Our Leadership Team
Our leadership team brings together diverse backgrounds and broad-reaching experience within the fields of education, information technology, health, human behavior, spirituality, the arts, and corporate and entrepreneurial business. Their unique knowledge and expertise help drive our initiatives forward.
Lori Peterson, M.Ed., has a Masters of Education from John Carroll University and a Bachelor of Arts degree from Bowling Green State University in communications. She has extensive experience in the non-profit sector, as well as in education. Lori is the founder and developer of Creating Your Vision Workshops and has conducted workshops with several women’s groups. Through her community work she has worked with emerging leaders in neighborhoods and helped them to realize their potential and complete a variety of grassroots neighborhood projects. Lori has written award winning articles for a monthly publication. For over 15 years she has developed, implemented and evaluated various programs, events and fundraisers. Additionally, Lori holds a certificate in conflict mediation.
Fun Facts About Lori
A Perfect Morning: Having breakfast on a sunny morning, outside with my husband, daughter and stepson.
Best Thing I’ve Done For Myself This Year: Married my best friend.
Michelle Hudson – Membership & Volunteer Coordinator
Michelle Hudson has over ten years of experience in community outreach within the non profit sector. She is also employed by the Willoughby-Eastlake Public Library as their Outreach Coordinator.
On behalf of Shadybrook, Michelle serves as our Membership & Volunteer Coordinator. She handles our annual campaign, plans special events for our members, and organizes our volunteer supporters.
Fun Facts About Michelle
Last Book That Inspired Me: The Zookeeper’s Wife by Diane Ackerman.
Favorite Movie: The Godfather.
Board of Trustees – Officers
Gary Rosenthal – Chair
Gary has practiced law in Lake County since 1975. His areas of concentration are estate planning, wills, trusts, and real estate. Gary served several years on the Lake County Senior Levy Coalition and on the Board of the Mentor Public Library System. Gary’s legal knowledge has been an especially helpful aspect of his Shadybrook board service.
Tammy Loukas has a degree in software engineering and is currently employed by Calfee, Halter & Griswold LLP, where she is a Computer Systems Analyst. Tammy has a working home studio, known as Brightfire Studios, where she creates pottery and ceramics, as well as chainmaille, and knit/crochet projects. She is also a Certified Zentangle Teacher and offers Zentangle workshops and individual lessons in this meditative drawing artform. She is currently serving her local community in the Old Brooklyn Buzz, which creates opportunities for local businesses and residents to interact. Tammy is also a long-time practitioner of Tai Chi Chuan and various Qi Gong forms, meditation and visualization techniques, and esoteric practices ranging from Norse Runes to ecstatic dancing, drumming and chanting.
Steve Imbornoni – Treasurer
Steve Imbornoni, PhD, is a licensed as a psychologist, a supervising clinical counselor, and a massage therapist. He is a spiritualist minister ordained by Fellowships of the Spirit. Dr. Imbornoni maintains an integrative private practice in Beachwood, Ohio. He has served as Shadybrook’s Treasurer for a number of years.
Jonathon, a Youngstown resident, brings his work experience in IT, sustainability, activism, and music. He writes and performs songs about local social issues; in fact, he performed at the Shadybrook Holiday Party in 2011. He is currently working on projects with Occupy Youngstown, a sustainable rehab and a free university.
Laura Christian Imbornoni
Laura Christian Imbornoni, M.Ed., RYT-500, is registered with the Yoga Alliance as a professional level yoga instructor and is an Integrative Yoga Therapist. She is also an In-Motion Movement Therapy graduate. Laura is certified to lead Spirit-in-MotionTM and as a Holistic Health Educator by the Kripalu Center for Yoga and Health. Certified as a hypnotist, she is completing an internship with the Wellness Institute in Heart Centered Hypnotherapy. After 32 years managing Mentor’s Senior Center, Laura now teaches several yoga classes at Heights Wellness Center for Women.
Nancy Herrick is proud to acknowledge her service as an educator for thirty-five years. In September of 2009, Nancy assisted with the reopening of the Reiki Clinic at Ursuline Academy and is its present director. Nancy lives in Russell, Ohio with her soul-mate Kenny Frieder, their dog, Barkus, and cat, Bailey. She enjoys reading, learning, daily walks, and communing with nature. Nancy is our outgoing board secretary.
Dean Williams is an ordained priest and teacher in the Soto Zen Buddhist lineage. He is also a certified Buddhist chaplain. He is a volunteer with Hospice of the Cleveland Clinic and a founding member of the Cleveland chapter of the Buddhist Peace Fellowship. Dean speaks at various churches throughout northeastern Ohio and, as a member of InterAct Cleveland, has participated in a number of interfaith services. He has served as Assistant Treasurer for InterAct Cleveland, and as a board member for both Project LEARN and for Udumbora Zen Center. Dean serves as Regional V P for the Meadowbrook Insurance Group.
Joyce Wolpert holds three degrees from Case Western Reserve University. She is a lifelong Clevelander, and has taught area students in a variety of grade levels, from public school through graduate school. Along with Samual A. Wolpert, Joyce co-authored Economics of Information (Van Nostrand Reinhold.) She was a researcher/writer for Roger Ailes, Fox News founder, chair, and CEO. Joyce was also the author of several trust funds connected with the Cleveland Foundation. She is a mother, poet, artist, vegetarian, and long-time member of Shadybrook.
Carol Dombrose – In Loving Memory
We will miss your smile, your laugh, your energy, and most of all, your love.
Carol Dombrose has provided group and individual counseling for over twenty years. Besides her M.A. from CSU, she is certified as a Reiki Master and is a graduate of the Ohio Clown School. She is the mother of seven and the grandmother of thirteen. She is the Executive Director of Angel House Wellness Center: For Art and Creative Life Change, where she offers classes in the creative and healing arts.
Fun Facts About Carol
Greatest Accomplishment: Having seven beautiful children who are now seven wonderful adults.
Favorite Place to Be: Up on the ridge behind Angel House.
Best Thing I’ve Done For Myself Lately: That would have to be my trip to India, where I met wonderful people and experienced the spiritual connection that I have to India.