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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 retirement of founder Angela Addington.

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 serves as President of the Wright State University Nonprofit Leadership Alliance Alumni Society and a Board Member of the Nonprofit Leadership Alliance Community Council. In 2012, Sarah was asked to serve 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, serving on the Board and the Alumni Association President’s Council. She has also presented various workshops on nonprofit leadership and management for AmeriCorps programs and at the Nonprofit Leadership Alliance Management Institute.


Dr. Stuart Merl

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 had helped out with some of the building projects, but was happy to use his organizational skills for the organization.  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.


Cheryll Bennett

Cheryll Bennett is an Assistant Federal Public Defender and has been a part of Hannah’s Treasure Chest for the past four years.  She is also actively involved in community reentry initiatives and sees the importance of the organization, not only for the immediate material needs it fills, but also for the potential impact Hannah’s Treasure Chest could have on preventing future criminality.


Pam Merl

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.


Lauren Bartolozzi

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.


Carl Alexoff

Carl Alexoff is the Director of Public Relations for TriComB2B, a Dayton-based advertising agency that specializes in the marketing of industrial and manufacturing products and services. In his role with TriComB2B, he leads the agency’s efforts to develop, maintain, monitor and measure public relations initiatives for TriComB2B and its clients.

Carl’s background includes more than 25 years of experience serving in a variety of public relations and corporate communication positions for both B2B and B2C organizations. He earned an undergraduate degree in journalism from Kent State University and a master of business administration in marketing from the University of Cincinnati.

Kathryn Borchers

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.

Jeff Matthews

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.