Eliza Jennings is dedicated to the health and safety of those we serve and are taking precautions based on Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services requirements.

Our Leadership Team

Richard M.
Boyson Jr.

President & Chief Executive Officer

Richard M. Boyson Jr., CPA, rejoined Eliza Jennings in May 2015 as president and CEO; Mr. Boyson previously served as Eliza Jennings’ director of financial operations from 1996 to 2002. His 25 years of experience spans the full spectrum of aging services.

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Sheryl L.

Vice President Of Advancement & Chief Advancement Officer

With more than 25 years of experience in fund development, Ms. Sereda leads the Advancement team comprising Eliza Jennings’ Fund Development, Public Relations, Marketing functions, as well as managing and executing special projects for the Network, such as Board Development.

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Jennifer M.

Chief Human Resources Officer & General Counsel

Jennifer Griveas is responsible for assuring the protection of the legal interests of Eliza Jennings by providing counsel on all legal issues related to staff, communities and programs. As a member of the senior management team, Ms. Griveas is involved with establishing and implementing strategic goals from a legal perspective.

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Kathleen M.

Vice President Of Finance & Chief Financial Officer

As Vice President of Finance and Chief Financial Officer, Kathy Shields is responsible for overseeing internal accounting controls for;

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Michael M. Gray

Vice President of Information Technology & Compliance Officer

As Vice President of Information Technology (IT), Mike Gray oversees the design, development, and implementation of all IT services for Eliza Jennings including information systems, software applications, and infrastructure.

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Lisa Fluhart

Executive Director At Eliza Jennings Health Campus

Executive Director Lisa Fluhart oversees skilled nursing, long-term care, and rehabilitation services at Eliza Jennings Health Campus in Cleveland.

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Alexa Gasparro

Executive Director At Devon Oaks

Executive Director Alexa Gasparro is responsible for overall operations, resident care, and regulatory compliance at Devon Oaks Assisted Living community.

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Sandy Skerda

Executive Director At The Renaissance

Sandy joined Eliza Jennings in 2001 as Business Office Manager before being promoted to Administrator at Jennings Place, a former Eliza Jennings assisted living community that was located in Cleveland. 

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Minni Nair

Executive Director At Acacia Place

Minni Nair has managed Acacia Place adult day program at Eliza Jennings Health Campus since 2006 and is responsible for daily operations.

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Our Board Of Trustees

Richard L.

Richard Fletcher joined the Board of Trustees in 1991. Mr. Fletcher currently serves as senior vice president at Baldwin Wallace University in Berea, Ohio, where he previously served as vice president for advancement for 25 years.

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Alayne Fodor-Gopalakrishna

Alayne Fodor-Gopalakrishna, was appointed to the Board in 2010.  Ms. Fodor-Gopalakrishna currently serves as vice president of operations at Fairview Hospital, a Cleveland Clinic Hospital.

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Richard J.

Richard J. Fox is a retired healthcare executive with more than 40 years of nonprofit financial experience.

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Glenn S. Krassen

Glenn S. Krassen joined the Board of Trustees in 2013. Mr. Krassen is a partner at Bricker & Eckler, and has more than 30 years of energy law experience. He is a member of the American Bar Association; Ohio State Bar Association; and Cleveland Metropolitan Bar Association.

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Brendan A. Lawlor

Brendan A. Lawlor became a member of Eliza Jennings’ Board in 2018. Mr. Lawlor is the executive vice president and group head of Institutional Bank Credit Risk Management for KeyBank National Association, and oversees KeyBank Capital Markets and Asset Based Lending Divisions.

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Michele R. Messina

Michele R. Messina joined the Board in 2018. Ms. Messina is a global services executive for Microsoft focused on the creation, coordination, and execution of digital strategies. Ms. Messina’s career spans more than 20 years in sales, customer relations, and business development.

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James W. Rogerson

James W. Rogerson joined the Eliza Jennings Board of Trustees in March 2021. Mr. Rogerson currently serves as chief operating officer at HealthPRO-Heritage, a contract therapy and consulting business serving continuing care retirement communities, skilled nursing facilities, assisted living communities, and home health agencies.

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Patricia M. Scanlon

Patricia M. Scanlon was elected to the Board in 2004. Ms. Scanlon is a general corporate solo practitioner, having previously served as vice president and general counsel of The Scott Fetzer Company.

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Terrie Tenk Shrock

Terrie Tenk Shrock has been a member of the Board of Trustees since 1991. Ms. Shrock’s expertise includes strategic planning, change management, and policy formation. She is former vice president of Tenk Holdings, Inc.  

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Allen R. Tracy

Allen R. Tracy, CPA, FHFMA, joined Eliza Jennings’ Board of Trustees in 2018. Mr. Tracy is former senior vice president and chief financial officer of UH St. John Medical Center.  Mr. Tracy holds a bachelor’s degree in Business Administration from Cleveland State University.

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Rick J. Weigle Jr.

Rick J. Weigle Jr. was appointed to the Eliza Jennings Board in 2008. Mr. Weigle is director of client experience, senior vice president for Key Private Bank, and has more than 30 years of financial services industry experience.

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Margaret G. Weitzel

Margaret G. Weitzel was appointed to the Board in 2010. Ms. Weitzel is executive vice president and partner with Wyse Advertising, Inc., and serves as secretary on their board of directors.

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Hilton Young

Hilton Young joined the Board of Trustees in March 2021. Mr. Young served with the Cleveland Trust Company, (KeyCorp,) for more than 30 years, most recently as senior vice president in personal trust and wealth management.

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