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. Each staff and board member “walks the talk,” applying the same principles to their own lives that our guests are learning in their programs.
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! We invite you to read more about our leaders and get in touch with them by viewing their bios below.
Rev. Richard TrickelChief Executive Officer
Linda UvegesChief Operating Officer
John JelenicChief Financial Officer
Michele KrampitzChief Development Officer
Heather FooteChief Strategy & Innovation Officer
Dominic VerdellCrossroads Program Manager
Michael HahnLaura’s Home Program Manager
Abigail UvegesNew Horizons Program Manager
Christina HahnFamily Ministry Coordinator
Jaime BuxtonCommunity Engagement Manager
Emily Van VrankenVolunteer Services Coordinator
Michael ParryDonor Relations Officer
Anthony BarattaDonor Relations Officer
Josh FooteDirector of Marketing & Communications
Jami SwainDirector of HR & Employee Development
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!
Theodore A. Wagner
Bober Markey Fedorovich
Robinson Law Firm, LLC
MAI Capital Management, LLC
USI Insurance Services
Bardons & Oliver, Inc.
Business Volunteers Unlimited
Christine Elliott, Ph.D.
Arthur C. Hall III
Calfee, Halter & Griswold LLP
Deforia Lane, Ph.D.
University Hospital Cleveland Medical Center
Karen Shaw Nelson
Robert H. Rowland
Evergreen Resources LLC
Tom Tomasula, Jr.
Bettcher Industries, Inc.
Walter L. Baker
Rev. Harry Banfield - Director Emeritus
William P. Barrett, Jr
Joseph A. Campanella
Kindergarten Teacher, Valley Christian Academy
Lead Software Engineer, Felux
Mike Campbell - Associate Board Chair
Meg Chochola - Associate Board Co-Chair
Director of Advancement Operations, Magnificat High School
Team Lead, Program Management, Bravo Wellness
Staff Accountant, Skoda Minotti
Employee Benefit Consultant, Arthur J. Gallagher
Associate, Jones Day
Associate Attorney, Wegman Hessler
Project Manager, Remesh
Packaging Consultant, Berlin Packaging
Manager of Trends & Foresight, The J.M. Smucker Company
Tamika Martin, Running with a Mission Co-Chair
Senior Learning and Development Specialist, PNC
Manager of Franchiser Operations Partnership Development, Cleveland Cavaliers
Client Concierge, Liner Legal, LLC
Physician’s Assistant, Cleveland Clinic
Krissie Stempuzis-Wendel, Associate Board Secretary
Hannah Uveges, Running with a Mission Chair
Branch Controls Manager, Equitable
Senior Marketing Manager, Progressive Insurance