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Fred DeGrandis Approved as New Board Chair and Three Additional Members Named to the Board

Posted July 10, 2018

Cleveland, Ohio – July 10, 2018 – During the May Board of Directors Meeting for the Catholic Community Foundation, Fred DeGrandis was approved as the new Board Chair, assuming a position held for the past two years by Timothy I. Panzica.

DeGrandis, President of NorthCoast Health Serrvcies and a retired Cleveland Clinic excutive leader, has served as Vice Chair of the Catholic Community Board of Directors since 2016. De Grandis, an experienced senior executive with 30+ years of healthcare experience, serves as trustee, director and governance leader for many healthcare, civic, education, and community organizations.

In addition, three individuals were named to the Board of Directors. Kurt McMaken is Senior Vice-President of Finance and Planning of the Electrical Sector at Eaton Corporation. McMaken also serves on the Board of Trustees for Catholic Charities and is a trustee of St. Edward High School. Janice Muphy, Chief Operating Officer – Regional Hospitals of Cleveland Clinic, has also joined the Catholic Community Foundation Board. Murphy’s career began as a Notre Dame Sister teaching grade school. She serves on various boards including the Ursuline Community Advisory Board and St. Joseph Academy. Kurt Packer is President of WBC Group, LLC, a national distributor of products and a service provider to the health and wellness market. Packer also serves on the board of trustees for various community organizations.

“Thank you to Timothy Panzica for his inspirational leadership as Board Chair. I am pleased to welcome Fred DeGrandis to this position as well as our newest board members,” says Patrick Grace, Executive Director for the Catholic Community Foundation. “Every Board member has the opportunity to bring their unique perspectives and use their talents to contribute to the Catholic community in Northeast Ohio. I am most grateful for their involvement and support.”

The Catholic Community Foundation Board of Directors is under the direction of The Most Reverend Nelson J. Perez, Bishop of Cleveland, and is responsible for providing leadership to the Catholic Community Foundation while demonstrating a commitment to its mission, vision, and programs.

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