Communities In Schools of Central Ohio is guided by a talented, committed and diverse group of business leaders, educators, philanthropists and nonprofit executives. We are pleased to introduce them to you.


Tim Rieder
Board Chair
US Bank

C. Reggie Thomas
Board Vice Chair
Huntington National Bank

Bonnie Hohlbein
Treasurer of the Board


Wendy Sherman-Heckler PhD
Secretary of the Board
Otterbein University

Stephanie E. Cannon
Nationwide Children’s Hospital

Anne Saxon
Nationwide Insurance

S. Courter Shimeall
Bricker & Eckler

Chip Spinning
Franklin County Children Services

Cheryl L. Ward
Columbus City Schools

Catherine F. Burgett
Frost Brown Todd, LLC

Geoffrey S. Chatas
The Ohio State University

Ernest Levert, Jr.
Primerica Advisors Inc.

Betsy Walker
Cardinal Health

Dennis M. Sparks, Jr.
Victoria’s Secret

Lashana Crone
Defense Logistics Agency