Meet Our Board of Directors
Mike Carlin is a retired CPA and senior audit partner with Deloitte Touche Tohmatsu Limited (DTTL). He has broad experience advising major corporations on mergers and acquisitions, financial controls and reporting. Mike has previously served on the boards of Liberty Bank NA, the former Lakewood Hospital Foundation, and St. Edward High School. Mike is an avid golfer still chasing the perfect swing, a dedicated fan of high school and college sports, Tribe fan and has two yellow Labrador Retrievers that keep him walking. He and his wife reside in Fairview Park. Mike serves on Three Arches Foundation’s Finance & Audit and Investment Committees.
Jay Carson is an attorney in private practice, focusing on commercial litigation, regulatory compliance issues, and counseling non-profit clients. Previously, Jay served as a legislative aide in the Ohio House of Representatives, where he assisted in drafting health care and insurance legislation. He serves on the Executive Committee of North Coast Health and has also has been active in workforce issues, serving on the Lakewood Civil Service Commission and Cleveland/Cuyahoga County Workforce Investment Board. Jay and his wife have three children in the Lakewood City Schools District who are active in arts activities. When not attending school orchestra performances and Youth Theater Productions at the Beck Center, he enjoys sailing. Jay serves on the Three Arches Foundation’s Finance & Audit Committee.
Mary Anne Crampton is principal of MACC Partners, a consulting firm that specializes in organizational planning and strategic alignment in the nonprofit sector. A resident of Lakewood since 1990, Mary Anne is a co-founder and former executive director of LakewoodAlive, Lakewood’s nonprofit development corporation; she remains civically active in several local and regional initiatives. In addition, she serves as a St. Edward High School trustee and a Beck Center for the Arts board member and officer. She also served on the board of trustees for the former Lakewood Hospital Foundation. Mary Anne is chair of the Three Arches Foundation’s Community Advancement Committee.
Debbie Fedor is a senior marketing strategist to professional service firms and nonprofits, and currently serves as a family office director. She invests her financial, administrative, strategic planning, communication and grant making experience in serving nonprofit foundations and local Christian ministries, including In His Steps Foundation, The Open Table Initiative of Cleveland, and former Lakewood Hospital Foundation. When she is not home or serving her neighbors in Lakewood with her husband, she is most likely skiing, hiking or traveling the world for global causes. Debbie is a member of Three Arches Foundation’s Community Advancement and Investment Committees.
Jay Foran is senior vice president at Team NEO, an economic development organization focused on creating jobs for Northeast Ohio residents. He helps corporate clients and site consultants navigate the regional economic development framework, connecting them with state and local resources and emerging technologies. Jay was chair of the Facility Redesign Committee and Bond Campaign committee for Lakewood Schools, co-founded LakewoodAlive - Lakewood’s nonprofit development corporation, and served on the board of the former Lakewood Hospital Foundation. Born and raised in Lakewood, he and his wife enthusiastically returned with their family after nearly 25 years living in other U.S. cities. Jay is a member of the Three Arches Foundation’s Community Advancement and Governance Committees.
Gina Gavlak is the president and CEO of North Coast Health, a charitable clinic providing quality medical services - including primary care, counseling and medication assistance - to the medically underserved. She devotes her leadership, strategic planning, advocacy, and public relations experience to address health disparities to improve health and wellness. She has served on local and national boards and committees including Lakewood Community Advisory Council, Fairview Hospital Community Advisory Council, Ohio Association of Free Clinics, and American Diabetes Association Legal Advocacy. Gina and her husband enjoy watching their children play volleyball and baseball, sunshine, warm weather, and cookouts. She is a member of the Three Arches Foundation’s Executive and Community Advancement Committees.
Pam Gill is the president and CEO of Recovery Resources, a non-profit behavioral health agency which helps people triumph over mental illness, alcoholism, and drug addiction. Pam is a registered nurse with healthcare expertise in organizational administration, strategic planning, and a clinical background at the Cleveland Clinic in neurology and community-based programs. She serves on various advisory councils and non-profit boards for health, education, community and the arts including CWRU Innovation Education, Cleveland Arts Prize, and Midtown Cleveland. Pam lives in North Collinwood, Cleveland on Lake Erie, where she and her husband enjoy kayaking, biking, gardening, and the arts. She is a member of the Three Arches Foundation’s Executive and Community Advancement Committees.
Ken Haber is the retired CFO of a NYSE publicly traded company with over 40 years of business experience. He has served in leadership roles on numerous local committees and non-and for-profit boards, active supporter of Lakewood City Schools, City of Lakewood, Boy Scouts of America, Rotary Club, Lakewood Historical Society, and past president of the former Lakewood Hospital Foundation. Ken is proud to be an Eagle Scout and Navy Vietnam Veteran. When he is not attending his grandchildren’s sporting events, you can find him fly-fishing, shooting or golfing. Ken and his wife are long-time residents of Lakewood. He is a member of Three Arches Foundation’s Finance & Audit and Investment Committees.
James Hekman, MD is a practicing internal medicine physician and medical director for the Cleveland Clinic Lakewood Family Health Center. He provides primary care services to his patients and is actively developing population health strategies to maintain health and reduce risk. Dr. Hekman has also championed activities to break down barriers to access of health care for all patients. When not working, Dr. Hekman attends to his own wellness with a passion for swimming. He co-founded Cleveland’s first LGBT master’s swimming group, sings with Lakewood’s Peddlers of Mirth during the Christmas season and enjoys traveling. Dr. Hekman and his spouse reside in Cleveland Heights. He is a member of Three Arches Foundation’s Executive and Community Advancement Committees.
Sam Huston is a retired hospital administrator. During his 44-year career, he served as COO or CEO of five different hospital systems including University Hospitals and Saint Luke's Medical Center in Cleveland. During the late 1990's he was the founding CEO of Cleveland's Saint Luke's Foundation. He currently serves as a board member and immediate past chairman of Neighborhood Family Practice. When Sam is not volunteering he reads, and works in his workshop and gardens. He especially enjoys mowing his lawn on his John Deere tractor. Sam lives with his wife in Pepper Pike. He is a member of Three Arches Foundation's Governance Committee.
Bill LaPlace is a retired partner at Deloitte Touche Tohmatsu Limited (DTTL) joining the company in 1953 under its predecessor Haskins & Sells. Over the past 26 years, he has provided tax expertise and money management to many charitable foundations and organizations including Cleveland Rotary Foundation, Kent H. Smith Charitable Trust and Fund for Our Economic Future. He also is a past president of the former Lakewood Hospital Foundation. Bill proudly served as a Marine in WWII and the Korean War. A resident of Fairview Park, Bill enjoys Ohio State Football, watching the markets on CNBC or heading to his “retirement” desk at Deloitte’s Public Square office. He is a member of the Three Arches Foundation’s Executive Committee and chair of the Finance & Audit Committee.
Elizabeth Newman is president and CEO of The Centers for Families and Children and Circle Health Services, two historic non-profit entities serving vulnerable populations in Northeast Ohio with integrated health care, early learning and workforce development services. Her skill set includes strategic planning, nonprofit management and funding, and governance. Her board service includes Midtown Community Development Corporation and University Circle, Inc. In her time out of the office, you are most likely to find Elizabeth with her two amazing daughters, traveling anywhere or everywhere, and cooking. She serves on the Three Arches Foundation’s Community Advancement and Investment Committees.
Jean Polster, RN MS is president and chief executive officer of Neighborhood Family Practice, a Federally Qualified Health Center with locations on Cleveland’s west side. With over 35 years senior management experience in health and human services, she has developed strategies for improving access and quality of care and service in both Ohio and California. Jean serves on several boards including Better Health Partnership, Ohio Association of Community Health Centers, OCHIN – an Oregon based information systems network and Cleveland-based Hispanic Alliance. She loves traveling, especially to National Parks. Jean and her husband live in Cleveland Heights with two dogs. She is a member of the Three Arches Foundation’s Executive and Community Advancement Committees.
Charles Royer is an AV rated attorney and principal at McCarthy Lebit Crystal & Liffman Co., in the areas of complex business litigation and the defense of professional liability claims. As an advocate for those who are struggling with life’s challenges, Chuck is an active and vigilant member of the community, currently serving as the Chair of the Board of Directors for Recovery Resources, and previously serving on the boards of the West Side Ecumenical Ministry, New Life Community nka Family Promise and the Center for Mental Retardation. Chuck is an avid runner who loves to mix running with his passion for travel. Chuck serves on the Three Arches Foundation’s Governance Committee.
Rick Smith is senior vice president, CFO and treasurer of First Federal Savings and Loan Association of Lakewood. He is a certified public accountant with more than three decades of experience in the financial services industry. Rick previously served on the board of trustees for the former Lakewood Hospital Foundation. He enjoys spending his leisure time skiing, biking or working out at a local gym. Rick and his wife reside in Medina. Rick serves on the Three Arches Foundation’s Executive Committee and is chair of the Investment Committee.
Douglas E. Spiker is partner in charge, Cleveland Office and practice group manager, Employment Services for Roetzel & Andress. Doug currently serves on the board of directors for Roetzel & Andress and previously served on the board of trustees for the former Lakewood Hospital Foundation. In addition to being a proud Purple Raider, he enjoys playing golf, Broadway musicals and traveling. Doug and his wife reside in Rocky River. He is a member of the Three Arches Foundation’s Executive Committee and serves as chair of the Governance Committee.
Rebecca Starck, MD serves as president of Cleveland Clinic Avon Hospital in addition to a thriving OB/GYN clinical practice. She brings her expertise in administrative, strategic planning and communication servicing in previous roles as partner in a robust Women’s Health private practice, more recently associate regional medical director and Chair, Regional Department of OB/GYN, Cleveland Clinic Women’s Health Institute. Appointed in 2014 as president of Cleveland Clinic Avon Hospital, Dr. Starck brings a unique perspective and experience in overseeing a state-of-the-art community hospital in Northeast Ohio. She is a member of Three Arches Foundation’s Governance Committee.
Jim Wooley is partner with Jones Day, Cleveland. A trial attorney and former federal prosecutor, Jim represents businesses and individuals in high-stakes government investigations, criminal litigation, and white-collar defense. He has successfully represented clients in matters before the U.S. Department of Justice and received awards for his work prosecuting many notable cases ‒ RICO cases against organized crime, landmark forensic DNA, and large-scale police corruption. A good communicator and consensus builder, Jim has served on a range of boards including Cuyahoga County Public Defender Commission, The Music Settlement, Lakewood Alumni Foundation, and was past Chair of Centers for Families and Children. Born in Lakewood where he currently resides with his wife, Jim serves on the Three Arches Foundation’s Executive and Investment Committees.