Organizational Leadership








CORE OF SUMMER ON THE CUYAHOGA

The SOTC Board of Directors is composed of alumnae/i from each participating school (school affiliation is noted after each name) and at-large board members representing the Greater Cleveland community.

Jean M. Koehler, Executive Director

Jean is passionate about SOTC’s mission because it is a “win-win-win-win” for all stakeholders: employers who benefit from talented interns; alumni who build relationships with the next generation of graduates; young professionals who are exposed to the dynamics that make Cleveland a vibrant urban community; and the city itself, which ultimately realizes a brain gain. Jean was raised on the east coast and always assumed she’d stay there but, as she says, good fortune brought her to Cleveland in the mid-1990s and she feels blessed that she can call it home. She points out that “The Cleve” is a place overflowing with people who are dedicated to giving back and helping the region realize its possibilities.

Prior to joining SOTC in 2013, Jean worked as a social entrepreneur in several capacities. She was a consultant to nonprofits in Cleveland and Detroit, assisting them in developing resources, creating opportunities and functioning more efficiently. A trained lawyer, she advocated for children in abuse, neglect and custody cases in Cleveland’s Juvenile Court. She also coached girls’ high school tennis, and celebrated a state title with her team in 2012. Jean earned a B.A. from Harvard and J.D. from the University of Connecticut School of Law, and she and her husband have traveled to ice rinks throughout the Midwest with their two daughters who are competitive figure skaters.

Jean can be reached at jkoehler@summeronthecuyahoga.com

Gail Davis, Assistant Director

Gail became SOTC’s Assistant Director in February 2016. Prior to that, she managed communications for Boston University’s office of Global Programs, which is comprised of the university’s study abroad program, international students office, and English language program. Earlier in her career, she spent eight years with Catchpole, a Boston-based niche PR agency.

An alum of the SOTC program, Gail also interned with National City Corporation. She holds a bachelors degree in economics and communications from Case Western Reserve University.

Gail can be reached at gdavis@summeronthecuyahoga.com

Effective October, 2015

Organizational Leadership

Board officers include:

  • Tim Beach (Cornell), Board President
  • Janet Cho (University of Chicago), Board Secretary
  • Amanda Holzhauer (Yale), Board Vice President
  • Chris Erb (Colgate), Board Treasurer

Board directors are:

  • Lauren Daughtrey (At-large board member)
  • Julie Lehman (At-large board member)
  • Gina Beim (Case Western Reserve)
  • Ashley Solomon (Case Western Reserve)
  • Tom Welsh (Colgate)
  • C. Paul Vogelsang (Colgate)
  • Sahil Jain (Cornell)
  • Lisa Curland (Cornell)
  • Jill Clark (Denison)
  • Matthew Liebson (Denison)
  • Eileen Callahan (Ohio Wesleyan)
  • Sarah Kieta (Ohio Wesleyan)
  • Julianne Roseman (Smith)
  • Marjorie Roth (Smith)
  • Greg River (University of Chicago)
  • Sid Good (University of Chicago)
  • John Patterson (Yale)
  • Kristin Ubersax (Yale)
  • Lynn-Ann Gries (Ex officio)
  • Vikki Patacca (Ex officio)

Jean Koehler is the Executive Director of Summer on the Cuyahoga.