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.
Adjunct facilitator at Stellar Teams
Kathy Borchers is a facilitator of 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 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.
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.
BOARD OF DIRECTORS
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.”
Ryan Honeyman is a communications and marketing manager for Sinclair Community College, working with the school’s Workforce Development division. A native of the Dayton region, he started his career working as an editor and graphic designer for newspapers in Cleveland and Savannah, Georgia before moving into the field of higher education marketing and communications. He began his career at Sinclair in 2013 after holding positions at Georgia Southern University and Edison State Community College in Piqua.
Ryan holds a B.S. in Journalism from Bowling Green State University and is a 2016 graduate of Leadership Dayton. He lives with his wife and two sons in Tipp City.
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.
Sr. Director Compliance, Quality Assurance and Client Services, CompuNet Clinical Laboratories, LLC
Kathy Mannier is Senior Director of Compliance, Quality Assurance and Client Services at CompuNet Clinical Laboratories, the largest independent clinical laboratory in Miami Valley. In her role she is responsible for directing, implementing and overseeing the Corporate Compliance program to prevent illegal, unethical, or improper conduct, program training, education and incident reporting. Kathy is passionate about the customer experience and leads the Client Services team in continuous improvement using call center metrics and feedback from customers for both physician office and hospital customers.
Kathy hold a B.S. in Organizational Leadership from Wright State University. She is a certified Six Sigma Green Belt and a graduate of Leadership Dayton. She joined the Board of Hannah’s Treasure Chest in May 2015. Kathy lives with her husband in Dayton, Ohio.
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.
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. Casey is a Vision Care Territory Manager with Basch & Lomb.
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 fell accidentally into helping with Hannah’s Treasure Chest after meeting Sarah Williams through her networking group as she was looking for a children’s charity to start volunteering.
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. 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.