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John Daher board member pals for healing
John Daher, BBA, Board President:

John is experienced in all aspects of for-profit business and has owned small businesses as well as a Tropical Smoothie Café franchise at Legacy Village. He obtained his Bachelor of Business Administration at Cleveland State in 2013 while managing a family-owned gas station in Collinwood. John is of Lebanese descent and speaks Arabic and English and is active in the Lebanese community. John has a heart for the underserved and continues to be active in the East Cleveland area where he is currently a loan officer at Cross Country Mortgage and manages a PROTAX LLC office.

Nina Morelli, Board Treasurer:

Nina is an account executive for MRK Technologies. She has a proven record of success in client management, sales, customer service, logistics, and financials within several markets that include hospitality, retail, non-profit, technology, and manufacturing. Nina is passionate about her career in sales and enjoys mentoring others to reach their goals. She is family orientated and enjoys spending quality time with her daughter, husband, and three dogs. Nina and her immediate family are active in the Cleveland community. She believes that everyone deserves the benefits of therapy and is happy to help spread the mission and values that PALS for Healing stands for.

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Michelle Mulhern, MPA, Board Secretary:

Michelle currently serves as the Associate Executive Director, Organizational Services, for the American Board of Emergency Medicine.  Prior to that she served as Chief of Staff and Secretary to the Board of Trustees at Northeast Ohio Medical University since 2019 and in multiple roles for over 17 years.  She is committed to providing resources to those in need while focusing on mental health given the benefits of therapy for those near and dear to her heart.   She also serves on the boards of Embracing Futures, Goodwill Industries and provides support to The Kym Sellers Foundation. Michelle received her bachelor of arts in organizational management from Malone University and a master of public administration from Kent State University. In her downtime, she enjoys reading, traveling, and spending time with her husband and their children as well as significant others and, in her opinion, the two most spoiled dogs on earth.

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Kimalon Dixon:

Kimalon Dixon is Senior Project Director of Cleveland (CLE) Purpose Built Communities – a partnership of the Cleveland and Saint Luke’s Foundations.  CLE Purpose Built Communities is a holistic community development initiative with a goal of revitalizing footprints within two Cleveland neighborhoods.  Kimalon earned her Bachelor of Science in Microbiology from The Ohio State University and a Master of Business Administration from Cleveland State University.  Kimalon has been recognized by Grantmakers In Health’s Terrance Keenan Institute for Emerging Leaders in Health Philanthropy.  She is also a Fellow of the Robert Wood Johnson Foundation’s Culture of Health Leaders Program, Cohort 3. Kimalon believes that every person should have fair access to opportunities and tools that support healing and personal development.  She enjoys gardening, traveling with her husband and spending time with family and friends in her spare time. 

Vito R. Giannola, J.D.:

Vito is a litigation associate at the law firm Jones Day, where focuses on business disputes, white collar investigations, environmental disputes, and torts. He also commits a substantial amount of time to providing pro bono services to criminal defendants seeking postconviction relief and immigrants seeking legal status. Vito earned a bachelor degree in political science and international studies from Northern Michigan University, and his law degree from Case Western Reserve University, where he served as the Editor in Chief of the Law Review. He also serves as the President of the Young Professional Committee of the Cleveland Council on World Affairs. In his free time, Vito enjoys hiking, biking, and doing DIY projects around the house. Vito understands the widespread need for mental health services for those who have suffered trauma and is passionate about helping provide those services.

Amy Furey-Ligan, J.D., M.S.H.A.:

Amy Furey-Ligan currently works as the Associate General Counsel at Northeast Ohio Medical University (NEOMED). She has a commitment to all aspects of wellness – physical, mental, emotional, and spiritual - which she furthers both in her professional work and personal life by serving as a member of the NEOMED Mental Health Committee, the campus Behavioral Intervention Team, and as a board secretary for SOAR, LLC, a student-run free clinic. Outside of work, Amy is a parent member of the Walsh Jesuit Wellness Committee and active member of Mother of Sorrows Parish in Peninsula. In her free time, Amy enjoys reading, traveling, and spending quality time with her husband, their three children, and their chocolate labradoodle.

Rachel Silverman, MSE, PMP:

Rachel has 10+ years of healthcare consulting experience and has provided clinical and technical workflow support to hospitals and clinical providers across the country.   She has an educational background in Biomedical Engineering from Case Western Reserve University.  She took her passion for healthcare and deep understanding of process to clients to help improve clinical quality and costs.  Rachel grew up in Mentor, Ohio and supports the local Cleveland Jewish community.  She lives in Chagrin Falls with her husband and dog where she loves taking nature walks and baking healthy desserts.  She understands the need for mental health services and removing the stigma to help broaden the reach into the Cleveland community.

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Kelsey Music, MOD, SHRM-CP:

Kelsey the Manager of Talent Development at Marcum. where she is responsible for recruiting, performance management, benefits, employee relations, compliance with labor and employment laws, and training and development. Kelsey graduated from Bowling Green State University with a Bachelor of Science in Business Administration and a Master of Organization Development where she enjoyed developing the skills to help both individuals and organizations become more effective.  Kelsey is an active alumnae of BGSU where she serves as a member on both the Recent Alumni Board and the College of Business Young Alumni Board. Kelsey also enjoys mentoring college students and is currently mentoring two young women through College Now of Greater Cleveland and BGSU’s Women in Business Leadership. In her spare time she going to OrangeTheory Fitness, practicing yoga, and traveling whenever possible. Kelsey believes in the power of therapy and is passionate about PALS for Healing’s mission to help those who have suffered trauma and/or loss.

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