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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

The MetroHealth System is an essential health system committed to providing health care to everyone in Cuyahoga County, Ohio, and improving the health of the community overall. Its 7,500 employees deliver care to everyone at its main campus, just west of downtown Cleveland, and at more than 20 other MetroHealth locations. Two new hospitals have recently opened in Cleveland Heights and Parma, and MetroHealth also provides health care at more than 40 additional sites in Cuyahoga County through community partnerships.

MetroHealth is home to Cuyahoga County’s most experienced Level I Adult Trauma Center, verified since 1992 by the Committee on Trauma of the American College of Surgeons, and one of two adult and pediatric burn centers in the state of Ohio verified by the American Burn Association. MetroHealth also is home to a verified Level II Pediatric Trauma Center.

In the past year, MetroHealth provided more than 1.4 million patient visits in its hospital and health centers. MetroHealth is also an academic medical center committed to teaching and research; each of its active physicians holds a faculty appointment at Case Western Reserve University School of Medicine. MetroHealth has earned Magnet status, which places it in the top six percent of all hospitals nationwide for nursing excellence.

MetroHealth’s mission is, “Leading the way to a healthier you and a healthier community through service, teaching, discovery and teamwork.” For more information, visit