Ohio Living Foundation Officers

Thomas G. HofmannChief Foundation Officer

Tom Hofmann has nearly 40 years of experience in fundraising, organizational development and volunteer management. He has carried senior responsibility for fundraising and operations for the Ohio Living Foundation since its inception in 1986.

Tom is a Certified Fundraising Executive (CFRE), is a member of the Association of Fundraising Professionals (AFP) and has served on the national AFP Board. He was the recipient of Central Ohio AFP’s Outstanding Fundraising Executive of the Year award and LeadingAge Ohio’s Leadership Award of Honor. Tom’s education includes a Bachelor of Business Administration from the University of Akron.

Sue W. WeltyCorporate Executive of Gift Planning

Sue Welty has nearly four decades of fundraising experience, a third of which has been with the Ohio Living Foundation. As an officer, Sue sets strategic direction for the Foundation and manages the areas of major gifts, corporate and foundation relations, government grants, hospice fundraising and special campaigns. .

She is a member of the Association of Fundraising Professionals (AFP), the Central Ohio Planned Giving Council and the Partnership for Philanthropic Planning, and was the recipient of LeadingAge Ohio’s Outstanding Professional Fundraiser award. Sue’s education includes B.Ed and M.Ed degrees from the University of Miami. 

Melissa A. DardingerDivision Director of Foundation Communications

Melissa Dardinger has been with the Ohio Living Foundation for more than 20 years. As the head of the communications department, she provides oversight in the areas of nonprofit messaging, direct mail, donor stewardship, campaign communications, planned giving communications and public relations. 

Melissa is a member of the Association of Fundraising Professionals (AFP) and the Public Relations Society of America (PRSA). Her education includes a bachelor’s degree in English Literature from Otterbein University and a master’s in Marketing and Communications from Franklin University. 

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 External Fundraising

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. 

Ohio Living Foundation Board of Directors (Fiscal Year 2018)

Richard W. Mack – ChairTrust Officer - PNC Bank

Richard W. Mack serves as Chair of the Ohio Living Board of Directors.

Robert H. Fischer – Vice ChairRetired, Account Manager - IBM

Robert H. Fischer serves as Vice Chair of the Ohio Living Foundation Board of Directors, and as Chair of the Fundraising Advisory Committee.

J. Brann Young – Assistant TreasurerSenior Vice President and Investment Officer - Wells Fargo

J. Brann Young serves as Assistant Treasurer of the Ohio Living Foundation Board of Directors, and as Chair of the Investment Committee.

Maria Tarbell – Assistant SecretaryDirector, Leadership Studies Program and Senior Lecturer - Otterbein University

Maria Tarbell serves as Assistant Secretary of the Ohio Living Board of Directors, and as Chair of the Planning & Communications Committee.

Bege K. BowersRetired, Associate Provost for Academic Programs & Planning at Youngstown State University
Mary CochranRetired, Senior Living Administration

Mary Cochran serves on the Planning & Communications Committee of the Ohio Living Board of Directors.

Dennis DeibelRetired, Teacher
Rev. Dean E. FeldmeyerPastor - Wilmington United Methodist Church

Rev. Dean E. Feldmeyer serves on the Planning & Communications Committee of the Ohio Living Foundation Board of Directors.

Richard J. Frenchie Health Executive
Laurence C. GuminaOhio Living Chief Executive Officer

Laurence C. Gumina serves as Chief Executive Officer of Ohio Living, and as a member of the Investment Committee of the Ohio Living Foundation Board of Directors.

David HartsookCommercial Real Estate, CBRE, Inc.

David Hartsook serves as a member of the Planning & Communications Committee of the Ohio Living Foundation Board of Directors.

Terry HillCertified Financial Planner - T. Hill and Associates Wealth Management

Terry Hill serves as a member of the Investment Committee of the Ohio Living Foundation Board of Directors.

Thomas G. HofmannChief Foundation Officer - Ohio Living Foundation

Thomas G. Hofmann serves as Chief Foundation Officer for the Ohio Living Foundation.

David JenkinsRetired, Bank Executive

David Jenkins serves on the Planning & Communications Committee of the Ohio Living Foundation Board of Directors.

Michael J. KowalecRegional Marketing Manager - EMC Insurance Companies

Michael J. Kowalec serves on the Investment Committee of the Ohio Living Foundation Board of Directors.

Martha Bixler MilliganPresident - Bedrock Properties, Co-owner - Western Ohio Cut Stone

Martha Bixler Milligan serves on the Planning & Communications Committee of the Ohio Living Foundation Board of Directors.

Robert E. ParkerRetired, Corporate Controller - The Stolle Corp./Alcoa, Inc.

Bob Parker serves on the Fundraising Advisory Committee of the Ohio Living Foundation Board of Directors.

Andrew SingerRetired, Attorney at Law

Andrew Singer serves on the Fundraising Advisory Committee of the Ohio Living Foundation Board of Directors.

Richard B. Uhle, Jr.Attorney - Durkee & Uhle

Richard B. Uhle, Jr. serves as a member of the Fundraising Advisory Committee of the Ohio Living Foundation Board of Directors.

Laurie A. Watson-Rotterdam Attorney-at-law
Terry WhiteRetired, CEO - Metro Health System-Cleveland

Terry White serves as a member of the Planning & Communications Committee of the Ohio Living Foundation Board of Directors.