Leadership - The City Mission of Cleveland, Ohio


There is no better way to lead than by example.

Our trustees and staff are men and women that come from different backgrounds, but share a sense of purpose and a belief in our mission and core values. 

Staff Leadership

At The City Mission, our leaders have a ministry calling, express diversity, serve God and people as a team, and maintain the highest level of personal integrity. All staff and leadership know Jesus Christ as their Lord and Savior, and seek His strength and guidance daily. Only through the grace of God can we in turn love and serve our neighbors as we ought to.

Board Of Trustees

We’re also grateful to the men and women who serve on our Board of Trustees. Their time, talents and wisdom allow us to maximize our impact in the Cleveland community. Learn more about them below!


Board President:

Theodore A. Wagner
Bober Markey Fedorovich

Co-Vice Presidents:

Sandy Chochola
Aon Corporation
Emmett Robinson
Robinson Law Firm, LLC


Todd Baumgartner
McDonald Hopkins


Tom Okray


Jacquelyne Bailey, Ph.D.
Cleveland Clinic

Bill Beattie
Bardons & Oliver, Inc.

Darrell Boff
Cintas Corporation

Brian Broadbent
Business Volunteers Unlimited

Tom Demitrack
Jones Day

Christine Elliott, Ph.D.


Deforia Lane, Ph.D.
Univ. Hospital Cleveland Medical Center

Sara Lehrke
Cleveland Guardians

Karen Shaw Nelson

Rev. Stephen Owens
Mt. Calvary Baptist Church

Jason Theadore
Univ. Hospitals Health System

Tom Tomasula, Jr.
World Group Logistics

Emeritus Members

*Rev. Harry Banfield – Director Emeritus
William P. Barrett, Jr

*denotes deceased

Joseph A. Campanella
Turan Strange

Associate Board

Dylan Aponte 
Founder & CEO, Permitly

Kathryn Bader – Running with a Mission Chair
Regional Professional Resource Director at The Siegfried Group

Ben Cook – Chair
Staff Accountant, Skoda Minotti

Leonard Eiermann
Residential Service Liaison, North Coast Community Homes

Maura English – Recruitment
Client Executive, Campana Insurance

Matt Gottshall, CFP – Programming
Ameriprise Financial Services 
Balanced Wealth Group

Rachel Lyons
Attorney, Wegman Hessler

Rae Lynn Hughes
Team Member Relations Specialist, Giant Eagle


Erica Moran – Co-Chair
Manager, People & Community Engagement, Cohen & Company

Jordyn Paratore – Recruitment Co-Chair
Client Concierge, Liner Legal, LLC

Talia Seals – Recruitment
Diversity & Inclusion Manager, Federal Reserve Bank of Cleveland

Matt Schroth
Senior District Manager – Accountant Specialist, ADP

Meg Shrewsbury
Director of Advancement Operations, Magnificat High School

Interested in joining our Associate Board? Visit our Associate Board page to learn more.

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