Who We Are
Board of Directors
The SC4K Board of Directors consists of corporate and community leaders devoted to improving the lives of children in Greater Cleveland. The Board of Directors defines the organization’s mission, values and vision by engaging in short and long-term planning for the organization. The board monitors fiscal management of the organization and maintains accountability to SC4K's funders and donors by reviewing and approving the annual budget, major program plans and organizational policies. Its members ensure the staff has the resources necessary to operate effectively. The Board actively represents the organization to the public, especially to current and potential financial supporters. The board also serves as a voice for the distribution partners and individuals in the community that are served by SC4K. On a personal level, each board member participates actively in board meetings and volunteers on at least one board committee. Board members also make a personal donation to the organization.
Retired – Dominion Energy
Gerald F. Broski
Retired – Investment Manager
Cleveland Metropolitan School District
Cuyahoga County Council
Retired – Cleveland Indians
Chagrin Valley Soap & Salve
First Federal Lakewood
The Cleveland Metroparks
Taft Stettinius & Hollister LLP
Tucker Ellis LLP
Retired – Forest City Enterprises
Ulmer & Berne LLP
Retired – University Hospitals
Retired – Eaton Corp.
Tyrone C. McBee
Retired – Dominion Energy
SK Melamed, LLC
TravelCenters of America, Inc.
Rockette Richardson Ewell
Hahn Loeser + Parks LLP
North Pointe Realty
Life Director/SC4K Executive Director
Rodan and Fields
Ernst & Young
Joseph Yonadi, Jr.
Squire Patton Boggs US LLP
The Associate Board is a group of dedicated young professional volunteers who generate awareness and funds to support the work of Shoes and Clothes for Kids. By engaging our peers in events and activities that develop a link to Shoes and Clothes for Kids, we’re helping to ensure the viability of the organization now and in the future. One of the benefits of a group like the Associate Board is that it helps develop future philanthropic community leaders as well.
Founded in 2005, the Associate Board accomplishes its work by engaging its members and volunteers on project teams that coordinate volunteer recruitment & retention, fundraisers and other events and communications activities.
Discover Financial Services
First Federal Lakewood
BDO USA, LLP
SC4K works with a network of social service agencies in Greater Cleveland strategically located in Greater Cleveland in areas with the greatest need. Customers receive SC4K product directly from our Distribution Partners. Distribution Partners pick up boxes of clothing and shoe vouchers directly from our warehouse. Partners then schedule a distribution(s) at their site, meet with customers to determine eligibility, distribute our product and enter the documentation into the SC4K online extranet program. The average distribution for clothing is valued at $350,000.00 and the average distribution of shoe vouchers is valued at approximately $26,000.00.
Click here for more information on our Distribution Partners including a map of their locations.
SC4K does not charge its Distribution Partners or its recipients any product or services.
Beyond serving the basic needs of thousands of deserving children, SC4K serves as a change agent for area families living in poverty. By providing new clothes and shoe gift cards through our Distribution Partner network, we can connect these families with other important programs and services working to improve and enrich their lives. These programs include food pantries, GED education programs, resale shops, job placement, Head Start, daycare, immunization, etc.
With a small professional staff, volunteers are critical to the operation of Shoes and Clothes for Kids. Without volunteers, we would be unable to sort, pack and distribute 2.3 million dollars worth of brand new shoes and clothes to thousands of children annually.
Volunteers also play an important role in governing the organization on our board, advisory board and associate board, helping in the office, and assisting with all aspects of our special events.
Interested in volunteering? Visit our volunteer page to learn more!
Janice lived in Chicago working various jobs from accountant to a personal assistant. While working she also found the time to volunteer as a tax preparer for low-income families and individuals and as a Sunday school teacher. She moved back to Cleveland several years ago and became a caregiver.
She started out as a volunteer stocking the shelves at the resource center and helping with the uniform distributions. Because of her dedication and hard work, she was been hired as the Program Coordinator for our uniform and supply programs.
In her spare time, she spends time with her friends and family, watches NBA games, and loves yoga classes.
Her favorite shoes are a pair of blue Doc Martens she bought in London and the puma shoes she wears almost every day.
Deana Leone, Finance and Administrative Coordinator
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Deana joined SC4K in September 2019 and brings more than 25 years of non-profit experience. She has filled a variety of roles in the areas of case management, program administration, bookkeeping, community outreach, executive-level leadership, and everything in between, where she learned the value of teamwork, flexibility, and willingness to adapt to accomplish a mission. Her hands-on experience has given her an understanding of frontline as well as back-office work and its importance to a successful organization.
Deana's background includes starting a faith-based non-profit in the city of Pittsburgh that served thousands of people through a grassroots, community-based network of partners and volunteers, similar to what SC4K does. In addition to her work at SC4K, she is one of the pastors at CityReach Church and performs part-time bookkeeping duties for two local small businesses.
Her favorite shoes are slip-on sandals because they are quick and comfortable to be on the move!
Monica Lloyd, Programs Director
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Monica has been employed by SC4K since April 2010. As Director of Programs, she manages the procurement, packing, and distribution of over 100,000 new shoes, clothes, and supplies purchased annually for SC4K’s programs, as well as the data collection and analysis of program impact. She is responsible for the management of over three million dollars worth of inventory for all SC4K programs, including the school supply warehouse for the recently acquired Cleveland Kids in Need program. Over the last few years, SC4K has gone through significant change and growth and Monica has demonstrated she is able to thrive in the planning, development, and implementation of new programs. As Director of Programs, she is able to use her organizational, problem solving, and collaborative skills to successfully manage the Legacy, Browns Special Teams Package, Cleveland Kids in Need, new French Toast Classroom Guarantee Pilot, and Uniforms for Kids programs.
Monica manages full-time, part-time, and seasonal program and warehouse staff as well as high school and college interns. She is the liaison with distribution partners, social service agencies, school officials, volunteers, and program funders. In addition to Monica’s program responsibilities, she works closely with Aramark to coordinate the Annual Aramark/SC4K Golf Classic and the Cleveland Browns Foundation managing the 50/50 Raffle.
Monica loves to travel and explore new places. Being such a huge NBA fan, she has attended games in 25 of the 29 NBA arenas. When she is not traveling she enjoys game nights and book club, which she has been a member of for the last 25 years.
Slip-on shoes suit Monica best since she has to change her shoes so often because she works from two locations.
Catherine Moruzzi, Prorgam Manager
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Cat joined the SC4K staff as a summer intern through Summer on the Cuyahoga in 2021 and was recently hired full-time as the Program Manager. She will be providing support for our Classroom Guanrantee Expansion, Christ Child Society of Cleveland Back to School, and Cleveland Kids in Need programs. She was interested in working at SC4K because of the opportunity to help those in need in the Cleveland community”
She is a Southern California native and graduate of Oberlin College, where she majored in Biology on the Pre-medical track. She is currently applying to medical school for entrance in 2023.
Cat’s favorite shoes are her Birkenstocks since they are really easy to slip on and off in a rush!
Liz Robinson, Volunteer Manager
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Liz was hired in July 2018 to assist the SC4K team with recruiting and coordinating the game day raffle ticket sales team for the Cleveland Browns 50/50 raffle. She assumed the role of Volunteer Manager in October 2018, serving as a key point of contact for all communications with volunteer groups and individuals.
Liz retired from the Federal Reserve Bank of Cleveland after twenty years of service. As Assistant Vice President, Human Resources she was accountable for developing and implementing comprehensive HR services.
As she creates her next life – “unretirement”, Liz is enjoying traveling, baking, knitting, and following Ohio State football! She is extraordinarily fortunate to be married to the love of her life and resides in Chagrin Falls.
Her favorite shoes are casual and comfortable clogs. They foster her sense of adventure and allow her to show off her growing stash of colorful hand-knitted socks. She is thrilled to be a part of an organization that carries out its mission with compassion, care, and respect.
Kimberly Tegarty, Warehouse Coordinator
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Kim started as a volunteer with Cleveland Kids in Need Resource Center and was hired as a part-time warehouse associate by SC4K in January 2017. Because of her hard work, dedication, and attention to detail, she was promoted to full-time warehouse coordinator in January 2018.
She works closely with the Director of Programs and has the tough job of making sure all inventory is accurately counted and reported. On a daily basis, she makes sure the shelves at both of our warehouses are stocked with school and art supplies for our weekly teacher shops and uniforms, casual clothes, socks, and underwear to fill our weekly Browns Special Teams referrals.
She previously worked as a nurse for over 15 years and has experience with long-term and acute care rehab. She has volunteered with the Salvation Army, Christmas in July, feeding the homeless, and at animal shelters.
Kim has two daughters and enjoys watching her youngest ride horses at Outback Stables in Berea, where they both volunteer to clean stables and water the horses. She enjoys anything fun and adventurous, including kayaking, hiking, water activities, and visiting the Cleveland Museum of Art.
When she’s not working or spending time with her daughters you can find her on her cozy sofa watching the History Channel and nature documentaries. Kim feels complete by helping friends, family, and the children that benefit from Shoes and Clothes for Kids programs.
Kim’s favorite shoes are flip-flops because they are easy, flexible, comfortable, and make her feel free!
Terence J. Uhl, Executive Director
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Terry is a long-time board member and former chair who started in this role in January 2016. He is also the owner and founder of The Uhl Group, a communications agency devoted to providing its clients with outstanding public relations, advertising, and business support services.
Previously, he was Executive Vice President of Landau Public Relations in Cleveland, where he helped direct the agency’s new business efforts and manages some of the firm’s key accounts. He is also publisher emeritus of The DD 214 Chronicle bi-monthly newspaper for Ohio military veterans. He formerly was Executive Director of Cleveland Today, Director of Corporate Communications for East Ohio Gas, and Director of Public Information for the American Gas Association in Arlington, Virginia.
For the past 15 Memorial Day weekends, he has served as a judge in the Great American Rib Cook-off contest in Cleveland.
His favorite shoes? The hiking boots he bought before a trip to Alaska. While they didn’t get as much mileage on them in Denali National Park as he hoped, they have proven perfect for MetroParks hikes, Browns games, and snow blowing in epic Cleveland weather.
Vincent Bellini, Inventory and Warehouse Intern
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Vincent is a Cleveland native. Born and raised in Cleveland Heights, he is excited to help those in need in his hometown community. Vincent is a rising sophomore currently enrolled at Saint Louis University in Saint Louis Missouri and is studying electrical engineering.
His favorite shoes are his Adidas NMDs because they are easy to wear and comfortable.
Aliya Brennan, Communications & Social Media Intern
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Aliya is a rising junior at Denison University studying Anthropology and Sociology. Her strong interest in non-profit and community development as well as her experience with low-income families drew her to intern for SC4K.
Aliya has worked for several non-profits and even recently started her own non-profit thrift store at Denison University, which helps make inexpensive clothes accessible to students.
She is also currently the Outreach Coordinator for an organization called Camp Kesem at Denison that runs, plans, and operates a one-week camp for kids whose parents have cancer in Granville/Columbus.
In her spare time, Aliya reads (her favorite book is Harry Potter Goblet of Fire), watches movies (she can’t choose a favorite movie), or does something music-related (she is also a vocal performance minor at Denison and loves performing in musicals).
Her favorite shoes are her knock-off, Doc Martens, which she wears “too much” if you ask any of her friends.
Penpa Dolma, Programs Intern
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Penpa is a rising sophomore at Oberlin College majoring in Economics. She applied for the SC4K summer internship because she admires non-profit organizations that take a collaborative approach to positively impacting our society. Penpa also strongly agrees with the importance of education for kids and believes that any barriers to attending school should be eliminated.
Shoes are her favorite accessory, with her favorite being leather combat boots, as they are comfortable, easy to pair with other clothes, and fine in rain or snow. Her second favorite are sports shoes with soft soles.
Camoren (Cam) Lesher, Collection Drives & Programs Intern
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Cam is an Environmental Science Major and Community and Justice Studies and German double minor. He studies the interconnected nature of community projects and works to provide equity to his community through resource access-centered projects. Originally from Lancaster County PA, he got his start working with small food distribution programs.
As a Bonner Service Leader at Allegheny College, Cam works with many community non- profits and development initiatives. He has helped to organize multiple community events and programs targeting the development of resiliency and neighborhood capabilities. With help from community partners, he was able to establish multiple programs at Allegheny to provide assistance to low-income students, notably, the revitalization of a mutual aid closet.
Cam's favorite shoes are a pair of classic Teva sandals. The openness and flexibility of a Velcro sandal provides the ability to change quickly while still being secure on one's foot.