Faculty and Staff

Visiting Committee

Levin College Visiting Committee

The primary function of the Visiting Committee is to advise and assist the College in achieving its mission of providing high-quality education, research, and public service programs to the urban community.

  • Advancement
  • Internship & Mentoring
  • Nominating

Visiting Committee members bring diverse talents and experiences to the College and help to broaden and strengthen its academic and urban public service programs.

2016-2017 Visiting Committee Membership

Visiting Committee Chair

India Pierce Lee 
Visiting Committee Chair
Program Director for Neighborhoods
Housing and Community Development
The Cleveland Foundation


Patricia J. Britt
City Clerk, Clerk of Council
City of Cleveland

Maynard (Mike) Buck
Benesch Law

Erskine E. Cade 
Strategic Government Initiatives

William B. (Barry) Doggett 

José C. Feliciano, Jr. 

Fred Geis
Geis Companies 

Christopher O. Johnson 
Sr. Director Government and 
Civic Engagement
Jabil Circuit Inc.

Vickie Eaton Johnson 
Senior Director, Community Relations
Cleveland Clinic Foundation

Mark Jones
Senior Vice President, American Operations
Alexander Mann Solutions

Kevin J. Kelley 
Porter Wright Morris & Arthur LLP

Grace A. Kilbane
Executive Director
Cleveland/Cuyahoga County Workforce Investment Board

James Levin  
Director of Legal Works
Famicos Foundation

Dr. Jared S. Levin 
Center of Orthopedic Surgery

Marty McGann
Senior Vice President, Government Advocacy
Greater Cleveland Partnership

Sam McNulty 
Market Garden Brewery & Distillery

August A. Napoli Jr. 
Deputy Director and Chief Advancement Officer
Cleveland Museum of Art

Bobbi Reichtell
Executive Director 
Campus District, Inc., 

Jim Rokakis 
Vice President, Western Reserve Land Conservancy;
Director, Thriving Communities Institute

Peter L. Rubin 
President and CEO
The Coral Company 

Tom Schorgl 
President and CEO
Community Partnership for Arts and Culture (CPAC)

Michael P. Summers 
City of Lakewood

William Tarter
Policy Planning Associate & Community
The Center for Community Solutions

Brad Whitehead 
Fund for Our Economic Future


Bruce H. Akers 

John J. Carney
Landmark Management

Jeri E. Chaikin 
Chief Administrative Officer
City of Shaker Heights, Ohio

Robin C. Cottingham 

Executive Vice President and
Chief Operational Risk Officer
Key Corp Operational Risk Management 

William M. Denihan
Alcohol, Drug Addiction & Mental Health Services Board of Cuyahoga County

Sari Feldman 
Executive Director
Cuyahoga County Public Library

William S. Gaskill 

David S. Goodman  
Managing Partner
Cleveland Squire Patton Boggs (US) LLP

Allan C. Krulak 

Joseph A. Marinucci  
President and CEO
Downtown Cleveland Alliance

James L. Mason 

James McCafferty
Cleveland Care Network

Valarie J. McCall
Chief of Government Affairs
City of Cleveland

Randell McShepard 
Vice President, Public Affairs
RPM, Inc.

Stanley R. Miller  

Margaret N. Mitchell  

Deborah L. Neale
Neale & Associates

Betty K. Pinkney  

Richard W. Pogue 
Senior Advisor
Jones Day

William J. Reidy 

Chris Ronayne 
University Circle Incorporated (UCI)

Claire Rosacco 
Vice President of Government Affairs and Community Outreach
Cuyahoga Community College

Joseph M. Shafran 
Paran Management Company

Hilton O. Smith 
Senior VP, Nat’l Community Affairs
Turner Construction Company
The Hanna Building

Michael J. Taylor
Senior Vice President and West Territory Executive 
Community Development Banking, PNC

Margaret S. Wheeler 


Robert (Bob) Gleeson, Ph.D.
Levin Chair and Professor
Levin College of Urban Affairs
Cleveland State University

Wendy Kellogg, Ph.D.
Faculty Chair and Professor
Levin College of Urban Affairs
Cleveland State University

Steven A. Minter
Executive in Residence
Levin College of Urban Affairs
Cleveland State University