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!


Board President:

Brian F. Broadbent

Business Volunteers Unlimited

Vice President

Theodore A. Wagner

Bober Markey Fedorovich 


Emmett Robinson

Robinson Law Firm, LLC


John Zaller

MAI Capital Management, LLC


Kate Bang

USI Insurance Services

Todd Baumgartner

McDonalds Hopkins

Bill Beattie 

Bardons & Oliver, Inc.

Phillip "Chip" Bell


Darrell Boff 

Cintas Corporation 

Jason L. Carter

Cuyahoga Community College

Sandy Chochola

Aon Corporation

Tom Demitrack

Jones Day

Christine Elliott, Ph.D.


Arthur C. Hall III

Calfee, Halter & Griswold LLP 

Deforia Lane, Ph.D.

University Hospitals of Cleveland

Karen Shaw Nelson


Robert H. Rowland

Evergreen Resources LLC

Robin Thomas

Taleris Credit Union

Tom Tomasula, Jr. 

Bettcher Industries, Inc.  


Walter L. Baker

Rev. Harry Banfield - Director Emeritus

William P. Barrett, Jr

Joseph A. Campanella

Turan Strange


Mike Campbell - Associate Board Chair

Chemist, Sherwin-Williams

Meg Chochola

Director of Advancement Operations, Magnificat High School 

Katie Collier

Team Lead, Program Management, Bravo Wellness

Ben Cook

Staff Accountant, Skoda Minotti

Jamie Dasher

Employee Benefit Consultant, Arthur J. Gallagher 

Rob Hendricks

Associate, Jones Day

Aaron Hessler

Associate Attorney, Wegman Hessler

Erika Jarvis

Client Implementation Analyst, Asurint

Tamika Martin

Senior Learning and Development Specialist, PNC

Alyssa Predota

Physician’s Assistant, Cleveland Clinic

Lauren Rogers

Cleveland Clinic

Ray Smith

Validity Sports & Enrichment

Krissie Stempuzis-Wendel

Personal Assistant

Hannah Uveges

Branch Controls Manager, AXA Advisors

Jessica Watson

Development Coordinator, Laurel School

Interested in joining our Associate Board? Visit our Associate Board page to learn more.

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