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Rosanne Potter

Rosanne PotterFinance

Chief Growth Officer & Chief Financial Officer

Executive Assistant: Pamela Jaffe 216.615.7183

In her current role as CFO, Rosanne manages the finance function for the Cleveland Foundation and their $3B endowment. She co-leads the foundation’s new headquarters construction project, manages a $20M budget and co-leads the social impact investing program. The Cleveland Foundation is the oldest community foundation in the United States. 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 was recently honored with a 2022 YWCA Woman of Achievement Award presented to a select group of Northeast Ohio women who have achieved extraordinary accomplishments through career success. Participating on non-profit board other than the foundation is important to Ms. Potter who currently serves on the boards of Walsh Jesuit High School and the Twinsburg City Schools Foundation. 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. Past board service includes the Northeast Ohio Make a Wish Foundation, Adoption Network Cleveland and In Counsel with Women.

Tammi Amata

Tammi AmataFinance

Assistant Controller

216.615.7599 |

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.

Victor Barbalato

Victor BarbalatoFinance

Vice President, Real Estate

216.685.2009 |

Victor Barbalato joined the Cleveland Foundation in January 2024. He focuses on strategic opportunities for the Cleveland Foundation to create growth and impact through the alignment of real estate and economic development that benefits the region. This work includes fostering meaningful engagement with community members of the Hough neighborhood to further plans and development resources to build out the 20+ acres of land purchased by the Foundation in Midtown. 

Victor has over a decade of experience in architecture, design, and project management. He recently worked as a Project Architect at Vocon Design, where he successfully led the design and execution of complex projects in the commercial and industrial sectors. Victor was the Project Architect for the award-winning 55,000 sq ft Cleveland Foundation HQ and the ongoing 98,000 sq ft Midtown Collaboration Center.

Victor earned a Bachelor of Architecture at the Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute in Troy, New York. He is a licensed Architect in Ohio and Oregon.

Luke Denton

Luke DentonFinance

Senior Accountant

216.615.7157 |

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).

Miriam Feghaly

Miriam FeghalyFinance

Accountant

216.615.7142 |

Miriam Feghaly joined the Cleveland Foundation in 2022 as an accountant. In her role, Miriam
is responsible for reconciling various bank accounts, analyzing financial records, posting and
reviewing transactions and journal entries, and processing daily gifts. She also assists with the
preparation of audit schedules and financial statements and completes other special projects.

Prior to joining the foundation, Miriam worked as an accounting intern at LibanJus, the leading manufacturer and distributor of juice and ice cream in Lebanon.

Miriam holds a bachelor’s degree in business administration, accounting and auditing from the Lebanese University in Beirut, Lebanon.

Miriam is multilingual and can speak English, French and Arabic.

Anthony Gattuso

Anthony GattusoFinance

Senior Director, Investments

216.615.7188 |

Anthony Gattuso 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).


Andrew Guggenheim

Andrew GuggenheimFinance

Investment Analyst

216.615.7139 |

Andrew Guggenheim joined the Cleveland Foundation in February 2022 as an Investment Analyst while completing his senior year at Miami University, where he studied Finance and Sustainability. In his coursework, he learned much about the complex interactions between society and nature, and he received robust instruction from the Farmer School of Business. At the Cleveland Foundation he works closely with the Finance team to conduct research and analyses related to the foundation's endowment. He also performs manager due diligence and oversight on social impact investing. Before joining the foundation, he worked as a Construction Apprentice on home remodels in the Greater Cleveland area. 

Michael Hood

Michael HoodFinance

Senior Manager, Real Estate and Community Development

216.615.4004 |

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.

Pamela Jaffe

Pamela JaffeFinance

Finance Operations Associate

216.615.7183 |

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.


Jasmine JohnsonFinance

Finance Associate

216.615.7004  |

Jasmine Johnson joined the Cleveland Foundation in May 2024 as a Finance Associate. In her role, she is responsible for various tasks related to general accounting and bookkeeping in the Finance Department, including accounts payable, 1099 process, grant distribution, budget updates, and other special projects as needed. Prior to joining the Foundation, Jasmine worked for over six years as a Data and Billing Specialist at Beech Brook, a nonprofit organization that provides behavioral health services to children and families across the Greater Cleveland area. She brings a wealth of experience in managing billing procedures and maintaining accurate financial records. Jasmine has excelled academically and is currently working towards her CPA at Cleveland State University.

Christine Lawson

Christine LawsonFinance

Senior Accountant

216.615.7587 |

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.

Nicholas Mazzocca

Nicholas MazzoccaFinance

Investment Analyst

216.615.7189 |

Nick Mazzocca joined the Cleveland Foundation in February 2023 as an Investment Analyst. In his role, Nick works with the Finance team to research market conditions, support due-diligence efforts, and provide oversight of the Flagship Portfolio. He will also be the principal contact for external broker and advisor relationships. Prior to joining the Foundation, Nick worked as Brokerage Operations Manager for a Bank & Trust company in the Toledo area. Nick holds a bachelor’s degree in Statistics-Actuarial Science from the University of Akron, where he was a Summa Cum Laude graduate. He also received his Series 7 and Series 66 licenses during his time in the brokerage business.

Valerie Moreland

Valerie MorelandFinance

Property Management Accountant

216.615.7191 |

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

Kathy ParkerFinance

Vice President, Accounting and Controller

216.615.7180 |

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.