Board Members

Rise in Love was established October 28, 2015 with a strong board membership comprised of eleven (11) dedicated and professional individuals. Every founding member of the Rise in Love board has more than just a professional background, they have a deep love for all people and have given much of themselves to the support of all those in need. This group along with many volunteers will work to provide physical, financial, and spiritual support, in a Christ centered way, to those in need of help.

Barbara Sternberg


Brian Sternberg

Vice President of Logistics

Barbara and Brian are married with three children and are very active in their church and community. They are both enjoying an early retirement from their respective careers and now run a small consulting business. Brian holds a BBA in finance and marketing and both have a long career history in consulting, sales, marketing, and business development.

Beth Rock

Senior Vice President

Erich Rock

Vice President of Operations

Beth and Erich are married with three adult children and one grandson. Erich holds a degree in Electronic Engineering and has been self-employed in the Tool and Die and Metal Stamping Industry. Beth retired from early childhood education, and holds a BBA. Together they are involved in multiple ministries and serve monthly meals at Cleveland area shelters.

Jessica Freiburger


Jessica holds a degree in Accounting from Purdue University. She is married with four sons. In 2015, Jessica started her own bookkeeping company and assists numerous non-profit organizations with their accounting procedures. This allows her to keep up with her accounting and also be available when her boys need her. You can usually find her volunteering at church, where she is a Eucharistic Minister, Greeter and on the Welcome Committee for New Parishoners, or at her sons’ school.

Edward Primosch


Ed has a Bachelor Degree from the University of Dayton and a MBA from Baldwin Wallace University. He spent his entire career in the Information Technology field and was a Partner at KPMG and a Vice President at Key Bank. Ed is widowed but enjoys spending time with his 10 grandchildren. He is an active volunteer in his church especially in the Compassion and Outreach Ministries.

Kimberly Braun

Sergeant At Arms

Tony Dafonseca

Anne Muceito

Don Gabriel


Annette Mannion

Founding Board Member

Annette Mannion is a Treasury Business Analyst for KeyBank and has eight year of experience in non-profit banking. She holds a Bachelor of Arts degree in Communication from Cleveland State University and the designation of Certified Trust and Financial Advisor from The American Bankers Association Institute of Certified Bankers. She is active in her church and community.

Vishnu & Maureen Chandran

Founding Board Member

Vishnu and Maureen Chandran are married with a son and enjoy their commitment to helping others. Vishnu is President of Wild Republic with a BA in World Business and Economics and an MBA. He also enjoys playing league tennis through the United States Tennis Association. Maureen is an artist and Art Educator working with children and adult.

Kevin & Danielle Reidl

Founding Board Member

Kevin and Danielle Reidl are married with two children and are active members at Royal Redeemer Lutheran Church. Kevin is the President of an industrial distribution company, and holds an MBA in finance, with 20+ years in executive management.
Danielle has an MBA in marketing and 20 years of marketing experience including consulting, advertising, sales, and product marketing.