Leadership & Staff
Board of Directors
Patrick is a Cleveland native with a passion for fundraising and leadership. He has deep experience in management, sales and marketing, and a bachelor’s degree in communication and business. He is the Marketing and Sales Manager for a manufacturing company. Patrick is a lifelong friend of the Scaparotti family and was part of the journey of Joey, David, Sam and Sara. In addition to his work, Patrick enjoys spending time with his wife Shelley and his two children Parker and Olivia, and loves to spend time outdoors and golfing.
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Board Member and Co-Founder
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Founding Board Member
Founding Board Member
He is the father of two amazing daughters, Adaline and Annabel, and is husband to his unbelievable partner in life, Cheryl.
Stephanie Jerse, Esq., MBA
Stephanie currently serves as Cleveland Clinic’s International Compliance Program Director. In this role she has oversight of Cleveland Clinic’s compliance program and activities which have an international scope and helps to ensure Cleveland Clinic upholds its high ethics and best practice standards when pursuing and engaging in international projects and activities. Prior to this role, Stephanie developed and managed global trade and anti-bribery compliance programs for international organizations in multiple industries. She completed her undergraduate, MBA, and law degrees while working full-time. She currently lives in Mentor, Ohio with her husband, Kevin, and Siberian Husky, Zeus
Dr. Elissa Deggelman
Elissa holds a doctorate in Clinical Psychology from Kent State University. As a Pediatric Psychologist, Elissa provided treatment for hospitalized children with medical issues and their families. She is honored to serve on the B Brave Board and use her professional experiences to help families of children with degenerative neurological disorders. Elissa loves learning and spending time with family and friends, and is a voracious reader.
Kelly is a longtime friend of Sara and Sam and a supporter of B Brave. Most recently, she worked as an Administrative Coordinator, wearing multiple hats, solving myriad problems, and helping the business flourish. Kelly is also a gifted hostess who is talented in making anyone feel comfortable and at ease. She loves being in nature, decorating, and traveling to new places. Kelly lives in Hinckley, Ohio with her husband, Jason, and pup, Sadie.
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