Patrick T. Finley is a recognized leader in the real estate profession. He has been involved as a real estate entrepreneur for over 25 years, starting when he was working toward his undergraduate degree in finance from the University of Akron. He has been involved as a principal in over one billion dollars in real estate transactions.
Pat is Managing Partner of OMNI Realty Companies. In 1999 he was recognized in the Crain's Cleveland Business 40 under 40 list. In 2004 he was chosen to be a member of Leadership Cleveland. Pat has also served as Chairman of the Cleveland Young Presidents Organization (YPO) and a member of the Young Entrepreneurs Organization (YEO). He was named the NAIOP 2000 Developer of the Year and served as its president in 2004. Pat is now serving as Vice Chairman at North Coast Community Homes and on the Cuyahoga County Library Foundation Board, as well as teaching Junior Achievement to elementary age children.
Ian J. Abrams is an entrepreneur who has created many businesses, beginning with an initial success in the scrap metal market. He enjoys riding a motorcycle and has riden across the United States and in Europe. He and his wife, Gloria, were honored by North Coast Community Homes as the 2009 Above and Beyond Award recipients in recognition of their continuing and active support of the mission of NCCH. They were also honored by Agnon School, Cleveland's only community Jewish day school, where four of their grandchildren attend. He has two brothers with disabilities and one of them lives in the first home developed by North Coast Community Homes.
Peter J. Brodhead, Esq. has been Partner at Spangenberg, Shibley & Liber LLP since 1988. He is a certified Civil Trial Advocate. He was recognized as one of the top 50 lawyers in Cleveland and as one of Ohio's Super Lawyers by the publishers of Law & Politics. Peter served as President of the Ohio Academy of Trial Lawyers for the 2003-2004 term. He is active in the John M. Manos Inns of Court, where he is a master. A 1979 graduate of Cleveland-Marshall College of Law, Peter served a judicial clerkship before joining Spangenberg, Shibley & Liber LLP. He also served on the Board of Ohio Academy of Trial Lawyers and has authored articles for Ohio Trial.
Ann M. Klein, R.Ph., is the owner and pharmacy manager of Klein's Pharmacy #4 in Akron. She and her husband own several pharmacies in Summit County. She received an academic appointment as Pharmacy Preceptor at Northeastern Ohio Universities College of Medicine and Pharmacy. Ann is a member of the Ohio Pharmacists Association (OPA) and currently participates in Hudson City Schools as a volunteer, Stark County Academy of Pharmacy and Chi Omega Alumnae Association. She received her BS degree from The Ohio State University, College of Pharmacy.
Suresh Bafna is an entrepreneur who owns and manages several national and international companies, including Jainco International (jewelry wholesaler), Jainco Garments, Inc. (merchandising knitted garments for department stores), Jainco Products, LLC (importer of printed plastics packaging films, shopping bags, reclosable bags, etc.), Wrap-Tite, Inc. (wholesaler and converter of stretch films for the packaging and transportation industries), and Jaincotech, Inc. (specializing in digital imaging services). He emigrated to Cleveland at the age of fourteen from India. He received his BS and MBA degrees from Case Western Reserve University.
Dennis R. Burnside consults with corporate clients regarding real estate location decisions throughout the world using predictive analytics. His professional affiliations include the International Economic Development Council, CoreNet Global, the Building Owners Managers Association and the Institute of Real Estate Management. He also serves as Trustee at the following nonprofit organizations -- North Coast Community Homes, the Cleveland Zoological Society and the Cleveland Restoration Society.
Kristin S. Dailey is the former Executive Director of The Up Side of Downs, a non-profit organization serving 1,200 families of individuals with Down syndrome in northeastern Ohio. She has a brother with Down syndrome. Kristin has a Master of Science degree in Educational Administration from The University of Akron and a BS degree in Elementary Education in Special Education from the University of Dayton.
Richard K. Greaves, CPA, is a Certified Public Accountant in private practice providing accounting, tax preparation, tax planning and business consulting to individuals and corporations. Richard is also President and Chief Financial Officer of RGP LLC, a firm specializing in acquiring, rehabilitating and leasing residential real estate in Lake and Cuyahoga County. Prior to serving in these roles, Richard was a Partner at Ernst & Young in Cleveland, Ohio where he spent 18 years focusing on accounting and financial reporting for both private and public companies in the manufacturing, consumer products and distribution industries. Richard is a graduate of Kent State University and a member of the American Institute of Certified Public Accountants and Ohio Society of CPAs. Richard is the Guardian of a disabled family friend who resides in a home owned by NCCH.
Ronald S. Gross, MSPA, is President & CEO of Moskal Gross Orchosky Inc., one of the largest regional retirement planning firms in northeastern Ohio. He is a continuing education faculty member at Cleveland State University and conducts seminars for pension professionals and students. His affiliations include membership in the American Society of Pension Actuaries, Midwest Pension Conference, Ohio Society of CPAs, American Institute of CPAs, Jewish Community Federation, Juvenile Diabetes Foundation and Special Olympics and North Coast Community Homes, where he has served as Secretary and Treasurer.
Jan Gusich, APR After working in one of Cleveland'’s top 10 advertising agencies, in 1996 Janice Gusich followed her entrepreneurial spirit to establish Akhia Public Relations and Marketing Communications. A full-service firm with expertise in corporate positioning, media relations, national product publicity, brand development and more, Akhia's client list includes Diebold, GE, AmTrust Financial Services, Lubrizol, and MACtac. A strong believer in giving back, Janice serves on several boards and she leads her agency'’s pro bono work, offering free services to numerous non-profits. She and her husband also serve as mentors to a refugee family, and volunteer at an inner-city soup kitchen.
Howard W. "Hoby" Hanna, IV is President and CEO of Howard Hanna Ohio, which includes Howard Hanna Smythe Cramer Real Estate Services. He directs the business and operational efforts of Howard Hanna throughout the state of Ohio and works with the firm's clients, branch managers and REALTORS to insure the company's on-going reputation for excellence. Hoby is active in numerous professional, civic and community organizations, locally and nationally, including Boy's Hope Girl's Hope, the American Red Cross, Children's Free Care Fund, the Western Reserve Health Care of Youngstown, and the the Cleveland Chapter of the Young President's Organization.
Fred Hunt, Trustee, was appointed Director of Marketing with the Paint and Sundries Division of The Sherwin-Williams Company in May 2001. The company engages in the development, manufacture, distribution, and sale of paints, coatings, and related products to professional, industrial, commercial and retail customers. Mr. Hunt is now in his second role serving as Director of Marketing for Aerosols.
Prior to joining The Sherwin-Williams Company, Fred served in marketing roles of increasing responsibilities with Deere and Co., The Scotts Co., and Newell-Rubbermaid. He is a veteran of the United States Air Force, flying aircraft for over ten years while on active duty. Mr. Hunt currently holds the rank of Major in the active USAF reserves and is commander of his unit.
Fred graduated from Texas Tech University in 1989 with a Bachelor of Science in International Trade and earned his Master's of Business Administration from the Meinders College of Business, Oklahoma City University. He is a native of San Antonio, TX.
Fred resides in Hudson, OH with his wife Danielle and their four children.
Patricia J. Mintz, D.M. recently retired from her position as Dean of Academic Affairs of the Metropolitan Campus of Cuyahoga Community College. She earned her Executive Doctor of Management degree at Case Western Reserve University in 2003. She has two children. Her son has autism and lives in a home developed and maintained by North Coast Community Homes and her daughter, who is gifted, lives in Chicago and works for the Chicago Department of Public Health. Pat is a strong advocate for individuals with special needs and she works to ensure that every person has the support needed for a full and meaningful life.
Thomas A. Moore is a longtime Cleveland advertising veteran who is in the Cleveland Advertising Hall of Fame. He is the President of Moore & Associates Inc., a marketing consultancy with emphasis on brand management, market research, marketing communications and new product development. Tom served as President of the Cleveland Advertising Association between 2000-2001. He has taught graduate courses in the Management Department of Cleveland State University and has served as President of the Board for the Center for Mental Retardation.
Michael J. O'Brien, Esq. is a practicing attorney and a founding partner of Cleveland-based The O'Brien Law Firm LLC. His firm emphasizes estate and trust planning and administration, probate, corporate planning, family business, family limited partnership and charitable trust and private family foundation planning. Mike has particular expertise in planning for families with children with disabilities. He serves as Trustee of several charitable foundations that include The Cleveland Sight Center, North Coast Community Homes, The Giles Foundation and The DeWeese Foundation.
Anne Rapacz-Kimmins is Senior Vice President and Director of Investment Business Strategy and Investment Solutions for PNC. She is responsible for driving investment business strategy and supporting the distribution of PNC's investment strategy and services to all Asset Management Group clients. Prior to her current position, Anne served as Senior Vice President, Managing Director in the National City Private Group and Senior Vice President, Managing Director with National City's Allegiant Asset Management Company. She received her BS in Business Administration and Psychology from Heidelberg University and her MBA Business Systems Management from Baldwin-Wallace College.
Richard S. "Rick" Rivitz, Esq. is Partner at Taft Stettinius & Hollister LLP. He provides corporate, securities and real estate counseling to middle market companies, real estate developers and owners, insurance companies and financial institutions. His professional and community associations include membership in the American College of Mortgage Attorneys, former member of the Council of the American Bar Association's Section of Real Property, Trust and Estate Law, life trustee and counsel to Menorah Park Center for Senior Living, past national vice president of American ORT and past president of the American Counsel Association.
J.J. Scaravilli, Trustee, attended the United States Military Academy at WestPoint and is a graduate of John Carroll University. He began his professional career in 1993 at Charter One Bank where he was reponsible for financial and operational analysis of manufacturing companies seeking financing for long term growth opportunities. It was during this time that Mr. Scaravilli developed a passion for manufacturing. He left the bank to take a position as product manager for FoamSeal, Inc. in Cleveland. There he was responsible for the development and implementation of a new production line for the company's core product. He also created and implemented the quality program used to obtain an ISO certification.
Three years later, Mr. Scaravilli purchased Allegheny Trailers, Inc. in Clarion, PA. He relocated the company to Cleveland where he maintained revenues and decreased costs by redesigning a standard product line that exceeded industry standards and expectations.
After four years, Mr. Scaravilli sold his interest to work with his father in Mole Constructors, Inc.
He and his wife Heidi have both been activists in the community for a variety of organizations. They co-chaired Home Sweet Homes II, the gala at the Embrescia estate in 2009.
Douglas L. Weintraub is an active angel investor and serial entrepreneur. He is involved with many ventures in the software and professional services space, as well as residential and commercial real estate developments. Most recently, he was Managing Director of Socius, the company he founded in 1986. Prior to his time at Socius, Doug was President and CEO of Centerprise Information Advisors, formerly Brunswick Integrated Computer Solution. He was recognized as one of Accounting Today's Top 100 Most Influential People in Accounting and Socius was recognized as a Technology Pacesetter by the magazine from 1998 through 2005. Doug currently serves on The President's Club Advisory Board of The Ohio State University and is a member of the board of directors for North Coast Community Homes, Innovative Process Administration, LLC, Vox Mobile, LLC and JumpStart. Doug received a Bachelor's Degree in Business Administration focused on accounting and computer science from The Ohio State University.
Brad Wingler AIF, CRPS, PRP is the Regional Vice President of Nationwide Insurance covering Northeast Ohio and Western Pennsylvania. With over eighteen years of industry experience, Wingler previously worked as a Regional Sales Director for the Advisory Services Program of Nationwide. He also spent seven years with National City Bank as both a Wholesaler, and a Financial Consultant. Brad has over seven years experience as a Financial Advisor and spent eleven years wholesaling pensions, advisory platforms, and mutual funds. When he is not working, Brad enjoys spending time with his wife and four children, golfing, fishing and coaching.
Harold "Kip" Reader, Esq. is Managing Partner at Ulmer & Berne LLP where he ensures an integrated management and leadership approach to the firm's development, client service, business and operations. His areas of practice concentration include business litigation and insurance coverage litigation. Kip was named to Ohio's Superior Lawyers by Law & Politics and Cincinnati magazines (2007 and 2008) and also named to Best Lawyers in America, Commercial Litigation, Woodward/White (2007 and 2008). He serves on the Boards of North Coast Community Homes (past Chairman), American Red Cross Cleveland Chapter, Business Volunteers Unlimited and the Case Western Reserve School of Law.
Gary S. Shamis, CPA M.Acc. has been recognized as one of the most influential people in accounting ten times by Accounting Today. He is Managing Director of SS&G Financial Services, Inc. and consults in the areas of general business, financing, service programs and growth strategy, tax and strategic planning. In addition to his management duties, Gary is a frequent speaker and partner retreat facilitator on the management of professional service organizations. His community leadership positions include Board Chair of Hillel at Kent State University and trustee positons on the boards of the Anti-Defamation League, Jewish Community Federation, Better Business Bureau, Montefiore Home and past Chair of North Coast Community Homes.
Marilyn M. Bedol is a respected leader in the Cleveland community. Marilyn has served on the Board of Trustees of Mt. Sinai Hospital, the Temple Tifereth Israel where she was the first woman president and the Jewish Community Federation where she chaired several committees and served as vice president. Marilyn was also the owner of Office Placements, a company specializing in office support placement. She is now retired, but continues to share her strong leadership skills as a Trustee of North Coast Community Homes, with the Jewish Family Services Association and tutoring in an inner city charter school.
Michael Gavin, Esq. is retired vice president and partner at Mansour Gavin Gerlack & Manos Co., LPA. He also has been affiliated with the Garfield Heights Board of Zoning Appeals, served as Deputy Registrar of Motor Vehicles, Chairman of the Lyndhurst Civil Service Commission, member of the Cuyahoga County Board of Developmental Disabilities and member of the Geauga County Board of Developmental Disabilities.
Mary M. Ogden is a principal partner in The Ogden Post Consulting Group, a business founded on the belief that strong nonprofit organizations providing community based services are critical to creating and sustaining a healthy and vibrant quality of life. She has an MBA from the University of Louisville and is a certified Myers Briggs Typology Indicator instructor. Mary is part of the program staff at the Center for Nonprofit Policy where she supports the Leadership Institute for Organizational Change and teaches a workshop on Outcome Based Organizations. In addition to serving as a Trustee of North Coast Community Homes, she is a member of the United Way Health and Caring Investment Committee.
Charles J. Scheidt, Jr. is past president and ceo of Commerce Exchange Bank in Beachwood, where he was able to turn around an erratic performance by generating an increase in net income and a higher ROI within one year. He now works as an independent financial consultant and assists others in improving their financial performance.
Ed Pavlish, Advisory Council, served as a North Coast Community Homes Trustee for over 10 years, and along with his wife Pat, participated actively in all activities. In 1970 he founded Chemical Solvents and continues today as President. His vision, insight and strong leadership have built the company into one of the strongest and most successful independent chemical distribution companies in the country today. Ed graduated from Ohio State University with a BS degree in Business Administration, Ed is an active golfer and holds membership in several major clubs around the country. In addition, he and Pat have demonstrated their commitment to community life by serving over the years on a wide variety of nonprofit Boards. He and Pat now live on BeauRavine Farm in Waite Hill where they raise race horses. They spend their winters in Vero Beach, Florida. Ed and Pat have three children and are the grandparents of twin girls.
Susan Turben, Ph.D. is head of Turben Development Services Foundation, a Kirtland, Ohio firm providing child development and parenting services for adults and their young children. Susan has developed a national reputation for offering straight-forward, street-wise advice. She is a world traveler, including Russia, China, Italy, Turkey, England, Africa, Scotland and more. Her work with Russian children is extensive. Dr. Turben believes that her wealth of knowledge on infant research should be made available to other parts of the world, saying, "Sharing the knowledge is so important in light of current worldwide events, which prove how vulnerable children are and how small and interwoven the world has become."