Staff & Board

Staff & Board

SVD’s achievements are directly tied to the expertise and commitment of its staff.  All of the senior staff members have more than 20 years’ experience in their respective fields.  SVD has been able to preserve an active community building and organizing program by supplementing full-time staff with high quality interns and VISTA volunteers.

Chris Alvarado

Executive Director
Work Phone: (216) 429-1182, Ext. 128
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Erika Chmielewski

Housing Development Associate
Work Phone: (216)429-1182, Ext. 117
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Website: Stress Free Homes

Natalie Friedl

Executive Director, MyCom & P-16 Initiatives
Work Phone: (216) 429-1182, Ext. 121
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Michael Geregach

Chief Financial Officer
Work Phone: (216) 429-1182, Ext. 125
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Zach Germaniuk

Director of Neighborhood Stabilization
Work Phone: (216) 429-1182, Ext. 110
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Susan Gordon

Director of Community Building
Work Phone: (216) 429-1182, Ext. 132
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Mahogani Graves

Program & Services Coordinator
Work Phone: (216) 413-9158
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Chelsea Kimbrough

Housing Development Intern
Work Phone: (216)429-1182
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Joe Linsky

Community Engagement Coordinator
Work Phone: 216-429-1182, Ext. 130
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Marilyn Mosinski

Director of Business Recruitment and Development
Work Phone: (216) 429-1182, Ext. 105
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John Robinson

Facilities & Grounds Maintenance Supervisor
Work Phone: (216) 429-1182, Ext. 119
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Lynn Rodemann

Outreach Specialist
Work Phone: 216-429-1182, Ext. 141
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Abby Singletary

Americorp VISTA
Work Phone: (216)429-1182, Ext. 106
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Michelle Thomas

Director of Housing Development
Work Phone: 216-429-1182, Ext. 102
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Website: Stress Free Homes

Marlane Weslian

Neighborhood Development Officer
Work Phone: (216) 429-1182, Ext. 104
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Board of Directors 2019

Samantha Martin

Goldhorn Brewery

Mary Ellen Gardner Turner

Board President

Greg Knapp

Vice President
Resident, Attorney, US Department of Labor

Jamie Pawlak

Destination Cleveland

Tim Verba


Krume Stojanovski

CHN Representative
Former Resident, Krume & Associates

Joe Fortuna

Fortuna Funeral Home

Suzanne Ferrara

PNC Business Banking

Amanda Gerding

Hyland Software

Chris Smetana

Waypoint Partners

Nicole Abraham


Kate Vinciquerra


Kimberly Love

Third Federal Savings

Doc Warr

Crown Equipment Corp.

Michael Czapor

Constant Aviation

Jen Robock

Jack, Joseph and Morton Mandel Foundation

Jill Pecoraro

Resident, Kent State University

Rebecca Maurer

Resident, Maurer Law LLC