About Us

Foundation Staff

The Summa Foundation supports patient care, medical education and research through philanthropy. The staff is always ready to assist you or answer any questions you may have. Please feel free to give us a call or send us an e-mail.

Summa Foundation
525 East Market Street, Suite 2D
Akron, Ohio 44304
(P) 330.375.3159
(F) 330.375.3012

Ferrara, Phylis
President and Chief Development Officer
330-375-6566 ferrarap@summahealth.org
Adey, Amanda
Foundation Administration Specialist
330-375-7375 adeya@summahealth.org 

Bame, Kathleen
Senior Development Officer, Gift Planning

330-375-6356 bamek@summahealth.org
Blevins, Linda
Executive Staff Assistant
330-375-6640 blevinsl@summahealth.org
Cummins, Brenda
Director, Foundation Administration and Community Engagement
330-375-7064 cumminsb@summahealth.org
Dangel, Jo
Director, Donor Relations and Stewardship 
330-375-7651 dangelj@summahealth.org
Dickey, Erin
Donor Outreach Officer
330-375-4398 edickey@summahealth.org
Ford, Janna
Supervisor, Advancement Services
330-375-4890 fordja@summahealth.org
Green, Shelley
Development Officer, Annual Giving
330-375-6891 greensh@summahealth.org
Guregian, Elaine
Development Officer, Corporate and Foundation Relations
330-375-6641 guregiane@summahealth.org
Hardy, James
Development Officer 
330-375-4289 hardyjj@summahealth.org
Hnat, Laura
Director, Communications and Donor Relations
330-375-6357 hnatl@summahealth.org
Hudson, Jessica
Development Officer
330-375-4762 hudsonj@summahealth.org
Janini, Kathryn
Senior Writer 
330-375-6620 janinik@summahealth.org
Lorenzon, Heather
Director, Corporate & Foundation Relations
330-375-7840 lorenzonh@summahealth.org
Sampson, Terrie
Director of Development Operations
330-375-4288 sampsont@summahealth.org
Swegan, Amy
Development Officer
330-375-7511 swegana@summahealth.org
Yang, Mailor
Foundation Specialist, Advancement Services 
330-375-7511 yangm@summahealth.org
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