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Values-in-Action Foundation

6700 Beta Dr.  Ste. 120

Mayfield, Ohio   44143

440.442.5683

www.viafdn.org

Susan Y. Muszynski, PhD

Co-Founder, VP Training & Evaluation

susanm@projectlove.org

Mary Alice Casalina

VP Education & COO

maryalicec@projectlove.org

Kenny Koblitz

Managing Director, 

Workforce Training & Corporate Partnerships

kennyk@viafdn.org

Amanda Guarnieri

Communications & Event Coordinator

amanda@projectlove.org

Heidi Schneider

Accounts Manager

heidis@projectlove.org

Richard M. Casalina Jr. 

Program Facilitator & Grant Writer

richard@projectlove.org

Chris Pakiz

Chief Strategy and Innovation Officer

chrisp@viafdn.org

Program Facilitators:

Pat Frost-Brooks

Patricia Marbury  

Antonia Martin

Audrey Wynne

Julie Wynne-Martin

Board Leadership

Alan Ross 

Board Chairman

Meyers, Roman, Friedberg & Lewis

Meet Alan

Scott Phillips

Treasurer

Plante Moran

Meet Scott

Sam Thomas III, Esq.

Secretary 

Sam Thomas III, Esq. & Associates

Meet Sam

Sudhir Achar 

E.O.X. Vantage

Meet Sudhir

Raj Aggarwal, PhD, CFA 

Academic & Executive Leader

Meet Raj

Drew Barnholtz 

Attorney

Meet Drew

Michael Benz 

Ciuni & Panichi

Meet Mike

 

Gina Camiola

The Sherwin-Williams Company

Meet Gina

 

Mary Champa 

University Hospitals

Meet Mary

Dan Charney

Direct Recruiters

Meet Dan

 

Alec Davidson

McDonald Hopkins

Meet Alec

Fred DeGrandis

NorthCoast Health Services

Meet Fred

Tim Dimoff 

SACS Consulting  - Chairman Emeritus

Meet Tim

Hon. Francine Goldberg 

Cuyahoga County Domestic Relations Judge

Meet Frankie

Venera Foti Izant 

B. Riley Wealth Management

Meet Venera

John Karkosiak 

Swagelok

Meet John

 

Mayor Ed Kraus

City of Solon

Meet Mayor Kraus

Steven Muszynski

Splash Financial

Meet Steven

Sam Vawters 

Bedford Public Schools

Lifetime Directors

Tim Dimoff

Board Chairman Emeritus

SACS Consulting

Ratanjit Sondhe

Past Chair

 

Dave Beten

Past Chair

Patrick Carney, CPA

Past Treasurer

Ken Lanci

Past Chair

Stuart Muszynski

CEO & President

 

In Memoriam*

Edward Davidson*

Past Chair

 

Arnold Pinkney*

Past Chair

Alan Schonberg*

Past Chair

Honorary Chairs

Rob Briggs

Advisory Board Chairman Emeritus,

Buckingham, Doolittle & Burroughs, LLP

Christopher Connor

Retired, The Sherwin-Williams Company

Michael Merriman

Resilience Capital Partners

Murlan J. Murphy, Jr.

Murphy Family Foundation

Bob Reitman

Retired, Riverbend Advisors

Alvin Siegal

Retired, Leader Mortgage

Advisory Board

Bruce H. Akers

Retired, KeyBank

Pat Auletta

Retired, KeyBank

Mike Benson

IMC Wealth Management 

Nate Berger, MD

CWRU School of Medicine

David Bowen

Richard L. Bowen & Associates, Inc. 

Fran Broda

Nordstrom

Tim Brown

New Horizons Baking Company

Roy Buchinsky

University Hospitals Ahuja Medical Center 

Doug Bugie

Antal International Network

 

John Butte

Kent State University

Jamie Callender

Callender Legal Group

Tom Chema

Retired, Hiram College

William F. Christopher

Retired, ALCOA

Rev. Courtney Clayton-Jenkins

South Euclid United Church of Christ

Gary Distelhorst

Lorain Community College

 

Aaron Feuerstein

Retired, Malden Mills

Kathryn Gambatese

Community Leader

Samir Gautam

Caritas Wealth Mgmt. 

Dan Geller

Fish Furniture

Tony George

The George Group

David Goldberg

Edgerton Investments

Merle S. Gorden

Community Leader

Matt Greenberg

Bedford Nissan

 

Lauren Hanna

Blue Technologies

Aaron Handler

Embassy Healthcare

Susan Hennenberg

Howard Hanna 

Pamela Marshall Holmes

Cleveland Clinic

Dean Ilijasic

Long & Short of It

Terence Isakov, M.D.

Family Physicians

David Jacobstein

Retired, DDR

Larry Kadis

Federal Equipment Company

 

Joe Kanfer

GOJO, Inc.

Steve Kaplan

Education Funding Corp.

Sr. Judith Ann Karam, CSA

Sisters of Charity of St. Augustine

Jerry Kelsheimer

Medic Management

Richard Koblentz, Esq.

Koblentz & Penvose

Peter Lawson Jones

Community Leader

Jonathan Leebow

Majestic Steel USA, Inc.

Gary Lippe

Community Leader

Bob Minchak

Business Leader

 

Ellen Moreau

The Sherwin-Williams Company

Gene Novak

Community Leader

Bishop Anthony Pilla

Retired, Bishop of Cleveland

Guy Pipitone

Retired, First Energy

David Quolke

Cleveland Teachers Union

John Rampe

Torque Transmission

 

Ronald Ratner

RMS Investments

Jayson Rogers

WAR Management

Clark Rose

Retired, RCF Group

Allen Ryan

Covelli Enterprises

Peter Rzepka

Transcon, Inc.

Burton Saltzman

Dave's Markets

Sudarshan Sathe

New Concepts, Inc.

Michael Schwartz, Ph.D.

Retired, Cleveland State University

Warren Sklar

Renner, Otto, Boiselle & Sklar

Kelly Slattery

Thrasher, Dinsmore & Dolan

Barbara Snyder

Case Western Reserve University

 

Sr. Diana Stano

Retired, Ursuline College

Rabbi Zachary Truboff

Cedar Road Synagogue

 

Hon. Jose Villanueva

Retired, Cuyahoga County Common Pleas Court

Dan Walsh, Jr.

CityMark Capital

Armond Waxman

Waxman Industries

Chuck Whitehill

Retired, Ashley Furniture

In Memoriam*

 

vic gelb*

Victor Gelb, Inc.

 

Gordon Heffern*

Society National Bank

Hon. Stephanie Tubbs Jones*

U.S. Rep. (Ohio)

Jack Kahl

Jack Kahl & Associates

Sam Miller*

Forest City

 

Marc Wyse*

Wyse Advertising

Bennett Yanowitz, Esq.*
Kahn Kleinman

Believe to Achieve Initiative Co-Chairs

Carole F. Hoover

HooverMilstein

Charles Jordan, Jr.

Charles Jordan & Co. 

Reverend Dr. Otis Moss Jr.

Retired, Olivet

Michael Siegal

Olympic Steel

 

In Memoriam*

 

Gordon Heffern*

Purple America Advisory Board Leadership

Patricia Frost-Brooks

National Co-Chair

John Wilson

National Co-Chair

 

Christopher Connor

Advisory Co-Chair

Alan Hassenfeld

Advisory Co-Chair

Frank Savage

Advisory Co-Chair

Founding Trustees

Dave Beten

Retired, Berkshire Schools

Patrick Carney, CPA

Skoda Minotti

Gerald R. Molen

Producer, Schindler's List

In Memoriam

Gordon Heffern

Society National Bank

Hon. Stephanie Tubbs Jones

US Representative

Marc Wyse

Wyse Advertising

Bennett Yanowitz, Esq. 

Kahn Kleinman

Arnold Pinkney

Past Chair

Alan Schonberg

Past Chair

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Values-in-Action Foundation

6700 Beta Dr.  Ste. 120

Mayfield, Ohio   44143

440.442.5683