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EDEN Staff

EDEN currently employes more than 170 people dedicated to our mission of to provide housing solutions to people facing the challenges of housing insecurities and homelessness. All of us at EDEN strive to be an active champion of Diversity, Equity and Inclusion (DEI) throughout our organization and the communities we serve.

Executive Leadership

Elaine Gimmel

ELAINE GIMMEL, MSSA
Executive Director

Elaine became EDEN's third-ever Executive Director in 2018. She has been employed at EDEN for 25 years. Elaine directly oversees the Compliance, Real Estate and Construction, Legal, and Fund Development and Communications Departments as well as supervises the COO and CFO positions. Elaine holds a master's degree in Social Administration from CWRU's Mandel School of Applied Social Sciences, with a concentration in Community Development, and a bachelor's degree from John Carroll University. She is also a Licensed Social Worker, and has worked in the area of Social Services for over 25 years. In selecting Elaine for the position of Executive Director, EDEN's Board recognized that Elaine brings great knowledge and skill to the position, as well as tremendous empathy for EDEN's clients, and an unwavering commitment to the organization's mission. Elaine is also highly adept at cohesive collaboration, and is an active leader in numerous community partnerships.

 

Sharon Parks

SHARON PARKS, MA, CPA
Chief Financial Officer

Sharon joined EDEN in 2019 after serving for seven years as the Chief Financial Officer for a Cleveland Community Development Organization. As the Chief Financial Officer, Sharon oversees the finance, human resources, IT and administrative service areas of the organization. Sharon holds a Bachelor of Business Administration degree from Kent State University with an Accounting/Finance concentration, and a Master of Educational Administration degree from Baldwin Wallace University. Sharon is a certified Public Accountant with extensive experience in public, private and non-profit accounting. She also is experienced in Low Income Housing Tax Credit (LIHTC) development and reporting. .

Sharon Parks

EMMA PETRIE BARCELONA
Chief Operating Officer

Emma was named EDEN’s Chief Operating Officer in June 2021 after serving as Director of Compliance since 2014.  Emma manages Housing Programs, Property Management, Inspections, and Assets & Facilities. Prior to joining EDEN, Emma was Deputy Director of NEOSCC and Development Director for the City of Lakewood. She earned a Bachelor of Arts from Saint Mary’s College of Maryland (Maryland’s Public Honors College) in Economics, Public Policy, History and Political Science. She earned a Master’s of Science in Urban Studies, Economic Development from Cleveland State University’s Levin School of Urban Affairs.  Emma has extensive knowledge of federal funds, affordable housing, program and non-profit management, and compliance, has served on several nonprofit boards, and is an active civic volunteer in her community.    

ADMINISTRATION

Richard Carr | Director of Real Estate Development and Construction
Judi Engel | Director of Fund Development and Communications
Linda Erb | Director of Human Resources
Jennifer Griffin | Director of Housing Programs
Gerri Kornblut | General Counsel
Laurel Martinson | Office Manager/Executive Assistant
Emma Petrie Barcelona | Director of Compliance
Ijaz Qureshi | Director of Asset Management and Facilities
Jacquie Skrzypiec | Marketing & Community Relations Officer
Nicholas Stroup | Director of Technology
Christie Tatman-Stroh | Director of Property Management

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FINANCE

Mark Baynes | Accounting Manager
Susan Stevens | Accounting Manager
Lynn Walsh | Senior Accounting Manager

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HOUSING PROGRAMS

Anne Dennstedt | Manager of Short Term Rental Assistance
Kim DiCillo | Manager of Housing Programs
Mike McKay | Manager of HQS Inspections
Nina Parker | Manager of Eviction Prevention
Khaz Rhael | Manager of Housing Support Specialists

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PROPERTY MANAGEMENT

Letric Newton | Manager of Permanent Supportive Housing
Mike Rudolph | Manager of Permanent Supportive Housing
Ebony Young | Manager of Permanent Supportive Housing

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FACILITIES AND MAINTENANCE

Roger Shaw | Assistant Manager of Facilities and Maintenance

 

OFFICERS & BOARD OF DIRECTORS

John Mark Tichar | President
Jonathan (Jon) Petrus | Vice President
Douglas Shelby | Secretary
Beth Adams | Treasurer
Maurice Agee
Ed Chatmon
Mark Dodds
Hal Gunder
Matthew Large
Joshua Levin
Susan Licciardi
Amanda Miller
Dennis G. Morton
Kenneth G. Silliman
Michele Sommerfelt
Kanika Williams
Timothy Williams

 

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EDEN's mission is to provide housing solutions to people facing the challenges of housing insecurities and homelessness.
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7812 Madison Avenue, Cleveland, OH 44102
Phone: (216) 961-9690
TDD/TTY: 800-545-1833, ext. 873
Fax: (216) 651-4066

 

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