Thomas F. Jones is President and CEO of Marionette Consulting, Inc., a company engaged in corporate security, law enforcement and media consulting, that he formed after retiring in 1995 as the Special Agent in Charge of the Cleveland Office of the Federal Bureau of Investigation. In April 2005, he retired again after serving 7 ½ years as Chief of Police/Security for the Cleveland Clinic.
Jones is a native of Atlantic City, New Jersey. He graduated in 1968 from Southeastern University, Washington, D.C. with a degree in Accounting and served 4-1/2 years with the United States Marine Corps. He was appointed an FBI Special Agent in 1968 and served his first assignment in Cleveland. Prior to his return to Cleveland in 1992, Jones was the Inspector in Charge of the Office of Public Affairs at FBI Headquarters in Washington, D.C. and a member of the Executive Conference, the FBI’s Board of Directors.
Jones is a graduate of the Leadership Cleveland Class of 1996. On December 29, 1998 he completed a four-month appointment as Foreman of a Cuyahoga County Grand Jury and has served under the last three Cleveland mayors as Chairperson of the Civilian Police Review Board. In 2007, he received a Key to the City of Parma for serving on a Parma Blue Ribbon Commission tasked with making recommendations to improve City operations. In August 2010, he completed co-chairing the Cuyahoga County Transition Public Safety/Law Enforcement Subcommittee for the new Cuyahoga County government that took effect in January 2011.
Tom is a member of the National Organization of Black Law Enforcement Executives (NOBLE), the Greater Cleveland Red Cross Blood Services Board, the Society of Former Special Agents of the FBI, Cuyahoga County Association of Chiefs of Police, One Source Technology, LLC Board, and the National Negro Golf Association. Jones resides in Cleveland with his wife. He has two daughters and seven grandchildren.
Mary Clark has spent more than thirty years working in banking and finance. She graduated from high school in Lexington, Mississippi and has since worked in Cleveland at Huntington Bank, the UPS Store, and KeyCorp. In her spare time she enjoys reading, fishing and gardening.
Clarence Moore retired in May 2011 as a Captain with the Cleveland Division of Emergency Medical Service (EMS). He is a graduate of Ashland University and numerous paramedic and Emergency Medical Technician (EMT) training and management courses. He has also received various awards and recognitions from the American Red Cross, Brentwood Hospital, the Cleveland EMS, the Ohio Ambulance Association, and the Minnesota Department of Health. Mr. Moore currently works as an EMT Instructor at the Hudson Fire Department in Hudson, Ohio.
Edwin Santos is a native of San Juan, Puerto Rico. He began his government career in 1975 when he joined the United States Army and after receiving an honorable discharge, he continued his 33-year federal employment and retired in 2009 as an Enforcement Supervisor for the U.S. Equal Employment Opportunity Commission. Santos holds a B.A. in business administration and management from the Inter-American University of Puerto Rico and has lived in the City of Cleveland since 1980. He has served as a member of the Civilian Review Board since 2007 and enjoys spending time with his three children and six grandchildren.
James W. Sharp is a native of Akron, Ohio. After attending Buchtel High School, he continued on to the University of Akron and relocated to the Cleveland area in 1971. Employed in the fabric awning industry for more than 30 years, Sharp worked as co-owner of the Awning Fabric-Caters, Inc. in Cleveland for 15 years. He also participated in the City of Cleveland Storefront Renovation Program since its inception in the early 1980s. Sharp was appointed to the City of Cleveland’s Civilian Police Review Board in 2007.
Michael L. Walker is the Executive Director of the Partnership for a Safer Cleveland and project director of US Attorney’s STANCE Initiative. Walker lectures and trains both professionals and students throughout the country on issues related to the prevention and reduction of youth violence and gangs. His work in citizen participation for the City of Cleveland was a contributing factor in the City’s selection as an All American City recipient three times for resident engagement in public and private ventures. Walker has co-authored Drug Use among Juvenile Arrestees: A Comparison of Self-Report, Urinalysis and Hair Assay and chapters in the Handbook for Screening Adolescents at Psycho-Social Risk and Gangs in America. He holds degrees from the Ohio State University and Case Western Reserve University in Communications and Law.
Denise S. Zeman is a lifelong resident of Greater Cleveland and currently lives in the Little Italy neighborhood. She has been President and CEO of the Saint Lukes Foundation of Cleveland, Ohio since January 2000. With assets of over $180 Million, the Saint Lukes foundation focuses on developing and maintaining healthy urban communities in Greater Cleveland. Her professional career has spanned healthcare, human services and community relations. Zeman’s community involvement includes serving as a board member of the Northeast Ohio Universities College of Medicine, Ohio Grant makers Forum and Bioenterprise as well as past board positions with numerous nonprofits. She holds a Bachelor of Arts Degree from Usuline College; a Master of Arts Degree from John Carroll University; and has taken additional post graduate coursework at Kent State University. Zeman has been a recipient of numerous awards including recognition by Northern Ohio Live Magazine as a Rainmaker. In addition, she was one of Cleveland’s Most Interesting People in the January 1999 Cleveland Magazine.