Names in the News / June 17

An occasional report on comings and goings, recognition, promotions and appointments within the nonprofit community


Leukemia & Lymphoma Society announced its Man & Woman of the Year for 2020. This year’s Man & Woman of the Year campaigns looked much different thanks to the coronavirus lockdown, but is still considered a success. Supporters of LLS gathered virtually to celebrate and honor the seven Cincinnati candidates and 11 Dayton candidates. The Cincinnati campaign raised $324,384, and the Dayton campaign raised $202,828 across 10 weeks.

  • 2020 Cincinnati Man of the Year: Drew Homan
    2020 Cincinnati Woman of the Year: Kim Beach
  • 2020 Dayton Man of the Year: Brian LaFreniere
    2020 Dayton Woman of the Year: Sara White
  • $50K Top Fundraisers: Kim Beach, Drew Homan, Brian LaFreniere and Aaron Sharpe

YWCA Greater Cincinnati elected Diane Jordan as their new board chair and two new board members: Virginia Kuertz and Carolyn Micheli.

  • Diane Jordan is president and CEO, Thembi Speaks LLC.
  • Virginia Kuertz is a retired wealth management executive, SunTrust & J.P. Morgan
  • Carolyn Micheli is senior vice president, corporate communications & investor relations, E.W. Scripps Co.
Diane Jordan

Executive committee members for 2020-21:

  • Anne Mulder, vice chair and secretary
  • Sarah Broman, chair, human resources
  • Christi Kuhns, chair, advocacy
  • De Asa Nichols, chair, governance
  • Nicole Rasmussen, chair, finance
  • Jackie Reau, chair, communications
  • Alicia Townsend, chair, racial justice
  • Jamila Watson, chair, program evaluation
  • Pam Weber, chair, development

ArtWorks announced the appointment of Joe Muraca as its new board president. Muraca has served on the ArtWorks board for four years and became vice president in 2018.  In addition, Rocco D’Ascenzo of Duke Energy has joined the board and Lauren Hannan Shafer, ArtWorks’ outgoing CEO, has rejoined the board.

Joe Muraca, Rocco D’Ascenzo, Lauren Hannan Shafer

David Walsh, CEO of Hopsice of Southwest Ohio has been elected chair of the Ohio Health Care Association Home Care & Hospice board of directors. OHCA represents more than 1000 assisted living communities, home care and hospice service providers, providers of care and services to individuals with intellectual and developmental disabilities, and skilled nursing communities.

David Walsh

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