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Board of Directors

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.

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

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