Eliza Jennings Board of Trustees Appoints 2018-20 Officers

October 3, 2017

For Immediate Release
August 11, 2017

Linda Hart
Director of Public Relations
216.325.1250 or lhart@elizajen.org

Eliza Jennings Board of Trustees Appoints 2018-20 Officers

(Cleveland, Ohio) – Eliza Jennings, a nationally recognized and trusted expert in aging services, announced the appointment of officers to the Board of Trustees for the fiscal 2018 – 2020 term, effective July 2017 through June 2019:

Margaret G. Weitzel, Chair, was appointed to the Board in 2010. Weitzel chairs the Strategic Planning Committee, and serves on the Development, Finance, HR/Quality Assessment, SAIDO Learning, and Compensation Committees. She is executive vice president, and partner for Wyse Advertising, Inc. and serves as secretary on their board of directors. Weitzel has been affiliated with numerous not-for-profit and community service organizations. She serves as immediate past chair of the board for Beck Center for the Arts, as treasurer for the women’s committee executive board for Cleveland Institute of Music, as a life director for Recovery Resources, and on the board of Northeast Ohio Hospice. Weitzel attended Cleveland State University, and graduated with a marketing degree from Dyke College.

Glenn S. Krassen, Secretary, joined the Board of Trustees in March 2013 and serves on the Finance and SAIDO Learning Committees. Krassen is partner in charge of the shale, oil and gas practice group at Bricker & Eckler, and has more than 30 years of energy law experience. He is a member and former vice president of the board of trustees of HELP Foundation, Inc. and former president of the Shaker Heights Public Library board of trustees. Krassen is a member of the American Bar Association; Ohio State Bar Association, (former chairman of the Natural Resources Committee; current member of the Public Utilities Committee); and Cleveland Metropolitan Bar Association. He is an adjunct professor at the Cleveland Marshall College of Law, and a published author. Krassen earned a Juris Doctor degree from The Ohio State University, and a Bachelor of Arts degree with distinction from George Washington University; Phi Beta Kappa.

John E. Hunger, CPA, Treasurer, has served on the Board since 1994. Hunger is a former chair of Eliza Jennings’ Board of Trustees. He currently chairs the Finance Committee, and serves on the Strategic Planning Committee. Hunger is the current treasurer and chief financial officer of World Shipping, Inc., an international marine transportation services company. He formerly was associated with Coopers & Lybrand. Hunger is a graduate of Ohio Wesleyan University.

About Eliza Jennings

Eliza Jennings, a not-for-profit organization providing excellent care and services to older adults on Cleveland’s West Side for more than 129 years, is a nationally recognized expert committed to helping people make the most of the aging experience. Eliza Jennings communities include the Eliza Jennings Health Campus in Cleveland; the Renaissance Retirement Campus in Olmsted Township, and Devon Oaks Assisted Living in Westlake. Eliza Jennings offers a full spectrum of choices for aging adults, including independent and assisted living, skilled nursing and rehabilitation services, respite care, and adult day programs. Eliza Jennings offers a full range of home and community-based services including skilled home health care, a nurse practitioner house call program, and clinic services. Eliza Jennings is the first aging services organization to offer SAIDO Learning, a non-pharmacological cognitive therapy shown to improve the symptoms of Alzheimer’s disease and other dementias among older adults. For more information about Eliza Jennings or any of its programs and services, visit elizajennings.org or call 216.226.5000.

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