Susan Freimark, M.A.
Acting Director & Associate Director
of Faculty Leadership Programs
Office: 248 TVUC
Susan Freimark brings a great deal of faculty development experience to this position. As an executive coach, she has worked with 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 Director 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, M.P.A.
Associate Director of Women in Science & Engineering
& WISER Student Adviser
Office: 248 TVUC
Heather C. Clayton Terry, MPA joined the Flora Stone Mather Center for Women in January 2012. A native Clevelander, Heather previously acted as Project Manager for the Self-Management Advancement through Research and Translation (SMART) Center a National Institutes of Health federally funded grant designed to improve health outcomes and quality of life for individuals with acute and chronic illnesses at Case Western Reserve University. In 2007 – 2009, she became the second Francis H. Beam, Jr. Fellow for the Saint Luke’s Foundation of Cleveland, Ohio. She learned the inner workings of foundation grantmaking 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 holds a Bachelor of Science degree and a Master degree in Public Administration from Cleveland State University. She earned a graduate Nonprofit Management Certificate from Maxine Goodman Levin College of Urban Affairs. She also holds an Emotionally Intelligent Leader and a Women in Leadership Certificate from Weatherhead School of Management at Case Western Reserve University. She is a vocational auto-mechanic and internationally acclaimed vocalist who believes that anything is possible through hard work and determination.
She has a passion for STEMM (Science, Technology, Engineering, Mathematics and Medicine) education as well as a passion for an inclusive as well as a diverse STEMM workforce.
Danielle Sabo, M.A.
Office: 248 TVUC
Danielle is a fourth year Doctoral Student at Case Western Reserve University in the Department of Sociology. After receiving her Bachelors Degree in Health Communication from Ohio University and pursuing a Masters in Public Health, she chose to apply her research skills towards a PhD in Medical Sociology. Danielle’s research focuses on the lived experience of eating disorders over the life course, the gendered nature of body image issues, and the range of socio-cultural aspects which contribute to the development and maintenance of eating disorders for both women and men over time.
In addition to her role as Program Administrator at the Women’s Center, Danielle is also the newly elected President of the Women in Doctoral Studies (WiDS) Graduate Organization at CWRU which seeks to develop programming specific to female graduate student personal & professional needs on campus. Within the Women’s Center, Danielle is responsible for the development and implementation of programming such as the Lunch and Learn discussion series, the MOMs group monthly meetings, and WiDS professional networking and personal development events – just to name a few. Danielle has a passion for women’s right issues, for creating a healthy environment of body positivity for women and men, & is committed to gender equity initiatives.
Leslie LaFleur, PsyD
Interim Student Advocate for
Sexual Assault Prevention & Response
Office: 248 TVUC
Leslie is excited to be filling in as the Student Advocate at the Center for Women. She holds a strong commitment to social justice and multiculturalism, especially in regards to acts that violate a person’s sense of emotional, mental, social, and physical safety. Because of her counseling background, Leslie is skilled at working with students who are seeking confidential services regarding highly emotionally-charged situations including those associated with sexual assault, harassment, discrimination, and other forms of interpersonal and gender-based violence.
Leslie’s hours at the Women’s Center are Mondays 8:30-5pm, Thursdays 1-5pm, and Fridays 8:30-5pm. During the other days of the week, Leslie is a Postdoc Fellow at Counseling Services. Leslie is also accompanied by Zorro, her Therapy Dog. Zorro’s responsibilities are to provide social, emotional, and physical comfort to students. He has met the standards set by Therapy Dogs International (TDI) is certified to actively participate within respective organizations including schools, nursing homes, hospice, libraries, etc.
Haley Eisen is a junior sociology and psychology double major with a possible women's and gender studies minor. After graduation Haley plans to get her Masters and focus on working to help those affected by sexual assault. Haley will be studying abroad in Greece during the fall semester but looks forward to coming back in the spring and continuing to work for the Center for Women.
WISER Mentor Programming Coordinator
Gwen Evans is a graduate student in the BS/MS program studying Civil Engineering, with a focus in structural engineering. She recently completed her undergraduate studies, graduating with a BS in Civil Engineering and a BA in English from Case Western Reserve University. On campus, she is involved in Young Life and the American Society for Civil Engineers. Off campus, she works for a restoration engineering firm, where she helps repair historic facades (and climbs up the side of buildings). In her free time, Gwen enjoys yoga, drinking coffee, and traveling.
Senior Student Coordinator
Miruna Gorodea is a Senior Student Coordinator at the Center for Women. She is an undergraduate Junior studying Cognitive Science and Psychology and minoring in Social Work. When Miruna is not in school or at work, she enjoys spending her time outside, sometimes hiking, but mostly just relaxing. Miruna is also a DJ for CWRU's radio station, WRUW-FM 91.1, and feels passionately about music and flamin' hot cheetos.
Senior Student Coordinator
Laura James is a Second-Year Business Management major at CWRU. In addition to working at the Center for Women, Laura is the Secretary of the Undergraduate Student Government, an Orientation Leader, Tour Guide, and member of the Kappa Alpha Theta Fraternity.
Elijah (or Eli) is a second year Political Science major, Film Studies minor on a Pre-Law track, originally from Rochester, New York. He joined the Center due to his interest in social justice, as well as a desire to do great work for great people. Outside of class and work, he enjoys reading, conversation, debate, both performing and listening to music, and cartoons.
WISER President & Leadership Coordinator
Chakira Smith is an undergraduate student studying Medical Anthropology and Sociology. She plans on pursuing a Masters in Public Health. Chakira is the President of WISER, a member of Alpha Chi Omega, a Civic Engagement Scholar, and a CCEL Serves Leader. When not participating in these activities, she enjoys reading, watching Netflix, and spending time with her friends.
CENTER CONTACT INFORMATION
Flora Stone Mather Center for Women
10900 Euclid Ave
Cleveland, Ohio 44106-7175
Visitors and deliveries:
Suite 248 Tinkham Veale University Center
Case Western Reserve University