U.S. Team

 
 

Our Leadership Team

PATTY GULLIAN

PATTY GULLIAN

INTERIM EXECUTIVE DIRECTOR / 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

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.

 

Our Staff

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. 

 

ADMINISTRATIVE STAFF

Jalene Pardon, Finance Manager
Kaitlin Armocida, Development Coordinator
 

PROGRAM STAFF

Youth

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
Sharra Wimberly, Fullerton School Site Coordinator
Della Thompson, School Readiness Coordinator
Kern Peale, Youth Support Specialist – Floater

 

Families

Sharese Ryan, Systems of Care Manager
Phylene Thomas, 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
Brendan Woodburn, Housing Manager
Lavada Black, Family Support Specialist

 

Seniors

Ron Bridges, Adult Wellness Manager
Joyce Kinney, Adult Wellness Activities Coordinator

 

Community at Large

Sandra Buckner, AmeriCorps NEO Skill Corps Manager
Chrishawndra Matthews, AmeriCorps NEO Skill Corps Service Member
Patricia Gray, AmeriCorps NEO Skill Corps Service Member
Mary Kauffman, Magic Johnson Community Empowerment Center Manager
Grace Wright, Community Resource Manager

 

 


 

Our Board

Jeanne Mattern, PhD, Board President
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

 

Peter Lawson
Patient Experience Data Analyst, MetroHealth Medical System

 

Mark Melvin
Owner, Pompili Precast Concrete

 

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

 

Meet our Board President

Jeanne Mattern

Jeanne Mattern

 

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.