Sung Cha is an executive at Progressive (NYSE: PGR), the third largest auto insurer in the country; a leading seller of motorcycle and commercial auto insurance and through ASI, one of the top 15 homeowners insurance carriers. She currently leads the digital media group responsible for display, mobile, social, video, OTT/CTV, and other emerging media ad spend, as well as the related ad tech and analytical operations for the company. During her 25+ years at Progressive, mostly in the Direct Business, she developed and managed in-house mass media and digital media teams that spent billions of dollars in effective performance marketing advertising contributing to the company's profitable growth. Sung has a BA from Wellesley College, MBA from Case Western Reserve University, and JD from Cleveland State University.
Prior to founding Health Design Plus in 1988, Ruth Coleman had nearly 20 years of experience in HMO and medical center management, patient care, and nursing education, including executive leadership in hospital and health plan operations and marketing. Coleman used this breadth of managed care and care delivery experience to create a Third Party Administrator that provides highly effective management for employer sponsored health benefit plans.
Recently retiring as CEO, Coleman established Health Design Plus to deliver value to clients through quality patient-centered care with appropriate pricing. She created and managed direct employer – provider relationships, including full directly contracted networks for employers as early as 1989. Documented quality and shared risk pricing have always been the foundation for those relationships. She contracted bundled rates with specialty providers as early as 1992, and has extensive experience bringing employers and providers together in partnerships that meet the “quadruple aim.” Under her leadership Health Design Plus became the national leader for domestic medical travel, serving organizations such as Walmart, Lowe’s, McKesson and Boeing Corporation. Programs include traveling patients to carefully selected Centers of Excellence for heart surgery, spine evaluation and surgery, bariatric surgery, joint replacements and most recently cancer evaluation and treatment.
As Principal of ValTrans Health she currently consults with healthcare organizations on creating value, executing on value-based care, direct employer relationships, and development of value-based products. She is co-author of Harvard Business Review articles on Employer purchasing healthcare directly for employees, published in June 2017 (“Why GE, Boeing, Lowe’s and Walmart are Directly Buying Healthcare for Employees”), and March 2019 (“The Big Idea: Transforming Healthcare”). She holds a BSN from Widener University, and an MA from The Ohio State University.
I have a longstanding relationship with performing arts and storytelling. It’s something that has always come naturally to me (although not according to my 5th form English teacher who stated that my creative writing left something to be desired). Growing up in south-west England, I began performing as a child actor, experiencing the pressures and thrills of commanding audiences in prestigious venues that include The Royal Albert Hall, Glyndborne Royal Opera House, and The National Theatre. While passionate about theatre, an increasing interest in film saw me move from London to Los Angeles, the mecca for movie making. Combining my thirst for knowledge and flair for storytelling, I established myself as a producer and director of educational content before taking this knowledge into the realm of documentary film making. Never satisfied with doing just one thing, I have also had the joy of performing internationally as a singer-songwriter from Los Angeles to Dubai, composed music for a variety of film projects, consulted on script development, written numerous film projects, and produced countless hours of content. Having met a beautiful woman in Los Angeles brave enough to endure my constant creative undertakings, we relocated to the Great Lakes as a preferred environment to raise our two young boys. A new production company was launched and through that I am having a rewarding time working with a wide range of clients across a broad range of content. Recent projects include a collaboration with Girl Scouts of America in the creation of a film makers badge, a documentary on a rare genetic disorder that causes deaf-blindness, and a documentary that looks at the voting systems in different parts of the US democratic system. In my spare time, I ponder my extraordinary ability to grow weeds in the vegetable plot.
Since 2003, James Jorkasky has served as the Executive Director of each the National Alliance for Eye and Vision Research (NAEVR), a 501c4 advocacy organization, and the Alliance for Eye and Vision Research (AEVR), a 501c3 educational foundation. The Alliances, which serve as the “Friends of the National Eye Institute (NEI)” and represent the breadth of the community of support for eye and vision research, engage in advocacy and education, respectively, for the value and cost-effectiveness of federally funded eye and vision research. Mr. Jorkasky is a research biochemist by training who has 40 years of health care policy experience, including senior positions at the Advanced Medical Technology Association (AdvaMed), where he founded the Ophthalmic Devices Sector, and the American Association for Homecare.
He received his BA in Chemistry from The College of Wooster and MBA from The George Washington University.
Current National Institutes of Health (NIH) Director Francis Collins, MD, PhD, and former Director Elias Zerhouni, MD have acknowledged Mr. Jorkasky for his leadership as a research advocate. He has also been recognized by the American Glaucoma Society, the American Academy of Ophthalmology, and the American Academy of Optometry for his service to the vision community.
Presently involved with commercial real estate, multi-family housing industry and investments as the principal of Kay Brokerage & Consulting. Past President and major stockholder in United Mortgage Corp. In the securities business, Mr. Kay was Vice President of Ritz & Co., specializing in commodity brokerage. Other leadership and accomplishments include: Chairman of the Cuyahoga County Grand Jury Foremen’s Association; Certificate of Appreciation from the Cuyahoga County Prosecutor’s office; Appointed Real Estate Receiver on numerous occasions by the Cuyahoga County Common Pleas Court and Federal Court; and Chairman of the Community Advisory Committee to Big Brothers/ Big Sisters. He was honored by Big Brothers/big Sisters for individual service to children. Other positions include: Chairman for Christians & Jews’ initial building fund for the Washington Holocaust Museum, the Board of Trustees of the Cleveland Clinic Children’s Hospital and Co-Chair of the Executive Committee, Shaker Campus, member of the Cleveland Initiative Brain Health Council, Medical Affairs & Doctors Credentialing Committee of Cleveland Clinic Children’s Hospital, Case Western Reserve Community Think[box] Board and “Turnaround Management Association”. He is listed in the “Who’s Who of Executives & Business” and served as a legislative aide and liaison to the Ohio House of State Representatives and liaison to Kent State University. He attended Case Western Reserve University, Kent State, John Carroll and Community College, majored in Public Relations and Business and was a member of the tennis teams.
Ritambhara ( Ritu) Mahna is currently the president of the Federation of India Community Association and is a member of the Board of Trustees of the Shiva Vishnu Temple. She also serves as the Secretary of the Association of Indian Physicians of Ohio. Ritu has been an active member of the indian community in Ohio for the past 20 years. Over her tenure, she has planned several black tie fundraisers and organized concerts bringing in between 1800 and 2700 people. In the last 7 years she has raised a total of over $700,000 for a variety of causes. Ritu is married to Dr. Satish Mahna and they have two children, Shali and Saar, who has two beautiful daughters with his wife A
Michael Manasseri is the director of the Detroit based family comedy, The Pickle Recipe, and founder of Flux Capacitor Studios.
Michael began his entertainment career in front of the camera, appearing in over 120 episodes of television in the 1990’s, culminating in his starring role on the USA Network comedy, Weird Science, which aired around the world for over a decade.
In the early 2000s, Michael transitioned behind the scenes, to writing and producing. In 2004, Michael produced his first feature film, the romantic comedy, Dirty Love, which premiered at the 2005 Sundance International Film Festival. Since then, Michael has produced eight independent features.
In 2009, Michael relocated to Metro-Detroit, to be closer to his immediate family. While based in Southeast Michigan, Michael has brought Hollywood feature productions to the Midwest, produced national commercial campaigns, worked with world-renowned musical artists and forged relationships with international filmmakers.
Michael has also forged an academic/entrepreneurial partnership with Oakland University’s Cinema Studies program providing real world filmmaking opportunities to over 300 OU students in the past five years.
Michael and Flux currently have 6 feature projects in development, including the upcoming international co-production, Accelerant, with principal photography commencing in fall of 2017 in Baltimore, Washington D.C. and Spain.
Rozanne Oriella has a long history in the Radio/TV/Film industries. She studied Radio/Television and Journalism at University of Arizona and received a bachelor's degree from Loyola Marymount University in Los Angeles in Cinematography and Film Production. Her student film, "Electricity", won the Jack Haley Jr. award for best student film, and it appeared in the Cleveland International Film Festival as well as Los Angeles International Film Exposition. She has worked at multiple radio stations and 3 network TV stations in Cleveland, as well as the Cleveland International Film Festival. Ms. Oriella has extensive experience as a Hollywood feature film editor, having edited 5 feature films including "Cyborg" and "Journey to the Center of the Earth". She was an assistant editor on Blake Edward's film "That's Life!" starring Jack Lemmon and Julie Andrews. She has also been credited with producing, script supervising, and sound editing other feature films. Since 1996 she has been a licensed Realtor, currently working with ReMax Traditions in Chagrin Falls. She owns a family property in Tuscany, Villa Zingale, and resides in Chagrin Falls with her husband Lino.
Dr. Michael P. Shaughnessy was born and raised on Cleveland’s West Side and attended St. Ignatius High School. He attended Miami University and then the Medical College of Ohio, now part of University of Toledo. His internship was served at Riverside Hospital in Columbus and residency at Case Western Reserve University. His Cornea fellowship took place at the University of Texas Medical Center in Dallas. He began private practice with University Ophthalmology Associates, Inc. in 2002 where he remains today. Dr. Shaughnessy is a Comprehensive ophthalmologist with subspecialty training in Cornea and External Disease. He is the Medical Director of Brainard Surgery Center, an Associate Clinical Professor of Ophthalmology at Case Western Reserve University, a Cleveland Magazine “Top Doc”, and serves on several local medical boards. His clinical practice focuses on Cataract Surgery, Dry eye, Corneal Diseases, and Comprehensive Ophthalmology; including Diabetes, Glaucoma, and Macular Degeneration. He enjoys teaching, making family time with his wife, Kathy, and their three children; as well as running, cycling, triathlons, golf, woodworking, and drawing.
Mary Ellen Voiers is a graduate of Miami University in Business Economics with over 20 years’ experience in marketing and advertising in the Cleveland area. She spent ten years with Meldrum and Fewsmith Advertising where she became a Vice President, Account Supervisor and worked on accounts such as Mr. Coffee, University Hospitals, American Greetings and County Line Limited. She was also an Account Group Director for Brokaw Advertising.
In 2003, Mary Ellen became one of the founding members of Outrun Ovarian Cancer (OROC), a volunteer-driven, nonprofit dedicated to raising awareness and funds to eradicate ovarian cancer. As Race Director, Mary Ellen helped establish an annual 5K event to raise money for research in northeast Ohio. To date, this grass roots organization has successfully raised and disbursed over $1.5 million. The race continues to attract over 2,300 participants annually.
Most recently, Mary Ellen worked for PNC Creative Services as a consultant and for American Greetings Interactive as an assistant editor. Mary Ellen’s passion for FVF is very personal as she battles Retinal Dystrophy, a rare genetic condition that results in the gradual loss of central vision.