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.
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.
Community Program Staff
Sandra Buckner, AmeriCorps NEO Skill Corps Manager
Patricia Gray, AmeriCorps NEO Skill Corps Service Member
Mary Kauffman, Magic Johnson Community Empowerment Center Manager
Grace Wright, Community Resource Manager
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
Major Gifts Officer, Cleveland Museum of Natural History
Manager, Production Art Services
Founder, Lead Pastor Forward Church
Sean Brady, CPA
Sr. Associate, Corrigan Krause
Zoe Breen Wood, Ph.D., MSW
Assistant Professor, Case Western Reserve University
Engineering Manager, Arconic
Judge, Rocky River Municipal Court
Senior Underwriter I, Business Banking, PNC Bank
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
Sales & Marketing Manager, NPA Coatings, Inc.
Bailiff, Cuyahoga County Juvenile Court