Ohio Living Officers
Laurence C. Gumina serves as Chief Executive Officer of Ohio Living, headquartered in Columbus, Ohio. Founded in 1922, Ohio Living is Ohio's largest and most experienced not-for-profit provider of Life Plan communities and services. With 12 campus communities, an active Foundation, and a 48-county home and community based service (home health and hospice) footprint, Ohio Living employs 3,100 and serves more than 90,000 people annually.
Mr. Gumina has more than two decades of experience in the healthcare industry with practical expertise in the fields of Life Plan communities, skilled nursing and assisted living operations, hospital administration, home health, hospice, and age-restricted affordable housing operations.
Prior to 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, and third party management/development service agreements. Previously, Mr. Gumina served as EVP/COO at Bayshore Community Health Services, a hospital-based provider in Holmdel, New Jersey, and served as the Associate Executive Director at Riverview Medical Center/Meridian Health located in Red Bank, New Jersey. Additionally, he served as an active member of the Board of Trustees for VNA Health Group, also located in Red Bank.
His education includes a Master of Public Administration in health care administration from Fairleigh Dickinson University in Teaneck, N.J., and a Bachelor of Business Administration from Bryant University in Smithfield, R.I.
Dan O'Connor serves as Ohio Living Chief Operating Officer.
O’Connor has more than 30 years of experience in the aging services field and has held leadership positions for Ohio Living for 25 years.
Dan began his career in aging services as a licensed nursing home administrator and was the regional director of operations for a for-profit nursing home company before joining Ohio Living.
He joined Ohio Living in 1990, serving as the executive director of Ohio Living Dorothy Love in Sidney, Ohio, until his appointment to a new role at the Ohio Living corporate office in 2006.
While at Dorothy Love, Dan oversaw the expansion of its independent living, the growth of home and community based services, and the establishment of an adult day center. He also provided the vision for successful capital campaigns that enabled the creation of two Alzheimer's disease care units on the campus and the development of one of the first wellness centers in the Ohio Living system.
During his tenure, Dorothy Love earned five consecutive deficiency free surveys from the Ohio Department of Health and the community was the recipient of the national LeadingAge Social Accountability Award.
Dan has served as Chief Operating Officer for the community division of Ohio Living since 2006. As such, he has been responsible for the leadership, strategic planning, and financial and operational results of the 12 continuing care retirement communities which are the residences for over 3,000 older adults. Beginning in May 2015, Dan's duties evolved once again as he assumed operational oversight responsibility for Home Health and Hospice division known as Senior Independence. Senior Independence has seven offices throughout Ohio and is licensed to serve 40+ counties.
Dan graduated from the University of Dayton with a Bachelor of Sociology. He holds a master's degree in gerontology with a concentration in long-term care administration from Miami University (Scripps Foundation).
Dan was the 2010 recipient of the W. Fred Cottrell Distinguished Alumni Award from Miami University.
Tom Hofmann serves as Ohio Living Chief Foundation Officer.
He has more than 37 years of experience in fundraising, organizational development and volunteer management. During his career, he has worked with volunteers, staff and boards in both youth and aging organizations.
Since Ohio Living Foundation's inception in 1986, Tom has carried the senior responsibility for fundraising and operations, with direction from the Board of Directors of Ohio Presbyterian Retirement Services Foundation. The Foundation has had a significant increase in gifts received and is well known, nationally, as a leader in fundraising in the retirement community industry.
A graduate of the University of Akron, Tom holds a Bachelor of Science in Business Administration, with a specialization in finance. He also has pursued continuing education in the areas of fundraising, management and leadership and earned the designation of Certified Fund Raising Executive (CFRE) in 1984.
Tom previously served Ohio Living as vice president for development and as development officer. Before coming to Ohio Living, he was director of development for the Boy Scouts of America in Cleveland.
Tom has been an active participant in the Association of Fundraising Professionals (AFP) and served as president of the Central Ohio chapter in 1986. He also was a member of the AFP National Board. In 1996, the Central Ohio Chapter of AFP presented him with the Outstanding Fundraising Executive of the Year Award. In 2007, he received the Leadership Award of Honor from LeadingAge Ohio, Ohio Living' state association. He also has been an active participant in the Association of Healthcare Philanthropy (AHP). Additionally, he served as the chair of LeadingAge's Philanthropy Network Steering Committee.
Tom has spoken throughout the United States on the various phases of fundraising and has helped numerous organizations improve fundraising programs through consulting.
He is married with two daughters and five grandchildren and lives in Reynoldsburg, Ohio.
Connie Tostevin serves as Ohio Living Chief Nursing Officer.
She joined Ohio Living in 1992, holding several positions including Home Health Manager; Director of Nursing; and Director of Quality Assurance for the corporation before becoming the vice president of nursing services and clinical operations
Connie was the vice president of nursing services and clinical operations for Ohio Living Communities from 2001-2014, where she worked closely with the Community- based leadership teams to earn industry setting outcomes.
As the vice president/chief nursing officer, Tostevin aligns clinical operations across the continuum within Ohio Living.
She received her BSN from Indiana Wesleyan University and her Masters Degree in Nursing Administration from Xavier University in Cincinnati, Ohio. She is board certified in the field of geriatric nursing and is also a Legal Nurse Consultant Certified.
Connie has presented on several aging services topics at conferences and seminars for LeadingAge Ohio. She has been interviewed and quoted in various written articles; Among them are “Advance Healthcare Network for NPs and PAs,” “McKinght’s Long-Term Care News,” and the Columbus Dispatch. She is the secretary for the Madison County Food Pantry, Senior Warden for Trinity Episcopal Church and a volunteer for the Madison County Crisis Response Team.
Bob Stillman serves as Ohio Living Chief Financial Officer.
Bob has more than two decades of experience in public accounting with a practice concentration serving senior-living and long-term care providers and a broad range of non-profit organizations.
Before joining Ohio Living in 2013, Bob served as an assurance partner for GBQ Partners, LLC, having joined the Columbus-based accounting firm in 1999. From 1991 to 1999, he exclusively served long-term care providers for a public accounting firm that specialized in that sector. Bob obtained the Certified Public Accountant designation in 1993. He began his career with KPMG, an audit, tax and advisory services firm.
He holds a bachelor's degree in business administration, withn accounting major, from Miami University, Oxford, Ohio.
Bob, his wife and their two daughters live in Upper Arlington.
Joyce B. Miller serves as Ohio Living Chief Information Officer.
Before joining Ohio Living, she held the CIO position for St. Vincent, St. John West Shore in Cleveland and Mercy in Canton.
Joyce was the Corporate Director of Information Services for University Hospitals Health System in Cleveland; Director of Information Systems at what is now The Ohio State University Wexner Medical Center in Columbus; Manager of Information System support and support manager at Jewish Hospital in Louisville, Ky.; and account executive at SMS.
She holds a Bachelor of Science in Nursing from The Ohio State University and a Master of Business Administration from University of Dayton.
Joyce's professional successes include implementing an electronic medical record system for Ohio Living, telehealth and mobile technology increasing the efficiency and quality of care across Ohio. She currently is the HIPAA security officer, ensuring the safe protection of resident/client information. She is focused on the future, moving Ohio Living' information systems to support expected growth.
Joyce is a Certified Healthcare CIO and Certified Professional in Healthcare Information and Management Systems.
Dana Ullom-Vucelich serves as Ohio Living Chief Human Resources & Ethics Officer.
Before her 2010 promotion, Dana served as vice president of human resources and ethics & compliance officer.
Prior to joining the Ohio Living family in 2000, she was the vice president of human resources for an Ohio hospital.
Dana earned a bachelor's degree from Kent State University and a Master of Human Resources Development from Webster University, as well as various certifications.
An active volunteer for many civic and non-profit organizations, Dana also belongs to several local, state, and national business associations.
Among her many accomplishments at Ohio Living, Dana successfully instituted the "Power of One" recognition program, celebrating employees who exemplify the organization's core values; was instrumental in the organization’s receipt of the Better Business Bureau Torch Award for Ethics; and her HR Team was honored as Columbus CEO Magazine’s HR Excellence Awards Finalist for Team Excellence. Dana also has been invaluable in her efforts to further Ohio Living' Ethics & Compliance program.
Ohio Living Board of Directors (Fiscal Year 2017)
Barbara E. Riley – Chair
Public Policy Consultant
Former Director, The Ohio Department of Aging
Edward S. Snelz – Vice Chair & Assistant Treasurer
Consumer Banking-Marketing, Chase
Mr. Lowery is a 32-year employee of the Cleveland Clinic Health System and currently serves as the Director of Nursing, Emergency/EMS and Outpatient Nursing Services, as well as the Director of Disaster Operations. The most important aspects of his life are his faith, wife and two boys. His hobbies include camping, scuba diving, restoring antique automobiles, remodeling houses and woodworking. Mr. Lowery always looks to maintain a work life balance, as health and well-being are a critical component of his life. He has been involved with Ohio Living since 2007 when he joined the board at Ohio Living Breckenridge Village in Willoughby. Mr. Lowery was so impressed with the vision, mission and core values of the organization that he went on to become chairman of their quality committee, as well as their board. After six years there, Mr. Lowery was honored to begin his service on the Ohio Living Board.
Mr. Karchner is a native of Middletown and resides at Ohio Living Mount Pleasant. He currently serves as the Ohio Living Board’s Resident Representative. Mr. Karchner graduated from the University of Cincinnati with a degree in mechanical engineering and spent over 35 years in production management with the Armco Steel Corporation, both domestically and internationally. He also served as the president of the Columbia Industrial Sales Corporation in Dayton for eight years. Mr. Karchner’s interests and hobbies include golf, genealogy and travel.
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.
Sandra R. Byers
Retired, Parish Nurse
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.
A lifelong resident of Youngstown, Dr. Cleary received a BS from Georgetown University and an MD from New York Medical College. He completed his post-graduate residency at the Henry Ford Hospital in Detroit. Dr. Cleary owned and operated a private practice in internal medicine for over 35 years before serving as chairman of the Department of Medicine for the St. Elizabeth Hospital in Youngstown for eight years. In his retirement, Dr. Cleary serves the Youngstown Rotary and the Mahoning Valley Historical Society. He also enjoys fly fishing for trout and salmon, as well as Pike fishing in Northern Manitoba, Canada. Dr. Cleary’s interests also include ornamental and Bonsai gardening. Dr. Cleary has spent his entire professional life devoted to helping others attain their goals of health care and happiness. He is honored to have the opportunity to contribute to the work of Ohio Living, which carries the same mission.
Mr. DiGrezio is completing his second term with the Ohio Living Board, having previously served on the local board at Ohio Living Llanfair. Mr. DiGrezio also serves as mentor and featured presenter for the Cincinnati and Kentucky Chapters of the Senior Corps of Retired Executives (SCORE), which offers free education and mentorship to small business owners. A graduate of Northeastern University, Mr. DiGrezio has over 40 years’ experience in the retail industry, including store management at Sears and field management at the Gap. He also served as group vice president for LensCrafters and senior vice president of Shared Store Services at Luxottica Retail-North America. Additionally, Mr. DiGrezio served in the U.S. Coast Guard Reserve and has an interest in financial investing.
Laurence C. Gumina
Ohio Living Chief Executive Officer
Richard A. Krieger
Retired, Maumee City Administrator
Retired, Educator & Coach
Mr. Mack serves as chair of the Ohio Living Foundation Board and is currently a trust officer at PNC Bank. He is also a member of the Cleveland Metropolitan Bar Association. Mr. Mack received a B.S. in International Studies and a Juris Doctorate from The Ohio State University. His hobbies and interests include reading, traveling, coaching, lacrosse, and college football. Mr. Mack resides in Avon Lake with his wife, Kathy.
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 is currently serving 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.
A native of Elmira, New York, Mr. Peterson earned a BS, MS, and Ph.D. in Metallurgy/Solid State Physics from the Case Institute of Technology. He spent the majority of his career in research with Armco, Inc., including 10 years as the Director of Research, prior to his retirement. Mr. Peterson also taught technical courses at the University of Dayton and was a part-time treasurer of the Miami Presbytery for six years. Currently, Mr. Peterson serves as the part-time executive director of the Miriam Knoll Charitable Foundation, a private foundation covering the greater Middletown area. Mr. Peterson’s hobbies include tennis and singing in his church choir. He and his wife, Nancy, currently reside in Middletown and enjoy spending time with their three children and six grandchildren. Serving others is a lifelong theme for Mr. Peterson and he began volunteering with Ohio Living in the early 1980’s.
Mr. Sherry is Regional Vice President at Mercy Health in Toledo and serves on Mercy’s senior management team as the lead executive for strategic planning.
In his primary role, he assists Mercy in setting its strategic direction as well as assuring execution of its strategies and driving business results. His current work focuses on bringing innovation and new approaches to Mercy’s services.
Mr. Sherry earned his Bachelor’s degree from the University of Michigan and received his Master’s degree in Health Care Administration from the University of Minnesota. Mr. Sherry considers it a privilege to be a part of Mercy Health and Ohio Living, both mission-driven organizations with long legacies as faith-based ministries.
Mr. Sherry and his wife have four grown children and enjoy traveling, camping, astronomy and woodworking.
Mr. Smith graduated from Miami University, served as a USAF instructor pilot and spent his early career in manufacturing. He and his wife, Gay Elizabeth, reside in Sidney, and own and operate a real estate brokerage firm, as well as a mid-sized grain farm. Mr. Smith first became involved with Ohio Living at Ohio Living Dorothy Love in the early 1990's, serving both on various committees and as Board Chair. He joined the Ohio Living Board shortly thereafter and has served in a variety of capacities since, including as Board Chair. He continues to serve because of the organization’s dedication to its mission – a charge that is practiced 24/7 at every location and is the driving force behind all that Ohio Living does.
Mrs. Tuttle is a registered nurse with a BA in Health Services Management. She was employed by Lake Hospital System for 40 years and helped develop and manage the Infection Control and Prevention Program. She also taught at the Euclid School of Practical Nursing. After retirement, she worked part time evaluating school health clinics. Mrs. Tuttle currently serves various community organizations, including Solon Community Church, Saint Luke's Nurses Alumni Association, Lake County Free Clinic and the Fine Arts Association. She also enjoys bridge, reading and singing. Mrs. Tuttle and her husband Phil have two daughters and three grandchildren. Mrs. Tuttle served two terms on the Ohio Living Breckenridge Village Board and is completing her second term on the Ohio Living Board. She serves as chair of the Quality and Governance Committees, and vice chair of the Communities Board. She feels honored to serve an organization that truly carries out its mission.
Brett A. Wingart
Sr. Manager – Corporate Accounting, Bob Evans Farms