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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.


Volunteer Chair: Bob Cooper

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


  • Parker Berry 
  • Mary Jo Chionchio 
  • Mary Kay Chlebina 
  • Steve Comunale 
  • Gary Cook 
  • Regina Cooper 
  • Vince DiGirolamo 
  • Kay Franks 
  • Iris Harvey 
  • Laura Honnold 
  • Jim Kelly 
  • David Kleckner 
  • Teresa LeGrair 
  • Melissa McCracken
  • John McFadden, MD
  • Bill Moats, MD
  • Shelly Nesbitt 
  • Tom Nesbitt 
  • Dana North
  • Roger Read
  • Sally Read 
  • George Schmutz 
  • Elaine Shannon-Smith 
  • Tom Speaks 
  • Monica Stevens 
  • Skip Summerville 
  • Susan Summerville 
  • Ellen Tschappat 
  • Sarah Vojtek 
  • Patty Wartko 
  • Shari Whitfield 
  • Gary Williams, MD
  • Shirley Zetzer 

List current as of May 4, 2023.

For more information: Contact Shelley Green, system director of development, Summa Foundation, at 330.375.6891 or

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