|Governing Board for 2021|
|Trustees for 2021|
|Board, Trustee and Staff Bios|
|Cathy Blackford |
B.S. from Ohio State University. Retired from 35 year career with The Builders Exchange of Central Ohio, having served 22 years as executive director. Past affiliations: president of Leadership Columbus board of directors, board member Ohio Society of Association Executives, director of The Arlington Bank, member Ohio Union Council, board member O.S.U. Alumni Association Student Loan Foundation, and advisory board Buckeye Leadership Fellows. Recipient of numerous community leadership/service awards.
|Judi Green |
Lifelong resident of Marysville and member of MHS class of ‘64. B.A. from Miami University, Master of Arts in Teaching and MA in Educational Leadership. Retired from Marysville High School as the At-Risk Coordinator after having worked at O.M. Scotts and Sons Co. as an information specialist and Fairbanks High School as an English, Spanish and speech teacher. Judi currently tutors in the Homework Help Program at the Hope Center and serves as President of the MHS Alumni Scholarship Selection Board. Judi and her husband David live on their farm north of Marysville.
|Christina Horan, CFP, AIF |
Christina is the President and Financial Planner for Richwood Financial, a division of Richwood Bank. She is a CERTIFIED FINANCIAL PLANNER™ and an AIF® (Accredited Investment Fiduciary®) and holds the FINRA Series 7, 6 and 63 registrations as well as Ohio life, health, and annuity licenses. Currently, she is the Chairperson for Union County’s Mental Health and Recovery Board. Christina and her husband John Horan graduated from Purdue University and moved to Union County where they are raising their 2 boys, Stephen and Brayden on a small farm. They are members at Northwest Presbyterian Church and enjoy traveling, skiing/snowboarding, hiking and cooking.
|Chip Hubbs |
B.S. and Master of Health Administration Indiana University, fellowship at the Sinai Health System in Chicago. A fellow of the American College of Healthcare Executives, listed by Becker’s Hospital Review of Nonprofit Hospital and Health System CEOs to Know, Columbus Business First’s C-Suite Award Honoree, Union County Business Leader of the Year, Columbus Business First’s “Forty Under 40” and Modern Healthcare Magazine’s Up and Comer Award, delegate to the American Hospital Association’s Regional Policy Board, board member of the Institute for Health Innovation. Past board president Ohio Hospital Association, Fairbanks Board of Education, Union County Chamber of Commerce, and the Union County Family YMCA. Chip is married, has four children, and resides in Marysville.
|Gary Lee |
Born in Union County, graduate of Marysville High School and O.S.U. Served 16 years as Union County Commissioner. Former president of the State Commissionerrsquo;s Association. Has testified “dozens” of times in the Ohio House and Senate. Served as a founding board members and president of the Union County Foundation. Union County Chamber “Lifetime Achievement Award” and UCF honoree. Married to wife Marcia for 50+ years. Assists sons Ryan and Greg on the family farm as well as enjoying their family.
|Meg Michel |
Licensed since 1983 and broker since 1991. Meg grew up in the real estate industry in construction and sales. She holds a Bachelors of Arts in Economics from Denison University, served as a business consultant in New York, Philadelphia and Brussels for CIGNA Corporation, and then returned to Marysville after her father’s death. She opened her own company, King Thompson/Meg Michel Realty in 1997 and in 2001 converted her office to RE/MAX Winners.
|Ryan Mickelson CFP, AIF |
A CERTIFIED FINANCIAL PLANNER™ with McCarthy & Cox. Previously worked as an Associate Financial Advisor at Ameriprise Financial. He was a National Merit Finalist and graduated from Ball State University with a B.S. in Business Administration. Ryan holds FINRA Series 7 and 66 registrations as well as Ohio life, health, and annuity licenses. He is an Accredited Investment Fiduciary®. Married to wife Kelly, and has two children.
|Jennifer Morrison, M.D. FACS|
Doctor of Medicine degree from St. Louis University, Board-Certified Ophthalmologist
from The Ohio State University specializing in the medical and surgical treatment of eye diseases. Six years’ service as Board Chairman and Vice Chair at the former Marysville Ohio Surgical Center (now Memorial Outpatient Surgical Center). Assistant clinical professor at The Ohio State University Department of Ophthalmology. Volunteer at the Columbus Medical Association Free Clinic. In private practice in Marysville since 2002. Jennifer and her husband Matt Morrison (Pediatric and Adolescent Medicine) have 4 children.
|Roger C. Nicol |
BS and MS in Agricultural Education from The Ohio State University. Retired from 43 year career (with Landmark, Countrymark and Land O’Lakes) in Human Resources. Past president of the Ohio Human Resources Council, past president of the Fairbanks Board of Education, a member of the Ohio FFA Foundation and a director for the Ohio Suffolk Sheep Association. Memberships include the Ohio Agricultural Council, the Columbus Maennerchor Club and St. John’s Lutheran church where he has served as elder, vice-president, and secretary. Roger and Barb have two grown daughters, Tami and Amy.
|Brian Ravencraft, C.P.A.|
Brian has been with Holbrook & Manter since 1995, primarily focusing on the area of Tax Consulting and Compliance. Brian has a Bachelor of Science and Business Administration from Bowling Green State University. Brian and his wife have two children and reside in Marysville.
|Christiane Schmenk, Esq.|
J.D. The Ohio State University Moritz College of Law, B.A. Ohio Northern University. Of Counsel at Bricker & Eckler LLP and President, Argus Growth. Director of the Ohio Development Services Agency; former Mayor of Marysville; former VP for External Affairs for Scotts Miracle-Gro Company; Foundation for Appalachian Ohio Board of Trustees; Women’s Small Business Accelerator; Ohio Northern University Board of Trustees; The Hope Center Marysville Board of Trustees; Past President of Union County Chamber of Commerce; Memorial Hospital Board of Trustees and Marysville Public Library Board of Trustees. Chris and her husband Mike live in Marysville with their two children and attend Marysville Grace Brethren Church.
|Christie Snider, CPA |
Lifetime Union County resident and graduate of North Union High School and Mt. Vernon Nazarene University (Magna Cum Laude). Christie is active in her church and community and enjoys spending time with her husband and their four children.
|R. Mark Stover, DO |
Board-certified Orthopedic Surgeon since 1982. During his residency, he completed specialized rotations in total joint surgery and hand surgery. Awarded the title “Fellow” by the American Osteopathic Academy of Orthopedics (AOAO) in 1993. Former President of the AOAO in 2000, Board Member of the AOAO from 1992 through 2001, Medical Staff President of Memorial Hospital, Chairman of the Department of Surgery at Memorial Hospital, Member of the Medical Executive Committee at Memorial Hospital, Chairman of the Credentials Committee at Memorial Hospital, and Chairman and Residency Program Director of the Department of Orthopedics at Doctor’s Hospital. Member of the medical staff of Memorial Hospital.
|Georgia Tobin |
Georgia has been a resident of Union County since 1993. She is a graduate of The Ohio State University with a major in Latin and Greek and a minor in Computer Science. She manages the Foundation’s website and is the Scholarship Administrator.
|Holly Underwood |
Licensed Funeral Director and co-owner of Underwood Funeral Home. Graduated from OSU where she served in numerous leadership positions including president of the Ohio Staters. Post college Holly worked in medical sales and was a marketing specialist. She is an elder of the First Preysbyterian Church of Marysville where she enjoys singing in the choir.
|Jim Vandre RICP |
Jim has been in the financial services industry for 25 years. He is a Retirement Income Certified Professional and currently is affiliated with Eagle Strategies, LLC and New York Life. He started his career in 1994 with Aid Association for Lutherans. Jim also served as the Chairman of the Planned Gifts Committee with Memorial Hospital’s Development Council. Jim is married to Marlene and has three grown children, along with 4 grandchildren. Jim and Marlene are members of St. John’s Lutheran Church in Marysville, OH. Jim is also a member of Kiwanis.
|David A. Vollrath |
B.S. in Marketing/Management from Miami University. Life-long resident of Union County; owned and operated a 3rd generation General Motors automobile franchise for 22 years prior to joining the Foundation. Has held leadership positions on numerous community boards. Has served as The Union County Foundation’s Executive Director since 2001. Married to wife Jane since 1979. Dave and Jane have two grown children and five grandchildren.
|Andrea Weaver, AAS MBA|
Andrea has served as Union County Auditor since 2011. She serves as the County Auditors Association (CAAO), Legislative Chair and was elected to a progressive 4-year term of the state board of directors. She will serve as President in 2021. She serves on the Ohio Government Finance Officers Association board, the Ohio State Audit Committee, the Memorial Health Foundation board and is a past board member of the Union County YMCA. She is a member of the Association of Government Accountants, and the Union County Republicans Central Committee. She is a graduate of Union County’s Leadership program and the JoAnn Davidson Leadership Institute. She has served as the County Recorder in Mercer County. She earned a BS, Accounting from Miami University and an MBA, Finance from St. Francis University. She and husband Dave live in Marysville. She has 5 adult children and 4 grandchildren.
|Steve Yurasek, J.D.|
B.S. Business Administration (1974) and J.D. (1979) from The Ohio State University; 31 year Partner at Allen, Yurasek, Merklin & Owens-Ruff Law Office. Past and Present Affiliations: Union County YMCA, United Way of Union County and Red Cross; Union County and Ohio State Bar Associations; First United Methodist Church of Marysville.
|Ron Zimmerly |
Ron graduated from The Ohio State University with a Bachelor of Science degree in Agriculture Economics, with a specialization in Finance. He is a twenty-five year veteran of the banking industry, and is currently serving as President and CEO of Liberty National Bank. He currently serves on the Board of the Hardin County Economic Development Council, Discovery Riders Board of Directors is past chairman for the Hardin County Chamber and Business Alliance. Ron, his wife Kelli and their family reside in Bellefontaine.