Josh Wagoner, SPACES, Board President
Josh Wagoner is a designer at SPACES interiors, architecture & construction, where his projects include custom residential renovations. He joined the Community Shares board in 2013, representing GLSEN Greater Cincinnati. At GLSEN, he helped launch and grow the weekly Youth Group for middle and high school age students, revitalize the annual Youth Summit, and worked to raise the local chapter’s media and public profile. Currently Josh is executive producer of a feature-length documentary for GLSEN Greater Cincinnati on being LGBT in Catholic schools. He lives in North Avondale.
Anna Hehman, Cincinnati Observatory. Board Vice President
Anna is the Director of Development for the Cincinnati Observatory, one of the current Community Shares member organizations. She has over ten years of experience in fundraising, which she uses to enhance services for the over 25,000 people of all ages who visit the Cincinnati Observatory ever year. She loves the setting in which she works saying that, “Not only is the entire setting beautiful, but the learning that goes in within the walls of our buildings is truly incredible. Anna’s duties include pursuing funding avenues to financially secure the Cincinnati Observatory. Her professional skills include Donor Relationship Management and Cultivation, Event Planning, Organizational Marketing, Community Relations, Brand Strategy, Volunteer Management, Strategic and Budget Planning, Grant Research and Writing, Written and Verbal Communication Skills.
Patrick Moloughney, Macaron Bar, Board Treasurer
“As a native of New Jersey, I moved to Washington DC in 1995 and received a B.A. in Criminal Justice from The George Washington University and an M.B.A. from Georgetown University. While in Washington I was President of the Board of Directors of the Sexual Minority Youth Assistance League (SMYAL), a drop-in after school program for LGBT youth, and worked as a paralegal at Servicemembers Legal Defense Network (SLDN), assisting servicemembers targeted by the Don’t Ask, Don’t Tell policy. I relocated with Procter & Gamble to Cincinnati in 2002 where I stayed for 10 years and was a Brand Manager. I left P&G in 2012 to start my own company, Macaron Bar, a bakery dedicated solely to French macarons. I’m a board member of Community Shares because I’m passionate about all of the member organizations respective missions and believe the exponential strength in unity among the groups as a whole.”
Christine Sandusky, Action Appraisal Group, LLC, Board Secretary
Christine Sandusky is a native of Cincinnati, Ohio and has spent much of her life in the greater Cincinnati area. After graduating from The Ohio State University with a Bachelor of Science in Medical Communications, Christine worked as a pharmaceutical representative for 10 years before becoming the owner and operator of full service car washes. These car washes almost exclusively provided employment for men and women who struggled to find employment because of past criminal records. It is through this work that she came to understand the challenges that face those coming out of the criminal justice system, many who were living at poverty level and struggling to get back on their feet, and the positive impact that community organizations can make in a person’s life. Christine cares deeply about issues surrounding social justice and fair and equitable treatment for everyone. “Working with Community Shares is a unique opportunity to support a variety of impactful organizations that promote positive social change.” Christine is a member of the Human Rights Campaign and has been a long time sponsor for Women for Women International. Christine is a certified appraiser and the owner of Action Appraisal Group, LLC.
Suzanne Bertuleit, Planned Parenthood Southwest Ohio Region
Suzanne Bertuleit joined the Community Shares of Greater Cincinnati board in April 2015 and chairs the development committee. Community Shares’ mission of building social, economic and environmental equity aligns with her values. Suzanne notes that “Community Shares’ member organizations tend to be modestly staffed and outside the mainstream community funding mechanisms. We provide fundraising, awareness, and training support. Together, we can do more to improve our community than when we remain alone.”
Suzanne is Director of Quality & Risk Management for Planned Parenthood of Southwest Ohio Region. Prior to her current role, she worked in the development department for more than six years. Suzanne is a mechanical engineer and worked at General Electric Aviation for more than 15 years in engineering, sales, 6 Sigma and e-business.
Melissa English, Ohio Citizen Action
Melissa English is a 20 + year non-profit veteran with experience in a variety of organizations where she has been responsible for fundraising, legislative work, program development and grant writing. She is currently the Executive Director of the Ohio Citizen Action Education Fund (OCAEF), a former Community Shares member organization. OCAEF is a sister group to Ohio Citizens Action, where Melissa serves as the Development Director.
Larry Falkin, City of Cincinnati
Larry Falkin has served since 2007 as Director of the City of Cincinnati’s Office of Environment and Sustainability. In that position, Larry leads the development and implementation of sustainability programs; ensures the City’s compliance with environmental regulations; and oversees recycling services for City residents. Larry has more than 25 years of experience as an environmental professional, including positions with the City of Kansas City Missouri and the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency. Larry holds a B.A. from Binghamton University and a J.D. from Pace University.
Larry has twice co-chaired the City of Cincinnati’s Community Shares Campaign. He served for 2 years as Board Chair and Executive Director of ECOCorp, an environmental non-profit. He has been employed by non-profits including the New York Public Interest Research Group and Connecticut Citizen Action Group. He has served on the Board of non-profits including Green Energy Ohio, Churchville Nature Center, and the National Association of Local Government Environmental Professionals.
Haley Fritz, Susan G. Komen Foundation
Haley is a proud Cincinnatian and avid philanthropist and party-thrower. She uses her party planning skills to host events such as the annual Diamond Award Gala and #WhatADrag Show benefiting Planned Parenthood and GLSEN’s Safe Space Soiree. Haley’s passion for people came from her mothers who got her involved with activism and philanthropy at an early age with PFLAG, HRC, Talbert House, Hope Emergency Pantry and Bethany House. During her undergraduate work at the University of Cincinnati, Haley was awarded the Annie Fitzgerald Scholarship for her involvement in the community. She became involved with Community Shares while working for Planned Parenthood to grow their workplace giving campaign and initiated a campaign while working at the Cincinnati Bar Association. Now, as Development Director for Susan G. Komen Southwest Ohio, her commitment to giving back is at the forefront of her daily work. Community Shares of Greater Cincinnati is an important organization in Haley’s life because they stand for justice for people, animals, and the environment to create a better world for us all.
Jessica has been the clinic manager for UCAN since February of 2014. She is responsible for the day-to-day operations of the clinic. Working at UCAN has been very rewarding for Jessica, it has been a great way for her to combine the love she has for both people and pets alike. She attended St. Cloud State University where she acquired a major in Psychology and a minor in Sociology. Being a part of the Gourmet Grub for Good committee for the past four years has fortified her trust in the commitment Community Shares has to its member groups as well as the impact it is making for each of them.
Jessica is passionate about Community Shares because we support others and share knowledge, all in an effort to improve the lives of others and each other. By doing this Cincinnati is a better place to live
Jennifer Mooney, The Mooney Group
Jennifer is a communications expert with a focus on underrepresented organizations that need voice and on society’s challenging issues. Ms. Mooney’s passions include NGO work in Kenya, equality, eradication of anti-Semitism, race/multicultural relations, education, and extreme outdoor sports. She was active in race relations in Ohio that included eight years as a member of the Cincinnati Human Relations Commission.
“I am a board member though the organization Equality Cincinnati. I became familiar with Community Shares Cincinnati five years ago and have played a role supporting the organization ever since. Community Shares supports small non-profit organizations financially, and also with resources for development to help strengthen and maintain their individual efforts and growth. Community Shares has the ability to provide these smaller organizations with the foundation to see them successfully give back to the community. Several member organizations are near and dear to my heart, including UCAN, GLSEN, and UpSpring which helps children in need.”
CJ Pierce, Community Volunteer
CJ Pierce is a social justice advocate with a history of working in the areas of economic, food, immigration, and education. She serves on the Thriving Cincinnati Committee for The Women’s City Club of Greater Cincinnati, the Local Food Action Team organized and Good Food Procurement Policy Team. She has worked with Transformation CDC and Heartfelt Tidbits as well as serving on the Cincinnati Education Justice Coalition and Making Sense of Language Literacy.
Tony Saldanha, Procter & Gamble
Originally from Goa, India, Tony has lived in 6 countries in the past three decades. As VP of Procter & Gamble’s Global Business Service, he leads Next Generation Shared Services and is responsible for innovating and constantly evolving P&G’s best-in-class shared services operation. He has been leading initiatives at P&G since 1991 and has been co-chair of P&G’s Asia-Pacific American Leadership Team, Chairman of the Board of Directors of the INTERalliance of Greater Cincinnati, and been on the Advisory Board of Indiana University Analytics program and the University of Cincinnati IT Department. In his spare time, Tony likes to travel and stays busy with various hobbies, including carpentry, gardening, and cooking. He holds a bachelor’s degree in Mechanical Engineering and a master’s of business administration from the Indian Institute of Management. He is married to Julia and has two children.
Dominique Springs, Kennedy Heights Arts Center Annex
Dominique Springs works at the Kennedy Heights Arts Center as the Events and Marketing Manager. She earned her B.A. in Communications and New Media Studies from the College of Mount St. Joseph. She is currently writing a book for foster youth, which leads me to her interest in Community Shares. She says, “I like the fact that the organization focuses on poverty, homelessness, the environment and more. I was a foster kid when I was younger and these are all issues that I care about because they have touched me in some way.”
Staci Gambrell-Wagner attended the University of Cincinnati earning a Bachelor of Science degree in Health Services Administration. She later went on to earn a Master’s of Science degree in Administration with areas of concentration in human resources, public health and health administration from Central Michigan University. Currently, Staci is pursuing a doctorate degree in Public Health Policy and Health Services Administration.
Staci Wagner is employed by the City of Cincinnati where she is the Chief Operating Officer and Program Manager for the Cincinnati Health Department (CHD) Federally Qualified Health Centers (FQHC). Staci is a strong community advocate and her personal mission is to serve those who are less fortunate and those who are in need. She is the proud mother of 10 year old Shelby Christina Wagner, the joy of her life!!!
“I love Cincinnati as a native Cincinnatian, went to high school at St. Xavier, college at University of Cincinnati and have worked in various non-profits throughout my entire career. With an education and background in urban planning and transportation, I began my career at SORTA/Metro and have worked with the Civic Garden Center, Stop AIDS, & Caracole. I contracted for Duke Energy as a cartographer and ended up in my current position so I could work alongside one of my all-time heroes who is one of the most passionate persons committed to women’s reproductive health and to serving women in need.
Having grown up in a family dedicated to volunteerism, I have been a dedicated volunteer for the Civic Garden Center (15 years), Pendleton Neighborhood Council (11 years, president/vice president 7 years), Bockfest (7 years), Community Shares (7+ years), Cincinnati Pride (3 years), Give Back Cincinnati (5 years), and many other organizations/efforts that are dear to my heart and important to our community.”