Founder and C.E.O.
When Dean started the homeless hookup in 2014, he never imagined it would turn into what it has. His passion and empathy for those on the streets comes from a very personal experience in homelessness.
My name is Beth Minadeo I’m a retired school bus driver. Currently, I’m a personal trainer. Last but not least a board member of the Homeless Hookup. My involvement started way before Homeless Hookup was conceived. Dean use to ride my bus. He was a little rough around the edges but I could tell he had heart, a good heart. So when Dean turned his life around I know that heart was going to be used in the service of others. I have walked on the streets with Dean, been in the Mobile Hygiene Unit with Dean to see first hand where that heart has led him.
Lisa is first and foremost, the mother of five children. By profession she has been a school psychologist for over 25 years in the Cleveland area. As a Cleveland native, her passion is giving back to the city, through her support of Homeless Hookup and their mission. “I am inspired by Dean’s dedication, energy, and determination to make a difference every single day. He keeps giving, regardless of the challenges that present themselves. Every lunch he hands out, or kind words he bestows, move his journey forward towards restoring dignity to fellow humankind. “
Margie is the mother of 2 children. By day, she has been an estate planning attorney for almost 20 years on the west side of Cleveland. She met Dean through a friend and started getting involved in Homeless Hookup doing various events. When the opportunity arose to become more involved, she jumped at it. "Seeing the enthusiasm Dean has for what he does is contiguous. I am honored to be part of this organization and do whatever I can to help!"
Erin Fogarty serves as the Assistant Dean of Research Administration at Case Western Reserve University's School of Medicine.
She and her family moved to Cleveland nearly 5 years ago from the DC region where she served as a grant pre award lead at Georgetown University's Medical Center. She has experience planning, writing and managing grants as well as acting as director of Community Outreach in another life in Youngstown, Ohio.
Erin's humbled by the opportunity to serve on Homeless Hookup's board as she has a continuing need to serve the underserved and Dean's "rubber to the road," deserves every helping hand available.
Case Western Reserve Associate Professor Eileen Anderson directs Case Western Reserve University’s educational programs in Bioethics and Medical Humanities. She is founding director of the Medicine, Society and Culture program and center. Dr. Anderson earned her doctorate with distinction at Harvard University in Human Development, Psychology, and Anthropology. A native Clevelander, Dr. Anderson attended Brown University for her undergraduate degree and also completed her master’s degree at Harvard. Her training included work at Harvard Medical School in the Department of Social Medicine and an internship at Massachusetts General Hospital. She completed postdoctoral fellowships in Interdisciplinary Studies of Culture and Neuroscience and Culture, Brain and Development at the Semel Institute for Neuroscience in the David Geffen School of Medicine at UCLA, where she won that university’s highest honor for a fellow.
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