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Vice President, Chief Risk & Strategy Officer, Grange Insurance
Eric Van Buskirk
Director of CFO Inc., Crane Group Co.
Senior Vice President of Human Resources, NiSource
Fred J. Takavitz
Community Volunteer, St. Vincent Family Steward
Immediate Past Chair
Managing Director, Head of Shared Services, Chase Bank
Owner, Carrillo Law, LLC
Episcopal Moderator for Catholic Charities & Social Concerns, Catholic Diocese of Columbus
Attorney, Bricker & Eckler, LLP
Senior Vice President, Emerging Businesses, Nationwide
Executive Coach, Otey Coaching and Consulting, LLC
Chief Information Officer, Worthington Industries
Dale Block, MD, MBA
Ohio Market Medical Director for Medicaid and Marketplace, CareSource Insurance
Chief of the Minority Business Development Division, Ohio Development Services Agency
Vice President, Strategic Planning/Execution, Cardinal Health
Vice President of Human Resources, FlightSafety International
Vice President for Business Services, Chief Financial Officer and Treasurer, Columbus State Community College
Vice President of Human Resources
Gerardo (Jerry) De Anda
Vice President, Client Service Director, PNC Bank
Cheryl Lebens joined Grange in 2012 and serves as Chief Risk & Strategy Officer. She is responsible for leading the development of the enterprise’s corporate strategy and the ongoing strategic planning and governance processes. Cheryl is also responsible for creating alignment between the strategy, scorecards and financial plans to ensure resource allocation supports our strategic intent.
With 20 years of experience in the insurance industry, Cheryl has held a variety of roles in finance, corporate strategy, sales and marketing at Nationwide Insurance in Columbus and at Safeco Insurance in Seattle.
She holds a Bachelor’s Degree in Communications/Journalism and a Master’s Degree in Business Administration from the University of Washington.
Ken Keener serves as Senior Vice President of Human Resources for NiSource. NiSource serves nearly 4 million natural gas and electric customers across seven states under NIPSCO and Columbia Gas.
Keener leads an organization committed to strengthening the people, organizations and culture essential to NiSource’s business success. Primary services include:
- Talent Acquisition
- Talent Management
- Leadership Development
- Inclusion & Diversity
- Organization Development
Keener most recently served as Vice President of Talent & Organization Effectiveness in Human Resources for NiSource. Previously, Keener served at American Electric Power as Director, Leader & Organization Development, from 2005 to 2012. There he helped leaders build the culture and talent needed to achieve success. His team partnered with business unit leaders in areas such as leadership talent planning, leadership development, workforce planning, change management, performance management, and team effectiveness.
Prior to that, Keener was Director, Organization & Talent Development at Nationwide Property & Casualty Group, through 2005. There he was responsible for the execution and sustaining of leadership development and talent management/succession planning strategies across all of Nationwide’s Property and Casualty Insurance Operations.
Keener’s earlier career with NiSource ran from 1995 to 2004. He progressed through several Organization Development positions of increasing responsibility from 1995 to 2004. He was a consultant at Drake Beam Morin from 1992 to 1995, and Manager of Human Resources at United HealthCare from 1987 to 1992.
He earned a Bachelor of Arts degree in Organizational Communication with a concentration in Human Resource Management from The Ohio State University. He is certified as a Senior Professional in Human Resources (SPHR) and brings a wide range of certifications and training in leadership assessment and development.
He is a member of the Society for Human Resource Management, Association of Talent Development, and the Central Ohio Talent Management Group.
A native of central Ohio, Ken and his family live in Grandview Heights.
John Samenuk is a Managing Director at JPMorgan Chase. He currently manages Shared Services Operations with staff throughout the United States, India, and Philippines. With over 25 years at the firm, John has a diverse background in multiple businesses and functions. John’s previous assignments included CFO of Consumer Banking, Head of the Prime Auto Business, CFO of Consumer Lending, Head of Consumer Lending Product and Marketing, as well as leadership positions in Treasury, Risk Management, and Analytics. John holds a BSBA in Finance from Bowling Green State University and an MBA from Ohio State University.
John has served on the St Vincent Family Center board since 2012.
Sandra Carrillo is the owner of Carrillo Law, LLC, using her skills as a compassionate legal advocate and attorney to help individuals navigate the legal system. Sandra previously served as an assistant city prosecutor with the Columbus City Attorney’s Office. There, Sandra represented the Cities of Columbus and Worthington, Franklin County townships, the villages of Riverlea, Urbancrest and Valleyview, and the State of Ohio in the prosecution of criminal misdemeanor offenses filed at the Franklin County Municipal Courthouse. Prior to becoming an attorney, Sandra worked at The Ohio State University in the offices of Government Affairs and Legal Affairs.
In addition to other activities, Sandra currently serves as a board member of the St. Vincent Family Center, program manager of the Latina Mentoring Academy, and president of Buena Vista Painting, LLC. She is also a member of the Columbus Bar Association, the Ohio State Bar Association, the Hispanic National Bar Association – Region X and a life member of Alpha Psi Lambda National, Incorporated. Additionally, Sandra is a past graduate of the United Way of Central Ohio’s Project Diversity program, the Hispanic Chamber of Columbus’ Latina Mentoring Academy, and the YWCA’s Gen Y Leadership Program.
In 2016, Sandra obtained a J.D. degree with a concentration in civil litigation from Capital University Law School. She is also a two-time alumna from The Ohio State University where she obtained two B.A. degrees in criminology and psychology.
Sandra, a native from Tampa, Florida, has resided in Columbus since 2004. Currently, Sandra lives in north Columbus with her life partner, Wilber, and their three pets.
Mark Huddy is the Episcopal Moderator for Catholic Charities and Social Concerns in the Catholic Diocese of Columbus and joined the St. Vincent Family Center Board in September 1998. Mark works closely with diocesan sponsored Catholic Charities agencies and also serves on the boards of Catholic Social Services, Saint Stephen’s Community House and the Seton Square housing corporations. Mark has a Bachelors degree in English from The Ohio State University and a Juris Doctor degree from The University of Cincinnati College of Law. Mark also serves as the Director of the Office for Social Concerns of the Catholic Diocese of Columbus. In that capacity, together with his staff, he fosters social justice education and advocacy throughout the 23-county Columbus diocese.
Beth is a partner at Bricker and Eckler, LLP. Beth devotes her practice to regulatory, operational and compliance matters for hospitals, hospices, occupational medicine and other health care clients. She regularly advises clients on vendor/supply chain relationships; software licensing; clinically integrated networks; narrow networks, shared saving and bundled payment models; workplace wellness; Medicare/Medicaid participation and reimbursement; licensure and accreditation; health information privacy; and health care fraud and abuse law compliance.
Beth graduated Phi Beta Kappa from Indiana University at Bloomington with a B.A. in criminal justice and political science. She attended law school at The Ohio State University, where she served as a Managing Editor of The Ohio State Law Journal.
Beth has been recognized as an Ohio Super Lawyers Rising Star. Beth has also been honored by America’s Leading Lawyers for Business through Chambers USA, a national legal industry publication. In 2009, Nightingale’s Healthcare News named her an Outstanding Young Healthcare Lawyer. In 2015, Beth received the Ohio Diversity Council’s Ohio Most Powerful And Influential Women Award.
Beth is a member of the American Health Lawyers Association and the Health Care Compliance Association.
Peter McMurtrie serves as Nationwide’s Senior Vice President of Emerging Businesses. In this role, Peter helps Nationwide evolve and adapt to disruptive forces that are challenging our industry by thinking differently and finding new revenue streams. At an enterprise level, Peter is tasked with developing strategic partnerships to take products to market in new ways and identifying new P&L opportunities outside of our core businesses. He leads a subset of the Emerging Businesses Group and is responsible for the future commercialization and scaling of opportunities that evolve from the innovation process.
Prior to his current role, Peter was Vice President of Middle Market Underwriting and Business Development. In this capacity, Peter was responsible for driving consistent business development philosophies, functions, and guidelines to support goals of profitability, managed growth and enhanced competitive advantage. Peter led six regional business development teams accountable for relationship management of business development efforts with strategic agencies and or brokers for the purpose of consistent profitable growth.
Previously, Peter served as Nationwide’s Vice President of Sales Design and Development for Property Casualty Sales. In that role Peter was accountable for establishing Nationwide’s Property Casualty sales management strategies, with a focus on delivering differentiated sales support to our agency partners.
Prior to joining Nationwide in 2015, Peter served as the Chief Sales, Marketing and Affiliate Officer for Grange Insurance. In this capacity he led the development and execution of strategies supporting: sales and distribution management, product and corporate marketing, and full P&L responsibility for their affiliate company Integrity Insurance, where he also served as a member of the board of directors.
Prior to Grange Insurance Peter served in a variety of executive leadership roles with Travelers Insurance. Peter resides in Galena, Ohio and has two daughters. He serves on the board of directors for Ohio non-profit organization St. Vincent Family Center, where he has previously served as Board Chair.
Barbara has a Bachelor of Science degree in Personnel Administration from The Ohio State University and a Juris Doctorate degree from Capital University with specialization in labor and employment law.
She has served on the boards of the American Red Cross, American Heart Association, Isabelle Ridgeway Care Center and Volunteers of America; she is a past appointee to Westerville City Personnel Review Board, and past appointee to the board of Central Ohio Workforce Investment Corporation (COWIC). She is a current board member of St. Vincent Family Center.
Barbara is married, has two children and is a current resident in Galena, Ohio.
Matt Schlabig was named Chief Information Officer of Worthington Industries in May 2015. In this role, he leads the Company’s Information Technology group focused on expanding the Company’s ERP footprint to all acquired companies, building analytic capabilities, strengthening cyber security and implementing mobile capabilities.
Schlabig joined Worthington in 2012 as the Director of IT operations.
In 2013, he was promoted to Vice President of IT. In that role, he successfully led several large-scale initiatives, including an ERP system integration for Engineered Cabs and the latest Oracle upgrade.
Schlabig has more than 25 years of experience in the information technology field. Prior to joining Worthington, Schlabig worked as a consultant for companies including Hewlett Packard and Ernst & Young Management Consulting. He specialized in technology transformation initiatives, managing ERP and system implementations, data center and infrastructure updates and M&A integrations.
Schlabig is a graduate of Bowling Green State University with a Bachelor’s Degree in computer science. He earned his MBA from Xavier University in Cincinnati, Ohio. He resides in Galena, Ohio with his wife and two children.
Worthington Industries is a leading global diversified metals manufacturing company with 2018 fiscal year sales of $3.6 billion. Headquartered in Columbus, Ohio, Worthington is North America’s premier value-added steel processor providing customers with wide ranging capabilities, products and services for a variety of markets including automotive, construction and agriculture; a global leader in manufacturing pressure cylinders for propane, refrigerant, and industrial gases and for cryogenic applications, water well tanks for commercial and residential uses, CNG and LNG storage, transportation and alternative fuel tanks, oil & gas equipment, and consumer products for camping, grilling, hand torch solutions and helium balloon kits; and a manufacturer of operator cabs for heavy mobile industrial equipment; laser welded blanks for light weighting applications; automotive racking solutions; and through joint ventures, complete ceiling grid solutions; automotive tooling and stampings; and steel framing for commercial construction. Worthington employs approximately 12,000 people and operates 84 facilities in 11 countries.
As Director of CFO Inc., Eric is responsible for the operation of the Crane family office, which provides various financial and non-financial services to the Crane family. Eric joined Crane Group Co. in 2016 after serving as Vice President and Senior Wealth Planner at PNC Wealth Management. Before joining PNC, Eric was an associate attorney at Kohler & Smith Co., LPA, focused in the areas of estate planning, tax planning and small business representation.
Eric received his Bachelor of Arts in Public Administration from Miami University and his Juris Doctor from Capital University Law School.
Previously serving on the Pastoral Council at St. Joseph Cathedral, Eric is currently a member of the Professional Advisors Group at The Catholic Foundation, the Ohio State Bar Association, and serves on the board at St. Vincent Family Center.
Eric is married with two children and lives in Westerville, Ohio.
Fred has been a member of the SVFC Board of Trustees since January 2013. In his board capacity, Fred is a member of the Executive Committee and serves as a member of the Compliance and Development Committees.
Fred is retired from his role as Senior Vice President, Business Development for DHL Supply Chain’s retail business unit. Prior to his retirement, Fred led a team of business development professionals that were responsible for the development of new business growth within the retail business unit. He was appointed to this role in 2010.
Prior to this appointment in 2010, he was Senior Vice President, Business Development for the Technology, Aerospace and Service Logistics business unit. Fred also served as global sector leader within DHL Global Customer Solutions, where he was responsible for a group of global customers in the Technology (high-tech) sector including Apple, Dell, Hewlett Packard, Motorola, Intel and others. He has more than 28 years of management experience with DHL (formerly Exel) and more than 42 years of management experience in logistics and supply chain management.
Fred holds an MBA from Xavier University, and a BBA from Ohio University. He is a parishioner at St. Joan of Arc Parish, Powell, Ohio and St. Rita Parish, Brooklyn, Michigan. Fred and his wife Patrice have been married for 38 years, with three children, Kyle, Matthew and Elizabeth. Before joining the Board of Trustees of St. Vincent Family Center, he had previously been involved in volunteer activities with Holy Family Soup Kitchen, Columbus Ohio.
Dr. Block is board certified in Family Medicine and Medical Management. He earned his Bachelor of Science in Biology at The Ohio State University in Columbus in 1982 and his Doctor of Medicine at the Medical College of Ohio in Toledo in 1987. He completed 2 years of General Surgery training at Henry Ford Hospital in Detroit, Michigan before completing his residency training in Family Medicine at Good Samaritan Hospital in Dayton, Ohio in 1991. He completed his MBA in Healthcare Management from Western Governors’ University in Salt Lake City in 2016.
Dr. Block has been a licensed, practicing family physician for over 30 years. Dr. Block is also an experienced physician-executive and health educator/speaker in the areas of managed care, population health management, clinical transformation, value-based innovation and healthcare stakeholder engagement. He holds multiple clinical and administrative certifications. In 2006, Dr. Block published his first textbook entitled: Healthcare Outcomes Management: Strategies for Planning and Evaluation. In 2008, Dr Block published his second textbook: Healthcare Stewardship: A guide to improving the health of all Americans. He is also the author of several publications and abstracts.
Representing the Central Ohio Community, Mary A. Ey has served as a St. Vincent Family Center Board of Trustees member since January 2013. Ms. Ey has dedicated her career and life to advocating for children with diverse learning abilities, needs and health concerns by providing them, and their families, with the appropriate services and resources through a collaboration of school and community partnerships.
Mary retired from Columbus City Schools in February 2012 after 35 years of service. Throughout her career in the urban school district, she held several positions, including Special Education Teacher, Special Education Consultant, Supervisor for Transition Services and the Multiple Disabilities Program, Executive Director of Educational Services and Resources, and Chief Officer of Student Support Services. In her last two roles, Mary was instrumental in forming partnerships between Columbus City Schools and numerous agencies and organizations in the Central Ohio area in order to provide better services for students and their families. These organizations included The ADAMH Board, Family and Children First Council, St. Vincent Family Center, The Buckeye Ranch, Nationwide Children’s Hospital, The Ohio State University, Franklin County Board of Developmental Disabilities, Franklin County Children Services, Rosemont, Hannah Neil, and the Ohio Center for Autism and Low Incidence Disabilities (OCALI).
During the course of her career, Ms. Ey has received several awards and recognitions. In 2012, she was a nominee for the Ohio Department of Education Kathe Shelby Leadership Award. In 2011, she received the Special Olympics Marty Price Volunteer of the Year Award, and in 2010 the Columbus Area, Inc. presented her with the Mental Health Advocates Award. While teaching in Columbus, she received the “Excellence in the Teaching Profession” Award from The Ohio State University College of Education in 1985.
Ms. Ey graduated from Ohio Dominican College with a Bachelor of Arts in Special Education in May 1977. She obtained her Master of Education from Xavier University in May 1981 with a concentration in Supervision and Instructional Services. To further her professional development, she has taken post-graduate courses from Ashland University, Otterbein University, Xavier University, and The Ohio State University. Mary is a proud graduate of St. Francis DeSales High School.
Jeffrey Johnson is the Chief of the Minority Business Development Division of the Ohio Development Services Agency. In this role, he is responsible to lead the state’s efforts to help develop and grow Ohio minority-owned businesses. Johnson works closely with the Ohio Minority Business Advisory Council and seven Minority Business Assistance Centers around the state to support the agency’s efforts.
Previously, Johnson was the Vice President of Government and Non Profit Lending at JP Morgan & Chase where he provided expertise on bonds, loans and tax credits. During his time, he underwrote and approved the largest municipal bond transaction in the history of the Business Banking unit for more than $35 million. Johnson has more than 20 years’ experience in business banking along with 15 years’ experience working with government municipalities and community organizations.
Johnson is also an active member in his community, where he has served as a board member to the New Albany Joint Park District, New Albany Plain Local School District and the Columbus Urban League.
Johnson holds a bachelor’s degree in Accountancy from the University of Illinois Champaign-Urbana and a master’s degree of business administration from DePaul University Kellstadt Graduate School of Business.
Shawn joined CIT BANK, N.A., in April 2020 and serves as Director in its Capital Equipment Finance Group. Before joining CIT BANK, N.A, Shawn served in a variety of roles with HUNTINGTON NATIONAL BANK, including Vice President, Equipment Finance Sales Executive from January 2007 until March 2020 and Equipment Finance Commercial Portfolio Manager from May 2003 to December 2006.
Shawn was with PROVIDENT BANK (now known as PNC FINANCIAL SERVICES GROUP, INC.), Cincinnati, Ohio as Vice President, Commercial Portfolio Manager from January 2003 until May 2003 and Vice President, Underwriting Manager from July 2001 until December 2002. He was with TRANSAMERICA EQUIPMENT FINANCIAL SERVICES CORPORATION, Cincinnati, OH as Senior Credit Analyst III from March 1998 until July 2001.
He started his career with STAR BANK, N.A. (now known as U.S. BANK N.A.), Cincinnati, Ohio and served in several roles immediately after graduating from its Commercial Credit Training Program as Credit Analyst from June 1989 until December 1992; Assistant Vice President – Loan Review Analyst from January 1993 until February 1995 and Vice President, Middle Market Commercial Relationship Manager from February 1995 until March 1998.
He has an extensive background as a results-oriented, competitive and accountable leader, consistently ranking as a top tier producer exceeding budget in a fast paced, dynamic, high pressure business environment. Shawn has demonstrated expertise in: exhibiting the core values and culture of the organization, especially in the areas of communication, teamwork, continuous improvement and passion; serving as an invaluable resource to other bank and external business partners by building consensus across business lines among all stakeholders; communicating effectively, professionally and persuasively with clients, colleagues and other professionals.
Shawn earned a B.A., in Economics from Wittenberg University in June 1989. He has been on the Board of St. Vincent Family Center since August 2016.
Sean McNally has been with Cardinal Health since September, 2001, where he leads both the Global Sourcing Operations as well as the Corporate Indirect Sourcing organizations. In this role, he has leadership responsibility for Cardinal’s Pharmaceutical and Medical supplier operations, supplier performance management and indirect procurement.
Prior to joining Cardinal Health, Sean was a consultant with Accenture and a project lead with Fourthchannel. He received a Bachelor’s Degree in economics from Denison University, Granville, Ohio, and a Master’s Degree in business administration from Ohio University. Sean also studied economics at University College, Galway (now National University of Ireland, Galway) in Ireland. McNally is a coach for Special Olympics and supports various Autism communities. He is currently serving on the board of directors for St. Vincent Family Center in Columbus Ohio. Sean is also Chairman of the HIDA Pricing Accuracy steering committee.
Brittney Price was born and raised in Fremont, Ohio, and has proudly lived in Columbus, Ohio, for the last nine years. She has a Bachelor of Arts from The Ohio State University specializing in Psychology and Communication. She holds a Senior Professional in Human Resources Certification from the Society for Human Resources Management.
Ms. Price has over 13 years of experience in Human Resources and currently serves as Vice President of Human Resources for FlightSafety International in Columbus, Ohio. She previously served in a variety of HR leadership roles at Hot Chicken Takeover (Ohio), Lbrands (Ohio), Alliance Data (Ohio) and Domino’s Pizza (Michigan, Maryland and Nevada). Her vast experience in the areas of Leadership Development, Executive Coaching, Employment Law, HR Operations and Reporting & Analytics enhances her credibility as an HR professional.
Brittney serves on the Board of St Vincent Family Services, volunteers with the Columbus City Year Program, and supports organizations involved with Fair Chance Employment.
Aletha Shipley joined Columbus State Community College in April 2005 as Director of Business and College Services, Controller and Deputy Treasurer. In July 2016, Shipley became Vice President for Business Services, Chief Financial Officer and Treasurer.
In addition to her responsibilities as Controller and Chief Financial Officer, Shipley is a member of the Investment Committee for both the College and the Columbus State Community College Development Foundation, with portfolios totaling nearly $130 million, and has chaired or participated on committees including the Colleague (College ERP system) Implementation Steering Committee, Enterprise Systems Steering Committee, Switch-2-Semesters Steering Committee, Risk Management Advisory Team, Textbook Affordability Committee, and the Fiscal Resources & Facilities Committee of the Policy Council (Shared Governance). She also participated in the development of the Ohio Association of Community Colleges (OACC) Risk Management and Insurance Program, a statewide group insurance program for the OACC institutions, and served as the chairperson 2014-2016.
Shipley holds memberships in professional organizations including the American Institute of Certified Public Accountants, the Ohio Society of Certified Public Accountants, National Association of College and University Business Officers (NACUBO), Central Ohio Association of Government Accountants, and Government Financial Officers Association. She is currently a member of NACUBO Community College Council and chaired the Ohio Association of Community Colleges Fiscal Officers Council for the 2017-2018 term. She also serves on the Peer Corps as a reviewer for the Higher Learning Commission.
Prior to Columbus State, Shipley was Manager of Financial Reporting for Safelite AutoGlass, and also served as Director of Internal Audit for The Ohio State University. She began her career in public accounting for Deloitte, progressing to senior auditor, and then Parms & Co., LLC., as an audit supervisor.
Shipley earned her BSBA and MBA at The Ohio State University.
Gerardo (Jerry) De Anda received his Bachelor of Arts in Economics with a minor in Political Science from the University of Illinois at Chicago. He is currently Vice President, Client Service Director within PNC Wealth Management. He has worked in several roles at PNC since he joined the organization in 2011, including Financial Sales Consultant, Assistant Branch Manager, and Client Solutions Specialist Sr. Before joining PNC, Gerardo worked as a Trader Clerk at the Chicago Board of Trade.
Gerardo was born and raised near Chicago, IL. He relocated to Columbus five years ago with his wife and recently welcomed their first child. Outside of his professional role, he enjoys cooking, traveling and spending time with his family. He also serves as a PNC Grow Up Great volunteer, a program with a primary focus on early childhood development and education.
Amy Fletcher is the VP, Human Resources with Victoria’s Secret (Lbrands), leading the HR agenda for the Logistics/Supply Chain division. In her role, she focuses on aligning people processes with business imperatives, while building & maintaining a culture championing diversity, positive associate engagement, and a focus on talent development and growth.
Prior to joining Lbrands, Amy spent 15 years with DHL Supply Chain in a series of expanding HR leadership roles, across varying HR disciplines (talent acquisition, labor relations, learning & development, and policy design/development). In these roles, she delivered comprehensive HR services supporting 30,000 associates across 400-plus distribution centers and offices. Amy influenced HR strategy and processes involving performance management, health and welfare, rewards and recognition, and organizational design. Additionally, she served on the international HR Leadership Council, designated to establish a shared culture & associate experience globally.
Amy attended The Ohio State University, where she earned a Bachelor of Arts degree in Organizational Communication with a concentration in Human Resource Management. She is a certified HR practitioner (PHR) and holds a comprehensive set of certifications on executive coaching, facilitation, and associate engagement.
Amy and her husband reside in Lewis Center, Ohio.