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Boards of Trustees: Dedicated Leadership from Our Communities

Since its founding by local communities more than 100 years ago, Southwest General has enjoyed a unique partnership with the communities it serves. Today, the health center is supported by a self-imposed tax levy in Berea, Brook Park, Columbia Township, Middleburg Heights, Olmsted Falls and Strongsville. Representatives from these communities serve on Southwest General's board of trustees, helping to promote effective communication between the health center and its constituencies.

Southwest Community Health System Board of Trustees

Ex-Officio Trustees

  • William A. Young Jr., President & CEO
  • Mark Panigutti, MD, Immediate Past President of the Medical Staff

Medical Staff Trustee

  • Vasu Pandrangi, MD, Chairman

Trustees At Large

  • Donald E. Hagen, Ed.D.
  • Leroy McCreary
  • Kelsey Loushin
  • Anthony A. Ripepi, Jr.
  • Gregory M. Sponseller
  • Terry Toth

Elected Trustees - Berea

  • Jeff Dettmer (Councilmanic Representative)
  • Yvonne Fulimeni
  • Robert C. Helmer, JD, Ph.D.
  • Hilary B. Wilson

Elected Trustees - Brook Park

  • Thomas Greenlee
  • Edward Orcutt (Councilmanic Representative)
  • Richard A. Salvatore
  • Jennifer A. Terriaco

Elected Trustees - Columbia Township

  • Wayne E. Brassell
  • Melvin C. Grills
  • Henry R. Heidecker (Dick) (Councilmanic Representative)
  • David P. Muhek, Vice Chairman

Elected Trustees - Middleburg Heights

  • David Bortolotto (Councilmanic Representative), Secretary
  • Alan C. Budney
  • Eileen M. Herold, Treasurer
  • James F. Sheppard

Elected Trustees - Olmsted Falls

  • Thomas Kronholz, DDS
  • Cornel Munteanu (Councilmanic Representative)
  • James C. Schneider, DDS

Elected Trustees - Strongsville

  • David R. Knowles
  • Thomas W. Laub
  • Trilok C. Sharma, MD
  • Gordon Short (Councilmanic Representative)

Chairmen Emeriti

  • Ronald L. Leach
  • David P. Muhek

Trustee Emeritus

  • James E. Davis
  • Michael D. Kalinich, Sr.

Southwest General Health Center Board of Trustees

Ex-Officio Trustees

  • William A. Young, Jr., President & CEO
  • Michael Deucher, MD, President SWGHC Medical Staff
  • John Alton, MD, Vice President SWGHC Medical Staff

Southwest Community Health System Appointees

  • Wayne E. Brassell
  • Andres Gonzalez, Jr.
  • Eileen M. Herold
  • R. Terry Krivak
  • Christine Lobas
  • James F. Sheppard, Treasurer
  • Rickey J. Shyne, Ph.D., PE

University Hospitals Health System Appointees

  • Michael K. Baach
  • Michael A. Cogan
  • William H. Gary, Sr., Secretary
  • Adrian Maldonado, Vice Chairman
  • Richard W. Pogue
  • Cynthia V. Schulz, Chairman
  • Ken D. Semelsberger
  • Robyn Strosaker, MD
  • Paul G. Tait
  • Theodoros Teknos, MD
  • Thomas Wynne
  • Todd Zeiger, MD

Chairmen Emeriti

  • G. Mervin Ault
  • Leroy McCreary
  • David P. Muhek

Southwest Community Health Foundation Board of Trustees

  • Diane Baker
    Secretary
  • Alok Bhaiji, MD
  • Debbie Brassell
  • Tim Conway
  • Michael F. Deucher, MD
    Vice Chairman
    (President of Medical Staff)
  • Mark J. Elliott
  • Victor T. Geraci
  • Brett C. Hazard
    Former Chairman
  • Eileen M. Herold
    System Treasurer
  • Carl McLaughlin
  • William G. Murphy
    Treasurer
  • Michael H. Novak
    Chairman
  • Thomas P. Perciak*
    Chairman Emeritus
  • Paul Psota
  • L.C. Rao, MD
  • Susan O. Scheutzow
  • Nicolette Scott, OD
  • Thomas A. Selden
  • Ronald J. Warzel
  • William A. Young, Jr.
    President & CEO, SWGHC