John Corlett was appointed President and Executive Director of The Center for Community Solutions in December 2014. The Center for Community Solutions is a nonprofit, non-partisan think tank focused on solutions to health, social, and economic issues.
Prior to joining The Center, he was the Vice President of Government Relations and Community Relations for The MetroHealth System. Among other accomplishments, he led an effort to develop and obtain local, state, and federal support for a Medicaid demonstration waiver that resulted in 36,000 uninsured adults obtaining Medicaid coverage one year prior to the State of Ohio expanding Medicaid in 2014.
John served as State Medicaid Director under Ohio Governor Ted Strickland and administered the program covering more than 2 million Ohioans with a budget of over $12 billion dollars annually. Under John’s leadership, the program successfully expanded coverage for pregnant women, children, and persons with disabilities.
John is a resident of the City of Lakewood. He serves on the boards of First Year Cleveland, the Centers for Families and Children, the United Way of Greater Cleveland, and the Woodruff Foundation, and is a gubernatorial appointee to the Ohio Advisory Committee for the Department of Aging.
Brian Cappelli has over 25 years of experience managing and leasing diverse real estate portfolios nationwide. As Vice President of Asset Management at GBX Group, Brian is responsible for directing the financial and operational performance of the company’s assets, which consist of historical buildings located throughout the United States.
Brian previously served as Vice President of Operation at Forest City Realty Trust in Cleveland, where he managed a national portfolio of assets of more than 6 million square feet and a net operating income in excess of $110 million. As General Manager of Equity Office Properties Trust, based in Chicago and one of the nation’s largest real estate investment trusts with a total capitalization of $27 billion, Brian was responsible for leading and managing a 1.3 million square foot office tower in Cleveland’s Central Business District.
Brian served as the 2018-2019 Chair of the Building Owners & Managers Association (BOMA) International and was honored with the prestigious BOMA Fellows recognition. He currently serves on the Board of Directors of BOMA Greater Cleveland and is a member of BOMA’s Finance and Executive Committee.
Brian earned a Bachelor of Science degree in Public Affairs from Indiana University, and the Real Property Administrator (RPA) designation from the Building Owners and Managers Institute. Brian and his wife recently moved to Lakewood from Strongsville.