Chapter Contacts

The Crohn’s & Colitis Foundation is the leading nonprofit organization focused on both research and patient support for inflammatory bowel disease (IBD). Our mission is to cure Crohn’s disease and ulcerative colitis and improve the quality of life for adults and children living with IBD.


We lead groundbreaking research into new treatments and cures for IBD and provide you with information, guidance, and support every step of the way – no matter where you are in your IBD journey. The Foundation is your voice on Capitol Hill and in state legislatures to improve your access to care and raise awareness of IBD and its impact on patients and caregivers. Read our latest Impact Report to learn more about how we’re changing lives.

The Northern Ohio Chapter serves the Northeast Ohio regions of Cleveland, Akron, Sandusky, Canton, Youngstown and beyond. We provide educational and support programs to people living with IBD and those who care for them. We connect you to local resources and offer you opportunities to become involved with the IBD community through events, volunteering, our summer camps, and more.


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Chapter Staff

Amy Washington

Amy Washington

Senior Executive Director

[email protected]

+1 646-939-1094

Dawn Stock

Dawn Stock

Manager, Fundraising Campaigns & Volunteer Engagement

[email protected]

+1 646-265-0369

Chapter Board of Directors *Emeritus Board Member

Seth Klugherz-Board of Trustees President

VP, Marketing


Nate Schmid


Smith Foods Inc.

Jessica Philpott, MD

Gastroenterology, Hepatology & Nutrition

Cleveland Clinic

Sandra Kim, MD

Pediatric Gastroenterology, Hepatology, and Nutrition

Cleveland Clinic Children's

Ryan Robbins

Vice President, Business Development

Hall of Fame Resort & Entertainment Company

Lauren Matus

Manager HR Operations & Employee Relations

First Mutual Holding Co.

Adam Tabbaa, MD


North Shore Gastroenterology

*Howard Edelstein


Edelstein Financial

*Robert Edelstein


Robert Edelstein, Attorney at Law

*Bruce Hartzmark


Hartzmark Group, Oppenheimer & Co

*Richard Lash, CPA


Rea & Associates

*Dan Waldeck

Senior Vice President, Commercial Executive Relationship Manager |

Huntington National Bank

Healthcare Professional Engagement Committee (HPEC)

Jessica Philpott, MD, PhD

Cleveland Clinic

Vu Nguyen, MD

University Hospitals

Jeffry Katz, MD

University Hospitals

David Gardinier, RD

Cleveland Clinic

Anthony DeRoss, MD

Cleveland Clinic Children's

Meagan Costedio, MD

University Hospitals

Jean-Paul Achkar, MD

Cleveland Clinic

Ganesh R Veerappan, MD

Summa Health

Jessica Barry, MD

Cleveland Clinic Children's

Sara Kamionksi, DO, Fellow

Metro Health

Jacob Kurowski, MD

Cleveland Clinic Children's

Nicole Lidyard, RD, LD

Cleveland Clinic

Emad Mansoor, MD

University Hospital

Sharon Perry, MD

University Hospital, Rainbow Babies

Denise Young, MD

University Hospital, Rainbow Babies

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