Rita Cyr, Chief Executive Officer
Maggie Weser, Administrative Assistant
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Development & Marketing
Amanda Burks, Development Director
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Alex Randolph, Development Manager
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Erika Asher, Donor Relations &
Signature Events Manager
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Julie Arias, Family Room Program Director
Cara Arnold, House Program Director
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Tyler Brady, House Program Manager
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Genna Stoffel, Guest Services Manager
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Catherine Nelson, Dayton Children’s Hospital Family Room Manager
Stephanie Minton, Miami Valley Hospital Family Room Manager
Part Time Guest Services Managers
Board of Trustees
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.“ He and his family reside in Springboro.
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.
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 three grown children and enjoys travel, golf, biking and the arts.
Nick Endsley, Secretary
Sebaly, Shillito + Dyer
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.
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.
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.
Jayne 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.
GFR Holdings, LLC
Eric is a third generation McDonald’s Operator originally from Sacramento, California. He and his wife Lisa, along with their two boys, moved from Arizona in 2018 for the opportunity to operate restaurants in the Greater Dayton area. “I am thrilled to have the opportunity to help RMHC Dayton continue their history of providing families assistance and hope during a time of need.”
Christie Gray, MS, APRN, CNS, NEA-BC
Vice President of Operations and
Chief Nursing Officer
Premier Health- MVH, MVH North, MVH South
Christie 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 a proud mother of a daughter who keeps her busy with swimming and dance activities.
Senior Associate Dean
Professor, Department of Marketing
Farmer School of Business, Miami University
Tim 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.
Jennifer Mercurio Leen
Director of Well-Being
Jennifer is the Director of Well-Being at Henny Penny. Previous to Henny Penny, Jennifer founded Inward Success, a consulting company that designs wellness programs which emphasize health living, resiliency training, and mindfulness meditation. She has taught mindfulness meditation, yoga, and health-related courses to people of all ages for 25 years and is a certified mind/body educator from the Chopra Center for Well Being in San Diego, CA. Jennifer has three children, a Bernese Mountain Dog, and enjoys being outdoors, traveling, and yoga.
Grandview Medical Center & Southview Medical Center
Richard serves as president of Grandview Medical Center. He previously held the position of vice president of ancillary services at Grandview Medical Center, as well as director of operational design and strategic support, and director of cardiovascular service line. He received his Bachelor of Science in Business Administration and Master of Business Administration in Finance from La Sierra University in California.
Vice President, Corporate Banking
PNC Financial Services Group
Jessica and her husband Phil have been in the Dayton area for the past four 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.
Mariah Butler Vogelgesang
Assistant City Manager
City of Centerville
Mariah has worked for the City of Centerville since 2018. She is licensed to practice law in the state of Ohio and has held previous titles of Title IV Coordinator. She is an adjunct faculty member at Sinclair Community College.
Business Development Director- Columbus
E. L. Robinson Engineering
Penny lives in Springboro with her three children, Olivia, Ian, and Adam where 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 enjoys serving RMHC to help families stay close in times of need. She is a graduate of The Ohio State University and Leadership Dayton.
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.
Herzog/Needmore QSR Inc.
Kyle Kinney started his career at McDonald’s when he was 14 as crew and worked his way up to become an Owner/Operator in 2019. While volunteering at RMHC of Columbus from 2011-2012, he met his wife Alexis. They have been married since 2013 and have 3 cats. Kyle is a member of the Vandalia Optimist Club. He enjoys bike riding, working in the yard. and watching Netflix with the family.