Chief John Majoy serves as the Chief of Police in the Village of Newburgh Heights, located just outside of the City of Cleveland. Chief Majoy has been in law enforcement since 1990. He is the Chair of the Northeast Ohio Amber Alert Committee. Chief Majoy holds a Master's Degree in Criminal Justice from Tiffin University. He is a graduate of the FBI National Academy 220th Session and the Police Executive Leadership College. He serves as an Adjunct Professor of Criminal Justice at Tiffin University and Bowling Green State University.
Felicia Soto is the Associate Director of Esperanza, Inc., www.esperanzainc.org. She is a graduate of Saint Joseph Academy and holds a Bachelor’s Degree in Economics from Haverford College. Felicia is passionate about education and believes continuous personal and professional growth is the key to improving quality of life and better communities. Felicia’s professional and community engagement includes President Emeritus of the Board of Esperanza, Inc. and former President of the Esperanza Alumni Association. She served on the board of Saint Joseph Academy from 2009 – 2015 where she chaired the Development Committee. Prior to joining Esperanza, Felicia was Vice President and Operations Manager at JPMorgan Chase from 2001-2016. She is a member of the Hispanic Roundtable and a recipient of Kaleidoscope Magazine’s Forty under Forty among Hispanics.
Sondra L. Sofranko CPA is a Principal in the tax department at Barnes Wendling, CPAs. Sondra has over 30 years of public accounting experience, most recently specializing in tax compliance and planning for personal service businesses, high wealth individuals, trusts, estates, and gifts. In her free time, Sondra likes to cook, read, listen to live music, and spend time with friends and family, including her husband and their rescue dog, Marvel. Sondra looks forward to traveling to visit their son, daughter and son-in-law.
Devan joined the organization in March, 2022. Devan's role will be to assist us in working with families and law enforcement agencies investigating missing person cases. Devan will be the link between families and law enforcement. She will also work in collaboration with law enforcement agencies around training related to missing persons and their families.
Michele is a founding Board Member. Dr. Sorrell is the Director of the S.A.N.E. program at the Cleveland Clinic Foundation. Her expertise related to human trafficking and sexual assault makes her a true asset to our Board.
Marci Matthews is a newer Board member, joining us in 2022. Marci's knowledge of the non-profit world and philanthropy brings an area of expertise to our board that we did not have.
Chris Geiss joined our Board in 2020. Chris is the Chief Fiduciary Officer at Western Reserve Trust Company. Chris keeps the organization fiscally alive and in compliant with all funds.
Ms. Tracy McGinley teaches Criminal Justice at BGSU Firelands. Tracy is Chair of the Erie County Human Trafficking Task Force, and Board President for CASA (Court Appointed Special Advocates) for Erie County.
In the late 1990s, Tracy was given the opportunity to research identity theft and fraud cases. She was involved with the Identity Theft Partnerships in Prevention program from its inception at Michigan State University. During this time, she assisted in training federal, state and local law enforcement agencies. She is also co-author of the book Identity Theft: A Reference Handbook. It was from this research that she gained an understanding of human trafficking. She then started focusing her research on human trafficking and has been educating the community on this topic for more than a decade. She routinely does prevention programs at schools and has also conducted training for the Ohio Turnpike Commission, the Ohio Housing Authority and with representatives of the Ohio Attorney General's Human Trafficking Initiative.
Dan DeRoos has been an anchor and reporter with Cleveland 19 News since 2006. Dan was elected to the Cleveland Missing board in late 2021, after serving as emcee/host and supporting a number of our events. Dan also serves on the Northeast Ohio Amber Alert Committee as the Media Liaison. Before coming to Cleveland he worked as a journalist in Portland, OR and Cedar Rapids, IA. Dan is a graduate of the University of Iowa.
Dominic is the Tax Manager and CISO at Western Reserve Trust Company. Dominic attended the University of Toledo.
Jennifer Osborne RN MSN, NE-BC, AMB-BC
Jennifer Osborne joined the board in January of 2022. Jennifer has had a lot of hands-on clinical nursing experience including emergency room, intensive care (medical, cardiac, and surgical), long term acute care, was a bedside PICC (peripherally inserted centralize Cather) nurse, outpatient care and clinical care management. She also has had experience in sales and marketing as the Director for an agency nursing company.
Patrick (PJ) has been part of the organization's board and is their attorney. Patrick is owner of Patrick J Milligan Co., LPA. He attended Cleveland State University- Marshall College of Law.