Donald and Mary Iannone
Donald T. Iannone
D. Div., M.Div., M.A.
Don's career spans four decades in economic development, health care, environmental protection, and higher education. Since 2017, he and his wife Mary have worked as clinical complementary medicine consultants in the Taussig Cancer Institute at Cleveland Clinic. They work with cancer patients and their families, and they are also service providers in the Institute's employee wellness program. Throughout 2017, Don and Mary worked as organizational strategy consultants at the Allegheny Health Network in Pittsburgh, where they gave shape to two new business strategies.
Don serves on the faculty of Transcontinental University, teaching in its global, systems-based MBA and Ph.D. in Business programs. He also teaches philosophy and metaphysics courses at the Philosophical Research Society in Los Angeles. He is a frequent lecturer and workshop leader on complementary medicine and spirituality issues.
Don has worked as a strategy, policy, and research consultant in 32 states and 10 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, including the International Economic Development Council and the Ohio Economic Development Association. He taught economic development courses at the University of Oklahoma and Cleveland State University. While at Cleveland State University, Don managed a U.S. EPA-funded Environmental Finance Center for 8 years and a U.S. Department of Commerce-funded Economic Development Center for 14 years. Don served as a member of the U.S. EPA's Environmental Finance Board for 6 years. 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 10 books of photography and illustrated art. In 2020, he published two new books in the contemporary spirituality field. His article on digital spirituality appeared in the Spring 2021 issue of internationally recognized Kosmos Journal.
Don's educational background includes a Doctor of Divinity degree, a Master of Divinity degree, a Master's degree in Philosophy and Consciousness Studies, a professional diploma in Economic Development, graduate training in Organizational Behavior, and an undergraduate degree in Cultural Anthropology. Don is also certified as a Reiki Master therapist, mindfulness teacher, meditation guide, and life purpose coach. Finally, he is an ordained interfaith minister.
Mary R. Iannone
B.S., CHCE, CRMT
Mary's career spans almost 40 years in healthcare management. She led several clinical institutes and enterprise-wide programs and initiatives during her 34 years at Cleveland Clinic. For the past 5 years, she and her husband Don have worked as complementary medicine therapists and advisors to Cleveland Clinic's Taussig Cancer Center. She works with cancer patients and their families. 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, the 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).
People, animals, and nature are her passions. She and Don enjoy travel to the Southwest, especially Arizona and New Mexico.