Our Team & Board of Directors

Our Team

Jeannine Marks

Executive Director

Jeannine Marks

Executive Director

Sarah Vojtek

Director of Development

Sarah Vojtek

Director of Development

Susan Aylward

Director of Business Operations

Susan Aylward

Director of Business Operations

Sarah Oaks, BA, CCLS

Family & Child Life Specialist

Sarah Oaks, BA, CCLS

Family & Child Life Specialist

Allison Bailey

Volunteer & Programs Coordinator

Allison Bailey

Volunteer & Programs Coordinator

Susan Haren

Receptionist

Susan Haren

Receptionist

Diane Dziewisz

Team Support Specialist

Diane Dziewisz

Team Support Specialist

Executive Board

Brenda Spear

Brenda Spear

President, Chamberlain College of Nursing
Brenda Spear

Brenda Spear

President, Chamberlain College of Nursing

Brenda Spear, DNP, RN, CNS, NEA-BC has been with Chamberlain University, School of Nursing at the Cleveland campus since 2013 and currently is the Campus President. Previously she held positions in nursing administration for over 27 years at Summa Health System and Cleveland Clinic. At present, she serves on the University Hospitals Board of Directors and Vice Chair of the board at Parma Medical Center Regional hospital. She received her Bachelors in the Science of Nursing at Medical College of Ohio and her Masters in the Science of Nursing at Phoenix University. Recently, she earned her Doctorate in Nursing at Chamberlain University. She and her husband Kevin reside in Bath, Ohio and have three sons- Ryan, Justin, and Brandon as well as a goldendoodle named Finn. Her favorite time is with family, time, long walks, travel, and fun with friends.

Richard Fry III

Richard B. Fry III

President Elect, Buckingham, Doolittle & Burroughs LLC
Richard Fry III

Richard B. Fry III

President Elect, Buckingham, Doolittle & Burroughs LLC

Rich is the Akron Office Partner in Charge for Buckingham. His practice is focused on federal, state and local tax compliance and controversies, including successfully representing taxpayers before the Ohio Supreme Court, Ohio Board of Tax Appeals, U.S. Tax Court, and Internal Revenue Service. Rich is a member of the Ohio State, Akron, and American Bar Associations and is an adjunct professor in The University of Akron’s Master of Taxation program. He currently sits on the board of the Boys & Girls Club of Northeast Ohio and is a member of the 2021 Leadership of Akron Class 38.

Mike Wagar

Mike Wagar

Treasurer, Westfield Bank
Mike Wagar

Mike Wagar

Treasurer, Westfield Bank

Mike has been the SVP of Agency Banking since 2018 and manages Westfield Bank’s agency banking activities, spearheading business development with independent agents across the country. He has gained a reputation of being an expert in providing capital to insurance agencies. Mike is a lifelong resident of Wadsworth and is active with the Wadsworth Public Library Foundation and Wadsworth City Schools Business Advisory Council. Mike is a graduate of the University of Akron and resides in Wadsworth with his wife Tiffany and daughters, Sophia and Ella.

Harrison Cummins

Harrison Cummins

Secretary, Cleveland Clinic Taussig Cancer Institute
Harrison Cummins

Harrison Cummins

Secretary, Cleveland Clinic Taussig Cancer Institute

Harrison joined Stewart’s Caring Place’s Board of Directors in 2019. He was previously a staff member at Stewart’s as the Marketing & Public Relations Coordinator and is currently a Program Manager at the Cleveland Clinic Taussig Cancer Institute. Harrison is native of Northeast Ohio, and lives in Macedonia with his wife Monica who is a nurse at Cleveland Clinic. They both enjoy exploring volunteer opportunities throughout the Greater Akron/Cleveland area, being outdoors, and spending time with their daughter Mabel and dog Luna.

Joe Hinkle

Joe Hinkle

Immediate Past President, Key Private Bank
Joe Hinkle

Joe Hinkle

Immediate Past President, Key Private Bank

Joe Hinkle, CPA, CFA has been with KeyBank since 1998 and is currently a Portfolio Manager. Joe earned a bachelor’s degree in accounting and a Master’s in Taxation from the University of Akron. He is a member of the Ohio Society of CPAs, CFA Institute and CFA Society of Cleveland and an active board member of St. Joseph Catholic School.

Mimi Surloff

Mimi Surloff

Founder, Caring for Kids, Inc. (Retired)
Mimi Surloff

Mimi Surloff

Founder, Caring for Kids, Inc. (Retired)

Mimi Surloff, LISW-S, retired from the social work profession in 2015 after 38 years in a variety of child welfare positions. Her last position was that of Coordinator of the Wendy’s Wonderful Kids Program at Caring for Kids. In 2004, 3 years after her husband Stewart lost his 10 month battle with cancer, Mimi helped found Stewart’s Caring Place as a legacy to Stewart. Founded on the belief that there is more to cancer than chemo and radiation, Stewart’s Caring place fulfilled Stewart’s vision to have a non-medical support center for cancer patients and their families to find comfort and free of charge services. Mimi served as SCP’s first board president and is currently an honorary Board Member. Mimi also serves as a committee member and volunteer at SCP. Mimi is the secretary of The Jewish Community Board of Akron as well as a member of the Early Childhood Education committee of the Akron JCC.

Board Members

Tim Able

Tim Able

SeibertKeck
Tim Able

Tim Able

SeibertKeck

Tim serves as Executive Vice President and Partner with SeibertKeck Insurance Partners. He grew up in Avon Lake, OH graduating from Avon Lake High School, ultimately earning a business degree from Miami University (OH). Miami is also where Tim met his wife Julie, now a 3rd grade teacher at Jackson Local Schools. Tim and Julie are the proud parents of Hudson (14) and Harper (8), both future grads of Copley High School. Continuing and strengthening the long history of SeibertKeck’s community involvement, Tim serves as board member with ACCESS, Inc., formerly with Akron Snow Angels and Hats of Hope, and is a member of Leadership Akron Class 38. He makes financial impacts sitting on several development committees. Most important to Tim is teaching his children to do what they can, with what they have, wherever they are. Tim loves flea markets, yard sales, antique stores, and finding treasures along the way!

John Borstein

John Borstein

JNB Fine Jewelry, LTD
John Borstein

John Borstein

JNB Fine Jewelry, LTD

John is the President of JNB Fine Jewelry, LTD., an online jewelry seller. Previously, he was the co-owner of Volk’s Jewelry in downtown Cleveland for 25 years. John is a past-president and longtime member of Temple Beth Shalom in Hudson. John is a workout regular at Akron General Lifestyles in Bath and volunteer for the Akron Marathon. He has 2 adult son’s Brian and Josh (Lindsey) and grandson Elliott (born in 2020). He and his significant other, Karen, love to hike, travel and cruise.

Cathy Cole

Cathy Cole

Treasurer, Sherwin Williams (Retired)
Cathy Cole

Cathy Cole

Treasurer, Sherwin Williams (Retired)

Cathy L. Cole, CIH, CSP has over 35 years of Industrial Hygiene, Safety and Environmental experience in settings that have included manufacturing, NASA, commercial laboratories and professional associations. Cathy retired from The Sherwin-Williams Company in 2019 after 17 years of service. Cathy holds a bachelor’s degree in Geology from the University of Akron, and a masters’ degree in Public Health from Tulane University, School of Public Health and Tropical Medicine. Cathy joined the board of Stewart’s Caring Place in 2014 and has served on the Governance Committee and as President in 2018. She enjoys golfing with her husband David, gardening and spending time with her family.

Frank Colella

Frank Colella

Cleveland Clinic Akron General
Frank Colella

Frank Colella

Cleveland Clinic Akron General

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Steven Craig

Steven Craig

Akron Children’s Hospital
Steven Craig

Steven Craig

Akron Children’s Hospital

Steve has been the Operations Manager of Akron Children’s Hospital’s Hematology/Oncology department since 2020. He manages the department financial budget and is responsible for development and implementation of new program planning, strategic initiatives, and annual program evaluation. He also participates in community outreach events to promote the hospital. Steve is a lifelong resident of Northeast Ohio and is active with the March of Dimes and Big Brother Big Sister. Steve received a B.S. in Business Administration and an MBA from Cleveland State University. He resides in Macedonia with his wife Marion and children, Makayla, Steven Jr and Sabrina.

Shelby Detrick

Shelby Detrick

The Lippman School
Shelby Detrick

Shelby Detrick

The Lippman School

Shelby is a Kindergarten teacher at The Lippman School, in Akron, where she has been teaching for 11 years. She earned a Bachelor’s degree in Early Childhood Education from Miami University and a Master’s Degree in School Counseling from the University of Cincinnati. Shelby resides in Richfield with her husband, son, and daughter. She enjoys traveling, tennis, spending time outdoors, and being with friends and family. Shelby is the daughter of Mimi and Stewart Surloff and is proud to serve on the SCP Board in memory of her late father.

Dr. Stacey Ehrenberg

Dr. Stacy Ehrenberg

Cleveland Clinic Foundation
Dr. Stacey Ehrenberg

Dr. Stacy Ehrenberg

Cleveland Clinic Foundation

Stacey has been volunteering with Stewart’s Caring Place since its inception and is excited to be on the board of an organization that has given so much back to the community. Stacey grew up in Akron and graduated from Copley High School. She received her undergraduate degree from The University of Michigan and her medical degree from The University of Toledo College of Medicine. Stacey is a Maternal-Fetal Medicine specialist at the Cleveland Clinic and takes care of women with high risk pregnancies. She resides in Cleveland with her husband and three children. She enjoys watching sporting events with her family, traveling, reading and crocheting.

David Jury

David Jury MD

Cleveland Clinic
David Jury

David Jury MD

Cleveland Clinic

David Jury MD MS is a staff anesthesiologist and intensivist at Cleveland Clinic. He graduated from NEOMED (’08) and did his residency and fellowship training at Cleveland Clinic. He works primarily in the surgical intensive care unit taking care of critically ill patients from a diverse patient population including multiviseral transplants. His professional interests include resident and fellow education for which he was honored as ICU staff of the year in 2018, renal physiology and bedside ultrasound management of critically ill patients. His personal interests include travel and gourmet food and being a Tesla/Elon Mush fanatic

Grace Ho

Grace Ho

The Timken Company
Grace Ho

Grace Ho

The Timken Company

Grace joined the board of Stewart’s Caring Place in 2017 and serves on the Governance Committee. Grace is a senior corporate attorney at The Timken Company, providing legal counsel in the areas of corporate and commercial law. Prior to joining Timken in 2004, Grace lived and worked in Australia and Singapore. Grace currently lives in the Akron area with her husband and daughter.

Jeremy Long

Jeremy long

Rea & Associates
Jeremy Long

Jeremy long

Rea & Associates

Jeremy is a principal with Rea & Associates. His primary role involves providing accounting, attestation, and tax services to a variety of clients in the manufacturing, healthcare, and real estate industries and non-profit organizations. Professionally, Jeremy is a member of the Ohio Society of CPAs and the American Institute of CPAs. In addition to his contributions to Stewart’s Caring Place he is involved with the Conservancy for Cuyahoga Valley National Park, Christian Business Men’s Connection and Rocky Mountain Elk Foundation. Jeremy received his undergraduate and graduate degrees from John Carroll University and resides in Wadsworth with his wife Roxanne, daughter Amarina and son Christian.

Vincent Marchetta

Vincent Marchetta

WAVE Ventures, LLC
Vincent Marchetta

Vincent Marchetta

WAVE Ventures, LLC

Vince is owner of WAVE Ventures, LLC, a real estate investment company. As active proponents of Stewart’s Caring Place, he and his late wife, Betsy, have actively participated in many aspects of advocating for the organization. When Betsy was diagnosed with cancer in 2017, the entire family learned firsthand how beneficial and essential SCP is, not only personally, but to the entire community. Since Betsy’s passing in August 2019, Vince remains active with SCP. He serves as a Legislative Ambassador for the American Cancer Society Cancer Action Network. Vince also sits on ETC Heid’s School of Musical Arts Board of Trustees as President. Vince resides in Akron and enjoys spending time with his children Amanda and William.

Gilbert D.A. Padula MD

Gilbert D.A. Padula MD

UH St. John Medical Center
Gilbert D.A. Padula MD

Gilbert D.A. Padula MD

UH St. John Medical Center

Dr. Gil Padula is a Michigan native and a practicing radiation oncologist. He currently serves as Professor and Associate Chair at University Hospitals Seidman Cancer Center. Having had a father afflicted with cancer, he knows first hand the value and importance of cancer supportive services in the overall care of cancer patients and their families. In fact, he is currently co-leading a national clinical trial testing the use of survivorship care plans for patients having survived prostate cancer. Dr. Padula was drawn to Stewart’s Caring Place because of its healing mission and the tremendous services provided to the community. He is the proud father of three teenage children, Isabella, Nino, and Gabriella.

Dr. Tara Scott

Tara Scott

Revitalize
Dr. Tara Scott

Tara Scott

Revitalize

Dr. Tara Scott graduated from Northeast Ohio University College of Medicine and completed her residency with Summa Health Systems at Akron City Hospital in Ohio. She recently “retired” from OB/GYN after almost 20 years to focus on functional and integrative medicine. She is an Associate Clinical Professor at Northeast Ohio Medical University, where she teaches OB/GYN residents. Dr. Scott is a certified menopause practitioner with the North American Menopause Society and a fellow of the American College of Obstetrics and Gynecology. She first became involved with hormone and integrative medicine while practicing as an OB/GYN. Her empathy for patients experiencing hormone-related issues led her to become trained as an advanced fellow and certified by the American Academy of Anti-Aging Medicine. In 2016 she obtained an additional board certification in Integrative Medicine. She is Medical Director for Integrative Medicine at Summa Health in Akron, OH. Dr. Scott is passionate about educating the medical community on the advances in evidence-based hormone therapy. She lectures around the community to raise awareness about wellness and hormone balance. Dr. Scott has been speaking and educating for over 10 years and has taught doctors her approach in 5 continents. She recently gave a TEDx talk in the fall of 2021. For her expertise, she has been featured on The List TV, Women’s Health, Shape, The List, Newsweek, Parents, Authority Magazine, and on numerous podcasts.

Angela Whorton

Angela Whorton

The I Promise School
Angela Whorton

Angela Whorton

The I Promise School

Angela (Angel) Whorton is a proud Honors graduate of Hampton University earning her B.A. in Psychology and her M.A. in Elementary Education. Following graduation, she traveled the world and began her teaching career in Istanbul, Turkey. After her life-changing global experiences, Angel decided to bring her skill set back home to Akron, Ohio with a transformed perspective on education and an enhanced desire to effect change which led to her appointment as Teacher of the Year, earning her Post Baccalaureate in Special Education, and teaching at the National Inventors Hall of Fame STEM Middle School while developing student activism. Angel joined the inaugural dynamic teaching team at IPromise in 2018 where she is currently the Behavior Coach in the Family Training Center (FTC) where her mission is to break down the school to prison pipeline educational system that is designed to keep kids with “dysregulated” behavioral skills stuck in the “justice” system. Angel’s creative, responsive, and engaging pedagogy becomes a mirror for the students she encounters. She is an active voice in her community and serves on the Board for several organizations. She is also a certified Life Skills Coach with The First Tee of Greater Akron. Angel has emceed the LeBron James Family Foundation Family Reunion at Cedar Point and other associated events in collaboration with the 2K Foundation and Dick’s Sporting Goods Foundation. She has been a featured guest on several local and national media outlets including the Akron Beacon Journal, the Baltimore Sun, the Los Angeles Times, NBC, ABC, and Fox networks as well as the recent IPromise documentary with the focus on bringing healing through perspective education. Angel is a recent triple-negative breast cancer survivor. She is the proud wife of recent COVID-19 survivor, John, and devoted mother of two thriving children–John Ramon, 14, and Kara, 12–and believes in partnerships as a major component to encourage the next generation to build their better futures together.

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