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Members of the Charles Deering Legacy Advisor Leadership Council tour the Dr. Gary B. and Pamela S. Williams Tower on the Summa Health System — Akron Campus in January 2019.

Summa Health Charles Deering Legacy Advisor Leadership Council

Our mission: The Charles Deering Legacy Advisor Leadership Council provides an opportunity for its members to lend their expertise and support to Summa Health. Members will be asked to contribute their professional and business expertise and assist Summa Foundation with fundraising efforts in support of patient care, clinical research and innovation and medical education for future generations of physicians and scientists. Charles Deering was an Akron-area industrialist and philanthropist. Upon his death in 1927, his estate commitment led to the development of what is now Summa Health System — St. Thomas Campus.

Charles Deering Legacy Advisor Leadership Council member Tom Knoll and his wife, Ginny, served as honorary chairs of the 2018 Sapphire Ball.

Charles Deering Legacy Advisor Leadership Council member Philip Kaufmann dances with his wife, Patty, at the 2018 Sapphire Ball.


  • Naomi D. Ganoe, chair
  • Trey E. Bennett
  • Toby S. Blossom
  • Alane L. Boffa
  • Richard W. Burke
  • Marylee Carey
  • Scott Cooper
  • Steven L. Cox
  • James Dannug
  • Carina S. Diamond
  • Karen Dulaney
  • Marie Mirro Edmonds
  • Amy K. Friedmann
  • Elizabeth H. Ganocy
  • Thomas E. Gedelian
  • Jeffrey M. Grosenbaugh
  • Craig A. Hassinger
  • Lisa A. Hibbs
  • Bruce A. Jentner
  • Diane Johns Gilger
  • Daniel P. Johnson
  • Philip S. Kaufmann
  • Randall J. Keller
  • Thomas G. Knoll
  • Daniel R. Kohler
  • Stephanie R. Kormanec
  • Roy A. Krall
  • Donald Laubacher
  • Jennifer L. Lile
  • Curt W. Lindsay
  • Samuel J. Lupica
  • William J. Manby
  • Bruce J. May
  • Charles F. Mullen
  • Jodi Nead
  • Timothy J. Papp
  • Carrie A. Rosko
  • Douglas Ross
  • Brenda S. Schwartz
  • Lorrie A. Shaffer
  • Jacob F. Showalter
  • Jeffery A. Walters
  • Jerry J. Wear
  • R. Mark Wernig
  • Patrick J. Weschler
  • Robert Winston

List current as of October 13, 2022.

For more information: Contact Barbara Boyce, director of planned giving, Summa Foundation, at 330.375.6356 or

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