Eliza Jennings Board of Trustees Appoints 2018-20 Officers (

For Immediate Release
August 11, 2017Contact:
Linda Hart
Director of Public Relations
216.325.1250 or lhart@elizajen.org
(Cleveland, Ohio) – Eliza Jennings, a nationally recognized and trusted expert in aging services,
announced the appointment of officers to the Board of Trustees for the fiscal 2018 – 2020 term,
effective July 2017 through June 2019:
Margaret G. Weitzel, Chair, was appointed to the Board in 2010. Weitzel
chairs the Strategic Planning Committee, and serves on the Development,
Finance, HR/Quality Assessment, SAIDO Learning, and Compensation
Committees. She is executive vice president, and partner for Wyse
Advertising, Inc. and serves as secretary on their board of directors. Weitzel
has been affiliated with numerous not-for-profit and community service
organizations. She serves as immediate past chair of the board for Beck
Center for the Arts, as treasurer for the women’s committee executive board for Cleveland
Institute of Music, as a life director for Recovery Resources, and on the board of Northeast Ohio
Hospice. Weitzel attended Cleveland State University, and graduated with a marketing degree
from Dyke College.
Glenn S. Krassen, Secretary, joined the Board of Trustees in March 2013
and serves on the Finance and SAIDO Learning Committees. Krassen is
partner in charge of the shale, oil and gas practice group at Bricker & Eckler,
and has more than 30 years of energy law experience. He is a member and
former vice president of the board of trustees of HELP Foundation, Inc. and
former president of the Shaker Heights Public Library board of trustees.
Krassen is a member of the American Bar Association; Ohio State Bar
Association, (former chairman of the Natural Resources Committee; current
member of the Public Utilities Committee); and Cleveland Metropolitan Bar Association. He is
an adjunct professor at the Cleveland Marshall College of Law, and a published author. Krassen
Eliza Jennings Board of Trustees Appoints 2018-20 Officers
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earned a Juris Doctor degree from The Ohio State University, and a Bachelor of Arts degree
with distinction from George Washington University; Phi Beta Kappa.
John E. Hunger, CPA, Treasurer, has served on the Board since 1994.
Hunger is a former chair of Eliza Jennings’ Board of Trustees. He currently
chairs the Finance Committee, and serves on the Strategic Planning
Committee. Hunger is the current treasurer and chief financial officer of World
Shipping, Inc., an international marine transportation services company. He
formerly was associated with Coopers & Lybrand. Hunger is a graduate of Ohio
Wesleyan University.
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About Eliza Jennings
Eliza Jennings, a not-for-profit organization providing excellent care and services to older adults
on Cleveland’s West Side for more than 129 years, is a nationally recognized expert committed
to helping people make the most of the aging experience. Eliza Jennings communities include
the Eliza Jennings Health Campus in Cleveland; the Renaissance Retirement Campus in
Olmsted Township, and Eliza Chagrin Falls Assisted Living in Westlake. Eliza Jennings offers a full
spectrum of choices for aging adults, including independent and assisted living, skilled nursing
and rehabilitation services, respite care, and adult day programs. Eliza Jennings offers a full
range of home and community-based services including skilled home health care, a nurse
practitioner house call program, and clinic services. Eliza Jennings is the first aging services
organization to offer SAIDO Learning, a non-pharmacological cognitive therapy shown to
improve the symptoms of Alzheimer’s disease and other dementias among older adults. For
more information about Eliza Jennings or any of its programs and services, visit
elizajennings.org or call 216.226.50

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