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Summa Health Cancer Institute Leadership Council

Our mission: Advance the Summa Health Cancer Institute by serving as informed advocates, strategic advisors and philanthropists, shaping the future of cancer care in our community and beyond.

From left: Cliff Deveny, M.D., president and CEO, Summa Health; the late Nancy DiGirolamo, and her husband, Vincent, benefactors of the Vincent and Nancy DiGirolamo Endowed Chair in Oncology; R. Douglas Trochelman, M.D., former holder of the DiGirolamo chair; and Gilbert Padula, M.D., former holder of the DiGirolamo chair.


Physician chair: Sameer Mahesh, M.D., medical director, Summa Health Cancer Institute


  • Robert B. Cooper, chair
  • Parker Berry
  • Mary Jo Chionchio
  • Mary Kay Chlebina
  • Stephen A. Comunale
  • Gary L. Cook
  • Regina M. Cooper
  • Vincent A. DiGirolamo
  • Kay E. Franks
  • Patricia L. Graves
  • Iris E. Harvey
  • Laura Honnold
  • James C. Kelly
  • David Kleckner
  • Teresa R. LeGrair
  • Sameer A. Mahesh
  • John H. McFadden
  • William E. Moats
  • Shelly Nesbitt
  • Thomas Nesbitt
  • Roger T. Read
  • Sally D. Read
  • George Schmutz
  • Thomas J. Speaks
  • Monica B. Stevens
  • John 'Skip' C. Summerville
  • Susan Summerville
  • Ellen L. Tschappat
  • Sarah C. Vojtek
  • Patricia Wartko
  • Sharon L. Whitfield
  • Gary B. Williams, M.D.
  • Shirley Zetzer

List current as of October 13, 2022.

For more information: Contact Jessica Hudson, system director of development, Summa Foundation, at 330.375.4762 or

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