Vice President, Advancement
President, Northeast Ohio Medical University Foundation
Daniel Blain serves as vice president for advancement at Northeast Ohio Medical University (NEOMED) and president of the Northeast Ohio Medical University Foundation.
Prior to joining NEOMED, he served as senior vice president of the Jewish Federation of Cleveland where he was responsible for all of the Federation’s human resource development, financial resource development, endowment and marketing activities. A native of Cleveland, he joined the staff of the Federation in 1989. During his tenure, he worked in the Departments of Human Resources, Planning, Community Relations and Campaign, directing eight annual campaigns, overseeing growth in the annual campaign from $24.7 to $31.1 million during his tenure, and reversing an 18-year trend of a declining donor base. He also played a leadership role in organizing and leading the fundraising and marketing plans for the Centennial Initiative, a comprehensive capital and endowment campaign, which raised more than $110 million to date.
Blain graduated from Washington University in St. Louis with a bachelor’s degree in business administration and a master’s degree in social work. He also earned a master’s degree in Jewish communal service from Hebrew Union College and is a graduate of the Jewish Federations of North America’s Mandel Executive Development Program, created in partnership with Harvard’s Cambridge Leadership Associates.
He currently resides in University Heights with his wife Miriam and their children, Max and Ruby.
Lindsey H. Loftus
Senior Development Officer
Lindsey Loftus is in his tenth year as a member of the Northeast Ohio Medical University staff. He joined the team in February 2006 after serving six years at Kent State University as the executive director of the Kent State University Alumni Association.
Prior to his service to Kent State, he served the University of Pittsburgh Alumni Association as the director of marketing. Lindsey holds a bachelor's degree from Kent State University and a master's degree in education from the University of Pittsburgh.
Loftus resides in Stow, Ohio with his wife Sheryl and two sons, Timothy and Daniel.
Michael A. Wolff, J.D.
Senior Development Officer
Michael Wolff joined Northeast Ohio Medical University to assist in the design and support of its major educational initiatives, particularly as the University expands its relationships in the Cleveland area. Wolff focuses on the individuals, corporations and foundations that are able to support NEOMED programs like Education for Service, the establishment of the Public/Private partnership between the Northeast Ohio Medical University and private industry in Northeast Ohio, and the construction and renovation of the Research and Graduate Education Building.
Previously, he was employed by Friends of E Prep Schools, a supporting organization that established two very successful charter schools in the city of Cleveland in 2006. From May 2002 through September 2005, he was the database manager and planned giving officer at Hawken School in Gates Mills, Ohio. Prior to that, he was a development officer for Volunteers of America’s North Central Ohio division.
Wolff earned a bachelor's degree in business administration from Bowling Green State University in 1992, and a juris doctorate degree from Cleveland-Marshall College of Law in 1995. He is also a licensed mediator in the State of Ohio, earning his credentials from the University of Akron in 1996.
Director of Alumni Relations and Annual Giving
Craig Eynon serves as the director of alumni relations and annual giving at Northeast Ohio Medical University. He is responsible for raising funds for the annual Blue Fund campaign, overseeing all alumni programming for the institution and supervising the development coordinator and data entry specialist. He joined NEOMED in October 2013 after eight years at Walsh University as the director of annual giving and donor relations.
Before his time at Walsh, Eynon was employed as a financial aid counselor at Aultman College of Nursing. Prior to that, he was the assistant director of financial aid at Malone University. He started his professional career as an auditor for the State of Ohio after graduating from Walsh University in 1999, where he earned his bachelor’s degree in accounting. In 2005, he completed his master’s degree in higher education administration and student personnel from Kent State University.
Eynon resides in North Canton, Ohio with his wife Tamie and their three children – Drew, Carys and Lydia.
Campaign and Stewardship Coordinator
Amanda Overton joined Northeast Ohio Medical University (NEOMED) in March 2016 as the campaign and stewardship coordinator. She is responsible for managing internal operations and coordinating with the Campaign Cabinet to reach the $40 million Shine On Campaign goal, as well as creating and maintaining a comprehensive University stewardship plan to thank and engage donors year-round.
Overton has over six years of non-profit donor development experience. Prior to joining NEOMED, she served as the development manager for Junior Achievement of North Central Ohio, where she successfully planned and executed numerous community fundraising events and led annual fundraising campaigns covering 12 counties in Ohio. Overton has constructed strategic and stewardship plans for various non-profit organizations. She has been recognized for her ability to develop relationships with donors and has received numerous fundraising awards.
She is a member of Torchbearers Akron, a Board Member of the Autism Society of Greater Akron, and a volunteer for the Ronald McDonald House of Akron. Overton attended Bowling Green State University and holds both a Bachelor of Science in Education and a Master of Education degree.
She and her family reside in Bath Township.
Bethany Leslie joined Northeast Ohio Medical University in February 2014. She provides support to the director of alumni relations and annual giving and oversees the Blue Fund Phone-a-thon. She is also responsible for the alumni social media accounts, web presence and electronic communications, as well as donor stewardship activities and events.
Prior to joining the team at NEOMED, she served at Lakeside Chautauqua as advancement manager, where she provided support for fundraising and donor relations activities. She also contributed to internal and external communication efforts with a particular emphasis on philanthropy.
Leslie earned her bachelor’s degree in public accounting with a minor in French and certificate in leadership studies at Marietta College. She is currently pursuing a double master’s degree in business administration and communication studies at Kent State University.
She lives in Tallmadge, Ohio and enjoys running, biking and numerous other outdoor activities with her husband, Mykal. The two were married in October 2015 and are enjoying life as newlyweds.
Executive Administrative Assistant
Yvonne Fenrich serves as the administrative assistant for Institutional Advancement at NEOMED. Since 2005, she has supported the office by scheduling internal and external meetings for various members of the team. She also coordinates lunches, dinners and various events, including room set ups, meal selections, oversight of invitations, attendance level tracking, seating arrangements, travel arrangements, dietary restrictions and the many other tasks involved in event management.
With more than 20 years experience at various levels of administrative support and office management, Yvonne has also been involved or directly responsible for the planning and execution of various projects, such as data management, budget planning, managing donor gifts, donor acknowledgements, scholarship agreement and personnel needs.
She currently lives in Mantua, Ohio with her husband, Kim, two teenage sons, Sean and Derek and they enjoy running, hiking, biking and scuba diving.
Advancement Services Specialist
Naomi White joined the development team at Northeast Ohio Medical University in January 2015. Her current role includes processing all charitable gifts to the NEOMED Foundation and maintaining and updating the alumni and donor database.
A recent graduate of Ashland University in December 2014, Naomi earned a double major in business administration and hospitality management. She also served as an events manager, planning and coordinating fundraising and social events for students and community members.
She currently lives in Akron, Ohio and enjoys restaurant-style cooking and trying new foods.