BVU is governed by a board of directors comprised of business and community leaders who provide their professional expertise and leadership to achieve the mission of engaging businesses and nonprofits to work together to strengthen the NEO Community.


Richard C. Fedorovich

Executive Chairman – Bober Markey Fedorovich


Deborah Z. Read

Immediate Past Chair
Partner – Thompson Hine LLP


Richard W. Pogue

Chair Emeritus
Advisor – Jones Day

Kathy Golovan

Vice Chair
Chief Operations Officer – Westfield Insurance

Ebony L. Yeboah-Amankwah

Vice Chair

Vice President, Ethics, Compliance & ERM – Signet Jewelers


David M. Kall


Managing Member – Cleveland Office – McDonald Hopkins

David C. Fulton

President & CEO – Clearstead Advisors, LLC


Elizabeth H. Voudouris

President & CEO
Business Volunteers Unlimited


Richard J. Batyko

Chief Marketing Officer
YMCA of Greater Cleveland

Tom Bernot

President & COO
Falls & Co.

Brent Blouch

Chief Operating Officer

Zackery Carroll

Divisional CFO, VP of Finance
CBIZ, Inc.

Severine De Wagheneire

Cleveland Office Managing Director
Accenture LLP

Tracy Dowe

City President, Middle Market Team Leader
Fifth Third Bank

Joe Frolik

Senior VP, Communications, Government & Community Relations

Heidi L. Gartland

Vice President, Government & Community Relations
University Hospitals

Danielle Gisondo

Regional Managing Partner – Ohio and Michigan

Arthur C. Hall III

Firm Administrative Partner & Cleveland Partner-in-Charge
Calfee, Halter & Griswold LLP

Jessica Jung

Oswald Companies

Christine Kohls

Raising Results LLC

Carolina Masri Hijaz

Consultant and Former Executive Director
MedWish International

Ben Mathews

McKinsey & Company

Quentin McCorvey

Paradigm Institutional Investments

Megan L. Mehalko

Co-Chair, Corporate & Securities Practice Group; Member, Executive Committee
Benesch Friedlander Coplan & Aronoff LLP


Marc B. Merklin

Brouse McDowell

Steve Millard

President and CEO
Greater Akron Chamber

Charles Modlin

Vice President, Chief Health Equity Officer, Urologist

James K. Mylen

Office Managing Partner

Nikki Odom

Senior Director of DE&I and Community Affairs
Nestlé USA

Bill Priemer

President & CEO (Retired)
Hyland Software, Inc.


LaRese Purnell

Managing Partner
CLE Consulting Firm

Donald J. Richards

Partner (Retired)
Accenture LLP 

Lisa Rose

Dix & Eaton

Kathy Rothenberg James

Health Center Director
City of Cleveland, Department of Public Health


Harpreet Saluja

Sr. VP, Corporate Development & Planning
Eaton Corporation

John M. Saada, Jr.

Jones Day, Cleveland Office

Glen Shumate

Executive Vice President
Construction Employers Association

Ryan J. Spisak

Senior Vice President
Small Business Banking Sales Manager
First National Bank

Brian Taylor

Community Volunteer

Christopher J. Swift

Partner (Retired)
Baker Hostetler LLP

Matthew Tenerowicz

Managing Partner, Cleveland Office
Baker Hostetler LLP

Thomas A. Waltermire

Chairman of the Board
Vadxx Energy

Mark Williams

Managing Partner
Manchester Partners

Neil Weiss

Executive Vice President, Chief Information Officer and Civic Relations
Cleveland Guardians

Mark Williams

Managing Partner
Manchester Partners

Lynne Winings

President (Retired)
GBX Group, LLC


Dowe, Tracy
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Dowe, Tracy City President, Middle Market Team Leader - Fifth Third Bank
De Wagheneire, Severine
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De Wagheneire, Severine Cleveland Office Managing Director - Accenture LLP
Sara Smith Lom

Sara leads BVU’s marketing and fundraising efforts. She holds a Bachelor of Science from Miami University (Ohio) and a Master of Public Health from Cleveland State University. Sa...

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Sara Smith Lom Director, Marketing and Development
Macin Sheeder

Macin supports marketing, communications, and events at BVU. She has a Bachelor of Arts in English and Cognitive Science with a minor in Film Studies from Case Western Reserve Univ...

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Macin Sheeder Coordinator, Communications and Events
Julie Clark
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Julie Clark Vice President, Nonprofit Engagement - BVU
Kyla Schneider
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Kyla Schneider Senior Leadership Development Consultant/Executive Coach - Ratliff & Taylor
Velvet Landingham
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Velvet Landingham Senior Leadership Development Consultant/Executive Coach - Ratliff & Taylor
Jennifer Cohen
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Jennifer Cohen Vice President Executive & Leader Development - Ratliff & Taylor
Alison Arkin
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Alison Arkin Senior Vice President/ Practice Lead, Leadership Development - Ratliff & Taylor
Carroll, Zackery
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Carroll, Zackery VP of Finance - CBIZ
Blouch, Brent
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Blouch, Brent Chief Commercial Officer - Swagelok
Bernot, Tom
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Bernot, Tom Vice President, Business Development - Falls Communications
Batyko, Richard J.
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Batyko, Richard J. Chief Marketing Officer - YMCA of Greater Cleveland
Fulton, David C.


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Fulton, David C. President & CEO - Clearstead Advisors, LLC
Pogue, Richard W.

Chair Emeritus

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Pogue, Richard W. Advisor - Jones Day
Priemer, Bill

Immediate Past Chair

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Priemer, Bill President & CEO - Hyland Software
Golovan, Kathy

Vice Chair

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Golovan, Kathy Chief Government and Community Relations Officer - Medical Mutual
Read, Deborah Z.


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Read, Deborah Z. Managing Partner, Thompson Hine
Fedorovich, Richard C.

Vice Chair

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Fedorovich, Richard C. Managing Partner, Bober Markery Fedorovich
Sofia Sova
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Sofia Sova Assurance Supervisor, Marcum LLP
Michael O’Malley
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Michael O’Malley Employee Benefits Consultant, Gallagher
Domanesha Martin
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Domanesha Martin Revenue Cycle Patient Access Leader, University Hospitals
Zach Guren
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Zach Guren Director of Real Estate Development, GBX
Steve Novak
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Steve Novak Senior Funds Administrator & Team Leader, Senior Associate, MAI Capital Management LLC
Christine Keener
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Christine Keener Sr. Client Manager, Oswald Companies
Chris Buoncore
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Chris Buoncore Research Analyst, MAI Capital Management LLC
Jennifer Villyard
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Jennifer Villyard Associate, Thompson Hine
Jonathan Palay
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Jonathan Palay Supervisor, Audit & Assurance, Bober Markey Fedorovich
Kitrick McCoy
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Kitrick McCoy Senior Marketing Consultant, KeyBank
Char Hood
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Char Hood Inclusion, Diversity & Equity Program Manager, Sherwin Williams
Steven Amoroso
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Steven Amoroso Senior Associate, Advisory Services, Evaluation Forensics & Litigation Group, Marcum LLP
Rob	Zaremsky

Rob manages the Volunteer CONNECT program, which involves coordinating the Homeless Stand Down, setting up team volunteer projects, and helping with the BVU Volunteer Center.


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Rob Zaremsky Director, Business and Community Engagement
Andrea Wlaszyn

Andrea manages business engagement and sponsorship, as well as overseeing Civic Connections, assisting with succession planning, and leading BVU's DEI@BVU Task Force.

Andrea wor...

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Andrea Wlaszyn Senior Director, Strategic Partnerships and Business Engagement
Heather	Witt

Heather provides administrative support to BVU's President & CEO, manages BVU's Board relations, and coordinates BVU's business engagement services and succession planning cons...

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Heather Witt Director, Office of the President and Special Projects
Elizabeth Voudouris

Elizabeth, BVU's President and CEO, has provided consulting, training and executive coaching services to hundreds of nonprofits and businesses since BVU's inception in 1993.


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Elizabeth Voudouris President and CEO
Kathryn	Vana

Kathryn coordinates governance, board development consulting, and education services to strengthen nonprofits through BVU's Nonprofit Consulting Center. She also oversees BVU's gra...

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Kathryn Vana Senior Coordinator, Grants and Nonprofit Consulting
Linda Szpalik

Linda coordinates administrative functions including accounting and payroll. Her past experience includes over 30 years of Human Resources and Payroll Management....

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Linda Szpalik Office Coordinator
Tricia Stevenson

Tricia Stevenson manages BVU's Board CONNECT program, where she prepares and matches business professionals to nonprofit board opportunities. She also provides guidance and consult...

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Tricia Stevenson Director, Leadership Development
Kimberly Simpson-Kee

Kimberly meets with nonprofit organizations to assess how BVU's services for nonprofits may help each organization further its mission. Kimberly also connects skills- based volunte...

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Kimberly Simpson-Kee Director, Outreach and Nonprofit Engagement
Alice Schwallie

Alice provides technical assistance and support to BVU program staff in the usage of BVU's database, as well as managing nonprofit membership and engagement.

She ensures all dat...

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Alice Schwallie Senior Coordinator, Nonprofit Engagement and Data Management
Denise O’Brien

Denise manages finances, accounting, budgeting, reporting, payroll and human resources for the organization. Denise has been with BVU since inception in 1993 and is part of the sen...

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Denise O’Brien Vice President, Administration
Heather Englander

Heather leads business engagement by maintaining and growing partnerships, as well as manages the Volunteer CONNECT team in referring business volunteers to nonprofit needs.


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Heather Englander Managing Director, Business Engagement
Darnell D. Davis Jr.

Darnell D. Davis Jr works cross-functionally to achieve strategic priorities, develops strategic partnerships, participates in the DEI@BVU Task Force, and is on the Board CONNECT t...

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Darnell D. Davis Jr. Director, Leadership and Strategic Initiatives
Julie Clark

Julie provides guidance and consulting to nonprofit board and staff in the areas of governance/board development, succession planning, strategic planning, and organizational capaci...

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Julie Clark Vice President, Nonprofit Engagement
Sarah Castle

Sarah supports the Skill and Board CONNECT teams with board matching, facilitation of networking events, coordination of pro-bono volunteering and overall administrative help.


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Sarah Castle Senior Coordinator, Leadership Development
Ann Cancelliere

As a member of the Volunteer CONNECT team, Ann manages BVU’s Volunteer Center assisting nonprofits in promoting volunteer opportunities online and linking individual and communit...

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Ann Cancelliere Senior Coordinator, Business and Community Engagement