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Ohio Living Officers

Laurence C. GuminaOhio Living Chief Executive Officer

Laurence C. Gumina has more than two decades of experience in the health care industry, specifically with life plan communities, skilled nursing and assisted living operations, hospital administration, sponsorship transitions, home health, hospice and age-restricted affordable housing operations.

Prior to joining Ohio Living, Mr. Gumina served as senior vice president at Springpoint Senior Living where he was responsible for the development of new communities, repositioning existing communities and third-party management/development service agreements. Mr. Gumina also previously served as executive vice president and chief operating officer at Bayshore Community Health Services, and associate executive director at Riverview Medical Center/Hackensack Meridian Health.

Presently, Mr. Gumina serves in a board leadership role for the Presbyterian Association of Homes and Services for the Aging (PAHSA), is on the investment committee for the Ziegler Link-Age Longevity Fund I & II, and is on the board of directors for Link-Age and Leading Age Ohio.

Mr. Gumina holds a Master of Public Administration in health care administration from Fairleigh Dickinson University in Teaneck, New Jersey, and a bachelor’s degree in business administration from Bryant University in Smithfield, Rhode Island.

Dan GinisOhio Living Chief Development Officer

Dan Ginis is a non-profit executive with more than 25 years of strategic leadership experience. He has created and developed high performing staff and volunteer teams to advance organizational missions. During his career he has designed and implemented capital and endowment campaigns, increased annual giving performance and managed major gift portfolios.

Prior to joining Ohio Living as chief development officer, Mr. Ginis served in senior leadership roles in development, marketing and gift planning at the Michigan Humane Society, University of Michigan, Jewish Federations in greater Atlanta and metropolitan Detroit, and the Detroit Symphony Orchestra.

Mr. Ginis holds a B.A. in history from the University of Michigan, a master’s of social work in community organization from the University of Southern California, and an M.A. in Jewish nonprofit management from Hebrew Union College.

Joyce B. Miller Ohio Living Chief Information & HIPAA Security Officer

Joyce B. Miller came to Ohio Living with extensive experience in information systems. Her professional accomplishments include implementing an electronic medical records system for Ohio Living, introducing telehealth and mobile technology that have increased efficiency and quality of care across our continuum, and ensuring the safe protection of resident and patient information as our HIPAA security officer. 

Before joining our organization, Ms. Miller was chief information officer for several hospitals in the northeast Ohio area. Prior to that, she served as corporate director of information services for University Hospitals in Cleveland, director of information systems for what is now the Ohio State University Wexner Medical Center in Columbus, manager of information systems and support at Jewish Hospital in Louisville and an account executive at SMS.

Ms. Miller holds a B.S. in nursing from Ohio State University and an MBA from the University of Dayton. She is a Certified Healthcare CIO and a Certified Professional in Healthcare Information and Management Systems.

Daniel J. O'ConnorOhio Living Chief Operating Officer

Daniel J. O’Connor has more than 30 years of experience in the aging services field, the majority of which have been spent in leadership positions with Ohio Living where his responsibilities have included operational oversight, strategic planning and financial results. 

Mr. O’Connor began his career as a licensed nursing home administrator and was regional director of operations at a for-profit nursing home company prior to joining Ohio Living in 1990.

During his time with our organization, Mr. O’Connor has served as executive director of Ohio Living Dorothy Love, as chief operating officer (COO) for the community division, and now as COO for both our life plan communities and Ohio Living Home Health & Hospice.

After receiving his bachelor’s degree in sociology from the University of Dayton, Mr. O’Connor went on to earn a master’s in gerontology with a concentration in long-term care administration from Miami University in Oxford, Ohio. In 2010, he received Miami University’s W. Fred Cottrell Distinguished Alumni Award.

Mica ReesOhio Living Chief Brand & Growth Officer

Mica Rees is a health care executive with more than 20 years of experience in both for-profit and not-for-profit environments including hospitals, home health, hospice, long-term and sub-acute care, assisted and independent living, and adult day care. She is a results-driven leader with expertise in business development, sales, marketing, training and community relations, and has led her teams to drive significant market share growth and create integral business partnerships.

Ms. Rees joined Ohio Living in 2013 as vice president of operations and business development for our home health and hospice service line, and went on to serve as corporate executive of business development before her promotion to chief brand and growth officer. Prior to Ohio Living, Ms. Rees’ roles included regional manager of business development, district and area director of sales and marketing, and community relations coordinator.

After receiving her Bachelor of Science in health from Ohio University, Ms. Rees went on to earn a master’s in Health Care Administration from the university as well.

Robert B. StillmanOhio Living Chief Financial Officer

Robert B. Stillman has more than two decades of experience in public accounting with a practice concentration serving senior living and long-term care providers, as well as a broad range of non-profit organizations.

After beginning his career with KPMG, an audit, tax and advisory services firm, Mr. Stillman went on to serve long-term care providers while working for a public accounting firm that specialized in that sector. He was an assurance partner for Columbus-based accounting firm GBQ Partners, LLC for 14 years prior to joining Ohio Living in 2013.

Mr. Stillman is a CPA (inactive) and holds a bachelor’s degree in business administration with an accounting emphasis from Miami University in Oxford, Ohio.

Connie TostevinOhio Living Chief Nursing Officer

Connie Tostevin has been with Ohio Living for more than 25 years, where she has worked closely with our local leadership teams to earn industry-setting outcomes and align clinical operations across the continuum.

Prior to being named chief nursing officer, Ms. Tostevin served as home health manager, director of nursing, director of quality assurance, and vice president of nursing services and clinical operations.

Ms. Tostevin earned a BSN from Indiana Wesleyan University and a master’s in nursing administration from Xavier University in Cincinnati, Ohio. She is board certified in geriatric nursing and is also legal nurse consultant certified. Ms. Tostevin has presented at several LeadingAge Ohio conferences and seminars, and has been quoted in various articles. In addition to her professional accomplishments, Ms. Tostevin is also secretary for the Madison County Food Pantry, Senior Warden at Trinity Episcopal Church and a volunteer for the Madison County Crisis Response Team. 

Dana Ullom-VucelichOhio Living Chief Human Resources & Ethics Officer

Dana Ullom-Vucelich is a human resources executive with extensive experience in the health care industry. Among her accomplishments at Ohio Living, she successfully infused an employee appreciation and recognition culture, invested in many HR system enhancements, was instrumental in the organization’s receipt of the Better Business Bureau Torch Award for Ethics, led a team that was honored as a Team Excellence finalist for Columbus CEO Magazine’s HR Excellence Awards and most recently led the national initiative for the honor of Great Place to Work designation.

After working as vice president of human resources for an Ohio hospital for many years, Ms. Ullom-Vucelich came to Ohio Living in 2000 as vice president of human resources, in addition to serving as our ethics and compliance officer.

Ms. Ullom-Vucelich earned a bachelor’s degree from Kent State University and a Master of Human Resources Development from Webster University, in addition to various certifications.  She has been highlighted in many articles and most recently in the book, Appreciate – Celebrating People Inspiring Greatness. An active public speaker and volunteer leader for many faith-based, civic and non-profit organizations, she also belongs and has had leadership roles within local, state and national business associations.

Ohio Living Board of Directors (Fiscal Year 2020)

Rev. Raafat Zaki - Synod Representative Synod Executive, Synod of the Covenant

Rev. Zaki is a Christian of African and Middle Eastern (MENA) origins. He studied at four higher education institutions located in three continents and was ordained a Minister of the Word and Sacrament by the Presbyterian Church U.S.A.  He served three pastoral calls, two offices of the General Assembly (PCUSA), with Habitat for Humanity International as Director of Church Relations and Global Faith Engagement, and with the Synod of the Sun (PCUSA) as Stated Clerk and Associate Synod Executive. Currently, Rev. Zaki serves as the Synod Executive with the Synod of the Covenant. He also served as a volunteer on several boards and committees, including General Assembly committees and the Ohio Council of Churches.

Rev. Zaki is a multi/cross-cultural leader who is passionate about church and community transformation. He is married and blessed with three children, and enjoys family, music, sports, reading, and cooking.

Sandy Adam Senior Vice President of Wealth Management, Merrill Lynch

Ms. Adam is Senior Vice President, CFP® with Merrill Lynch. She was recently named to Forbes “Best-in-State Wealth Advisors” list in 2019. She joined Merrill Lynch in 2003, after a rewarding career in philanthropy at the American Red Cross & Toledo Museum of Art. Ms. Adam is an alum of Notre Dame Academy & a graduate of the University of Toledo & Heidelberg College, where she earned an MBA. She resides in Perrysburg with her husband Paul, a Toledo Firefighter. They enjoy boating and traveling and are planning a trip to Greece for their 20th anniversary. Ms. Adam also enjoys tap dancing as a member of the Manhattan Dance Company. Ms. Adam previously served on the Investment Committee and the Ohio Living Foundation Board. Additionally, her grandfather is a resident at Ohio Living Swan Creek where Ms. Adam worked throughout her undergraduate college years.

Donald G. ChenowethAssistant Director for Community Relations, Safe Harbor Peer Support Services

Mr. Chenoweth grew up in Iowa and attended Ohio State University from which he received a Ph.D. in psychology. He served as director of Counseling Services at New England College and then Ohio Wesleyan where he became dean of Student Services. He returned to OSU as an internal leadership development consultant before taking an early retirement. He then ran a non-profit community services center in Delaware, after which he worked at a hardware store for two years (one of his very favorite jobs). He now works part-time in fundraising and public relations for a mental health service provider in Delaware. Mr. Chenoweth has two adult children and lives in Sunbury with Gail Russell, a ceramic artist and owner of Peachblow Pottery. Mr. Chenoweth is engaged with Ohio Living due to the extraordinary competency of its leadership team and their commitment to doing things the right way for the right reasons.

Donald E. EdwardsAdministrator, Wayne Township

Born and raised in Waynesville, Mr. Edwards has served his community for over 34 years, ten as the Administrator for Wayne Township and 24 as an elected Township Trustee. Additionally, he has served on the Board of Directors for Quaker Heights Care Community for the past 17 years. Mr. Edwards began pursuing a Political Science degree from Wright State University before deciding to choose a career path as a Firefighter/Paramedic. Following a disabling injury, he chose a path of public service and became involved in many civic organizations. His wife of almost 40 years, Barbara, is a retired school teacher who also operated her own private home health care agency. Mr. Edwards enjoys spending time with his daughter and two grandsons who also live in Waynesville.

Paul FlanneryOwner/Partner at Flannery | Georgalis, LLC

Mr. Flannery is a highly experienced and talented trial attorney. He is a former federal prosecutor and is the co-founder/partner at Flannery | Georgalis, LLC. Mr. Flannery has successfully handled a wide array of criminal cases ranging from complex fraud and public corruption matters to violent crimes. He has also successfully represented individuals and organizations in complex business disputes, including professional malpractice, corporate fiduciary duties, and real estate.

Before forming Flannery | Georgalis, LLC, Mr. Flannery served as an Assistant United States Attorney in the Northern District of Ohio and in private practice at a prestigious law firm in Baltimore, Maryland.

Mr. Flannery is a graduate of John Carroll University (majoring in Economics and Foreign Affairs) and Cleveland Marshall College of Law. He resides in Gates Mills with his wife Lisa and two young children, where they are members of St. Francis of Assisi Parish.

Robert H. FischerRetired, Account Manager

Mr. Fischer is a retired account manager for IBM and a former operations manager for Goodyear Tire. He holds a bachelor’s degree from Concordia College. Mr. Fischer serves on the Executive Board of the Tuesday Musical Association and is a Council member at Fairlawn Lutheran Church. In addition to serving as Chair of the Ohio Living Foundation Board, Mr. Fischer also serves as a member of the Ohio Living Rockynol local advisory board and a member of the professional advisory committee for Ohio Living Home Health & Hospice Greater Akron. Mr. Fischer and his wife Beverley reside in Akron. His hobbies include antique postcards and miniatures.

Kevin L. Futryk - Assistant SecretaryPartner, Government Advantage Group, LLP

Mr. Futryk is a founding partner of Government Advantage Group, LLP, a full service lobbying firm with offices in downtown Columbus, and has been an independent lobbyist since 1984.  Mr. Futryk has spent his entire professional life in government, beginning with his election to the Seven Hills City Council in 1977 at the age of nineteen, continuing through serving on several municipal boards and commissions over the ensuing years.  

Mr. Futryk is a past board member and President of the Ohio Lobbying Association, where he is a three-time recipient of the OLA’s President’s Award for Outstanding Service to the lobbying profession.  Mr. Futryk is a Resting Elder at Liberty Presbyterian Church but remains active in several committees and leadership positions.  Mr. Futryk is a board member, and past President of  Habitat for Humanity of Delaware & Union Counties, and has helped lead over 20 walls builds at his church for HFH.  Mr. Futryk holds a bachelor’s degree in political science and a master’s degree in public administration/finance.  Mr. Futryk resides in Powell, Ohio with his wife and daughter, and has an adult son who resides in New Bremen, Ohio.

Gina GroteSenior Tax Advisor, WealthStone
Laurence C. GuminaOhio Living Chief Executive Officer

Laurence C. Gumina
Ohio Living Chief Executive Officer

R. Steven JohnstonConsultant, Advertising, Consumer Marketing, Communications, & Eldercare

Mr. Johnston is a former Ohio Living Board chair and is also a member of the Strategic Planning Committee. He grew up in Marion and graduated from Ohio University with a BS in Journalism and from Franklin University with an MS in Communications and Marketing. Mr. Johnston had over 30 years of experience in advertising before acquiring a home care company for older adults. After five years, Mr. Johnston sold the company and became a healthcare marketing consultant. Mr. Johnston joined the Board in 2010 and has served on various committees including Finance and Executive Compensation, as well as chaired the Branding Task Force, which commissioned and oversaw the recent organizational rebranding. Mr. Johnston resides in Worthington and is an Elder at Liberty Presbyterian Church. He enjoys playing golf and traveling with his wife, Michele. They have a blended family of six children and seven grandchildren.

Mark A. Matson - Vice ChairConsultant

A native of Denver and resident of Worthington, Mr. Matson holds a graduate degree in theology from Boston College and in business and human resource management from OSU.  He has worked as a certified HR professional in a variety of non-profit organizations for over 30 years and most recently served as VP of HR at EWI, a local engineering services consulting firm.  He was named one of Central Ohio’s top 25 senior executives by Columbus Business First in 2016.  Mark is an avid biker – both as a bicyclist and Harley man – and loves travel in general, having been in 49 States.  Ohio Living’s faith-based continuum of service to senior citizens engages him because he has assisted both parents with their challenges until they passed on, is moving in the direction of retirement himself and recognizes the critical nature of the challenges of aging for the country as a whole.

Barbara SearsPartner, Strategic Health Care; Former Director, Ohio Department of Medicaid; Former Legislator, Ohio House of Representatives

Ms. Sears is a Partner at Strategic Health Care, a national consulting firm. She previously served as the Director of the Ohio Department of Medicaid and as Assistant Director for the Governor’s Office of Health Transformation. Ms. Sears also represented the 47th District in the Ohio House of Representatives where she held the positions of Majority Floor Leader and Chair of the House Insurance and Joint Medicaid Oversight Committees. She has been honored with over two dozen legislative and lifetime achievement awards. Ms. Sears entered public service in 1997 when she was elected to Sylvania City Council; she has also been an insurance agent for 35 years. Ms. Sears earned a B.S. in Business and an M.H.A. from the University of Phoenix. She resides in Ohio and North Carolina, has two grown sons, and three grandchildren. Ms. Sears is a past member of the Ohio Living Swan Creek local advisory Board.

Edward S. Snelz – Board Chair & Assistant TreasurerConsumer Banking-Marketing, Chase

Originally from Indianapolis, Mr. Snelz has resided in Columbus for over 20 years. He has served in various leadership roles during his career in health care financial management, and has spent the last 30 years with JPMorgan Chase in the areas of finance, marketing and product management. Mr. Snelz holds a bachelor's in finance from Indiana University Bloomington and an MBA with a concentration in marketing from the University of Indianapolis. He enjoys staying active and his interests include biking, fishing and gardening. With an aging parent out-of-state, Mr. Snelz understands the challenges of caring for and ensuring the well-being of older family members. He believes that older adults are a vital part of any community and should be supported in a way that enables them to contribute their talents and live life to the fullest. It is for these reasons that Mr. Snelz supports the mission of Ohio Living.

Terry White Retired, CEO of MetroHealth