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Chapter Co-Presidents
Cynthia Schuster Eakin
and Marty Nagele

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Membership Application
Membership in Les Dames d'Escoffier International's Cleveland Chapter is limited to qualified women living and working in Ohio, with a minimum of 5 years professional culinary or related industry experience. For more information, contact our chapter president or Les Dames d'Escoffier International. To apply for membership: Download Membership Application

Membership By-Laws
For a copy of our by-laws, members may email the chapter secretary.

Our Board and Members

Download Job Descriptions of Board Members and Committee Chairs.
To get more involved and volunteer for a committee, please email our chapter president.

Board of Directors
Co-Presidents : Cynthia Schuster Eakin and Marty Nagele
Co-Vice Presidents : Marla Monzo Holmes and  Paula Hershman
Treasurer : Britt-Marie Culey 
Member Liaisons : Beth Segal and Maria Isabella

Committee Chairs
Elaine Cicora, Communications / Social Media
Melissa McLelland, Awareness / Fundraising
Carmella Fragassi, Membership
Beth Schreibman Gehring, Grants / Scholarships
Paula Hershman and Marla Monzo-Holmes, Programs
Britt-Marie-Culey, Dues / Finance
Gloria Kemer, Nominating

International Board
Bev Shaffer, Second Vice President
Shara Bohach, LDEI Legacy Awards Committee


Barbara Abbott
Owner, Canton Food Tours, Wooster Food Tours

Laura Adiletta
Farm Fare

Jackie Bebenroth
Owner, The Spice Company

Shara Bohach
Owner, Unity Design

Noelle Celeste
Owner, Edible Cleveland

Elaine T. Cicora
Freelance Communicator, Writer, Editor, and Educator

Britt-Marie Culey
Pastry Chef, Levy Restaurants

Beth Davis-Noragon

Linda Flannery
Specialty Department Manager, Earth Fare

Carmella Fragassi
Owner, La Campagna

Beth Schreibman Gehring
Board Certified Health and Life Coach, Stirring the Senses

Carol Hacker
Recipe Developer / Tester / Home Economist / Marketing

Heather Haviland
Owner / Pastry Chef, Lucky's Cafe, Sweet Mosaic

Paula Hershman
Owner, Storehouse Tea Company

Latoya Hunter
Public Relations and Social Media Manager

Rosemary Hurst
Retired, Cuyahoga Community College

Maria Isabella
Writer, Author, Owner, Isabella Communications

Crickett Karson
Retired, LiefKarson Public Relations

Gloria Cipri Kemer
Owner / Inn Keeper, Emerald Necklace Inn, B & B, Tea Room

Krystal Kovacik
Wine Sommelier, Music Box Supper Club

Ruth Levine
Retired, Bistro 185, Ruth Levine Events

Jessie Lindawan
Director of Marketing, Paladar Restaurant Group

Melissa McClelland
Photo Stylist, lm photo

Marla Monzo-Holmes
Owner, Marla's In Home Cooking School

Marty Nagele
Retired, Education Coordinator, Ohio ProStart

Ohio Restaurant Association Education Foundation

Erin Toohey Naso
Freelance Public Relations

Myra Orenstein
President, CATV, Inc.

Cynthia Schuster Eakin
Newspaper Staff Writer / Editor / Freelance Writer

Beth Segal
Owner/Food Photographer, Beth Segal Photography

Bev Shaffer
Chef, Cook Book Author

Terry Thomsen
Owner, Frickaccios | Feel Good Dough | Pampered Chef

Paris Wolfe
Owner, The Paris Agency


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