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 and Brian Sternberg
President and Vice President

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.
Erich and Beth Rock
Vice President

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
Treasurer

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
Secretary

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.
Jaclyn Jacin
Secretary II

Jacklyn is married with three young children, and worked as a Registered Veterinary Technician before starting her family. Now she is very active in the North Royalton school community, helping both in her children’s classrooms as well as through the school PTA. Her children also keep her busy with participation in multiple after school activities and athletics. She has a passion for helping others, which shows in both her previous career and current path.
Jill Gazzo

Jill is married with two sons and has been a resident of Strongsville most of her life. She and her husband are involved and volunteer at Grace Church in Middleburg Heights. Jill is currently an assistant manager at Nothing Bundt Cakes in Strongsville. She has the desire to serve and meet the needs of those less fortunate. Rise In Love was the perfect opportunity.
Alison Tushar

Alison is the Vice President and Branch Manager at Key Bank in Parma. She has over 17 years experience in the financial industry and has enjoyed assisting people in all stages of their lives. Alison enjoys time with her two married children, and one granddaughter who is the light of her life. She hopes to one day grow her beautiful family with more grandchildren to love.
Allan Divis

Al as spent 48 years as a Sales Executive for the Cleveland Plain Dealer/Cleveland.com and serves as a Parma Councilman in ward 5 since 2011. He holds an Associates degree in Business from Cuyahoga Community College then Cleveland State. Al will be celebating 40 years of marriage to his wife Michele this September with their four adult children and 6 grandchildren. Al is a volunteer and active parishioner at St. Anthony’s of Padua and serves as a Eucharistic minister. He is also a member of the Parma School Foundation Board and has assisted major fund raising at Mt. Alverna, Padua, and West Creek.
Judy Casselberry and Mark Casselberry

Judy and Mark are married with three adult children and two grandchildren. Mark is currently serving his 5th term as Ward 3 Councilman in Parma. Judy works in the Parma City School system. They are active Parishioners at St. Charles Borromeo Church and together they volunteer for several different community organizations in the Parma area.

FOUNDING BOARD MEMBERS, EMERITUS

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 and 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 and 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.