Don's career spans four decades in economic development, health care, and higher education. For the past 3 years, he and his wife Mary have worked as consultants to Cleveland Clinic. In 2017, they worked as organizational strategy consultants for the Allegheny Health Network in Pittsburgh.
Don serves on the faculty of Transcontinental University, teaching in its global, systems-based MBA and Ph.D. in Business programs.
Don has worked as a strategy, policy, and research consultant in 32 states and 8 countries. His clients have included several U.S. and state government agencies, Indian tribes, regional organizations, local governments, and diverse nonprofit organizations. He has held leadership positions in various national and state economic development organizations. He taught economic development courses at the University of Oklahoma and Cleveland State University. He is the author of over 20 academic and professional articles, book chapters, and monographs on economic development and environmental issues. Don has also authored 6 books of poetry and 4 books combining his poetry and photography. Recently, he published two new books in the contemporary spirituality field.
Don's educational background includes a Doctor of Divinity degree, a Master of Divinity degree, a Master's degree in Philosophy, a professional diploma in Economic Development, graduate training in Organizational Behavior, and an undergraduate degree in Cultural Anthropology.
Mary R. Iannone
B.S., CHCE, CRMT
Mary's career spans almost 40 years in healthcare management. For the past 2 years, she and her husband Don have worked as complementary medicine therapists and advisors to Cleveland Clinic's Taussig Cancer Center. In 2017, Mary and Don worked as organizational strategy consultants for the Allegheny Health Network in Pittsburgh.
Mary held several administrative leadership positions at Cleveland Clinic. Just prior to her retirement in 2016, she was the Executive Director for Front-End Operations for the Cleveland Clinic Health System. Before that, she was the Administrator for the Head and Neck Institute, the Digestive Disease Institute, Vascular Surgery Department, and the Division of Surgery. She served as an advisor to several Cleveland Clinic expansion projects over the years, including the Clinic's operations in the United Arab Emirates.
Mary has held national leadership positions in healthcare management. She served on several enterprise-wide committees and task forces during her tenure at Cleveland Clinic. Before she joined Cleveland Clinic, she worked for the former Mt. Sinai Hospital in Cleveland and managed several large physician practices.
Mary's educational background includes a Bachelor of Science degree in Education. She partially completed coursework for an MBA. She is a Certified Healthcare Executive (CHCE) and has completed extensive leadership and management training at Cleveland Clinic. Mary is trained and certified as a Reiki Master Therapist (CRMT).