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:

Theodore A. Wagner

Bober Markey Fedorovich 

Co-Vice Presidents:

Sandy Chochola

Aon Corporation

Emmett Robinson

Robinson Law Firm, LLC


Todd Baumgartner

McDonalds Hopkins


John Zaller

MAI Capital Management, LLC


Kate Bang

USI Insurance Services

Bill Beattie 

Bardons & Oliver, Inc.

Brian Broadbent

Business Volunteers Unlimited

Darrell Boff 

Cintas Corporation 

Tom Demitrack

Jones Day

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

Ray Smith

Vitiman Kandie

Tom Tomasula, Jr. 

Bettcher Industries, Inc.  


Walter L. Baker

Rev. Harry Banfield - Director Emeritus

William P. Barrett, Jr

Joseph A. Campanella

Turan Strange


Jen Andrews

Kindergarten Teacher, Valley Christian Academy 

Aaron Austermiller

Lead Software Engineer, Felux

Mike Campbell - Associate Board Chair

Chemist, Sherwin-Williams

Meg Chochola - Associate Board Co-Chair

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

Aaron Hessler

Associate Attorney, Wegman Hessler

Erika Jarvis

Project Manager, Remesh

Alexandra Kubrak

Packaging Consultant, Berlin Packaging

Mark Lance

Manager of Trends & Foresight, The J.M. Smucker Company

Tamika Martin, Running with a Mission Co-Chair

Senior Learning and Development Specialist, PNC

Mark Mazzagatti

Manager of Franchiser Operations Partnership Development, Cleveland Cavaliers

Jordyn Paratore

Client Concierge, Liner Legal, LLC

Alyssa Predota

Physician’s Assistant, Cleveland Clinic

Krissie Stempuzis-Wendel, Associate Board Secretary

Personal Assistant

Hannah Uveges, Running with a Mission Chair

Branch Controls Manager, Equitable

Joshua Womack

Senior Marketing Manager, Progressive Insurance

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

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