Women’s Network of Northeast Ohio Welcomes New Board President

February 27, 2019 12:33 PM | Anonymous

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Women’s Network of Northeast Ohio Welcomes New Board President

February 2019 (Akron Ohio) The Women’s Network of Northeast Ohio announced that Dr. Jennifer Savitski was named Board President at its January meeting.  She has been a member of the board since 2016.  Dr. Savitski is Chair of the Department of Obstetrics and Gynecology at Cleveland Clinic Akron General, the first woman to hold that position in the 105-year history of Akron General.  “The Women’s Network has had significant impact on my growth as a leader, both personally and professionally. It is a privilege for me to now serve and lead the Women’s Network Board as we continue to facilitate meaningful impact for women, their places of work and their communities,” commented Dr. Savitski.

Dr. Savitski replaces Kirsten Lino, board president since 2012. Ms. Lino led the organization through a period of strategic expansion to focus on women’s leadership development and advocacy in the workplace and the community.  The organization recently completed its Gender Equity and Women’s Leadership Research Study and reported its findings at the Women’s Leadership Summit, FLUX:  Movement for Change, last November.  The board commends Ms. Lino for her passion and dedication to the mission. Supporting and empowering women has been my life’s passion. I have been honored to lead the mission and vision of Women’s Network for the last 6 years, and I am proud of what the organization accomplished.  Dr. Savitski brings remarkable experience and commitment and I look forward to her capable leadership as she guides Women’s Network through its next chapter” stated Ms. Lino.

“This is a pivotal time for Women’s Network.  Ms. Lino’s strategic approach to leading the organization gives us a strong foundation to move our mission forward and we thank her for her vision and fortitude.  We are elated to have another capable leader in Dr. Savitski, to build on our solid platform of training, research and thought leadership as we leverage the new study’s data to create equitable workplaces in Summit County and northeast Ohio” stated Jan Conrad, Executive Director.

Women’s Network will hold a private reception of members and local supporters to welcome Dr. Savitski and thank outgoing President Kirsten Lino.

Kirsten Lino is the Sales Execution Program Manager on the Business Banking Sales and Strategy Team at Huntington National Bank.  She will remain on the Board of Directors. 

Jennifer Savitski, MD, FACOG, Chair of the Department of Obstetrics and Gynecology at Cleveland Clinic Akron General, is also Medical Director of the PATH Center, the forensic nursing program Providing Access to Healing for victims of sexual assault and trauma. Dr. Savitski graduated from the University of Akron and received her medical degree from East Tennessee State University, Quillen College of Medicine. She completed her residency in Obstetrics and Gynecology at Akron General Medical Center. 

Women’s Network is a 501c3 membership organization serving Northeast Ohio.  


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