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Summit, Portage, and Medina Counties Chapter

Summit, Portage, and Medina Counties Chapter
Serving Summit, Portage, and Medina Counties
501 West Market St.
Akron, OH 44303

Medina County Office
120 West Washington St.
Suite B-2
Medina, OH 44256


Cleveland - Leadership

Rachel Telegdy - Executive Director

Rachel Telegdy

Phone: 330-535-2350

Rachel has shaped a career of service at local and regional nonprofits in many program, fundraising, executive and leadership levels. Her resume includes over 15 years of executive planning, management, direct fundraising, board development, strategy and nonprofit development including major gifts, direct marketing, capital campaigns and annual giving. In 2015 she was received multiple awards recognizing her dynamic leadership and community service including: Akron Chamber’s 30 for the Future Award recognizing young professionals in the Greater Akron Region, who are trendsetters in their industries, and who make an impact on the region through dynamic leadership and community service; Crane’s 40 Under 40 Award, honoring individuals for their professional success and civic contributions; and Leadership Akron’s New Community Leaders recognition. Prior to her career at the American Red Cross she held the position of Director of Development at the Community Heal th Center in Akron. She also served as Development Manager of Goodwill Industries, Annual Campaign Director of the Akron Area YMCA and Director of Special Events and Community Director for the March of Dimes. As a graduate of the University of Akron, she has become deeply engaged in the community generating countless dollars to further strengthen the community in which we live.

Chrissy Gashash
Administrative Assistant
Phone: 330-535- 2312

Jill Patterson
Major Gift Officer
Phone: 330-535-2348

Debbie Chitester, LSW
Disaster Program Manager
Phone: 330-535-2358
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Gail Wernick
Regional Volunteer Services Officer
Phone: 216-431-3370

Jessica Tischler
Regional Director Service to the Armed Forces & International Services Programs
Phone: 216-426-7525

Mary Williams
Regional Communications Officer
Phone: 330-203-5084

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Board of Directors

A board of directors, representing a diverse range of business and community leaders, governs the Summit, Portage, and Medina Counties Chapter.
Joseph M. Bilinovich
Senior Vice President, Market Team Leader
Westfield Bank

Charles Brown
Deputy Mayor of Public Safety
City of Akron

Rick Burke
Brennan, Manna and Diamond

June Carr
Deputy Director of Employee Benefits
County of Summit

Kimberly Cole
Vice President, Development
Executive Director University of Akron Foundation

Carrie Fanelly
Director, Customer Service
Dominion East Ohio Gas

Steve Ferris
Government & Public Affairs Director
Discount Drug Mart

David Fiser
Vice President & Chief Information Officer
Cleveland Clinic Akron General

Stephen Hendricks
Market President
S&T Bank

Christopher Huryn
Brouse McDowell

Dave Jacobsen
Vice President of North American Real Estate
Signet Jewelers

Cindy Johnson
Partner, Public Finance
Bober Markey Fedorovich

Kim Kline
Manager, Business Analysis
Fed Ex Custom Critical

Patrick Kunklier
Public Relations Senior Account Manager
Hitchcock Fleming & Associates

Kimberly Marshall
Economic Development Director
City of Medina

Jack McCabe
Vice President, Utility Operations
Davey Resource Group

Murphy Montler
Director of Local Affairs Ohio & West Virginia

Mark A. Mosley
Senior Vice President, Regional Manager
Huntington Trust

Tammy O'Brien
Summit County Court of Common Pleas

Ann Otto
The Otto HR Group, Inc.
(Retired) Associate Vice President, NEOMED

Alan Papa
Chief Operating Officer
Cleveland Clinic Akron General

Ronald Paydo
Community President, Medina

Todd Peetz
Portage County Regional Planning Commission

Jim Pianalto
Project Manager
The Ruhlin Company

Harun Rashid
VP of IS & Chief Information Officer
Akron Children’s Hospital

Jim Redmond
Wealth Impact Advisors

Beth Reho
Cohen & Company

John L. Reyes
Buckingham, Doolittle & Burroughs

Jason Roche
Market Development Director

Mona Sarkar
Senior Vice President, Financial Advisor
The Haws Falasco Group, Robert W. Baird & Co.

Eric Shaffer
Senior Vice President, Global Commercial Bank
Bank of America Merrill Lynch

Michele Siudak
Vice President of Operations and Information Technology
Coleman Professional Services

Ellen Smith, FACHE
Vice President, Business Development & Access
Summa Health

Patrick Stobb
Vice President, Finance & Global Operations
Goodyear Tire & Rubber Co.

Kevin O. Thompson
Regional President
PNC Bank

Laura Wallerstein
Associate, Real Estate
Roetzel & Andress

Mark Wernig
Community Volunteer

Pam Williams
Community Volunteer

Susan Wilson Cordle
Vice President of Operations
Rubber City Radio Group

John Wray
Vice President, Administration and Finance

Honorary Lifetime Member
Mark Auburn
(Retired) The University of Akron