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Our board members are business and
community leaders who are responsible for
the governance, direction and fiscal oversight
of The Children’s Home.


Our Board of Trustees

Our board members are business and community leaders from all walks of life and are responsible for the governance, strategic direction and fiscal oversight of The Children’s Home. The board oversees the formation of policy directed toward the development and operation of the organization.

2017-2018 Board of Trustees

  • Lawrence A. Glassmann, Chair
  • Michael Coombe, Past Chair
  • Joe Dominiak,Secretary
  • Bill Fee, Vice Chair
  • Rob Grossheim, Vice Chair
  • John (Tad) Lawrence,Vice Chair
  • Nick Ragland, Treasurer
  • Karen Bankston, Ph.D.
  • William D. de Buys, M.D.
  • Dick Durand
  • Sharon Williams Frisbee
  • Robert S. Heidt, Jr., MD
  • Anthony W. Hobson
  • Terence L. Horan
  • Adrienne C. James Ed.D.
  • Velissarios Karacostas, M.D.
  • John Langenderfer
  • Phyllis McCallum
  • Susan L. McElroy, MD
  • Mark Mercuio
  • Patrick Nelson
  • Greg Vollmer

Honorary Life Trustees

  • Stephen Black, Esq.
  • Michael Coombe
  • Joseph Head, Jr.
  • Sharon J. Mitchell
  • Robert Taft II
  • Ross E. Wales, Esq.

Young Professionals Board

Our Young Professionals Board is an energetic, effective and highly engaged group of supporters who increase awareness of our mission and assist program staff with their work. Members offer professional knowledge and skills for fundraising events, marketing initiatives, and various other special projects, while gaining valuable volunteer and leadership experience.
  • Kevin Carter, Chair
  • Adam Braunscheidel, Chair – Engagement Committee
  • Tim Kerdolff, Chair – Membership Committee
  • Iloba Nzkewu, Past Chair
  • Sarah Soule, Chair – Fundraising
  • Tracy Beston
  • Diana Campbell
  • Tom Connor
  • Chris Green
  • Emilee Lash
  • Bojan Lazic
  • Chris Lo
  • Scott Lyle
  • Jim Lupidi
  • Rebecca Lyons
  • Nick Milazzo
  • Jaci Overmann
  • Jennifer Wichmann
  • Roger Williams

Planned Giving Council

  • Ramon Rodriguez (Chair)
  • Richard Batterberry
  • Adam Braunscheidel
  • Robert Buechner
  • John Campbell
  • Richard Flynn, CPA
  • Ali Hussain
  • John Schiff III

Health Advisory Council

The Health Advisory Council members are community stakeholders who have an expertise and interest in the healthcare field. Through the sharing of professional knowledge and their experience in healthcare systems and practices, the Advisory members are influencing the evolution of integrated care at The Children’s Home.
  • William DeBuys, MD, Chair
  • Karen Bankston, Ph.D.
  • Stephanie Byrd
  • Karen Campbell
  • Michael Coombe
  • Marilyn Crumpton, MD, MPH
  • Greg Ebel
  • Dee Ellingwood
  • George Glover
  • Brook Gumm
  • Velissarios Karacostas, MD
  • Kate Keller
  • Bill Kent
  • John Langenderfer
  • Lauren Niemes
  • Jonas Thom
  • Roger Williams

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