Who we are

Doctors, nurses and staff of The Toledo Clinic have been supporting patients through the Oncology Patient Assistance Fund for many years. They have contributed from their own pockets, run bake sales and other grass rots fund raising efforts to help their patients. However, the need is greater than ever. They can’t do it alone.

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. 100% of all contributions go to support this program. The Toledo Clinic itself does not benefit.

What We Do

A patient’s treatment can be long and can create a significant emotional and financial hardship for the entire family.

We are here to help our patients with non-medical expenses such as rent, utilities, child care, transportation, etc.

If you are a patient of a Toledo Clinic doctor, you can request assistance using this online form: https://www.toledoclinicfoundation.org/assistance/

Join us!

We are always looking for committed board members.  If you would like to join us, you can download this PDF Board Member Application or click here to apply online.

Meet the Team

The Toledo Clinic Foundation is currently staffed by an all volunteer board of directors.  100% of donations are used to support our patients.

Sue Mahoney-Stombaugh

Sue Mahoney Somtbaugh

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

Jeff Barton


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 D’Eramo

Mike D'Earmo

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

Dr Desai

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 Fisher

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

Judge 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.

Chuck Jaco


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 Kern


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 Taylor

Cindy Taylor

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.

Jim Walrod

Jim joined The Image Group in 2005 immediately after graduating from Siena Heights University with a degree in Business Administration. Jim’s an active community leader, serving on the boards of United Way of Greater Toledo, Leadership Toledo, and First Tee of Lake Erie. He is a past chair of EPIC Toledo, and a former board member of Junior Achievement of Northwest Ohio.