The Northeast Ohio Medical University Foundation Board of Directors has made changes to its roster of members.
The foundation added four new members -- Daniel Gartland, Dr. Ann Klein, Robert Perry and Kevin Trice. All appointments were effective July 1.
Gartland serves as manager, marketing-mobile industries at the Timken Company in Canton, Ohio, where he is responsible for the design and implementation of marketing initiatives for mobile industry business. He formerly served as global marketing manager at the Goodyear Tire and Rubber Company, market manager at Avery Dennison, and district business manager at Quest Diagnostics.
Gartland earned a bachelor of arts degree from the College of Wooster and a master of business dministration degree from Kent State University. He lives in Hudson.
Klein is owner and pharmacy manager at Klein's Pharmacy in Akron. She is also a pharmacy preceptor and clinical assistant professor in the Department of Pharmacy Practice at NEOMED. She previously served as a pharmacist at Rawley Drug and Gray Drug Store, and was a northeast Ohio trainer for the Rite Aid Corporation.
Klein is a registered pharmacist with the state of Ohio and lives in Hudson.
Perry serves as vice president at Welty Business Company in Akron, where he oversees business development for Ohio. He previously served as manager of suite sales for the Cleveland Browns, president of Legacy Healthcare Solutions and senior therapeutic director of Pfizer Pharmaceuticals.
Perry earned abachelor of arts degree from Washington and Jefferson College and a master of business administration degree from Kent State University. He lives in Shaker Heights.
Trice is president and chief executive officer of Pulmonary Apps, LLC in Cleveland, and associate medical director at Wellpoint, Inc. in Indianapolis, Ind. He previously served as an assistant professor in the Division of Pulmonary, Critical Care and Sleep Disorders Medicine at the University of Louisville in Louisville, Ky.; as staff physician and director of pulmonary and critical scare services at Pikeville Medical Center in Pikeville, Ky.; and as a staff physician at Good Samaritan Hospital in Puyallup, Wash.
Trice earned both a bachelor of arts and a doctor of medicine degree from the University of Louisville and a master of business administration degree from the University of Tennessee. He lives in Cleveland Heights.
The award of director emeritus status was given to Samuel Roth and Jim Pazol, who served on the board for 25 years and 20 years, respectively.
Roth is a business consultant, specializing in business turnarounds, business planning and merger and acquisitions. He retired as president of FirstEnergy Facilities Services Group, a FirstEnergy holding company for the mechanical construction, contracting and energy management companies that FirstEnergy acquired. Previous to serving as president of FirstEnergy Facilities Services Group, he was president and chief financial officer of Roth Bros., Inc., a diversified engineering and contracting corporation. He and his wife, Judy, have been extremely generous to the university, establishing a scholarship endowment at the University and helping to secure major gifts from connections in the Youngstown area.
Pazol operates Pazol Mediation Services after a successful 35-year career as a partner in the firm of Anzellotti, Sperling, Pazol & Small Co., L.P.A in Youngstown. He also served as litigation counsel to the Ohio attorney general for Youngstown State University. He and his wife, Roberta, have been very generous to the university, donating a leadership gift for the Education for Service Scholarship Fund and helping to connect the university with many Youngstown-area foundations and corporations.
Individuals completing their terms as directors on the board included Vincent Bacon, Dr. James F. Kravec, of the class of 2002, Derek Misquitta, Garry Mrozek, Samuel Roth and Matthew Shannon.
Founded in 1978, the Northeast Ohio Medical University Foundation is comprised of health care, community and business leaders and is led by a 25-member volunteer board of directors. The foundation aims to strengthen the financial capacity of the university and to broaden access to high quality medicine and pharmacy education.