The Board of Trustees guides our organization to create lasting change in central Ohio.

These dedicated leaders are the catalysts for the change that helps us all LIVE UNITED. Your United Way of Central Ohio Board of Trustees:

  • Dan Crane – Chair

    Financial Director
    Crane Group

  • Barbara Benham – Past Chair

    Executive Vice President
    Chief Public Affairs Officer
    Huntington Bancshares Inc.

  • Derrick Antwi, CPA

    AVP, Business and Finance
    Capital University

  • Tal Bendor

    Vice President, Strategy Manager Americas
    Swiss Re Americas

  • Mark Bidstrup

    Executive Vice President and Chief Financial Officer
    Hexion Inc.

  • Melody Birmingham

    Executive Vice President and Chief Innovation Officer

  • Jeff Carper

    Chief Operations Officer
    White Castle Management Co.

  • Duane Casares

    Chief Executive Officer
    Directions for Youth & Families Inc.

  • Rachel Caviness – Treasurer

    National Director of Business Development Private Client and Family Office Services

  • Hope Cotter

    Vice President of Marketing & Communications
    Columbus Chamber of Commerce

  • Jeremy Gutierrez

    Sr. Vice President/Sr. Commercial Banker
    Fifth Third Commercial Bank

  • Michael Irving

    United Way of Union County
    Manufacturing & Quality Team Leader

  • David Lee

    President, OhioHealthy Medical Plan
    Vice President, OhioHealth Employer Solutions

  • Adam Lewin

    Hamilton Parker Company

  • Peter Lore

    United Way of Union County
    AVP, Quality Audit – P&C
    Nationwide Insurance

  • Elizabeth Martinez

    President and CEO
    Big Brothers Big Sisters of Central Ohio

  • Steve Mason

    Chief Executive Officer
    Medical Segment at Cardinal Health

  • Kenny McDonald

    President and CEO
    Columbus Partnership

  • Azure’D Metoyer

    Littler Mendelson P.C.

  • Bill McGee

    Senior Vice President and Chief Risk and Compliance Officer
    Encova Insurance

  • Rocky Parker

    SVP & Chief Talent Acquisition Officer
    Nationwide Insurance

  • Kathryn Rainieri

    Senior Director, Human Resources
    Designer Brands

  • Martyn R. Redgrave

    Managing Partner and CEO
    Agate Creek Partners, LLC

  • Ryan Schmiesing

    Senior Vice Provost for External Engagement
    The Ohio State University

  • Robert Tannous

    Managing Partner
    Porter Wright

  • Sharee Wells

    Whitehall City Schools

  • Morgan Williams (PDPL Board Fellow)

    Program Manager
    RAMA Consulting

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