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.
Theresa C. Bishop*
Cuyahoga County Council
Programs & Services
vic gelb (deceased)*
First Federal Lakewood
Finance Committee Co-Chair
Deloitte & Touche, LLP
The Cleveland Metroparks
Mansour Gavin LPA
Courtenay Youngblood Jalics
Tucker Ellis LLP
Tracy A. Jemison, III*
Jeffrey J. Kavlick
Allan C. Krulak*
A. Lamont Mackley*
Human Resources Co-Chair
UH Seidman Cancer Center
Ronald J. Marcin*
Finance Committee Co-Chair
James L. Mason*
Retired - Eaton
Ty C. McBee
Retired - Dominion Energy Ohio
Sarah K. Melamed*
50th Anniversary Committee Chair
SK Melamed, LLC
Gusto Designs, LLC
Fifth Third Bank
Retired - UPS
Joseph G. Podach
Programs & Services
TravelCenters of America, Inc
Dennis R. Rose*
Hahn Loeser + Parks LLP
North Pointe Realty, Inc.
Life Director/Executive Director
Warren L. Wolfson
Elissa WuligerRodan and Fields
Human Resources Chair
Squire Patton Boggs US LLP
*Denotes Executive Committee as of 01/01/19
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.
Medical Mutual of Ohio
University Hospitals Health System
Discover Financial Services
Metropolitan at the 9
Third Federal Savings and Loan
First Federal Lakewood
Orchard Park Academy
BDO USA, LLP
Marcus Thomas, LLC
Tucker Ellis, LLP
Medical Mutual of Ohio
Schauer Group, Inc.
KHM Travel Group
Burten, Bell, Carr Development, Inc.
Warrensville Heights High School
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.
Bethany Baptist Church
Boys & Girls Club - Broadway Club
Boys & Girls Club - King Kennedy Club
Boys & Girls Club - Walton Club
Catholic Charities Head Start - Rainbow Terrace
Catholic Charities Head Start - Riverside
Catholic Charities Head Start - St. Ignatius
Cleveland Chesed Center
East Cleveland Neighborhood Center
La Sagrada Familia
May Dugan Center
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 personal assistant. While working she also found the time to volunteer as a tax preparer for low income families and individuals and as 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 distribution last summer. May 2019 marked her one year volunteer anniversary at SC4K. Because of her dedication and hard work, she has been hired as the Program Coordinator for the French Toast Classroom Guarantee Pilot Program.
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 London and the puma shoes she wears almost every day.
Deana joined SC4K in September 2019 and bring more than 25 years' experience in the non-profit sector. She has filled a variety of roles in the areas of case management, program administrations, 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 their 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 additional 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 has been employed by SC4K since April 2010. As Director of Programs, she manages the procurement, packing, and distribution of over 100,000 new clothing items and Payless shoe cards 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, Uniforms for Kids programs. Monica manages full time, part time, and seasonal 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.
Monica loves to travel and explore new places. Being such a huge NBA fan, she has attended games in 24 of the 29 NBA arenas. When she is not traveling she enjoys game nights with her family and her book club.
Slip-on shoes suit Monica best since she has to change her shoes so often because she works from the administrative office and two warehouses.
Jason joined SC4K in October 2020 and brings more than twenty years of experience in financial management and consulting for nonprofits, institutions of primary and higher learning, privately held businesses and governments. His two most recent positions were director and CFO level appointments for two notable area nonprofits. He also has experience in audit and assurance for a regional accounting firm, and in consulting for a Big Four accounting firm.
He directs The Carter Nedley Foundation, which serves families in Northeast Ohio impacted by childhood cancer, and serves on the board of Positive Coaching Alliance, which delivers highly effective, research-driven programming to children, parents, and coaches in youth and high school sports to create positive, character-building cultures.
Jason is a certified public accountant, earned an M.B.A from John Carroll University - at which he also taught a graduate level course in nonprofit accounting. He is also a 2018 graduate of the Cleveland Leadership Center's Cleveland Bridge Builders program.
He is passionate sports fan, avid reader, aspiring pitmaster, LEGO enthusiast, and budding guitarist. He lives in Concord with his wife and their two sons.
His favorite shoes? His browns leather sandals. "For me, they mean weekends, they mean vacation, and best of all, they mean warm weather in Cleveland." he says.
Liz Robinson, Volunteer Manager
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.
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 cleaning out stables and watering horses. She enjoys anything fun and adventurous with her daughters, 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!
Terry is a long-time board member and former chair who started in this role January 2016. He is also owner and founder of The Uhl Group, a communications agency devoted to providing its clients 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.
Terry and his wife Barbara have four adult daughters and live in Solon.
His favorite shoes? The hiking boots he bought before a recent 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.