On Friday, June 27 at 9:30 am at Idea Center meet Erin McIntyre and Teleange' Thomas, of the Sisters of Charity Foundation of Cleveland, and learn about their grantmaking priorities throughout the region.
The Sisters of Charity Foundation of Cleveland works to improves the lives of those most in need with special attention to families, women and children living in poverty, working to end homelessness and to reducing health and education disparities in Cleveland’s Central Neighborhood. As a faith-based organization, the Foundation extends the values of Jesus Christ through the mission of the Sisters of Charity of St. Augustine and also works to sustain the ministries of women religious.
About the presenters:
Erin McIntyre: As Program Officer, Erin directs the grantmaking at the Foundation to support the ministries of Catholic women religious in Northeast Ohio and supports other programmatic and grantmaking efforts.
Previously, Ms. McIntyre worked at the parent organization of the foundation, the Sisters of Charity Health System in the Department of Foundations, Outreach Ministries and External Affairs. She has worked in various capacities with the city of Cleveland and Cleveland City Council.
In 2010, Ms. McIntyre lived and worked in Zaragoza, El Salvador as the interim director for International Partners in Mission (IPM) in their Latin American regional office. In this role, Ms. McIntyre was responsible for managing the regional office, working with project partners in El Salvador and other Latin American and Caribbean countries, and organizing and leading immersion experiences. IPM partners with community-based organizations around the world, working across borders of faith, culture and economic circumstance to serve the needs of children, women and youth. She holds a BA in sociology from the University of Dayton.
Teleange' Thomas: The Foundation’s Program Director, Health joined the Foundation in 2009 to oversee strategies to reduce health disparities among vulnerable populations through strategic grant-making in the Healthy Eating/Active Living initiative and Health Policy.
Before joining the Sisters of Charity Foundation, Ms. Thomas served for four years in leadership positions with the Cleveland Department of Public Health. In this capacity she served as Deputy-Project Director of MomsFirst, the National Healthy Start Project, aimed at lowering infant mortality rates in the City of Cleveland, and Steps to a Healthier Cleveland which addresses disparities and chronic conditions among local minority and underserved populations. She previously worked as the first project coordinator for Community Outreach at University Hospitals, Ireland Cancer Center. She is Chair of the Chronically Ill/Terminally Ill Cluster for the United Way Community Volunteer Investment Committee. A graduate of Case Western Reserve University, Ms. Thomas also holds a Certificate in Human Participants Protection Education for Research Teams from the National Institutes of Health. Ms. Thomas is on the board Health Policy Institute of Ohio.
Space is limited. Register here, in person, or by calling (216) 861-1933. Registrants requiring ASL signers or other disability-related services are asked to contact the Foundation Center at least two weeks in advance.