Heights Youth Club

Heights Youth ClubStaff

Roscoe Morgan - Club Director

Mr. Morgan is a graduate of Cleveland State University with a dual major in Education and Earth Sciences. He previously worked as an elementary school and adult education teacher, and a workforce education trainer with the Cleveland Municipal School District. He also spent three years with the Urban League of Cleveland as Director of Cuyahoga Countys' YouthBuild Program. Mr. Morgan is currently working toward a Masters of Business Administration degree.

Marcus Hilson - Assistant Director

Marcus is a 2007 Graduate of Wright State Univ.  He obtained his BS in Organizational leadership.  Marcus also graduated from Shaker Hts. High school. Marcus previously worked as the HYC teen floor coordinator.  Marcus enjoys working at the club helping teens and youth work towards reaching their full potential.

Charisse Callieham - Education Services Instructor

Charisse is a 1999 Graduate of the University of Cincinatti. She holds a BA in communication. She has been educating youth since 1995. Charisse has one son Isaiah.  Charisse also performs Avenues for Positive Change with youth at HYC and throughout the community. She enjoys time with her family whenever she is not working.

Rhonda Thomas - Front Desk Intake Clerk

Ms. Thomas is a graduate of Shaw High School.  She also worked and  retired from the Cuyahoga County Dept. of Human services.  Ms. Thomas is a Minister at Pillars of Faith Church in Cleveland Ohio.  Ms. Thomas has one son Lowrenzo.

Julia Rainey - Art Instructor

Julia is a 2009 graduate of Dominican University, with a BFA in Sculpture and a minor in Art History.  Julia hopes to attend Ursuline College and study Art Therapy.  In her spare time she still enjoys drawing, planning for the kids and spending time with friends.

Brandon Delk - Gym Instructor

Brandon is a 2008 graduate of Cleveland Hts. High school.  Brandon is attending Lakeland Community College where he will graduate with his associates in criminal justice.  Brandon has been on the HYC staff for 6 years starting as a teen junior staff worker.  He earned a Boys & Girls Club scholarship through his participation as a member of the Heights Youth Club. Brandon plans on being a police officer.

MeLisa Collins - Teen floor coordinator

MeLisa holds a BS in psychology from Central State Univ. and an MS in Non- profit Management from Capella University.  MeLisa is the founder of the As I am Girls Club, and author of 2 young adult books.  MeLisa is married and has 4 daughters.  Outside of work she enjoys time with family.

Board of Directors

Rev. Eric Dillenbeck, President
      (Associate Pastor, Fairmount Presbyterian Church)
Greg Farkas, Vice President
      (Partner, Frantz Ward LLP)
Samuel R. Smith II, Esq., Secretary
Rebecca Storey, Treasurer
      (Web Analyst, Progressive Insurance)
Joel Borwick
Debrah (Debby) Elliott
William (Bill) Frazier (Retired, Cleveland Clinic Finance)
Jason Hart (Case Western Reserve University)
Angie Karges
Dorothy King
Anne McFarland (Attorney)
Thomas McLaughlin, M.D.
James Mylen (Business consultant, KPMG)
Susan Oakes (Tremco, Inc.)
Dawn Parker (KeyBank)
Brendan Pham
Susan Pim
Kristin Schulte
Candace Sheffler
David Smith
Irene Smith

Honorary Board Members

Louise Westfall: Emeritus Founder
Bob Matthias:  Emeritus, Founder
Louisa Matthias: Emeritus, Founder
Justine Greenwald

Ex Officio Members

Ron Soeder, President, Boys & Girls Clubs of Cleveland
Roscoe Morgan, Club Director
Arnold Dahm
Susan Dahm
Evelyn Greenwald
Leonard Horowitz
James “Jimmy” O’Neill
Al Slawson