Joseph house of Cleveland

Board of Directors and Staff

Joseph House of Cleveland is a non-profit collaboration of four Supporting Parishes- Divine Word, St. Vitus, Immaculate Conception (Cleveland) and St. Paul Croatian. The pastors of those Parishes serve on the Joseph House Board of Directors.

Supporting Parishes

St. Paul Croatian Parish

Pastor Zvonko Blasko

Immaculate Conception Parish (Cleveland)

Pastor Frank Godic

St. Vitus Parish

Pastor John Retar

Divine Word Parish

Pastor Dave Woost, Board Vice Chair

2023 Board Officers

Sharon O’Flaherty - Chair
Father Dave Woost - Vice Chair
Carol Buell - Treasurer
Joan Laux - Secretary

2023 Board Members

Tom Bernot
Father Zvonko Blasko
Joe Cimperman
Father Frank Godic
Victor Harerimana
Megan McQueen
Aisha Ouattara
David Repko
Father John Retar
Heath Rosenberger - Catholic Charities MRS
Barb Rote
Jim Rote

Executive Director

Maureen S. Powers

Maureen joined Joseph House of Cleveland in February 2020. She is passionate about serving the needs of refugees and the underprivileged in greater Cleveland. Before joining Joseph House, she worked for over ten years at River’s Edge of Cleveland, a Ministry of the Congregation of St. Joseph, most recently as Executive Director. Maureen also has taught in local Catholic schools, including Lakewood Catholic Academy and St. Francis Xavier in Medina. For more than 25 years, she has served on the Board of the MetroHealth Friends of Mothers & Infants. Maureen has also volunteered with Immigration & Refugee Services of the Diocese of Cleveland, the City of Lakewood Healthy Living Task Force, and St. Luke Parish Council. She has undergraduate degrees from John Carroll University and Cleveland State University, as well as a Master’s degree in Nonprofit Management from John Carroll University.

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