"Five new members appointed to Laurel Lake board of directors," John Mulligan featured


Hudson - Laurel Lake Retirement Community, the not-for-profit continuing care retirement community located on 150 acres in Hudson announced the appointment of five new members to its Board of Directors.

Joan Garro was named resident member of the Laurel Lake Board of Directors. A resident of the Laurel Lake community for more than five years, Garro is a former medical office administrator who managed a multi-physician, multi-site practice with 40 employees, Northeast Ohio Eye Surgeons, for eleven years. Prior to that, she worked as a clinical supervisor on a medical unit at Summa, Akron City Hospital. A registered nurse, Joan attended The University of Akron. She was an American Red Cross volunteer for many years and also served as a Church Parish Council Member for The Nativity of the Lord Jesus in Akron. At Laurel Lake, Joan is the current president of the Resident Council and served as president-elect from 2013-2014. She is an active member of the resident marketing and welcoming committees and a past member of the program and volunteer committees. Joan contributes daily to Laurel Lake's quality of life with numerous volunteer positions throughout the campus.

John T. Mulligan, ESQ. is senior of counsel with the Cleveland law firm of McDonald Hopkins, LLRC, specializing in general corporate and healthcare law. He is currently an adjunct professor at Case Western Reserve University School of Law, and an active member of the Ohio State Bar Association and the Bar Association of Greater Cleveland. He has served on the board of the Cleveland Metropolitan Bar Association Foundation since 2010, and was an ambassador for legal aid, Partners in Justice in 2014. He has served on the boards of numerous Cleveland-area organizations over the years, including Catholic Charities Services Corporation, Catholic Counseling Center, The Woodruff Foundation, and the Cleveland Skating Club. John was a member of the Laurel Lake Retirement Community Board of Directors from 1997-2009, serving as vice chairman from 2000-2006 and chairman from 2006-2009. He earned a BA from The University of Notre Dame in 1968, then served on active duty in the United States Navy from 1968-1971. John and his wife Mary reside in Shaker Heights, Ohio.

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