Looking for a way to help create a lead safe Cleveland? Join one of the Coalition’s working Committees where people like you are lending their voices. The Committee meetings are open to everyone. Learn more about each one below and take a look at the schedule of upcoming meeting dates.
About the Lead Safe Cleveland Coalition Committees
The Coalition has seven working Committees and three Subcommittees. A brief description of each Committee is listed below including the chair organization. If you are interested in joining a committee, reach out to the contact person listed.
Chair, Mt. Sinai Health Care Foundation
The Governance Committee supports the Steering Committee and helps to manage the Coalition’s policies and procedures.
Contact Mitchell Balk, email@example.com
Chair, Environmental Health Watch
The Community Engagement Committee elevates resident voices and lived experience, and hosts outreach and education classes in the community.
- Resident Action Teams were formed under Community Engagement.
The Resident Action Teams raise awareness, educate and mobilize the community to act, and ultimately, create lead safe homes.
Contact Kim Foreman, Kim.Foreman@ehw.org
Research & Evaluation
Chair, Case Western Reserve University
The Research and Evaluation Committee is responsible for measuring the Coalition’s success, establishing a baseline to measure change, track the lead certification progress and create a central hub for data.
Contact Robert Fischer, firstname.lastname@example.org
Chair, Enterprise Community Partners
The Policy Committee identifies and advocates for comprehensive local, state, and federal lead safe policies, including legislative, administrative, and implementation changes.
Contact: Mark McDermott, email@example.com
The Policy Committee formed three Subcommittees:
- Lead Safe Child Care Settings
Chair, Starting Point & Enterprise Community Partners
Child Care Settings Subcommittee identifies and implements appropriate system and/or policy changes to improve lead safety in child care settings.
Contact: Wyonette Cheairs, firstname.lastname@example.org
- HHAC & Early Childhood Screening, Testing & Services
Chair, Invest In Children & Cuyahoga County Board of Health
HHAC identifies and implements system changes that will improve rates of lead testing. The Subcommittee is focusing on four areas of work: more timely and specific data; supporting the implementation of a lead “pathway” in the Pathways HUB model; working with/advocacy to MCO’s and potential changes to workflow/procedures within health systems.
Contact: Kathy Schoch, email@example.com or Rebekah Dorman, REBEKAH.DORMAN@jfs.ohio.gov
- Educational Interventions and Lead
Chair, Legal Aid Society & Cleveland Metropolitan School District
Educational Interventions help Cleveland schools systematically identify children with histories of EBL, screen for delays and provide needed support to students. Two topics areas: how schools should learn about histories of elevated lead levels and messaging to parents, teachers, and administrators about the risk of behavioral and learning effects of lead exposure.
Contact: Danielle Gadomski Littleton, firstname.lastname@example.org or Mary Ann Teitelbaum, Mary.Teitelbaum@ClevelandMetroSchools.org
Chair, United Way of Greater Cleveland
The Summit Committee convenes Cleveland’s diverse community and create public forums on lead poisoning prevention.
Contact: Andrew Katusin, email@example.com
Chair, The George Gund Foundation
The Resource Development Committee provides ongoing support to the Lead Safe Home Fund Administrators, including development, distribution and review of resources.
Contact: Marcia Egbert, MEgbert@gundfdn.org
Workforce Development Advisory Group
Chair, Urban League of Greater Cleveland & Enterprise Community Partners
The Advisory Group engages community stakeholders to correctly build and maintain the lead safe workforce, advise the Resource Center on workforce development, serve as a referral network and feedback loop and help to develop criteria and monitor entry into the community-based workforce program.
Contact: Wyonette Cheairs, firstname.lastname@example.org
The Lead Safe Cleveland Coalition’s Steering Committee is made up of Committee Chairs, Individuals directly impacted, Civic leaders, At-large members and City of Cleveland representatives.
The Steering Committee oversees the affairs of the Coalition and supports the Coalition’s mission and purpose in the following ways:
- Help to ensure that the Coalition is viable as it pursues its mission, purpose, and guiding principles;
- Provide strategic guidance to Coalition staff and working committee chairs and help to ensure goals are met;
- Serve as representative voices of the Coalition
- Select the Lead Safe Home Fund administrator(s) and monitor the operation of the Lead Safe Home Loans and Grants and Lead Safe Resource Center
Commissioner, Cuyahoga County Board of Health
President, Mt. Sinai Health Care Foundation
Division Chief, General Pediatrics & Adolescent Medicine, UH Rainbow Babies & Children's Hospital
Policy Director, Schubert Center for Child Studies at Case Western Reserve University (CWRU), and Co-chair of the Ohio Lead-Free Kids Coalition
Executive Director, Legal Aid Society of Cleveland
Ayonna Blue Donald
Director, City of Cleveland Department of Building and Housing
Senior Program Officer, The George Gund Foundation
Co-Director, Center on Urban Poverty & Community Development, CWRU
Executive Director, Environmental Health Watch
Councilman, Cleveland City Council
Community Member and Chair, Northern Ohioans for Budget Legislation Equality
Sonia Monroy Matis
Community Member and LSC Resident Action Team member
Vice President and Ohio Market Leader, Enterprise Community Partners
President and CEO, United Way of Greater Cleveland
Special Assistant, Jack, Joseph and Morton Mandel Foundation
RPM International Inc.
Akron Cleveland Association of REALTORS
The Khnemu Foundation