Who we are
The Oncology Patient Assistance Fund has been helping patients with non medical expenses for many years. The need is great.
In order to help more patients we created The Toledo Clinic Foundation, a 501(c)3 organization. The Toledo Clinic Foundation is the official gift receiving arm of The Toledo Clinic.
What We Do
Sometimes a patient’s treatment can be long. This can create a significant hardship for the family.
We are here to help our patients with non-medical expenses such as rent, utilities, child care, transportation, etc.
Meet the Team
The Toledo Clinic Foundation is currently staffed by an all volunteer board of directors.
Sue has over 40 years of nursing experience with the last 12 years as a Nurse Practitioner in Oncology. She received her RN diploma from Mercy School of Nursing, BSN from the University of Toledo, MSN from Medical College of Ohio, and Nurse Practitioner Certificate from Case Western Reserve University. She has been involved with “the patient assistance fund” since it was originated by the staff at The Toledo Clinic Cancer Centers
Experienced Department Administrator with a demonstrated history of working in the higher education industry. Skilled in Nonprofit Organizations, Volunteer Management, Public Speaking, Annual Giving, and Fundraising. Strong administrative professional with a Master’s Degree focused in Business Administration and Management, General from University of Toledo.
Mike is the Chief Administrative Officer at The Toledo Clinic. He completed his Doctorate in Health Administration (DHA) from Central Michigan University in Summer of 2013. Mike specialties: Assessing the Physician Enterprise to determine strengths and opportunities. Specializes in physician integration strategies; forming MSOs, IPAs, and physician-owned and operated insurance initiatives.
Shaili Desai, MD
Graduate of the University of Akron. Graduated Medical School from Northeastern Ohio University. Board Certification in Internal Medicine & Oncology & Hematology. Dr. Desai was a Fellow – University of Cincinnati (Hematology and Oncology) and did her residency at the University of Cincinnati (Internal Medicine). She is a member of the American Society of Hematology and the American Society of Clinical Oncology.
BJ is Vice President of Public Relations at Thread Marketing Group. He is a proven marketing & PR professional with 18 years of experience leading interdisciplinary teams for public and private sector clients. He specializes in Public Relations, Crisis Communication, Strategic Media Relations, Issue Management, Executive Communications, and Community Relations.
Francis X. Gorman
During a quarter century on the Toledo Municipal Court bench, Judge Francis X. Gorman, has become renowned in the local legal community for his ability to maintain a sense of humor while respecting the seriousness of the people and cases that come before him.
Perrysburg High School Athletic Director Mr. Jaco also coached 12 seasons of football and 10 seasons of boys and girls track and field. He was an administrator at Penta Career Center for 10 years. Mr. Jaco has a Bachelors of Arts degree and a Masters in Education degree from University of Toledo, and his Superintendent’s License from Bowling Green State University.
Mary has been involved in non profit organizations for over 30 years. She has served on a number of boards throughout the Toledo area.
Cindy has been on more than 20 boards in the Toledo area since she moved here 33 years ago. She has served as a board member, volunteer, or advocate at Toledo agencies including the Children’s Hunger Alliance, the ProMedica Toledo Children’s Hospital Foundation, the Toledo Regional Autism Network, and Imagination Station.