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Board of Directors

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Stephen G. Post, Ph.D., President

Stephen G. Post, Ph.D., is Director of the Center for Medical Humanities, Compassionate Care, and Bioethics in the School of Medicine, Stony Brook University (SUNY).  More

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Matthew T. Lee, Ph.D., Vice President

After studying crime and deviance for over a decade—an effort that produced 30 articles or book chapters and one book on the topic—Matthew R. Lee, Ph.D. (Sociology, University of Deleware), was increasingly drawn to the brighter side of human behavior.  More

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Cathy M. Lewis, Secretary

Cathy M. Lewis served as Chairperson of the Board of Directors of The Cleveland Foundation, the nation’s first and second largest community foundation, with assets of $1.6 billion, from 2001–2003.  More

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Joni Marra

After a successful career in the for-profit segment, including 10 years as an industrial sales representative and 13 years as an attorney who rose through the organization to lead a major business unit of Westlaw.  More

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Thomas Jay Oord, Ph.D.

Professor of Theology and Philosophy at Northwest Nazarene University  More

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Kathy Pender MA, LPCC

Kathy was born in the Cleveland area and grew up with two brothers and a sister. She lives in the area with her husband. She has three adult children (one deceased) and five grand children who also live in the Cleveland area.  More