Garfield Heights Chamber of Commerce
Gabriella Huszarik - Executive Director
Gabriella is a native of Budapest Hungary, coming to the United States with her parents and two siblings in 1956. Her family settled in Parma Oh, in 1960. Graduating from Valley Forge High School, Gabe went on to obtain a Bachelor of Arts Degree in History from Kent State University. She then moved to Colorado in the mid 70’s settling in Aspen. She enjoys mountain biking, skiing and many other outdoor activities. Her background includes hospitality, office, travel and a diversity of work experience. Prior to relocating to Ohio Gabe was the Office Administrator of the Palisade Colorado Chamber of Commerce.
Board of Directors
Karen Kirsh- President
Karen Kirsh is an Area Manager with The Illuminating Company and has been an employee there for nearly 10 years. Prior to that, she spent 12 years with Medical Mutual as an Account Executive. She holds a Bachelors of Science from Kent State University and an MBA from Cleveland State University. Karen has lived in the Cleveland area since 1969 and currently resides in Westlake with her two children. Ms. Goodson is also Secretary of the Fairview Park Schools Business Advisory Council and involved in many community events throughout Cuyahoga County.
Zachary Williams - Treasurer
Registered Representative of Prosperity NEO, member SIPC.
Carla E. Fritsch - Secretary
Carla Fritsch is the special assistant to the president of
Mike Hopkins - Vice President
Mike Hopkins is currently one of the Pastors at The Rock Community Church.He studied to become a pastor while running a company called CertaPro Painters located in Garfield Heights. He sold the business in the summer of 2010 to pursue ministry full time in Garfield. Mike and his family moved to Garfield in the summer of 2010 to be with thier friends in the community they love so much. Mike loves to study the Bible and spend time with his wonderful wife of nearly 17 years and his terrific 4 boys. Working with business people is also one of his passions when he is not enjoying the outdoors.
Sterling Professional Grop is a general contracting firm for commercial work in offices, schools, municipalities and hospitals. Jeff is an active member of the Knights of Columbus Garfield Heights Council 4130 which provides and supports many charitable contributions to the local community. Jeff holds a masters and bachelors degree in Industrial Engineering from Cleveland State University. Jeff, his wife Mary Anne, their children and grandchildren reside in Garfield Heights.
Marie B. Pachnowski
Marie Pachnowski is a broker/agent with Howard Hanna. She has been selling real estate since 1978 and she is a mega-millon dollar producer who specializes in Residential / Real / Estate. Marie is the past-President of the Cleveland Area Board of Realtors and is a member of the Marymount Hospital Advisory Board as well as a GHCC Board Director for over ten years.
Kevin Hartman - Garfield Heights Schools Athletic Director
LaRick Calhoun - 2Excel Group
Weldon Hastings - WeldonPC.com
Matt Neff - M.Neff Design