Meet Our Board of Directors
Mike Carlin is a CPA and retired 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.
Pam Gill is the president and CEO of Recovery Resources, a non-profit behavioral health agency that helps people triumph over mental illness, alcoholism, and other addictions. Pam is a registered nurse with healthcare expertise in organizational administration, strategic planning, bioethics and community-based programs. She serves on various advisory councils and non-profit boards for health, education, and the arts including Cleveland Arts Prize and Midtown Cleveland. Pam lives in North Collinwood on Lake Erie, where she and her partner Jim enjoy kayaking, biking, gardening and the arts. She is a member of the Three Arches Foundation’s Executive and Community Advancement 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 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.
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.
Ellen Ospelt is Regional Care Coordinator for Paladina Health working collaboratively with providers and care teams across Ohio to address the health management needs of patients. Over the past 20 years, she has devoted her professional career to improving population health and chronic disease management and prevention with both for profit and nonprofit organizations. A certified diabetes educator and registered nurse, Ellen is an active member of the Northeast Ohio American Association of Diabetes Educators, American Diabetes Association and Preventive Cardiovascular Nurses Association. She and her family reside in Bay Village where they can be found playing or watching baseball or soccer, gardening and spending time with extended family. Ellen is a member of the Three Arches Foundation’s Community Advancement and Executive Committees.
Jean Polster is president and chief executive officer of Neighborhood Family Practice, a Federally Qualified Health Center with locations on Cleveland’s west side. A registered nurse 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 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 the chief financial officer of First Federal Savings of Lorain. A bank CFO since 1990, 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.
Allison Urbanek is Director of Housing & Internal Operations for LakewoodAlive, a community-centered nonprofit organization working to foster and sustain vibrant Lakewood neighborhoods. Through education and outreach programs, she helps connect residents with resources to ensure they live in a healthy and safe housing. Previously, Allison was Director of Programming for Home Repair Resource Center, a HUD-approved counseling agency. She currently serves as co-chair on the Associate Board at the Beck Center for the Arts and is a member of the Anderson Center for Accessible Living Committee at Maximum Accessible Housing of Ohio. A Lakewood resident, Allison and her husband can be found walking around town enjoying the restaurants and shops. Allison is a member of the Three Arches Foundation’s Community Advancement and Governance Committees.
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.