Meet the Board Members

All UCP Board of Directors members can be reached at (216) 791-8363, ext. 1275 or

Executive Committee


Brian Padden, Chair

Vice President, Sales
The Sherwin-Williams Company
Brian Padden joined the UCP Board in 2013 after learning about the agency’s services and focus on under-served children and young adults here in Northeast Ohio. Brian works for Sherwin Williams at their headquarters here in Cleveland and has had various management positions during his tenure. He currently holds the position of Vice President of Sales, leading the Retail National Accounts team. Brian received a BS from Canisius College and an MBA from John Carroll University. Brian’s wife, Debra, works with special needs children, so UCP is near and dear to her heart as well. On weekends you can find Brian hitting tennis balls with his family in Westlake where his son Sean plays for the high school team.xx

Julie Jackson, Vice Chair

Director of Rehabilitation Business Unit
Invacare Corporation
Julie Jackson joined the UCP Board in 2014.  Julie is the Director of Rehab Channel Marketing at Invacare Corporation.  Julie has worked for Invacare for 12 years and has worked on the Mobility & Seating product portfolio developing new power and manual wheelchairs.  Julie has a Bachelor’s Degree from Baldwin-Wallace University and an MBA from Cleveland State University.   Julie is married and has 3 children, residing in Avon, OH.



Jeffrey D. MinnickJeffrey D. Minnick, Treasurer

Director of Operational Accounting
Swagelok Corporation
Jeff Minnick joined the UCP board in 2008 after witnessing the exceptional service and care his daughter received at the agency.  Professionally, Jeff works for Swagelok Company in Solon Ohio.  At Swagelok, Jeff has held various management positions in Finance, Engineering, Operations and Supply Chain.  Jeff holds a Mechanical Engineering degree as well as an MBA from the University of Akron.  In his spare time Jeff can be seen training around his neighborhood in Broadview Heights for the triathlon!


Stacey Johnson

Stacey Johnson, Secretary

Vice President, Sr. Relationship Manager
Huntington National Bank





Jennifer Berlin

President & CEO
Ullman Oil Company

ClarkPaul Clark

Regional President
PNC Bank

Matthew CoxMatthew R. Cox

Cox Consulting Group LLC


dave eatonDavid Eaton

Vice President Credit Officer
Fifth Third Bank


EllmanKevin Ellman

Vice President of US Operations
Oatey Company

Christopher G. Furey, MD

Associate Professor & Orthopaedic Director, Chief Surgeon
The Spine Institute of University Hospitals

Ethan Hendrickx

Area Vice President
Gallagher Benefit Services, Inc.

Chip JosephCharles H. Joseph, III.

Executive Director
Y-Haven of the YMCA of Greater Cleveland

Dave LavelleDavid Lavelle

Financial Advisor
Edward Jones Investments

MaraldoMichael Maraldo

Regional Vice President of Operations
Giant Eagle, Inc.

Robert W. MaysRobert W. Mays

Senior Director of Regenerative Medicine
Athersys, Inc.

Michael S. McMahonMichael S. McMahon

Managing Director, Mergers & Acquisitions
KeyBanc Capital Markets

Dave PamerDavid Pamer

Executive Vice President, Sales
Kichler Lighting

Kevin J. Riley

Vice President
Weber Wood Medinger





Michael P. Shiplett

Senior Vice President, Ohio Commercial Banking
Citizens Bank


Gordon Short

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Stacey Headshot 2014Lee M. Stacey

President & CEO
McGowan Insurance







Art Thomson

Administrator, Digestive Disease Institute
Cleveland Clinic


Joe WilliamsJoe Williams

Electrolock, Inc.