Margie Pizzuti - Panelist
Marjory Pizzuti served as the president and CEO of Goodwill Columbus for 15 years. For the 10 years prior, Pizzuti was senior vice president of strategic marketing and community development at Nationwide Children’s Hospital. Pizzuti also served as CEO of Ohio Professional Electronic Network (OPEN), a subscriber-based, online information company that provides access to government records.
Pizzuti has an extensive background in strategic marketing, communications and public affairs. For five years, she served as director of the Christopher Columbus Quincentennial Jubilee Commission. Prior to that, she directed Ohio Gov. Richard Celeste’s Office of Communications, and served as deputy director of marketing for the Ohio Department of Development, where she was responsible for the state’s $15 million “Ohio the Heart of It All” economic development and tourism campaign. Pizzuti also served for 5 years as vice president of public affairs for the Columbus Area Chamber of Commerce.
Pizzuti earned a bachelor’s degree in journalism and American studies from Kent State University.
Unhee Kim, RN, MBA, FACHE - Panelist
President and Chief Operating Officer, Mount Carmel East Hospital
Unhee Kim is a Healthcare Executive experienced in hospital and system leadership, service line management, and strategic business development. Unhee began her career as a Registered Nurse at University Hospitals of Cleveland with a Bachelor of Science in Nursing degree from the University of Akron and advanced in a variety of leadership roles including Vice President of Operations and Nursing. During this time, she obtained her Masters of Business Administration degree from Cleveland State University.
Unhee was fortunate to be referred to Summa Health System in Akron, Ohio where she served in several executive leadership roles such as System Vice President and Chief Nursing Officer. Her scope of responsibilities during her tenure included hospital operations, system service lines, medical group operations, system ambulatory development, and physician joint venture development. Unhee has been able to combine her passion for patient care and business to advance healthcare improvements and service in Northeast Ohio and Central Ohio. Unhee was further blessed to join Mount Carmel Health System in Columbus, Ohio in August 2015 as the President of Mount Carmel St. Ann's Hospital. Unhee is now the President of Mount Carmel East Hospital, Level II Trauma flagship hospital.
In addition to her enthusiasm for patient care, she also demonstrates her commitment to communities by serving as Board member for the American Heart Association, Columbus division and member for the Columbus CEO Future 50. Unhee has special interests in women's issues, social justice, and healthcare disparities. She is also blessed with husband, Vince, and son, Ian.
Katina Fullen - Panelist
Executive Director, I Know I Can
Katina Fullen has served as Executive Director of I Know I Can (IKIC) since May of 2006. During her tenure as IKIC’s leader, she has led the organization through three strategic planning processes that have resulted in the largest expansion of programming and staff in the organization’s 34-year history. Most notably, in 2015, Katina successfully championed a vision to collaborate with Columbus City Schools (CCS) and place one full-time college advising manager in each of the district’s high schools, setting a bold goal of increasing Columbus’ college enrollment rate by 20%. Under her leadership and guidance, the College Advising Expansion, a $5M shared investment among IKIC and CCS, is now starting its seventh year of implementation. In 2018, I Know I Can expanded into two new school districts, Whitehall City Schools and South-Western City School District, through a partnership with Franklin County Department of Job and Family Services. This past fall, I Know I Can served as a lead partner in the creation of The Columbus Promise, a 3-year, $9.5M pilot in partnership with the City of Columbus (City Council and Mayor’s Office), CCS, and Columbus State Community College to provide a tuition-free education to high school graduates. Katina’s efforts and passion for ensuring central Ohio students graduate high school prepared for college and career, have garnered I Know I Can national recognition as a benchmarking organization with the National College Attainment Network, a past participant in First Lady Michelle Obama’s Reach Higher Initiative, and a Kresge Foundation Award of Excellence recipient.
Before I Know I Can, Katina served as Director of Development and then Executive Director for Project GRAD Columbus from 2004-2006. Katina was with United Way of Central Ohio and the United Way of America from 1999-2004. There she served as Special Assistant to Campaign Chair, Director of Major Gifts, and Assistant Vice President. She was a volunteer in IKIC’s Early Awareness Program, an Ohio College Access Network board member, a member of Capital University President’s Advisory Board, and also served as a team member for Habitat for Humanity in Ghana, Africa. Katina received a bachelor’s degree in Education from Capital University and a law degree from Capital University Law School, concentrating on governmental affairs and legislation.
Katina and her husband, Craig, have been married for 23 years and have two awesome teenagers, Dominic (16) and Aurora (13).
Christi Cabungcal - Panelist
Chief of Staff and Senior Vice President, Administration, Franklin University
In her role as Franklin University’s chief of staff and senior vice president for administration, Christi Cabungcal is a member of the president’s cabinet and key administrative leader. She works to support the achievement of organizational goals by aligning Franklin’s human capital and infrastructure strategies with the University’s mission and strategic plan. In her role, Christi partners with University leadership to promote a culture of collaboration, empowerment and achievement.
Christi earned a bachelor’s degree in Psychology as well as an MBA from Otterbein College. She supports her community as a member of the board of directors for Goodwill Columbus.