Barbara Daniel, Publisher Cleveland Edition

1663 St. Charles Avenue
Cleveland, OH 44107

Barbara Daniel, Publisher


Barbara is the publisher and editor of The Cleveland Women’s Journal. Before publishing, Barbara was in the financial services industry for 25 years and received the Valmark Securities award, “Excellence is the Exceptional Drive to Exceed Expectations.” Barbara was the third woman President of the National Association of Insurance & Financial Advisors. She was President of the Women’s City Club from 2003 to 2006 and received the Elsa Pavlik award in 2003 for serving as a role model for other women. She was an Athena Award finalist in 2005 (presented by Inside Business magazine). Barbara was inducted into the West Technical High School 2012 Hall of Fame. In 2013, she received a Women’s History Month award from the City of Cleveland for service to the community and empowering women and in 2017 she received the Inspire Award from Celebrating Women. Barbara is the President of the National Association of Women Business Owners (NAWBO) Cleveland Chapter, and a member of Women for Economic & Leadership Development (WELD), CircleAround, Women in Networking, and the Rocky River Chamber of Commerce. She is a speaker and an experienced panel moderator. Barbara enrolled in college at the age of 40. She graduated Cum Laude from Cleveland State University with a BA in English (1999) and received her Master’s Degree in English from CSU in 2004.

Barbara has two children, six grandchildren, and two great-granddaughters.

P.O. Box 425
Valley City, OH 44280

Kelli Cole-Wagner, Publisher


Kelli Wagner is the co-founder of the Northeast Ohio Women’s Journals and publisher of The Medina County Women’s Journal, associate publisher of The Cleveland Women’s Journal and is the owner of LJ Publishing, LLC. Since inception, Kelli has been responsible for the creative design of The Women’s Journal magazines. Kelli also manages the operations of marketing and creative creator consultants. She is a graduate from the College of Business at University of Akron. Kelli was instrumental in bringing the ATHENA Leadership Award program to Medina County and in creating the Women of Our Community Award to honor female leaders for their hard work and dedication to the community. As a Greater Medina Chamber of Commerce member, Kelli initiated the formation of a women’s networking and business development program for three Chambers in Medina County. She also facilitated the launch and holds leadership positions on the committee for the EmpowHER Women’s Business Conference. Kelli graduated from Leadership Medina County Class of 2014 and served on the board of Medina County Women’s Endowment Fund and currently serves as a board member of The Greater Medina Chamber of Commerce.

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Kelli currently resides in Medina County with her husband, 11-year-old son, and 7-year-old daughter and their dog Diesel. In her spare time, she enjoys family time riding bicycles, gardening, camping and ATV riding.

Tara Haley
Business Development & Associate Publisher

Tara Haley has been part of The Women’s Journal Team since 2009. She has a Bachelor of Arts degree from Bowling Green State University with a major in communications and a minor in marketing. She has 22 years of experience in marketing and sales in the pharmaceutical industry, radio, TV, and print with a proven track record to help small to mid-size businesses grow. Tara’s role as an Associate Publisher is new business development, community outreach, and public relations. She enjoys speaking to groups and organizations and sharing/educating about marketing. In 2013, she was named co-director of the Medina County Women of Our Community and Athena Award Program, recognizing women doing amazing work mentoring other women both personally and professionally. She is also a founding member of Working Women Connection, Women Enriching Business Council, and is the scholarship chair for The Wayne Women’s Network. She is a 2019 graduate of Leadership Medina County and serves on the marketing committee. Tara is a member of FEM City Akron and The Wooster Referral Group. She enjoys volunteering at her children’s school and outdoor activities with family and friends.

Tara and her husband Brad have been married for 19 years and live in Wayne County. They have two children, Taylor age 15 and Jacob, age 11.

Kellie Milano-Heilman
Content Creator & Marketing Specialist

Kellie Milano started with The Women’s Journal as a graphic design intern in 2011. She learned a lot about the business in her first year and displayed the qualities we look for in a team member. She was hired after her internship was completed. She had fun along the way and quickly became a part of the creative team. Her eye for detail and sense of design is reflected in her creativity. She has advanced several times and is now the Content Creator and Marketing Specialist. Kellie also manages the magazines’ websites, Facebook, Twitter, and Instagram accounts. Her love of the magazine and our team is reflected in the quality of her work and commitment to excellence. Kellie’s great organizational skills were just what we needed when she also became the Event Coordinator for The Women’s Journal events. She has always believed in our magazine and what it brings to our community. Kellie graduated from Kent State University with a Bachelor’s degree in Communication and Information Design.

Kellie and her husband have two sons, Ben and Evan, live in Medina County. She loves roller coasters and traveling. Her favorite place to vacation is the beach. She also loves to be with her family and go on bike rides.

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