Board of Trustees

Executive Committee Officers

  • President
    Lori A. Coticchia
    Administrator, Ruffing Montessori School
  • Vice President
    Christopher J. Carney
    Partner-in-Charge, Brouse McDowell
  • Secretary
    Justin S. Thomas
    Partner, Transaction Services, Cohen & Company
  • Treasurer
    Darren J. Hilliard
    Chief Financial Officer, Merit Brass Company
  • Assistant Treasurer
    Charles A. Koch
    Partner, New Vista Strategic Partners, LLC
  • At Large
    Judson P. Cummins
    Sr. Product Manager, Innovation, Vitamix
  • At Large
    Mark J. Dvoroznak
    VP, Enterprise Risk Management, The Sherwin-Williams Co.
  • At Large
    Christina K. Hardesty, MD
    Pediatric Orthopaedic Surgeon, Rainbow Babies and Children's Hospital
  • Past President
    David L. Lowery
    VP of Brand Experience, The Holden Arboretum/Cleveland Botanical Garden


  • Aubrey M. Christ
    Sr. VP, Retirement, Arthur J. Gallagher Risk Management Services, Inc.
  • Patricia A. DelMonico
    Senior Manager, TravelCenters of America
  • E. Daniel Douglas
    Marketing Manager, Swagelok
  • Robin S. Eisen
    Marketing Director, The Eisen Law Firm
  • Gregory R. Farkas
    Partner, Frantz Ward LLP
  • Greer T. Gibbons
    Project Manager, Engine Oils, The Lubrizol Corporation
  • Andrew T. Johnson
    General Counsel, Oatey Co.
  • Matthew R. Lay
    VP, Commercial Relationship Manager, First Federal Lakewood
  • Julie C. Mawaka
    Co-Founder, Mawaka Foundation
  • Scott E. Mawaka
    President, Fleet Response; Co-Founder, Mawaka Foundation
  • Meghdeep Mukherjee
    Senior Analyst, Progressive Insurance
  • Becky A. Nagy
    Structural Engineer, Stantec
  • Vincent A. O’Keefe, PhD
    Parent Resources Coordinator, Ruffing Montessori School
  • Brendan R. O’Malley
    Dir. of Global Purchasing, Metal & Metal Fabrication, Eaton Corp.
  • Jennifer L. Scavone
    Pediatric Nurse Practitioner, Cleveland Clinic
  • Sara L. Steimle
    Career Planning Associate, My Choice LLC
  • Ryan T. Winkler
    Associate, Tucker Ellis LLP

Student Interns

  • Abigail Dumm
    Westlake High School '21
  • R.J. Sullivan
    Westlake High School '21

Board of Advisors

  • Charles R. Grossman
    President, National Safety Apparel
  • Lisa K. Kunkle
    VP, General Counsel & Secretary, PolyOne Corp
  • Robert V. Leimkuehler
    President, Leimkuehler, Inc.
  • Michele G. Merrill
    Director of Human Resources, BakerHostetler
  • Colleen M. Murnane
    Partner, Frantz Ward LLP
  • Stephen J. Nock
    President, The Nock and Son Company
  • William R. Oatey
    Vice Chairman, Oatey Company
  • Christopher B. Pease
    Principal, Mercer Executive Benefits
  • Karen K. Strang
    Strang Corp
  • Diego M. Perez-Stable
    Controller, Braden Sutphin Ink
  • Mark H. Summers
    Director, MAI Wealth
  • John H. Petersen
    Publisher, Convenience Store Decisions
  • Christy L. Svagerko
    Location Manager, Associate Dir., Ernst & Young
  • Ernest E. Vargo
    Partner, BakerHostetler
  • George F. Wasmer

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