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9th Grade: 601 Erieside Ave ® Cleveland, OH  44114

10th Grade: 1975 Noble Rd, East Cleveland, OH  44112

11th & 12th Grade: Rhodes Tower West, 2124 Chester Avenue, Cleveland, OH  44115

FRIENDS OF STEM BOARD MEMBERS

Bob House

Board President

Retired Sr. Labor & Employment Attorney; Sr. Human Resources Manager – GE Lighting

Bob is currently an independent business consultant.  He has over 25 years of experience as a corporate labor and employment attorney, and has an extensive background in all aspects of labor/union relations, labor and employment law.  He is admitted to practice before the U.S. Supreme Court; 1st, 4th, and 6th U.S. Circuit Courts of Appeals; U.S. District Court - Northern District of Ohio; and the Ohio Supreme Court.  Bob also possesses outstanding senior HR leadership experience, including C-suite business partnerships, organization design, change management, key talent acquisition, compensation, performance management, team building, and global business acquisition.  In addition to GE Lighting, he also held legal positions at White Consolidated Industries and Leaseway Transportation Corp. Bob helped create the MC2 STEM High School in 2013.

Matt Albers

Board Member

Partner - Law Firm of Vorys, Sater, Seymour, and Pease

Matt is a partner at the law firm of Vorys, Sater, Seymour and Pease LLP.  Matt advises clients in all areas of health care law, with a special focus on health care mergers and acquisitions activity. He also assist clients in other areas including physician and provider certification, registration, licensure, and accreditation; Medicare and Medicaid billing, coding, documentation, payment, and reimbursement; teaching physician and non-physician practitioner supervision and billing; federal and state fraud and abuse laws and related government investigations; the Health Insurance Portability and Accountability Act (HIPAA); Emergency Medical Treatment and Active Labor Act (EMTALA); and professional disciplinary actions. Matt has significant experience in the areas of clinical device and pharmaceutical research, NIH and industry grant funding, related intellectual property issues and the integration of the clinical and academic components of an academic medical center. Matt earned a B.A. degree in Political Science from The Ohio State University and a Juris Doctor degree from Case Western Reserve University School of Law.

Dave Bevilacqua

Board Member

Global HR Leader, GE Lighting

Experienced Human Resources Lead with a demonstrated history of working in the electrical and electronic manufacturing industry. Skilled in Sales, Management, Leadership, Business Process Improvement, and Succession Planning. Strong program and project management professional with a Bachelor of Business Administration (BBA) focused in Human Resource Management from Kent State University.

Kirsten Ellenbogen

Board Member

President and CEO, Great Lakes Science Center

A widely published science center veteran, Dr. Kirsten Ellenbogen brings more than 25 years of experience to her new role as the third president of Great Lakes Science Center. Dr. Ellenbogen’s energetic leadership during the last two decades has advanced informal STEM education through four grant-funded, national centers. Currently, she is co-principal investigator of the Center for Advancement of Informal Science Education that works in collaboration with the National Science Foundation to strengthen and advance the field of informal STEM education and its infrastructure by providing resources and building community. Her leadership activities at Great Lakes Science Center include the launch of Cleveland Creates, a strategic initiative developed with industry to change the community’s manufacturing narrative through STEM education for diverse middle-school youth and families. Dr. Ellenbogen has worked at five museums during the past two decades and consulted for more than 30. She began her work in museums at the Detroit Science Center in 1987 and has worked as a demonstrator, hall interpreter, exhibit developer, evaluator, and researcher. Her leadership activities for the field include serving as a founding officer of the Informal Learning Environments Research SIG-American Education Research Association, senior chair of the Informal Science Education Strand-National Association for Research in Science Teaching, and training coordinator of the Visitor Studies Group (UK). She has been appointed to Section X of the British Association for the Advancement of Science and to the National Academy of Sciences' committee that produced the volume, Learning Science in Informal Environments. In 2007, she was elected president of the Visitor Studies Association, a national association dedicated to understanding and enhancing learning experiences in informal settings through research, evaluation and dialogue. She was also selected to be a Noyce Leadership Fellow and led a strategic initiative focused on using the museum’s resources to help policy makers use scientific evidence to inform their decisions.

Terrence Robinson

Board Member

Vice President ECEC (Early College Early Career) Pathways, MAGNET

Dr. Terrence Robinson is the Vice-President of Economic Inclusion & Early College Early Career Pathways at MAGNET (Manufacturing Advocacy & Growth Network). In his role, Dr. Robinson, is responsible for implementing and growing the Early College Early Career (ECEC) program across Northeast Ohio, as well as developing economic inclusion strategies in partnership with regional manufacturers.  Prior to joining the team at MAGNET, Dr. Robinson was the Director of Business Development at Cuyahoga Community College (Tri-C) in their Workforce, Community and Economic Development Division (WCED). While at Tri-C, he was the business development lead for the State of Ohio’s Lean Ohio Program, which trained over 200+ public sector employees in process efficiency methodologies and generated over $700K in training revenue. Prior to joining Tri-C, Dr. Robinson was the Strategic Implementation Officer at Cleveland Metropolitan School District (CMSD) where he guided the implementation of CMSD’s historic and groundbreaking Academic Transformation Plan.   Dr. Robinson has focused his career on three main areas: Education, Entrepreneurship and Economic Development. Dr. Robinson earned his Doctorate of Education (Ed.D) in Community College Leadership from The Roueche Graduate Center at National American University. In addition to his doctoral degree, Dr. Robinson also holds two graduate degrees from Weatherhead School of Management at Case Western Reserve University; a Master of Business Administration (MBA) in Strategic Management and a Master of Science (MS) degree in Positive Organizational Development.  Dr. Robinson completed his undergraduate work at the historic and prestigious Morehouse College in Atlanta, Georgia, earning a Bachelor of Arts in Finance

Edward Paparone

Board Members

President, Cleveland Office - Welty Construction Corporation

Ed Paparone is a Construction Management Professional having more than 39 years of experience providing construction management services in Northeast Ohio. Ed is the President of the Cleveland office for Welty Building Company, a large commercial builder. Prior to joining Welty, he worked at Turner Construction.   Ed has been instrumental with implementations of construction projects in the market segments of healthcare, commercial, education, research and manufacturing. His resume includes over 300 construction projects which invested over four billion dollars in Northeast Ohio. He serves on the advisory board of the Auburn Career Center “Architecture & Project Management,” an innovative provider of career and technical education. In addition, Ed is a member of the Northern Ohio Society for Healthcare Engineering (NOSHE) and American Society for Healthcare Engineering (ASHE).  He is a former member of the Healthcare Advisory Board and the Facilities Committee for the Beck Center for the Arts.

Cydney Gillon

Board Member

IT Coordinator, Rustic Pathways

Cydney Gillon is a graduate from Eastern Michigan University where she studied Information Technology and Network Security. Passionate about IT, she now acts as the IT Coordinator for Rustic Pathways and a Coding instructor for United Black Fund of Greater Cleveland and Richmond Heights Schools. Gillon also lends her tech background to her own business, Technology in Color, which focuses on providing educational and peer support to young women of color as well as pushing the importance of a life and career in Technology. In addition to the many jobs Cydney enjoys, she is an avid music and television fan, using reality shows to unwind and relax. Her interests also include Cyber Security topics, natural hair and makeup tutorials, and reading.

Clare Grehofsky

Board Member

Clare Grehofsky is the Director of Lean Enterprise at Steris.  She is responsible for driving the lean transformation across the STERIS Healthcare Division.  Prior to joining Steris, Clare served in a variety of senior leadership roles at Danaher, most recently as their Global Director for the Test and Measurement division.  In that role, Clare led the calibration and repair division for Danaher's multi-vendor service organization.  Prior to that position, Clare held roles in general management, operations, engineering, and new product development for Danaher in both their Instruments and Medical divisions.  Clare holds a BS in Physics from CSU and MS in Physics from John Carroll University.

Brandon House

Board Member

Brandon House is a Senior Manager in the Advisory Services practice of Ernst and Young. He has over 12 years of experience assisting clients with a wide range of complex IT and business issues related to compliance and risk management, including: information technology general control reviews, information risk and compliance, IT security assessments, and service organization control (SOC) reporting engagements.  Brandon manages numerous teams of audit professionals in assessing the design and effectiveness of control activities in connection with the requirements of Section 404 of the Sarbanes-Oxley Act of 2002 and service organization reporting (SOCR). Brandon is a CPA certified in Ohio and a Certified Information Privacy Professional in the United States. He earned a Bachelor of Business Administration Degree and a Masters of Accountancy from the University of Michigan.

Dr. Debbie Jackson

Board Member

Faculty Fellow, MC2STEM High School; Director, STEM Education Center at CSU; Associate Professor, Teacher Education, Cleveland State University

Dr. Debbie K. Jackson is an associate professor in the College of Education and Human Services at Cleveland State University. Dr. Jackson taught chemistry, physics, and physical science in two different high schools before joining the faculty at CSU in 2004. Dr. Jackson has extensive experience in curriculum redesign within the teachereducation programs and in STEM education. She is currently serving as Program Coordinator for Adolescent/Young Adult (AYA) and K-12 Foreign Language teacher licensure programs and teaches and supervises students in the AYA program for mathematics and science teachers. Dr. Jackson also is a co-principal investigator for several grants related to STEM education, teacher preparation, project-based instruction and computer science education. Dr. Jackson serves as the Network leader for the Metropolitan Cleveland Consortium for STEM Regional Ohio STEM Learning Network Hub and Co-Director of the Center for Innovation in STEM Education.

Brian Kubit

Board Member

Brian Kubit is currently Investment Director of Operations at the Cleveland Clinic Investment Office.  He has been in that role since 2017 and is responsible for investment data, dashboard reporting, and automating operational processes.   Prior to joining the Cleveland Clinic, Brian spent several years across a couple different departments at PNC Bank, a large regional financial institution.  His most recent role at PNC time was running sales reporting, sales incentive, and client data and analytics within the Treasury Management division of the Corporate & Institutional Bank.  Prior to PNC, Brian founded echoTIME software, a company focused on creating web applications for creative industries.  He has a Bachelor’s degree in Physics and a Masters of Engineering Management both from Case Western Reserve University.  In addition, Brian received his FRM certification in 2008.  In his free time Brian enjoys being outdoors, especially playing soccer, trail running, and skiing.  He also enjoys learning about the latest technology and how best to use it to his advantage.  Most of all, Brian loves spending time with this wife and two children.

David Levine

Board Member

President, Wireless Environment, LLC

David is an experienced founder and leader of start-up companies in the hardware and lighting spaces. He has a strong history of successful new product development and new category development. Sales accomplishments include mass retail, e-tail and to OEM's. David is currently leading a growing company in the LED space with an aggressive patent program and a disruptive technology around off-grid lighting capabilities. Strong fund-raiser, financial manager and licensing leader. True believer in bootstrapping in building a strong company. Specialties: New product development, selling into mass retail, e-tail and catalogs, start-up financing, LED lighting, back-up power for lighting, sales and marketing.

Feowyn Mackinnon

Head of School

Head of School, MC2 STEM High School

Feowyn is currently the Head of School at MC2 STEM High School, a STEM, Project-Based, Mastery Learning environment that is a part of the Cleveland Metropolitan School District. Feowyn began her education career as part of the prestigious New York City Teaching Fellows program, teaching English at Archimedes Academy for Science, Technology & Math in the Bronx while simultaneously earning her M.S in English Education at Fordham University. At the completion of the program, Fe returned to Cleveland so she could teach in the district she, herself attended. She has worked at MC2 STEM High School and the Cleveland School of the Arts in both teaching and administration & leadership roles. Throughout her time in Cleveland, she has maintained an active involvement with the Ohio STEM community, working as a consultant with the Great Lakes Science Center, Center for Innovation in STEM Education (CISE), as well as the Teaching Institute for Excellence in STEM (TIES).

Dr. Jeff McClellan

Board Member

Director, STARTSOLE

When Jeff left Lima City Schools to become the Founding Head of MC2 STEM High School in Cleveland, he committed himself not only to serving one of the nation’s most underserved populations of students, but also to opening the large urban school district’s first innovative, project-based STEM High School. Dr. McClellan has stretched the boundaries of STEM education in the 21st Century. MC2 STEM high school spans the city of Cleveland, with 9th-grade classrooms at the Great Lakes Science Center and 10th graders on GE’s Nela Park Campus, making it the nation’s only high school on the headquarters campus of a Fortune 500 company. 11th and 12th-graders attend school on the campus of Cleveland State University. Students at MC2 STEM High School participate in a year round, project based curriculum that is supported by many members of the professional STEM Community of Greater Cleveland. This experience prepares the students for internships within the Greater Cleveland Community and participation in college classes before they graduate from high school. MC2 STEM High School is noted as the first High School in the United States to house an M.I.T. FAB Lab.

Janice (Jan) Morrison

Board Member

President and CEO, TIES

Jan Morrison is the President and CEO of the Teaching Institute for Excellence in STEM (TIES) and its 501(C3), Envision Excellence in STEM and has served as the Senior Consultant for College Ready STEM Education as well as Post-secondary Success for the Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation, Battelle Memorial Institute, Carnegie Corporation of New York, Innovate to Educate, S.D. Bechtel, Jr. Foundation, Senior STEM Education Consultant for the Ohio STEM Learning Network, and currently serves as an advisor with the White House and Department of Education. Currently, Jan and TIES serve as the designer for the National STEM Funders Network, a collaboration of more than twenty-eight STEM funders seeking to fund STEM for the USA with greater return on their investment and therefore for the nation's students. Jan and TIES are co-designers of the STEM Learning Ecosystem Initiative of the STEM Funders Network and run its National Community of Practice. Jan consults with MIT Center of Bits and Atoms, The Woodrow Wilson Foundation, Chevron, Siemens America, NASA, Clinton Global Initiative, Virginia Tech, North Carolina New Schools Project, many state governments seeking to create statewide STEM networks, and many more STEM institutions.

Lorraine Vega

KeyBank Foundation

Lorraine Vega is Senior Vice President and Senior Program Officer for KeyBank Foundation. Ms. Vega manages an active $27 million grant portfolio, primarily focused on corporate grants related to education, civic and health and human services programs. Lorraine also oversees an additional $4 million in grantmaking for KeyBank Foundation in Key’s Pacific Northwest and Rocky Mountain regions.

Rochelle Schiffbauer

Executive Assistant, Friends of STEM Board

Lauren Gliha

BVU Support

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