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MetroHealth Foundation Names New Executive Committee

The MetroHealth Foundation is pleased to announce the Foundation’s new Executive Committee for 2018-2019.

  • Brian M. O’Neill, Partner, Tucker Ellis, LLP – Chair
  • Joey Arnold, Vice President, Corporate Communications, Swagelock Company – Vice Chair, Audit
  • Linda L. Bluso, Founder and CEO, Adaptive Knowledge Institute – Vice Chair, Governance
  • James Cahoon, Community Leader – Vice Chair, Outreach
  • Lee Ann Howard, Founder, Howard & O’Brien Associated – Vice Chair, Nominating and Board Development
  • Rob Soroka, Senior Vice President, Fifth Third Bank – Treasurer and Vice Chair, Finance and Investment

The executive committee members were elected during the Foundation’s annual meeting, held May 31.

Mr. O’Neill has been a member of the Foundation Board since 2009. He is chair of the Business Department of the law firm of Tucker Ellis, LLP., which comprises all of the firm’s business and transactional lawyers. He joined the firm in 2012.

His practice focuses on representing public and private companies and private equity funds in structuring and negotiating corporate mergers, acquisitions, divestitures, management buyouts, joint ventures, and going-private transactions. He also advises on structuring corporate transactions and corporate governance matters.

Previously Mr. O’Neill was a partner at Ulmer & Berne, LLP, where he served on the firm’s management committee and as chair of the firm’s business department. He also was a partner at McDonald Hopkins Burke & Haber Co., LPA, where he served on the firm’s management committee and headed the firm’s banking practice.

Mr. O’Neill is a graduate of Ohio State University and Cleveland-Marshall College of Law.

About the MetroHealth System

Founded in 1837, MetroHealth is leading the way to a healthier you and a healthier community through service, teaching, discovery, and teamwork. Cuyahoga County’s public, safety-net hospital system, MetroHealth meets people where they are, providing care through five hospitals, four emergency departments and more than 20 health centers. Each day, our nearly 9,000 employees focus on providing our community with equitable healthcare — through patient-focused research, access to care, and support services — that seeks to eradicate health disparities rooted in systematic barriers. For more information, visit