Hiram College

Board of Visitors

Authorized and appointed by the College’s Board of Trustees, the Board of Visitors serves as an advisory and resource body and as a “window to the world” to enable Hiram College to learn how its plans and programs are perceived by its various publics. The Board provides advice and guidance to the President and the College’s administrators, and reports its activities to the College’s Board of Trustees on a regular basis. Visitors’ terms are two years in length, running from July through June. A maximum of three consecutive terms (six years) is allowed. A Chair of the Board is appointed from the membership to serve two year terms.

Board of Visitors Members

Steve West ’67 (Chair)

Charlotte, NC

Debbie Abdalian-Thompson

Cleveland, OH
President/Owner, Cleveland Outdoor Advertising

Lynne Abramovich ’73

Bath, OH
President, MAPP Consulting Service, Inc.

Chad Ahren ’98

Indianapolis, IN
Strategy Officer, Lumina Foundation

David W. Ambrose ’67

Warren, OH
INFOhio-the Information, Network for Ohio Schools

Michael Carlson, Ph.D. ’70

Garrettsville, OH
Chief Executive Officer, Carlson Funeral Home

Andrew C. Currie, Ph.D. ’61

Eden Prairie, MN
Founder (Retired), Currie, Ferner, Scarpetta & DeVries, LLP

Greg Dooley ‘00

Hudson, OH
Co-Founder & CFO, Estrela Consulting, LLC

Kristina Dooley ’00

Hudson, OH
Co-Founder & Independent Consultant, Estrela Consulting, LLC

Patricia Enos

East Lansing, MI
Assistant VP for Student Affairs (Retired), Michigan State University

Howard D. Fencl ’08 (MAIS)

Cleveland, OH
Vice President, Hennes Paynter Communications

Judith A. Foote

Rocky River, OH

Richard C. Foote

Rocky River, OH
Private Practice Attorney

James D. Graham ’88

Cleveland, OH
VP, General Counsel Global Operations, Cliffs Natural Resources

Joel B. Greenhouse, Ph.D.

Pittsburgh, PA
Professor of Statistics, Carnegie Mellon University

Douglas R. Gruber ’82

Troy, MI
Vice President, Delphi Packard North America

Ankur Gupta ’02

Chicago, IL
Software Developer, Citadel Investment Group

Ted Hellmuth

Cleveland, OH
VP Marketing, Boyd Watterson Asset Management, LLC

Norman E. Kelker, Ph.D. ’61

Farmingdale, NY
Sr. Vice President (Retired), Biochem, Inc.

Nathaniel I. Koven ’06

Boston, MA
Program Coordinator for Executive Education, Harvard Business School

John Lauder ’68

McLean, VA
Senior Advisor (Retired), 20Twenty Strategic Consulting

Averil Y. McClelland, Ph.D. ’57

Kent, OH
Dept. of educational Foundations and Special Services, Kent State University

John C. Mills ’82

Cleveland, OH
Sr. Vice President & COO, Fairview Hospital/Cleveland Clinic Health System

Nicole M. Monachino ’00

Bedford, OH
Associate Director/Corporate Counsel, Ben Venue Laboratories, Inc.

Nick Morris

Canton, OH
Outreach Coordinator, Stark Parks 

Michael R. Myers, Ph.D. ’83

Indianapolis, IN
Senior Director, LRL-Due Dilligence, Eli Lilly and Company

Andrew Oldman ’68

Cambridge, MA
President, Broadway Landmarks Inc.

Christopher G. Schmitt, Esq. ’04

Cleveland, OH
Worldwide Marketing Manager, ERICO

Todd M. Schneider ’77

Richfield, OH
Director, External Communications/First Energy

Barbara T. Shipley ’80 /WEC ’04

Cleveland, OH
Project Coordinator at NASA Beamed Energy Propulsion Study

Stephen G. Smith ’69

Canton, OH
First Vice President, Morgan Stanley Dean Witter

Bartholomew Timm ’76

South Bend, IN
President, Timm & Associates Management Consultants

Matthew R. Vana ’08

Cleveland, OH
Senior Financial Accounting Analyst, Medical Mutual

Michele M. Warholic, Esq. ’80

Washington, DC
Managing Director of Examinations, Education & Talent, CFP Board of Standards Inc.

Marshall E. Winkle ’57

Mount Vernon, OH

Board of Visitors Contacts

Lori E. Varlotta

President, Hiram College, varlottale@hiram.edu

Jennifer L. Schuller

Vice President, Development & Alumni Relations, Hiram College, schullerjn@hiram.edu

Peggy Painley ’08 

Associate Director, Development & Alumni Relations, Hiram College, painleypa@hiram.edu