Board & Staff

RITE Board Members

The RITE Board practices a dynamic collaborative approach where employers of IT talent engage directly and regularly with the region’s leading educators, career development professionals, workforce and talent development professionals, and growing list of other partners.  Board Members include senior IT leaders, industry organizational representatives and a designated leader from higher education who represents RITE’s higher education partnership.

Sam Babic
VP, Chief Software Architect
Hyland

Sygi Berman
Talent Acquisition Manager, IT
The Sherwin Williams Company

Bill Blausey
Senior Vice President and Chief Information Officer
Eaton

Dean Brainard
Executive Director
OHTec/COSE/Greater Cleveland Partnership

Ralph Cagna, MBA, CPHIMS, 
Information Technology Director

Cleveland Clinic

Sean Gallagher
Chief Information Officer
NASA Glenn Research Center

Kevin Goodman
Managing Director, Partner
BlueBridge Networks, LLC

Katherine Golden
Executive Vice President & Chief Technology Officer
OEC

Michelle Kasson
IT
Director – Solutions Development
The J.M. Smucker Company

Joe LaMantia, CFPIM, CIRM, CPA
Managing Director
e-Ventus Corporation

Thomas J. Lucas
At Large

Nicole Ponstingle
Chief Strategy Officer/Partner
Pandata LLC

Michael Slama
SVP – Business Technology Executive
Keybank

Nigamanth Sridhar
Dean of Graduate Studies
Cleveland State University

Jodi Tims
Professor and Chair, Computer Science Department
Baldwin-Wallace University

Dr. Monique Umphrey, PMP
VP Workforce Innovation & Dean – IT Center of Excellence

Cuyahoga Community College

RITE Staff

Courtney DeOreo
Director
o.440-366-4214
c.440-281-5615
cdeoreo@lorainccc.edu

Anu Yadavalli
Business Engagement Coordinator
440-279-3784
Anu.riteboard@gmail.com

Jessica Padilla
Intern
440-366-4792

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