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Our board members are business and community leaders who are responsible for the governance, direction and fiscal oversight of The Children's Home.

Our Board of Trustees

Our board members are business and community leaders from all walks of life and are responsible for the governance, strategic direction and fiscal oversight of The Children's Home. The board oversees the formation of policy directed toward the development and operation of the organization.

2020-2021 Board of Trustees

Anthony W. Hobson, Chair
VP Counsel, North American Properties, Inc.

Dr. Karen Bankston, Ph.D. Vice Chair 
President/CEO, KDB and Associates Consulting Services
Retired Adjunct Professor, University of Cincinnati College of Nursing

Mark Mercurio, Vice Chair
Chief Executive Officer
Gorilla Glue, Inc.

Steve Shaknaitis, Secretary
Retired President, GE Honda Aero Engines

Greg Vollmer, Treasurer
Managing Director, Business Capital Group
First Financial Bank

Gail Kist-Kline, Ph.D.
President, The Christ College of Nursing and Health Sciences

John Langenderfer
Healthcare Sales & Origination Leader
Senior Vice President & Director
The Huntington National Bank

Tommie Lewis, Jr.
President and CEO
Make it Plain Consulting, LLC

Marc Manly
Retired Executive Vice President and
President of Duke Energy

Jeffrey March
CEO, BRG Realty Group, LLC

Pamela D. Sibcy
VP of Marketing for Sibcy Cline Realtors

Rhonda Sheakley
Community Volunteer

Cathy Bailey
Executive Director of Greater Cincinnati
Water Works

Joe Dominiak, Chair Emeritus
President & COO, Arc Group, Inc

Sharon Williams Frisbie
Community Volunteer

Tom Hayes, Ph.D. 
Dean and Professor of Marketing
Williams College of Business, Xavier Univ.

Dr. Robert S. Heidt, Jr.
Retired, Orthopedic Surgeon
Wellington Orthopedic and Sports Medicine

Honorary Life Trustees

  • Stephen L. Black, Esq.

  • Michael A. Coombe

  • Sharon Williams Frisbie

  • Larry Glassmann, Esq.

  • Sharon J. Mitchell

  • Robert Taft II

  • Ross E. Wales, Esq.

Ambassador Board

Our Ambassador Board is an energetic, effective and highly engaged group of supporters who increase awareness of our mission and assist program staff with their work. Members offer professional knowledge and skills for fundraising events, marketing initiatives, and various other special projects, while gaining valuable volunteer and leadership experience.

  • Graham Vollmer, Chair
    Fifth Third Insurance

  • Tim Kerdolff, Immediate Past Chair
    Fifth Third Private Bank

  • Adam Braunscheidel
    OJM Group

  • Jeff Becze
    U.S. Bank

  •  Sam Burchenal

  • Kaitlyn Cooper, Fundraising Co-Chair
    Myriad Neuroscience

  • Abbey Cummins
    Everything Cincy!

  • Elise Elam

  • Austin Heidt
    Dear Restaurant & Butchery

  • Jim Hobson, Membership Co-Chair
    North American Properties

  • Scott Lyle
    Notary Services

  • Rebecca Lyons

  • Jaci Overmann, Membership Co-Chair
    Dinsmore & Shohl

  • Joshua Ridgeway
    Found Village

  • Christina Rogers

  • Sarah Soule, Fundraising Co-Chair
    Cincinnati Children's Hospital Medical Center

  • Tony Verticchio, Engagement Co-Chair
    Keating Muething & Klekamp

  • Matt Wormington, Engagement Co-Chair
    Procter & Gamble

  • Tony Martino
    Red Tree Investments

  • Brian Barbour
    Cincinnati Bell

  • Rob Quast


We offer various volunteer opportunities throughout the year for individuals and organizations. Projects such as landscaping and program supply drives are a great way to bond with fellow co-workers, church members or others while contributing to a worthy cause benefitting Cincinnati’s most vulnerable populations. For more information about volunteer opportunities, contact us at

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The Children's Home
5050 Madison Road
Cincinnati, OH 45227
(513) 272-2800