Ronald McDonald House Charities

of Northwest Ohio Board of Directors

Keeping Families Close

 

Rob Davis

Rob Davis

Chairman and Executive Chair, Member Since 2015

Rob Davis is a Financial Consultant at Creative Financial Partners in Perrysburg, Ohio. A proven leader in the community, Rob strives to “get the job done” every day for his clients, his firm and the community.

Rob works with individuals, families and closely-held businesses. He helps clients design a quality lifestyle and the reliable income to maintain it. He works within his firm to help solve advanced financial issues and complex estate cases.

He is a past recipient of the “20 Under 40 Toledo” award and serves on several community boards. Currently he is serving his second term as board president of Mobile Meals of Toledo, Inc. and is president-elect of Ronald McDonald House Charities of Northwest Ohio. In the past he has served as treasurer for the Sylvania Community Services board of directors.

Rob has been a member of his industry’s Million Dollar Roundtable (MDRT), including membership in the Top of the Table, the highest level of MDRT membership which places Rob among the top professionals in the global financial services industry.

A proud graduate of The Ohio State University, Rob was born in St. Henry, a rural farm community in west central Ohio. He now lives in Ottawa Hills with his son Joe who plays lacrosse, football, and likes to travel. On home game days in the fall, Rob can be found at Ohio Stadium, or at his family cabin “up north” in Grayling, Michigan where he enjoys fly fishing and cooking over the open fire.

Andrea Gurcsik

Andrea Gurcsik

Vice Chairman and Directorship Chair, Member Since 2017

Andrea Gurcsik is the Senior Manager, Global Talent Acquisition for First Solar, the largest manufacturer of solar modules in the world. In this capacity, she is responsible for recruiting, branding, talent strategies and social media. Prior to her taking this role at First Solar, she was responsible for leading the human resource function for many of company’s North American locations.

Currently, she serves on the board of Directors for the Ronald McDonald House Charities of NW Ohio, American Heart Association, The Employers’ Association and the Ohio Society for Human Resource Management State Council.

In the past, she has she served as the State Director for the Ohio Society for Human Resource Management State Council and the Conference Chair for the Ohio Human Resource Conference, the President of the Northwest Ohio Human Resource Association Board of Directors and the President of the March of Dimes Board.

Andrea earned her bachelor’s and master’s degrees in business administration from the University of Toledo.

A lifelong resident of the Toledo area, Andrea enjoys spending time with her husband, three children and their dog, Molly. The Gurcsik family enjoys traveling, with a goal of visiting all 50 states as a family.

Jeff Cremean

Jeff Cremean

Treasurer, Member Since 2019

Jeff Cremean is the Chief Financial Officer for IMCO Carbide Tool, Inc., A recognized leader in advanced cutting tool technologies and manufacturing with distributors world-wide. Jeff is a Certified Public Accountant & Chartered Global Management Accountant with over 25 years of finance and operations experience in a variety of industries.

Currently he serves as Assistant Treasurer on the Board of Directors for the Ronald McDonald House Charities of NW Ohio, as well as the Chair of the Finance Committee. In the past, he was a founding member of the Engaging Opportunities Foundation and served as Treasurer and Chair of the Finance Committee. Jeff also previously served as the Clerk-Treasurer for the Village of Genoa.

Jeff earned his Bachelor of Science in Accounting from The University of Toledo.

A lifelong resident of the area, Jeff currently resides in Temperance, MI with Shirley his wife of 29 years. They have 3 children and 4 grandchildren. When not enjoying time with family, they love to travel.

Summer Harris

Summer Harris

Assistant Treasurer and Finance Chair, Member Since 2021

Summer Harris is an audit manager at Clark Schaefer Hackett, a results-driven business advisory and accounting firm. Summer is a Certified Public Accountant with experience in a variety of industries and sizes, including manufacturing and distribution, transportation and logistics, various service industries, and not for profits.

Currently she serves as Assistant Treasurer on the Board of Directors for the Ronald McDonald House Charities of NW Ohio, as well as member of the RMHC Finance Committee, and board member for the Agility Angels located in Sylvania, Ohio. She is also a member of the Institute of Management Accountants and serves as Master of Communications for their Toledo Chapter.

She is a Temperance, Michigan native and graduated from the University of Toledo with her Bachelors in Business with major in Accounting and minor in Business Law. Summer currently resides in Toledo, Ohio, and when not enjoying time with family and friends, she loves traveling abroad.

Mike Bodman

Mike Bodman

Secretary, Member Since 2023

Brittany Barhite

Brittany Barhite

Member Since 2021

Brittany is an experienced communications professional with over 16 years experience in marketing and communications. Brittany is currently the Employee Experience Communications Manager at the technology company, Firstup. Prior to joining Firstup, Brittany was a communications leader at the Fortune 500 company, Owens Corning. She also has communications and marketing experience from her time at First Solar and Cumulus Broadcasting.

Brittany has her doctorate in leadership studies with a focus in communications. Her research is on digital communication. For fun, she serves as a communications adjunct professor at BGSU and Ohio Northern University. She also is an avid tennis player, competing in multiple leagues.

Maggie Butler

Maggie Butler

Member Since 2018

Karen Crown

Karen Crown

Member Since 2023

Karen is retired from working a fulfilling career at Merck and Co., Inc. Areas of expertise included sales, marketing, and hospital account management. She is a dedicated volunteer serving at The Ronald McDonald House of Northwest Ohio and other organizations.

Karen helps her sons out at their small businesses. She is an avid golfer and board member of her club. Karen earned a BA and Certificate in Dental Hygiene from The Ohio State University

Christina Dioletti

Christina Dioletti

Member Since 2019

Christina Dioletti has served on the Board of Directors for Ronald McDonald House Charities of NW Ohio since 2019. Prior to RMHC, she served as Board Secretary for the Northwest Ohio Chapter of the March of Dimes. Christina is currently employed by Signature Bank and lives in Oregon with her husband and two daughters. She is an avid reader and enjoys traveling with her family.

Dasa Dzierwa

Dasa Dzierwa

Development Chair, Member Since 2019

Dasa Dzierwa serves as Associate Vice President of the ProMedica Foundations where she leads a team in raising funds for 13 hospitals in the ProMedica footprint. She is passionate about connecting people and their stories, engaging communities, and creating donor-enabled change for good. She and her husband, Matt, reside in Haskins, Ohio and have three children—Madison, Noah, and Joseph.

Heather Foor

Heather Foor

Marketing Chair, Member Since 2018

Heather Foor is a Senior Advertising Manager at Buckeye Broadband. Heather leads a team of media professionals who help Toledo businesses connect with potential clients locally and country wide.

Heather joined the Ronald McDonald House marketing committee in 2016. She became the Marketing Chairperson and joined the board in 2019.

Heather along with her husband and two daughters live in Old Orchard, enjoy traveling as a family and spending time in Marble Head boating on Lake Erie. She is also an avid reader and enjoys working out whenever possible.

Paula Grieb

Paula Grieb

Member Since 2018

Paula Grieb, DNP, RN is Chief Nursing Officer & Vice President Patient Care Services Metro Region Hospitals. Prior to her current role, Paula served in several key executive leadership roles including Chief Operating Officer/Chief Nursing Officer ProMedica Bay Park Hospital and ProMedica Fostoria Community Hospital.

Paula has a Doctorate in Nursing Practice a Master of Science from The Ohio State University and a Bachelor of Science in Nursing from Spring Arbor University. She has a Nurse Executive, Advanced Certification. She is a member of the Toledo Area Ohio Organization for Nursing Leadership (TAOONL). Paula serves on the Ohio Children’s Hospital Association Board and the Ronald McDonald House of NOW Board.

Paula is married to Mike for over 30 years and has 3 beautiful adult children, Jeffrey, Justin and Danielle.

Jessica Hall

Jessica Hall

Member Since 2017

Jessica Hall is a Second Generation McDonald’s  Owner/Operator of 10 McDonald’s Restaurants in Northwest OH.

Jessica’s passions are customer service and people development through strong leadership and teamwork principles.  Beyond her connection with the Ronald McDonald’s House from her ownership of McDonald’s, Jessica has a personal connection with the House including living at the House in 2002 when her daughter was born 10 weeks premature, as well as getting engaged to her husband at the House.

Jessica has served on multiple community and McDonald’s committees including, RMHC of NW Ohio Board Member, McDonald’s Toledo Co-Op President, McDonald’s Regional People Team Lead, and Allen County Board of DD Board member.  Through her McDonald’s restaurants and on a personal level, she supports the RMHC Houses located in Toledo, Dayton, and Columbus, Ohio.  Her, along with her husband Tyler, and their two children Madison and Kadyn live in Lima, OH.

Jim Heller

Jim Heller

Member Since 2022

Jim Heller began his working career as a crew member at McDonald’s store #6813 in his hometown of Worthington, Ohio in 1983. Today he is an Account Manager for Valpak of Northwest Ohio.

Heller resides in Sylvania Township with his wife of 24 years and son. He has been a radio broadcaster for 33 years, currently serving as broadcaster for University of Toledo Women’s Basketball since 2011.

He is a longtime volunteer for the LPGA Dana Classic as Media Chairman. Heller also served as Past President of the Brisson Association at St. Francis DeSales School from 2019-2021. Heller belongs to Christ the King Church where has lectured since 2003. Heller is a licensed auctioneer, often working charity events during the year.

He enjoys golf, trivia, old movies, and spending time with his family and rescue dog Max.

Kim Kaufman

Kim Kaufman

Family Services Chair, Member Since 2019

Kim Kaufman joined the Board in 2018.  She received her Bachelor’s Degree from Bowling Green State University in Supply Chain and Marketing in 2010.

After college, she started with Owens Corning as an intern and is now the S&OP Leader for the roofing business.

She lives in Norwalk, OH with her husband, Josh and two sons both of which were born premature (Beau – born at 29 weeks now 4 years old and Gunnar – born at 33 weeks and now 18 months.)

Brooke Michel-Yussim

Brooke Michel-Yussim

Member Since 2022

Brooke Michel-Yussim is an Associate Broker with The Danberry Co. and has been selling and teaching real estate for the past 16 years in the states of Oregon and Ohio.

Brooke joined the Ronald McDonald House as a board member in 2022. Her parents, Don & Venice Michel were original founders of the house in 1982.

Brooke and her husband Herb have been married for 26 years. They travel to visit their 2 granddaughters who live in California a few times a year. Brooke enjoys spending time with family & friends, cooking, knitting, and riding her bike as often as possible. Brooke Michel-Yussim

Tony Perales

Tony Perales

Facility Operations Chair, Member Since 2019

Kiran Rai

Kiran Rai

Member Since 2017

Kiran Rai has served on the Board since 2017. She has chaired the Family Services Committee as well as the auction committee for the Heartwarming Fundraiser. Prior to COVID, Kiran regularly volunteered at the house spending time with families helping them scrapbook their journey.

Kiran has two grown children. Her son lives on the west coast working at PIMCO, and her daughter has been working remotely from home for a startup wellness and beauty company. In her free time, she loves to travel, cook and read. Her new pandemic passion is knitting.

McKenna Reitz

McKenna Reitz

Member Since 2021

McKenna Reitz teaches AP Psychology and coaches varsity volleyball at Springfield High School and is a TEDx Speaker who works with men and women to reframe life’s challenges into gifts and opportunities so they can pursue their purpose with clarity and confidence. After losing all her hair due to Alopecia, McKenna uses her journey of having this autoimmune disease to help others overcome the loss in their life by resetting the mindset of their “loss” into growth and opportunities in their lives.

Growing up and residing in Sylvania, McKenna and her husband Greg have two beautiful daughters Karsen (9) and Maddox (6).

McKenna earned her Bachelor of Arts in Education from Hope College in Holland, Michigan where she also played collegiate volleyball. She then obtained her Master’s Degree from the University of Toledo.

McKenna has been featured in Good Housekeeping, VeryWellFamily, Global Woman Magazine, Thrive Global, Healthy Women, Medium, Love What Matters, and featured on Good Morning Washington, theList, ABC, CBS, NBC, Ticker News, and Cheddar TV.

Matt Rivello

Matt Rivello

Member Since 2023

Matthew currently resides in Archbold, Ohio where he graduated High School in 2006. Directly out of Highschool Matthew began working a summer job and quickly shifted his career path to working with his father, a McDonald’s Owner Operator as a crew person in 2007. Matthew, throughout the years transitioned into management and then area supervision for his families three store organization. While continuing his career, Matthew entered the McDonald’s Next Gen program to begin the process to become a McDonald’s Owner/Operator. In 2017, the Rivello McDonald’s organization acquired five more restaurants, increasing their total to eight. With the additions in stores, the organizations’ structure increased. Matthew held the position of Director of Operations until he was approved to become a Next Gen Owner/Operator in 2018. Currently the Rivello McDonald’s organization has 10 locations with two of those being in Toledo, Ohio. Matthew currently owns three out of the ten restaurants. Matthew is very connected to the communities where his restaurants are located especially in his hometown of Archbold. In 2019, Matthew was awarded by the Archbold Chamber of Commerce, The Spirit of Archbold Award “4 Under 40” award.

Matthew in his spare time, enjoys time with his family, friends and longtime partner, Tatum. They have three dogs Koda, Caesar and Thielen. Matthew, an avid sports fan cheers for the Minnesota Vikings and Philadelphia 76ers. During the warm months, Matthew enjoys playing golf and riding his SxS off road vehicle.

Adam Sloan

Adam Sloan

Member Since 2017

Karen Stigall

Karen Stigall

Human Resources Chair, Member Since 2021

VP, Human Resources and Culture
Root Inc, part of Accenture

Karen is an experienced HR leader at Root, part of Accenture an organizational change consultancy in Sylvania, Ohio. In her current role, Karen has responsibility for leading Talent Management and working across the business to nurture Root’s culture, values and cause.

After graduating from the University of Toledo, Karen joined Root, which, at that time, was a growing start-up in Northwest Ohio. Over the course of her career, she has been integral in building the HR function from the ground up – establishing HR programs & systems, codifying culture, and evolving the People Team’s partnership with the business.

Karen is passionate about RMHC’s mission and values and is excited to serve on the Board. She first became involved through the Heartwarming committee and HR committee. Karen currently resides in Monclova Township with her husband, children, and two golden retrievers. When not spending time with her family, Karen is an avid reader and yogi.

Ashley Yoakam

Ashley Yoakam

Member Since 2023

While not a Toledo native, Ashley has made her home here in the Glass City. Ashley, born and raised in Marblehead, Ohio, graduated with her bachelor’s degree in Business Administration with a focus on Marketing and Professional Sales from the University of Toledo in 2011.

Directly out of college Ashley began her career as the Marketing Director of the Charles E. Boyk Law Offices, LLC, where she previously held positions as the receptionist and marketing assistant. She then transitioned out of her marketing role into sales when she started at Mail It Corporation in 2013. While at Mail It Corporation, she grew a love for local non-profit organizations. Always finding the most effective, yet cost savings route to help promote the various non-profits.

With her love of non-profit work, she then started her career at the Toledo Public Schools Foundation in 2019 as the Program & Grants Coordinator. In 2022, Ashley was promoted to Executive Director where she now oversees all fundraising efforts in addition to her previous role.

Ashley resides in Toledo with her husband Joshua and their daughter, Harper.  In her spare time, Ashley enjoys tending to her flowers and garden, taking family walks through the neighborhood and visiting local playgrounds with their daughter and new puppy Ranger.