership Council of Connor Integrative Health Institute of University Hospitals, the Leadership Council of Rainbow Babies and Children’s Hospital, and the Psychiatry Council at University Hospitals.
She is on Playhouse Square’s Education Committee and she and Jim support the Family Theatre Day in May. Kathy is a member of the Board of The Institute for Research on Unlimited Love at Stonybrook.
Kathy’s interests are reading, writing, walking with her dogs and friends, being with her family and her two loving sweet Cavaliers Zoe and Sophie.
Danielle Banks is a Cleveland native with a heart for giving back to others. She is a proud graduate of Ohio University and earned an MBA from the University of Phoenix. Danielle has volunteered in many capacities over the years, from being a youth mentor and tutor and a board member of her neighborhood Community Development Corporation to starting a food pantry at her church, where she served for ten years as the Chairperson of the Trustee Board.
Danielle worked in local media for 28 years at WOUO/WUAB and is currently a high school English and Media Literacy teacher at Invictus High School.
Ms. Dunn is the former President and CEO of Judson Services, Inc. and has over 40 years of experience in senior living and services. She served 26 years as CEO out of her 40 years with JSI.
Among Ms. Dunn’s many years of community service, her current board service includes 6 years with the Benjamin Rose Institute on Aging, 11 years with the GroundWorks Dance Theater Board and she is a partner with the Cleveland Chapter of Social Venture Partners, the largest network of engaged donors in the world.
Cynthia has also received many awards including theJoseph D. Pigott Leadership Award from University Circle Incorporated, and the 2004 Leadership Award of Honor from LeadingAge Ohio. In addition in 2001, Northern Ohio Live Magazine honored Ms. Dunn with its Rainmaker Award as a woman who has made positive contributions to the economy of Northeast Ohio. She is also a member of Leadership Cleveland class of 1996.
Ms. Dunn has a B.S. degree from Barat College in Lake Forest, Illinois and a Master’s Degree in Social Services Administration from Case Western Reserve. She has served on several local, State and National advisory committees and has presented on numerous topics related to the ever evolving field of providing services to older adults.
Steve Garfunkel is a legal and human resource consultant with experience as a trial lawyer and in-house employment attorney. Steve managed the employment law function for Progressive Insurance for many years. Prior to that, he was the Assistant Solicitor General for CSX (Chessie System) and Assistant Law Director of the City of Cleveland. In a volunteer capacity, Steve is a Big Brother and has worked with Global Cleveland, The Diversity Center of Northeast Ohio, and College Now Greater Cleveland. A graduate of Lehigh University and the Case Western Reserve University School of Law, Steve and his family reside in Lyndhurst.
(Advancement Committee, Governance Committee, Finance Committee)
Jennifer Kinsley Smith started her career as a lawyer for the City of Cleveland, where she prosecuted dockets at Cleveland Municipal Court, including specialized treatment courts. Jennifer came to The Legal Aid Society of Cleveland specifically for the Medical-Legal Partnership with St. Vincent Charity Medical Center. She hopes to use the civil legal system to help people avoid the criminal legal system.” In December 2020, Jennifer was named a ‘Champion of Central’ by the Cleveland Central Promise Neighborhood. During the pandemic, not only did Jennifer work hard representing patients at St. Vincent, she also advocated to protect the rights of the unhoused on both local and statewide committees and worked to improve public awareness of social service procedures in light of pandemic shutdowns. Jennifer also co-chairs the reentry committee at Legal Aid, which allows her to focus on the collateral consequences and barriers individuals face once they’re involved with the criminal justice system.
Chuck Maimbourg has over 38 years of experience as a Certified Public Accountant. He currently works with FocusCFO providing fractional Chief Financial Officer services working part-time with small and medium-sized businesses. Chuck was most recently employed at the Federal Reserve Bank of Cleveland where he was Vice President in charge of the Financial Support Services area. Prior to the Federal Reserve Bank of Cleveland, he held positions at KeyBank, Zaxis, TRION Technologies, and Ernst & Young. In addition to serving previously on the Board of Trustees of Magnolia Clubhouse, Chuck is a current member of the Legal Aid Society’s Financial Oversight and Audit Committee, a current member of the Board of Trustees for Great Lakes Theater, and a former member of the Board of Trustees and Past President of the Near West Theatre having previously served as Vice Chairman, Treasurer and Chair of various committees. He is the current Chair and member of the Parish Council and was previously a member and Chair of both the Charitable Giving Advisory Board and Parish Finance Council of the Church of the Resurrection. He is a member of the Cleveland Civil War Roundtable. He has served on several non-profit Boards over the years and held numerous leadership positions on these Boards.
(Governance Committee, Finance Committee)
Chris Morgan is the recently retired Associate General Counsel at Parker Hannifin Corporation and chairman of our Community of Growth Capital Campaign Committee. Chris’s wife, Gwen Morgan, also supports the Clubhouse in many ways including volunteering with the Cuyahoga Master Gardeners who donate produce to Magnolia Clubhouse from its Gates Mills garden. Their son Chris is a Clubhouse Member who currently works full-time at the ADAMHS Board and serves on the Clubhouse Advisory Board.
(Advancement Committee, Finance Committee)
Sarah Ott-Hansen is a development professional and former investment banker. Sarah has been employed as development director for a variety of Cleveland area non-profits including The Cleveland Rowing Foundation, Magnolia Clubhouse, the Frances Payne Bolton School of Nursing at CWRU, and the Cleveland Institute of Art. She is currently a Board member of the Yale Alumni Scholarship Foundation and previously was a Board member of The Nature Center at Shaker Lakes and the Laurel School Alumni Board. Some of her past community service experience includes work with the Western Reserve Historical Society, League of Women Voters, and Shaker Schools Foundation, among others. Sarah is a graduate of Yale University and has an MBA from The University of Chicago.
(Chair, Advancement Committee)
Donnamarie Randolph is a graduate of Cleveland State University with a degree in Psychology. She has worked with young children and their families for over 20 years, many with mild to severe mental and physical disabilities. Donnamarie has been a member of Magnolia Clubhouse since 2007, recognizing the significance of mental health advocacy she has become a powerful advocate for the needs of others outside and within the Clubhouse community. In 2010 she accepted the invitation to join the Board at Magnolia Clubhouse. In 2014 she accepted an additional role as a Faculty member for Clubhouse International. She travels wherever Clubhouse International sends her as a consultant and advocate. She has presented locally as well as internationally, sharing the significance of the clubhouse model. Donnamarie is currently the Lead Peer Recovery Specialist at the Life Exchange Center’s Youth Transitional Housing Program. She has worked as a T.E. at Hickman & Lowder, then transitioned to independent employment working at Bank of America until it closed its corporate office in 2013, and then joined Charles Schwab until 2015. In 2016 she agreed to supervise the ADAMHS Boards pilot Youth Transitional Housing Program and served as the Program Manager from 2016-2019.
Patrick Runnels, M.D. serves as the Chief Medical Officer of Population Health, Behavioral Health for University Hospitals in Cleveland OH, which has one of the largest accountable care organizations in the country, serving more nearly 600,000 individuals. Throughout his career, he has held numerous administrative positions, including director of adult psychiatry, director of ambulatory psychiatry, and medical director for emergency psychiatry at University Hospitals, as well as medical director for The Centers for Families and Children, a large community mental health center in Cleveland. In all those efforts, his career has focused on transforming systems of healthcare to focus on value instead of volume, improve access to care for the most vulnerable, and develop leadership skills amongst psychiatrists.
He attended medical school at the University of Missouri, Columbia, completing psychiatry residency at Mount Sinai Hospital in New York City, and the Public Psychiatry Fellowship at Columbia University. He also completed his Executive MBA at Case Western Reserve University Weatherhead School of Management.
Academically, he is an Associate Professor at the Case Western Reserve University School of Medicine where he is director of the Public and Community Psychiatry Fellowship, which has graduated more 60 fellows over the past 11 years, and which has pioneered models of interprofessional training with psychiatric nurse practitioners and distance learning. He is the Chair of the National Council Medical Director Institute and Chair for the American Psychiatric Association’s Council on Government Relations; in these roles, he has focused on championing efforts to increase access to psychiatric services. He has served in the past on the Board of Trustees for the American Psychiatric Association, The National Alliance on Mental Illness (NAMI), Ohio Chapter, and the American Association of Community Psychiatrists.
Patrick is a native St. Louisan, but currently lives with his wife and two children in Shaker Heights near Cleveland, Ohio. He is an avid fan of board games, is currently a red belt in Tae Kwon Do, and loves the cinema.
(Chair, Program Committee)
In 2009, Cristine Torek founded CMT Consulting, which offers marketing and advertising solutions to a wide range of clients in the B2B and B2C sectors. Cristine and her team have immeasurable industry knowledge and years of experience in traditional and digital advertising. Under Cristine’s stewardship as founder/president, CMT has generated a 210 percent revenue growth over the past four years. She has cultivated a female-owned business that promotes women in the industry and provides flexible work arrangements that support women in her organization.
Cristine has a proven track record of driving integrated media campaigns in a variety of industries and has helped many clients see and unlock the power of digital advertising to achieve their objectives. Her decade-plus years of experience in the television industry gives her a distinct perspective on how to leverage media partners for clients. She has built an impressive network of professionals and industry experts who help CMT uniquely position services with partners and clients, extend campaign reach, and maximize client budgets. Cristine also gives back to her community by serving on the board of Providence House and Womankind.
Lucy I. Weller graduated from Kenyon College and has made use of her art history major and journalism- science minor in her professional career. She worked in the combined Development- Communications-Membership department of the Cleveland Museum of Natural History in the pre-computer age, and managed Gwinn, the Italianate non-profit conference center in Bratenahl, for 17 years.
She has served on the boards of CBG, Lake View Cemetery Foundation and CMNH, and represented Ohio while on the board of Mount Vernon, George Washington’s estate in Virginia. She represents the Garden Club of Cleveland on the Preservation Committee of Public Square.
Lucy now works daily to restore the ecology of the 40 acres she owns in Bratenahl. During the summer, she arranges her prairie flowers and zinnias for the Bratenahl Flower Cart, the proceeds of which benefit Magnolia Clubhouse. On Wednesdays, she works at The Dancing Sheep, a boutique on Larchmere Blvd. that specializes in wearable fiber art.
She and husband Chuck are the parents of Rachel, a dog Molly and Sheila the cat. She reads the funny pages and does Sudoku whenever the Plain Dealer is delivered.
Lakecia Wild has been a member of Magnolia Clubhouse since February 2016. She is a graduate of Shaker Heights High School and now lives near Shaker Square. With hard work and support of the Clubhouse, she completed a Transitional Employment position with the ADAMHS Board. In 2018, Lakecia earned a certificate in Peer Support and now works at Future Directions COS, a drop-in/peer support center on the westside.
Lakecia makes time to also work at the Clubhouse on the Membership Unit doing reach-out calls, data entry, reception, and advocacy work. Outside of the Clubhouse, she has volunteered with adults with developmental disabilities and is on the Advisory Board for the Department of Children and Family Services.
Lakecia intends to further her education in Occupational Therapy. Some of her joys are art and music. She is an artist, and her chosen medium is pen and ink. Lakecia was adopted at an early age and attributed that to her love for family and its importance in her life.
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