Amy McMahon, University of Cincinnati Board Chair
Amy McMahon, MSW, is the BSW Program Director in the School of Social Work at the University of Cincinnati. “What I love about Community Shares is the grassroots nature of the agencies who are members of Community Shares, and the can-do attitude of a great group of volunteers and professionals who really do work together to get the agency’s work done.”
Josh Wagoner, GLSEN (Gay, Lesbian, Straight Education Network)- Greater Cincinnati Chapter Board Vice Chair
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.
Patrick Moloughney, Owner, 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.”
Anna Hehman, Cincinnati Observatory Board Secretary
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.
Karen Aronoff, Sprint
In a time of uncertainty with daily reminders of how divided we have become, Community Shares has a “real” opportunity to step up as leaders for creating change. My personal contribution to the Community Shares Board will be that I bring extensive board leadership and corporate experience to include: public sector, lobbying, technology, fundraising, board development, sales/operations strategy. With more than a decade of advocating for LGBT equality, I welcome a new development challenge and brand identity with Community Shares.
Suzanne Bertuleit, Planned Parenthood Southwest Ohio Region
Suzanne Bertuleit joined the Community Shares of Greater Cincinnati board in April 2015 and serves on the development committee. Community Shares’ mission of building social, economic and environmental equity aligns with her values. Suzanne notes that “Community Shares’ 24 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.
James Flick, City of Cincinnati
“I work for the City of Cincinnati. I was born and raised in Cincinnati and attended St. Xavier High School before earning a Bachelor’s Degree from Eastern Michigan University in Political Science, and a Master’s Degree in Public Administration from Northern Kentucky University. In addition to my work with Community Shares I coach high school rugby for the Walnut Hills High School Rugby Football Club.
I love Community Shares because it gives me an opportunity to make a meaningful impact in my community by raising awareness and funds for local organizations that enhance and touch the lives of so many people in Greater Cincinnati.”
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 benefitting 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 Klaers, UCAN
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 three 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.
Dan Korman, Owner, Park + Vine
Danny Korman is just as likely to ride his bike as he is to walk around Cincinnati. Why not? Car-free most of his life after sending several cars to the junkyard at an early age, he rarely tires of this primal way of getting around his hometown. Danny nurtures his passions while running the general store Park + Vine in Over-the-Rhine, which he opened in summer 2007 on Vine Street before moving to Main Street in October 2010. After graduating from the school of planning at the University of Cincinnati in 1991 and studying preservation planning at Pratt Institute Brooklyn, NY in 1997, Danny worked a bunch of different jobs focused on Main Street revitalization, tourism and bicycling advocacy in Ohio, Kentucky, New York and Illinois. Danny is a big architecture buff, urban explorer, nature lover, believer in supporting local economies and steward for the environment and animals.
Matt Murray, Equality Cincinnati
“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.”
Lily Raphael, UpSpring
Lily received her B.A. in International Development Studies from McGill University in 2012. In Ecuador, she led a community agriculture project and performed research on cultural preservation and youth entrepreneurship initiatives while volunteering and studying abroad, and later worked as Regional Coordinator for Community Enterprise Solutions on social innovation and women’s economic empowerment programs in rural communities. Lily also worked in Montreal as a Document Specialist at the Law Firm of Campbell Cohen, as well as in business development and research with the Finance Alliance for Sustainable Trade. Since 2006, she has been involved with the True Body Project, co-leading trauma-informed, social-emotional workshops for girls in schools and community centers across Cincinnati. She is also a part of City Silence, hosting gatherings and promoting outreach to create a culture of mindfulness and silence in Cincinnati and elsewhere.
Christine Sandusky, Action Appraisal Group, LLC
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.
Kareem Simpson, Community Action Agency
Kareem Simpson is a self-described innovator, community enthusiast, serial entrepreneur, published author, foodie, and obsessed with all things creative! Raised in inner-city Covington, KY, Kareem has been a lover of downtown Cincinnati and returned here to live following a four year career as a Korean Linguist in the US Army. He founded BookMark Online, a small personal and professional development company. where he published his first book of fiction, ‘Chronicles of a Boy Misunderstood’ and began Pub_Inc, Cincinnati’s first book publishing incubator.
Community involvement has always been important to Kareem, who has been a volunteer for many community groups and events, including Community Shares. He is employed full time for the Cincinnati-Hamilton County Community Action Agency where he spends his days creating, securing funding and overseeing programs that aid low-income individuals and help them become self-sufficient.
Domnique 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 Y. Wagner, MSA City of Cincinnati
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!!!
David E. White, City of Cincinnati
“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.”