Governing Board

A Governing Board of up to 15 volunteers provides stewardship for The Dayton Foundation and its charitable activities.

These experienced civic leaders are appointed to five-year terms by the senior judge of the U.S. District Court for Southwest Ohio, the probate judge of Montgomery County, the mayor of the City of Dayton, the chief executive officers of the Foundation’s trustee financial institutions (two appointments) and fellow members of the Governing Board (up to 10 appointments).

The Governing Board also serves as the Board of Trustees for the following related organizations: The Dayton Foundation, Inc., Dayton Foundation Charitable Accounts, Inc., Dayton Foundation Depository, Inc., Dayton Foundation Realty, LLC, and The Greater Dayton Pooled Income Fund (which invests gifts and pays income for life to donors and their beneficiaries).

The Governing Board also appoints at least one representative to the boards of each supporting organization of The Dayton Foundation.

Governing Board (As of January 1, 2019)

James R. Pancoast
James R. Pancoast, retired president and CEO, Premier Health, chair
Marva Cosby
Marva Cosby,CPC, SPHR, president, Cosby Consulting Group, LLC, vice chair
Cassie B. Barlow
Cassie B. Barlow, COO, Southwestern Ohio Council on Higher Education, and retired 88th Air Base Wing and Installation Commander, Wright-Patterson Air Force Base
Thomas J. Becker
Thomas J. Becker, CEO, Becker Electric Supply
Craig Brown
Craig J. Brown, retired senior vice president, treasurer and CFO, The Standard Register Company

Janice L. Culver, retired chief fiduciary officer, KeyBank NA, Cleveland

J. Norman Eckstein, senior vice president, Marsh & McLennan Agency LLC Company
George E. Forest
George E. Forest, retired Lieutenant Colonel, United States Air Force, and director of logistics, Special Operations Forces Group
William L. Gillispie
William L. Gillispie, retired deputy city manager, City of Dayton
Lisa Hanauer
Lisa E. Hanauer, retired founder and president of MED-PASS, Inc.
Maureen A. Lynch
Maureen A. Lynch, community leader
David T. Miller
David T. Miller, retired vice president of Finance and CFO, Dayton Children’s
Anita J. Moore
Anita J. Moore, retired vice president, Human Resources, The Berry Company/AT&T
Ratna Palakodeti
Ratna K. Palakodeti, M.D., FAAFP, retired family physician, First Care Family Medical, and medical director, First Care AfterHours
James M. Vaughn
James M. Vaughn, vice president of Finance, Taylor Communications, Inc.

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Audit Committee

David T. Miller, chair; Craig J. Brown, Thomas C. DeRoss, Karl Frydryk, Ellen S. Ireland, Richard J. Omlor, Samuel Oyebanjo, James M. Vaughn

Development Committee

Lisa E. Hanauer, chair; Scott Behnken, Thomas J. Becker, Belinda Burns, Allyson Danis, Mark S. Fornes, Jonathan Hale, Calvin Heard, Stanley Katz, Brady Kress, Regis Lekan, Albert W. Leland, John Lumpkin, Jr., Robin McCall, Shaun P. Nicholson, Nancy Roberson, Vincent Russell, Joshua Stuckey, Jeffrey Winwood

Executive Committee

James R. Pancoast, chair; Craig J. Brown, Marva Cosby, J. Norman Eckstein, George E. Forest, Lisa E. Hanauer, David T. Miller

Finance Committee

David T. Miller, chair; Kenneth C. Boyer, Craig J. Brown, Ellen S. Ireland, William T. Lincoln, Edmund H. Moore, Richard J. Omlor, Ratna K. Palakodeti, James R. Pancoast, James M. Vaughn

Gift Acceptance Committee

James R. Pancoast, Lisa E. Hanauer

Grants Committee

George E. Forest, chair; Cassie B. Barlow, Marva Cosby, William L. Gillispie, Charles A. Jones, Gary L. LeRoy, Maureen A. Lynch, Anita J. Moore, L. Tony Ortiz, Colleen M. Ryan, Beth W. Schaeffer, Frantk H. Scott

Marketing/Public Relations Committee

J. Norman Eckstein, chair; John F. Bieber, David E. Bowman, Janice L. Culver, Erica Fields, Helen E. Jones-Kelley, Charles A. Jones, Gary L. LeRoy, Judy D. McCormick, Scott Murphy, Paula Saunders, Jamie Schade, Betsy B. Whitney, Frank J. Winslow, Laura Woeste

Technology Advisory Committee

Rick Omlor, chair; Mike Harmer, Paul Moorman, Chris Schrameck, Brad Stephens, Paul Stoddard

Past Governing Board Members

Charles F. Kettering 1921-25
D. Frank Garland 1921-28
William D. Chamberlin 1921-36
Francis J. McCormick 1921-38
Milton Stern 1921-43
John G. Lowe 1925-27
Donald A. Kohr 1927-58
Ezra M. Kuhns 1928-60
Harry B. Canby 1936-56
H. Beckman Ohmer 1939-41
Charles J. Brennan 1942-62
Jack R. Silverman 1945-46
Samuel L. Finn 1946-58
Edward L. Kohnle 1957-73
Milton H. Wagner 1958-71
David L. Rike 1961-78
William Kuntz 1962-73
Robert A. Stein 1972-73
John E. Moore, Sr. 1972-91
Louis S. Goldman 1973-82
Robert S. Oelman 1974-80
Charles W. Danis 1974-84
Frederick C. Smith 1979-89
Anne S. Greene 1980-90
Jesse Philips 1983-92
Richard F. Glennon, Sr. 1984-98
Lloyd E. Lewis, Jr. 1988-94
Burnell R. Roberts 1989-2000
Thomas J. Danis 1990-99
Charles Abramovitz 1990-01
John W. Berry, Sr. 1991-97
Charles S. Brown 1992-01
Douglas L. Hawthorne 1993-02
Robert S. Neff 1993-02
Caryl D. Philips 1993-02
Betsy B. Whitney 1993-02
Clayton L. Mathile 1994-96
Rajesh K. Soin 1994-01
Estus Smith 1994-02
Paula J. MacIlwaine 1994-04
David R. Holmes 1998-01
Thomas G. Breitenbach 1998-10
John N. Taylor, Jr. 1999-03
Judy D. McCormick 1999-08
Franz J. Hoge 2000-09
Fred C. Setzer, Jr. 2001-10
Laura B. Pannier 2002-06
Charles A. Jones 2002-11
Helen E. Jones-Kelley 2002-14
Fred E. Weber 2002-11
Leo E. Knight, Jr. 2003-07
Jamie King 2003-09
Douglas C. Scholz 2003-12
Richard W. Schwartz 2004-10
Gary L. LeRoy 2004-13
Jerome F. Tatar 2004-15
Vicki D. Pegg 2006-11
Ellen S. Ireland 2005-16
Colleen M. Ryan 2009-18
Charles G. Schroeder 2010-16
Rick Omlor 2014-18


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File date: 03.07.19

Board Chair

James R. Pancoast

– James R. Pancoast, Governing Board chair and Foundation donor

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