2006 Cleveland Heights High School Distinguished Alumni Hall of Fame

Class of 2006

Cantor Perryne Anker
Class of 1956

Cantor Perryne Anker was one of the first female cantors to serve a congregation in the United States and also held pulpits at Beth Sholom Temple in Santa Monica, CA, and Temple Shalom for the Arts in Beverly Hills, CA. Cantor Anker was a recipient of a full five-year scholarship to the Julliard School of Music and had major starring roles with the Julliard Opera Theatre. She is a member of the organizing committee for events for The National Conference of Christians and Jews, and involved in the closing benediction for the Los Angeles community memorial service for TWA Flight 800.


Gary E. Barnett, M.D. 
Class of 1958

Dr. Gary Barnett is currently the Medical Director for Clinical Laboratory Outreach Services at The Ohio State University Medical Center. Dr. Barnett was elected to the Cleveland Clinic Alumni Board of Directors for Pathology and Laboratory Medicine. He also received the Outstanding Teaching Award from The Ohio State University College of Medicine in 2002. An active community member, Dr. Barnett mentors high school students, pre-medical students, medical students and residents. He also gives lectures in the Columbus school community on the dangers of drug abuse.


Richard Bogomolny
Class of 1953

A successful businessman throughout his career, Mr. Bogomolny has also been an ardent community activist throughout his life. Before retiring in 1991, he served as President of Eagle Ice Cream Co., Pick-N-Pay Supermarkets, and First National Supermarkets. Devoted to giving back to his community, Mr. Bogomolny has been a trustee or board member of the Cleveland Orchestra and the Musical Arts Association, the Northern Ohio Foodbank, the Greater Cleveland Growth Association, the Jewish Community Federation, the Anti-defamation League (ADL) Northern Ohio, the Cleveland Institute of Music, and the Orange School District School Board. Mr. Bogomolny and his wife Patricia have seven grandchildren.


Commander Douglas Cuthbert 
Class of 1980

Currently a commander in the United States Navy, Commander Douglas Cuthbert is a Battalion Officer and Ethics Instructor for the United States Naval Academy. Commander Commander Cuthbert received two Navy Commendation Medals one for the rescue of two downed F-14 pilots, and the other for the night rescue of an overboard sailor in a typhoon. He is also the recipient of the Meritorious Service Medal for Command of Battle Efficiency winning Squadron, deployed for Operation Iraqi Freedom. Commander Cuthbert has had six deployments on various aircraft carriers. He also coaches the Navy Junior Wrestling Team and was the Director of the 5th Battalion 5K Run in support of leukemia research.


Robert Malkin, Ph.D.
Class of 1980

Dr. Malkin is currently the Professor of the Practice of Biomedical Engineering at Duke University. He is founder and director of Engineering World Health (EWH), a non-profit corporation devoted to delivering appropriate health care technology to the developing world. EWH ships thousands of pieces of medical equipment recovered from U.S. hospitals each year to needy hospitals in the developing world. Dr. Malkin is also an endowed full Professor at The University of Memphis with more than 100 publications, abstracts, books, book chapters, and other contributions to his name. He is also the creator of Duke-Engineering World Health, a program that allows undergraduate engineering and science majors to travel the developing world to make a difference. Dr. Malkin and his family spend many hours volunteering and contributing to charities such as the Food Bank, Feed the Hungry, and others.


Michael Mitchell
Class of 1994

Michael Mitchell is currently the President and co-owner of local ice cream chain Mitchell’s Ice Cream. Mr. Mitchell was a recipient of the Crain’s Cleveland Business “Twenty in their Twenties” award. Mitchell’s was recently awarded first place in Source Magazine’s Best Ice Cream of 2005-2006. Mitchell’s is a corporate sponsor of the Susan G. Komen Race for the Cure and is a donor to multiple local nonprofit fundraisers.


Peter Mitchell 
Class of 1989

Peter Mitchell is the co-founder of local ice cream chain Mitchell’s Ice Cream, with locations in Beachwood, Solon, Westlake, and Rocky River. Mitchell Brothers Ice Cream has received recognition from numerous sources, including The Plain Dealer, Scene Magazine, the Free Times, Cleveland Magazine, Cleveland Jewish News, and Esquire. Under his leadership, Mitchell Brothers has dedicated much of its energy to making the community a better place by sponsoring local sports teams in multiple Cleveland suburbs and serving as the corporate sponsor of the Susan G. Komen Race for the Cure.


Marissa Ann Nance 
Class of 1987

Marissa Ann Nance is currently the Vice President of Entertainment Marketing at OMD. She is a respected producer/writer of branded-entertainment, spending her last 14 years helping to create icon television and film content. Ms. Nance is also one of the leading experts in the growing world of media-based entertainment platforms. She has been recognized as one of the “Black Achievers in Industry” and in Essence Magazine’s “Power Women” issue. Ms. Nance’s community involvement includes work with the Apollo Theater, the Studio Museum of Harlem, the Harlem YMCA, along with extensive ties to Howard University, her alma mater.


Sister Annette Sinagra
Class of 1955

Sister Sinagra lived and carried on the ministry and mission of the Adrian Dominican Sisters in the Dominican Republic for 27 years. She is currently the Corporate Responsibility Analyst of the Adrian Dominican Sisters’ Portfolio Advisory Board. She monitors her congregation’s investment portfolio, using established social investment screens and criteria that include human rights, workers’ rights and sustainable wages for workers globally, and advocates with commercial banks to develop more extensive microeconomic policies for lower income people.


Marcia West Sollisch
Class of 1949

Ms. Sollisch has enjoyed a long and fruitful career that included being named the first female Advertising Director of the Cleveland Jewish News in 1977. She also served as a sales associate of Silver Screen Media. A lifelong volunteer, Ms. Sollisch has given her time to Fairmount Temple, the Jewish Community Federation, the Gathering Place, and Women’s American ORT for over 50 years.