Providence House

Leadership & Staff


  • Natalie A. Leek

    President & Chief Executive Officer



    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.


  • Ashley Stock, LISW-S, ACTRP

    Director of Programming & Clinical Operations

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  • Nora Conway, MSW, LSW, CTRP

    Family Services Manager

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  • Erin George, LISW-S, CTRP

    Family Services Manager

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  • Kim Hereford-Willis

    Nursery Operations Manager

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  • Dani Lachina, MSSA, LSW

    Community Services Manager

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  • Deborah Hitchcock, LISW-S, CDCA

    Compliance & Quality Manager

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External Relations

  • Kaitlyn Lionti

    Marketing & Communication Director

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  • Kate Malone

    Government & Foundation Relations Director

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  • Colleen Wilson

    Events & Partnerships Manager

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  • Corbyn Martz

    Grants Specialist

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  • Kristen Kollar

    Chief Financial Officer

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  • Margaret Bayliss




  • Michelle Walsh

    Operations and Strategy Director

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  • Amy Mills

    Center for Crisis Nurseries Manager & Exec. Asst.

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  • Vanessa Vazquez

    Facilities Manager

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Human Resources

  • Michael Gamble

    Human Resources Director



Board of Directors

Executive Officers

  • Gregory D. Rush, Chair & Executive Committee Chair

    Senior Vice President, CFO, Cleveland Browns

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

    Senior Vice President, Enterprise Finance, The Sherwin-Williams Company

  • Timothy K. Flanagan, Vice Chair

    Vice President and Chief Financial Officer, GrafTech

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

    Deputy General Counsel, University Hospitals Health System, Inc.

  • Joseph P. Lukac, Treasurer & Finance Committee Chair

    Partner, Ernst and Young

Committee Chairs

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

    Community Volunteer

  • Angela K. Stojkov, Diversity, Equity & Inclusion Committee Chair

    Vice President, Tax, Cleveland-Cliffs, Inc.


  • Warren Blazy

    Senior Vice President, CBRE

  • Thomas Butchko

    Partner, Commercial & Public Finance Practice Group, Thompson Hine LLP

  • Melissa Caples

    Managing Director, American Interiors

  • Matt Coberly

    Director of Global Security, Eaton Corporation

  • Chris Conti

    Partner, Founder, Lancor Partners, LLC

  • Dabney Conwell

    Executive Director & Vice President, Benjamin Rose Institute on Aging

  • Jeffrey C. Douglas

    National Head of Sales and Client Experience, KeyBank

  • 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.

  • Cyril KanagaRaj

    Vice President, Private Client Group, Boenning & Scattergood

  • Anna Kanaris

    Executive Vice President, Sales, Associated Materials

  • Katherine L. Lehtinen

    Vice President, Brand and Digital Marketing, Oatey Co.

  • Huda Leininger

    Vice President, Human Resources, Asurint

  • 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

  • Tendai Mukeredzi

    Manager, Medicare Advantage Product Strategy, Medical Mutual

  • Tori Nook

    Principal, Anchor Cleveland

  • Susan Oguche

    Executive Vice President & Chief Communication Officer, Cleveland Cavaliers

  • Vilmarie Pérez

    Connections Care Manager, Positive Education Program

  • Jeffrey A. Robinson

    Audit Partner, Grant Thornton LLP

  • Andrew Rutherford

    Senior Vice President, Middle Market Relationship Manager, Truist Financial Corporation

  • Ryan Sowers

    Commercial Client Executive, Hylant

  • Twyla Turner

    Fundraising Consultant, Enlightened Solutions

  • Karla R. Wludyga

    Vice President 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

  • 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.

  • *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