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Bob Rosenbaum, communications manager
Jan. 24, 2013
SHAKER HEIGHTS – Jeannine Lehman has joined The Hanna Perkins Center for Child Development in the newly created role of finance director. Lehman will direct the not-for-profit organization’s financial affairs as well as some of its human resources functions.
Lehman has 20 years of accounting experience – much of it in the not-for-profit environment. Before joining Hanna Perkins, she managed the finance, budgeting and audit functions of Robert Stark Enterprises, a Cleveland-based real estate development company. Her role there included financial management of Section 8 subsidized housing under strict federal guidelines.
Prior to that, she was director of finance and human resources for Community Legal Aid, which provides legal services and programs to low-income individuals across six Northeast Ohio counties. She also was involved in creating the finance department at Light Of Hearts Villa in Bedford – a not-for-profit assisted living facility.
“I have a passion for non-profit accounting because the work makes a tangible difference,” Lehman said. “I’m excited to be a part Hanna Perkins. This position will allow me to apply my accounting experience to a wonderful organization with a mission that speaks to my heart as a mother – a place where it’s all about the children.”
“We’re thrilled to welcome Jeannine,” said Karen Baer, CEO at Hanna Perkins. “This is a time of great change for non-profits of our size, and she offers just the right mix of experience to help us face the many challenges that such change brings. If she wants to make a difference, I’d say she has come to the right place.”
Lehman lives in Hudson. She grew up in the Chautauqua region of Western New York, and graduated Cum Laude from the State University of New York-Fredonia with a major in accounting.
About Hanna Perkins
Since 1951, The Hanna Perkins Center for Child Development has served children and families across Northeast Ohio by promoting understanding of the inner emotional life of children. Its work is founded on the knowledge that a child’s behavior is a means of communicating important feelings and emotions that he or she may not yet have the ability to put into words.
Located in the historic renovation of the former Malvern School in Shaker Heights, Hanna Perkins provides these services:
Hanna Perkins School, offering preschool, a state-chartered kindergarten, and parent/toddler classes. The school focuses on emotional intelligence – the ability to understand and manage feelings – which is regarded as a building block for other success skills.
Continuing education and training to teachers, day care providers, social workers and other child-care specialists across Northeast Ohio.
Hadden Clinic for Children & Families, providing developmental guidance and therapy for children and adolescents.
The Reinberger Parent Child Resource Center, offering drop-in play for young children and their parents/caregivers, and educational opportunities based on the Hanna Perkins approach to child development.
Child and Adolescent Psychoanalytic Training, through an intensive program that prepares professionals to provide psychoanalytic therapy to children and adolescents, and to work closely with children’s parents.