Deborah A. Vesy

President & Chief Executive Officer at Deaconess Foundation

Deborah A. Vesy

Deborah A. Vesy

President & Chief Executive Officer at Deaconess Foundation

Biography

DEBORAH
A.
VESY
was appointed on June 21, 2016 by Governor John R.
Kasich to the Cleveland State University Board of Trustees for
a term
ending May 1, 2019. She replaced Richard L. Bowen, who resig
ned.
Deborah Vesy is president and chief executive officer of the De
aconess
Foundation, a private foundation committed to helping Cuyahoga
County’s most disadvan
taged residents prepare for, get, and kee
p jobs.
Ms. Vesy has been with the Deaconess Foundation since its incep
tion in
1997 and previously held the positions of Associate Director an
d Chief
Financial Officer. She served as a consultant during the sale a
nd winding down of the Foundation’s
predecessor, Deaconess Health Sys
tems and served as President o
f three HUD housing facilities for
the low‐income elderly – Deacone
ss‐Krafft Center, Deaconess‐Zan
e Center, and Deaconess‐Perry
Center – that the Foundation owne
d and operated until December
2015.
Deborah, received her BSBA in Accounting from Youngstown State
University. She began her
career as a CPA in a major publi
c accounting firm and then serv
ed as Vice President and General
Manager of a $10 million
for‐profit business.
She is a member of the Board and Executive Committee of the Fun
d For Our Economic Future and is
a Trustee of Philanthropy Ohio.
Deborah serves on the Advisory
Board of the Foundation Center–
Cleveland and is a member of In
Counsel with Women. She previou
sly served on the Board and
Executive Committee of BVU: The
Center for Nonprofit Excellence
and was Board Chair of El Barrio.
Ms. Vesy is a graduate of the Le
adership Cleveland Class of 200
6.
Ms. Vesy was recognized as a “Wo
man of Note” by Crain’s Clevela
nd Business in September 2001,
was the recipient of t
he Community Service Award from North Coa
st Community Homes in
December 2005, and the Distingui
shed Woman in Healthcare for Ci
vic Engagement and
Philanthropy Award from The Visi
ting Nurse Association in June
2007. In 2014, Deborah received
the Community Vision Award from Open Doors Academy.

Overview
Career Highlights

Deaconess Foundation

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Number of Boards

8

Number of Awards

2

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Founder at Taylor Oswald

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President & Chief Executive Officer at Briggs Financial Group

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Vice Chairman at The Fund for Our Economic Future

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Founder at Dan T. Moore Co., Inc.

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Former President at Lorain County Community College District (Ohio)

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President & Chief Executive Officer at Burton D. Morgan Foundation

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Chief Communications Officer at The PNC Financial Services Group, Inc.

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Managing Partner at Buckley King

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Executive Director at Geoffrey Gund Foundation

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Chair, Corporate & Securities Practice Group at Benesch, Friedlander, Coplan & Arnoff LLP

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Deborah A. Vesy
President & Chief Executive Officer at Deaconess Foundation
Education
BSBA in Accounting

Youngstown State University (YSU), founded in 1908, is an urban research university located in Youngstown, Ohio, United States.The university's origins trace back to 1908, when the local branch of the YMCA established a school of law within the Youngstown Association School.In 1921, the school became known as the Youngstown Institute of Technology and offered its first evening courses. In 1928, a year after establishing the College of Arts and Sciences, the institute once again changed its name to Youngstown College. In 1955, Youngstown College was renamed as Youngstown University, an indication of the school's broadening curriculum.

Memberships
Member
Current

In Counsel with Women conducts association services namely, promoting the economic, leadership and personal growth of women of high accomplishment; organizing, conducting and hosting business networking events for women of accomplishment. The company was founded by Janet M. Miller in 1997 and is headquartered in Cleveland, OH.

Member
Prior - 2006

Cleveland Leadership Center is the premier center in our community for building and engaging civic leadership capital. They offer a variety of civic leadership programs and engagement opportunities designed to foster civic responsibility; create a culture of leadership that is inclusive, collaborative, and progressive; and make a dynamic impact on the community.

Career History
President & Chief Executive Officer
1977 - Current
Consultant
Prior

Deaconess Health System, Inc. provides health care services. Its provides centers of care, hospital based services and office based services to the communities of Southern Indiana, Southeastern Illinois and Western Kentucky. The company was founded in 1982 and is headquartered in Evansville, IN.

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$1,000 - $2,499
2017

TO INCREASE POSTSECONDARY EDUCATIONAL ATTAINMENT THROUGH COLLEGE AND CAREER ACCESS ADVISING, FINANCIAL AID COUNSELING AND SCHOLARSHIP AND RETENTION SERVICES.

$500 - $999
2015

TO INCREASE POSTSECONDARY EDUCATIONAL ATTAINMENT THROUGH COLLEGE AND CAREER ACCESS ADVISING, FINANCIAL AID COUNSELING AND SCHOLARSHIP AND RETENTION SERVICES.

$500 - $999
2014

TO INCREASE POSTSECONDARY EDUCATIONAL ATTAINMENT THROUGH COLLEGE AND CAREER ACCESS ADVISING, FINANCIAL AID COUNSELING AND SCHOLARSHIP AND RETENTION SERVICES.

Awards & Honors
2001
Crain's Cleveland Business - Cleveland Women of Note
CPA (Certified Public Accountant)
Other Affiliations

Deborah A. Vesy is affiliated with Deaconess Foundation, Deaconess Health System, Inc.

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