Thomas Strauss

Mr. Strauss is the former President & CEO, of Summa Health System. During his 15 year tenure and under his leadership, Summa Health System grew into a leading integrated healthcare system generating a $2.86 billion economic impact making it the largest employer in all five counties that it serves. Summa achieved “North Coast 99″ Best Places to Work in Northeast Ohio for 11 straight years.

Mr. Strauss also developed Centers for Health Equity at New Seasons, to provide care to the underserved population. In prior years, Mr. Strauss spent ten years at Meridia Cleveland Clinic in leadership roles where he established new ventures, turned around programs and services, and increased market share. In addition, he worked at Baxter Healthcare in home therapy.

Mr. Strauss received his Doctor of Pharmacy and his Bachelor of Science both from Duquesne University in Pittsburgh. He was Board Chair at Greater Akron Chamber of Commerce, Board Member at Premier, Austen BioInnovation Institute, United Way of Summit County, Team.NEO, BioEnterprise, and Akron Tomorrow. He is the recipient of the Outstanding Fundraiser Award, Community Service Award, Northeast Ohio Business Hall of Fame and was named Non-Profit Executive of the Year, Pillar Award for Community Service.

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