The SOTC Board of Directors is composed of alumnae/i from each participating school (school affiliation is noted after each name) and at-large board members representing the Cleveland and Northeast Ohio (NEO) community.
Board officers include:
Board directors are:
Jean Koehler is the Executive Director of Summer on the Cuyahoga.
Jean is passionate about SOTC’s mission because it is a “win-win-win-win” for all stakeholders: employers who benefit from talented interns; alumni who build relationships with the next generation of graduates; young professionals who are exposed to the dynamics that make Cleveland a vibrant urban community; and the city itself, which ultimately realizes a brain gain. Jean was raised on the east coast and always assumed she’d stay there but, as she says, good fortune brought her to Cleveland in the mid-1990s and she feels blessed that she can call it home. She points out that “The LAND” is a place overflowing with people who are dedicated to giving back and helping the region realize its possibilities.
Prior to joining SOTC in 2013, Jean worked as a social entrepreneur in several capacities. She was a consultant to nonprofits in Cleveland and Detroit, assisting them in developing resources, creating opportunities and functioning more efficiently. A trained lawyer, she advocated for children in abuse, neglect and custody cases in Cleveland’s Juvenile Court. She also coached girls’ high school tennis, and celebrated a state title with her team in 2012. Jean earned a B.A. from Harvard and J.D. from the University of Connecticut School of Law, and she and her husband have two college-aged daughters.
Jean can be reached at email@example.com
Gail became SOTC’s Assistant Director in February 2016. Prior to that, she managed communications for Boston University’s office of Global Programs, which is comprised of the university’s study abroad program, international students office, and English language program. Earlier in her career, she spent eight years with Catchpole, a Boston-based niche PR agency.
An alum of the SOTC program, Gail also interned with National City Corporation. She holds a bachelors degree in economics and communications from Case Western Reserve University.
Gail can be reached at firstname.lastname@example.org