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Leadership

  • Natalie Leek-Nelson

    CEO & President

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    Natalie Leek-Nelson has 25 years of experience in non-profit and corporate environments. She has been a Teacher, PR/Marketing professional, Admissions, and Development Director in the non-profit sector as well as a Marketing, Business Development and E-Commerce Director in regional and national corporate technology companies. Natalie accepted the role of CEO and President for Providence House, a non-profit crisis nursery for infants and children in 2001. Since assuming that role at Ohio’s first licensed crisis nursery, Natalie has worked diligently to improve the organization’s operations, programming, development, and community outreach efforts and in 2012 successfully completed a $3 million capital campaign for expansion of the Crisis Nursery Campus.


Program Team

  • Ashley Kurz, MSSA, LISW-S, ACTP

    Director of Programming and Clinical Operations

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  • Erin Curby, MSSA, LSW

    Crisis Nursery Manager

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  • Erin Tucker, MSSA, LSW

    Family Services Manager

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  • Nora Conway, MSW, LSW

    Family Services Coordinator

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  • Samantha Miller, MSSA, LSW

    Program Coordinator

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  • Kelly Dunegan

    Compliance and Quality Manager

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External Relations

  • Kayla Naticchioni

    External Relations Manager

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  • Annette Iwamoto

    Strategic Initiatives Manager

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  • Eva McKnight

    Foundation Relations Coordinator

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  • Taylor Marnich

    Events and Marketing Coordinator

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Finance / Operations / Administrative

  • Carolyn Willis

    Director of Finance

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  • Amanda Sipes, SHRM-CP

    Human Resources Manager

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  • Michelle Walsh

    Executive Project Manager

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  • Iris Dahlke

    Administrative Assistant

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  • Bobby Richards

    Campus Manager

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  • Jeff Hilvers

    Facilities Assistant

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Board of Trustees


Executive Officers

  • Jane M. Cronin, Chair

    Senior Vice President, Corporate Controller, Sherwin Williams

  • *Duane F. Bishop, Jr., Chair Emeritus & Governance Committee Chair

    Executive Vice President, COO, Forest City

  • Gregory D. Rush, Vice Chair

    Director, Finance, Cleveland Browns

  • Timothy K. Flanagan, Treasurer & Finance Committee Chair

    Executive Vice President, CFO & Treasurer, Cliffs Natural Resources


Committee Chairs

  • Karen R. Dolan, External Relations Committee Chair

    Community Volunteer

  • Michael D. Stovsky, Business Innovation and Strategy Committee Chair

    Partner, Benesch, Friedlander, Coplan, and Aronoff, LLP

  • *Gareth D. Vaughan, PHuture Project Committee Chair

    CEO & President, The Albert M. Higley Company


Trustees

  • Shelby Ball

    Executive Vice President, KeyBank

  • Robert Coy

    Regional Sales Manager, Cisco Systems

  • Nicholas J. Dreher, MD

    Medical Director of Population Health, MetroHealth

  • W. Scott Emerick

    Finance Executive

  • Adam R. Jacobs

    Financial Advisor, Oppenheimer & Co., Inc.

  • Moses R. Jhirad

    Senior VP, PNC Bank, N.A.

  • Karen E. Kirsh

    Manager, External Affairs, The Illuminating Company/First Energy

  • Paul T. Kostyack

    Associate General Counsel, University Hospitals Health System, Inc.

  • Joseph P. Lukac

    Partner, Ernst and Young

  • Ryan P. McKean

    Financial Advisor, Skylight Financial Group

  • Scott A. McKinley

    Senior VP and Controller, Aleris

  • Heather M. McMillen

    Regional Manager, Vice President, Fifth Third Bank

  • Carol A. Moore

    Relationship Specialist, UnitedHealthcare Community Plan

  • Robert M. Preseren

    Vice President of Merchandising, Darice, A Pat Catan Company

  • Jeffrey A. Robinson

    Audit Partner, Grant Thornton LLP

  • Joseph M. Sauer

    Partner, Jones Day

  • Stephen E. Stanisa

    Principal, HW & Co.

  • Donna M. Winfield

    Senior Vice President, Marketing Communications Director, Ohio Savings Bank

  • Karla R. Wludyga

    Director of Leadership Cleveland, Cleveland Leadership Center


Legacy Council

  • William Aamoth

    President, Aamoth Capital Holdings, LLC

  • Joseph Bauer

    Founder, Bauer Advising, LLC

  • *Edward Bell

    President, Gries Financial

  • *William M. Denihan

    CEO, Cuyahoga County Community Mental Health Board

  • Terrance K. Donley

    Chairman, Donley’s Inc.

  • Evelyn Croft Faulkner

    Retired/Fundraising Consultant

  • Sally Gries

    Chairperson, Gries Financial, LLC

  • Thomas M. Laird

    Executive VP, Gilbane Building Company

  • Lolita McDavid, M.D.

    Medical Director, Child Advocacy & Protection, Rainbow Babies & Children’s Hospital

  • *Paul M. O’Connor

    President, Advanced Controls Incorporated

  • Rena Olshansky

    Consultant, Rainmaker/Reignmaker

  • *Jeffrey K. Orloff

    President/Managing Director, Consulting, ReCreation LLC

  • Susan M. Palmer

    Sr. Account Manager, Medtronic

  • *Dominic V. Perry

    Director of Wealth Transfer Planning, St. Clair Advisors LLC

  • Robert J. Roe

    Managing Director, Jones Lang LaSalle Americas, Inc.

  • Russell Trusso, M.D.

    President, Russell Trusso Fine Jewelry

  • Chas Withers

    Chief Executive Officer, Dix and Eaton


Honorary Lifetime Members

  • Suzanne Christ

  • William Christ

  • Sr. Nancy Conway, CSJ

  • *John Doherty

  • *Greg Klein

  • +Robert Dorfmeyer

  • Bettie Perry

  • Stanley Kerka

  • *Charles E. Taylor, PhD

  • Sandy Kish Jordan

* past president
+ deceased

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