Board of Trustees & Staff

Ronald McDonald House Charities Dayton

Our Staff

Administration

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Rita Cyr, Chief Executive Officer
937-224-0047
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Maggie Weser, Administrative Assistant
937-224-0047 x. 15
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Development

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Amanda Burks, Development Director
937-224-0047 x. 32
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Isaiah Ashba, Signature Events Manager
937-224-0047 x. 20  [email protected]

 

 

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

 

 

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Kaitlin Webb, Marketing & Communications Coordinator
937-224-0047 x. 40  [email protected] 


 Programming

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Julie Arias, Family Room Program Director
937-641-5875
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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
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Genna Stoffel, Guest Services Manager
937-224-0047 x. 10
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Catherine Nelson, Dayton Children’s Hospital Family Room Manager
937-641-5875
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Stephanie Website

 

Stephanie Minton, Miami Valley Hospital Family Room Manager
937-208-4561
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Part Time Guest Services Managers

Crystal Clemons
Ashley Coleman
Peggy Collins
Jennifer Jent
Noel Knower
Kristine Lealos
Lauren Mulhern
Terry Pacura
Kelly Pelfrey
Melissa Rasnic
Arrianna Rucker
Ashlee Smith
Donna Sword
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

Tim returned from South America where he had been working in development for many years to Ohio and his family business, AAA Wastewater, in 2009 due to his mother’s illness with ALS, or Lou Gehrig’s disease. In 2010, he was named President and led the company to be a finalist for the 2013 Family & Private Business Award from the Goering Center at the University of Cincinnati and for the Springboro Chamber Business of the Year plus Warren County Safety Council’s Pinnacle Award in 2010. The company was one of the first to be certified as a Green Business with Blue Certification for water stewardship from Dayton Regional Green 3 (DRG3).

Tim serves on the Franklin Area Chamber of Commerce and the Dayton Hispanic Chamber Board of Directors. He represents Franklin Township on the I-75 Citizens Advisory Committee Meeting for the Warren County Warren County Regional Planning Commission. He is 2012 graduate of Leadership Warren County.

Tim has been recognized for his work as a facilitator and trainer with United States Peace Corps, both in Peru and in Paraguay, and as director of the largest art show-fundraiser in Peru for the American Embassy. In this role he appeared in numerous national magazines, TV & radio programs including the international CNN en Español. He worked as the Public Diplomacy and Cultural Affairs Officer for the Canadian Embassy in Peru and consulted for various organizations both in NYC and in Latin American such as Morgan Stanley, JPMorgan Chase and Scotiabank. He has held positions with the Greater Columbus Arts Council’s Columbus Arts Festival, the Ludwig Foundation for the Arts in Cuba and the Arts & Business Council of New York.

Tim is fluent in Spanish; conversant in Portuguese and Guaraní.


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
Director of Financial Aid
Wittenberg 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, a CenterPoint Energy Company

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.


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

Dr. Tim Greenlee currently serves as the Senior Associate Dean and Professor of Marketing in the Farmer School of Business at Miami University in Oxford, OH. He previously served as the Farmer School’s Associate Dean for Curriculum and Director of the Farmer School’s Honors Program. A native of North Carolina, Tim is a graduate of the University of Rhode Island (PhD), Elon University (MBA) and Appalachian State University (BSBA). In addition, he completed the Harvard University Graduate School of Education’s Management Development Program.

Tim is a two-time recipient of the Farmer School of Business Teaching Excellence Award (2000 and 2012), the Miami University Faculty Diversity Award (2012) and the Miami University Alumni Association’s Effective Educator Award (2013). He has led 18 study abroad experiences, with his most recent being to South Africa.

An avid collector, Tim is the owner of Tall Oaks Antiques.


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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.

 


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President and General Manager (retired)
WDPR-FM 88.1 and WDPG-FM 89.9

Georgie has been a community volunteer for nearly 50 years, beginning as a candy striper at St. Vincent’s Hospital in her hometown of Indianapolis. She retired in 2012 from Dayton Public Radio, the community’s classical music and fine arts public radio station.  A graduate of DePauw University and with an MA from Villanova University, Georgie has seen first hand what a difference quality non-profit leadership and governance can make for both an organization and a community.

Georgie and her husband, Dwight, live in Kettering and are the proud parents of three adult children.


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.