Donald S. Sheldon, M.D., and Caprice Bragg, J.D. named as Trustees

The Nord Family Foundation announced today the appointment of Donald S. Sheldon, M.D., and Caprice Bragg, J.D. as Trustees of The Nord Family Foundation. This Foundation is very pleased to welcome individuals whose backgrounds and experiences so closely compliments the Foundation’s mission.

Dr. Sheldon is the current President and Chief Executive Officer of EMH Healthcare, a multi- campus healthcare organization, located in Elyria Ohio.

Dr. Sheldon’s educational experience outlines as an Undergraduate at Ashland College, graduating in 1974 Cum Laude with a B.S. in Biology/Chemistry. Dr. Sheldon attended Medical School at the University of Cincinnati College of Medicine, Graduating in 1978. Post Graduate with Residency in Family Practice at Riverside Methodist Hospital in Columbus Ohio.

Dr. Sheldon is Board Certified by the American Board of Family Practice, has been Board Certified by the American Board of Emergency Medicine and is a Certified Physician Executive.

Dr. Sheldon was previously employed as the Director of Emergency Medicine, Lorain  Community Hospital, the Director of Medical Affairs at Community Health Partners Hospital and Surgical Center.  In 1998, Dr. Sheldon joined EMH Regional Health Care System as the Vice President, Medical Affairs, and continued in that role until 2009, when he was appointed to the position of President and Chief Executive Officer for the healthcare system. He continues in that role today.

Dr. Sheldon is a current member of the American College of Physician Executives, Lorain County Medical Society, Ohio State Medical Association and most recently has been named, by Inside Business Magazine to the “Power 100” list of the most powerful leaders in Northeast Ohio.

Dr. Sheldon serves as a Board Member on the following boards: Comprehensive Health Care of Ohio, Inc., EMH Elyria Medical Center, The Hospital for Orthopedic and Specialty Services, EMH Foundation Board, EMH Medical Executive Committee and as the Chair of the Board of Directors, Community Health Collaborative.

Dr. Sheldon’s community involvement has included: serving as the Medical Director, South Lorain County Ambulance District, Medical Director, Lorain County 911 Agency, Board Member, Lorain County EMS Council, Physician/ Medical Director of the Lorain County Free Clinic, Executive Board, Lorain County Free Clinic, Lorain County Hospitals Joint Ethics Committee, CHAMPS Board, The Center for Health Affairs, Lorain County Chamber of Commerce Board, Board of Directors, Team Lorain County, District Chairman, Great Frontier District, Heart of Ohio Council (Boy Scouts of America); Chairperson American Heart Assoc., Lorain County Heart Walk, Recipient, Jim Doughman Community Service Award, The Community Foundation of Lorain County, Guest Lecturer, Japanese / American Symposium on Health- care, Socio-Medical Research Institute – Tokyo Japan; and Inductee, Midview High School’s “Make a Difference” Hall of Honor.

Caprice H. Bragg, Executive Director of Development and Alumni Affairs, is leading the development, alumni relations and donor stewardship efforts of the Fisher College of Business at the Fisher College of Business.

Formerly Senior Vice President for Gift Planning and Donor Relations at the Cleveland Foundation, Caprice led a development team that helped donors realize their philanthropic goals for 6 years. A 12-year employee of the foundation, Caprice previously served as director of planned giving, and as a gift planning officer for the Cleveland Foundation. Prior to joining the foundation, Caprice practiced law in-house at KeyCorp and at Benesch, Friedlander, Coplan & Aronoff LLP. She also was an employee benefits and human resources consultant with Ernst & Young LLP.

Caprice serves on the State of Ohio’s Commission on Cultural Facilities; the Cleveland Metropolitan Bar Association’s Estate Planning, Probate and Trust Law Section Committee. She was active on the boards of Lake Ridge Academy, the Estate Planning Council of Cleveland (past president), In Counsel with Women, and AdNet, a professional organization for development professionals in community foundations. Caprice also served on several committees for the Council on Foundations.

Her honors include an “Unsung Hero” Award in 1999, Kaleidoscope Magazine’s “40 under 40,” the National Conference of Community and Justice Young Professional of the Year Award, YWCA’s Woman of Professional Excellence and Woman of Achievement awards, and the University of Akron’s Women Trailblazer award, and recognition as a Kaleidoscope Magazine Woman of Achievement and a Northern Ohio Live Rainmaker.

Caprice is a graduate of Leadership Cleveland. The Akron native graduated with honors from Oberlin College with a bachelor’s degree in government, and earned her juris doctor from the New York University School of Law.