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. Sarah 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.
Oncologist-Hematologist at Kettering Cancer and Blood Specialists
Stuart Merl is an Oncologist-Hematologist practicing in Kettering since 1987. He joined the board of Hannah’s Treasure Chest in 2011, and was shortly thereafter named Chairman. 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. In his current day job, he is a member of Kettering Cancer & Blood Specialists. He is also the 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. He lives in Washington Township with his wife, Pamela Merl.
SVP & CTO, S&T at Elsevier
Kathy Borchers is the Vice President, Business Infrastructure for Elsevier, the leading provider of science and health information. In this role, she is responsible for the company’s production environments to ensure users receive high available and reliable offerings. She accomplishes this by exploiting the commoditization of technology, leveraging real time monitoring, supporting various solutions tiers, and embracing rapid response incident management.
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.
Paul Robinson is the Chief Deputy Treasurer of Montgomery County and a graduate of the Leadership Dayton program. Originally from “back East”, his 17 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. He currently serves as the Treasurer of the Montgomery County Land Bank and on the South Dayton Figure Skating Club board. His other hobbies include camping with his daughter.
Regional Development Officer for Planned Parenthood of Greater Ohio
Lauren Bartolozzi is a fundraising professional with experience working in higher education and women’s health care. She joined the board of directors at Hannah’s Treasure Chest in 2013 and serves as treasurer.
Ms. Bartolozzi spent the first 7 years of her career working in the advancement office at Ohio University and serving as a Community Leadership Council member and event planner for Planned Parenthood of Southeast Ohio. Currently she is the Regional Development Officer for Planned Parenthood of Greater Ohio and covers territory around the state. She holds a B.A. in Psychology and Political Science and an M.P.A from Ohio University. Ms. Bartolozzi lives in Dayton with her partner.
BOARD OF DIRECTORS
Associate at Green & Green, Lawyers
Sean advises clients on a variety of litigation and transactional matters, including corporate governance, probate and estate planning, administrative law, and Constitutional law. Prior to joining Green & Green, Lawyers, Sean was a civil prosecutor at the Ohio Attorney General’s office, where he worked with state agencies to resolve business and individual professional licensing disciplinary cases. He has appeared in trial and appellate courts throughout Ohio, including numerous cases before the Supreme Court of Ohio. He is certified to practice before all military courts-martial, and currently serves as a Judge Advocate General in the U.S. Army Reserve. Sean joined the Board of Hannah’s Treasure Chest in 2015.
Senior Major Gifts Officer, Cincinnati Children’s Hospital Medical Center
Mike Griffin is a Senior Major Gifts Officer at Cincinnati Children’s Hospital Medical Center, ranked in the top 3 for children’s hospitals in the country. In this role he is responsible for the fundraising efforts of seven divisions within the hospital. Previously, he served as Director of Major Gifts for the Boonshoft School of Medicine at Wright State University, and Assistant Director for Development at Otterbein University in Westerville, Ohio.
Mike holds a B.A. in Political Science and an M.B.A. from Otterbein University. He is a graduate of Leadership Westerville and Leadership Dayton. He joined the Board of Hannah’s Treasure Chest in 2015. Mike lives with his wife and two children in West Chester.
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.
National Sales Executive for Valassis Marketing and Communications
Casey Bauer Meintel is a native of Dayton. She attended Centerville High School for most of her high school career until moving to the Northern Cincinnati area. Casey has 17 years of advertising and marketing experience. After obtaining a communications and marketing degree from Ashland University, Casey moved into the world of broadcast media. She started her career as a promotions assistant at WLVQ FM and then moved onto the sales staff. After nearly 7 years at WLVQ, she then joined the ranks of the Columbus Dispatch group and WBNS FM for another 4 plus years. From there, she had her own contracting business working PR, fundraising for a decorating show on WCMH NBC 4, as well as helping out Daytime Columbus on NBC 4.
After reconnecting with a man from her Centerville High School days, she came back to marry him and be a stepmother to one special girl named Olivia. Casey then took a Dayton based job as National Sales Executive for Valassis Marketing and Communications, focusing on the Dayton and Columbus markets. Casey fell accidently into helping with Hannah’s as she was looking for a children’s charity to start volunteering and met Sarah Williams through her networking group. She is a newer member to the board (as of March 2014) and has already begun to just start to grasp all the wonderful ways Hannah’s helps children in the community! In addition to all the newness of the board, Casey is expecting a baby in November 2014.
Volunteer Warehouse Manager, Hannah’s Treasure Chest
Pam grew up in Kettering Ohio and moved back to the area in 1987. Having raised four children, she was an active volunteer in the Centerville Schools academic programs for many, many years. Pam has been volunteering at Hannah’s Treasure Chest for over 7 years and is currently the Warehouse Manager and in charge of the Giving Angels program. She loves the camaraderie of the Hannah’s volunteers and fully supports 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.
Art Williams recently retired as the Manager, Business Services and Senior Associate at 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.
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.