Our Board of Directors
As a 501(c)(3) public nonprofit, One Health Organization has a volunteer Board of Directors. Our board members help us make Northeast Ohio a healthier community for pets and pet parents.
If you're interested in getting involved in our Board of Directors, contact Dr. Anna by email or at (216) 920-3051 during normal business hours.
Our Board of Directors
We're thankful for the help and leadership of our Board of Directors. Meet our board members below.
Board Chair: John Furlong, CPA, MBA
Our Board Chair, John Furlong, is also a Certified Public Accountant with expertise in finance and business. He has a Bachelors of Business Administration and Accounting from Kent State University. In 2006, he also earned a Master's in Business Administration from Cleveland State University.
After previous roles as a financial analyst and senior auditor, John holds a leadership role in risk consulting. He works at KPMG, a global network of professional firms providing Audit, Tax, and Advisory services.
Board Vice-Chair: R. Patrick Cannon, BBA
R. Patrick Cannon is one of our newer Board Members and quickly rose to the rank of Board Vice-Chair given his passion for the mission and his experience. He is also involved in volunteering for AMVETS Post 109 and St. Bede’s Church in Mentor, Ohio.
Patrick has management experience starting with work at Walmart and then Gordon Food Service before working in the banking industry. As a Key@Work Relationship Manager, he enjoys helping HR Professionals deliver a high-quality benefits package, as well as adding value and contributing to Employee Engagement.
A lifetime Clevelander, he currently lives in Mentor, Ohio, and enjoys going to the beach with his wife and being near and on Lake Erie.
Secretary: Shannon Henry, JD
She is an Associate Attorney at Benesch Friedlander Coplan & Aronoff LLP, practicing labor and employment law. Shannon graduated from Cleveland-Marshall College of Law in 2018 and has been practicing ever since.
She has been a long-time volunteer with a local animal shelter and spends her free time with her dog Leo, her lionhead rabbit, and her frequent foster dogs.
Treasurer: Shaun Zalewski, CPA
Our Board Treasurer, Shaun Zalewski, is a Certified Public Accountant. After working as a Senior Tax Manager at Marcum LLP, he currently holds the title of Tax Principal at Tramer & Bolbach, Inc. in Beachwood Ohio where he works with individuals and businesses on tax compliance, planning, and business consulting.
Shaun is a proud alumnus of Hiram College. He earned his degree in Accounting and Financial Management and was on the football team.
Board Member: Leslie A. Gentile, JD
Board Member, Leslie Gentile is not new to the work of nonprofits. She co-founded an animal-related nonprofit called Safety for Animals and Families in Emergencies, which helped pets and people in domestic violence situations for ten years before closing its doors.
Leslie has decades of experience as a lawyer who opened her own firm in 2006. She has expertise in all aspects of family law and domestic violence representation, and experience in litigation and mediation. Leslie formerly worked for the Legal Aid Society of Cleveland representing indigent clients and continues to take pro bono indigent cases referred by Legal Aid. She is active in the Lorain and Cuyahoga County Bar associations and is currently president of the Lorain County Bar Association.
In her spare time, she enjoys music, her garden, and helping pets reunite with their people.
Board Member: Madilyn Maruna, JD
Madilyn is an Associate Attorney at Cavitch, Familo & Durkin. She earned her law degree at Cleveland State University's Cleveland-Marshall College of Law. During that time, she worked as a law clerk and marketing coordinator. She also spent more than three years on staff at the Chocolate Bar in Cleveland.
In her free time, Madi enjoys practicing yoga, cooking, and spending time with family and her dogs, Hendrix and Intro.
Board Member: Jennifer Lynch-McKinney, MNA
Jennifer has worked in fundraising for organizations such as University Circle, Inc., Cleveland Zoo Society and now works for CHN Housing Partners as the Manager of Fundraising. She has a Bachelor’s degree in Equine Administration and Business Administration from Otterbein College (now Otterbein University) and a Master’s from John Carroll University in Nonprofit Administration.
Jennifer enjoys volunteering through various organizations, spending time with her husband and their identical twin girls, and loving on her miniature poodle, Midnight.
Board Member: Michelle McCon, CPA
Michelle is a Certified Public Accountant with expertise in accounting and assurance services. She earned her Bachelors of Accountancy from John Carroll University in 2013 and has worked in public accounting ever since. Michelle currently holds the role of audit manager at HW&Co.
In her free time, Michelle enjoys spending time with her husband, two daughters, and their pets, riding horses, and DIY projects.
Board Member: Ervis Mellani, CLU, CFP, ChFC
Ervis is a Regional Specialist at TIME, a Crump company. Before then, he worked for several other companies to build up his expertise to help families realize their financial goals. He earned a bachelor's degree in Economics & Finance at Cleveland State University. He is a certified Chartered Financial Consultant and Chartered Life Underwriter from The American College of Financial Services and is a Certified Financial Planner professional.
In his free time, Ervis enjoys spending time with family and his cat, Freddie Krueger.
Board Member: Cindy Naegele
As one of our newest Board Members, Cindy is a seasoned nonprofit leader since 1999 with years of experience and a history of connecting individuals and families with their philanthropic values. Cindy was the Chief Advancement Officer at OhioGuidestone and has recently made the exciting move as the Vice President of Institutional Advancement at Ursuline College. She has previously worked with The Cleveland Foundation, Case Western Reserve University, and The Cleveland Art Museum.
Cindy enjoys spending time with her husband, sons, and their Golden Retriever, Theodore.