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Franceska Jones, M.N.O.

Franceska Jones
Franceska Jones is the Certified Career Coach at Notre Dame College and a small business owner of Tax Solutions Inc. At Notre Dame College, she manages employer training and career support services for students with disabilities. Franceska is a Certified Global Career Development Facilitator. Franceska is also a dedicated higher education administrator, with over seven years of experience. Franceska received a Bachelor of Science degree in Business Administration from The Ohio State University and John Carroll University awarded her a master’s degree in Non-Profit Administration in 2013. Currently, Franceska is a doctoral student at Morgan State University studying Higher Education Leadership with a focus on Community Colleges. A native of Cleveland Heights. Franceska is the wife of Rudolph Jones, III and the proud mother of Phoenix Jones.

Recent Accomplishments

  • Cleveland Leadership Center- Member of 2020 Class OnBoard Cleveland
  • Leadership Council Member – Engaged! Cleveland 2019-Present
  • Cleveland Professional 20/30 Club -Top 25 under 35 Movers & Shakers Award Winner- 2019
  • Inducted as Advisory Board member for Cleveland Early College High School – CMSD-2019
  • Featured in 13th Edition of Who’s Who in Black Cleveland-2018,2019

Contact Franceska at or 216.373.5305.


April Kennedy

April KennedyApril, a Certified Career Coach, serves as the Job Shadowing Coordinator by interacting and building relationships with students and businesses to coordinate shadowing and experiential opportunities for personal and professional development.  April is a graduate of Notre Dame College with her Bachelor of Arts focusing in Psychology, Philosophy and Business Administration.  She furthered her studies at NDC in the area of MMIS in the Master of Education program and is currently pursuing her Doctorate of Ministry at South University of Savannah, Georgia.  A former awardee of the NDC President’s STAR Award, April serves as a member of the Advisory Committee of the Cleveland Clinic School of Cytotechnology.

Contact April at or 216.373.5216.



William L. Leamon, M.B.A., M.O.D., M.H.R.

Bill LeamonBill Leamon has spent the last 10 years at NDC in a variety of roles including professor and program director. In his current position, Bill helps high school students prepare to succeed in college and manages the College’s internship program.

Bill is also a fellow at the Sisters of Charity of Cleveland Foundation where he is developing an innovative social enterprise called “College to Career” that is designed to prepare low-income, first-generation college students from the Cleveland area for college and career success.

Prior to joining Notre Dame College, Bill served as the managing director of The Business of Good Foundation where he was responsible for starting, scaling and sustaining nonprofits and social enterprises in the areas of education (mentoring), employment (mission-based business) and entrepreneurship (micro-lending).

Before pursuing a career in non-profit and higher education, Bill spent 15 years working for large private sector companies, including Black & Decker, The Stanley Works, and Akzo Nobel, where he worked in senior-level leadership roles in sales/marketing, manufacturing/operations, and organizational development/design.

Bill holds a bachelor’s (The Citadel) and master’s (Case Western Reserve University) degree in Business Administration and master’s degrees in Organizational Development (Case Western Reserve University) and Human Resources (Cleveland State University).

Bill and his wife of 25 years reside in Bay Village, Ohio with their four sons, Tom, Kevin, Matt and Will.



Jamie M. Iorillo

Jamie serves as the Career Services Coordinator.  She is responsible for scheduling student appointments for job shadowing, Internships, resume reviews, cover letters and more. Jamie also manages the Work Study program, by helping students find jobs on campus.  Prior to arriving at NDC, Jamie was an Administrative Assistant in the Property Management industry.

Contact Jamie at jiorillo@ndc.eduor 216.373.5217.