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Summa Health Cardiovascular Leadership Council

Members of the Summa Health Cardiovascular Leadership Council tour the construction site of the Dr. Gary B. and Pamela S. Williams Tower on the Summa Health System — Akron Campus.

Summa Health Cardiovascular Leadership Council

Our mission: The Cardiovascular Leadership Council provides an opportunity for its members to lend their expertise and support to establish the Heart and Vascular Institute as a center of excellence. Members will be asked to contribute their professional and business expertise and rely on their patient experiences to provide guidance that will help to direct the future of the Institute. Members will assist Summa Health Foundation with fundraising efforts in support of patient care, clinical research and innovation and medical education for future generations of physicians and scientists.

Cardiovascular Leadership Council members (from left): Dan Marchetta, Stuart Giller and Tony Solaro

Cardiovascular Leadership Council members Kelly and James Riter


Physician chair: Roger Chaffee, M.D.


  • Kay E. Franks, chair
  • Lynn A. Asente
  • Ken Babby
  • Tom H. Barrett
  • Thomas A. Clark
  • Robert W. Coles
  • R. Fred Damerow
  • Beverly K. Duma
  • David L. Duma
  • Ellen Franks
  • Stuart W. Giller
  • Yvonne F. Hamlin
  • Fred Hayduk
  • Michael M. Hughes, M.D.
  • Thomas G. Knoll
  • Virginia M. Knoll
  • Mark E. Krohn
  • Daniel Marchetta
  • Ginger Marchetta
  • Jeffrey C. Mockbee
  • Stephen E. Myers
  • Alexander P. Ormond
  • Joyce L. Rice
  • Robert R. Rice
  • James V. Riter
  • Kelly M. Riter
  • John D. Sasanecki
  • Charles M. Seeley
  • Lorrie A. Shaffer
  • Stephen W. Shaffer
  • Beverly J. Smith
  • Anthony J. Solaro
  • Alice L. Strickler
  • George E. Strickler
  • Donzell S. Taylor
  • Deb Trenta
  • Ellen L. Tschappat
  • Elizabeth Wenk
  • Howard R. Wenk
  • Linda G. White
  • Sidney E. 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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