We are the only board in the region where leaders of foundations, higher education, community development corporations, private companies, economic development organizations, and local government come together with equal decision-making authority to learn, lead and develop ideas together to advance an inclusive economy.

Our board of directors is comprised of representatives of all funding members as well as civic members. Each holds one vote in all decision-making. Elected officers, standing committee chairs, initiative leaders, at-large members, and large funders serve on an Executive Committee, which provides additional oversight.

*denotes Executive Committee member
William H. Gary, Sr., Vice Chair
William H. Gary, Sr., Chair*
Cuyahoga Community College
Mark Samolczyk, Chair
Mark Samolczyk, Chair Emeritus*
Stark Community Foundation
Adam Briggs, Secretary
Adam Briggs, 1st Vice Chair*
Briggs Family Funds
Phoebe Lee - Affinity Apparel
Phoebe Lee, 2nd Vice Chair*
Acumen Industry
Christine Mayer - GAR Foundation
Christine Mayer, Secretary*
GAR Foundation
Denise Griggs, Treasurer
Denise Griggs, Treasurer and Finance Chair*
Burton D. Morgan Foundation
Emily Thome - Third Federal Foundation
Emily Thome, Communications and Member Engagement Chair*
Third Federal Foundation
Vikki Broer
Vikki Broer, Nominating & Personnel Chair*
The Weathertop Foundation
Eric Clark, Evaluation Chair*
Eric Clark, Evaluation Chair*
The Bruening Foundation
Teresa LeGrair - Akron Urban League
Teresa LeGrair, At-Large*
Akron Urban League
Cindy Andrews - Community Foundation of Lorain County
Cindy Andrews
Community Foundation of Lorain County
Cathy Belk
Cathy Belk
Deaconess Foundation
Susan Althans - McGregor Foundation
Susan Althans
McGregor Foundation
Marcia Ballinger - Lorain County Community College
Marcia Ballinger
Lorain County Community College
Lisa Camp
Lisa Camp
Case Western Reserve University
David Ford - Abington Foundation
David Ford
Abington Foundation
Meredith Gadsby - Oberlin College
Meredith Gadsby
Oberlin College
Jani Groza - Westfield Insurance Foundation
Jani Groza
Westfield Insurance Foundation
Tracy Green*
Tracy Green*
Lorain County Community College
Trevelle Harp - Northeast Ohio Alliance for Hope
Trevelle Harp
Northeast Ohio Alliance for Hope
Shari Harrell - Community Foundation of the Mahoning Valley
Shari Harrell
Community Foundation of the Mahoning Valley
Paul Herdeg
Paul Herdeg
Cuyahoga County
Karen Hooser - Reinberger Foundation
Karen Hooser
Reinberger Foundation
Deborah Hoover - Burton D. Morgan Foundation
Deborah Hoover
Burton D. Morgan Foundation
Treye Johnson
Treye Johnson
Federal Reserve Bank of Cleveland
Patrick Kelly - FirstEnergy Corporation
Patrick Kelly
FirstEnergy Corporation
Susanna Krey - Sisters of Charity Foundation of Cleveland
Susanna Krey
Sisters of Charity Foundation of Cleveland
Ray Leach - Jumpstart
Ray Leach
Jumpstart
Ricardo Leon - Metro West Community Development Organization
Ricardo Leon
Metro West Community Development Organization
Tania Menesse
Tania Menesse
Cleveland Neighborhood Progress
Jim Petras - ESP Charitable Ventures. LLC
Jim Petras
ESP Charitable Ventures. LLC
John T. Petures Jr. - Akron Community Foundation
John T. Petures Jr.
Akron Community Foundation
Yentil Rawlinson - Sherwin Williams CEO
Yentil Rawlinson
The Sherwin-Williams Co.
Anthony Richardson
Anthony Richardson
The Gund Foundation
Jennifer Roller - Raymond John Wean Foundation
Jennifer Roller
Raymond John Wean Foundation
Victor Ruiz - Esperanza Inc.
Victor Ruiz
Esperanza Inc.
Bill Seelbach - The George W. Codrington Charitable Foundation
Bill Seelbach
The George W. Codrington Charitable Foundation
Baiju Shah
Baiju Shah
Greater Cleveland Partnership
Tim Tramble
Tim Tramble
Saint Luke's Foundation