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Community Leaders

The Board of Directors help to promote the mission, goals, and objectives of Recovery Resources in partnership with the Senior Staff. Our Board is comprised of experts and thought leaders from a variety of industries. They work to provide specific direction around long-range planning, strategic direction, regulatory compliance and risk management as well as fiscal health and sustainability, and fund development. Much of the work of the Board is accomplished via committees, of which there are several.

Board of Directors

  • Adam Bechler, CIMA, AIF

    Chair, Board of Directors

    First Vice President, Investments

    Wells Fargo Advisors

  • Sheila M. Beck, CPA

    Treasurer, Board of Directors

    Senior Manager

    Apple Growth Partners

  • Jane M. Platten

    Secretary, Board of Directors

    Sr. Vice President & Chief of Staff

    The MetroHealth System

  • Bonnie S. Barrett

    Retired, Vice President & CFO

    Greater Cleveland Food Bank

  • Julia Bruner, MD, MBA, MS

    Associate Professor of Family Medicine

    The MetroHealth Medical Center

  • Mara E. Cushwa, Esq.


    Calfee, Halter & Griswold LLP

  • Seona Goerndt, MBA, CPXP

    Director, Patient Experience

    The MetroHealth System

  • David Greenspan

    Special Projects Liaison to the Chief of Staff

    The MetroHealth System

  • Renée Holcomb Hardwick, MBA, CWS

    Retired, Senior Vice President


  • Robert Laughton

    General Manager

    Mercedes-Benz of Bedford

  • Paul M. Manning, DO

    The MetroHealth System

  • Aaron Marks

    Manager, Business Development

    American Express

  • Alan K. Nevel, MBA

    Sr. Vice President, Chief Diversity & HR Officer

    The MetroHealth System

  • Joan Papp, MD, FACEP

    Medical Director, Office of Opioid Safety

    The MetroHealth System

  • George Young

    Retired, Senior Vice President

    Sherwin Williams

Our Mission

We help people triumph over mental illness, alcoholism, drug and other addictions.

Life/Honorary Directors

Life Directors

  • Martha Baker*
  • Richard T. Baker*
  • Phyllis P. Brandon*
  • Gregory Collins, M.D.
  • Coleman A. Foster*
  • J. Gilbert Frey*
  • John H. Gherlin, Esq.
  • George Hutchinson
  • Richard M. Jackson, Jr., Esq.
  • Myrtle I. Muntz
  • Bruce D. Murphy
  • John F. O’Brien
  • Michael G. Riley, Esq.
  • David M. Schneider
  • Brian Sherwin*
  • Victor S. Voinovich, Sr.
  • Thomas Wagner, Esq.
  • Margaret G. Weitzel

Honorary Directors

  • Rev. Dr. Kenneth W. Chalker
  • Matthew Espe
  • Robert W. Gillespie
  • Joseph T. Gormain
  • Alvin Gray
  • Martin R. Hoke
  • Norma Lerner
  • William E. MacDonald, III
  • Patrick F. McCartan, Esq.
  • Ernest J. Novak, Jr.
  • Gary A. Oatey
  • James M. Petro
  • Adele C. Smithers
  • William B. Summers
  • Judge George W. White