HCC Cleveland

HCC Cleveland was initiated in 2024 as a partnership between Case Western Reserve Medical School, Cleveland’s Workforce Connect Healthcare Sector Partnership, Collinwood High School, and Rhodes College and Career Academy.

Cleveland Ecosystem for Health Career Exploration

Health care institutions, hospitals, non-profits, and high schools collaborating to facilitate healthcare exploration for Cleveland youth.

The Cleveland Ecosystem for Health Career Exploration is a partnership between the Workforce Connect Healthcare Sector Partnership (HSP) and the Health Career Collaborative (HCC). The HSP and HCC collaboration has been formed to model how collaboration between K -12 urban schools, colleges & universities, healthcare employers, and community training organizations can work to create a sustainable, flexible framework for early exposure to careers in healthcare for students attending underserved high schools.

The faculty sponsors for the HCC program are Dr. Kevin El-Hayak, Associate Professor of Surgery, Case Western Reserve Medical School, Northeast Ohio Medical University (NEOMED), and The MetroHealth System; and Mr. Phillip Rowland-Seymour, Director of Diversity, Equity and Inclusion for Medical Education, School of Medicine. The program director is Ms. Crystal Reed, Associate Director, Workforce Connect Healthcare Sector Partnership New Bridge Cleveland.

Crystal Reed, MBA
Associate Director, Workforce Connect Healthcare Sector Partnership
New Bridge Cleveland
Board Member, Health Career Collaborative
Kevin El-Hayek MD, MBA, FACS
Associate Professor of Surgery
Case Western Reserve Medical School
Northeast Ohio Medical University (NEOMED)
The MetroHealth System
Phillip Rowland-Seymour
Director of Diversity, Equity and Inclusion for Medical Education
Case Western Reserve Medical School

High School Leadership

The High School Program Leader at Collinwood High School is Antoinette J. McCall, M.Ed. under the leadership of Assistant Principal Hary Blythewood and Principal Mary Miller.

The High School Program Leader at Rhodes College and Career Academy is Ivelisse Negron under the leadership of Principal Alyssa Starinsky.

First Year Photos and Videos

Field Trip to Case Western Reserve School of Medicine
First Day at Rhodes
Collinwood Ortho Day