The Board of Directors is composed of members from diverse and accomplished backgrounds who often have deep and strong relationships with Catholic Charities.
The Board is responsible for guiding the organizational development through long-term planning, overseeing financial management, and ensuring Catholic Charities' accountability to the public.
Bishop Edward C. Malesic, Ex Officio
Bishop of Cleveland
Diocese of Cleveland
Patrick Gareau, Ex Officio
President & CEO
Charles Dottore, Ex Officio
Chair, Catholic Diocese Facilities Corp.
Daniel Kierce, Ex Officio
Todd Schrader, Ex Officio
Seeley, Savidge, Ebert & Gourash, Co., LPA
Damon Taseff, Ex Officio
Frank Legan, Chair
Cedar Brook Financial Partners, LLC
Megan Kim, Vice-Chair
Managing VP – Membership
Greater Cleveland Partnership
Anthony Searcy, Secretary
Signature Financial Partners, LLC
(A member of John Hancock Financial Network)
Tom Novak, Treasurer
Richard E. Jacobs Group
Falls Digital, LLC
Suzanne Martin Cason
Senior Manager – Global Consulting Knowledge Leader
Special Assistant to the Mayor
City of Cleveland
Bober, Markey, Fedorovich & Co.
Assistant Prosecuting Attorney
Office of the Cuyahoga County Prosecutor
(Ret.) Sr. Tax Analyst
Viewpoint Wealth Partners
Tucker, Ellis & West, LLP
EVP Financial Planning/Analysis
Forest City Realty Trust
Mortgage Loan Originator
Director of Business Development
The Greater Cleveland Partnership
Vice President of Operations
The Village at St. Edward
Sr. Vice President – Strategic Initiatives, Electrical Sector
Marketing with Integrity, LLC
Frantz Ward LLP
Sr. Kathleen Ryan, SND
(Ret.) Director of Diocesan Social Action
Cuyahoga County Juvenile Court
USAFirmware Acacia Placement, LLC
Rev. Thomas Stock
St. Mary Parish – Berea
Sr. Client Advisor
Associate State Director for Outreach
USB Financial Services
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