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Ohio Living Executive Leadership

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.

Leslie Belfance Chief Operating Officer of Communities

Leslie Belfance began her tenure with Ohio Living in 2002 when she joined the organization as an Administrator at Ohio Living Rockynol. In 2006, she was promoted to serve as the community’s Executive Director. Ms. Belfance was then appointed as Executive Director of Ohio Living Westminster-Thurber in 2011.

With a leadership style based on empowerment, Ms. Belfance creates a culture of appreciation and respect that puts people first – be it resident, family member, or employee.

In her current role as Chief Operating Officer of Communities , Ms. Belfance has oversight responsibilities for all Ohio Living communities and will also be serving as a voting, ex-officio member of the Ohio Living Communities Board. 

Ms. Belfance holds a Bachelor of Arts in business from The University of Akron and is a Licensed Nursing Home Administrator. Prior to Ohio Living, she served as an Administrator with HCR Manor Care.

Dan GinisOhio Living Foundation 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.

Wendy Price-KiserChief Operating Officer of Holdings

Wendy Price Kiser has over 30 years of senior executive leadership in a broad array of complex not-for-profit, faith-based health care and multi-site senior living and home and community-based service organizations. She previously served as the Executive Director for Ohio Living Home Health and Hospice – Greater Toledo and as the Executive Director for Ohio Living Swan Creek. Ms. Price Kiser earned a Bachelor of Science in nursing from Bowling Green State University and a Master of Business Administration from Ashland University. She lives in Waterville with her husband, Marlon Kiser, and enjoys participating in activities with their four grandchildren.

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.

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 Home Health & Hospice Board of Directors (Fiscal Year 2024)

Barbara Sear-Roshon - Vice ChairPartner, Strategic Health Care; Former Director, Ohio Department of Medicaid; Former Legislator, Ohio House of Representatives

Ms. Roshon 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. Roshon 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. Roshon entered public service in 1997 when she was elected to Sylvania City Council; she has also been an insurance agent for 35 years. Ms. Roshon 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. Roshon is a past member of the Ohio Living Swan Creek local advisory Board.

Kevin L. Futryk – ChairPartner, 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.

Paul Flannery - Asst. SecretaryOwner/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.

Rev. Raafat Zaki - Asst. TreasurerHospital Chaplin

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. Most recently, Rev. Zaki served as a 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.