Providence House

Leadership & Staff


  • Natalie Leek-Nelson

    CEO & President



    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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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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  • Angela Malone

    External Relations Assistant

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  • Taylor Marnich

    Events and Marketing Coordinator

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Finance / Operations / Administrative

  • Nancy Rubin

    Contract CFO/COO


  • Carolyn Willis

    Director of Finance and Human Resources

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  • Bobby Richards

    Campus Manager

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  • Jeff Hilvers

    Facilities Assistant

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  • Michelle Walsh

    Executive Project Manager

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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 Chair

    Executive VP, COO, Forest City Realty Trust

  • Gregory D. Rush, Vice Chair & Strategy Committee Vice Chair

    Director, Finance, Cleveland Browns

  • Brian J. Kelly, Secretary

    Partner, Frantz Ward LLP

  • Timothy K. Flanagan, Treasurer & Finance Committee Chair

    VP, Corporate Controller, & Chief Accounting Officer, Cliffs Natural Resources

  • Gina A. Beredo, Counsel

    Deputy General Counsel and Assistant Secretary, Nordson Corporation

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

    President, The Albert M. Higley Company


  • Shelby Ball

    Sr. Vice President, KeyBank

  • Robert Coy

    Regional Sales Manager, Cisco Systems

  • Nicholas J. Dreher, MD

    Medical Director of Health Plan Services, HealthSpan

  • W. Scott Emerick

    Chief Financial Officer and Treasurer, Performance Health

  • Carolyn J. Gaiter

    Chief Operating Officer, Cuyahoga Metropolitan Housing Authority

  • Kenneth Goodwin

    Controller, Infinium Wall Systems, Inc.

  • Adam R. Jacobs

    Financial Advisor, Oppenheim & 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.

  • Mary L. Legerski

    Chief Compliance Officer, Associate General Counsel, MetroHealth System

  • 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

  • Kathleen K. Miller

    Vice President, Oswald Companies

  • Carol A. Moore

    Relationship Specialist, UnitedHealthcare Community Plan

  • Jacqueline K. Mueckenheim

    Senior Trainer and Consultant, ERC

  • Robert M. Preseren

    Vice President of Merchandising, Darice, A Pat Catan Company

  • Jeffrey A. Robinson

    Partner, Grant Thornton LLP

  • Joseph M. Sauer

    Partner, Jones Day

  • Stephen E. Stanisa

    Principal, HW & Co.

  • Donna M. Winfield

    First V.P., Marketing Communication Director, New York Community Bancorp, Inc. 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

    Senior Managing Partner, Dix and Eaton

Honorary Lifetime Members

  • Susan Christ

  • Sr. Nancy Conway, CSJ

  • William Christ

  • *John Doherty

  • *Greg Klein

  • +Robert Dorfmeyer

  • Bettie Perry

  • Stanley Kerka

  • *Charles E. Taylor, PhD

  • Sandy Kish Jordan

* past president
+ deceased