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Senior Vice President and Chief Financial Officer
Executive Assistant: Pamela Jaffe 216.615.7183
In her current role as Senior Vice President & Chief Financial Officer, Rosanne Potter manages the finance function for the Cleveland Foundation and its $2.8 billion endowment. Prior to joining the foundation in April 2016, she was responsible for managing $10 billion of global retirement assets for Eaton Corporation in Cleveland. She also held the position of treasurer for five major companies including the Lubrizol Corporation, RTI International Metals, Inc., and Dexter Corporation.
Ms. Potter received her Master of Business Administration in Finance from Loyola University Chicago and holds a bachelor’s degree in Economics and French from Boston College, graduating cum laude. During her undergraduate studies, Ms. Potter attended the London School of Economics where she studied international business and economics.
Serving charities has been important to Ms. Potter and she is currently on the board of Walsh Jesuit High School. She is a former board member and founding chairperson for the Cleveland American Heart Association’s Circle of Red and the Vision and Steering Committee for Go Red Goes STEM Cleveland. She is also a former board member with the Northeast Ohio Make a Wish Foundation, Adoption Network Cleveland and In Counsel with Women.
Ms. Potter was a Crain’s Cleveland Business 2015 Women of Note Recipient and an Athena Finalist in 2004 for Inside Business Magazine. She resides in Twinsburg, Ohio, with her husband and children.
Tammi Amata has shared responsibility over the daily accounting processes of the Finance department. In addition to the day-to-day operations, she manages the month-end closing process, financial statement reporting to donors and supporting organizations, and various other special projects. She also provides guidance and oversight to the fund accounting staff.
Tammi joined the Cleveland Foundation in 2009 as the accounting manager and has more than 15 years of experience in accounting and auditing. Before coming to the foundation, she spent 12 years as an auditor for Ernst & Young in Cleveland with such nonprofit and manufacturing clients as the Cleveland Foundation, RPM International Inc., and American Greetings Corp.
Tammi holds a bachelor’s degree in business administration, with majors in accounting and finance, from Ashland University and a master’s degree in business administration from Case Western Reserve University. She is also a certified public accountant.
Luke Denton joined the Cleveland Foundation in May 2019 as a member of the Finance team. In his role as an accountant, Luke supports the controller and assistant controller with the month-end closing process, financial statement preparation and various other areas. He brings 12 years of nonprofit accounting experience with a focus on financial reporting and budgeting. In his previous position, he remotely managed the accounting records for numerous churches and religious nonprofits across the country. Luke also serves as a board member and secretary of his family’s private foundation.
Luke holds a Master of Science in accounting from Indiana University-Purdue University Indianapolis and a Bachelor of Arts in finance from Anderson University (Indiana).
Director, Investments & Treasury
Anthony Gattuso is Director of Investments and Treasury at the Cleveland Foundation. He is responsible for overseeing the successful administration of the foundation’s $2.8 billion investment portfolio, cash management and finance/treasury functions.
He joined the Cleveland Foundation in October 2016. Prior to the Cleveland Foundation, he worked for the Cleveland Clinic Health System as Senior Investment Analyst in the investment office.
Anthony earned a bachelor’s degree in business administration from Saint Bonaventure University in New York and an MBA from Cleveland State University. In addition to his academic credentials, he is also a Chartered Alternative Investment Analyst.
Anthony is currently president of the Cleveland-Pittsburgh Pension, Endowment and Foundation Group and serves on the National Investment Practices Committee for the Finance, Administration & Operations Group for Community Foundations (FAOG).
Michael Hood joined the Cleveland Foundation in October 2020 as an Accountant after running for the United States House of Representatives for Ohio’s 11th congressional district. In his current role as Accountant, Mike supports grant and scholarship funding, gift processing and other general functions. Prior to joining the foundation, Mike served as site manager at the nation’s oldest public housing estate, Outhwaite Homes, for the Cuyahoga Metropolitan Housing Authority as part of his continued efforts to create positive change in Greater Cleveland. With years of experience in public accounting throughout New York’s tri-state area and Northeast Ohio, Mike’s aim is to use his professional knowledge for the benefit of community.
Mike holds a bachelor’s degree in Accounting from Mount Saint Mary College.
Executive Assistant to the Senior Vice President and Chief Financial Officer
Pamela Jaffe joined the Cleveland Foundation in 2002. In her current role she provides executive level assistance and management support to the foundation’s senior vice president and chief financial officer. She works to meet the needs of the finance team; investment, audit and finance and administration committee members; investment managers and external constituents. She previously worked on the executive team serving as assistant corporate secretary for the foundation where she oversaw the foundation’s e-governance software and provided administrative support to the foundation’s board of directors.
Pamela serves on the board of the Legacy Village Charitable Fund and is secretary of the Medical Mutual of Ohio Charitable Foundation. She earned a Bachelor of Arts degree in Journalism with a certificate in Women’s Studies from the University of Wisconsin.
Senior Fund Accountant
Christine Lawson joined the foundation in 2001 and is responsible for overseeing accounts payable and 1099 reporting, the funding of grant requests, and the creation of quarterly board financials.
Previously she worked at Alltel Communications in the finance department, monitoring and creating reports for the collections department.
Christine holds a bachelor's degree in business, with a concentration in finance, from Colorado State University.
Chang Liu joined the Cleveland Foundation investment office in April 2018 as finance analyst. Chang is responsible for daily treasury functions as well as investment research and analysis related to the foundation’s $2.4B endowment. She works with finance team members, trustee banks, the foundation’s independent consultants and other investment managers.
Prior to joining the foundation, she worked as a controller for a local manufacturer and was responsible for all the finance and accounting function of the company.
Chang holds a Master degree in Accountancy from Case Western Reserve University and a Bachelor degree in Finance Management from Wuhan University of Technology. She is a Certified Public Accountant and she speaks fluent Mandarin Chinese.
Valerie Moreland joined the foundation in August 2013 as a member of the Finance Team and has more than 15 years experience in Finance and Accounting.
For the past 15 years, Valerie has served in a similar role at Community United Head Start, a non-profit organization committed to educating and working with families of greater Cleveland to provide a safe and positive learning environment to its children.
Valerie received her Associate of Applied Business from Cuyahoga Community College and plans to pursue her bachelor’s degree in Finance.
Kathy Parker oversees the foundation's accounting, audit, tax, and reporting activities. She is also responsible for leading the day-to-day operations of the Finance Department.
Kathy joined the foundation in January 1990 as an accountant. Since then, she has held positions of increasing responsibility including senior accountant, accounting manager, and her current role, which she assumed in 1999.
Kathy is a member of the Fiscal and Administrative Officers Group for Community Foundations and a past recipient of the YWCA's Women of Professional Excellence award. She serves as treasurer of the Cleveland Chinese Christian Church and holds a bachelor's degree in business administration, with a concentration in accounting, from Cleveland State University.