Nollau Leadership Institute
Servant leadership is found at the intersection of profession, vocation, passion and mission. When you are fortunate enough to find yourself in a place where all of these are aligned, you have found your call to ministry and you are able to lead a purpose-driven life.
Michael J. Readinger
President and CEO, CHHSM
Mr. Michael J. Readinger
Michael J. Readinger was called to the role of President & CEO in November of 2014. He previously served as CHHSM’s vice president from February 2005 to November 2014, after working at Morgan Stanley Smith Barney in Cleveland, where he was an associate vice president/financial advisor for 12 years. Prior to his work in financial services, Mike was involved in a number of entrepreneurial endeavors in the restaurant and club industry, specializing in management accounting systems.
Mike holds a BA in psychology from Case Western Reserve University and an MBA in finance from Cleveland State University. Mike is recognized as a CHHSM Diakonal Minister, having graduated from the Faith Based Leadership Institute in 2006. (FBLI is the predecessor leadership formation class to today’s Nollau Institute.) He is also a 1995 graduate of the Leadership Development Program Cleveland (United Way).
Mike currently serves on the United Church of Christ Board of Directors, the National Benevolent Association Board of Trustees, and the Western Reserve Association investment advisory committee. Previous service includes Moderator of Amistad Chapel United Church of Christ, board chair of United Church Funds, board chair of the Cleveland Synergy Foundation, and board chair of the AIDS Taskforce of Greater Cleveland.
Rev. Elyse Berry, DMin
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.
Ms. Margaret M. Mullan
Margaret M. Mullan (Peggy) is a private consultant in Phoenix Arizona, working with businesses and organizations that wish to build strong management and governance teams. Her background includes 25 years as the President and CEO of Beatitudes Campus, a faith-based, not for profit long term care community.
Peggy received a Bachelor of Arts in Management from the University of Phoenix in 1992 and a Masters in Nonprofit Management Degree from Regis University in Denver, Colorado in December 2001. Peggy is a past Chairman of LeadingAge, a national professional association representing not-for-profit retirement communities, health care facilities and the residents they serve. She is also past Chairwoman of LeadingAge, AZ, and a past board member of the Alzheimer’s Association-Southwest Chapter. Additionally, Peggy is past Chair of the CHHSM Board.
During her tenure as a professional in the long term care community Peggy has served on numerous legislative task forces and commissions. She has had multiple Arizona Governor’s appointments, including the Study Committee for the Alzheimer’s Residential Care Pilot Program, Long-Term Care Services Review Committee and the Governor’s Taskforce on the Nursing Shortage. Peggy often speaks at state and national conferences on a broad range of management and leadership issues. Since 2007, Peggy has been an active member of the Board of Trustees of the Desert Botanical Garden in Phoenix Arizona. She was awarded a Virginia G. Piper Fellowship in 2010.