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 fifth year as a member of the Northeast Ohio Medical University staff. He joined the Northeast Ohio Medical University 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.
Mary Lang, Ed.D.
Proposal Developer and Coordinator
Mary Lang, Ed.D., is the proposal developer and coordinator for external affairs at Northeast Ohio Medical University. She earned her master’s degree in speech communication and Ed.D. in curriculum and instructional design and educational leadership from Auburn University in Auburn, Ala. Early in her career, she was a practicing speech pathologist. Dr. Lang has experience at all levels of education including nine years designing and teaching education courses in higher education and fourteen years in the P-6 environment. She has participated in the design of two schools and she was a key founding member of the Moscow Charter School (K-6) in Moscow, Idaho (Idaho’s first charter school). Dr. Lang served as the executive director of the school for eight years. She has over 21 years of experience in proposal development in the areas of education, behavioral health and facility development.
Yvonne L. Fenrich is currently the administrative assistant for Institutional Advancement at the University. Since 2005, she has supported the office by scheduling internal and external meetings for various members of the Institutional Advancement team, and coordinated lunches, dinners and various events including the room set up, meal selection, oversight of invitations, attendance level tracking, seating arrangements, travel arrangements, dietary restrictions and 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.