The Cleveland Restoration Society has a highly educated, well-trained, and dedicated professional staff. Most of the staff have advanced degrees and many receive regular training from a variety of sources, including the National Trust for Historic Preservation.
Kathleen H. Crowther President
For over thirty years, Kathleen has been the lead professional at CRS, and has grown the organization into a stable, influential, and relatively large NGO that is dedicated to preserving the legacy of Cleveland’s landmarks and neighborhoods. CRS, a member of the National Preservation Partners Network is known nationally as an exemplary local preservation organization with innovative programming.
Thomas Jorgensen Chief Operating Officer
Tom joined the staff in late 2011 after being active as a Board Chairman, Board Member and Honorary Life Trustee for over 26 years. As Chief Operating Officer, Tom oversees all aspects of CRS operations with particular attention to the Heritage Home Program, budget and financial matters.
Jessica Beam Heritage Home Program Associate
Jessica joined the staff in 2018 as an assistant in the Heritage Home Program and was promoted to Heritage Home Program Associate in 2019. She facilitates loan applications, provides technical assistance and preservation advice to homeowners. Jessica has a M.A. in Historic Preservation from Ursuline College and previously worked as a Park Ranger at James A. Garfield National Historic Site.
Michaela Dawe Heritage Home Program Assistant
Michaela joined the staff as a Heritage Home Program Assistant in January 2020. She assists homeowners as they begin renovation projects by providing information, answering questions, and scheduling site visits. Michaela previously worked at London-based engineering firm Price & Myers. Michaela graduated from NYU London with her M.A. in Historic and Sustainable Architecture in May 2019. Previously, she received her B.A. from Skidmore College in English Literature with a minor in Music.
Anne Doten Development & Grants Manager
Anne joined the staff as Development and Grants Manager in February 2020. In this role, she develops and implements fundraising strategies to secure contributed income through individual gifts, memberships, and grants. Anne has 20 years of experience in the nonprofit sector, including nearly five years at a National Historic Landmark in Miami, Florida, where she raised significant grant funding for historic preservation projects. She holds a M.F.A. in Creative Writing from the University of Arizona and a M.A. in Library and Information Science from the University of South Florida.
Abigail Enicke Heritage Home Program Associate
Abigail joined the staff as a Heritage Home Program Assistant in October 2019 and transitioned into the Heritage Home Program Associate position in January 2020. She works within the Heritage Home Program department where she helps homeowners learn more about the program and provides information about the various services available to them. Abigail has a M.A. in Public History from the University of Louisiana at Lafayette and previously worked as the Historic Resources Specialist for the Conservation Corps of Minnesota and Iowa.
Debra Gulick Business & Accounting Manager
Debra brings over 20 years of business management experience to the organization, from the Ozanne Construction Company to the Chartwell Group. She is experienced in working with real estate accounts and handles the audits and financial reporting for CRS.
Margaret Lann Preservation Services & Publications Manager
Margaret joined the staff in May of 2013 as an assistant in the Heritage Home Program. She was promoted to the position of Manager of the Heritage Home Program in October of 2015. In August of 2017 she transitioned into the role of organizational development. In January 2020, Margaret was promoted to her current role as Manager of Preservation Services and Publications. In this role, Margaret provides technical assistance and building assessments, conducts surveys and facilitates historic designation. Margaret continues as editor of Facade magazine and has oversight over other CRS publications. Margaret holds a M.A. in Historic Preservation from Ursuline College.
Katie Leskowitz Development & Marketing Assistant
Katie joined the staff as Development and Marketing Assistant in June 2019. She works within the Development department, assisting with event planning, fundraising, and membership. Katie also assists with writing and editing grant proposals, the monthly email newsletter, Perspectives, and our semi-annual magazine, Facade. Katie is a graduate of the Ohio State University, having earned her B.A. in History in May of 2019.
Jamie Miles Preservation Programs Assistant
Jamie joined the staff in September of 2019 as Preservation Programs Assistant. She works with both the Heritage Home Program, helping homeowners navigate the program’s many available services, and with Preservation Services, assisting CRS’ programming and services offered to our community partners. Jamie is a graduate of Case Western Reserve University’s Art History B.A. program, and is currently working on her M.A. in Historic Preservation at Ursuline College. She previously worked as an intern for the City of Cleveland Heights’ Department of Planning and Development
Dean Pavlik Preservation Construction Specialist
Dean joined the staff in July 2015 and brings forty years of experience from residential remodeling and the construction industry to CRS. For the last fifteen years Dean worked on many historic architecture projects within the Shaker Heights area. He has worked on projects throughout all phases of remodeling and utilizes his practical experience to consult with homeowners on their technical needs in the Heritage Home Program.
Stephanie Phelps Marketing & Events Specialist
Stephanie joined the staff in June of 2019 as the Marketing and Events Specialist. In this capacity she increases connections to the Cleveland story via event planning and production. Bringing over twenty year experience in journalism and media, leveraging opportunities for local, regional, and national media coverage is primary to her position. She is responsible for the marketing and production of signature programs including the Community Luncheon, Celebration of Preservation and the Annual Benefit. Stephanie holds a BA in Mass Communications and Journalism from Kent State University.