Staff

Directors

Derrick

Derrick Fulton, Executive Director

Derrick was named Executive Director in early 2012. Mr. Fulton brings to the Settlement more than
sixteen years of leadership experience in the fields of Education and Human Services. He was most
recently a Transformation Specialist with the Ohio Department of Education. Derrick is a graduate
of Bluffton University with a BA in Sociology. He holds a master’s degree in Human Services
Management from Franklin University.

Patty Gullian, Director of Program Services

Patty has dedicated more than 30 years to University Settlement and currently serves as Director
of Program Services. She holds a bachelor’s degree in Social Work and Psychology from Cleveland
State University and is a licensed social worker. Patty began her career in the nonprofit sector
at what is now known at the Boys & Girls Club of Cleveland.

Seronica Powell, Director of Operations

Seronica joined the Settlement in October 2007 and currently serves as the Director of Operations.
She brings over 15 years of experience working in nonprofit. She previously worked at Goodrich
Gannett and Greater Cleveland Neighborhood Center Associations. She received a bachelor’s degree in Operations Management and Business Statistics from Cleveland State University and a MBA from the University of Phoenix.

Administrative Staff

Jalene Pardon, Finance Manager

Bob Elsas, Development Manager
Katie Dager, Development Coordinator

Program Staff

Kelly McConnell, Educational Manager
Malinda Bailey-Simon, Education Coordinator
Kim Corrigan, Grade Level Reading Specialist
Heidi Mell, Grade Level Reading Specialist
Rozella Russell, Youth Support Specialist (Elementary School)
Open Position, Youth Support Specialist (Elementary School)
Jada Harris, Youth Support Specialist (Middle School)
Randy Muchowski, Youth Support Specialist (High School)
Kern Peale, Youth Van Driver

Grace Wright, Community Resource Manager
Lavere Jennings, Hunger Center Coordinator

Brendan Woodburn, Housing Manager
Lavada Black, Family Support Specialist

Sandra Buckner, AmeriCorps NEO Skill Corps Manager
Chrishawndra Matthews, AmeriCorps NEO Skill Corps Service Member
Patricia Gray, AmeriCorps NEO Skill Corps Service Member

Ron Bridges, Adult Wellness Manager
Richard Ellis, Adult Wellness Program Assistant
Joyce Kinney, Adult Wellness Activities Coordinator

Sharese Ryan Systems of Care Manager
Sonja Whisenant, Wraparound Specialist
Tonia Small, Wraparound Specialist
Marilyn Perkins, Family Resource Coordinator

Frederick Knuckles, Building Strong Families Manager
Kathy Harris, Building Strong Families Program Coordinator
Lillie Dozier, Strengthening Families Support Specialist

Angela Wilson, Mound School Site Coordinator

Sharra Wimberly, Fullerton School Site Coordinator

Mary Kauffman, Magic Johnson Community Empowerment Center Manager

Della Thompson, School Readiness Coordinator