RITE Board

RITE Board Members include CIOs, HR IT and other technology leaders from regional companies, IT faculty and staff  and from RITE higher education member institutions and workforce leaders from industry associations.

Sam Babic
VP, Chief Software Architect
Hyland

Sygi Berman
Talent Acquisition Manager, IT
The Sherwin Williams Company

Bill Blausey
Senior Vice President and Chief Information Officer
Eaton

Ralph Cagna, MBA, CPHIMS, 
Information Technology Director

Cleveland Clinic

Sean Gallagher
Chief Information Officer
NASA Glenn Research Center

Kevin Goodman
Managing Director, Partner
BlueBridge Networks, LLC

Katherine Golden
Executive Vice President & Chief Technology Officer
OEC

Marcia Jones
Manager, Career Services, Experiential Education and Student Success
Lorain County Community College

Michelle Kasson
IT
Director – Solutions Development
The J.M. Smucker Company

Joe LaMantia, CFPIM, CIRM, CPA
Managing Director
e-Ventus Corporation

Thomas J. Lucas
At Large

Shana Marbury
General Counsel and Senior Vice President, Education and Workforce
Greater Cleveland Partnership and OHTec

Nicole Ponstingle
Chief Operating Officer, Partner
Pandata LLC

Michael Slama
SVP – Business Technology Executive
Keybank

Nigamanth Sridhar
Dean of Graduate Studies
Cleveland State University

Jodi Tims
Professor and Chair, Computer Science Department
Baldwin-Wallace University

Dr. Monique Umphrey, PMP
VP Workforce Innovation & Dean – IT Center of Excellence

Cuyahoga Community College

Kelly Zelesnik
Dean, Engineering, Business and Information Technologies
Lorain County Community College

RITE Staff & Consultants

Courtney DeOreo
Director
440-281-5615
cdeoreo@ohiorite.com

Karen Allport
Marketing and Communications Consultant
216-570-8671
kallport@ohiorite.com

Doug Arthur
Programs Consultant and ProCorps Coordinator
513-378-2172

Jamie Cole
High School Programs Coordinator
216-287-2047
Jamie.riteboard@gmail.com

Joseph Martin
Accountant
440-366-4272

Dean Trilling
Business Engagement and Operations Consultant
216-533-0885
dtrilling@ohiorite.com

Sharon Whitmore
Financial Administrative Assistant
440-366-7560

Anu Yadavalli
Business Engagement Coordinator
440-279-3784
ayadavalli@ohiorite.com

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