Board of Directors

The Board is comprised of local business and civic leaders from throughout the community. Members are recommended by a Nominating Committee and are chosen for exhibited leadership in their own organizations and the civic area.

Members provide leadership for vision and overall direction, approve the annual business plan, goals and priority outcomes, monitor progress, and have a fiduciary responsibility for the programmatic and fiscal integrity of the organization.


Steven Shifman, Michelman* - Chair

Barbara A. Turner, Ohio National Financial Services* - Vice Chair

Alicia Bond-Lewis, Dinsmore & Shohl*

Amanda Neeley, First Financial Bank

Ashish Vaidya, Northern Kentucky University

Bobby (Visael) Rodriguez, Cincinnati Children's Hospital

Brian Hodgett, The Procter & Gamble Co.*

Cary Sierz, PNC Bank

Charles L Session Jr, Duke Energy

Darin Ditommaso, GE

Darryl Haley, SORTA

Deborah M. Hayes, The Christ Hospital Health Network*

Derrick Braziel, Co-Founder MORTAR; Founder & CEO Pata Roja Taqueria

Eddie Tyner, Gannett

Eric Kearney, AA Chamber of Commerce

Fernando Figueroa, Gateway Community & Technical College

Gerald Sparkman, d.e. Foxx & Associates, Inc.

George Vincent, Dinsmore & Shohl

James W. Sowar, Deloitte*

Jay Brewer, Dayton Independent Schools

Jill Meyer, Cincinnati Regional Chamber

Jim Scott, 700 WLWT

Kasey L. Bond, Keating Muething & Klekamp

Kim Chiodi, Retired - Western Southern Life*

Kip/Christopher Heeken, Bahl & Gaynor - Secretary

Mary A. Miller, JANCOA Janitorial Services

Michael S. Comer, KPMG, LLP* - Treasurer

Monica Posey, Cincinnati State Technical and Community College*

Roni J. Luckenbill, Girl Scouts of Western Ohio

Sean Rugless, The Katalyst Group

Tad Carmody, EY Consulting

Thomas Vaughan, AAA Club Alliance Inc.

Timothy A. Elsbrock, Fifth Third Bank

Moira Weir, United Way of Greater Cincinnati*


*Executive Committee Members