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.


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!




Brian F. Broadbent

Business Volunteers Unlimited


Emmett Robinson

Jones Day


Theodore A. Wagner

Libman, Goldstine, Kopperman & Wolf, Inc.



Mark Alder

Arthur J. Gallagher & Co.

Kate Bang


Bill Beattie 

Bardons & Oliver, Inc.

Phillip "Chip" Bell


Sandy Chochola


Christine Elliott, Ph.D.


Arthur C. Hall III



Geoff Himes

Metro Health

Deforia Lane, Ph.D.

University Hospitals of Cleveland

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

Joseph A. Campanella

And for the first time ever we are beginning an Associate Board in the fall of 2019. If you're an emerging leader in Cleveland or know someone who would be a good fit to champion our mission, visit our Associate Board page to learn more.

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