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Board of Directors

The Board of Directors is the primary governing body of Cleveland Clinic. The Directors are responsible for Cleveland Clinic’s operations and affairs. The Board of Directors is also responsible for ensuring that Cleveland Clinic is organized, and at all times operated, consistent with its charitable mission and its status as an Ohio nonprofit corporation and tax-exempt charitable organization.

Currently, there are 23 members of the Board of Directors. The Board is comprised of dedicated community leaders who are selected on the basis of their expertise and experience in a variety of areas beneficial to the Cleveland Clinic Health System. Board members serve as volunteers and are not compensated for their services. The Board also includes three physicians who are members of Cleveland Clinic’s Professional Staff.

The Directors of Cleveland Clinic include:

Robert E. Rich, Jr.

Chairman - Rich Products Corporation

Mr. Rich is Chairman of Rich Products Corporation, the largest family-owned frozen foods manufacturer in the United States and based in Buffalo, New York. Mr. Rich is also Chairman of Bison Baseball, Inc., (the AAA affiliate of the New York Mets), the Northwest Arkansas Naturals (the AA affiliate of the Kansas City Royals), and Jamestown Baseball, Inc. He is the Vice Chairman of the Board of Trustees of the International Game Fish Association. He is also on the Trustees Council of the University of Rochester, as well as a Director of Students in Free Enterprise, 100 Club of Buffalo, Inc., Boys and Girls Club of Western New York, International League of Professional Baseball, Police Athletic League, and the Chaplin Corporation. He is also a member of the Cystic Fibrosis Foundation Leadership Council and the Outdoor Writers Association of America. Mr. Rich graduated from Williams College with a B.A. in 1963 and from the University of Rochester with an MBA (with honors) in 1969. Mr. Rich served in the United States National Guard from 1963 to 1969 and was a member of the Army Reserve Officer School Staff.

Cleveland Clinic - Director, Chair of the Board

First Elected to Cleveland Clinic Board in 2002

Board Committees: Compensation; Conflict of Interest and Managing Innovations; Governance

Business Relationships with Cleveland Clinic: Rich Products Corporation owns The Travel Team, Inc. with which Cleveland Clinic has a business relationship related to medical evacuation and expedited travel services. Mr. Rich has no involvement with the negotiation or provision of such services.

Joseph M. Scaminace

Chairman, President and Chief Executive Officer – OM Group, Inc.

Mr. Scaminace is Chairman, President and Chief Executive Officer of the OM Group, Inc. OM Group is based in Cleveland, Ohio and is a leading producer of specialty materials used in many end-use products, such as rechargeable batteries, memory discs, oil refining, and other environmentally sensitive applications. The company is also a leading producer of electronic chemicals used in the production of electronic components such as semi-conductors

Prior to joining OM Group, Mr. Scaminace was the President and Chief Operating Officer of The Sherwin-Williams Company.

Mr. Scaminace is also a member of the Finance Council of the Diocese of Cleveland. He is also on the Board of Directors of The Parker Hannifin Corporation and The Boler Company of Chicago, Illinois.

Mr. Scaminace taught in the MBA program at Wheeling College in West Virginia and received his MBA from Case Western Reserve in 1980. He received his BS degree in Business Economics, Summa Cum Laude, from The University of Dayton in 1975.

Cleveland Clinic – Director, Vice Chair of the Board

First Elected to Cleveland Clinic Board in 1996

Board Committees: Compensation (Chair); Conflict of Interest and Managing Innovations (Chair); Governance

Business Relationships with Cleveland Clinic: Cleveland Clinic purchases various services from Cintas Corp. Mr. Scaminace has no involvement in the negotiation or provision of such services.

Cleveland Clinic and Parker Hannifin are parties to a collaboration agreement. Mr. Scaminace had no involvement in the negotiation of that agreement and has no involvement in the interactions of the parties under that agreement.

Patrick V. Auletta

President Emeritus – KeyBank, N.A.

Mr. Auletta is President Emeritus of KeyBank, National Association. He held several executive management positions with the former Society Corporation and its successor company Key Corporation. Mr. Auletta concluded a successful career spanning 36 years within the financial services industry, retiring in November 2007.

Active in the Cleveland community, Mr. Auletta is a Trustee at The Catholic Diocese of Cleveland Foundation. He also served as a Director at John Carroll University for fifteen years (retiring in May 2012), where he chaired a successful $125 million Capital Campaign. He is a founding member of the Catholic Lay Leadership Council. Mr. Auletta also serves on the Board of Directors of Park Ohio Industries, a publicly held company listed on the NASDAQ, and several privately held companies in Northeast Ohio.

Mr. Auletta received a B.S/B.A. from John Carroll University in 1972.

Cleveland Clinic - Director

First Elected to Cleveland Clinic Board in 1998

Board Committees: Finance (Chair); Investment Subcommittee (Chair)

Business Relationships with Cleveland Clinic: Along with several other financial institutions, KeyBank provides banking and similar services from time to time to Cleveland Clinic at negotiated market rates. Mr. Auletta has no involvement in the negotiation or provision of such services.

Delos Cosgrove, MD

Department – Executive Board Office

Cleveland Clinic - Chief Executive Officer and President

Umberto Fedeli

President and Chief Executive Officer - The Fedeli Group

Umberto Fedeli is President and CEO of The Fedeli Group, a risk management, insurance and employee benefit consulting and brokerage firm.

He is an honorary member of the Cleveland Catholic Diocese, and is currently Chairman of the Northern Ohio Italian American Foundation, a charitable organization that he helped establish in 1995. He is also a member of Legatus and founder of the Cleveland Chapter and was formerly on the International Board of Directors. He is currently an active member of the World Presidents’ Organization and The 50 Club. He was on the Board of Directors of Park View Federal Savings Bank which was recently sold and formerly on the Board of Trustees of John Carroll University.

Umberto is very active in a number of civic, charitable and political arenas as well as an active investor in a number of private and public companies.

Mr. Fedeli is a graduate of John Carroll University.

Cleveland Clinic – Director

First Elected to Cleveland Clinic Board in 2000

Board Committees: Government and Community Relations (Chair)

Business Relationships with Cleveland Clinic: Mr. Fedeli is a shareholder of CareWorks, a managed care organization. Cleveland Clinic, through a third party administrator, uses the services of one of CareWorks subsidiaries, VocWorks, for nurse case management claims. Mr. Fedeli was not involved with the selection of VocWorks as a service provider to Cleveland Clinic and was not involved in the negotiation process.

Joseph Hahn, MD

Department – Professional Staff Affairs Office

Cleveland Clinic - Chief of Staff

Carole F. Hoover

President and Chief Executive Officer – HooverMilstein

Ms. Hoover is President and Chief Executive Officer of HooverMilstein, a partnership formed in 1999 between Carole F. Hoover and Howard P. Milstein of New York City to provide financial services and real estate development. Prior to establishing HooverMilstein, Ms. Hoover was President and Chief Executive Officer of the Greater Cleveland Growth Association.

Ms. Hoover is also Chairman and Chief of HWH, LLC and a member of the Board of Directors of Emigrant Capital in New York.

Cleveland Clinic – Director

First elected to Cleveland Clinic Board in 2007

Board Committees: Government and Community Relations; Safety, Quality and Patient Experience

J. Stephen Jones MD

Chair, Department of Regional Urology
Glickman Urological & Kidney Institute

Professor of Surgery (Urology), Cleveland Clinic Lerner College of Medicine
Case Western Reserve University

Norma Lerner

Chair and President – The Lerner Foundation

Mrs. Lerner married Alfred Lerner, former Chairman and Chief Executive Officer of MBNA Corporation, and former Owner and Chairman of the Cleveland Browns, in 1955. They were married 47 years before his passing in 2002.

In addition to her role as Director of the Cleveland Clinic, Mrs. Lerner is the Co-Founder of the Lerner Research Institute, Founder of the Cleveland Clinic Lerner School of Medicine at Case Western Reserve University, Honorary Chair of the Cleveland Clinic Digestive Disease Center Leadership Board and Honorary Member of the Cleveland Clinic Brain Tumor Institute Leadership Board.

Mrs. Lerner is the Honorary Chair of the Board of Directors of the Musical Arts Association (Cleveland Orchestra) and a Founding Member of the Marine Corps Heritage Museum. In April 2006, Mrs. Lerner was appointed by President George W. Bush as a Member of the United States Holocaust Memorial Council, to a five-year term that expired in January 2011. In 2007, Mrs. Lerner was also selected to serve on the United States Holocaust Memorial Council Executive Committee.

Cleveland Clinic – Director

First Elected to Cleveland Clinic Board in 2003

Board Committees: Philanthropy; Research and Education

William E. MacDonald, III

Retired Vice Chairman – National City Corporation

William E. MacDonald, III retired as Vice Chairman and a member of the Office of the Chairman of National City Corporation on December 31, 2006. He was responsible for National City’s seven states regional and its national Corporate Banking businesses, Credit Administration, Capital Markets and Wealth Management.

He is a member of the Board of Directors of Lincoln Electric Holdings, Inc. and American Greetings Corporation. He is a Past Chairman of The Greater Cleveland Growth Association, The Consumer Bankers Association and Member of the Financial Services Roundtable. He is also a Trustee Emeritus of ideastream (WVIZ/PBS and WCPN/Radio) and a Life Trustee of The Diversity Center.

Mr. MacDonald earned a bachelor’s degree from Trinity College in 1968 and Master of Business Administration from the Weatherhead School of Management at Case Western Reserve University in 1974.

Cleveland Clinic – Director

First Elected to Cleveland Clinic Board in 1997

Board Committees: Audit (Chair); Compensation; Conflict of Interest and Managing Innovations; Finance; Governance

Pamela Miller

Chair, Medina Hospital Board of Trustees

Pamela Miller has been a Medina Hospital Board member for 25 years, serving as Chair since 2009. She is a graduate of Northwestern University. A Medina resident for 37 years, she retired in 2013 from her business of 23 years, Gramercy Gallery, Inc. Previously, she spent nearly 20 years with WDBN-FM.

She served in elected positions as a Medina City Councilwoman At-Large and President of Council, and prior to that, on the Medina City School Board. The former Chair of the Medina County Democratic Party, she is currently Chair of the Medina County Board of Elections.

Active for many years in numerous community organizations, Miller was honored with Leadership Medina County’s Excellence in Public Service Leadership Award in 2012.

Cleveland Clinic – Director

First Elected to Cleveland Clinic Board in 2009

Board Committees: Government and Community Relations

Samuel H. Miller

Co-Chairman Emeritus of the Board – Forest City Enterprises, Inc.

Mr. Miller is Co-Chairman Emeritus of the Board of Forest City Enterprises, Inc., a commercial and residential real estate company based in Cleveland, Ohio, where he has worked since 1947.

Among his many community activities, Mr. Miller is a member of the Greater Cleveland Roundtable, Co-Chairman of the Board of Trustees of Medical Mutual of Ohio and is a member of the Board of Trustees of each of John Carroll University, Baldwin Wallace College, Notre Dame College, the Jewish National Fund, WVIZ ideastream, the Police Memorial Board, and The Catholic Diocese of Cleveland Foundation. He is also an Honorary Trustee of Case Western University, a Lifetime Honorary Trustee of the National Conference of Christians and Jews, an Honorary Lifetime Member of the Board of Trustees of the Jewish Community Federation of Cleveland and Past Chairman of the Cleveland Jewish Welfare Fund.

Mr. Miller graduated from Case Western Reserve University with a B.A. in 1941 and from the Harvard Business School with an MBA in 1943. He served in the United States Navy from 1942 to 1946.

Cleveland Clinic – Director

First Elected to Cleveland Clinic Board in 1991

Board Committees: Government and Community Relations

Business Relationships with Cleveland Clinic: Along with several other managed care organizations, Medical Mutual of Ohio, a tax-exempt organization, does business with Cleveland Clinic at negotiated market rates. Mr. Miller has no involvement in the negotiation or provision of such services.

Beth E. Mooney

Chairman and Chief Executive Officer – KeyCorp

Ms. Mooney is the Chairman and Chief Executive Officer of KeyCorp. She joined Key in April 2006 and has over 30 years of experience in the financial services industry, including in retail banking, commercial lending and real estate financing. Prior to joining KeyCorp, her most recent position was as Senior Executive Vice President and Chief Financial Officer for Alabama-based AmSouth Bancorporation (now Regions Financial Corporation).

Ms. Mooney is a member of the Board of Directors of AT&T. She serves as a Trustee of the boards of The Cleveland Orchestra, United Way of Greater Cleveland, and the Greater Cleveland Partnership. She is a member of The Financial Services Roundtable and Leadership Cleveland Class of 2007. Ms. Mooney graduated from the University of Texas in 1977, and received her M.B.A. degree from Southern Methodist University in 1983.

Cleveland Clinic – Director

First Elected to Cleveland Clinic Board in 2006

Board Committees: Governance (Chair)

Business Relationships with Cleveland Clinic: Along with several other financial institutions, Key provides banking and similar services from time to time to Cleveland Clinic based at negotiated market rates. Ms. Mooney does not participate in the negotiation or provision of such services.

Mario Morino

Chairman Morino Institute

Mario M. Morino serves as Chairman of Venture Philanthropy Partners, a philanthropic investment organization that works to improve the lives and boost the opportunities of children of low-income families in the National Capital Region. Mr. Morino serves as Chairman of The Morino Institute and Morino Ventures, LLC. Mr. Morino also serves as the founding chair of Venture Philanthropy Partners, a philanthropic investment organization that works to improve the lives and boost the opportunities of children of low-income families in the National Capital Region.

Prior to establishing the Morino Institute, Mr. Morino enjoyed a 30-year career in the information technology industry. Mr. Morino serves as an advisor to General Atlantic, LLC; a member of the advisory board of the Harvard Business School Social Enterprise Institute; an honorary trustee of The Brookings Institution; an Emeritus Trustee of Case Western Reserve University; and on the boards of the Lawrence School and Saint Joseph Academy. Mr. Morino received his B.B.A. from Case Western Reserve University in 1967.

Cleveland Clinic – Director

First Elected to Cleveland Clinic Board in 2005

Board Committees: Conflict of Interest and Managing Innovations (Vice Chair); Governance; Government and Community Relations; Safety, Quality and Patient Experience

Frederick R. Nance

Regional Managing Partner – Squire Sanders (US) LLP

Frederick R. Nance serves as Regional Managing Partner of Squire Sanders (US) LLP operating out of the Cleveland office. From 1991 through 2001, Mr. Nance served as the primary outside counsel to the City of Cleveland and former Cleveland Mayor Michael White in a variety of impactful initiatives and development projects. Mr. Nance is a member of the Executive Committees of the Greater Cleveland Partnership and the Ohio Business Roundtable and is the Chairman of the Executive Committee of the 50 Club of Cleveland. Mr. Nance currently serves on the Boards of the Greater Cleveland Partnership, the Cleveland Foundation and RPM International Inc. and on the Advisory Board of the National Association of Black Sports Professionals.

Mr. Nance is a graduate of Harvard University (B.A. in economics 1975) and holds a law degree from the University of Michigan Law School (1978).

Cleveland Clinic – Director

First Elected to Cleveland Clinic Board in 2005

Board Committees: Government and Community Relations (Vice Chair); Governance

Business Relationships with Cleveland Clinic: Along with several other law firms, Squire Sanders provides legal services from time to time to the Cleveland Clinic at negotiated rates. Mr. Nance does not participate in the negotiation or provision of such services, and his activities on behalf of the Cleveland Clinic and its affiliates are solely in his capacity as a Director.

Larry Pollock

Managing Partner – Luck Stars Partners, LLC

Larry Pollock is Managing Partner of Lucky Stars Partners, LLC, a private investment firm focusing on early stage businesses, troubled businesses and real estate. He also serves on the Board of Directors of Cardinal Commerce Corporation and Safeguard Properties, LLC. From 2000 to 2004, Mr. Pollock was President, Chief Executive Officer and a Director of the Cole National Corporation, owner of Pearle Vision stores, Cole Vision stores, and Things Remembered personalized gift stores.

He is currently a Trustee of the Musical Arts Association (Cleveland Orchestra), ideastream (WVIZ / PBS and 90.3 WCPN), Kent State University, University School, Bellefaire JCB, Maltz Museum of Jewish Heritage, The Mt. Sinai Health Care Foundation and Wingspan Care Group.

Mr. Pollock received a Bachelor of Science Degree in Business Administration from The Ohio State University.

Cleveland Clinic – Director

First Elected to Cleveland Clinic Board in 2008
Board Committees: Governance; Government and Community Relations; Philanthropy (Chair)

William J. Reidy

Managing Partner (Retired), PricewaterhouseCoopers

Mr. Reidy is retired Managing Partner of the Cleveland office of PricewaterhouseCoopers. He is Chair of the Board of Trustees of Lutheran Hospital. He is also a member of the Boards of Directors of the Cleveland Clinic Community Hospitals and their Executive Committees.

Mr. Reidy is actively involved in the Cleveland community. He is a graduate of Leadership Cleveland and a member of several other boards, including Gateway economic Development Corporation, Cleveland Citywide Development Corporation, St. Edward High School, and the Community West Foundation.

Cleveland Clinic – Director

First Elected to Cleveland Clinic Board in 2007.

Board Committees: Audit

Ronald J. Ross, MD, FACR

Director Emeritus – Department of Radiology – Hillcrest Hospital
Chairman, Board of Trustees Hillcrest Hospital - Cleveland Clinic Health System

Dr. Ross is Director Emeritus of the Department of Radiology at Hillcrest Hospital and served as its Director from 1990 to 2000. He is a Fellow of the American College of Radiology. Dr. Ross is the Chairman of the Board of Trustees of Hillcrest Hospital Cleveland Clinic Health System. Dr. and Mrs. Ronald Ross are Cleveland Clinic Distinguished Fellows and Members of the 1921 Society.

During his career, Dr. Ross has been credited with many “firsts” in Radiology, including being the first in the nation to use a computer-tomography head and body scanner in private practice. He also introduced the first magnetic resonance scanner (MRI) in the world for clinical use in 1981. In 1984, he received the Centre National de Ia Recherche Scientifique Award from the government of France for his pioneering work in magnetic resonance imaging.

Dr. Ross received a B.A from Case Western Reserve University in 1956 and his MD from Albert Einstein College of Medicine in 1960. Additionally, he completed his internship and residency in Radiology in Cleveland, Ohio (1960-64) and was a Fulbright Fellow in Radiology at Karolinska Sjukhuset in Stockholm, Sweden (1964-65).

Cleveland Clinic – Director

First Elected to Cleveland Clinic Board in 1997

Board Committees: Safety, Quality and Patient Experience (Chair)

Randall Starling, MD

Vice Chair for Clinical Operations, Cardiovascular Medicine
Staff, Critical Care Center and Transplantation Center

Cleveland Clinic – Director

Ronald Weinberg

Director and Principal, Weinberg Capital Group

Ronald E. Weinberg (“Ron”) is a director and principal of Weinberg Capital Group, which manages investments and acquires and operates private companies. He is the past Chairman and CEO of Hawk Corporation, a publically traded worldwide manufacturer of various friction and brake products, before its sale in 2010. Ron currently serves on the Boards of four of his firm’s portfolio companies.

Ron is the past Chairman of the Board of Trustees of Cleveland State University and is a member of the Board of Directors of the Washington-based U.S. Chamber of Commerce.  He served as an appointee of Governor Bob Taft to the 2007 Northeast Ohio Universities Collaboration and Innovation Study.  He is a past Chairman of the Visiting Nurse Association and he also served on the Advisory Board of Empower America, a Washington based advocacy organization founded by Jack Kemp.

He graduated from Harvard College in 1963 majoring in Science and received his MBA from Harvard Business School in 1965.

Cleveland Clinic – Director

First Elected to Cleveland Clinic Board in 2011

Board Committees: Research and Education, (Chair); Government and Community Relations

Morry Weiss

Chairman – American Greetings Corporation

Mr. Weiss is the Chairman of American Greetings Corporation and has worked there for nearly 50 years, serving in positions that also include President, Chief Executive Officer, and Chief Operating Officer. He also serves on the Board of Directors of Dots, a young women’s clothing retailer.

Mr. Weiss serves on the Boards of Directors for Bar-Ilan University, the Jewish Community Federation of Cleveland, and Yeshiva University. He also serves on the National Campaign Board for the Holocaust Memorial Museum and is a National Officer with the Union of Orthodox Jewish Congregations of America.

Born in Czechoslovakia and raised in Detroit, Michigan, Mr. Weiss attended Wayne State University and earned a Bachelor of Arts degree in Liberal Arts from Case Western Reserve University.

Cleveland Clinic – Director

First Elected to Cleveland Clinic Board in 1997

Board Committees: Finance; Philanthropy

The Board of Directors generally meets eight times per year, including an annual meeting during which Officers are elected and Board Committee members are appointed. The Board of Directors currently has the following Committees:

  • Audit Committee
  • Compensation Committee
  • Conflict of Interest and Managing Innovations Committee
  • Development Committee
  • Finance Committee
  • Governance Committee
  • Government and Community Relations Committee
  • Research and Education Committee
  • Safety, Quality and Patient Experience Committee

Governance Policies

Cleveland Clinic is a nonprofit organization whose mission is to provide compassionate healthcare of the highest quality in a setting of education and research. As the largest employer in Northeast Ohio, Cleveland Clinic is also committed to being a part of the development and vitality of its Northeast Ohio communities.

Cleveland Clinic seeks individuals to serve as Directors and Trustees who are active in our communities. Many of these individuals are business and civic leaders who have executive positions or other relationships with companies or other nonprofit organizations in Northeast Ohio.

From time to time, Cleveland Clinic may do business with these companies on an arms-length basis and consistent with regulatory requirements. In virtually every case, the transaction represents a very small portion of the revenues of both parties to the transaction.

Directors and Trustees are subject to a comprehensive conflict of interest policy that requires disclosure of interests that may pose a conflict. Each transaction or interest is reviewed by the Law Department and the Conflict of Interest and Managing Innovations Committee for potential conflict of interest issues. The Director or Trustee does not participate in the negotiation or approval of such transactions or review of such interests. Directors and Trustees are also subject to the Cleveland Clinic Code of Conduct (PDF).

In accordance with Internal Revenue Service requirements, Cleveland Clinic discloses transactions or relationships with its Board members on its Federal Tax Return - Form 990: Cleveland Clinic Financial Information.

In addition, the Internal Revenue Service requires that nonprofit corporations meet certain governance standards, including Board independence from management. The Board of Directors meets all applicable standards.

 

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