Cynthia Marco-Scanlon, Ph.D., LPCC-S, Interim Director, Career Education, Career Counselor


In the career counseling field, Cynthia has held many roles. She coordinates and teaches Career Education classes for undergraduates and graduate level courses in Counselor Education, is a career and personal issues counselor, supervises graduate interns through their career counseling practicum and internships, was a consultant with her local school district, and counseled for many years at the local Community Mental Health Center. She is a guest lecturer at regional and national workshops and conferences. Cynthia is also involved on campus with the Vocation Coordinating Committee, Academic Planning Task Force committee, and many others.

Cynthia received a Ph.D. in counselor education and a Master’s in community counseling from the University of Akron. Her undergraduate degrees in psychology and sociology were completed at Ohio Northern University. She is a Licensed Professional Clinical Counselor with the Supervision designation (LPCC-S) through the State of Ohio. She was recently awarded “Supervisor of the Year” by OACES, “Outstanding Career Practitioner” by NCDA, and presented the OCDA “Leadership Award” by OCDA.  She is on the Executive Board of NCDA as Secretary-Elect and will assume the Secretary role in October, 2012.

Barb Koeth, Assistant Director, Employer Relations


Barb works to develop relationships with organizations that wish to recruit John Carroll University students for pre-professional positions.  She is responsible for a variety of career events and activities on campus that connect students to opportunities with for-profit and non-profit organizations.  Barb is a certified Global Career Development Facilitator; co-chairman of the Professional Exchange Committee and a member of the Trends Planning Committee for the Midwest Association of Colleges and Employers.   Barb has also been on the planning committee for the Government Career Day for the past six years.

Barb has been a member of the JCU Center for Career Services staff since 1999.  Prior to joining John Carroll University, she worked in a variety of roles in the field of broadcasting, law, and educational publishing.  Barb earned a Bachelor Degree in education from Cleveland State University.


Logan Vess, Assistant Director, Academic Internships


Logan manages Career Education courses for students who wish to receive academic credit for their internships.  He will be a resource to students, helping them through the Learning Agreement and internship process. Logan will also administer scholarship programs that are available to students in unpaid internships.

Prior to joining JCU in August 2016, Logan taught career development courses and worked as a career advisor at Kent State University. Additionally, Logan is a faculty member at Northeast Ohio Medical University.  Logan has a Master of Art in Counseling with a concentration in Higher Education, and a Bachelor of Arts in Human Services and a Bachelor of Science in Sociology from East Tennessee State University in Johnson City, Tennessee. Logan is currently a doctoral candidate in Counselor Education and Supervision at Kent State University.

SSavickasSuzanne Savickas, M.Ed., M.F.A, CRC, Career Counselor and Alumni Career Counselor


Suzanne has an M.F.A. in Writing and Poetics from Naropa University and M.Ed. in Rehabilitation Counseling from Kent State University where she is currently a doctoral candidate in Counseling and Human Development Services.  For the last four years she worked at the Center for Innovation in Transition and Employment at Kent State University.  She joined the Career Center in 2016 and currently works as a Career Counselor and Alumni Career Counselor.

JRuddJess Rudd, Graduate Intern


Jess is currently a graduate intern at the JCU Center for Career Services as well as the JCU Counseling Center. She teaches a course for juniors and seniors called Introduction to the World of Work, in addition to working with students to improve resumes and interviewing skills and career counseling.

Jess received her undergraduate degree in English and Human Services from The George Washington University in Washington, D.C. She has experience working as a grant writer, a high school English teacher trainer and curriculum developer in Nicaragua working with the Peace Corps, and a management recruiter for a Chicago-based company here in Cleveland. Jess began pursuing her Master’s degree at John Carroll University in Clinical Mental Health Counseling in 2012. During this time she worked at a residential facility focused on helping those struggling with eating disorders. In addition to eating disorders, her primary clinical experience is in anxiety and depression through the use of Cognitive Behavioral Therapy and Dialectical Behavioral Therapy.

Danielle S. McDonald, Career Communications Coordinator


Danielle is responsible for the Center for Career Services’ news items, promotional material, and online presence through the Career Center website and social media, including oversight of the “John Carroll University Carroll Contacts” LinkedIn group. She also provides support to users of Career Connection, the Career Center’s online database. She is a certified Global Career Development Facilitator and a member of the Midwest Association of Colleges and Employers.

Danielle has been with the Center for Career Services since 2009. She earned a Bachelor of Music Education at Ithaca College. Danielle enjoys singing as a member of the Cleveland Orchestra Chorus, The Heights Christian Church Chancel Choir and Church Band in Shaker Heights, Ohio.

Roseanne Kadas, Administrative Assistant


Roseanne joined the JCU Center for Career Services in 2015. She is responsible for managing the office, coordinating administrative duties, and supervising student workers. She loves the interaction she has with students as well as being a part of the JCU community.

Roseanne lives in Kirtland with her husband and three children.