Chapter Leadership 


Applications are now closed for 2019 AFP Central Ohio Board of Directors


2019 Slate for the Central Ohio AFP Board of Directors

Executive Committee
President: Laura Baker
President-Elect: Jeff Redfield
Immediate Past President & Committee on Directorship Chair: Cathy Fynes
Secretary: Kari Roll
Treasurer: Shelley Backs
VP of Membership: Chris Baker
VP of Communications: Kay Wilson
VP of Education: Stephanie Christie

Board Members
Regina Alhassan, Diversity & Inclusion Chair
Lauren Bell, Scholarships Chair
Erin Blue, Education Programs Chair
Carrie Burson, Be the Cause Chair
Carolyn Caldwell, At-Large Board Member
Suzie Childs, NPD Chair Elect
Erika Gable, At-Large Board Member
Dustin Grovemiller, Collegiate Chapters Chair
Erich Hunker, At-Large Board Member
Katie Kuvin, Membership Chair
Lisa Much, Marketing & PR Chair
Mary Beth McNamee, National Philanthropy Day Chair
Ben Miller, Sponsorships Chair
Leigh Ann Miller, External Directories Chair
Mayme Norman, AFP Education Courses Chair
Joanne Spoth, National Philanthropy Day Nominations Chair
Shiloh Todorov, Education Programs Chair
Jerad Wood, Mentoring Chair 



Serving on the AFP Central Ohio Board of Directors is a wonderful opportunity to expand your leadership skills, increase your visibility within the philanthropic community, network closely with some of central Ohio’s most respected fundraisers, and make new friends while “giving back” to the chapter and our profession.    

Applications are now open for the 2019 Board of Directors.  The Committee on Directorship welcomes your self-nomination.  To apply, please review and complete the attached 2019 Board Expectations, Application and Submission Instructions.  Descriptions of all board positions are available for download on the Leadership page of our website. 

Only complete applications from AFP members in good standing will be considered.   The Committee on Directorship will consider a number of factors when preparing the slate of candidates for the Board of Directors, including: overall diversity; geographic and sector representation; continuity of service to the nonprofit sector; service to, and involvement with, the Chapter.
If you have any questions, or if you wish to nominate someone else as a candidate for the board, please contact Carolyn Caldwell, Chair, Committee on Directorship,  ( or 614-218-5440) or any member of the Committee on Directorship listed above. 

Thank you for considering your future contribution to our chapter!




2018 Board of Directors


Cathy Fynes

Senior Consultant - Benefactor Group

450 S Front St
Columbus OH 43215-5627



Laura Baker, CFRE

Director of Advancement - WOSU Public Media

2400 Olentangy River Road
Columbus, OH 43210



Shelley Backs

Development Officer - Columbus Zoo and Aquarium

9990 Riverside Drive
Powell, Ohio 43065-0400



Erika Gable

Executive Director - Women's Small Business Accelerator

242 Thurman Ave
Columbus OH 43206


VP of Membership

Chris Baker, CFRE

Executive Director - Ohio Farm Bureau Foundation

280 N High St 6th Floor
Columbus OH 43215


VP of Communications

Kay Wilson

- Impact


VP of Education and President Nominee

Jefferey Redfield, CFRE

Regional Philanthropy Officer - American Red Cross - Ohio Buckeye Region

995 E Broad Street
Columbus OH 43205-1339


Immediate Past President & Chair of the Committee on Directorship

Carolyn Caldwell, GPC

Principal - Raising Awareness, Raising Funds

8400 Riverside Dr
Powell OH 43065-9501

Email: carolyn@raisingawarenessraising


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Collegiate Chapter Committee Chair

Stephanie Mizer

Senior Manager, Talent Acquisition and Management - The Ohio State University Foundation

1480 W Lane Avenue
Columbus, Ohio 43221-3919


Diversity and Inclusion Committee Chair

Regina Alhassan

Prospect Management Consultant - Research PRO, LLC

1738 S Hamilton Rd
Columbus. Ohio 43227


AFP International Education Courses Chair

Mayme Norman and Shelley Backs

- Columbus Zoo and Aquarium

Be the Cause Committee Chair

Carrie Burson, CFRE

Director of Advancement - Pontifical College Josephinum

7625 North High Street
Columbus, OH 43235


Job Bank Chair

Chapter Administrator


Marketing/PR Committee Chair

Shiloh Todorov

Executive Director - German Village Society

588 S. 3rd St.
Meeting Haus
Columbus OH 43215


Membership Committee Chair

Elizabeth Kane


Mentoring Committee Chair

Stephanie Christie

Director of Development - CompDrug

547 E. 11th Avenue
Columbus OH 43211


Affinity Group Chair

Dana Mack

Associate Director for Corporate and Foundation Partnerships - The Ohio State University

364 W. Lane Ave., Suite B100
Columbus OH 43201


Monthly Education Program Committee Chair

Jessica Grisez, CFRE

Assoc. Dir. of Development, OSU College of Medicine - The Ohio State University

1651 King Ave
Columbus OH 43212


National Philanthropy Day Committee Chair

Mary Beth McNamee

Donor Relations and Stewardship - The Ohio State University Wexner Medical Center

Arthur G. James Cancer Hospital and Richard J. Solove Research Institute


National Philanthropy Day Committee Chair-Elect



National Philanthropy Day Nominations Committee Chair

Joanne Spoth, CFRE

President and CEO - The Breathing Association

6275 Lithopolis Rd
Carroll, OH 43112


Sponsorship Chair

Ben Miller

Associate Director of Development - The Ohio State University

500 W 12th Avenue
550 Parks Hall
Columbus, OH 43210


Consultants Directory Chair

Anne Will

Director, Estate and Gift Planning - American Cancer Society

5555 Frantz Road
Dublin OH 43017

888-227-6446 x8623

Scholarship Committee Chair

Lauren Bell

Development and Grants Manager - Columbus Metropolitan Library

96 S Grant Ave
Columbus, OH 43215


Public Policy Committee Chair

2018 Responsibilities being handled by the Marketing Committee



2018 At-Large Board Members

At-Large Board Member

Suzie Childs

Retired -

2480 Dover Road
Columbus, Ohio 43209


At-Large Board Member

Scott Solomon

Director of Resource Development - Jewish Family Services

1070 College Avenue
Columbus, Ohio 43209

At-Large Board Member

Chris Elliott

Executive Director - A Kid Again - Central Ohio

777-G Dearborn Park Lane
Columbus OH 43085


At-Large Board Member

Mayme Norman

Director of Philanthropy - Columbus Zoo and Aquarium

9990 Riverside Drive
Powell, Ohio 43065


At-Large Board Member

Erich Hunker

Assistant Head of School - Columbus Academy

4300 Cherry Bottom Road
Gahanna, Ohio 43230


At-Large Board Member

Erin Blue

Director of Development - Peggy R. McConnell Arts Center of Worthington

777 Evening Street
Worthington, OH 43085

614-431-0329 x319

At-Large Board Member

Leigh Ann Miller

Director of Development - Dawes Arboretum




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Ex-Officio Board Member & Chapter Administrator

Dale Abrams

Principal - The Abrams Group

Post Office Box 961
Columbus, Ohio 43216-0961


2018 Board Placement Chart

Thank you to our Philanthropy Day sponsors!

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