Providence House

Leadership & Staff


  • Natalie A. Leek

    President & CEO



    Natalie A. Leek 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 Stock, MSSA, LISW-S, ACTP

    Director of Programming & Clinical Operations

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  • Erin George, MSSA, LISW-S, CTP-C

    Family Services Manager

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  • Nora Conway, MSW, LSW, CTP-C

    Family Services Manager

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  • Kim Hereford

    Nursery Operations Manager

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  • Emily Bango, MSW, LISW, CTP-C

    Community Services Coordinator

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  • Kendra Sowards, LSW

    Intake Coordinator

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External Relations

  • Kate Malone

    Government Relations & Public Policy Advisor

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  • Abby Szabo

    Foundation Relations Manager

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  • Makenzie Jones

    Events & Partnerships Manager

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  • Angie Lastovka

    Donor Engagement Manager

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  • Kaitlyn Lionti

    Marketing Manager

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Finance / Operations / Administrative

  • Kristen Kollar

    Chief Financial & Operations Officer

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  • Amanda Sipes, SHRM-CP

    Human Resources Director

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  • Cherelle Houston-Porter

    Human Resources Generalist

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  • Michelle Walsh

    Strategic Initiatives Director

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  • Amy Mills

    Center for Crisis Nurseries Manager & Exec. Asst.

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  • Deborah Hitchcock, LISW-S, CDCA

    Compliance & Quality Manager

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  • JD Phillips

    Facilities Manager

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  • Vanessa Vazquez

    Facilities Coordinator

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Board of Directors

Executive Officers

  • Gregory D. Rush, Chair & Executive Committee Chair

    Senior Vice President, CFO, Cleveland Browns

  • *Jane M. Cronin, Chair Emeritus & Governance Committee Chair

    Senior Vice President, Corporate Controller, The Sherwin-Williams Company

  • Timothy K. Flanagan, Vice Chair

    Vice President and Chief Financial Officer, GrafTech

  • Jeffrey A. Robinson, Treasurer & Finance Committee Chair

    Audit Partner, Grant Thornton LLP

  • Paul T. Kostyack, Counsel, Secretary, & Business Innovation and Strategy Committee Chair

    Deputy General Counsel, University Hospitals Health System, Inc.

Committee Chairs

  • Karen R. Dolan, Giving Hope to the PHuture Campaign Chair

    Community Volunteer


  • Meri Armour

    Former President and CEO, Le Bonheur Children's Hospital

  • Warren Blazy

    Senior Vice President, Jones Lang LaSalle

  • Matt Coberly

    Director of Global Security, Eaton Corporation

  • Chris Conti

    Partner/Founder, Lancor Partners, LLC

  • Jeffrey C. Douglas

    National Head of Sales and Client Experience, KeyBank

  • John C. Evans

    Partner, Jones Day

  • Dolores P. Garcia

    Partner & Vice Chair, Business Litigation Group, Ulmer Berne LLP

  • Adam R. Jacobs

    Senior Director - Investments, The Hartzmark Group of Oppenheimer & Co. Inc.

  • Anna Kanaris

    Director, Business Development, Retail, Fortune Brands, Moen

  • Katherine L. Lehtinen

    Vice President, Brand and Digital Marketing, Oatey Co.

  • Joseph P. Lukac

    Partner, Ernst and Young

  • Jennifer Masterson

    Executive Vice President Retail Lending Services - Default Servicing, PNC

  • Ryan P. McKean

    Financial Planner, Turning Point Wealth

  • Yolanda McWilliams

    Director, Governance, Risk, & Compliance, Hyland Software Inc.

  • Mike Mooney

    Vice President, Customer Service Group, The Albert M. Higley Company

  • Carol A. Moore

    Relationship Specialist, UnitedHealthcare Community Plan

  • Tori Nook

    Principal, Anchor Cleveland

  • Eileen Schreiber Radis

    Partner, Deloitte

  • Angela K. Stojkov

    Vice President, Tax, Cleveland-Cliffs, Inc.

  • Cristine Torek

    President, CMT Consulting LTD

  • J. Chaz Weber

    Partner, Tucker Ellis LLP

  • Karla R. Wludyga

    Director of Organizational Development, PRADCO

Legacy Council

  • William Aamoth

    President, Aamoth Capital Holdings, LLC

  • Joseph Bauer

    Founder, Bauer Advising, LLC

  • *Edward Bell

    President, Gries Financial

  • *Duane F. Bishop, Jr.

    Chief Operating Officer, EVP Real Estate

  • *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

  • *Gareth D. Vaughan

    President & CEO, The Albert M. Higley Company

Honorary Lifetime Members

  • Suzanne Christ

  • William Christ

  • Sr. Nancy Conway, CSJ

  • *John Doherty

  • +Robert Dorfmeyer

  • +Stanley Kerka

  • Sandy Kish Jordan

  • *Greg Klein

  • +Bettie Perry

  • *Charles E. Taylor, PhD

* past president
+ deceased