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Leadership

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Meet the Signature Health team.

Jonathan Lee, LICDC

Founder and CEO

Career Related Experience: Jonathan struggled with substance abuse as a teen, but thankfully found recovery at age 17. Motivated by his life experiences, in 1993, he opened North Coast Center-- an agency that focused on treating adolescents for substance abuse, which later became Signature Health. Since then, Jonathan has grown Signature Health’s budget from $30,000 to 68 million dollars in 2019.

Fun Facts: When not working, Jonathan is a licensed and instrument rated pilot, enjoys playing golf, likes the challenge of computer programming (a hobby), and loves traveling and spending time with his wife and two daughters.

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Ann Mason, LICDC-S

Chief Operating Officer

Career Related Experience: Ann has more than 20 years’ experience in the areas of health care management and leadership. Through her commitment to operational excellence and quality improvement, she implemented and developed the largest opiate treatment program in Northeast, Ohio. Ann leads a high performance management team dedicated to improving support and care. She currently serves on the NAMI Lake County Board of Directors and was formerly on the Lake County Opiate Task Force.

Fun Facts: Ann is passionate about interior design and when family events occur they take place at her home, because she is an amazing cook! 

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Libbie Stansifer, MD

Chief Medical Officer

Career Related Experience: Libbie began her medical career with a residency in general pediatrics at UH Rainbow Babies and Children’s Hospital. She completed her combined residency in psychiatry and child and adolescent psychiatry at University Hospitals. She practiced as a child/adolescent/adult psychiatrist for five years before taking on her current role at Signature Health.

Fun Facts: Loves arts and crafts and enjoys cooking and hosting friends.

James Nagle, MBA

Chief Financial Officer

Career Related Experience: Jim has 15 years of financial management experience in the hospital industry, coupled with 20+ years of financial and operations management experience in the behavioral health industry.

Fun Facts: Enjoys golf and traveling.

Trish Krewson

Trish Krewson, Esq.

Chief Human Resources Officer and General Counsel

Career Related Experience: Trish graduated from Case Western Reserve University School of Law. She has been a practicing attorney for more than 15 years. The majority of her practice has been devoted to labor and employment law. Before joining Signature Health, she worked as a partner at two of the largest national labor and employment law firms in the country, working with Signature Health as outside counsel for seven years.

Fun Facts: Enjoys traveling both domestically and internationally and is a season ticket holder at Playhouse Square.

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Shannon Majoras, Esq.,

Chief Compliance Officer and General Counsel

Career Related Experience: Shannon previously worked with Signature Health as outside counsel within a law firm’s health care group. She joined Signature Health in her current role in 2017.

Fun Facts: Avid Cleveland sports fan (Indians season ticket holder) and enjoys trying new restaurants.

Our Board
Meet our Board of Directors.

Josephine Jones

Josephine Jones, MPA, RN

Chairwoman, Executive Committee

Career Related Experience: Josephine has extensive experience in emergency, outpatient, and behavioral care in mostly inner city settings.

Fun Facts: Loves reading, especially Sci-Fi and Fantasy to relax.

Paul Brickman

Vice-Chair, Quality Improvement and Governance Committees

Career Related Experience: Paul has worked in the mental and behavioral health field for more than 45 years. He founded Signature Health alongside Jonathan and Ann and was also one of the founders of Glenbeigh Adolescent Hospital in Cleveland. He is a certified chemical dependency counselor and has presented workshops in more than 35 states and two countries. He also currently serves as the Vice Chairman of the Signature Health board.

Fun Facts: Paul enjoys spending time with his adult children and grandchildren and he is always looking to have fun. He was a proud member of the Ohio National Guard and he also enjoys golfing.

 

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Charles Strawbridge, CPA, CMA, CGMA

Treasurer, Chair of the Finance Committee

Career Related Experience: Charles is a Controller for manufacturing and construction materials entities, owns a private CPA practice, and does cost analyst/financial reporting.

Fun Facts: Involved in church Finance Committee and Ohio Concerned CPA Network.

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Stephanie Malbasa, Esq.

Secretary, Executive Committee

Career Related Experience: Stephanie serves as a trustee for trusts. As an attorney, she provides estate planning and small business consulting. She is the Executive Director of Aspire II Nav Foundation, a small charity.

Fun Facts: Enjoys writing short stories about the ordinary. Doesn’t find the roar of the Pacific Ocean to be noise.

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Members
Meet our Board Members.

Paula

Paula Anzlovar, BSCHE, MBA

Finance Committee

Career Related Experience: Paula worked as a chemical engineer for 38 years. She also worked in technical, business, and research arenas.

Fun Facts: Enjoys sailing and traveling.

Heather

Heather Brissett, MSW, LSW, MNAL

Executive Committee

Career Related Experience: Heather is a former mental health social worker. She provided psychotherapy services to adults in individual, group, and marriage/family formats. She also treated a wide variety of mental health concerns, with a focus on Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD). Heather has social service experience managing grant funded, community-based programs. She is an inspirational leader who tells stories that inspire action. Her teaching experience includes adjunct work at Cleveland State University, Case Western Reserve University, and The University of Akron.

Fun Facts: Heather is an avid traveler and a vicarious reader. She enjoys the world through these methods. Recently, Heather developed a passion for using balloons to create art. Above all, she enjoys spending time with her husband and adult children.

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Gio

Giovanni DiLalla

Quality Improvement and Governance Committees

Career Related Experience: Giovanni owns and operates a copy machine company, since 1985.

Fun Facts: Enjoys traveling back to his hometown in Italy every summer. Also enjoys playing golf and bocce.

Kelly Farrell

Kelly Farrell

Credentialing Committee

Career Related Experience: Kelly learned design and branding while working in advertising as an Art Director, Designer, and Account Representative for several national/regional brands. In 1990, designRoom was born. Her unique approach makes her a sought after national speaker on the importance of branding in behavioral health.

Fun Facts: Kelly has a unique talent for uncovering what's special about her clients. It’s her specialty, and the heart of how designRoom approaches branding.

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Toine

Toine Frate, BA Sociology LSW (retired)

Credentialing Committee

Career Related Experience: Toine administered a family planning program. She is currently the Office Manager in a psychiatric practice.

Fun Facts: Loves books, gardening, her rescue dogs, and keeping up with her eight grandchildren.

Paul

Paul Fuller

Finance Committee

Career Related Experience: Paul retired from the Ashtabula County Department of Job and Family Services where he worked for 34 years and served as Executive Director for seven years. Paul has extensive experience in human services and has served on numerous community boards and committees.

Fun Facts: Paul is an avid reader, with an emphasis on history. He is also a “do-it-yourselfer” and an Army Veteran. We thank him for his service.

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Jennifer Sample, MPAS, PA-C

Quality Improvement and Governance Committees

Career Related Experience: Jennifer has been a Physician’s Assistant since 2006, primarily working in emergency and community health services for the Cleveland Clinic. She is also an Admissions Coordinator and professor at Lake Erie College.

Fun Facts: Enjoys yoga and traveling.

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Mark

Mark Castell, CPA

Finance Committee

Career Related Experience: Mark has been a CPA for more than 30 years, working exclusively in taxes. He became involved at Signature Health because mental health issues are a special interest.

Fun Facts: Enjoys fantasy football and sports cars.

Connect with Mark on LinkedIn.