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Catholic Charities Corporation Administrative Offices:

7911 Detroit Avenue
Cleveland, OH 44102

(216) 334-2900

Board of Directors

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 of Cleveland 

Bishop Edward C. Malesic, Ex Officio
Bishop of Cleveland
Diocese of Cleveland

Ex Officio

Patrick Gareau, Ex Officio
President & CEO
Catholic Charities

Charles Dottore, Ex Officio
Chair, Catholic Diocese Facilities Corp.
Dottore Companies

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
Financial Consultant
Signature Financial Partners, LLC
(A member of John Hancock Financial Network)

Tom Novak, Treasurer
Richard E. Jacobs Group

Board of Directors

Tom Bernot
Vice President
Falls Digital, LLC

Katherine Biggar

Dennis Bodziony

Suzanne Martin Cason
Senior Manager – Global Consulting Knowledge Leader

Keith Durand
Special Assistant to the Mayor
City of Cleveland 

Kate Fiala

Eric German
Bober, Markey, Fedorovich & Co. 

Anna Herceg
Assistant Prosecuting Attorney
Office of the Cuyahoga County Prosecutor

Robert Horvath
(Ret.) Sr. Tax Analyst

Michael Kozlowski
Financial Advisor

Edward Liggett
Quality Manager
Cristal USA

Robert Loesch
Tucker Ellis LLP 

Mike Lonsway
EVP Financial Planning/Analysis
Forest City Realty Trust

Peter Malizia
Mortgage Loan Originator
Westfield Bank 

Paul Marnecheck
Commissioner of Economic Development
The City of Brookpark 

Kurt McMaken
Sr. Vice President – Strategic Initiatives, Electrical Sector

Dorothy Nemec
Marketing with Integrity, LLC 

Christina Niro
Frantz Ward LLP

Sr. Kathleen Ryan, SND
(Ret.) Director of Diocesan Social Action
Catholic Charities

Retanio Rucker
Cuyahoga County Juvenile Court

Clint Simmons
Business Development
USAFirmware Acacia Placement, LLC

Rev. Thomas Stock
Parochial Vicar
St. Mary Parish – Berea

Joseph Swiderski
Sr. Director, Wealth Manager
BNY Mellon Wealth Management

Douglas Tayek
Associate State Director for Outreach

Debora Venzor
Financial Advisor
USB Financial Services

Timothy Warner
Warner Law

Catholic Diocese of Cleveland Part of the Catholic Diocese of Cleveland

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