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Our Staff

One of the most important aspects of the Clubhouse Model is that Clubhouse members and staff work side-by-side in the operation of the Clubhouse. In addition to our dedicated mental health professionals, the administrative staff also includes members in their work.

Lori D’Angelo, Ph.D

Executive Director

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Lori, a psychologist, has been with Magnolia Clubhouse since 1997. Prior to her position with the Clubhouse, she worked at the University Hospitals of Cleveland Mood Disorder Program as a post-doctoral fellow. She obtained her doctorate in clinical psychology from Case Western Reserve University in 1995 where she is currently an adjunct clinical faculty member in the Department of Psychology. A Medical Advisory Board member of the National Alliance on Mental Illness (NAMI) Greater Cleveland, she also serves on the board of NAMI Ohio. In addition, Lori serves as a Faculty and Advisory Council member for Clubhouse International (the umbrella organization for Clubhouses around the world), and is on the Advisory Board of the Clubhouse Program of Research, a partnership between the University of Massachusetts Medical School and Clubhouse International. In 2015, Lori was named Executive Director of the Year by NAMI Ohio.

James Ankeny

Mental Health Professional

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James holds a BA in psychology and criminal justice with a specialization on issues in law and society from Kent State University and currently working on his master’s in social work at the Mandel School of Applied Social Sciences at Case Western Reserve University.

David Blech, MSN, AGNP-C

Nurse Practitioner

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David received his Advanced Practice Nurse education at Case Western Reserve University. With 11 years of nursing experience, he has worked as a Nurse Practitioner for seven years. His nursing experience ranges from working in hospital intensive care units and emergency departments, to adult and geriatric psychiatry.

Angel Chapin

Clinical Director

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Angel graduated from Hamilton College in 1994 with a degree in Comparative Literature and received a master’s degree in social work from Case Western Reserve University in 1998. In 2010, she received training in Dialectical Behavioral Therapy through Behaviortech. Angel has spent most of her career providing community support to the most vulnerable populations of Cuyahoga County.

Vince Crowe

Mental Health Professional

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Kathy Ellis

Administrative Assistant

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John Fisher

Mental Health Professional

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Chuck Huth, LSW

Director of Operations

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After a decade with the State of Ohio Department of Mental Retardation and Developmental Disabilities, Chuck was hired by Hill House in March 1993 to start a program to help transition individuals with long-term hospitalizations, as well as those with dual developmental and mental health issues, into the Clubhouse community and then into the greater community. Chuck graduated from Cleveland State University with a degree in social work.

Marty Seeholzer

Mental Health Professional

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Marty joined the staff of Magnolia Clubhouse in August of 2017. He is a graduate of Cleveland State University and, prior to working at the Clubhouse, he spent four years with the Cuyahoga County Board of Developmental Disabilities supervising vocational training and assessments and one year as an Associate Teacher at the Monarch School of Autism.

Ryan Smith

Unit Leader

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Ryan joined Magnolia Clubhouse in 2013 and is a key member of the Communications Unit. He previously worked as a Youth Specialist at Bellefaire JCB from 2006 to 2013. While working at Bellefaire, he co-facilitated Partial Hospitalization and CPST groups with children. Ryan graduated from the Ohio Center for Broadcasting in 2014.

Jennifer Swindell

Quality Assurance Specialist

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After graduating from Muskingum College, Jennifer joined AmeriCorps to lead a youth health program with the American Red Cross. She then spent two years with the Peace Corps teaching AIDS education in Africa before returning to Cleveland as a specialist in the foster care program with Big Brothers Big Sisters. She joined the Clubhouse in 2014.

Kevin Vann

Mental Health Professional

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Kevin graduated from Cleveland State University with a BA in business. Before joining the Clubhouse in 2017, he worked as a coach/mentor and an employment specialist at The Employment Alliance/Recovery Resources for eight years.

Nicky Wilkins

Mental Health Professional

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Laura Williamson, MSSA, LISW-S

Unit Leader

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Laura received her graduate degree from CWRU’s Mandel School of Applied Social Sciences in 2007 and also holds a clinical social work licensure with supervisory designation. She joined the Clubhouse in 2013.

Cassidy Yatsko

Mental Health Professional

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Cassidy received a bachelor’s degree from Boise State University in psychology and sociology, with a minor in American Sign Language and a certificate in conflict management. Having been introduced to the Clubhouse Model at a young age (her father is a Clubhouse Director), Cassidy has always had an interest in the mental health field and joined Magnolia in 2017.

Debi Bruss

Chief Financial Officer

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Victoria Hilditch

Development and Marketing Coordinator

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Greg Jones

Food Service Coordinator

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