Meet Our Staff

Jamar Doyle

President & Chief Executive Officer

Jamar Doyle began his service as President and CEO of the Council for Health and Human Service Ministries in March 2022.  Prior to joining CHHSM, Jamar served as Executive Director of the Greater Collinwood Development Corporation in Cleveland Ohio, one of the city’s largest community development organizations, charged with fostering equitable and inclusive economic development and community engagement in the Collinwood area of Cleveland.

Prior to working in Collinwood, Jamar worked for 10 years at the St. Clair Superior Development Corporation in roles of increasing responsibility, most recently as the organization’s Assistant Director. Continue reading »

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Rev. Elyse Berry, DMin

Associate for Advocacy and Leadership Development

Rev. Elyse Berry, DMin joined the CHHSM team in September 2019 as the Associate for Advocacy & Leadership Development. Elyse brings to this position nearly a decade of experience working in healthcare and a passion for social justice and spiritual development. Most recently she was a postdoctoral fellow in bioethics at the Case Western Reserve University School of Medicine, which involved work in academics, a hospital rotation as an ethicist, and training as part of the Cleveland Fellowship of Advanced Bioethics, one of the most established clinical ethics training programs in the country. Prior to this fellowship, Elyse was a board certified hospital chaplain for over seven years, mostly at the Cleveland Clinic, and holds certifications in a variety of holistic care modalities. She was also a youth minister in rural Alaska during a year of service in the Jesuit Volunteer Corps before entering seminary.

She holds a Doctor of Ministry in Spirituality from the Fordham University Graduate School of Religion, a Certificate in Spiritual Direction from the Ignatian Spirituality Institute at John Carroll University, a Master of Arts in Pastoral Ministry from the Boston College School of Theology and Ministry, and a Bachelor of Arts in Political Science from John Carroll University.

Elyse is an ordained minister in the Christian Church (Disciples of Christ) and serves as an elder in her congregation. She is married to Rev. Mark Berry, the administrative staff chaplain at the Cleveland Clinic.

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Paula Barker

Senior Executive Assistant for Events and Administration

Paula Barker joined the CHHSM staff in 2017 and comes to us with a great deal of experience in community organizing.

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Dr. Zaria Davis

CHHSM Fellow

Dr. Zaria Davis is a current Master of Divinity student at Eden Theology Seminary with an extensive background in non-profit consulting, therapy, coaching, social work, and advocacy. She is passionate about communal transformation and healing, particularly for those serving on the frontlines of health and human services. She holds a Bachelor of Arts in Sociology, Wilberforce University, a Masters of Social Work from the University of Cincinnati, and a Doctor of Social Work from Capella University.

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