Interim Executive Director
Dr. Stuart Merl is a retired Oncologist-Hematologist. He has been involved in Hannah’s Treasure Chest for many years, serving as a volunteer, then as Chairman of the Board from 2010 to 2016, then as a Board member and member of the Governance Subcommittee. 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.
Stuart has previously been on a County as well as the State Board of the American Cancer Society as well as 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.
Paul Robinson is 2014 graduate of the Leadership Dayton program. Originally from “back East”, his 21 years in the Buckeye State includes experience with LexisNexis and as the Chief Deputy Treasurer of Montgomery County.
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, CareSource
Kathy Borchers is Manager of Capacity Planning at CareSource. Prior to joining CareSource, Kathy facilitated 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.
Chief Human Resources Officer, Wright State University
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 and Wiatt.
Partner, 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
Sales Consultant, Lebanon Ford Inc.
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.”
Leadership Dayton Member Class of 2018. Update coming soon
Owner and Operator, Metal Supermarkets Dayton
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 expanded to an additional 3,200 s.f. to its facility. In early 2017 Rick was asked to join the HTC Board.
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.