Leadership Team

University Settlement employs 28 full-time staff members and 5 part-time employees to implement its nine programs. Approximately 1,000 volunteers per year support the efforts of the staff to accomplish all of the work that needs to be completed. 


Earl Pike - Executive Director


Earl began working as University Settlement's Executive Director in January, 2018. Prior to this he worked as a consultant to many local and national nonprofits, and spent over 10 years as the CEO of the AIDS Taskforce of Greater Cleveland. Earl specializes in strategic planning, fundraising, grant writing, advocacy/public policy, and change management. He is also an experiences NIH researcher in the area of health disparities, and teaches a class at John Carroll University on Strategic Planning and Nonprofit Strategy.



Youth Program Staff

Kelly McConnell, Educational Manager
Malinda Bailey-Simon, Education Coordinator
Kim Corrigan, Grade Level Reading Specialist
Rozella Russell, Youth Support Specialist (Elementary School) 
Michael Copeland, Mound STEM School Site Coordinator
Della Thompson, Fullerton School Site Coordinator

Rhiannon Muchowski, Youth Support Specialist


Senior Program Staff


Allison Woods, Adult Wellness Program Manager
Joyce Kinney, Adult Wellness Activities Coordinator


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. 


Administrative Staff

Jalene Pardon, Finance Manager
Kaitlin Armocida, Development Manager

Sara Amato, Development Coordinator


Family Program Staff

Karla Trammell, Systems of Care Manager
Marilyn Perkins, Family Resource Coordinator
Frederick Knuckles, Building Strong Families Manager
Lillie Dozier, Building Strong Families Program Coordinator
MaciAnn Balduff, Strengthening Families Support Specialist
Brendan Woodburn, Housing Manager


Seronica Powell - Director of Operations and                                    Human Resources

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.



Meet our Board


Jeanne Mattern, Board President

Jeanne is the Director, Performance Improvement & Outcomes at Jewish Family Service Association of Cleveland. She was elected Chair of the Board of Directors in December 2016.  


Dr. Mattern received a Ph.D. in medical sociology from Case Western Reserve University, and is a licensed social worker. She is also a member of the Healthcare Information and Management Systems Society (HIMSS).


Dr. Mattern volunteers a lot of her time to making a difference in Cleveland, through her passion and leadership role at University Settlement.  As an experienced researcher, university professor and published author, Dr.  Mattern provides her expertise in the transformative work taking place in Broadway-Slavic Village. 


Jeanne Mattern, PhD, MA, LSW, Board President
Corporate Compliance Officer (CCO)

Dir., Performance Improvement & Outcomes
Privacy Official & Client Rights Officer
Jewish Family Service Association of Cleveland


John Kocsis, Vice President
Director - HR Functional Excellence at Swagelok


Anna Maria Motta, Secretary
Chief Information Officer, Third Federal Savings & Loan


Sean Kilbane, CPA, MBA, Treasurer
Senior Director, BDO


Rebecca Bash

Major Gifts Officer, Cleveland Museum of Natural History


Quovada Bass  
Manager, Production Art Services


Jeff Bodziony
Founder, Lead Pastor Forward Church


Sean Brady, CPA
Sr. Associate, Corrigan Krause  


Zoe Breen Wood, Ph.D., MSW
Assistant Professor, Case Western Reserve University


Steve Dominish
Engineering Manager, Arconic


Brian Hagan

Judge, Rocky River Municipal Court


Martin Hale 
Senior Underwriter I, Business Banking, PNC Bank  


Brian King
IT Systems Engineer Sr., Progressive


Brandon Morris, CPA

Manager, Assurance at BDO, USA LLP


Cheryl O’Malley, DNP MSN, BSN, BA
VP Medical-Surgical Services, University Hospitals


John Rutledge
Sales & Marketing Manager, NPA Coatings, Inc.


Tony Williams

Bailiff, Cuyahoga County Juvenile Court