Meet the Team
Our Board President, a former CFO, a student of non-profit leadership, and a strong voice for best practices.
A corporate director, long-time board member and supporter, former Board President, and willing to roll up his sleeves any day of the week, Dave has led us out of trying times, celebrated with us in great times, and been there to let us know the difference.
An entrepreneur, self-starter, and a strong voice for the community. Willing to be a team player in every setting, setting up community events, and sharing the organization values, John serves as both board, and community member.
A long-time board member and resident, Kurt has been a force in our community, welcoming new members, sharing his experience, guiding us through focus groups, and helping us to grow a positive community.
A source of energy in getting things done, this pilates instructor, and retired marketing professional keeps us on task, on brand, and working as a unit.
Our work horse, the former Executive Director, a retired C-suite executive of Great American Insurance Group, and a force for new ideas and innovation.
A finance guru who can make any balance sheet and income statement seem like an instruction kit for screwing in a lightbulb. An expert in leadership and finance, Doug breaks everything down to keep everyone together.
A source of reason and practicality with an air of fun, this corporate treasurer has been a force in keeping us moving forward and taking risks that pay off.
Jonathan Bennie – Our Board Secretary, a Cincinnati lawyer, a connector, and quickly assessing any situation and calmly offering insight for us to persevere.
Bernice Cooper – An expert in non-profit leadership and a social services maestro, Bernice has guided us through navigating this new sector, best practices, and tracking impact.
Brendon Dunigan – An expert in finance, a long-time neighborhood volunteer working with the OTR Brewery District, and bringing tons of creative energy to the table, Brendon is a new addition to our board, and has already made lasting impact.
Monique Gilliam – An entrepreneur, a non-profit leader, and an expert on impact, Monique has illuminated new paths to us through to her experience as both a resident and non-profit board member.
Kevin Hughes – A corporate executive, former volunteer director of Cornerstone Renter Equity. Kevin brings his institutional knowledge and balances is with who we are and where we want to be to keep us driving toward our future.
Don Larson – A former Executive of Great American Insurance Group, a new addition to our board, a grounded center of innovation, and pushing us to grow our impact.
Gloria Samuel – A corporate VP, and a force of knowledge for development in the community, Gloria keeps us connected and brings new opportunities for growth.
Joe Sunderman – An innovator with limitless energy grounded in reality, Joe has connected us to new ideas, new people, new partners, and new ways of growing the impact our organization set out to have.
A non-profit expert, and former Board Member, Francy is always adding experience in helping us navigate the world of development, keeping us relevant to our followers, and sharing new ideas for staying connected to all of our team members.
Jarrod Hart– Bringing lots of energy and new ideas, prepared to do the heavy lifting, and willing to connect us and share new ideas, we’re lucky to have Jarrod on our team!
Bob Littmann – Bringing years of experience working with families and teaching others how to work with families to navigate the Cliff Effect, Bob has been our teacher. He’s an expert in Family Coaching and family-centered practices and what it means to keep community members in the driver’s seat.
Brett Stover – A marketing ninja, bringing experience, valuable advice, and branding leadership to our marketing committee.
John Thomas – Experienced in marketing and ingrained in institutional knowledge of career development, John brings a strong, grounded sense to our conversations in how we grow our impact.
In 2016 we made the decision to partner with best-in-class organizations to provide organized, inclusive support our families. Partnering with organizations like Freestore Foodbank, Cincinnati Works, Jobs Plus, City Link Center, Smart Money and others is the link we’ve been missing in taking a comprehensive approach toward stopping generational poverty.
If you’d like to become a partner in supporting our families in their journey, please contact Erin Walsh, email@example.com.