Sarah Williams, CNP
Sarah is a Wright State University graduate (’04) with a Bachelor of Science degree in Urban Affairs and a certificate in Nonprofit Leadership and Management through the Nonprofit Leadership Alliance. While attending school full time, she also worked full-time in the nonprofit sector for a variety of nonprofit organizations from small to large.
Sarah joined Hannah’s Treasure Chest in 2011 as the Community Relations Director, bringing with her skills and training related to fundraising, donor development and nonprofit management. In January 2012, she transitioned to a Co-Executive Director position and was promoted in June 2012 to Executive Director following the departure of the founder.
Sarah has been a member of the Association of Fundraising Professionals (AFP) since 2007, first with the Cincinnati Chapter and now the Dayton Chapter. She also served as President of the Wright State University Nonprofit Leadership Alliance Alumni Society and as Vice President for the Association of Certified Nonprofit Professionals, which is a national association of alumni for the Nonprofit Leadership Alliance program. In addition, Sarah is active within the Wright State Alumni Association and is a Board Member of the Nonprofit Leadership Alliance Community Council. She has also presented various workshops on nonprofit leadership and management for AmeriCorps programs and at the Nonprofit Leadership Alliance Management Institute.
Paul Robinson is the Chief Deputy Treasurer of Montgomery County and a 2014 graduate of the Leadership Dayton program. Originally from “back East”, his 21 years in the Buckeye State includes experience with LexisNexis.
He was well prepared for his technical sales and tax collecting responsibilities with a BA and MA in International Affairs from Johns Hopkins and George Washington universities and an MBA from Miami University.
Paul’s other leadership experience includes serving on the South Dayton Figure Skating Club board and as past Treasurer of the Montgomery County Land Bank. His other hobbies include camping with his daughter and curling.
Capacity Planning Manager at CareSource
Kathy Borchers is Manager of Capacity Planning at CareSource. Prior to joining CareSource, Kathy facilitated skill-building skill-building workshops, coaching, assessments and group facilitation at Stellar Teams, focused on helping leaders and teams in technology make a measurable difference in their business. Previously, Kathy held the position of Vice President of Technology Infrastructure for
Previously, Kathy held the position of Vice President of Technology Infrastructure for Elsevier Borchers earned her Master of Business Administration and Bachelor of Science degree in accounting from the University of Dayton. In addition, she has completed strategic leadership and executive management programs at Harvard University and Oxford University.
Art Williams retired as the Manager, Business Services and Senior Associate from Woolpert, Inc. an Engineering, Architecture and Geospatial Services firm. In this role he was responsible for all corporate real estate, records management, purchasing and telecommunications. Art is now an on-call consultant to Woolpert providing comprehensive real estate and facilities management recommendations related to site searches, lease negotiations,
space planning and design standards, move management/reconfigurations, and day to day facilities management.
As a contributor to Hannah’s Treasure Chest for several years, he looks forward to leveraging both his business and life experiences to further the mission of Hannah’s Treasure Chest.
Partner at Clark Schaefer Hackett
Candice DeClark Peace is a Tax advisor who serves one of the firm’s longest lists of private, family-owned businesses. From a new business’s establishment to its ultimate ownership transition, and through every service in-between, Candy excels at advising business owners. Her expertise includes minimizing the burdens of both entity tax and personal tax. She is a firm thought-leader in business transaction structuring, estate planning, and managing family transitions of wealth and business ownership.
Having been elected a shareholder of the firm over twenty-five years ago, Candy was one of the first women in a position of CSH leadership.
General Board Members
Hannah’s Treasure Chest Volunteer Representative
A long-time resident of Centerville, Hill began her service to the community as her four children became involved with Girl and Boy Scouts. “While my girls were in Scouts, I served what was then the Buckeye Trails Council as area chairwoman, and held the position of Secretary on the Board of Trustees for 13 years,” Hill said.
For several years, Hill acted as facilitator between Normandy Church and community scouting troops that used the church’s facilities. In addition, she helped set up and coordinate a support group for widows that
is still going strong after 23 years.
Hill is perhaps best known for her 27 years as a preschool teacher at the parent-owned Children’s Cooperative Preschool (CCP) that was located at Normandy Church. When CCP closed its doors in 2005, Hill brought donations from her classroom to local
nonprofit Hannah’s Treasure Chest and became involved in volunteering. She has been a strong supporter and full-time volunteer with the organization since that time.
“I knew when I left the preschool that I wanted to continue doing things to help children,” Hill said. “I have found that in the work I do with Hannah’s Treasure Chest.”
Lori Lyons is the Associate Broker and Owner of Vic Green Realty. She has been active in the real estate industry since 2000. At Vic Green Realty Lori provides Residential, Commercial and Property Management Services. She grew up in Westerville, Ohio and relocated to the Miami Valley area in 1997.
Lori is a member of Normandy United Methodist Church where she is serving her second term on the Missions and Outreach Committee. She also recently joined advisory committee for the Business Ownership program at the Miami Valley Career Technology Center.
In her free time she enjoys kickboxing and watching her son play soccer. Lori lives in Washington Township with her son, Hunter, and husband Thomas.
Chief Financial Officer with B2B CFO®
Jeff is a Chief Financial Officer with B2B CFO® offering financial advisory services to small and mid-sized businesses. His clients span a number
of industries from an engineering services firm, manufacturer, automotive repair and importer.
Jeff also serves on the advisory board of a local firm in the construction supply industry.
Former Oncologist-Hematologist at Kettering Cancer and Blood Specialists
Stuart Merl is a retired Oncologist-Hematologist who practiced in Kettering since 1987. He joined the board of Hannah’s Treasure Chest in 2011, and served two full terms as Chairman until 2017. Stuart was introduced to HTC through his wife’s involvement. He originally helped out with some of the building projects, but was happy to use his organizational skills to benefit the charity. His goals for the agency are to continue to improve its financial status and assist executive director Sarah Williams with smooth operations.
Stuart has been on a County as well as the State Board of the American Cancer Society. He recently retired as a member of Kettering Cancer & Blood Specialists and Chairman of the Kettering Health Network Cancer Committee with oversight over the cancer programs of Kettering Medical Center, Grandview Medical Center, Sycamore Hospital, Southview Medical Center, Greene Memorial Hospital and Fort Hamilton Hospital. He received his Sc.B. and M.D. from Brown University.
Stuart lives in Washington Township with his wife, Pamela Merl.
Chief Human Resources Officer, Wright State University
Leadership Dayton Member, Class of 2017
Shari Mickey-Boggs serves as the Chief Human Resources Officer for Wright State University. Wright State University, a public research university of approximately 18,000 students, is tied to a history of exceptional ingenuity and courage thanks to its namesakes, the Wright brothers, who invented the world’s first successful airplane from their Dayton, Ohio bicycle shop. Shari joined Wright State in February 2014 with responsibility for the strategic and operational planning of all human resource functions including talent management, total rewards, employee & labor relations, HRIS, operations, and wellness. Prior to Wright State, she spent nearly seven years as the Senior Associate Vice President for HR at Xavier University, a private Jesuit Catholic University in Cincinnati, Ohio. For thirteen years, Shari held several human resources leadership positions with The Ohio State University including Director of Employee & Labor Relations and Director of Organization & HR Consulting. Her HR experience has been in private and public sectors with various industry experiences in retail, health care, government and academia.
Ms. Mickey-Boggs earned her B.A. in Political Science from The Ohio State University and her M.B.A. from Franklin University. She is a member of the Society of Higher Education HR Executives, Colleges & University Professional Association for Human Resources and the Society for Human Resource Management. Shari currently serves on Cincinnati’s United Way Human Resources Committee, Impact Solutions Higher Education Board of Advisors, Anthem’s Ohio Customer Advisory Group, and as State Co-Chair of the American Council of Education Women’s Network-Ohio. She is married with two children, Izzy (17) and Wiatt (14).
Rick and his wife Elizabeth are new business owners and operators of Metal Supermarkets Dayton. Previously, he had a 26 year career as a Senior Account Executive selling high end software solutions globally with most of those years in search technologies. Rick also serves as the Stake President (a leadership role) in his church overseeing and managing 10 different congregations throughout the greater Dayton area.
Rick first become acquainted with Hannah’s Treasure Chest in 2006 when one of his sons coordinated a clothing drive for HTC as his Boy Scout Eagle project. Rick served as a general volunteer at HTC beginning in early 2016 and quickly put his skills as a handyman and organizer to work. His skills were key to the major reorganization accomplished in September 2016 as HTC added 3,200 s.f. to its facility. In early 2017 Rick was asked to join the HTC Board.