There is no better way to lead than by example.

Nowhere is this more evident than in our leadership team. 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 “walks the talk,” applying the same principles our clients are learning in their programs to their daily personal and work lives so that clients are encouraged to do likewise.


At the City Mission, our leaders will have a missionary calling, express diversity, serve God and people as a team, and maintain the highest level of personal integrity. All staff and leadership must know Jesus Christ as their Lord and Savior and regard cultivating their personal relationship with Him as the highest priority and calling.

Rev. Richard Trickel
Chief Executive Officer
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Linda Uveges
Chief Operating Officer
216-431-3510 ext. 247
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Mark Charvat
Chief Financial Officer
216-431-3510 ext. 270
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Michael Parry
Chief Development Officer
216-431-3510 ext. 269

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Denise Eaddy
Laura’s Home Women’s Crisis Center Program Manager
216-431-3510 ext. 302
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Michael Hahn
Crossroads Men's Crisis Center Program Manager
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Brent Richards
Inmate Outreach Services Program Manager
216-431-3510 ext. 245
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Jaime Buxton
Volunteer & Intern Services Supervisor
216-472-5500 ext. 317
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Josh Foote
Marketing & Communications Director
216-431-3510 ext. 290
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Sue Zacharias
Mental Health Services Supervisor
216-431-3510 ext. 230
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Patty Bodanza
216-431-3510 ext. 255
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Jami Swain
Director of HR and Employee Development
216-431-3510 ext. 202
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The City Mission owes a debt of gratitude to the men and women who serve on our Board of Trustees. Their gifts of time and talent allow us to impact the community with force.



Mark F. Alder 

Arthur J. Gallagher & Co.

Vice President:

Joseph A. Campanella



Emmett Robinson

Jones Day


Theodore A. Wagner

Libman, Goldstine, Kopperman & Wolf, Inc.


Kate Bang


Bill Beattie 

Bardons & Oliver, Inc.

Phillip “Chip” Bell


Brian Boucher

Hyland Software

Brian F. Broadbent

Business Volunteers Unlimited

Sandy Chochola


Quo Vadis Iva Cobb

Associate General Counsel, Rockwell Automation

Christine Elliott, Ph.D.

Renew Psychological Services

Geoff Himes

Metro Health

Jason Jerry, M.D.

Cleveland Clinic

Deforia Lane, Ph.D.

University Hospitals of Cleveland

David S. Mansfield


Karen Nelson


Robert H. Rowland

Evergreen Resources LLC

Robin Thomas

Taleris Credit Union

Keith Vanderburg

Wegman, Hessler, and Vanderburg

Wayne K. Walker

Beckett Gas, Inc.

John Zaller
MAI Capital Management, LLC

Emeritus Members

Walter L. Baker

Rev. Harry Banfield – Director Emeritus

William P. Barrett, Jr

Turan Strange