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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:

Executive Officers:

Jeffrey Sackenheim

Jeffrey Sackenheim

Vice President, SHP Leading Design

Board of Trustees President

Doug Chambers

Doug Chambers

Division Director Facilities Management, UC Health

Board of Trustees Vice President

Josh Ruth

Josh Ruth

Assistant Vice President, Huntington Bank

Board of Trustees Treasurer

Members at Large:

Dorothy Air

Dorothy Air

Associate Vice President (retired), University of Cincinnati

Program Committee

Dr. Barry Applegate

Dr. Barry Applegate

Dentist, Applegate Dentistry

Development Committee

Amy Barnes

Amy Barnes

Registered Nurse (retired)

Program Committee

Jason Barnes

Jason Barnes

Partner, Deloitte

Finance Committee

Nancy Barone

Nancy Barone

Chief Operating Officer (retired), UC Medical Center

Program Committee

Melissa Brooks

Melissa Brooks

CHNK Junior Board President

Development Committee 

Geoff Egbers

Geoff Egbers

Chaplain, Heartland Hospice

Real Estate & Facilities Committee

Alex Ferree

Alex Ferree

Senior Associate, Grant Avenue Capital

Finance Committee

Amy Longshore

Amy Longshore

Realtor, Amy Z Home Team, RE/MAX

Finance Committee

Tim Theissen

Tim Theissen

Attorney, Strauss Troy

Real Estate & Facilities Committee

Jeff W. Thomas

Jeff W. Thomas

Owner, Jeff Thomas Catering

Development Committee

Ellen Ziegler

Ellen Ziegler

Psychologist (retired)

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

Managing Director, Assured Partners Insurance

Finance Committee

Airielle Drane

Airielle Drane

Senior Accountant, Fifth Third Bank

Finance Committee

Charlene Erler

Charlene Erler

Owner, C&G Erler Interior Design

Real Estate & Facilities Committee

Nicholas Hawthorne

Nicholas Hawthorne

Fifth Third Bank

Finance Committee

Tanya Roesel

Tanya Roesel

Owner, Midwest Cheer Elite

Development Committee

Brett Stover

Brett Stover

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Program Committee