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Foundation Leadership Team

Cheryl McLaughlin Division Director of Foundation Finance & Administration

Cheryl McLaughlin

Cheryl McLaughlin joined the Ohio Living Foundation in 2011.  She has over 27 years of experience as a finance, operations and efficiency expert.  As the head of the Gift & Data Management team she is responsible for all stages of gift administration, data integrity and reporting, and financial oversight for the Foundation. 

Prior to the Ohio Living Foundation, Cheryl spent 17 years in retail banking managing several branches in and around the Columbus area.  She holds a bachelor’s degree in Business Administration from Otterbein University and is a graduate of Leadership Westerville and LeadingAge Ohio Leadership Academy.  

Donna Spengler Division Director of Foundation & Corporate Grants

Donna Spengler

Donna Spengler has worked in non-profit development for more than 33 years. She joined the Ohio Living Foundation in 2014 and now serves as Director of Foundation and Government Grants. Prior to joining the Ohio Living Foundation, Donna served as Development Director at Goodwill Columbus, Director of Grant Development at the Girl Scouts of Ohio’s Heartland, and Stewardship Director at Urban Concern. 

Donna holds a B.A. in Geography and Marketing from Bowling Green State University, and an M.A. in City and Regional Planning from The Ohio State University. She is a member of the Grant Professionals Association where she served as President of the Central Ohio Chapter. 

Liz ConleyCorporate Executive of Gift Planning

Liz brings over 20 years of fundraising experience in non-profit organizations focused on health, education, and partnership development. Her focus has included the engagement of internal and external stakeholders to increase community health outcomes.

Prior to joining Ohio Living, Liz held leadership positions with the Mason City Family YMCA and Ann Arbor YMCA. As the CEO of the Mason City Family YMCA, she led efforts to create programs, community partnerships, and fundraising initiatives to grow impact in the community while securing the organization’s operational sustainability. During her time with the Ann Arbor YMCA as the Chief Mission Officer, she developed the fundraising strategy for the organization including grant development and compliance, annual and capital fundraising, and volunteer engagement.

Liz holds a B.A. from the University of Northern Iowa and an MBA from Capella University and earned her CFRE (Certified Fund Raising Executive) in 2017. 

Foundation Gifts Team

Eva Allen Director of Gift Planning

Eva Allen

Director of Gift Planning
Ohio Living Breckenridge Village
Ohio Living Lake Vista


Eva Allen joined the Ohio Living Foundation team in 2019 after 30 years of service with non-profit organizations, including 15 years in health-related fundraising with a focus on individual and corporate giving, non-profit communications and special event management. As a Director of Gift Planning for the Foundation, Eva is involved with all aspects of fundraising.  A native Californian, Eva holds a bachelor’s degree in Sociology from the University of California, Santa Barbara and a Master of Social Work from the University of California, Los Angeles. 

Elizabeth Bonfield Director of Gift Planning

Elizabeth Bonfield

Director of Gift Planning
Ohio Living Westminster-Thurber

Elizabeth Bonfield joined the Ohio Living Foundation team in 2020.  She has a long career in philanthropy, working for causes that are important to her and helping donors to achieve their own personal philanthropic goals.  She has built fundraising programs, led effective teams and worked on a number of special campaigns.

Elizabeth holds degrees from University of Cincinnati, Wittenberg University and The Ohio State University and has completed specialized training in grant writing and planned giving.   


Paula BrockDirector of Gift Planning

Paula Brock

Director of Gift Planning
Ohio Living Llanfair
Ohio Living Mt. Pleasant
Ohio Living Cape May

Paula joined Ohio Living in 2022 with 25 years of fundraising experience. During her career, she has developed strong relationships in her communities that have resulted in successful fundraising for annual, capital, planned, and endowment gifts. In addition, she has extensive experience in special event planning.

Prior to joining Ohio Living, she had a 17-year career at Cincinnati Country Day School as Director of Major Gifts and Legacy planning. She also served as Director of Corporate Relations for the Cincinnati Art Museum.

Paula has a BA in History from Xavier University.

Nancy Hamilton Director of Gift Planning

Nancy Hamilton

Director of Gift Planning
Ohio Living Dorothy Love
Ohio Living Swan Creek
Ohio Living Vineyard on Catawba  

Nancy Hamilton joined the Ohio Living Foundation in January 2013 and became a Certified Fund-Raising Executive (CFRE) in September 2018. Since 2013, Nancy has been a member of the Association of Fundraising Professionals Northwest Ohio Chapter and served as co-chair of National Philanthropy Day in 2018.

She has been a member of the Rotary Club of Maumee since 2004 having served in numerous leadership roles including chair of the live auction committee and scholarship chair. Nancy holds a B.A.C. in Interpersonal and Public Communication from Bowling Green State University.


Richard J. Frenchie - ChairStrategic Consultant and Retired Hospital Chief Executive Officer

Richard J. Frenchie – Vice Chair

Strategic Consultant and Retired Hospital Chief Executive Officer

Rich began his career in a management position with a large manufacturing corporation. He then transitioned to healthcare and served for more than four decades as President and CEO of three University Hospitals (Geauga Medical Center, Saint Michael Medical Center and Heather Hill Hospital and Rehabilitation Center).


Rich is currently engaged as a strategic consultant and advisor featuring planning, leadership excellence, development and philanthropy. He gives back to his community by serving on non-profit and corporate boards in leadership and strategic positions while providing mentorship to rising leaders.  He currently serves on the following boards: Kent State University, Kent State University National Alumni Association, Arthritis Foundation, Geauga Growth Partnership and the Ohio Living Foundation.


Rich earned a BBA from Cleveland State University. He also attended Case Western Reserve University and Baldwin Wallace University receiving an MBA. Additionally, Rich completed a Fellowship for Leadership Excellence at the University of Michigan.

Mark Baltimore - Vice ChairChief Executive Officer, Global Rhino

Mark Baltimore

Chief Executive Officer, Global Rhino


Mark Baltimore is a 30-year veteran of the global financial services industry with deep experience building and leading business development and relationship management teams focused on accessing global opportunities for asset managers.  During his extensive career, Mark has established and led various businesses focused on the distribution of investment product across the global retail, institutional, and high-net worth markets.  Currently, Mark is Co-Founder and Co-CEO of Global Rhino LLC, a unique strategic advisory firm focused on partnering with asset managers to more efficiently run their business and designing bespoke distribution strategies for their unique opportunities.  Additionally, Mark is also an independent trustee for Tidal ETF Trust.


Mark joined the Ohio Living Foundation Board in 2021 and is also a member of the board’s investment committee. Mark stated, “Joining the Foundation Board to help chart the course of the Foundation as it works to develop and fund the high-quality and compassionate senior care has been my honor.  The Ohio Living team is passionate about the mission and being able to participate in some small way has been personally enriching as well as a privilege.”

Bernard (Barney) Wright, Jr. - Assistant TreasurerTreasurer, Warren County, Ohio

Bernard (Barney) Wright, Jr. – Assistant Treasurer

Treasurer, Warren County, Ohio


Barney spent 37 years as head of the Trust Department at LCNB National Bank, building the department from $3 million in assets to over $300 million. Additionally, he managed the bank’s investment portfolio and served on the bank’s Executive Committee. Retiring in 2014, Barney then practiced law and in 2016 was elected Treasurer of Warren County.

Barney’s community involvement over the years includes serving on the boards of the Warren County Historical Society, Warren County United Way, The Area Progress Council of Warren County, and the Warren County Foundation He also served as trustee and elder at Lebanon Presbyterian Church for many years. As higher education became of interest, Barney served for three years as the chair of Montreat College and served 12 years on the Sinclair Community College board.

Barney says, “I have been interested in elder services all my professional life, having clients for the Trust Department in residence at Otterbein Homes, Ohio Living Mount Pleasant, Ohio Living Llanfair, Ohio Living Quaker Heights and others. After I retired from the bank, I was asked to serve on the Quaker Heights board before it was associated with Ohio Living. Several of us on that board saw the benefits of an affiliation with Ohio Living and led the process of combining our operation into Ohio Living. I’m pleased to be able to continue to contribute to the welfare of our aging neighbors.”

Mary Ann Jacobs, Esq. - Assistant Secretary Senior Partner, Ritter & Randolph, LLC Attorneys
Laurence C. GuminaOhio Living Chief Executive Officer

Laurence C. Gumina

Ohio Living Chief Executive Officer

Laurence C. Gumina serves as CEO of Ohio Living, ranked as LeadingAge Ziegler’s 18th largest not-for-profit, multi-site senior living organization in the nation. He leads the company’s growth strategy that takes advantage of changes in the regulatory/reimbursement environment and responds to increasing demands for services in high-growth areas throughout Ohio. Gumina uses his more than three decades of experience in both the hospital and aging services industries to anchor relationships between healthcare providers, hospitals, insurers and others in order to streamline and advance aging services at the community level.


He currently serves on the boards of LeadingAge, LeadingAge Ohio, Link-Age, and the Presbyterian Association of Homes and Services for the Aging (PAHSA). 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.

Bonnie Smith QuistFormer Vice President of Franklin University

Bonnie Smith Quist

Former Vice President of Franklin University

Bonnie has 28 years of experience in higher education administration focusing on leadership, strategic planning, relationship management and governance. In addition to the Ohio Living Foundation, she currently serves on the Board of Directors of the Greater Columbus Sister Cities International, for which she is a past board chair. She is the Director of the Prayer Ministry at All Shepherds Lutheran Church in Lewis Center, OH, a Certified Master Gardener and member of the Master Gardeners Association of Delaware County, Ohio. 

Bonnie has a Bachelor of Science degree in Applied Communications and a Master of Science in Marketing & Communications. She values Ohio Living for its innovation and creativity, for living its 'faith', and for fostering caring communities that celebrate life.

Sheldon Taft Retired Partner, Vorys Sater Seymour and Pease, LLP

Sheldon Taft

Retired Partner, Vorys Sater Seymour and Pease, LLP

Ohio Living Westminster-Thurber Resident


Sheldon Taft is a retired lawyer now residing with his wife Rebecca at Ohio Living Westminster-Thurber’s Goodale Landing in Columbus, Ohio. Born in Cleveland and raised in Columbus, he was educated at Amherst College and Harvard Law School.  He served in the United States Air Force before returning to Columbus, where he began his legal career.

Sheldon’s law practice focused on public utility and energy law with the firm of Vorys, Sater, Seymour & Pease, from which he retired in 2002.

At Ohio Living Westminster-Thurber, Sheldon works on issues of campus landscape and national current events and finishes uncompleted picture puzzles at Goodale Landing.  His interests include musical performances presented by Columbus symphonic, operatic, ballet and chamber music companies.  

Dorothy BlomRetired Teacher and Technology Instructor