Board and Trustees

Board and Trustees

Ronald McDonald House Charities of Northeast Ohio, Inc. is governed by a volunteer Board of Directors with representation from hospital partners, McDonald’s Owner/Operators, and stakeholders from throughout Northeast Ohio. Groups of Community Trustees and Advisors from Greater Cleveland, Greater Akron/Canton, and Mahoning Valley provide input on regional initiatives.

Board of Directors

Officers and Executive Committee

President

Fritz Berckmueller
Partner
Calfee, Halter & Griswold, LLP

Vice President

Trey Bennett
Partner
Stark & Knoll Co., L.P.A.

Secretary

Ronald L. Kahn
Retired Partner
Ulmer & Berne, LLP

Treasurer

Nick Fanous
Shareholder
Newman & Co. CPAs

Chair, Executive

Fritz Berckmueller
Partner
Calfee, Halter & Griswold, LLP

Chair, Governance

Michael Novak
Managing Director
Wellspring Financial Advisors

Chair, Audit

Kevin Ryan
Chief Audit Executive
KeyBank

Chair, Finance

Nick Fanous
Shareholder
Newman & Co. CPAs

Chair, Facilities

Tom Charek
President
Welty Development

Chair, Fund Development

Barry Hollis
Senior Vice President
PNC Bank, N.A.

Chair, HR Task Force

Marguerite Walz
Principle/Advisor
CoreConnections Partners, LLC

Chair, Marketing & Communications

Janis Worley
Finance and Operations Manager
First Congregational Church of Akron

Chair, Programs

Michelle Marks, D.O.
Medical Director
Cleveland Clinic Children’s

Chair, Greater Akron/Canton Community Trustees

Jeananne Chadsey
Deputy Chief of Staff
Ohio Secretary of State

Chair, Greater Cleveland Community Trustees

Salvatore Mileti
Partner
Ernst & Young, LLP

Members

Sanjay Ahuja, MD
Professor and Director, Pediatric Hematology/Oncology
UH Rainbow Babies & Children’s Hospital

Amy Ansel
Owner/Operator, McDonald’s
NCT Enterprises LTD

Trina Bediako
CEO
New Horizons Baking Co.

Cate Donovan
VP Marketing, Industrial Wood Coatings Division
The Sherwin-Williams Company

Jeff Hord, M.D.
Director, Pediatric Hematology/Oncology
Akron Children’s Hospital

Tom Locke
President, Tomtreyco, Inc.;
Owner/Operator, McDonald’s

Kim McFarlane
Assistant Director Partner, Tax & Benefit Services
Jones Day

Kevin Myeroff
CEO
NCA Financial Planners

John Perdue
Owner/Operator
McDonald’s

Craig Richmond
Executive VP, CFO
The MetroHealth System

Keith Strauss
President
Sales Concepts, Inc.

Kristin Susick
Supervisor, Corporate Responsibility
First Energy Corp.

John Williams
Deputy Executive Director/COO
Alpha Phi Alpha Homes

Greater Cleveland Community Trustees

Chair

Salvatore Mileti
Partner
Ernst & Young

Trustees

Ron Ambrogio
Ohio Regional President
BNY Mellon Wealth Management

Michael Brennan
Vice President/Senior Advisor
Merrill Lynch Wealth Management

Rita Cavanaugh
National Sales Manager
WKYC Media

Christopher Clegg
Sr. VP & Commercial Banking Team Leader
F.N.B. Corporation

Greg Coutris
Owner/Operator
McDonald’s

Mary Ann Dragon
Director of Nursing, NICU/NICU Stepdown, Patient & Family Services
UH Rainbow Babies & Children’s Hospital & MacDonald Women’s Hospital

Charlotte Elek
Product Manager
Progressive Insurance

Pat Gable
Partner, Audit Services
Grant Thornton

Jerrold Goodloe
Family Support Specialist
SAY YES CLEVELAND

Don Grassi
Financial Advisor

Harsha Kapur
Executive VP-Head of Business Risk, Controls & Shared Services
KeyBank

Mickey Kozlovich
President
Kozlovich Enterprises, Inc.

Daniel Lorber
VP, Assistant Controller
Signet Jewelers

Eric Metzung
Senior Director of Funds Management
SITE Centers Corp.

James Neville
Principal
RDL Architects

Jennifer Noble
Counsel-Employee Benefits
Ford Motor Company

Meredith Rachek
Project Manager
Cleveland Clinic

Donna Rhodes
VP of HR & Organizational Effectiveness
COTSWORKS, LLC

Leah Sardiga
Consulting Actuary
Oswald Companies

Mike Scanlan
Assistant VP, Marketing & Communication
John Carroll University

Brian Shenk
Marketing Director, Brand, Channel & Segment
The Sherwin-Williams Company

Denise Speer
Director, Women and Children’s Services
Cleveland Clinic Fairview Hospital

April Thompson
Owner/Executive Chef
Wild Thymez Personal Chef Service

Michael Vehovec
VP & Corporate Controller
University Hospitals

John Wargo
Senior VP, Web Banking
Quicken Loans

Kathy Seitz Watson
Partner
Frankel, Schickler & Seitz, LLP

Greater Akron/Canton Community Trustees

Chair

Jeananne Chadsey
Deputy Chief of Staff
Ohio Secretary of State

Trustees

Kyle Bittner
Treasury Management Regional Manager-Senior VP
Huntington National Bank

Beth Carr
VP Patient Services/Associate Chief Nursing Officer
Akron Children’s Hospital

Lin Gentile
Retired, VP Construction and Support Services
Akron Children’s Hospital

Dr. Tim Hiner
Associate
Ragon Chiropractic

John Jacola
Mechanical Integrity Manager
MPLX

Rhonda Larimore
Chief Human Resources Officer
Akron Children’s Hospital

Todd Nicolas
Vice President
The Commercial & Savings Bank

Amie O’Neill
Retired

Harun Rashid
VP and Chief Information Officer
Akron Children’s Hospital

Sharri Roper Comerniskly
Senior VP and Executive Coach
General Electric

Anita Ferris Sears
Travel Advisor/Co-Owner
Tipping, Sears & Assoc.-Dream Vacations

Mike Soful
Retired, CPA

Andrea Wlaszyn
Director of Business Engagement
BVU, Akron