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Board of Trustees

The Board of Trustees serves in an advisory role to the Board of Directors. Trustees are selected on the basis of their experience and expertise in a variety of areas beneficial to Cleveland Clinic Health System. The Trustees serve as volunteers and are not compensated for their services. Trustees actively serve on the committees of the Board of Directors. All Trustees are subject to a comprehensive conflict of interest policy.

The following is a listing of the individuals currently serving as Trustees of Cleveland Clinic and the Committees of the Board of Directors on which they serve:

Robert E. Rich, Jr., Chair

Chairman – Rich Products Corporation

Committees: Compensation; Governance

Joseph M. Scaminace, Vice Chair

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

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

A. Malachi Mixon, III, Chair Emeritus

Chairman of the Board – Invacare Corporation

Abby Abelson, MD, FACR

Department Chair & Vice Chair for Education
Rheumatologic and Immunologic Disease

Member, Board of Governors

Waleed Al Mokarrab Al Muhairi

COO – Mubadala Development Co.

Lord Michael Ashcroft, KCMG

Non Executive Director – BCB Holdings, Limited

William W. Baker

President – Winfield Associates, Inc.
Cleveland Clinic Health System – Western Region Board of Trustees

Committees: Finance

James M. Biggar

Chairman and Chief Executive Officer - Glencairn Corporation
Emeritus Trustee

Committees: Government and Community Relations

Edward B. Brandon

Retired Chairman and Chief Executive Officer - National City Corporation
Emeritus Trustee

Committees: Development; Finance

Stephen Brogan, Esq.

Managing Partner – Jones Day

Raed Dweik, MD

Staff, Pulmonary, Allergy & Critical Care Medicine

Member, Board of Governors

Jeanette Grasselli Brown, DSc.

Past Chair - Ohio Board of Regents
Emeritus Trustee

Committees: Conflict of Interest & Managing Innovations; Government & Community Relations; Research & Education (Vice Chair)

Jeffrey A. Cole

Retired Chairman and Chief Executive Officer – Cole National Corporation
President – Cole Limited, Inc.
Emeritus Trustee

Thomas A Commes

President and Chief Operating Officer (Retired) – The Sherwin-Williams Company

Committees: Audit; Finance (Vice Chair); Investment Subcommittee (Vice Chair)

William E. Conway

Chairman - Fairmount Minerals, Ltd.
Emeritus Trustee

Committees: Finance; Government & Community Relations

Debbie Crawford
Sam Covelli

Owner/Operator – Covelli Enterprises, Inc.

Terrance C. Z. Egger

President and Publisher – The Plain Dealer

Committees: Development

Carol Farver, MD

Staff, Anatomic Pathology in Pathology & Laboratory Medicine Institute

Director, Center for Pathology Education

Staff Residency Program Director Education

Vice President, Medical Staff

Nancy Fisher

Former Prosecutor – City of Cleveland

Shirley Foote

Chairman/Private Investor - First National Bank of Michigan
Emeritus Trustee

Jeffrey I. Friedman

Chairman, President and CEO - Associated Estates Realty Corp.

Thomas J. Gable

Chairman – Lakewood Hospital Association Board of Trustees

Daniel Gilbert

Chairman and Founder – Quicken Loans
Majority Owner – Cleveland Cavaliers

Committees: Finance

Thomas Glocer

Private Investigator
Founding Partner - Angelic Ventures

Larry P. Goldberg

Chief Executive Officer – Goldberg Companies, Inc.

Committees: Safety, Quality & Patient Experience

William R. Gorton

President – Gorton & Company
Emeritus Trustee

Harley Gross

Partner – Gross Builders

Stephen R. Hardis

Retired Chairman and Chief Executive Officer – Eaton Corporation

Emeritus Trustee

Committees: Finance

David J. Hessler, Esq.

Senior Partner – Wegman, Hessler & Vanderburg

Mr. Hessler is Senior Partner of Wegman, Hessler & Vanderburg in Cleveland, Ohio. His practice focuses on business and corporate matters including strategic planning, business development, succession planning, mergers and acquisitions, international business development, not-for-profit entities and public and private foundations. He is admitted to the bar for the United States Supreme Court and the United States District Court for the Northern District of Ohio. He is a member of the Ohio and Cleveland Metropolitan Bar Associations.

He is a member and past Chairman of the Board of Directors of Valparaiso University, past Chairman of the Cleveland Lutheran School Association, and currently serves on several charitable foundation boards.

Mr. Hessler graduated from Valparaiso University with a B.A. in 1965 and a J.D. in 1968.

Cleveland Clinic – Director

First Elected to Cleveland Clinic Board in 1997

Michael J. Horvitz

Retired Partner – Jones Day

Committees: Finance

E. Bradley Jones

Retired Chairman Chief Executive Officer - Republic Steel Corporation
Emeritus Trustee

J. Stephen Jones, MD, FACS, MBA

Vice President Regional Medical Operations
Cleveland Clinic Regional Hospitals & Family Health Centers

Professor & Horvitz/Miller Distinguished Chair in Urologic Oncology

Staff, Urology

Member, Board of Governors

John W. Kemper, Sr.

Chairman and Treasurer – Avalon Precision Casting Co.

Committees: Safety, Quality & Patient Experience

Stewart Kohl

Co-CEO - Riverside Company

Alan Kominsky, MD

Staff, Head and Neck Institute

Member, Board of Governors

Jonathan Korngold

Managing Director - General Atlantic

Robert L. Lintz

Retired Plant Manager – General Motors Corporation, Parma Metal Fabricating Division

Committees: Audit; Research & Education; Safety, Quality & Patient Experience

Deborah Lonzer, MD

Chair, Department of Community Pediatrics

Assistant Professor of Pediatrics, CCLCM, CWRU

Member, Board of Governors

William E. MacDonald

Retired President and Chief Executive Officer - The Ohio Bell Telephone Company
Emeritus Trustee

James Magisano, MD

Cleveland Clinic Health System – Western Region Board of Trustees
Community West Foundation Board of Trustees

Committees: Safety, Quality & Patient Experience

Patrick McCartan, Esq.

Former Managing Partner – Jones Day
Cleveland Clinic – Emeritus Director

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

Atul Mehta, MD
Atul Mehta, MD

Staff, Pulmonary, Allergy and Critical Care Medicine

Secretary, Medical Staff

Sydell L. Miller

Chairman and CEO/Retired – Matrix Essentials, Inc.

Committees: Development

Lakshmi Mittal

Chairman – ArcelorMittal

Dan T. Moore, III

President – Dan T. Moore Company, Inc.

Committees: Conflict of Interest & Managing Innovations; Development; Government & Community Relations

David T. Morgenthaler

Founding Partner - Morgenthaler
Emeritus Trustee

Bert W. Moyar

President - MEI Hotels Incorporated

Committees: Safety, Quality & Patient Experience

William C. Mulligan

Managing Director – Primus Capital Funds

Committees: Government & Community Relations

John R. Nottingham

Co-President – Nottingham-Spirk

Committees: Safety, Quality & Patient Experience

Timothy O'Brien

Vice President, New Business Creation – Moen Incorporated
Chairman – Cleveland Clinic Children's Rehabilitation Board of Trustees

Raymond P. Park

Chairman - Park Corporation
Emeritus Trustee

Roseann Park

Committees: Safety, Quality & Patient Experience

Anthony Petrarca

President - Cedarwood Cos.

Michael B. Petras, Jr.

Chief Executive Officer - AssuraMed, Inc.

Harry T. Rein

General Partner – Foundation Medical Partners

Committees: Finance; Research & Education

Joseph B. Richey, II

President of Invacare Technologies Division and Sr. Vice President, Electronics & Design Engineering Invacare Corporation

Committees: Research & Education

Larry Ruvo

Senior Director – Southern Wine & Spirits of Nevada
President – Lou Ruvo Brain Institute
Director – Keep Memory Alive

Edmund Sabanegh, Jr. MD
Edmund Sabanegh, MD

Professor and Chairman, Department of Urology, Cleveland Clinic Lerner College of Medicine

Member, Board of Governors

Bill Sanford

Chairman – SYMARK, LLC

Mr. Sanford is Founder and Chairman of Symark LLC, a technology commercialization and business development organization. He is also Executive Founder and retired Chairman of the Board, President, and Chief Executive Officer of Steris Corporation. Mr. Sanford’s career has been focused on the development and commercialization of biosciences products and services, clinical information systems, nanotechnology, and other innovative technology applications. He holds several patents related to advanced technology and medical devices.

Mr. Sanford is an active early stage and private equity investor through Symark and serves as a board member and advisor of public and private for-profit and not for profit organizations. He is Chairman of the Board of Greatbatch, Inc., and serves as a Board member of Primus Capital Partners, Kansas BioScience Authority, and several early and growth stage technology companies and investment partnerships. He is a Fellow of the American Institute for Medical and Biological Engineering (AIMBE).

Mr. Sanford graduated from Kansas State University in 1965.

Cleveland Clinic – Director

First Elected to Cleveland Clinic Board in 1998

Board Committees: Government and Community Relations; Research and Education

Business Relationships with Cleveland Clinic: Mr. Sanford is a Director and a minority shareholder of CSA Medical, a non-public company that is involved with medical research. Technology developed by CSA Medical is currently being tested at Cleveland Clinic. Mr. Sanford has no involvement with the relationship between Cleveland Clinic and CSA Medical.

John Sherwin, Jr.

President – Mid-Continent Ventures, Inc.

Committees: Audit; Development; Finance

John W. Spirk

Co-President – Nottingham-Spirk

Committees: Safety, Quality & Patient Experience

Randall Starling, MD, MPH

Staff, Cardiovascular Institute

Section Head Heart Failure & Cardiac Transplant Medicine

Vice Chair for Clinical Operations

Member, Board of Governors

Thomas C. Sullivan, Sr.

Chairman – RPM, International

Committees: Research & Education

Brian J. Taussig

Committees: Safety, Quality & Patient Experience

William R. Timken, Jr.

Former Ambassador to the Federal Republic of Germany
Chairman, Strategic Public Partners Group
The Timken Company (Retired)

William Robert Timken, Jr., served as Ambassador Extraordinary and Plenipotentiary of the United States of America to the Federal Republic of Germany from August 2005 to December 2008.

Ambassador Timken currently serves as Chairman of Strategic Public Partners Group, a public relations company. He was previously the non-executive Chairman of the Timken Company. Prior to that, he was Chairman of the Board of Directors until year-end 2003. During his 43-year tenure with the company, Mr. Timken has served in many positions including President, CEO and as Chairman for over 30 years. Ambassador Timken received a Bachelor of Arts from Stanford University in 1960 and a Masters in Business Administration from the Harvard Business School in 1962.

His business experience includes service on the boards of directors of numerous public companies. He has also chaired the National Association of Manufacturers, The Manufacturing Institute and the Ohio Business Roundtable. He has served on the Advisory Council of the Stanford University School of Business and was a member of the U.S.-Japan Business Council for 20 years. In 2003, he received a presidential appointment to serve as Chairman of the Securities Investor Protection Corporation. He has also served ten years on the Board of Trustees of Stanford University.

Mr. Timken has received many honors and awards. He is a Chevalier in the French Legion of Honor and an honorary citizen of Colmar, France. He has received the Woodrow Wilson Award for Corporate Citizenship, the Adam Smith Award and the Ellis Island Medal of Honor. He has been named Ohio Business Statesman of the Year and has received the Ohio Governors Award.

Cleveland Clinic – Director

First Elected to Cleveland Clinic Board in 2010

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

Robert J. Tomsich

Chairman, NESCO, Inc.

Committees: Development, Government & Community Relations

Thomas V. H. Vail

Retired Publisher and Editor - The Cleveland Plain Dealer
Emeritus Trustee

Committees: Development; Research & Education

John Vargo, MD

Department Chair, Gastroenterology and Hepatology

Vice President, Medical Staff

Tom Wamberg

Chief Executive Officer and President – Clark & Wamberg, LLC

Committees: Government & Community Relations

Robert Warren, Jr.

Hermann, Cahn, Schneider
Cleveland Clinic Health System - Western Region Board of Trustees

Loyal W. Wilson

Managing Director – Primus Capital Funds

Committees: Finance; Safety, Quality & Patient Experience

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