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Meet Our Boards


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.

2019-2020 Board of Trustees

  • Joseph Dominiak, Chair
    COO, Wings & Rings
  • William S. Fee, Vice Chair
    Community Volunteer
    Retired General Manager, WCPO
  • John Langenderfer, Vice Chair
    SVP & Director
    The Huntington National Bank
  • Greg Vollmer, Vice Chair
    Director, Fifth Third Capital Markets
  • Anthony Hobson, Treasurer
    VP Counsel, North American Properties, Inc.
  • Steve Shaknaitis, Secretary
    President/EVP, Honda GE Aero Engines
  • Karen Bankston, Ph.D
    Associate Dean Clinical Practice
    University of Cincinnati
  • Sharon Williams Frisbie
    Community Volunteer
  • Robert S. Heidt Jr., M.D.
    Surgeon, Wellington Orthopedic and Sports Medicine
  • Terence L. Horan
    President & CEO, HORAN Associates
  • Velissarios Karacostas, M.D.
    Associate Professor of Psychiatry
    University of Cincinnati
  • Gail Kist-Kline, Ph.D.
    President, The Christ College of Nursing and Health Sciences

  • Jeffrey March
    Chief Executive Officer, BRG Realty Group
  • Susan L. McElroy, M.D.
    Chief Research Officer
    Lindner Center for Hope
  • Mark Mercurio
    Chief Executive Officer & President
    Gorilla Glue, Inc.
  • Patrick Nelson
    Practice Director - Manufacturing
    Tata Consultancy Services
  • Steve Shaknaitis
    President, GE Honda Aero Engines
  • Rhonda Sheakley
    Community Volunteer
  • Pamela Sibcy
    Executive Vice President, Marketing, Sibcy Cline Realtors
  • Eddie Tyner
    Regional President and Vice President of Sales - Midwest at Gannett, USA  Today Network

Honorary Life Trustees

  • Stephen L. Black, Esq.
  • Michael A. Coombe
  • Sharon Williams Frisbee
  • Larry Glassmann, Chair Emeritus


  • Sharon J. Mitchell
  • Robert Taft II
  • Ross E. Wales, Esq.

Ambassador Board

Our Ambassador 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
  • Tom Conner, Past Chair
  • Sarah Soule, Chair – Fundraising
  • Jeff Becze
  • Tara Braunscheidel
  • Stephanie Campbell
  • Elise Elam
  • Augustus Flotman
  • Chris Green
  • Robbie Hendricks
  • Jim Hobson
  • Bojan Lazic
  • Scott Lyle
  • Rebecca Lyons
  • Nick Milazzo
  • Jaci Overmann
  • Joe Ropp
  • Kiana Trabue
  • Lily Turner
  • Graham Vollmer
  • Tony Verticchio
  • Roger Williams
  • Matt Worminton

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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