Campaign Priorities

Advancing Innovation & Research

$15 Million

Advancing Students

$20 Million

Advancing Community Health

$5 Million


NEOMED Will Shine On With Your Support

Northeast Ohio Medical University has:

  • Forty years of preparing outstanding physicians, many of whom have established their medical practices and homes here in Northeast Ohio;
  • A dynamic pharmacy program, celebrating its 10th anniversary, with 100% placement rate in positions and residencies, as well as a growing College of Graduate Studies; and
  • Four decades of providing best-in-class medical education and scientific research, of generating economic impact in the region, of making discoveries in the laboratory, and helping patients at their bedsides and in their communities.

That’s the Northeast Ohio Medical University way!

Campaign Progress

As of March 2018


Advancing Students

Advancing Research

Advancing Community Health

Campaign Leadership

Meet the Co-Chairs

 Honorary Co-Chairs

Eileen Burg
Rick & Sheila Chiricosta
Dr. Chander & Karen Kohli
Anthony & Karen Manna

The Honorable Harry Meshel (deceased)
Richard A. (Dick) Nicely
Albert & Audrey Ratner
The Honorable Ralph (deceased) & Mary Regula

Jack & Joy Timken
Eleanor Watanakunakorn
Dr. Zouhair & Carol Yassine
Denise & Douglas Zeman

Campaign Cabinet

Daisy Alford-Smith, Ph.D.
Dominic Bagnoli, M.D.
E. Douglas Beach
Paul Bishop
Sharlene Ramos Chesnes
Albert Cook II, M.D. (’90)
Mark Corr
Peter DeVito, M.D. (’91)
David Dix
Jeanne Fibus
Joseph Halter
Mark Hostettler, M.D. (’84)

Rick Kellar
Ann Klein, R.Ph.
Barry Klein, R.Ph.
Robert Klonk
James Kravec, M.D. (’02)
Karen Leppo
William Leppo
Robert Littman
Erwin Maseelall, M.D.
Rick McQueen
James Merklin

Dean Olivieri
Mehool Patel, M.D. (’98)
James Pazol
Robert Reitman
Samuel Roth
James Ruhlin
Gary Shamis
Bruce Sherman
William Shivers
Donzell Taylor
Leila Vespoli
Cynthia Zelis, M.D. (’96)

President, Northeast Ohio Medical University
Jay A. Gershen, D.D.S., Ph.D.

President, Northeast Ohio Medical University Foundation
Daniel S. Blain

Get Involved

For more on ways to help us Shine On, contact:

Daniel S. Blain