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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.
(Board President, Governance 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 “Top 20 Women Business Owners in Cleveland” award. She also has an MBA from MIT.
(Board Vice President, Finance Committee, IT expertise)
Sarah Price, a Certified Public Accountant and an Assurance manager at BDO USA, LLP. 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)
Helen Jones-Toms is the 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. In addition, she is the principal of Jones/Toms Creative Strategy, LLC, a consulting firm that focuses on strategic vision and action-oriented knowledge in nonprofit marketing, c-suite communications and board operations. Previously, Helen served as the head of marketing for the Case School of Engineering and most recently, the Frances Payne Bolton School of Nursing at Case Western Reserve University (CWRU). She also has an extensive background in campaign communications, working with CWRU as well as the Cleveland Museum of Art. Her past community service includes work with the Cleveland Rowing Association, Flashes of Hope, the Western Reserve Historical Society, and other organizations dedicated to improving Northeast Ohio. She is a graduate of Boston University’s College of Communication and holds a Master of Nonprofit Organizations from CWRU.
(Secretary, Program Committee)
Rebekah is a developmental psychologist and the Director of the Cuyahoga County Office of Early Childhood and Invest in Children, the county’s public/private partnership that works on behalf of young children and families. She has authored numerous articles and co-authored two books: Preventing Burnout in Your Staff and Yourself: A Survival Manual for Human Services Supervisors and Planning, Funding and Implementing A Child Abuse Prevention Project. Prior to her current position, she served as Senior Program Director for Children and Families at United Way of Greater Cleveland and Vice President at Applewood Centers where she headed the Division of Family and Child Development. Rebekah is currently an appointed member of Ohio’s Early Childhood Advisory Council and serves on the Steering Committee of GroundWork, the statewide early childhood advocacy campaign. She has served as a Board Member of the Cleveland PlayHouse and is currently First Vice President on the Board of B’nai Jeshurun Congregation. Rebekah received her undergraduate degree from Brandeis University Cum Laude and her doctorate in Developmental Psychology from Cornell University. She is a proud graduate of Leadership Cleveland Class of 2011.
(Ex Officio Executive Committee, Governance Committee, Facilities 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.
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.
(Program Committee, Facilities Committee)
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, Human Resources Committee, Finance Committee)
Aaron Haynesworth has been a member of Magnolia Clubhouse since 2013. He works on the Business Unit with access to track attendance and statistics. Aaron also frequently gives tours at the Clubhouse. In high school, Aaron studied Dental Lab Technology. He went on to obtain an Associate Degree in this field and worked for American Dental Centers for 8 years, assisting the Dentist and Oral Surgeon. He graduated from Salem College with a Bachelor of Arts Degree in Nonprofit Management. He worked as a manager for the Boy Scouts for 2 years. Aaron lives in Shaker Square. He is close with his family and has two sisters and three brothers along with a number of nieces and nephews.
(Program Committee, Governance Committee)
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.
(Chair 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)
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 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.
Ken is a community development outreach manager in the Community Development Department of the Federal Reserve Bank of Cleveland. He manages the development and execution of the department’s regional outreach and engagement strategy across the Bank’s four-state district, which includes Ohio, western Pennsylvania, eastern Kentucky, and the northern panhandle of West Virginia. Prior to joining the Cleveland Fed, Ken worked as a deputy director of housing and community development for Cuyahoga County, where he led housing and community development programming and policymaking such as the Cuyahoga County Demolition Program and Federal Community Development Block Grant and HOME Investment Partnerships Program for the 51 non-entitlement communities within the county. He also held positions at Breakthrough Charter Schools in Cleveland, Ohio, and the Center for Research on Education Outcomes (CREDO) in Stanford, California. Ken holds a BS in Commerce from the University of Virginia and an MBA from Duke University.
Siobhan Thompson, a graduate of St. Mary’s College and Emory University School of Law, is an attorney who has practiced for over twenty-five years in the mental health field. She primarily represents people in involuntary commitment and informed consent medication hearings. She also represents developmentally disabled people in continued commitment hearings. Beyond the mental health field, her legal practice background includes product liability litigation support and general practice. She currently is a volunteer/member of The Women’s Council of the Cleveland Museum of Art, and some of her past community service experience includes work with the Shaker Schools Foundation, Shaker Sharks, Shaker PTO (Board member) and Carol Nursery School (Board member).
(Chair Employment, Education and Program Committee)
Carla M. Wainwright, a Certified Public Accountant is currently a director of tax at MAI Capital Management. She is graduate of Cleveland State University College of Business and holds a Master of Taxation from the University of Akron. Carla has more than 25 years of public accounting experience working with high network, model, and athlete clients. Carla enjoys vacationing with her husband Roy whom she shares five adult children and two beautiful grandchildren.
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.
(Chair, Advancement Committee)
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.
Joy is a first year associate at Walter|Haverfield LLP, where she is part of the Real Estate and Business Services practice groups. Joy has always had a passion for communal work through her various mentorships, service programs and academic tutoring sessions. Joy has many years of experience with program planning, foundation building and business execution for large accounts. Another part of Joy’s life is her continuous role in Sports, where she is on the agency path to represent players and assist with negotiating their contracts. She has a niche for gathering information and presenting it to others in a form most distinguishable to them. Graduating from Howard University in 2017, and University of Illinois College of Law in 2020, Joy has moved back to Pepper Pike, Ohio.
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