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Phone: 216.368.0985
Fax: 216.368.0977

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Flora Stone Mather Center for Women
10900 Euclid Ave
Cleveland, Ohio 44106-7175

Visitors and deliveries:
309 Thwing Student Center
Case Western Reserve University



Dr. Shannon Lundeen

Jessica McRitchie
Center Administrator


Susan Freimark
Associate Director
of Faculty Leadership Programs

Heather C. Clayton Terry
Associate Director for Women in Science & Engineering


Monica Yost Kiss
Associate Director for Women's Health Advocacy


Shannon Lundeen

Dr. Shannon Lundeen, Director

Office: Thwing 309
Phone: 216.368.0985
Fax: 216.368.0977

Curriculum Vitae

Dr. Lundeen received her B.A. with Honors in Philosophy and Women's Studies from Colgate University and earned an M.A. and PhD. in Philosophy and an Advanced Graduate Certificate in Women's Studies from Stony Brook University. She specializes in Feminist Theory, Bioethics, Sexuality Studies, and Social and Political Philosophy. Here at CWRU, Dr. Lundeen holds a faculty appointment in the College of Arts and Sciences as Adjunct Associate Professor of Philosophy and serves as a member of the Faculty Advisory Board of the Women and Gender Studies Program.


Before joining CWRU in the summer of 2013, Dr. Lundeen spent eight years as the Associate Director of the Gender, Sexuality, and Women’s Studies Program (GSWS) and the Alice Paul Center for Research on Gender, Sexuality, and Women (APC) at the University of Pennsylvania. As a Core Faculty member of the Gender, Sexuality and Women’s Studies Program, Dr. Lundeen taught courses on gender and sexuality ranging from introductory lectures to graduate level seminars, organized and led a series of pedagogy workshops for graduate students, and taught secondary students in Penn’s Social Justice Summer Research Institute. In the spring of 2013, she was awarded the highly selective Dean’s Award for Distinguished Teaching in the School of Arts and Sciences at the University of Pennsylvania.


Susan Freimark

Susan Freimark, Associate Director
of Faculty Leadership Programs

Office: Thwing 305
Phone: 216.368.0985
Fax: 216.368.0977

Susan Freimark brings a great deal of faculty development experience to this position. As an executive coach, she coached faculty at CWRU via the NSF-ACES program and developed and presented a well-received workshop on "Politics on Campus." She is also a CWRU IDEAL coach with Kent State University, assisting a team of faculty on creating a transformative change project on campus. Susan has an MA in Counseling and Human Services from John Carroll University and a BA in English from Kent State University.


Before leaving for a stint at CSU developing programs to assist nonprofit organizations, Susan spent 13 years with the Mandel School of Applied Social Sciences and the Mandel Center for Nonprofit Organizations. As Directors of Career Services and Community Services, she created programs to meet the developmental needs of social work and nonprofit management students and developed and taught seminars on personal development and team leadership. Susan also created a format for successful mentoring that included thoughtful matching, initial training of mentors and mentees and ongoing programming and monitoring of the relationship.

Heather C. Clayton Terry, MPA
Associate Director for Women in Science & Engineering; Women in Science & Engineering Roundtable (WISER) Advisor

Office: Thwing 305
Phone: 216.368.0985
Fax: 216.368.0977

A native Clevelander, Heather previously held the position of Project Manager for the Self-Management Advancement through Research and Translation (SMART) Center at Case Western Reserve University. In 2007 – 2009, Heather became the second Francis H. Beam, Jr. Fellow for the Saint Luke's Foundation of Cleveland, Ohio. There she learned the inner workings of foundation grant making providing $2.4 million in support to local nonprofit organizations. Prior to that, Heather spent six years managing programming initiatives for the Cleveland Public Library. Terry also taught adolescents in programs such as the NASA Workforce and Economic Division - Science, Engineering, Mathematics and Aerospace Academy (SEMAA) Program.


Heather has a Masters of Public Administration with a Certificate in Nonprofit Management from Cleveland State University, an Emotionally Intelligent Leader Certificate from Case Western Reserve University, and a Bachelor of Science in Elementary Education. She is a graduate of Cleveland Bridge Builders, a vocationally trained Auto-Mechanic and in 2009 was awarded the "25 under 35 Movers and Shakers Award" from Inside Business Magazine.

Monica Yost Kiss
Associate Director for
Women's Health Advocacy

Office: Thwing 305
Phone: 216.368.8639
Fax: 216.368.0977

Monica comes to us from Akron Children's Hospital, where she was a therapist/trauma specialist. She has worked extensively with adolescents and college students. At the University of Michigan she worked in University Health Service as the Alcohol Program Coordinator. As an extern in that office, she focused on sexual health, providing workshops and counseling in that area. Upon arriving in Cleveland, Monica served as an HIV Case Manager at the AIDS Task Force of Greater Cleveland. Prior to her work in Akron, Monica worked as an Outpatient/School-Based Therapist at Bellefaire Jewish Children's Bureau.

Monica has two master's degrees, one in Public Health and one in Social Work from the University of Michigan. She received her BA degree in Psychology from the State University of New York in Binghamton. Monica is trained in Trauma-Focused Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (TF-CBT) and has taught it to others. Monica is a Licensed Independent Social Work Supervisor (LISW-S) in the State of Ohio.

Jessica McRitchieJessica McRitchie
Department Administrator
Thwing 305
Phone: 216.368.0985
Fax: 216.368.0977

Jessica McRitchie is a veteran employee of CWRU and brings to the Center a broad knowledge of the University. She has most recently worked as an assistant at the CWRU School of Law and prior to that was Assistant Director at the Schubert Center for Child Studies.


Jessica is actively involved in the local community and has served on boards for organizations including the Cleveland Council of World Affairs and The Foundation for Community Betterment. She is a native Clevelander and holds a Bachelor of Arts in Political Science with a minor in Psychology from Case Western Reserve University. She is currently studying Conflict Transformation and Management at Kent State University.


Student Staff

Rosalie Candau

Hometown: Twinsburg, Ohio
Major/Minor: Political Science, International Studies, and Spanish majors/ French minor
Year: 4th year undergraduate
Campus Clubs/Organizations: Kappa Alpha Theta Fraternity


Description: As a senior I am sad to be leaving CWRU after this year but am looking forward to my year working at the center for women. I am passionate about gender equality, the education of young people, and learning more about different cultures and languages. I speak English, Spanish, and French, and hope to be teaching in a Spanish speaking country after graduation before heading to graduate school. I am very dedicated to following international soccer and am a lover of almost all music genres. I greatly enjoy spending time with my wonderful family and friends.


Favorite Thing I am looking forward to by working at the Center:
I am looking forward to learning even more about women and what we are fighting for in this day and age. I am also looking forward to being surrounded by inspirational people working toward a common goal.


Smaranda Ene

Hometown: Birlad, Romania
Major/Minor: Anthropology
Year: 4th Year PhD
Campus Clubs/Organizations: Graduate Discourse (Graduate Anthropology Students’ Association)


Description: I love diversity, being surrounded by a variety of people from different backgrounds and cultures. Listening to languages and reading semiotics, especially Umberto Eco, make me very happy. In terms of music, nothing beats a live performance by a gypsy/klezmer brass band that gets you off your chair and dancing! Plus, it reminds me of Romania, the country where I grew up. Before becoming a social scientist, I used to be a neuroscientist. I’m fascinated with cognition and the human mind. But I’m most passionate about social justice and community-based participatory research.


Favorite Thing I am looking forward to by working at the Center:
The amount and quality of activism at the Center is amazing! The campus is lucky to have such dedicated people looking out for the rights and wellbeing of women in the community.




Tessa Greene

Hometown: Euclid, OH
Major/Minor: Medical Anthropology, Religious Studies

Minor: Political Science
Year: Junior
Campus Clubs/Organizations: WRUW FM 91.1 Cleveland, S.A.V.E., Case VOX


Description: Lately, I've been into chicken wings, yoga, Bruce Springsteen and The Cleveland Browns. My love for the FSMCFW has grown out of my academic interest in sexual and maternal health which stems from the real and courageous people who have shown me the importance of these topics. Favorite Thing I am looking forward to by working at the Center.


Favorite Thing I am looking forward to by working at the Center:
The rousing conversations between coworkers. Nowhere else is my brain exercised as well as it is within the Center for Women!


Ashley Han

Hometown: Palos Verdes, California
Major/Minor: Biochemistry and Spanish, Masters in Public Health
Year: Senior undergraduate, First year graduate student
Campus Clubs/Organizations: WISER & Alpha Chi Omega


Description: My life has always been full of wanderlust, so if you can't find me running experiments in a lab, roaming a used bookstore, or eating a crepe at the West Side Market, I'm probably hiking the trails to Machu Picchu, maybe even sipping tea in Istanbul – or at least dreaming about it. I'm currently studying public health and hope to pursue a medical degree to work in international health, specifically women's health. Favorite Thing I am looking forward to by working at the Center.


Favorite Thing I am looking forward to by working at the Center:
I look forward to working with and learning from a group of inspiring and accomplished women! Furthermore I look forward to getting more involved in the Case community through the Center's mission.


Destinee Henton

Hometown: Alexandria, Louisiana
Major/Minor: Political Science Major/ Accounting Minor
Year: Sophamore
Campus Clubs/Organizations: Varsity Basketball, Treasurer of African American Society


Description: I've played basketball since I was 11 years old and I love it. I also have strong feelings for food. I'm from Louisiana and I am absolutely in love with everything about the South. My bucket list is very simple, but at the top of it is going to some part of Egypt and going through a pyramid.


Favorite Thing I am looking forward to by working at the Center:
I'm looking forward to working with dedicated people and learning the issues facing women and strategies to combat those issues specifically through the programs that the center creates.


Rebekah Kramer

Hometown: Middletown, DE
Major/Minor: Masters of Anthropology, Masters of Public Health
Year: Third year graduate student


Description: Since I am not from Cleveland, I feel as though I still have so much to learn about the area. I therefore love finding different restaurants and things to do outdoors here. I like spending time at the local beaches, or just finding a place to sit by the water. I also enjoy playing soccer, yoga, my cats, and cooking. My studies are focused on urban health and health disparities.


Favorite Thing I am looking forward to by working at the Center: I am so excited to be working with an organization that focuses its efforts on promoting and propagating feminist values, such as equality and social justice, on campus and in the surrounding communities.


Katherine Schaub

Hometown: Bethel, CT
Major/Minor: Ph.D. In History
Year: Second Year graduate school


Description: When I am not on campus I live on Chincoteague Island off the coast of Virginia with my spouse (also a Case alum) and three cats. I enjoy reading, video games, and going to the beach. My interests include the history of medicine, gender and women's history and the history of technology.


Favorite thing about working at the Center: I am looking forward to working with CWRU students and supporting them through their progress towards a degree.


Aaron Sepulveda

Hometown: Cleveland, OH
Major/Minor: Major: Medical Anthropology
Year: Senior/1st year grad student

Campus Club/ Organizations: Delta Tau Delta Fraternity, Horizons, Anthropology Student Association, VOX, SAVE

Description: Some things I like: experiencing different cultures, spending timme with my nephew and watching cartoons. Some things I don't like: cottage cheese, being allergic to things I like, and infringing on human rights/ humanist campaigns.


Favorite Thing about Working at Center: The opportunity to aid in the fight for feminism and reproductive and sexual rights while being surrounded by wonderful co-workers and people.


Rachel Wright

Hometown: Bath, Ohio
Major/Minor: English and Sociology with a minor in Spanish
Year: Senior Undergrad
Campus Club/ Organizations: Kappa Alpha Theta Fraternity, Project STEP-UP
Description: I love reading and traveling. I hope to travel after graduation and teach English in as many countries as I possibly can. I spend all my time swimming at my uncle's during the summer and love spending time with family. My favorite season is the Fall and my favorite food is veggie pizza. I also love Spanish and hope to be fluent one day!


Favorite Thing about Working at Center:
I am so excited to be surrounded by such strong women who will help me grow and learn about the important issues facing women today. I hope to make a difference on this campus through the programs the women's center has to offer and better educate my peers!