Mark Cheren, EdD
Mark has worked in the field of continuing medical education (continuing professional education in healthcare) for the past twenty years, including six as Director of Continuing Medical Education at the Case Western Reserve University School of Medicine. He currently serves as president of Improvement Learning, LLC, where his work supports the improvement efforts of healthcare professionals. Mark is Editor in Chief for the web-based Healthcare Improvement Skills Center (HISC) (http://improvementskills.org), and has faculty appointments at the Case Western Reserve University School of Medicine, and the Institute for Healthcare Improvement (IHI). He has also been active in the fields of higher education administration, organizational development and performance improvement. Positions have included Administrative Coordinator (CEO), Campus-Free College, and Assistant Director, National Office of Personnel Training and Development, American Red Cross. Publications include: Learning Management, Emerging Directions for Learning to Learn in the Workplace. for Ohio State University’s National Clearinghouse for Adult, Career and Vocational Education. A Manual for Program Advisors for Campus Free College; and The Self-Directed Educator for the Council for Adult and Experiential Learning.
Ed is principal and co founder of Erbach Waddell Architects, and has over 40 years experience in the field of architecture and interior design. A registered architect since 1979, he was a founding Principal and Architect-in-charge of The Arris Group, an interior architectural firm founded in 1989. With a staff at times of over 20 people, Ed was responsible for the management and design of over 3 million square feet of corporate office space. In 2000 he merged the Arris Group with Weber Murphy Fox out of Erie Pennsylvania, and for 4 years was a Prinicipal / Owner in charge of their Corporate Design Studio. In 2004 Ed left WMF to start his own firm again which thrived for over 10 years until 2015 when he connected with John Waddell AIA to form Erbach Waddell Architects. With Ed's passion and focus on interior environments and John's diverse talents in all aspects of architecture EWA provides a winning combination!
Amy Eugene, MSOD - Board Chair
Amy is an independent consultant with over fifteen years of experience in organization development, including change management, strategic planning, process and quality improvement, conflict resolution, team building, Appreciative Inquiry, and knowledge management. Amy is a faculty member in the graduate Diversity Management Program at Cleveland State University. She holds a Master’s of Science degree in Organizational Development from Case Western Reserve University’s Weatherhead School of Management, and a Bachelor’s of Arts degree in Organizational Development and Organizational Communications from Cleveland State University. Amy is an avid bird watcher.
C. Wesley Jackson, Jr., PhD, ABPP
Wes is a clinical psychologist in private practice and specializes in working with couples and individual adults. He has a special interest in measuring the positive behavioral changes resulting from couples therapy, and has developed a method for assessing these changes. He offers retirement issue workshops for those in pre-retirement, retirement, and of an age to retire but still working. Wes served as the Chair of Gestalt Institute of Cleveland's Couple and Family and Small Systems Training Program for 25 years, and served as a member of the Institute's Board of Governors, also for 25 years. He was a Professor of Psychology in the School of Nursing, Case Western Reserve University for 10 years. He is Faculty Emeritus at GIC. Wes is a Diplomate in Clinical Psychology from the American Board of Clinical Psychology (ABPP), is a Certified Health Service Provider, Council for the National Register of Health Service Providers in Psychology, and is a Fellow in the Academy of Clinical Psychology.
David M. Liebenthal, PhD, JD
Dr. Liebenthal graduated from Western Reserve University with a B.B.A. in 1962, followed by graduation from The University of Chicago Law School in 1965. After working as a tax attorney for 9 years, first with a large Cleveland law firm, then at the U.S. Treasury Department, and then a large corporation, he realized that his interests were taking him in a different direction. He returned to school at Cleveland State University, picking up sufficient undergraduate Psychology classes to enter the graduate program, graduating with his M.A. degree in Community/Clinical Psychology from Cleveland State in 1976, and his Ph.D. in Clinical Psychology from Northwestern University in 1980. After working a few years for the Hines VAMC near Chicago, he returned to his home in Cleveland, and joined the Cleveland VAMC as Director of Group Therapies for the National Center for PTSD at Brecksville, known as the Center for Stress Recovery. In 1990 he established a program at Brecksville for patients with co-occurring disorders (psychiatric and substance use) in the Veterans Addiction Recovery Center (VARC). After a number of years, Dr. Liebenthal became a Program Manager in VARC, supervising a number of VARC's programs, both at Brecksville and at Wade Park. During that time, in 2000, Dr. Liebenthal and Dr. Christina Delos Reyes developed the first Group Therapy didactic, and the first Resident process group, for Psychiatry Residents at University Hospitals Case Medical Center. He continues with these activities as an Assistant Professor at the Medical School of Case Western Reserve University. In 2007 Dr. Liebenthal retired from the Cleveland VAMC and in 2008 joined the Department of Psychiatry of University Hospitals Case Medical Center, where he currently provides psychotherapeutic services (individual and group) to patients. He also maintains a private practice that he began in 1985.
Nicole (Carlone) Losi
Nicole has more than five years of marketing experience. In her current role, Director of Social Media, at Kent State University, she is responsible for managing the university’s overall social media strategy and content, along with supporting Kent State’s internal social media community. She also established and serves as the chair of Kent State’s Social Media Action Committee. Prior to her position at Kent State, she served as Digital Media and Communication Manager for Hospice of the Western Reserve, where she developed and managed the agency’s digital and communications strategies. Nicole also volunteers her time as a member of the leadership team for Kent Young Professionals and as the Marketing Advisor for Alpha Phi at Kent State University. She is a Baldwin Wallace University alumna with a degree is public relations and a double minor in marketing and management.
Alex S Tomoff, CPA, LPC, - Board Treasurer
Alex has a wide range of experience over 30 years in financial accounting. His career includes "Big 4" public accounting and senior-level finance positions in private industry. He is a licensed professional counselor and also a graduate of the Gestalt Training Program, Gestalt Institute of Cleveland. Alex has a private practice in Rocky River, Ohio specializing in nonprofit organizations and taxation.
Susan Van Vorst
Susan became the eighth Director of the Baldwin Wallace Conservatory of Music in April, 2012. She has an impressive record of leadership in the Northeast Ohio arts community and is a passionate advocate for excellence in the study and performance of music.
Prior to her appointment at Baldwin Wallace University, Susan served as Director of Development for the Musical Arts Association (The Cleveland Orchestra) where she led a team of professional advancement staff responsible for annual fund revenue of $2.9 million and comprehensive campaign commitments of $30 million each year. She developed fund raising, audience development and advocacy strategies for Summit County and served as the primary staff liaison for the Blossom Board of Overseers.
Susan is a Summa Cum Laude graduate of both The University of Akron (M.A. in Arts Management) and Kent State University (B.A. Music, piano). She led the enrollment efforts for the Conservatory of Music at Baldwin Wallace University from 1989-97 and has served in various management capacities for DANCECleveland, The Akron Symphony and the San Antonio Symphony. Susan serves on the programming committee for Music from the Western Reserve. She is a past board officer for Tuesday Musical Association and Western Reserve Planned Giving Council and a past director of Project LEARN of Summit County. She chaired the Philanthropy Project for her Leadership Akron class of 2001.