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Magnolia Clubhouse is an Equal Opportunity Employer. We employ staff of diverse backgrounds, cultures, genders, experiences, abilities, and perspectives. We actively work to increase the diversity of experience and perspectives on our team. We are committed to being a diverse, inclusive and equitable workplace. We work to identify inequities within our organization and develop policies and practices that advance equity principles in our workplace and work.
Lori, a psychologist, has been with Magnolia Clubhouse since 1997. Prior to her position with the Clubhouse, she worked at the University Hospitals of Cleveland Mood Disorder Program as a post-doctoral fellow. She obtained her doctorate in clinical psychology from Case Western Reserve University in 1995 where she is currently an adjunct clinical faculty member in the Department of Psychology. A Medical Advisory Board member of the National Alliance on Mental Illness (NAMI) Greater Cleveland, she also serves on the board of NAMI Ohio. In addition, Lori serves as a Faculty and Advisory Council member for Clubhouse International (the umbrella organization for Clubhouses around the world), and is on the Advisory Board of the Clubhouse Program of Research, a partnership between the University of Massachusetts Medical School and Clubhouse International. In 2015, Lori was named Executive Director of the Year by NAMI Ohio.
Angel graduated from Hamilton College in 1994 with a degree in Comparative Literature and received a master’s degree in social work from Case Western Reserve University in 1998. In 2010, she received training in Dialectical Behavioral Therapy through Behaviortech. Angel has spent most of her career providing community support to the most vulnerable populations of Cuyahoga County.
James came to the Clubhouse in February of 2017. Prior to being at the Clubhouse, he worked as a community-based caseworker gaining a vast knowledge of resources to help in advocating with those living with mental illness. He obtained his Masters in Social Science Administration from Case Western Reserve University in 2020, and has two bachelor degrees, one in Psychology and another in Criminal Justice with a specialization on issues in law and society. James has a diverse background of experiences that make him uniquely equipped to work with individuals of varying needs. He has 2 years of experience working on the Membership unit and in the Clubhouse Shop and is currently housed on the Administration unit working side-by-side with members.
Vince has been a Mental Health Professional with the Magnolia Clubhouse since October 2018. Prior to joining the Magnolia Clubhouse team, Vince was a community mental health case manager, where his interest began by working with Magnolia Clubhouse from a number of membership referrals to the agency. Vince received his BA in Psychology from Fairleigh Dickinson University-College at Florham (Madison, NJ) in 2009.
Barbara has a Master of Nonprofit Organizations (MNO) degree from Case Western Reserve University and an undergraduate degree in Business Administration. She has many years of experience in nonprofit finance as CFO and Finance Director in several nonprofit organizations and the Business Manager at the Lorain County ADAMHS Board.
After a decade with the State of Ohio Department of Mental Retardation and Developmental Disabilities, Chuck was hired by Hill House in March 1993 to start a program to help transition individuals with long-term hospitalizations, as well as those with dual developmental and mental health issues, into the Clubhouse community and then into the greater community. Chuck graduated from Cleveland State University with a degree in social work.
Nicole joined the staff at Magnolia Clubhouse in March of 2021. She holds a Bachelor of Science degree in Accounting from Dyke College and has over 20 years of experience working in all facets of accounting including corporate accounting, data analytics, and finance. Her work experience has also provided her extensive knowledge of several financial software programs, experience with the programming languages SQL and Python, she is a certified Microsoft Excel super user, and she has been involved in several implementation projects on accounting software.
After graduating from Muskingum College, Jennifer joined AmeriCorps to lead a youth health program with the American Red Cross. She then spent two years with the Peace Corps teaching AIDS education in Africa before returning to Cleveland as a specialist in the foster care program with Big Brothers Big Sisters. She joined the Clubhouse in 2014.
Shawna joined Magnolia Clubhouse in September of 2019. She holds a Bachelor of Arts in Urban Studies degree from Cleveland State University and brings with her over 25 years of fundraising experience in Cleveland including Case Western Reserve University's School of Medicine and the Cleveland Clinic. Her experiences include fundraising, marketing, alumni and donor relations, stewardship, board and staff development and training, and special event planning. She was also an entrepreneur for over 6 years, working with a variety of non-profits in both the Cleveland and Akron areas.
Ryan joined Magnolia Clubhouse in 2013 and is a key member of the Communications Unit. He previously worked as a Youth Specialist at Bellefaire JCB from 2006 to 2013. While working at Bellefaire, he co-facilitated Partial Hospitalization and CPST groups with children. Ryan graduated from the Ohio Center for Broadcasting in 2014.
Lonnie joined the Clubhouse in June of 2021. He has ten plus years experience in the field working with individuals with developmental disabilities as well as behavioral issues. Lonnie loves spending time with his family when he is not working. His hobbies include watching sports, listening to music, and playing video games. Lonnie enjoys his work and does it with a smile!!
Cheri is a native of Bedford Heights, Ohio, and joined the Clubhouse staff in August of 2021. She is a graduate of Kent State University where she received a Bachelor of Arts degree with a double major in psychology and sociology. She has over 10 years of case management experience and said she enjoys her work “…because it makes a difference in my life and the life of others.” Cheri is a dog mom to Trixie and Niko, her favorite food is French fries and she loves to cook, read and travel.
Laura received her graduate degree from CWRU’s Mandel School of Applied Social Sciences in 2007 and also holds a clinical social work licensure with supervisory designation. She joined the Clubhouse in 2013.
Greg is our local celebrity chef! He has been sharing his talents as a creative and enthusiastic chef at Magnolia Clubhouse since 2004. He is a key staff member of the hospitality unit, working with members to teach strong skills and provide the opportunity for members to learn the joys of cooking nutritious meals while working together as a collaborative and creative team. He often asks both staff and members to share family favorites to enhance the variety of lunches served daily at the Clubhouse. He is fun and creative and always has a smile! He truly enjoys his work, and it shows. Greg also participates in social outings with the membership particularly with an annual shopping trip to Amish Country.
Terry holds a Bachelor of Science in Sociology from Central State University and has worked in human services for over 15 years, helping people from all social and economic backgrounds. A native of Ohio, Terry rose to become an all-state athlete in basketball during high school, and his basketball and soccer teams advanced to the final four of the Ohio high school state championships. Today, Terry enjoys playing golf, billiards, fishing, and reading. Terry joined the Hospitality team in July 2021 and said he looks forward to being an advocate for the members of Magnolia Clubhouse.
Tashe graduated with a bachelor's degree in social work in May of 2021 from the University of Toledo and joined the Clubhouse in July of the same year. While completing her degree, she interned with and then worked at OhioGuidestone as a community mental health worker. In her free time, she enjoys reading books on her kindle, and family time with her fiancé and baby boy, Legend.
Aryn joined Magnolia Clubhouse in July of 2021. She comes to the Clubhouse after spending two years as a case manager at Signature Health. Aryn earned her Bachelors in Social Work from Bluffton University in 2019. She is a Painesville native and currently resides in Willoughby. In her free time, she likes to spend time outside going on bike rides or going for walks at the park.
Nick joined the Clubhouse in November of 2019 as a Mental Health Professional and is currently the manager of the agency's Upscale Resale Shop. He holds a master's degree in Psychology and has over 13 years of experience both in Clinical and Research Psychology. Nick spent the majority of his life in Upstate New York and was born in Syracuse, went to school in Buffalo, and most recently lived in Saratoga Springs. His most recent role was as a Mental Health Worker for a private psychiatric facility working closely with a diverse population of adults and adolescents in crisis. While working at the hospital Nick was also able to collaborate with the Senior Leadership team on improvement projects such as the integration of Positive Psychology applications and approach. This turned out to be a perfect segway to coming to work at Magnolia Clubhouse which, just like the field of Positive Psychology, focuses on understanding and growing people's strengths and abilities.
Stacey joined Magnolia Clubhouse in September 2021. She holds a Bachelor of Arts in Psychology from Wittenberg University. Stacey volunteered with City Year Boston during the 2017-2018 school year. After City Year, she began work at Ohioguidestone's residential program as a staff and Community Mental Health Worker working with at-risk youth. Prior to joining Magnolia Clubhouse, she most recently worked with the Jewish Family Service Association as a Therapeutic Behavior Specialist.
Kevin graduated from Cleveland State University with a BA in business. Before joining the Clubhouse in 2017, he worked as a vocational/employment specialist at The Employment Alliance and Recovery Resources for eight years.
Nicky graduated from Cleveland State University in December of 2018 with her B.A in Psychology. Before moving to the USA from England to return to school, she spent a few years traveling and living abroad. Nicky worked in hospitality for 15 years before returning to school to fulfill her passion for psychology, and while at Cleveland State she started and ran two student organizations pertaining to mental health. Nicky loves music, traveling, horseback riding and the outdoors, and she volunteers with a Search and Rescue team in her spare time. She also volunteers with Stand Up for Kids; an organization that helps homeless youth, and she is a proud advocate for the LGBT community and youth in and/or aging out of foster care. She has been at the Clubhouse since May 2019.
David received his Advanced Practice Nurse education at Case Western Reserve University. With 11 years of nursing experience, he has worked as a Nurse Practitioner for seven years. His nursing experience ranges from working in hospital intensive care units and emergency departments, to adult and geriatric psychiatry.
Gene joined Magnolia Clubhouse in October of 2021. She recently retired from University Hospitals of Cleveland where she served in the Adult Ambulatory Psychiatry Department as a Patient Care Coordinator, and in the Out-Patient Intellectual Developmental Disability Clinic as the Clinic Coordinator working closely with families and group homes.
She enjoys helping others, cooking, movies, live theatre, the arts, and orchestra. She also enjoys traveling and was afforded an opportunity to do so as Road Manager for a jazz musician for 15 years where she traveled to Japan, London; Vancouver, Ghana, West Africa, some of the Caribbean Islands, and throughout the United States. She celebrated her retirement by traveling to Sydney, Australia, and New Zealand.
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