News February 6, 2017

Foundation appoints three new board members to board of trustees

(2.6.17) Saint Luke’s Foundation is pleased to announce the appointment of Terry Allan, Patrick Kanary and Teresa J. Schaffer, CPA to the Foundation’s board of trustees.

Allan has been the health commissioner at the Cuyahoga County Board of Health since 2004, which serves as the local public health authority for 855,000 citizens in 57 Greater Cleveland communities. Additionally, he is an adjunct faculty member at Case Western Reserve University’s School of Medicine and was a Year 13 Scholar of the Centers for Disease Control’s National Public Health Leadership Institute. Allan received his Bachelor of Science degree in biology from Bowling Green State University and a Master of Public Health degree from the University of Hawaii. He is a past president of the Association of Ohio Health Commissioners, a past president of the National Association of County and City Health Officials, and he serves on a range of boards both regionally and nationally.

Kanary was the first director of the Center for Innovative Practices (CIP) at the Begun Center for Violence Prevention Research & Education at Case Western Reserve University’s Jack, Joseph, and Morton Mandel School of Applied Social Sciences. He also served as co-director of the Partnership for Evaluation, Research, and Implementation. Prior to this, Kanary was an independent consultant for 10 years, specializing in community-based, inter-system policy and program development, with a particular focus on youth and family issues. He has also served as chief of the Office of Children’s Services at the Ohio Department of Mental Health, as well as associate director of a children’s mental health center. Kanary earned bachelor’s and master’s degrees in special education at Kent State University and completed the Mental Health Executive Leadership certificate program at Case Western Reserve University. Additionally, he served on the board of the Georgetown Children’s Mental Health National Technical Assistance Center, and he was a program reviewer for SAMSAHA’s National Registry of Evidence Based Programs and Practices (NREPP). Kanary is currently a consultant to the National Training and Technical Assistance Center for Child, Youth, and Family Mental Health (NTTAC), funded by the Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration (SAMHSA).

Schaffer is an assurance partner with BDO Cleveland. She has over 20 years of experience in public accounting, focusing her talent on providing accounting and auditing services to nonprofit organizations and for-profit businesses within the health care industry. Her extensive nonprofit experience includes the financial and control aspects of organizations that require audits in accordance with the Uniform Guidance. Her clients include social service agencies, private schools, professional associations and foundations. She also possesses experience in the areas of strategic planning and operational oversight. Schaffer earned her Bachelor of Science degree in business, Cum Laude, from Miami University. She is a member of the American Institute of Certified Public Accountants (AICPA) and the Ohio Society of Certified Public Accountants (OSCPA). As an active member of the community, she serves as treasurer for the Centers for Families and Children, Finance Committee member for the Church of St. Dominic, and board member for the Diocese of Cleveland Facilities Corporation.

Trustees on the Foundation’s board are appointed to serve three-year terms.


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