Our Volunteers

Minds Matter of Cleveland is managed exclusively by volunteers. Our team is comprised of 195 young professionals who represent 50 different companies in Northeast Ohio, including The Sherwin-Williams Company, KeyBank, Rosetta, PNC, Ernst & Young and many more.

Fifteen of our volunteers received awards from President Barack Obama. Cumulatively, our teammates spent more than 16,000 hours volunteering last year.

Executive Team

Chad Arthur Hartup – President – UBS Financial Services, Inc.

Justin Dailey – Executive Vice President – PNC

Valerie Sadid – Chair, Operations Committee & Vice President of Events – Rosetta

Dolores “Lola” Garcia Prignitz – Chair, Programs Committee – Jones Day

Brent Shelley – Dean of Academics – Benesch Law

Allison Kolodziej – Volunteers – Falls Communications

Matthew Gerlach – Finance – FirstMerit Bank

Margie Stahl – Marketing – Rosetta

Lauren Trego – Technology & Brand Planning – Rosetta

Aaron O’Brien – Student Affairs – Baker Hostetler

Matthew Koepke – Summer Programs – KeyBank

Giraud Payen – Alumni Affairs – KeyBank

Ashish Galhotra – Risk Management – The Sherwin-Williams Company

Jesse Hernandez – Admissions – Cuyahoga Arts & Culture

Meredith Shoop – Associate Dean of Academics – Littler Mendelson

Nina Dale – Administrative Assistant

Board Members

Sam Gerace – Chair – Veritix

Phil Bessler — Director — Baldwin-Wallace College

Justin Dailey — Treasurer — PNC

Robert Falls — Director — Falls Communications

Joe Hatina — Legal Counsel – Jones Day

Peter Kelly — Director — Baldwin-Wallace College

Joe Prada — Director — Meyer Distributing Companyr

Victor Ruiz — Director — Esperanza

Dolores “Lola” Garcia Prignitz — Secretary — Jones Day

Rickey Shyne — Director — NASA

Suzanne Trihas — Director — Metro Health Hospital

Derran Wimer — Director — Berea City School District

Joel Baxter — Director — The Sherwin-Williams Company

Jon Briggs — Committee Member — KeyBank

Ex-Officio Board Members

Michael Lagoni – Founder – WBC Group