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*
R. Michael Cole*
Jewish Federation of Cleveland
Cuyahoga County Prosecutor's Office - Civil Division
Product & Services
Product & Services
Finance Committee Co-Chair
Deloitte & Touche, LLP
The Cleveland Metroparks
Mansour Gavin LPA
Courtenay Youngblood Jalics
Tucker Ellis LLP
Tracy A. Jemison, II*
Jeffrey J. Kavlick
Allan C. Krulak*
McCarthy, Lebit, Crystal & Liffman Co., LPA
A. Lamont Mackley*
Human Resources Co-Chair
UH Seidman Cancer Center
Ronald J. Marcin*
James L. Mason*
Retired - Eaton
Ty C. McBee
Dominion Energy Ohio
Sarah K. Melamed*
SK Melamed, LLC
Gusto Designs, LLC
Fifth Third Bank
Retired - UPS
Joseph G. Podach
Karla M. Rogers
Calfee, Halter & Girswold LLP
Dennis R. Rose*
Hahn Loeser + Parks LLP
Hyland, creator of OnBase
North Pointe Realty, Inc.
Life Director/Executive Director
Retired - ShurTech Brands, LLC
First Federal Lakewood
Warren L. Wolfson
Human Resources Chair
Benesch Friedlander Coplan & Aronoff
*Denotes Executive Committee as of 01/01/18
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.
Michelle B. Block
University Hospitals Health System
USI Insurance Services
McCarthy, Lebit, Crystal & Liffman Co., LPA
Tucker Ellis, LLP
Medical Mutual of Ohio
Schauer Group, Inc.
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 Payless shoe gift cards 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 Payless gift cards is valued at approximately $26,000.00.
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
East Cleveland Neighborhood Center
La Sagrada Familia
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 joining our team? Fill out our volunteer application today!
Te'naysjah is a senior at Saint Martin de Porres High School and started working at SC4K in September of 2018 through their Corporate Work Study Program.
Her favorite subject is science because she loves doing experiments. She started visiting colleges freshman year of high school and is leaning toward staying somewhat close to home, majoring in occupational therapy.
When Te'naysjah is not doing homework or studying for exams, she likes to draw, listen to music, and dance. She is a member of two dance teams... the Lionnettes, through her high school, and Reality Check, through Fairfax Recreation Center.
She is the oldest of four children, One sister and one brother also attend Saint Martin de Porres High School and her youngest sister is planning to attend when she starts ninth grade in three years.
Michael Jordan tennis shoes are her favorite shoes because they're comfortable and look good on her feet.
Christina started as the SC4K bookkeeper in March of 2017. She has since been promoted to the Finance and Administrative Coordinator where she handles the day to day finances and keeps the office running smoothly. Christina’s background includes studying accounting at the University of Akron and more than 15 years in accounting and administrative roles. She also runs the finance department of her family’s business.
Christina lives in Strongsville with her husband and two young children. They enjoy cheering on the Cavs, Browns, and Indians. She is highly involved in a couple local charities. They also enjoy traveling especially to the beaches of South Carolina and Disney World. Her favorite shoes are slip on sandals which combine style and comfort.
Jennifer started providing accounting services to SC4K in November 2009. She established her accounting practice in 2007 to service organizations that need a combination of day-to-day guidance on financial matters, financial statement preparation, and assistance with implementing long-term organizational objectives. Her prior work experience includes working in public accounting at national, regional and local firms in the Greater Cleveland Area. Her current list of clients includes private foundations, nonprofits, and small businesses.
Jennifer and husband have two teenage daughters and live in Avon Lake. In her spare time she enjoys traveling anywhere warm, cooking, cheering on the Cavs (LETS GO CAVS) and watching her girls play volleyball and lacrosse.
Her favorite shoes are high heels because they are pretty and empowering. New shoes make her smile, which is one of the reasons she loves the mission of SC4K... confidence can be contagious.
Monica has been employed by Shoes and Clothes for Kids 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, and 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 and her book club. Slip-on shoes suit Monica best because she works from the administrative office and two warehouses.
In June of 2018,SC4K welcomed Alicia as the Community Engagement Coordinator for our Kids in Need Program. Her primary responsibility is to make sure eligible schools know about our Resource Center and their teachers schedule appointments to shop.
Before joining the SC4K staff, Alicia was a Wraparound Specialist for the Euclid Hillcrest Collaborative, which was a Distribution Partner for our Legacy Program. She was the Collaborative Coordinator for their SC4K Program and a member the 2016 SC4K Strategic Planning and 2017 Appreciative Inquiry committees.
Alicia is the mother of 3 boys and loves to sing karaoke and line dance. Her favorite shoes are flip flops..."as long as there is no snow, it's always flip flop season!"
Kimberly Tegarty, Warehouse Coordinator
Kim started as a volunteer with Cleveland Kids in Need Resource Center and was hired as a part-time warehouse associate by Shoes and Clothes of Kids 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.
Loretta was hired as a Program Coordinator in August of 2018. She works closely with the Director of Programs and Warehouse Coordinator on our Browns Special Teams, Christ Child Society of Cleveland Back to School, and Legacy Programs.
She most recently worked at St. Martin de Porres Family Center as a Human Service Worker. Some of her responsibilities included managing the SC4K program as well as the food pantry and emergency assistance.
She is the mother of seven children and a previous recipient of shoes and clothes through SC4K's Legacy Program. Loretta knows how important our programs are to families and jumped at the opportunity to help SC4K reach its distribution goals. She feels passionately about giving back to the communtiy and is excited about her new role in the organization.
In her free time, she loves to shop and Michael Jordan tennis shoes are her favorite. They are comfortable, come in many different styles and colors, and like people are great for protection.