Our Team

Jeannine Marks

Jeannine Marks

Executive Director
Jeannine Marks

Jeannine Marks

Executive Director

Jeannine has been involved with Stewart’s Caring Place in some capacity since its inception in 2004. She is passionate about the cause and has loved seeing the community embrace the agency as it continues to grow in participant numbers and geographic reach. She serves on numerous boards in the community and is a lifelong resident of Akron. In her rare spare time, she enjoys running; so much so that she and her husband Steve (aka the Muffin Man) founded the Akron Marathon in 2003. She has three mini muffins, Wyatt, Mackenna, and Brady, and is one of ten siblings.

Allison Bailey

Volunteer & Program Associate

Allison Bailey

Volunteer & Program Associate

Allison first joined the Stewart’s Caring Place team as an intern. She graduated from Kent State University with a Bachelor of Science in Community Health Education and a minor in Psychology in 2021 and joined the Stewart’s team full time. Her favorite thing about Stewart’s is seeing the impact the agency has on people’s lives and building relationships with the participants. Allison enjoys spending time with her family and friends, traveling, and music.

Tracey Dwyer

Holistic and Family Care Coordinator

Tracey Dwyer

Holistic and Family Care Coordinator

Tracey joined the team in 2021 after spending many years supporting local cancer communities in several different capacities. Tracey holds an MBA in Healthcare Management from Ohio University and is a Certified Patient Experience Professional through the Beryl Institute. She is deeply committed to elevating the lives of others however she can and has a deeply personal connection to the mission as a breast cancer survivor herself. When she’s not at Stewart’s, Tracey spends her time volunteering at local nonprofit organizations, gardening, making art, spending time with her dog Angus and cat Buddy, and spending time with her husband Sean and her three amazing stepdaughters.

Rosemary Federico

Rosemary Federico

Receptionist
Rosemary Federico

Rosemary Federico

Receptionist

Rosemary began volunteering with Stewart’s Caring Place in 2008 and became a staff member in 2015. She has assisted with almost every aspect of the agency from chairing the past holiday boutiques to participating in the committees for both the Hope Walk and Butterfly Gala. Rosemary enjoys spending as much time as she can with her three children and three grandchildren, especially during the holiday season (her absolute favorite time of the year!)

Fran Hughes

Fran Hughes

Administrative Coordinator
Fran Hughes

Fran Hughes

Administrative Coordinator

Fran joined the Stewart’s team in 2014 and is responsible for facility and vendor management, processing donations, and other various administrative duties. Her favorite part about her work is seeing participants leave after a program or service with a smile on their face. Fran enjoys exercise, hiking and reading, lives in Green with her husband Eric, and has two adult children and a pet tortoise named Quincy.

Colleen Iacianci

Colleen Iacianci

Director of Development
Colleen Iacianci

Colleen Iacianci

Director of Development

Colleen joined Stewart’s Caring Place full time at the end of 2019; however, she has been involved with the planning of the organization’s largest fundraiser, the Butterfly Gala, since 2014. Colleen holds a Master of Science in Hospitality and Tourism from Kent State University and loves being part of the Stewart’s team because she can see the impact of her work every day when participants stop in for programs and build connections with others touched by cancer. She is active in the Akron Rotary Club, has three dogs all named after rock stars (Joplin, Jagger, and Collins), loves biking the Towpath with her husband Mike, and is a self-proclaimed foodie.

Blue the dog

Blue Marks

Chief “Pawject” Manager
Blue the dog

Blue Marks

Chief “Pawject” Manager

Blue joined the team as just a young pup in 2017. He works like a dog, arriving at the paw-fice bright and early in the morning and committing many hours to doing his job paw-fectly. His responsibilities include greeting of participants and staff, ordering office supplies (mainly milk bones for himself), and creating smiles. He enjoys long naps and short walks. His favorite movies are Harry Paw-ter and the Sorcerer’s Bone and Jurassic Bark.

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