Suzanne Bertuleit, Planned Parenthood of Southwest Ohio, Board President

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.

 

 

Jennifer Mooney, The Mooney Group, Board Vice President

Jennifer is a communications expert with a focus on underrepresented organizations that need a 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.

 

 

 

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 that 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.

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

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.

 

Betsy Fischer, Community Volunteer

A 20-year resident of Cincinnati, Betsy is passionate about championing an Ohio where everyone feels at home and where equality, diversity, and inclusiveness are universally valued.  Betsy comes to nonprofit work by way of corporate America and academia where she worked for a life insurance company in relationship management, and as a graduate student in gender, sexuality studies, and social justice.  She brings with her a flair for fostering positive communication across diverse groups while making use of strong theoretical and practical frameworks for education and advocacy.

Her roots in activism and group organization run deep into her undergraduate experience where she founded and led a still-active LGBTQ support and activist group on her conservative campus in Lancaster, Pennsylvania in the face of fierce opposition.

Eleonora Fusco, Community Volunteer

Eleonora is an Expert in Decision Making and Habit Formation. She holds a Ph.D. in Brain & Cognitive Sciences at MIT. She has been an international manager for P&G in product development. Currently, she manages her rental properties while dedicating most of her time and energy to build a more equitable community. Activism is her mantra. Together with her dogs, she has volunteered as a pet therapy team at the Center of Chemical Treatment, visited nursing homes and hospitals. She has hosted fundraisers and friend-raisers for various causes. She is originally from Rome and became a naturalized US citizen in 2011. She lives with her German Prince Charming, beloved furry companions (2 dogs and 4 cats) in the historic district of Columbia Tusculum. She is a member of the NAACP, LULAC, and the League of Women Voters.

 

Dennis Giglio, Fifth Third Bank

Dennis Giglio is Senior Vice President of Fifth Third Bank, a regional banking corporation with more than $142.4 billion in total assets, headquartered in Cincinnati, Ohio at Fifth Third Center.  Dennis is responsible for leading the company’s brand strategy, advertising, media, content and corporate sponsorships. Prior to this role, Dennis was Vice President, Marketing for Nationwide Insurance, responsible for leading a team of 50+ to strategically partner with distribution channel leaders (direct and exclusive agents) to increase throughput and drive demand. The teams include Channel Operations, Agency Co-op, Affinity Marketing, Sales Support and Retail Operations. While at Nationwide, Dennis also served as the Chief Digital Officer. In this role, he was responsible for internet strategy and governance, mobile strategy and governance, execution of online campaigns, search marketing, display advertising, email marketing and governance, social media, online video, content editing and publishing on nationwide.com, user experience, web visual design, usability testing, and thought leadership for emerging media and use of new technologies.  Dennis is a  Dennis and his partner Mike live in downtown Cincinnati and enjoy anything outdoors.

 

 

Shenda Larry, First Financial Bank

A native of Cincinnatian, Shenda has over ten years of experience in banking. She has worked for various fortune five hundred companies such as Citibank, Bank of America, U.S Bank and currently First Financial Bank. She is currently on the planning committee for WELD. Weld is an organization that develops and advances women’s leaders. It strives to increase the number of women serving in leadership in business and government in central Ohio. We build programs, events, and a community to support leadership development and business growth. Shenda is also currently sitting on the board for the Roselawn Business Alliance. Throughout the years she has obtained a wealth of financial knowledge. Specializing in retail banking and community relations. In her free time she loves spending time with her family and traveling the world. Her true passion is working in the inner city of Cincinnati to bring social change and improve the quality of life. She loves working with individual families and whole communities to empower them to identify their assets, needs, opportunities, rights and responsibilities. Shenda can be reached at First Financial Bank in Roselawn where she currently serves as the Business Development Manager.

 

 

Lyn Marsteller, Purse Perfector (TM)

Lyn is a summa cum laude graduate of the University of Cincinnati with a Bachelor of Science in Health Education. A former art major, who has been sewing since the age of 5, her professional experiences include eight years in retail, commercial and government sales and management, including experience with government agencies and Capitol Hill.  She founded Marsteller & Associates (M&A) in 1998 to address frequent requests for assistance in fundraising strategy by nonprofits with small, new or non-existent development departments. Fundraising Coaching evolved as a hallmark for the company in order to flatten the learning curve of staff and volunteers new to or uncomfortable with fundraising and development work. M&A tools and training programs help to build confidence within the organization so that fundraising skills of both staff and Board members are improved (and fears are reduced) and the individuals are poised to “fish” for themselves, rather than rely on outside professionals to manage fundraising for them.

Upon returning from a trip to Austria and Italy in 2001, Marsteller went to her sewing room to sew a solution to the “black hole” of each handbag she owned. She moved from trying to create the “perfect purse” to tailoring pockets that neatly held all her daily essentials in organized sections. She received a US utility patent for her Purse Perfector (TM) in 2004. She has been a member of Leadership Cincinnati, Class XXII (1998-99), and a volunteer with the Cincinnati Observatory Center, Planned Parenthood of Southwest Ohio, the Women’s Fund of the Greater Cincinnati Foundation and several other organizations.

Michele R. Murray, Fifth Third Bank

Michele works for Fifth Third Bank in the Commercial Business Control Project Management Office (PMO) as a Sr. Strategic Initiative Manager in Cincinnati, Ohio; a role geared to managing high-level business projects and initiatives for the Commercial Line of Business.  In her 12 years of service with the bank, she has held a number of positions including Retail Operations Reporting Manager, Retail Finance Compensation Program Manager, and Sr. Finance Analyst.  She is passionate about coaching/mentoring and has had to opportunity to develop programs in this area; a passion she shares while working with several Business Resource Groups (Women, African American & Health/Wellness) within her organization.  She previously worked as the Affiliate Project Manager at Fifth Third and served as the Vice President of Financial Affairs for a product development company in Charlotte North Carolina.  Additionally, during her profession, Michele performed as a financial management consultant with Deloitte & Touché focusing on financial analyzes at Wright Patterson Air Force Base along with an extensive corporate financial and human resources career with General Motors in Ohio.

In addition to being a finance manufacturing and financial industry professional, she enjoyed serving on the Board for the Girl Talk Organization in Charlotte North Carolina and the Morris Brown College in Atlanta Georgia and continues to support these organizations.

 

 

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.

 

 

Susan Sparr, Certified Financial Planner

Susan is a trusted resource for individuals, families, and business owners in building financial freedom and achieving financial success. She has the skills, knowledge, and experience to help her clients meet or exceed their financial goals. She has been a CFP® professional in Cincinnati for over two decades, making her uniquely qualified to assist clients in identifying and solving financial problems.  She is a 20-time Leaders’ or Presidents’ Conference qualifier. She holds a master’s degree from Ohio State University and a bachelor’s degree from the University of Missouri. Susan is active in the US Tennis Association and is involved with many community charities and organizations.

David E. White, City of Cincinnati

A native Cincinnatian, David loves his city.  He attended St. Xavier High School followed by the University of Cincinnati. He has worked at various non-profits throughout his career.  With an education and background in urban planning and transportation, he began his career at SORTA/Metro and has worked with the Civic Garden Center, Stop AIDS, & Caracole.  He has been a contractor working for Duke Energy as a cartographer. In his current position, he works alongside one of his all-time heroes who he feels is one of the most passionate persons committed to women’s reproductive health and to serving women in need.

David grew up in a family dedicated to volunteerism. He  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 his heart and important to the community.

 

 

 
 

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