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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.

2019-2020 Board of Trustees

  • Joseph Dominiak, Chair

  • John Langenderfer, Vice Chair
    SVP & Director
    The Huntington National Bank

  • Karen Bankston, Ph.D
    Associate Dean Clinical Practice
    University of Cincinnati

  • Sharon Williams Frisbie
    Community Volunteer

  • Robert S. Heidt Jr., M.D.
    Surgeon, Wellington Orthopedic and Sports Medicine

  • Terence L. Horan
    President & CEO, HORAN Associates

  • Velissarios Karacostas, M.D.
    Associate Professor of Psychiatry
    University of Cincinnati

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

  • Jeffrey March
    Chief Executive Officer, BRG Realty Group
  • Greg Vollmer, Vice Chair
    Managing Director, First Financial Bank

  • Anthony Hobson, Treasurer
    VP Counsel, North American Properties, Inc.

  • Steve Shaknaitis, Secretary
    President/EVP, Honda GE Aero Engines

  • Susan L. McElroy, M.D.
    Chief Research Officer
    Lindner Center for Hope

  • Mark Mercurio
    Chief Executive Officer & President
    Gorilla Glue, Inc.

  • Patrick Nelson
    Practice Director - Manufacturing
    Tata Consultancy Services

  • Rhonda Sheakley
    Community Volunteer

  • Pamela Sibcy
    Executive Vice President, Marketing, Sibcy Cline Realtors

  • Eddie Tyner
    Regional President and Vice President of Sales - Midwest at Gannett, USA Today Network

Honorary Life Trustees

  • Stephen L. Black, Esq.

  • Michael A. Coombe

  • Sharon Williams Frisbie

  • Larry Glassmann, Chair Emeritus
  • 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, Engagement Co-Chair
    OJM Group

  • Jeff Becze
    U.S. Bank

  • Tara Braunscheidel
    Little Miami School District

  • Kaitlyn Cooper, Fundraising Co-Chair
    Myriad Neuroscience

  • Abbey Cummins
    Everything Cincy!
  • Elise Elam

  • Austin Heidt
    Dear Restaurant & Butchery

  • Robert Hendricks
    Venture Real Estate Company

  • Jim Hobson, Membership Co-Chair
    North American Properties

  • Scott Lyle
    Notary Services

  • Rebecca Lyons

  • Jaci Overmann, Membership Co-Chair
    Dinsmore & Shohl
  • Joshua Ridgeway

  • 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



Our mission of transforming the lives of children and their families cannot be fulfilled without the generous support of individuals like you.



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