Recovery Resources

2015 Annual Report

Working together to help
people triumph over mental illness, alcoholism, drug and other addictions.

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On the evening of November 13th, in celebration of our 60th anniversary, we had the opportunity and the honor to simply say thank you. Thank you to our founders, our funders and our community partners. Thank you to our friends, our families and everyone who supports Recovery Resources’ mission of helping people triumph over mental illness, alcoholism, drug and other addictions.

Throughout the year leading up to our anniversary we paid tribute to the milestones that have built this Agency. Our strong roots began in 1955 when the Federation for Community Planning established the Cleveland Center on Alcoholism. Successful partnerships merged with Recovery Resources bringing expertise in behavioral health, employment and housing. In September we hosted a Recovery Resources reunion on the rooftop of EY and reconnected with past and present board members, volunteers and friends and recognized the impact from those who left us too soon, like Helen Jones and Casey Coleman.

It was inspiring to look back and recognize the dedication and passion of those who came before us. We are so grateful for the foundation they established and confident that they strongly positioned us to define our future. We proudly announced that we received several large federal grants this year, giving us the assurance and financial support to do the important work of integrating primary health care to our on-site services. The Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration recognized Recovery Resources by awarding a $1.2MM grant in support of our Physical Health Integration initiative and $375,000 to provide Mental Health First Aid classes to seven college campuses in Cuyahoga County. We are the lead agency managing a $4MM Center for Disease Control grant with partners Care Alliance and Planned Parenthood to implement interventions designed to impact HIV prevention. Our employment services was recognized by the Cleveland Service Leadership and awarded the prestigious Bridge Builders grant lending their expertise to grow our Social Enterprise group. These generous grants speak volumes to the relevant and impactful work done at Recovery Resources and allow for the expansion of services.

This past year was a year full of growth, change, and challenges. We take this time to reflect but are always moving forward to address the needs of the community. Our mission is as critical as ever, and we are pleased to report that Recovery Resources remains passionately dedicated to our mission. We are learning and evolving, even as we prepare for future changes in the way in which behavioral health services will be delivered in Ohio. We see opportunity in that change and are investing in our people, processes and systems so we can stay focused.

We are proud of our sixty year history of service, and we plan to use our resources and commitment to innovation to continue serving the community for many years to come. We thank each of you for your support, guidance, and advocacy.

Michael G. Riley - Board Chair

Michael G. Riley, Esq.

Board Chair

Pamela Gill - President & CEO

Pamela Gill, RN, MA

President & CEO

Our Mission

We are determined to ensure that our clients and others living with mental illness and addiction are embraced by a comprehensive health care treatment that addresses both behavioral health issues and broader health needs, so that soon, they can experience lives filled with health and hope.

Prevention & Wellness

AssistNOW Employee Assistance Program

Training and Consultation Institute

Substance abuse and gambling prevention and education

Preschool - 12 prevention education

HIV/STD prevention

Parenting education


Case management

Individual counseling

Group counseling


Programs for people with both mental health and addiction needs


Recovery Support


Vocational training

Job placement

Warmline Telephone Services

Relapse prevention

By the numbers
By our actions

Putting Caring into Action


provided uncompensated care to our clients


increase in service volume over the previous year


of our resources went to program activities

We celebrate the legacy of giving, and honor past and present leaders and donors who have made a lasting impact on the growth and success of Recovery Resources. Stewards, Partners, Celebrators and Pioneers were inducted into the Recovery Society on November 13, 2015 in recognition of their lifetime contributions and giving.



Martha B. and Richard* T. Baker

Cleveland Foundation

The F.J. O’Neill Charitable Corp.

St. Luke's Foundation


$250,000 - $499,999


Eva L. & Joseph M. Bruening Foundation

The Foster Family Foundation

GE Foundation


The Mt. Sinai Health Care Foundation


Brian Sherwin, South Waite Foundation

Woodruff Foundation


$100,000 - $249,999

The Abington Foundation

Bank of America

Phyllis & Edward B. Brandon

Calfee, Halter & Griswold, LLP

Cleveland Clinic

Community West Foundation

Deaconess Community Foundation

The Eaton Charitable Fund

The George Gund Foundation

The Hortense B. Halle and Jay M. Halle Fund

Jack, Joseph & Morton Mandel Foundation

The McGregor Foundation

William & Dorothy K. O'Neill Foundation

The Elisabeth Severance Prentiss Foundation

The Sage Cleveland Foundation

The Christopher D. Smithers Foundation, Inc.


$50,000 - $99,999

Austin Powder Company

Reita & James Bayman

Bicknell Fund

George W Codrington Foundation


Judith and Victor F. Faris

Forest City Enterprises, Inc.

George M. & Pamela S. Humphrey Fund

Miss Kate Ireland*

Ann & Richard M. Jackson, Jr.

Jones Day

The Fred A. Lennon Charitable Trust

Lerner Foundation

Mark Maynard

McDonald Hopkins Co., L.P.A.

Samuel H. Miller Family

The Margaret Clark Morgan Foundation

Myrtle I. Muntz

John P. Murphy Foundation

The Murch Foundation

The Nord Family Foundation

Steve Percy

Pricewaterhouse Coopers, LLP

Sally & Robert N. Rapp

The Reinberger Foundation

Ridgecliff Foundation, Inc.

Richman Brothers Foundation

Margaret M. Stiner and Michael G. Riley

Sisters of Charity Foundation

Marcus Thomas LCC

Harriet & Tinkham Veale*

Thomas H. White Foundation

* Deceased

Where Our Resources Come From

Pie Chart: Where Our Resources Come From

How Our Resources Were Spent

Bar Graph: How Our Resources Were Spent

Balance Sheet

June 30, 2015 - In Thousands

Cash 210
Investments 5,420
Accounts Receivables 1,199
Fixed Assets 3,297
Other Assets 1,329
Liablities and Net Assets
A/P & Accrued Expenses 1,207
Other Liabilities 1,357
Net Assets - Unrestricted 6,863
Net Assets - Temporarily Restricted 478
Net Assets - Permanently Restricted 1,550
Support & Revenue
Program Service Revenue 7,357
Grants (Government & Private) 3,595
Business Enterprises 801
Fundraising 451
Net Program Service Revenue 12,203
In-Kind 543
All Other 1,137
Program Services 13,018
Management & General 1,760
Fundraising 448
Operating Results
Net Operating Results (1,343)
Realized Gain on Investments (214)
Consolidated Surplus
Consolidated Surplus (Loss) (1,557)

Gold Level

Cleveland Clinic McDonald Hopkins

Silver Level


Wells Fargo

Bronze Level


Cleveland Indians

Stellar Benefits

Allegro Realty Advisors, Ltd.

Austin Powder Company

Beck Mack & Oliver LLC

BioThane Coated Webbing Corp

Calfee, Halter & Griswold, LLP

Ciuni & Panichi, Inc.

Cleveland Clinic

Cleveland Museum of Art

Crowe Horwath LLP

Environmental Conditioning Systems

ExactCare Pharmacy

Fairport Asset Management

Ferry Cap & Set Screw

First National Bank

Forest City Realty Trust

FSM Capital Management, LLC

Hank Bloom Services, Inc.

Kleidon & Associates

Kurtz Brothers, Inc.

Lincoln Electric Co.

Linsalata Capital Partners

Lundbeck LLC

Margaret W. Wong & Associates Company

McCarthy, Lebit, Crystal & Liffman Co., L.P.A.

McGladrey LLP

McMaster-Carr Supply Company

Medical Mutual of Ohio, Inc.

Men's Cuts

Mobile International Inc.

Mutual of America

Omni Property Companies

Philadelphia Insurance Companies

Pinkney-Perry Insurance Agency, Inc.

PJ's Day Spa

Providence House

The Riverside Company

Rocky River PTA Council

Sky Zone

Southwest General Hospital

Tenable Protective Services

The Dance Centre

Trend Consulting Services, Inc.

Ulmer & Berne, LLP

University Hospitals

Walter Haverfield LLP

Waverly Partners, LLC

Weber Murphy Fox

Western Reserve Partners, LLC

Wyse Advertising, Inc.

ADAMHS Board Cuyahoga County

Alcohol Drug Addiction and Mental Health Services Board of Cuyahoga County

Benjamin Rose Institute

Boys Hope Girls Hope

Cement Masons Local 404

Center for Disease Control

City of Cleveland Department of Community Development

City of Cleveland Department of Public Health

Cleveland Municipal Court

Community Assessment and Treatment Services

Cuyahoga County Department of Health & Human Services

Cuyahoga County Board of Health

Emerald Development & Economic Network

Kiwanis Club of Rocky River

Lakewood Municipal Court

Ohio Department of Health

Ohio Department of Jobs & Family Services

Ohio Department of Rehabilitation and Correction

Ohio Department of Youth Services

Ohio Mental Health and Addiction Services

Ohio State Lottery Commission

Opportunities for Ohioans with Disabilities

Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration

U.S. Department of Health and Human Services

U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development

United Way of Greater Cleveland

Akron Community Foundation

Edward F. and Barbara A. Bell Family Foundation

Cleveland Foundation

Eaton Charitable Fund

Edward A. and Catherine L. Lozick Foundation

Gould Inc. Foundation

Lakewood/Rocky River Rotary Club

Fred A. Lennon Charitable Trust

Miller Family Fund

Burton D. Morgan Foundation

Murch Foundation

John P. Murphy Foundation

David and Inez Myers Foundation

Progressive Insurance Foundation

Richman Brothers Foundation

Runwell, The Linda Quirk Foundation

Betty T. and David M. Schneider Foundation

S. K. Wellman Foundation

St. Luke's Foundation

Nina and Norman Wain Family Foundation

South Waite Foundation

Woodruff Foundation


Mrs. Martha Baker

Mr. James Even

Mr. & Mrs. Victor Faris

Mr. & Mrs. Don Kimmel

Mr. & Mrs. Brian Marita

Mr. Mark Shapiro

Ms. Margaret Stiner & Mr. Michael Riley


Mrs. Sheila Beck

Mrs. Tracey Collins

Mrs. Mara Cushwa

Mr. and Mrs. Max Dehn

Mr. and Mrs. Terrence Fergus

Dr. and Mrs. K.V. Fodor-Gopalakrishna

Mrs. Alison Klocker

Mr. Aaron Marks

Mrs. Katie O'Toole Smith

Mr. R. Jeffrey Pollock

Mr. and Mrs. Robert Rapp

Mr. Thomas Roulston

Ms. Sheila Samuels Royer & Mr. Charles Royer


Ms. Martha Bauschka

Mr. Stephen Charms

Mr. Paul Clark

Mr. Walter Depasquale

Mr. Jon Englander

Mrs. Meredith Fergus

Ms. Pamela Gill

Mr. Alvin Gray

Mr. Alan Greenberg

Mr. Tom Hagesfeld

Mr. Mark Hale

Mr. Christopher Hammer

Ms. Renee Holcomb Hardwick

Mr. George Hutchinson

Mr. Richard Jackson

Mr. Melvin Kamins

Mr. Arthur Kaufman

Mr. Paul Koethe

Mr. Kenneth Korach

Mr. Magdalene Logue

Mr. Joseph Lojek

Mr. Raymond Marvar

Mr. Bruce Murphy

Mr. Robert Reho

Mr. Burt Saltzman

Mr. David Simpson

Ms. Denise Vinton

Mrs. Amanda Wagner

Mr. and Mrs. Daniel Zelman


Mr. Dennis Barba

Mr. William Batcheller

Ms. Stacie Beck

Mr. Thomas Berlin

Mr. Gregory Boehm

Mr. Jeremy Campana

Mr. John Cann

Ms. Erika Cann

Mrs. Katie Carney

Judge Patrick Carroll

Dr. Gregory Collins

Mr. Mark Dimaline

Ms. Donna Dolezal

Mrs. Delores Eliason

Mr. John Gherlein

Mrs. Gloria Hardington

Mr. William Hegarty

Mrs. Sharon Hensel

Ms. Sara Hughes

Mrs. Karen Hutchings

Mr. Gregory Jelinek

Mr. & Mrs. Kurt Kleidon

Mr. & Mrs. Dennis Kleidon

Mrs. Diane Lange

Mrs. Patricia Leebove

Mr. Kenneth Lurie

Mrs. Suzanne Miller

Mr. Stephen Morse

Ms. Myrtle Muntz

Mr. Gary Oatey

Mr. John O'Brien

Mr. Roy Oehme

Mr. Dave Orleans

Mr. Randolph Paine

Ms. Miriam Plax

Mr. Peter Rebar

Mr. Bradford Richmond

Ms. Debora Rodriguez

Mr. Mark Saffran

Mr. Chad Self

Mr. Daniel Smith


Ms. Ilah Adkins

Ms. Bridget Baumgartner

Ms. Suzanne Benet

Ms. Amanda Bethea

Mrs. Karen Bland-Peterson

Mr. David Blocksom

Mr. David Breslin

Mr. Gary Broska

Ms. Stacy Caddey

Mr. Terrence Cariglio

Mr. Timothy Carson

Mr. Richard Castele

Ms. Jennifer Clegg

Ms. Peggy Corbin

Mr. Carl Culley

Ms. Marilyn Cunin

Mr. Mark Curtis

Ms. Robin Daugherty

Mrs. Molly Drake

Ms. Michelle Elliott

Mrs. Lori Elton Christian

Ms. Caryn Eucker

Ms. Johni Fiber

Mrs. Eleanor Frey

Mrs. Natalie Friedl

Mr. and Mrs. Paul Gallagher

Mr. Christian Geiss

Mr. Jerry Hammer

Mr. Brian Harrison

Mr. Edward Herbert

Mr. Alan Herzog

Ms. Pamela Hughes

Mr. John Kirk

Mr. Michael Klein

Ms. Kathleen Lambrix

Mr. Thomas Lyzen

Mr. Robert Maskulka

Judge David Matia

Ms. Marissa Matiyasic

Mr. Richard Mayer

Ms. Lynda McAndrews

Mrs. Maureen McNeeley

Mr. Jim Meltzer

Mr. Ben Miladin

Ms. Margaret Montano

Ms. Meghan Moran

Ms. Theresa Mosley

Mrs. Wilma Murphy-Miles

Ms. Susan O'Brien

Mr. Mickey O'Connor

Judge Colleen O'Toole

Ms. Tina Owen

Mr. Roman Pasicznyk

Mr. Ian Phillips

Mr. Ed Plazek

Mr. John Reynolds

Mr. Dan Romano

Mr. Ryan Ryzner

Mrs. Mary Santez

Ms. Cathy Schreiber

Ms. Kelly Severo

Mrs. Betty Ruth Shear

Mr. Clarence Taylor

Mr. Greggory Toghill

Mr. Richard Tomko

Ms. Heather Torok

Ms. Jennifer Tulli

Mr. Cory Wade

Mr. Thomas Wagner

Ms. Mary Walsh

Ms. Margaret Weitzel

Ms. Julie Zdolshek



Ms. Kimberly Appell

Mr. Rob Armagno

Mr. Tom Babb

Mr. Mark Bailin

Mr. John Batt

Mr. Adam Bechler

Mrs. Barbara Benevento

Ms. Emily Bishop

Ms. Beth Bolton

Ms. Emily Bolton

Ms. Laura Bozell

Ms. Esther Bradley

Mr. and Mrs. Rob Brandt

Ms. Dianna Brenstuhl

Mr. Peter Brodhead

Ms. Nancy Carver

Mr. Michael Caso

Ms. Mary Beth Chambers

Ms. Barbara Chandler

Mr. Christopher Chapin

Mr. Mark Charvat

Mr. Henry Chisholm

Ms. Elizabeth Clifford

Mr. Paul Cole

Ms. Tera Coleman

Mr. John Corrigan

Mr. William Culbertson

Mr. Joseph Cummins

Mr. and Mrs. Michael Dagon

Ms. Virginia Davidson

Mr. Frederic DeGrandis

Ms. Antoinette DeJohn

Mr. Frank Desantis

Mr. Steven Dettelbach

Mrs. Amanda DiBenedetto

Mr. Spencer Dieken

Ms. Amanda Divis

Mr. Kathryn Dunlap

Ms. Michelle Durbin

Mr. Edward Evans

Ms. Brittany Fergus

Mr. Jeffrey Fink

Ms. Annette Fisher

Mr. John Fitzgerald Jr.

Mr. Richard Fox

Mr. Andy Francis

Mr. Karl Frey

Ms. Jane Friedman

Ms. Melissa Gajewski

Mr. David Golden

Ms. Andrea Goodloe Porter

Mr. Mark Graves

Ms. Lottie Gray

Ms. Kathleen Greenberg

Mr. Robert Gries

Mr. Christopher Grobelny

Mr. Brian Hagan

Mr. Scott Haigh

Mr. Herbert Harpster

Ms. Tamara Hearn

Ms. Erin Hill

Mr. Brian Howard

Ms. Christine Hughes

Ms. Debra Janner

Mr. Kenneth Kabb

Ms. Mary Alice Kasarda

Ms. Janet Katz

Ms. Michelle Kirkpatrick

Mr. Rick Kluchin

Ms. Rebecca Kodysh

Mr. and Mrs. Robert Krampitz

Mrs. Laura Kulber-Mintz

Mr. Brian Kurtz

Ms. Rachel Labuda

Mr. Joseph LaGuardia

Ms. Robin Larson

Ms. Michele Lawson

Ms. Marcia Levine

Ms. Vicky Lojek-Goldman

Ms. Nancy Lorent

Ms. Monica Madej

Mr. Daniel Malloy

Ms. Lisa Marinkov

Mr. James Martynowski

Ms. Maureen Masterson

Mr. James McConville

Mr. Dan McCoy

Mr. Michael McDermott

Ms. Jacqueline McLemore

Mr. Michael McReynolds

Mr. Douglas McWilliams

Mr. Franklin Milgrim

Mr. Max Miller

Ms. Nancy Miller

Mrs. LindaMillsap-Poole

Judge K.J. Montgomery

Ms. Tracie Moore

Mr. Eric Morse

Ms. Martha Mosher

Mr. Jim Nash

Ms. Susan Omori

Ms. Lisa O'Neal

Ms. Patty O'Toole

Ms. Janice O'Toole

Ms. Gina Pampanini

Ms. Rebecca Pelfrey

Mr. Richard Perry

Ms. Frances Post

Mr. David Reape

Mr. Jack Redilla

Mr. James Regan

Ms. Brittany Roppell

Ms. Diane Roth

Ms. Jean Rounds

Mr. Robert Ruhl

Mr. James Samuels

Ms. Tracey Santoro

Ms. Mary Kay Schabel

Ms. Emily Schaeffer

Ms. Teresa Schaffer

Ms. Matthew Schenz

Mr. Brian Sherwin

Mr. Andy Shupp

Ms. Meghan Simkovich

Mr. G. Skerritt

Mr. Randal Slifer

Ms. Jean Smith

Ms. Dawnel Snyder

Mr. Randall Solomon

Ms. Julie Steck

The Honorable Patrick Sweeney

Judge Joan Synenberg

Ms. Carol Teitelman

Ms. Jessica Thacker

Mr. Brian Tilow

Mr. and Mrs. Richard Tomer

Ms. Nancy Van Keuls

Mrs. Patricia Welcome Butler

Mr. Stephen Williger

Mr. Ed Willmott

Mr. Russell Wilson

Mr. Kevin Yates

Ms. Elaine Yonek

Mr. Brett Zelman

Al Wilhelmy Flowers, Inc.

Ape Made



Beachland Ballroom

Stacie Beck

Bella Capelli

Bose Corporation

Bruegger's Bagels

Calfee, Halter & Griswold, LLP

Campbell's Sweets

Central Cadillac

Century Cycles

Charles Scott Salon & Spa

Clifton Cleaners

Cleveland Airport System

The Cleveland Botanical Gardens

Cleveland Cycle Tours

Cleveland Metroparks Zoo and Rainforest

Cleveland Museum of Art

Cleveland Museum of Natural History

Tracey Collins

Crain's Cleveland Business

Creekside Restaurant and Bar

CrossFit Cleveland

Thomas Cunningham


Don's Lighthouse

Linda Ford

Gino's Jewelry & Trophy

Gotham Comedy Club

Sofia Henry

Hattie's Doggie Day Care

Herb's Tavern

Hotel Solamar

Hotel Wilshire

Sara Hughes


J3 Clothing

Kenneth Kabb

Kids Kuts

Kleidon & Associates

Ladies and Gentlemen Salon

Legacy Village

The Little Gym of Westlake

Magdalene Logue

Magic Castle

Marcus Thomas, LLC

Men's Cuts

M. Gentile Studios

Margaret Montano

Moosehead Restaurants

Mulholland & Sachs

Myrtle Muntz

Music Box Supper Club

New Creation Interiors

New York Philharmonic

Oscar Giovanni Salon & Spa

Ohio Desk Company

The Olive Scene

Pandora, Great Northern Mall


Pickwick & Frolic

Playhouse Square Foundation


Pure Enchantment

Donna Puskas

Severance Hall

Tawny Ratner

Red, The Steakhouse

Rockside Family Dental Care

Rocky River Public Library

Rocky River Recreation Department

Megan Rose

Jean Rounds

Russo's Italian and Cajun Restaurant

Liz Shapiro

Sterling Jewelers

St. Ignatius High School

Jennifer Stoker

Tartine Bistro

Ticknor's Men's Clothier

Walter Haverfield LLP

Katie Wigglesworth

Wild Flour Bakery

Recovery Resources is extremely grateful for the generosity of our friends, donors, and supporters. If we inadvertently misspelled or omitted any names, please accept our sincerest apologies. We work to maintain the highest level of accuracy.

Senior Staff

Pamela Gill, RN, MA

President & CEO

Megan Kleidon

Chief Operating Officer

Jennifer Karvonen

Chief Financial Officer

Kathy Clegg, M.D.

Medical Director

Peggy Corbin

Director of Human Resources

Jennifer Harrison

Director of Continuous Quality
& Performance Improvement

Stephen Morse, Esq.

Director of Wellness &
Recovery Services

Diane Tomer

Director of Development

Jennifer Tulli

Director of Strategic Implementation

Board of Directors

Michael G. Riley, Esq.


Renée Holcomb Hardwick


Brian D. Marita


Bonnie Barrett

Adam Bechler

Mara E. Cushwa, Esq.

Max Dehn, Esq.

Donna Dolezal

Jon Englander

Victor F. Faris

Tom Hagesfeld, Ph.D.

Jason Jerry, MD

Sherri Johnson

Brian Kaufman

Donald F. Kimmel

Robert F. Kissling

Christopher Malstead

Raymond J. Marvar, Esq.

Jeffrey N. Miller

Wilma Murphy-Miles

Richard Perry

Patricia Persico

R. Jeffrey Pollock, Esq.

Robert N. Rapp, Esq.

Thomas Roulston III

Chuck Royer, Esq.

Katie O’Toole Smith

Brian Tilow

Cliff Williams

Associate Board

Aaron Marks


Margaret Montano, Esq.


Meredith Fergus


Tera Coleman, Esq.


Molly Drake, Esq.

Event Coordinator

Christine Benner

Brittany Bica

Emily Bolton

Benjamin Braverman

Liz Wetter Clifford

Chelsea Coleman

Daniel Frech, Esq.

Lynne Green

Benjamin Hatch

Brian Howard

Jennifer Katzakis, Esq.

Katarina Kurtz

Robert Laughton

Dawn Locigno

Kim Madjar

Katie Makar

Carmen Maldonado

Benjamin Pruett

Danny Smith, Esq.

Stephanie Uhl

Jacob Westfall

Life Directors

Martha Baker

Richard T. Baker

Phyllis P. Brandon

Coleman A. Foster

J. Gilbert Frey

John H. Gherlein

George Hutchinson

Richard M. Jackson, Jr., Esq.

Myrtle I. Muntz

Bruce D. Murphy

John F. O'Brien

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. Gorman

Alvin Gray

Hon. Martin R. Hoke

Mrs. Norma Lerner

William E. MacDonald, III

Patrick F. McCartan, Esq.

Ernest J. Novak, Jr.

Gary A. Oatey

Hon. James M. Petro

Adele C. Smithers

William B. Summers

Judge George W. White