REBECCA NAPPI, PRESIDENT (RNappi@StonebrookMontessori.org)
Rebecca brings many years of experience as a social worker, therapist and educator to the Stonebrook Board. She holds a B.A. in Social Work from Ohio University and a Master’s of Science in Social Administration from Case Western Reserve University. Following graduate school, Rebecca began working at OhioGuidestone, a non profit behavioral health organization, as an early childhood mental health therapist. She worked for many years providing home based mental health counseling to children and families in Cleveland and the surrounding communities. Rebecca is still with OhioGuidestone, currently serving as Director of Training and Development. She has extensive knowledge and expertise in child trauma, toxic stress, and child and adolescent mental health. Rebecca continues to work with children and families in private practice, specializing in adoption mental health. In her spare time, she enjoys cycling, reading and gardening.
NATE MCDONALD, VICE PRESIDENT (NMcdonald@StonebrookMontessori.org)
Nate McDonald served as Head of School at Montessori High School at University Circle in Cleveland, OH. Nate was raised on a farm in Chardon, Ohio and his family has deep roots in Cleveland. He earned his Montessori Elementary Teacher’s Diploma in Bergamo, Italy, and was a member of the founding faculty at the Hershey Montessori School Adolescent Program on the Farm. This experience inspired Nate to go to law school, where he graduated first in his class at Cleveland-Marshall College of Law. After law school, Nate worked as an Associate at a large business litigation firm and as a Judicial Law Clerk for Federal Judge Kathleen M. O’Malley. Most recently, Nate worked as an Assistant Public Defender in the Cuyahoga County Public Defender’s Office, representing indigent criminal defendants before Cuyahoga County courts and in the Ohio Supreme Court. While deeply committed to indigent defense as a critical component of social justice, Nate believes education is the most important social issue of our time and views his work against the backdrop of Maria Montessori’s unifying insight: the ultimate goal of education is peace.
JOHN O. ANOLIEFO, MEMBER (JAnoliefo@StonebrookMontessori.org)
John Orakwue Anoliefo is the Executive Director of Famicos Foundation, a non-profit Community Development Corporation in Cleveland, Ohio chartered to service all of Cuyahoga County. Prior to joining Famicos Foundation, John was the Executive Director of Buckeye Area Development Corporation for 8 years. While at Buckeye, John facilitated the development and the implementation of neighborhood revitalization plans and projects resulting in the creation of more than 200 units of housing, acquisition and renovation of more than 60,000 sq. feet of commercial space leveraging private public dollars. John has earned a Masters’ Degree in Public Administration and a Bachelor of Science Degree in Economics. He is also a graduate of the 2004 Achieving Excellence in Community Development at Harvard University’s John F. Kennedy School of Government. John is a recipient of numerous awards most notably Key to the City of Cleveland, Jaycee’s Outstanding Young Men of America, and Kaleidoscope Magazine for “Making a Difference in Cleveland Communities and Community Development.”
ERSKINE BEVEL (EBevel@StonebrookMontessori.org)
Erskine Bevel currently serves as the CFO & VP of Administration for Cleveland Neighborhood Progress. His day-to-day duties include all facets of Finance and Accounting as well HR and other operational administrative functions. Erskine grew up in Cleveland and is a graduate of Collinwood High School. He has two adult children who are also CMSD graduates. He and his family currently reside in Shaker Hts. He has a degree in accounting from the University of Dayton and an MBA with a concentration in finance from Case Western Reserve University. He has over 20 years of experience in accounting and finance in public, private, and non-profit sectors, most recently with Ernst & Young LLP. He is a member of Alpha Phi Alpha Fraternity Incorporated and enjoys golfing in his spare time.
TARA J. ROSE, MEMBER (TRose@StonebrookMontessori.org)
Tara J. Rose is an alum of the University of Akron where she received her Bachelors in International Business. As it was her dream to be an attorney since her youth, Tara went on to earn her J.D. from Florida International University College of Law in Miami, Florida. While in law school and shortly thereafter, Tara gained real world experience in the areas of the Americans with Disabilities Act, Social Security Disability, Personal Injury, and Workers’ Compensation. Tara now practices commercial real estate with the law firm of Buckingham, Doolittle & Burroughs, LLC, where she handles a wide array of real estate and litigation issues. In her spare time, Tara enjoys volunteering regularly with the Special Olympics of Ohio and spending time enjoying all that the great City of Cleveland has to offer.
WILLIAM HINES, MEMBER (WHines@stonebrookmontessori.org)
Bill Hines received his engineering degree from Cornell University. Now retired, he worked for a large local manufacturer for 38 years. His experience there includes building, starting, and man-aging a foreign operation and managing a domestic acquisition.
He also has extensive facilities management experience having headed maintenance operations for several facilities. He served in the past on the boards of non profit organizations including Hershey Montessori School. Bill is an active volunteer for Project Hope for the Homeless in Painesville, Ohio. He has two children who grew up in Montessori from the parent/child program through middle school.
Bill has seen how Montessori gives children true enjoyment from learning. His desire is to help bring this experience to more young people.
ROBERT L. WEINBERG, MEMBER (RWeinberg@StonebrookMontessori.org)
Bob Weinberg is a Cleveland area native and received his engineering degree from Cleveland State University. Now retired, he was a founder and VP of Engineering with a manufacturing company for 27 years. Civic and education volunteering have been a constant interest and priority for Bob. He has been a Village Council member for 20years, and has served on the charter commission, finance and architectural review boards of his community. As an avid follower of renewable energy systems, Bob was a key member of the Green Energy Ohio team who conducted wind energy research over Lake Erie. As a parent, 3 of his sons went through Montessori school from the earliest age through 12 or 14 and are now in various professions. Bob served Hershey Montessori School as a trustee and officer for 9 years, gaining experiences with its business operations and building construction projects. Presently Bob serves on a committee at Lakeland Community College and served Stonebrook as President for the first 4 years.
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