About Us

St. Clair Superior Development Corporation

we are


We work for a community where people live, businesses thrive, and visitors explore – by connecting people, strengthening the neighborhood, and seeking to always be accountable.


We are a diverse, vibrant, and vital neighborhood.


We are building – year by year, decade by decade.


We are informed and inspired by a strategic plan.


We are grateful to those who support and sustain us.


We are a team committed to serving the community.


We are looking for talented, creative team members.




The mission of the St. Clair Superior Development Corporation (SCSDC) is to build a community where people live, businesses thrive, and visitors explore – by connecting people, strengthening the neighborhood, and seeking to always be accountable to the community.

Our vision is an accessible, inclusive, and vibrant community that celebrates and promotes the diversity of its residents and businesses.










"The organization has been the vehice by which their community has been brought together and that unity has been able to bring about some very positive changes."

from the
St. Clair-Superior Coalition chapter of
People, Building Neighborhoods

1978, The National Commission on Neighborhoods


St. Clair Superior Development Corporation’s (SCSDC) role in community development began over 40 years ago with the founding of two community-based organizations – the St. Clair Business Association and the St. Clair Superior Coalition. In 1999, these two community organizations merged to better serve the same citizens with more coordination, united resources and for greater community impact.


The SCSDC service area extends from East 30th Street on the Western boundary to Martin Luther King Jr. Boulevard as the Eastern boundary, South to Superior and Payne Avenues and North to the Lake in Cleveland, Ohio. Our service area covers portions of four City Council Wards and four micro-neighborhoods (AsiaTown, Goodrich-Kirtland Park, Hodge, and St. Vitus).



We are preparing for growth. In 2021, the St. Clair Superior Development Corporation formalized and adopted a five-year strategic plan to guide the neighborhood forward in the coming years.





East 55th Marina along the Lakefront in Cleveland on August 17, 2021.  (Kyle Lanzer/Cleveland Metroparks)






We are building a community. Become a member for bragging rights (and more) to help support the renaissance of the St. Clair Superior neighborhood.


jack, joseph and morton mandel foundation


Li wah restaurant

Asia plaza



We are in good hands. Learn more about the team behind our mission.


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Terri Hamilton Brown

Executive Director

Terri Hamilton Brown

I describe myself and my career as that of a community builder. For more than 30+ years I have served in professional and volunteer roles in Cleveland, Cincinnati and Chicago, IL leading transformational initiatives. My work has resulted in great impact on neighborhoods and people. During my employment, I held executive roles within the following organizations: City of Cleveland, Cuyahoga Metropolitan Housing Authority, University Circle Incorporated, and National City Bank. Between 2010 and 2018, I worked with The Community Builders, a national nonprofit developer of mixed-income and mixed-use development, as the Vice President of Development for the Midwest Region, commuting between Cleveland and Chicago. My extensive civic and volunteer experience includes serving on committees and boards of the following Cleveland-based institutions – The Cleveland Foundation, United Way, Urban League, Greater Cleveland Partnership, Cleveland Neighborhood Progress, Cleveland Metropolitan School District, and Shorebank Community Development Bank to name a few. I am a resident of the Shaker Square neighborhood and committed to deploying my unique collection of professional experiences in the corporate, public, and nonprofit sectors to benefit my community. For the past two years I have been engaged as a project consultant to Cleveland Neighborhood Progress to advance the acquisition and stabilization of the historic Shaker Square commercial shopping center. And I currently serve as an active member of the City of Cleveland Board of Zoning Appeals.

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AmeriCorps VISTA

Katherine Garlock

Katie Garlock received a Bachelor of Art in Digital Art from Bowling Green State University. Not knowing what she wanted to do for her career, she decided to join the AmeriCorps VISTA program. In 2022, she did her first year of service at Alma College in Alma, Michigan with a focus on alleviating food insecurity. Finding an interest in city and community development, Katie decided to return to Cleveland to serve a second term, this time developing housing with SCSDC. While she doesn't have much experience with developing housing, she hopes that she can use this job as a learning opportunity and be able to help the community along the way. In her free time, Katie enjoys art, baking, and knitting.



Michael Niro



Michael Niro

Michael Niro is an experienced financial leader with over twenty years of experience working with a multitude of leaders to improve an organization’s performance. Michael is currently the Treasurer and Senior Director of Finance at Vitamix. Prior to joining Vitamix, he served as Vice President and Chief Financial Officer at Greater Cleveland Foodbank and previously spent 18 years at Nestle, eventually becoming their Foodservice Sales Controller, Group Manager and Head of Sales Finance. He has instructed college-level courses at Lakeland Community College, Kent State University and Cleveland State University in the areas of Finance and Real Estate. Michael is a graduate of Case Western Reserve University and Cleveland State University, later earning a Doctor of Business Administration in Finance from Cleveland State.

Michael White

Vice President

Jack, Joseph and Morton Mandel Foundation

Michael White

Michael White, former Mayor of the City of Cleveland for 12 years, is a passionate believer that lasting change in our City begins by working at the neighborhood level. Toward that end he is the Senior Policy Advisor to the Jack, Joseph and Morton Mandel Foundation for Community Engagement He leads the Foundation’s Neighborhood Leadership Development Program and is an architect of the Community Development Corporation Learning Lab program, of which St. Clair Superior Development Corporation is the first partner. He’s also been very active on behalf of the Foundation’s lakefront development strategy.

Johnny Wu


OCA Greater Cleveland

Johnny Wu

Johnny Wu is well known and respected within the Asian Pacific American community in Ohio. He is one of the co-founders of the Cleveland Asian Festival and is recognized by ethnic cultural groups as the Producer for Cleveland Cultural Gardens’ One World Day since 2015. Wu founded the monthly Cleveland IndieClub to provide a voice for local visual artists to showcase their work and visions. IndieClub was a national movement with events in numerous cities with Cleveland being the oldest running group. Johnny is the founder and owner of Media Design Imaging which provides video and event producing to corporate and independent filmmakers. He also has numerous feature films. Johnny is a member of the International Task Force for Cleveland Museum of Art, WKYC Community Council, City of Cleveland Consumer Affairs Community Board and is VP of Communications for OCA Cleveland Chapter.

James Bailey

Treasurer and Finance Committee Chair

PNC Financial Services

James Bailey

James Bailey, CFA, CAIA, is a senior investment advisor for PNC Institutional Asset Management, working with PNC's largest outsourced chief investment officer clients. Previously, James was the head of PNC's Derivatives Strategies Group and an interest rate and commodities derivatives trader at KeyBank. As an active volunteer, James is a member of the Kent State University Foundation Board of Directors, is part of KSU's Department of Finance Advisory Board, and is a member of CFA Institute's Disciplinary Review Committee.


Governance Committee Chair

Lutheran Metropolitan Ministries

Michael Sering

Michael Sering is the Vice-President of Housing and Shelter at Lutheran Metropolitan Ministry. He is responsible for the Men’s Homeless Shelter at 2100 Lakeside which serves over 3,400 men per year and he also operates the Family Overflow shelter for Cuyahoga County. He also launched LMM’s Workforce Development/Social Enterprise to expand employment and training opportunities for re-entry and homeless populations through the Central Kitchen and culinary arts programs. Michael is on the Board of Directors of CHN Housing Partners; is a member of the Cuyahoga County Office of Homeless Services’ Advisory Board and the Homeless Service Provider Alliance. He is a past Vice President on the Board of Directors of the Cleveland Free Clinic/Circle Health Services.
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jennifer chandler

Retiree, Community Health Educator

Jennifer Chandler

Jennifer Chandler is a retiree and lifelong Cleveland native. She is a public health professional and researcher with a background in community health education. Jennifer's passion centers around the health of the public, specifically that of adolescents, and advocacy for vulnerable populations. She is a proud graduate of Cleveland's public schools. Considered a gifted and at-risk youth, she was placed in the Karamu Club, a cultural enrichment program sponsored by Karamu founders Russell and Rowena Jeliffe. She was a participant in CWRU's first Upward Bound Program and is a 2004 graduate of CWRU's first Public Health master’s program. Jennifer is also a Cuyahoga Community College alum and an honors graduate of CSU with a specialized degree centered around advocacy for vulnerable populations. She went on to participate in Bridge Builders and Leadership Shaker. Jennifer turned her educational background into an extensive history of volunteerism and community activism. Jennifer's life mission is to advocate for all vulnerable populations; for youth, seniors, the hungry, and the homeless. Her belief is that every person has the right to a healthy and productive life.
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Patricia Antoine

Community Activist, Resident

Patricia Antoine

With over 40 years of Federal Government Service, Patricia Antoine has experience working with high level officials with extensive public interaction, training in health and safety issues, and other pertinent seminars and workshops. She has received Outstanding Performance Awards, 40 Years of Federal Government Service Award and the United Nations Humanitarian Recognition Award. Patricia served as a union representative for 15 years, lobbying before US Congressional Representatives regarding health and safety, employee rights and benefits and testifying on record before Congressional Representatives on voter suppression. She is an energetic community volunteer having partnered with MYCOM numerous efforts engaging youth in Cleveland, contributing articles to the Ward 7 Newsletter and completing neighborhood clean-ups. Patricia has also facilitated workshops, given presentations on various subjects at St. Phillip Neri Family Center, served meals to the homeless at St. Augustine Church and has served on the Health Issues Task Force.

David Breen

National Bias Fabric Company

David Breen

David Breen has been the president and owner of National Bias Fabric since 2015. National Bias Fabric Company is an industry leader in textile and fabric cutting, sewing, and converting. They provide innovative solutions and services to the textile and apparel industry. National Bias was founded in 1902, and has proudly been located in the St. Clair Superior neighborhood since the 1960s. In addition to National Bias, David is the president of RediHEAT, which manufactures and sells inventive heated delivery bags for restaurants and delivery companies. A lifelong Cleveland area resident, David attended St. Ignatius High School, Loyola University of Chicago, and obtained his MBA from Cleveland State University.

Audra Jones

Krystal Klear Communications, LLC

Audra Jones

Audra T. Jones, M.B.A. hails from Cleveland, Ohio where she lives and serves as an author, speaker, entrepreneur, and educator. Audra serves as founder and CEO of Krystal Klear Communications, L.L.C a full-service communications design firm specializing in creating successful branding and marketing efforts through events, workshops and consulting. The firm helps create marketable and scalable solutions to help achieve strategic and organizational goals. She also serves as the Co-Owner and Chief Operating Officer for Pulmonary Apps, L.L.C. and has over 10 years serving in the healthcare industry. Audra has over 20 years of experience providing strategic communications counsel to business owners and industry leaders who are interested in growing and protecting the value of their reputations and companies through authentic communication efforts. Audra is a philanthropist and advocate for the advancement of small business ownership. She is skilled in strategic planning, collaborative and equitable connections. She has proven experience working with small to mid-sized firms consulting on program development, writing grants and proposals, conducting prospect research, and developing fundraising plans.
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Chris Luken

Baker & Hostetler LLP

Chris Luken

Chris Luken is an associate at the law firm of Baker & Hostetler LLP where he practices in the areas of mergers and acquisitions, corporate governance, real estate development and debt finance. Chris assists private equity firms and public and private companies across industries in a range of business matters and has substantial experience representing landlords and tenants in retail, office, warehouse and other commercial leasing transactions. Chris is a graduate of the University of Notre Dame and The Ohio State University Moritz College of Law.

Brittany Watkins

US Bank

Brittany Watkins

Brittany Watkins earned a bachelor’s degree in English Literature and Composition from John Carroll University. Brittany served as a tutor in the Cleveland Heights School District where she provided support for scholars enrolled in the AVID program, a nonprofit college readiness program that provides students the skills they need to be successful in college. Brittany has over ten years of experience in finance. She currently works as a Business Banking Specialist for U.S. Bank where she continuously strengthens relationships with the community to provide outreach and support for small business owners.
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Lisa Wong

OCA Greater Cleveland & Cleveland Asian Festival

Lisa Wong

Lisa Wong holds a Bachelor of Business Administration degree in Marketing from Cleveland State University and is a graduate of Neighborhood Leadership Cleveland and Cleveland FBI Citizen’s Academy. She is a certified Election Day Official for the Cuyahoga County Board of Elections and has worked for the Cleveland Council on World Affairs, The Plain Dealer, The City of Cleveland Department of Public Health, and Minority Business Assistance Center at the Urban League of Greater Cleveland. As a longtime community advocate and co-founder of the Cleveland Asian Festival, Lisa was named one of Cleveland’s 2017 Most Interesting People by Cleveland Magazine and honored with the City of Cleveland Third District Citizen Award. Lisa is Board President of OCA Greater Cleveland Asian Pacific American Advocates and National Vice President of Communications for OCA – Asian Pacific American Advocates.

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Momentive Technologies

Dan Fashimpaur

Dan Fashimpaur is the Vice President, Treasurer at Momentive Technologies and is responsible for global finance programs. His previous capacities include senior-level finance positions at privately held and Fortune 200 companies. Dan is actively involved with Midtown Cleveland, where he was a previous Board Chair and currently serves on the Board in an emeritus capacity. He also serves on the Cleveland State University Board and chairs their Audit Committee.

amonica davis

Harvest Ohio

Amonica Davis

Amonica Davis is skilled in Leadership Development, Business Management, Communication, Engaging Teams, Grant Writing, Program Development, Amonica is currently working in dual leadership roles at two St. Clair Superior businesses. As the Chief Operating Officer of a start-up, Harvest Ohio, and as a small business owner in partnership with her husband, where they employ over fifty individuals who provide commercial cleaning services to businesses and organizations throughout Cleveland. Amonica holds a Master of Education (M.Ed.) in Higher Education Administration from Cleveland State University, is a graduate of Goldman Sachs 10,000 Small Businesses, and is committed to leading businesses with a shared values-driven mission of her own in the City of Cleveland.

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Cuyahoga County Land Bank

Adam Stalder

Adam Stalder loves Cleveland, its neighborhoods and its people. His career has been dedicated to connecting neighbors and helping all neighborhood stakeholders realize their visions for their communities. Adam began his career at the Metro West where he assisted businesses and promoted the West 25th Street Corridor. While at Metro West, he developed a strong appreciation for and connection with the Latinx/Puerto Rican community helped develop the La Villa Hispana initiative. After 7 years of service at Metro West, he transitioned to the Detroit Shoreway community where he worked on affordable housing projects and administrative services. In 2020 he was promoted to Executive Director and finalized the merger between Detroit Shoreway and Cudell Improvement, Inc. In 2023, he accepted the position of Director of Community Stabilization at the Cuyahoga County Land Bank. Adam believes that committed Community Development Corporations are true agents for positive change in communities and will continue to work tirelessly to advance CDCs so that they can better serve Cleveland’s people.

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Michael Nelson

Michael Nelson, Sr., served as a Judge on the Cleveland Municipal Court. During his college years, Michael’s organizational skills were first displayed when he recruited students to work in the historic campaign of Carl B. Stokes. Michael is a life-long resident of Cleveland, growing up in the Glenville neighborhood, and began his career in public service as an Educator in the Cleveland Public School System after receiving his degree in Education from Central State University. Michael later enrolled in the Case Western Reserve University School of Law, first entering the private practice of law in 1990. He served a broad range of clients, from the State of Ohio to the Cuyahoga County Port Authority and more and was later elected Judge in 2018. Michael has served on numerous boards and commissions, including the Civil Service Commission of the City of Cleveland, the Cleveland Branch of the NAACP (President) and the Greater Cleveland Chapter of the 100 Black Men of America (founding President), to name a few.

monica schnee

Balance Innovation & Design

Monica Schnee

Monica Schnee has over 20 years of professional experience in the business community. Currently serving as the business manager for Balance Innovation and Design, a business operating in the heart of the St. Clair Superior Community, Monica is responsible for the management of all financial transactions, organizational operations and client relations just to name a few. Prior to joining Balance Innovation and Design, Monca worked for 17 years as the business manager at TG Embedded Systems and as a bookkeeper for Interworks Group. With a strong background in fiscal management and a degree in Interior Design, Monica is fortunate to call St. Clair Superior her home, as she remains committed to serving the community as both a business leader and a dedicated resident.

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City of Cleveland

Sabra Pierce Scott

Sabra T. Pierce Scott is a lifelong resident of Cleveland’s Glenville neighborhood. She has a record of achievement in both the public and private sectors that illustrates her effectiveness as a decisive, analytical, and goal-oriented leader. Pierce Scott began her career in Public Service as a Neighborhood Planner with the City of Cleveland’s Department of Community Development. She later served as Councilwoman of Ward 8, during which she served as the first African American female Majority Leader. In 2022, Pierce Scott joined the City of Cleveland’s Mayor’s Office as the Administrative Manager to the Chief Operating Officer. In this role she implements and manages special projects while incorporating data analytics and business process improvements strategies. Pierce Scott is a graduate of Laurel School, Case Western Reserve University, and Mandel School of Applied Social Sciences.