Board of Trustees & Staff

Ronald McDonald House Charities Dayton

Our Staff

Administration

Rita Cyr Headshot

 

Rita Cyr, Chief Executive Officer
937-224-0047 x. 17
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Maggie Weser, Administrative Assistant
937-224-0047 x. 15
[email protected] 

 


 

Development

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Amanda Burks, Development Director
937-224-0047 x. 32
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Isaiah Website

 

Isaiah Ashba, Signature Events Manager
937-224-0047 x. 20  [email protected]

 

 

Alex Website

 

Alex Randolph, Development Associate
937-224-0047 x. 39  [email protected] 


 Programming

Julie Website

 

Julie Arias, Family Room Program Director
937-641-5875
[email protected]

 

Cara Website

 

Cara Arnold, House Program Director
937-224-0047 x. 11 [email protected]

 

 

Tyler Website

 

Tyler Brady, House Program Manager
937-224-0047 x. 41
[email protected]

 

 

Genna Website

 

Genna Stoffel, Guest Services Manager
937-224-0047 x. 10
[email protected]

 

 

Catherine Website

 

Catherine Nelson, Dayton Children’s Hospital Family Room Manager
937-641-5875
[email protected]

 

 

Stephanie Website

 

Stephanie Minton, Miami Valley Hospital Family Room Manager
937-208-4561
[email protected]

 


Part Time Guest Service Managers

Georgia ChaseWehner
Crystal Clemons
Peggy Collins
Brynn DeLange
Tim Huber
Marqueta Mills
Terry Pacura
Kelly Pelfrey
Melissa Rasnic
Ashlee Smith
Jennie Valdez
Art Williams


Board of Trustees

Officers


Photo Shape Editor: https://www.tuxpi.com/photo-effects/shape-toolLori Kershner, RMHC Board Chair

President and CEO
LMK Advocacy

Lori is the President & CEO of LMK Advocacy, a government affairs consulting firm based in Springboro and Columbus. Her business focuses on lobbying on behalf of their clients at the Statehouse in Columbus and the U.S. Capital in Washington, D.C.

She is a past recipient of the DBJ 40 Under 40 Award, was the 2010 Leukemia & Lymphoma Society Woman of the Year Runner Up,  Ohio University Delta Gamma Alumnae of the Year in 2002, Chair of the Dayton Chamber’s Executive Women’s Leadership Council and Chair of Empowering a Billion Women by 2020, Dayton Chapter. She has also spent countless hours volunteering for Miracle League of Dayton/Warren County, Go Red for Women and Junior League of Dayton. Governor Kasich also appointed Kershner to serve on the Developmental Disabilities Council of Ohio. She is perhaps most proud of her involvement with her daughters in the RMHC Junior Red Shoe Society, teaching kids the importance of volunteering in the community and facilitating “kids helping kids.”

Lori and her husband Chris have two young daughters, Morgan & Tatum and two ornery boxer dogs. Her interests include politics, public policy, the arts, camping, hiking and travel.

She has a passion for the right of every child to have quality health care. Serving on the RMHC Board gives her the ability to assist families who are often dealing with the most challenging times of their lives.


 

Photo Shape Editor: https://www.tuxpi.com/photo-effects/shape-toolJoe Abouzeid, RMHC Board Vice Chair
President and General Manager
WDTN-TV

Joe, his wife Sarah, and their two kids arrived in the Miami Valley late in 2012 from New England when Joe accepted his new position running WDTN-TV and Dayton’s CW. “I’m thrilled to be serving on the board of such a great organization. It’s easy to understand why Keeping Families Close is such an important mission, “ Joe said. He and his family reside in Springboro.


Rita Cyr HeadshotRita Cyr, RMHC Chief Executive Officer
Ronald McDonald House Charities of the Miami Valley Region

Rita joined RMHC’s leadership team in 2002. She has worked in non-profit administration for her entire professional career in positions committed to improving the lives of women, children, and families. Rita has been an active member of Dayton Rotary since 2005. She is a graduate of Ohio University and Leadership Dayton.


Photo Shape Editor: https://www.tuxpi.com/photo-effects/shape-toolTim DeHart, Co-Treasurer
President
AAA Wastewater

 


Deborah PresentonDeborah Preston, Co-Treasurer
Fiscal Officer
MidPointe Library System

Deborah is the Chief Financial Officer for Midpoint Library System.  She also founded a financial consulting business in 2007 where she develops and trains entrepreneurs in startup companies.  Deborah serves at the national level for Alpha Delta Pi, working on their investment portfolio.  She also serves as the Treasurer for the Board of Directors of Central Connections, which focuses on the health and well-being of seniors.

Deborah has 3 grown children and enjoys travel, golf, biking and the Arts.


 

Members

Photo Shape Editor: https://www.tuxpi.com/photo-effects/shape-toolAmy Barnhart
Associate VP of Enrollment Management
& Director of Financial Aid
Wright State University

Amy is the Associate Vice President of Enrollment Management and Director of Financial Aid at Wright State University.  She and her husband Rob have lived in the Greater Miami Valley for the last 15 years, and call this community home.  Her passion is to serve our community and help people reach their true potential.  She also serves on the Board of the Dayton Montgomery County Scholarship Program/Montgomery County Ohio College Promise Board. She enjoys spending time with family and friends, reading and cooking.  Amy is completing a doctoral degree in Business Administration and hopes to graduate within the next year.

 


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Jessie Bush
Senior Quality Control Specialist
Vectren Energy Delivery

Jessie is a lifelong resident of the Dayton area.  Prior to her career at Vectren, she worked for a local law form for over 20 years.  Jessie enjoys spending time with family, traveling, and three lively rescue dogs!  She is working toward completing her MBA.  Jessie is honored to be working alongside so many talented individuals that have a strong passion for making a difference in the lives of seriously ill children and their families.

 


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Roger Cass
Chief Architect & VP Enterprise Architecture
CareSource

Roger is a senior technology executive with over 25 years of broad experience in meeting business objectives for technology in various roles including CIO, CTO and VP.  He has experience in healthcare payer and provider, transportation, logistics, property and casualty insurance, software development and CAD/CAM in companies ranging from the Fortune 35 to SMB organizations.  He is currently the Chief Architect and VP of Enterprise Architecture for CareSource since March 2016, and came to CareSource from LexisNexis.  In healthcare, Roger previously worked for Anthem (WellPoint) as well as a number of provider groups in the greater Cincinnati and Dayton areas.

Roger has a PhD in Mechanical Engineering from Purdue University, with undergrad and graduate degrees from Brigham Young University and interned with the Air Force Research Laboratories as well as Sandia National Laboratory.  Professional training includes a wide variety of business leadership programs including Leadership Dayton and classes from Harvard, University of Dayton and local training organizations.  He lives in Centerville with his wife, Jennifer, and three of eight children still at home, with the other five enrolled in college, and has one grandson.

 


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Christopher Croom, MD
Maternal-Fetal Medicine
Perinatal Partners

Dr. Croom is originally from Charleston, S.C.  He received his undergraduate degree from The Citadel.  He attended The Medical University of S. C., where he obtained a Masters Degree in Anatomy and a Doctorate in Medicine.

Dr. Croom completed his residency in Obstetrics and Gynecology at Memorial Medical Center in Savannah, GA.  He did his fellowship in Maternal-Fetal Medicine at The Medical College of Georgia in Augusta, GA.  Dr. Croom is board certified in Obstetrics and Gynecology and Maternal-Fetal Medicine.  His areas of interest are the prevention and treatment of premature labor, autoimmune diseases in pregnancy, diseases of addiction in pregnancy and resident education.

Dr. Croom is currently on faculty at Wright State University and serves as Medical Director of the Center for Women’s Health at Miami Valley Hospital (MVH).  He also became the MVH Chief of Staff in May 2010.  Dr. Croom is Vice President of Perinatal Partners and serves on the board of the Fetal Medicine Foundation USA.

Dr. Croom and his wife have five children and reside in Oakwood.  His outside interests include running, cycling, rock and roll, the Atlanta Braves and OSU football.

 


Photo Shape Editor: https://www.tuxpi.com/photo-effects/shape-toolLinda Dundon
US Operations Training Consultant
McDonald’s USA LLC

Linda has worked for McDonald’s Corporation for over 16 years and lived in the community most of her life. She has held a variety of leadership roles and is currently a Training Professional for McDonald’s Corporation. She is passionate about helping others to develop their talents. She is a proud mother of two children who are leaders in the healthcare community and enjoys spending time with her four grandchildren. Linda is excited to be able partner with RMHC to find avenues to help families stay close and better the lives of children and their families.


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Nick Endsley
Shareholder
Sebaly, Shillito + Dyer

Nick is a corporate lawyer in Dayton and is proud to call the Miami Valley home.  He is honored to be a part of RMHC and believes that the stability it provides for children and families in times of crisis is vital to the wellbeing of the community.  Nick is also a member of the Board of Directors of the Kids in Need Foundation, and an associate member of the Board of Directors of Wright-Patt Credit Union.  In his spare time Nick loves to fish and play golf.

 


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Elizabeth Ey, MD
Chief of the Division of Pediatric Radiology
Dayton Children’s Hospital

Dr. Ey is Chief of the Division of Pediatric Radiology at Dayton Children’s.  She has practiced Pediatric Radiology at Dayton Children’s Hospital since 1988.  She is Board Certified in Diagnostic Radiology with Certificate of Added Qualification in Pediatric Radiology by the American Board of Radiology.  She completed her residency in Diagnostic Radiology at Tulane University School of Medicine in 1987 and her fellowship in Pediatric Radiology at Cincinnati Children’s Medical Center in 1988.  Dr. Ey is an Associate Clinical Professor at the Wright State University Boonshoft School of Medicine.

 


Photo Shape Editor: https://www.tuxpi.com/photo-effects/shape-toolJayne Gmeiner
Vice President for Patient Care Services and Chief Nursing Officer
Dayton Children’s Hospital

Jayne Gmeiner, MS, RN, NEA-BC, is the vice president for patient care services and chief nursing officer at Dayton Children’s hospital.   She supports the patient and family experience, leads strategic planning efforts for the Magnet-recognized nursing division, provides oversight of financial management for the nursing division and operational oversight for all inpatient units.  She has 35 years of experience in nursing excellence, directing care management and staff development.  Jayne holds a master’s of science in nursing administration and a bachelor’s of science in nursing, both from Wright State University. Her evidence-based research in the profession of nursing has been published in the Journal of Nursing Administration, Heart and Lung and the Journal of Health Administration.

 


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Christie Gray, MS, APRN, CNS, NEA-BC
Vice President of Operations and
Chief Nursing Officer
Premier Health- MVH, MVH North, MVH South

Christie Gray, MD, APRN, CNS, NEA-BC is the Vice President of Operations and Chief Nursing Officer for Premier Health – Miami Valley Hospital, Miami Valley Hospital North, and Miami Valley Hospital South.  Christie has over 31 years of experience within Premier Health supporting nursing practice excellence.  Christie has operational responsibilities for inpatient nursing across Miami Valley Hospital.  She is a graduate of Andrew’s University and Wright State University.  She is married and a proud mother of a daughter who keeps her busy with swimming and dance activities.  Christie is very excited to become involved in RMHC.

 


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Tim Greenlee
Senior Associate Dean
Professor, Department of Marketing
Farmer School of Business
Miami University

 


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Alex Morgan
Vice President, Brand
Henny Penny Corporation

Alex brings a range of experiences to the Board including Brand Strategy at Henny Penny Corporation, Brand Management at Proctor & Gamble and Business Consulting at Arthur Andersen.  He’s a graduate of Stanford University and received his MBA from Indiana University.  Alex lives in Oakwood with his wife Sarah and son Ian.  Outside of work, Alex enjoys coaching, playing sports and reading.

 


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Jessica Ramsey
Credit Underwriter
PNC Financial Services Group

Jess and her husband Phil have been in the Dayton area for the past three years, coming from Charleston, S.C.  Her interest in the Ronald McDonald House begin in Charleston where she volunteered once a quarter to make dinner for the families staying at the house.  She loves to give back to be connected and involved in her local community and is excited to serve on the Board of RMHC Dayton.  Jessica is a graduate of Penn State University and is employed by PNC Bank. In her spare time she enjoys running, exploring new places in Dayton with her dog and husband, and volunteering with various organizations across the area.

 


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Penny Rike
Business Development Executive
LJB Inc.

Penny lives in Springboro with her three children, Olivia, Ian and Adam.  She enjoys life on their “hobby farm”.  She has a passion for giving back to the community through various organizations focused on improving the lives of children.  She is looking forward to serving the RMHC to help families stay close in times of need.  She is a graduate of The Ohio State University and Leadership Dayton.

 


Georgie Woessner
Retired Executive


Photo Shape Editor: https://www.tuxpi.com/photo-effects/shape-toolDebbie Wright
McDonald’s Owner / Operator
Debray Enterprises, Inc.

Debbie was involved in supporting our community by serving on the RMHC Dayton Grants Committee, is a member of the Centerville Evening Optimist, and runs the Safetyville Square and Angel Tree Adoption Programs.  Debbie enjoys traveling and spending time with her family. Debbie says she considers her greatest accomplishment to be completing the McDonald’s Spousal Approval Program after the death of her husband, Ray, and raising her three wonderful sons.