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Board of Trustees

Children’s Home of Northern Kentucky is governed by a Board of Trustees. Individuals who serve on the Board are chosen based on their demonstrated concern for children and families in our community, their community leadership and involvement, their ability to provide financial assistance, and their unique skill sets and professional experience. Board members at CHNK are innovators, dreamers, and risk takers. They recognize that growth and change are necessary if CHNK is to continue serving the changing needs of youth and families. We are honored to have the following individuals on our Fiscal Year 2021 Board of Trustees:

Jeffrey Sackenheim

Jeffrey Sackenheim

Board President

Vice President, SHP Leading Design

Doug Chambers

Doug Chambers

Board Vice President

Division Director Facilities Management, UC Health

Josh Ruth

Josh Ruth

Board Treasurer

Assistant Vice President, Huntington Bank

Dorothy Air

Dorothy Air

Program Committee

Associate Vice President (retired), University of Cincinnati

Dr. Barry Applegate

Dr. Barry Applegate

Development Committee

Dentist, Applegate Dentistry

Amy Barnes

Amy Barnes

Program Committee

Jason Barnes

Jason Barnes

Finance Committee

Nancy Barone

Nancy Barone

Program Committee

Chief Operating Officer (retired), UC Medical Center

Melissa Brooks

Melissa Brooks

Development Committee

Junior Board President

Geoff Egbers

Geoff Egbers

Real Estate & Facilities Committee

Chaplain, Heartland Hospice

Amy Longshore

Amy Longshore

Finance Committee

Realtor, Amy Z Home Team, RE/MAX

Tim Theissen

Tim Theissen

Real Estate & Facilities Committee

Attorney, Strauss Troy

Jeff W. Thomas

Jeff W. Thomas

Board Vice President

Owner, Jeff Thomas Catering

Ellen Ziegler

Ellen Ziegler

Program Committee

Subject Matter Experts (SMEs) have skill sets relevant to at least one of the standing committees of the CHNK Board of Trustees and serve at the pleasure of the Board. They serve one-year terms, renewable indefinitely. SMEs serving on the Fiscal Year 2021 Board of Trustees include:

Steve Crawford

Steve Crawford

Finance Committee

Managing Director, Assured Partners Insurance

Charlene Erler

Charlene Erler

Real Estate & Facilities Committee

Owner, C&G Erler Interior Design

Bob Hawksley

Bob Hawksley

Real Estate & Facilities Committee

Chief Executive Officer, Fischer Homes