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May 17, 2014
8th Annual Tab-a-PULL-ooza
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18th Annual Ronald McDonald House Golf Classic
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Board of Trustees


Al Herzog Al Herzog, RMHC Board Chair
McDonald's Owner/Operator
Herzog QSR

Al has been a McDonald's Owner/Operator for over 20 years and is the past recipient of the McDonald's President Award.  He is a married father of two who enjoys travel and road biking.  His greatest accomplishments are providing consistent, quality employment to over 250 people and being a good example to his two daughters.  Al has supported the House financially for years but is now excited to be able to provide a higher level of involvement through serving on the RMHC Board. 

Barbara Telek Barbara Telek, RMHC Board Vice Chair
Assistant Treasurer and Investor Relations
NewPage Corporation

Barbara and her husband Pete consider their greatest accomplishment to be supporting and guiding their children to be valued contributors to their community and to follow their dreams. Their son Brian is working on his PhD in pediatric research at Cincinnati Children's Hospital and Stephanie is working on her bachelor's degree at The Ohio State University. Barbara enjoys home renovation of their 90 year old home, fitness, and international travel.

Barbara holds a Bachelor's Degree from Pennsylvania State University, a Masters in Business Administration from the University of Dayton, and is a Certified Public Accountant. She also serves on the Business Advisory Counsel for the Oakwood School Board. Regarding her choice to serve on the RMHC Board of Trustees, Barbara says, "Our daughter was diagnosed with cancer when she was 12 months old. I learned that sometimes life changes in an instant and you need the love and support of family, friends, and community around you to make it through these challenges. Through RMHC Board of Trustees, I hope to provide others with the love and support they need during their challenges".

Lori Kershner Lori Morgan Kershner, RMHC Board Vice Chair
LMK Advocacy

Lori and her husband Chris have 2 young daughters, Morgan & Tatum and a boxer named CoCo Chanel. Her interests include politics, public policy, the arts, and the Junior League of Dayton. She is a past recipient of the DBJ 40 Under 40 Award, was the 2010 Leukemia & Lymphoma Society Woman of the Year Runner Up, and was the Ohio University Delta Gamma Alumnae of the Year in 2002. Lori has a passion for the right of every child to have quality health care. Serving on the RMHC Board gives her the ability to assist families who are often dealing with the most challenging times of their lives.

Greg Robinson Greg Robinson, RMHC Board Treasurer
Healthcare Claims Solutions, Inc.

Greg Robinson is married to wife Kimberly and enjoys squash, tennis, opera and traveling. His greatest accomplishment has been watching his children, Garrett & Gabe, grow into mature young adults. Upon seeing the great work that the Ronald McDonald House does, Greg decided to join the RMHC Board as a way to give back to the Dayton community.

Cindy Burger Cindy Burger RN, MS, NEA-BC; RMHC Board Secretary
Director, Critical Care Services
Pediatric Trauma & Emergency Center
Dayton Children's Medical Center

During Cindy's 24 years at Dayton Children's, she has been the project director for the renovation of both, the Newborn Intensive Care Unit, as well as the Wallace Critical Care Complex. Under Cindy's leadership, each design has received national and international acclaim. She is now the project director for the renovation of the Soin Pediatric Trauma and Emergency Center. Cindy says, "Improving the health care of the children of the Miami Valley region has been my life's work. The families of the children that we serve need the services of the RMH more than ever. "

Rita Cyr Rita Cyr
Chief Executive Officer
Ronald McDonald House Charities of the Miami Valley Region

Rita joined RMHC's leadership team in 2002. She has worked in non-profit administration for her entire professional career in positions committed to improving the lives of women, children and families. Rita has been an active member of Dayton Rotary since 2005. She is a graduate of Ohio University and Leadership Dayton. Rita is the proud parent of Alex, who is serving in the U.S. Army, and Ryan Marie, a student at Sinclair.


Ann Berger Ann Berger
Senior Business Development Director
Commuter Advertising

Ann recently started with Commuter Advertising after being with the Dayton Area Chamber of Commerce for nearly eleven years. Previous to the Chamber she was a teacher at the Hillel Academy for eighteen years. She is a lifetime Dayton resident and has been married to her husband for 38 years. Ann's love for the health of children in the community, and the support of their families, attracted her to volunteer for the Ronald McDonald House. She was honored to be asked to join the RMHC Board and has served as Co-Chair of RMHC's successful Doors of Compassion event since 2009.

Emily Chambers Emily Chambers
Regional Vice President, Human Resources
Cox Media Group Ohio

Emily is a married mother who enjoys music, theater productions, shopping and community support. She has directed all Human Resource initiatives and programs for Cox Media Group Ohio since 1999, which employs over 1,100. Emily has over 20 years of experience in the field of human resources for both domestic and international companies. She is very happy to work with an organization that does so much for so many families and is a firm believer that giving your time and service to others is a way to truly show that you appreciate your blessings.

Dr. Jeffery Christian Dr. Jeffery Christian
Pediatric Surgeon
Children’s Care Group, Dayton Children’s Hospital

Jeffery and his wife Julie have two daughters, Claire and Nicole and two yellow labs, Jackson and Cooper. Jeffery enjoys bird watching, golf, and volleyball and has served as a past chairman of professional staff. Jeffery says he chose to serve on the board because the Ronald McDonald House has always been a huge asset to his hospital and patients and sees serving as an opportunity to give back.

Tracy Fors Tracy Fors
Vice President of Marketing & Business Development
Wright-Patt Credit Union

Tracy has been the recipient of 2 Louise Herring National Philosophy in Action Awards in 2010 & 2011, as well as the Cutting Edge Marketing Brilliance Award in 2010. She chose to serve on the RMHC Board because, she says, "Ronald McDonald House Charities touches the lives of people when they least expect it. Many parents never dream they will have such a need. Children are the cornerstone for our future and when a family has an organization like the RMHC supporting them during times of distress it makes a big difference on our community long-term."

Jennifer Fox Jennifer Fox
Vice President
Huntington Bank

Jennifer has been in the financial services industry for 19 years and is the Treasurer of Valley View Booster Athletic Club. She is a resident of Germantown and a married mother of two teenagers. Jennifer joined the RMHC Board because of the support given to families of children with serious illnesses. She also respects the mission and core services of RMHC and is thankful to be a part of the organization.

Shanel Fultz Shanel Fultz
Acquisition Program Manager
Wright-Patterson Air Force Base

Shanel enjoys cooking, baking, yoga, spending time with friends, and outdoor activities such as golf and tennis. Shanel served her college internship at RMHC of the Miami Valley and has now come full circle to serve on the Board; she is excited to "give in another capacity to a great organization". Shanel said she has, "great admiration for the work that RMHC staff and volunteers do to fulfill the mission, and being able to be a part of the House again is an honor."

Chuck Hamilton Chuck Hamilton

Leah Hawthorn Leah Hawthorn
ABI (Advanced Business Image & Etiquette)

When Leah isn't training with her business, she enjoys spending time with her husband, James, and 4 grandchildren. Leah was a 2010 25 Women to Watch recipient and an advisory board member for Women in Business Networking. As an active and loving Nana to her grandchildren, knowing that there is an organization like RMHC available to parents and families with critically ill children is extremely important. When asked to become a part of the RMHC Board, she didn't think twice. Leah wants to give back to her community and can't think of a better way than RMHC.

Dr. C. Kirby Heritage Dr. C. Kirby Heritage

Eric Knoth Eric Knoth
Business Consultant, Ohio Region
McDonald's USA, LLC

I am very honored to be part of an organization that helps our community in such a compassionate way. Ronald McDonald House has made an impact on my family and friends and I'm happy to give back. I'm serving on behalf of McDonalds Corporation and extremely appreciative of this opportunity.

Steve Maggard Steve Maggard
Vice President Global Sales
Henny Penny Corporation

Steve is a married father of 2 who enjoys golf, reading, exercising and travel. He has traveled extensively and met people from all over the world and from many different cultures. As a result, he has had the opportunity to see that people in every part of the world want the same things… to provide for their families. Steve says, "Seeing what many people have to do to live day to day has influenced greatly how I live my life every day. Through our corporate relationship with McDonald's, I have seen how much RMHC does to help families in need".

Ron Muzechuck Ron Muzechuk
Proforma CNR Marketing

Ron's greatest accomplishment has been building his business from scratch and growing to one of the top franchises in over 700 throughout the country. Ron says, " My daughter was born 7 weeks premature and spent the first month of her life in the neo-natal care of the Children's Hospital. My daughter was healthy and needed to gain weight. However, I saw many very sick children while she was there and witnessed the toll it takes on parents. I feel at this time in my life and career, I can now help make families more comfortable during these difficult times."

Sean Turner Sean Turner
Assistant Vice President
Turner Property Services Group

Sean has a major in Civil Engineering from the University of Dayton. He previously served 5 years in the U.S. Air Force, achieving the rank of Captain. After leaving the Air Force he worked in the Chicago area, and returned to Dayton in 2010 to work at Turner Property Services Group starting out in the maintenance division and now focusing on property management. Sean is excited to give back and be a part of an organization dedicated to the support of families with critically ill children. He lives in Kettering with his wife Samantha and their three kids.

Danielle Queen Danielle Queen
International Acquisition Project Manager
Wright-Patterson Air Force Base

Danielle joined the Dayton Foundation to be put in contact with a non-profit organization that worked with children to sit on the board. "When I was chosen by RMHC to sit on the board I couldn't actually believe that an organization with such recognition and presence in the world would have chosen me. I am honored and moved to be chosen to work with one of the greatest organizations in world." Danielle is working toward completing her MBA and enjoys singing with the Gem City Chorus, reading, volunteering, and most outdoor activities.

Dana Wiegle Dana Weigle
Retired Owner/Operator

Dana is the retired owner/operator of several McDonald's restaurants throughout Southwest Ohio and Richmond, Indiana. Beyond his obvious business-savvy, Dana has long been committed to the belief of Ray Kroc (McDonald's founder) to always give back to the local community through leadership and involvement. As a result, he has received numerous awards for his outstanding community service throughout the years.