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Foundation Leadership Team

Dan GinisChief 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.

Cheryl McLaughlin Division Director of Foundation Finance & Administration

Cheryl McLaughlin joined the Ohio Living Foundation in 2011, bringing more than 20 years of experience in finance and operations management. As the head of the gift & data management department, Cheryl provides oversight for the Foundation in the areas of finance, gift administration, human resources, planning, facilities and information technology.

Her education includes a Bachelor of Business Administration from Otterbein University. 

Donna Spengler Division Director of Foundation & Corporate Grants

Donna Spengler joined the Ohio Living Foundation in 2014, bringing nearly 30 years of experience in grant development and fundraising. As the head of external fundraising for the Foundation, Donna provides oversight in the areas of corporate and foundation grants, philanthropic support and corporate innovation. 

She is a member of the Grant Professionals Association and serves as co-chair of the member relations committee for theCentral Ohio Chapter. Her education includes bachelor’s degrees in Geography and Marketing from Bowling Green State University, and a master’s in city and regional planning from The Ohio State University. 

Sue MelnykCorporate Executive of Gift Planning

Sue has over 30 years of fundraising and nonprofit management experience which includes capital campaigns, annual fund, corporate giving programs, events and major gifts. Her background is equally diverse in the organizations she has served, from grass root campaigns to international organizations. Prior to joining Ohio Living Sue held positions with Planned Parenthood of Greater Ohio, Habitat for Humanity Mid-Ohio, The Nature Conservancy and Lutheran Outdoor Ministries of Ohio. Her passion is human services including healthcare, housing and clean air and water. Prior to her career in fundraising, Sue worked as a nurse’s aide in skilled nursing and home health while attending Ohio State University. 

OHIO LIVING FOUNDATION BOARD OF DIRECTORS (FISCAL YEAR 2020)

Robert E. Parker - ChairRetired, Corporate Controller - The Stolle Corp./Aloca, Inc.
Mary Cochran - Assistant SecretaryRetired, Senior Living Administration
Bernard (Barney) Wright, Jr., Assistant Treasurer
Bruce BoydRetired, Amos Media, President/CEO
Dennis DeibelRetired, Teacher
Dennis EckartFormer U.S. Congressman of Concord, Ohio
Richard J. Frenchie - Vice ChairHealth Executive
David HartsookCommercial Real Estate, CBRE, Inc.
David JenkinsRetired, Bank Executive
Bonnie Smith QuistFormer VP of Franklin University
William (Tom) ScottFounder, Middletown Medical Group
Rev. Chris WhiteHonorably Retired Minister
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.

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.