Tom Bonda
Director of the Entrepreneurs 

Association Program Manager, 

LaunchNET Executive Professor 

of Entrepreneurship


Tom, an attorney and marketing professional, is an Executive Professor of Entrepreneurship, Executive Director of the JCU Entrepreneurs Association and Program Manager of LaunchNET at John Carroll University. Tom has been at John Carroll for six years and was the 2017 recipient of the Curtis W. Miles Faculty Community Service Award.

Doan Winkel
Director, Muldoon Center 

for Entrepreneurship
John J. Kahl, Sr. Chair 

in Entrepreneurship

Coloring outside the lines. Immensely inquisitive. Deconstructing the box rather than fitting in it. Doan was hard-wired to figure out what makes things tick and why.  Always pushing boundaries and struggling to fit in the traditional educational system, some would have said he was a difficult child.  Luckily, his educator parents gave him freedom to explore, even if it was in unconventional ways.  As the John J. Kahl, Sr. Chair in Entrepreneurship and Director of The Edward M. Muldoon Center for Entrepreneurship at John Carroll University, Doan is leading a team developing the next frontier in university-based entrepreneurship curriculum and programming.


Jackie Schmidt

Academic Program Director 

for Entrepreneurship
Director of the Entrepreneurship 

Minor Professor of Communication


Jackie is always interested in finding new and better ways to do things. She is the Academic Program Director for Entrepreneurship, the Director of the Entrepreneurship Minor, and a professor of communication in the Tim Russert Department of Communication and Theatre Arts at John Carroll University. Jackie teaches and consults in areas of entrepreneurship/creativity, interpersonal/intercultural communication, professional selling and organizational management.


Cat Stover

Assistant Director, Muldoon 

Center for Entrepreneurship

Cat joined the Muldoon Center for Entrepreneurship at John Carroll University in August 2018. As the Assistant Director, she is responsible for implementing and managing curricular and co-curricular programming, as well as assisting the Executive Director of the Entrepreneurs’ Association in implementing programming and day-to-day operations for the EA.


Lisa Heckman

Assistant to the Kahl, 

Reid and Ginn Chairs


Lisa has been enjoying college life at John Carroll since 1988 and in Higher Education 34 years.   BC (before children) she was the Assistant Dean of Students/Director of Student Activities and Leadership.  AC (after children) she is currently serving as the Assistant to the Kahl, Reid and Ginn Chairs. While blessed to be home with her boys in their elementary years Lisa also had the wonderful opportunity to be Executive Administrator of the Entrepreneurs Organization of Cleveland.

Roslyn Ng

Graduate Assistant

A 2018 graduate of Ursuline College where she played on the tennis team.