Board & Advisory Board


Ted Strickland

Honorary Chair, 68th Governor of Ohio, Appalachian Ohio congressman, and PH.D. psychologist

Bob Taft

Honorary Chair, 67th Governor of Ohio and lifelong children's advocate

Tom Davis

President, Former Interim Vice Pres. and Dean, Ohio University, Prof. Emeritus Counselor Education, Past Pres. of the Ohio Counseling Association

Mark Snider

Treasurer, Founder and Principal of Snider, Fuller and Stroh.

LeeAnn M. Johnson

Secretary, Mental Health Advocate

Nick Rees

Former President & CEO of The Buckeye Ranch

Mary Sabin

Vice President of Institutional Advancement, Lourdes University

Robin Burrow

Principal, Eastern Elementary School, Meigs County and Mother, Joe Burrow

Advisory Board

Orman Hall

Former Director, Ohio Governor’s Cabinet Opiate Action Team, and Ohio Department of Alcohol and Drug Addiction Services

Rick Hodges

Former Director, Ohio Department of Health

Jenny Stotts

Executive Director, Southeast Ohio CASA/GAL

Megan Riddlebarger

Executive Director of the Corporation for Ohio Appalachian Development

Jim Mahoney

Former Executive Director, Battelle for Kids

Tracy Najera

Executive Director, The Children's Defense Fund for Ohio

Debbie Phillips

CEO, Rural Action, and former Ohio Representative

Sherry Shamblin

Chief Strategy Officer, Hopewell Health Centers

Cara Brook

CEO, Foundation for 

Appalachian Ohio

Dick Murray

Executive Director of Coalition of Rural and Appalachian Schools

Fred Deel

Former Director, Governor’s Office of Appalachia

Dave Scholl

Trustee, Ohio University

Southeast Ohio and technology innovator