SPONSORSHIP & EVENTS COORDINATOR
Katie has served Believe in Dreams since its inception in 2014, first volunteering as a Program Developer and Dream Coordinator, and then in 2017, Katie was hired as the Executive Director. She has a Master’s Degree in Social Work from Case Western Reserve University and is a Licensed Independent Social Worker. She also has a Bachelor of Arts in Child & Family Studies from The Ohio State University. Katie has worked with children and families for over 24 years. She began her career in early childhood education and then spent 18 years in child mental health working as a School Based Clinical Therapist and then a Clinical and Program Supervisor in the School Based Counseling program at Bellefaire JCB. Her focus is in Human Development, Child Mental Health and Child Advocacy.
DREAM FULFILLMENT SUPERVISOR
DREAM SUPPORT SPECIALIST
DATA ANALYST VOLUNTEER
BOARD CHAIR, CHIEF REVOLUTION OFFICER, THE DIJULIUS GROUP, BELIEVE IN DREAMS FOUNDER
CHIEF HUMAN RESOURCES OFFICER, MAI CAPITAL MANAGEMENT
MORELAND CONNECT, LLC
Jeff is the founder of MorelandConnect, a U.S.-based consultancy following his leadership role at Accenture where he specialized in leading large, complex custom software projects for some of the world’s largest companies. His lighthearted style, eye for crisp designs, and focus on accuracy can only come from a person who writes with his left hand throws with his right. Today he leads significant projects that deliver the impossible with contagious optimism and exuberance. Jeff studied Systems Engineering at Case Western Reserve University where he was twelve-time letterman in football and track. He has developed and delivered courses in software development and business leadership throughout his career. Jeff has contributed to a number of non-profit organizations over the years. He served as Chairman of the Board of Trustees at Borromeo College, as the Board Chair at Cleveland Catholic Charities, and as a member of the Board of Directors at Shoes and Clothes for Kids and the Case Western Reserve University Alumni Association. In his spare time he coaches elementary school sports and spends the summer months searching for his third hole-in-one.
Erin most recently served as in-house legal counsel for Fairmount Santrol Holdings Inc., a publicly traded sand mining company, from 2014 to 2017, with primary responsibility for securities and compliance matters through the company’s transition to a public company. Previously, she was in-house legal counsel for GrafTech International Ltd., an international manufacturing company in the carbon and graphite business, and led the company through several mergers and acquisitions from 2010 to 2012. From 2004 to 2009, she served as a transactional lawyer for large, international law firms – Squire Patton Boggs (US) LLP and Jones Day. Erin graduated magna cum laude from Case Western Reserve University School and Law and Weatherhead School of Management with a JD/MBA degree and cum laude from The Ohio State University with a B.A. in political science and international studies.
Erin has contributed to various non-profit organizations over the years, acting as an advisor to the Board of Directors of the Gestalt Institute of Cleveland, Inc., a member of the Board of Directors (Treasurer) of Heartbeats, a Vice President of the International Lawyers Group of Cleveland and a volunteer for Global Volunteers.
Erin enjoys hiking, yoga, sports, health and wellness and spending time with family and friends, husband Jonathan, and their six children, Justice, Natalia, Max, Maya, Alexander and Miles.
FINANCIAL SERVICE PROFESSIONAL, TRUE NORTH FINANCIAL SOLUTIONS
Rob Platt has lived in Cleveland for 52 years. He attended the Ohio State University and received a Bachelor of Arts & Science Degree. Rob is a Financial Service Professional with True North Financial Solutions. He finds true satisfaction in educating his clients on what is possible with a multitude of strategies geared towards each family or individual’s circumstance and sharing his knowledge in helping them reach their financial goals. Rob is currently a member of the Board of Trustees at The Temple Tifereth Israel and participates in the membership and annual appeal committees. Rob has focused much of his local charitable work both personally and professionally in helping the underserved youth in the Cleveland Metropolitan area. He has served on the following Board of Directors; Jewish Big Brothers Big Sisters, The 250 Committee, United Mitochondrial Disease Foundation and the Beachwood Chamber of Commerce. He is passionate about fundraising and helping organizations move the needle forward. He enjoys riding his motorcycle on a sunny Sunday afternoon with his wife exploring little diners, drive-ins and country stores across Northeast Ohio. He also enjoys working out, playing with his dogs, reading books on business and spending time with family and friends. He lives on Chagrin Falls with his wife Jane. They have 5 adult children; Carly, Katie, Rachel, Sam and Ben.