First Year Cleveland

First Year Cleveland

Case Western Reserve University School of Medicine
Biomedical Research Building
11000 Cedar Avenue - 4th Floor Cleveland, OH 44106

Phone 216-368-4837
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First Year Cleveland Executive Committee


Akram Boutros, MD, FACHE
President and Chief Executive Officer, The MetroHealth System

Patti DePompei, RN, MSN
President, Rainbow Babies & Children's Hospital, MacDonald Women's Hospital, University Hospitals


Terry Allan, RS, MPH
Commissioner, Cuyahoga County Board of Health

Jennifer Bailit, MD
Physician executive, practice management and provider integration; service line medical administrator; women and children’s health and wellness, The MetroHealth System

Mitchell Balk
President, The Mt. Sinai Care Foundation

Matt Carroll
Chief Economic Growth and Opportunity Officer, Office of the County Executive

Celina Cunanan, CNM
System Chief of Nurse Midwifery, division director, nurse midwifery, MacDonald Women's Hospital, University Hospitals

Marcia Egbert
Senior Program Officer, The George Gund Foundation

Merle Gordon
Director of Public Health, The City of Cleveland

Kevin Kelley
President, Cleveland City Council

Michael Konstan, MD
Vice Dean for Translational Research, Case Western Reserve University School of Medicine

Jazmin Long
Vice President of Fund Development, Birthing Beautiful Communities

Stanley Miller 
Pastor, Rust United Methodist Church

Jean Polster, RN, MS
President and Chief Executive Officer, Neighborhood Family Practice

Rebecca Starck, MD, FACOG
President, Avon Hospital, The Cleveland Clinic

Natoya Walker Minor
Chief of Public Affairs, The City of Cleveland

First Year Cleveland Staff

Bernadette Kerrigan, MSSA, LISW, SPHR
Executive Director

Katrice Cain, MA
Racial Disparities and Health Equity Program Director

Valerie Grace
Marketing and Communications Director

Arthur James, MD
Senior Advisor

Christine Neumann, APRN, CPHQ, CPHRM
Senior Director of Community Impact, Continuous Improvement, Evaluation and Sustainability

FYC Executive Staff Leadership
Case Western Reserve University School of Medicine 

Michael Konstan, MD
Vice Dean for Translational Research and
Gertrude Lee Chandler Tucker Professor of Pediatrics

Elizabeth "Bede” Littman
Executive Director, Government Relations and Strategic Initiatives

David Silvaggio, CMPE, MBA
Director, Operations, Pediatric Administration

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