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Board Presidents 1972 - Present

1972 Cecilia (Cee) Cullman 1990-91 Mary Lazarus
1973-74 James Horan 1992-93 Samuel Koon
1975 Shirley Rhodes 1994-95 Judy Fountain
1976 Elizabeth Schilling 1996-97 Ann Pizzuti
1977 Nappy Hetzler 1998-2000 Adam Troy
1978 Ann Hughes 2000-02 Tanny Crane
1979 Russell Jordan 2002-04 Steve Johnston
1980-81 Betty MacIntosh 2004-06 Mary Cusick
1982-83 Floradelle Pfahl 2006-08 Carole Watkins
1984-85 Muriel Tice 2008-11 Rhonda Fraas
1986-87 Donald Bender 2011-14 Jeffrey Cullman
1988-89 Lou Briggs 2014-16 Jane Grote Abell

Executive Directors 1972 - Present

1972-73 Ray McFarland
1973-76 Dorothy Reynolds
1976-80 Hannah Dillard
1980-83 Margaret Hamilton
1983-2013 Diane Bennett
2013-Present Eric Karolak

Current Board of Directors

President: Holly Stokes; Vice President, Senior Relationship Manager, Key Private Bank

President Elect: Andy Alderman; Senior Vice President, Strategy & Business Development, Cardinal Health

Treasurer: Christine Freytag; Community Volunteer

Secretary: Darrell Pierre, Jr.; Assistant General Counsel, Nationwide Insurance

Past President: Jane Grote Abell; Chairwoman and Owner, Donatos Pizza, Inc.

Cheryl Achterberg; Dean, College of Education and Human Ecology, The Ohio State University

Lynn Blashford; Director of Marketing, White Castle

Terri Brown; Community Volunteer

Jeffrey Cullman; Senior Vice President, Wealth Management, UBS Financial Services, Inc.

Mary Cusick; Director, TourismOhio

Darlene Davis; Owner, Darlene M. Davis, CPA

Dan Good; Superintendent / CEO, Columbus City Schools

Nadia Bukhari Haque; Assistant Prosecuting Attorney, Franklin County Prosecutor's Office

Becky Love; Director, Early Childhood Education, Franklin County Board of MR/DD

Jennifer McCallum; Community Volunteer

Joe Matessa; Sales Development Manager, SalesFuel, Inc.

Ginna Rinkov; Community Volunteer

Wayne Robinson; Attorney / Partner, PWC

David Shouvlin; Attorney / Partner, Porter Wright Morris & Arthur, LLP

Curtis Stitt; President and CEO, Central Ohio Transit Authority (COTA)

Muriel Tice, Community Volunteer

Diana Westhoff; V.P., Sr. Process Solutions Consultant, Huntington National Bank

Eric Karolak; CEO, Action for Children


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