The Lakewood YMCA Welcomes Six New Community Advisory Board Members

The Lakewood YMCA proudly announces the addition of six Members to its Community Advisory Board. These new members join a talented board, which helps the Lakewood Y build strong kids, strong families, and a community by putting Christian principles into practice through programs that build healthy spirits, minds, and bodies.

George Bucur owns a double in Lakewood. He graduated from Miami (Ohio) University with a Bachelor’s Degree in Accounting and Finance. George, a Certified Public Accountant, now works for Ernst & Young as a financial services manager. George enjoys the outdoors, especially while engaging in water sports and endurance events.

Bill Call is Controller and part owner of Lakewood’s Brennan & Associates, a company that specializes in commercial and residential heating and cooling systems. Bill is married to Mary Lou Call, is the father of Katie Juray and Brian Call, and is the proud grandfather of Liam and Molly.

Karen Cook has been a Lakewood resident and a member of the Lakewood YMCA since 1997. Karen holds a Masters Degree in Public Health and is a Licensed Social Worker. As a manager for The Nord Family Foundation, Karen oversees grant-making to health and social service organizations in northeast Ohio and in select communities across the country. Karen and her husband, Terry Provost, have a three year old son, Jackson.

Maureen Duffy has called Lakewood home for twenty-two years. Maureen holds a Communications degree from Ohio University and, in 2004, began working as a phone operator at Lakewood Hospital. Through much hard work and ambition, Maureen worked her way up to Coordinator of the Information Desk and then to Manager of Volunteer Services, where she oversees approximately 250 hospital volunteers.

Anthony Stringer grew up in Lakewood, and he still resides here. Indeed, the Stringer family has resided in Lakewood dating back to the 1930s. Tony graduated from St. Ignatius High School in 1991, Fordham University in 1995, and The Ohio State University School of Law in 1999. Tony is a partner with the Cleveland-based law firm of Calfee, Halter & Griswold, LLP, where he practices business litigation. Tony is member of the Lakewood YMCA, where he serves as a Spirit Member and a basketball coach for the YMCA’s youth league.

Dr. Philip E. Tomsik is a 1990 graduate of St. Ignatius High School, a 1994 graduate of the University of Notre Dame, and a 1998 graduate of Wright State University School of Medicine. After completing his residency at Fairview Hospital in 2001, Dr. Tomsik worked in private practice for four years.  He then joined North Coast Health Ministry, where he serves as a physician and Medical Director. Dr. Tomsik and his wife, Megan, have a four year old son, Aiden, and a newborn boy, Andrew.

The Lakewood YMCA is thankful to these and all Board Members for giving their valuable time and talents to the YMCA. Their devotion and hard work allows the YMCA to better serve our community.

If you would like to know more about how the YMCA serves Lakewood, including the availability of need-based membership assistance and program scholarships, please visit or stop into the Lakewood YMCA and speak with one of our many friendly and knowledgeable employees.

Matthew M. Nee

Lakewood YMCA Community Advisory Board Chair

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Volume 5, Issue 5, Posted 10:54 PM, 03.11.2009