Leadership - The City Mission of Cleveland, Ohio


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. 

Staff Leadership

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.

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!


Board President:

Theodore A. Wagner
Bober Markey Fedorovich

Co-Vice Presidents:

Sandy Chochola
Aon Corporation
Emmett Robinson
Robinson Law Firm, LLC


Todd Baumgartner
McDonald Hopkins


John Zaller
MAI Capital Management, LLC


Jacquelyne Bailey, Ph.D.
Cleveland Clinic

Bill Beattie
Bardons & Oliver, Inc.

Darrell Boff
Cintas Corporation

Brian Broadbent
Business Volunteers Unlimited

Tom Demitrack
Jones Day

Christine Elliott, Ph.D.


Chris Fallon
Fortune Brands (Moen)

Deforia Lane, Ph.D.
Univ. Hospital Cleveland Medical Center

Karen Shaw Nelson

Tom Okray

Rev. Stephen Owens
Mt. Calvary Baptist Church

Jason Theadore
Univ. Hospitals Health System

Tom Tomasula, Jr.
Bettcher Industries, Inc.

Emeritus Members

Rev. Harry Banfield – Director Emeritus
William P. Barrett, Jr

Joseph A. Campanella
Turan Strange

Associate Board

Dylan Aponte – Recruitment Co-Chair
Founder & CEO, bad dream tea

Aaron Austermiller – Associate Board Chair
Lead Software Engineer, Felux

Kathryn Bader – Running with a Mission Chair
Professional Resources Director, The Siegfried Group

Meg Chochola 
Director of Advancement Operations, Magnificat High School

Ben Cook – Associate Board Co-Chair
Staff Accountant, Skoda Minotti

Maura English
Client Executive, Campana Insurance

Matt Gottshall, CFP
Ameriprise Financial Services 
Balanced Wealth Group

Jeremy Lambert
Executive Director, Chaplain Partnership

Rachel Lyons
Attorney, Wegman Hessler

Erica Moran
Senior Marketing Programs Specialist, Cohen & Company

Jordyn Paratore – Recruitment Co-Chair
Client Concierge, Liner Legal, LLC

Ashley Sanchez
Immigration Staff Attorney, Catholic Charities

Talia Seals
Diversity & Inclusion Manager, Federal Reserve Bank of Cleveland

Hannah Uveges
Branch Controls Manager, Equitable Advisors

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

Every contribution makes an impact

Reaching Hearts | Changing LIVES

The City Mission is funded entirely by private donations from people like you.
Will you provide help and hope to people in crisis today?

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