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Ohio Living Officers

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.

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.

Joyce B. MillerOhio Living Chief Information Officer

Joyce B. Miller came to Ohio Living with extensive experience in information systems. Her professional accomplishments include implementing an electronic medical records system for Ohio Living, introducing telehealth and mobile technology that have increased efficiency and quality of care across our continuum, and ensuring the safe protection of resident and patient information as our HIPAA security officer. 

Before joining our organization, Ms. Miller was chief information officer for several hospitals in the northeast Ohio area. Prior to that, she served as corporate director of information services for University Hospitals in Cleveland, director of information systems for what is now the Ohio State University Wexner Medical Center in Columbus, manager of information systems and support at Jewish Hospital in Louisville and an account executive at SMS.

Ms. Miller holds a B.S. in nursing from Ohio State University and an MBA from the University of Dayton. She is a Certified Healthcare CIO and a Certified Professional in Healthcare Information and Management Systems.

Daniel J. O'ConnorOhio Living Chief Operating Officer

Daniel J. O’Connor has more than 30 years of experience in the aging services field, the majority of which have been spent in leadership positions with Ohio Living where his responsibilities have included operational oversight, strategic planning and financial results. 

Mr. O’Connor began his career as a licensed nursing home administrator and was regional director of operations at a for-profit nursing home company prior to joining Ohio Living in 1990.

During his time with our organization, Mr. O’Connor has served as executive director of Ohio Living Dorothy Love, as chief operating officer (COO) for the community division, and now as COO for both our life plan communities and Ohio Living Home Health & Hospice.

After receiving his bachelor’s degree in sociology from the University of Dayton, Mr. O’Connor went on to earn a master’s in gerontology with a concentration in long-term care administration from Miami University in Oxford, Ohio. In 2010, he received Miami University’s W. Fred Cottrell Distinguished Alumni Award.

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.

Connie TostevinOhio Living Chief Nursing Officer

Connie Tostevin has been with Ohio Living for more than 25 years, where she has worked closely with our local leadership teams to earn industry-setting outcomes and align clinical operations across the continuum.

Prior to being named chief nursing officer, Ms. Tostevin served as home health manager, director of nursing, director of quality assurance, and vice president of nursing services and clinical operations.

Ms. Tostevin earned a BSN from Indiana Wesleyan University and a master’s in nursing administration from Xavier University in Cincinnati, Ohio. She is board certified in geriatric nursing and is also legal nurse consultant certified. Ms. Tostevin has presented at several LeadingAge Ohio conferences and seminars, and has been quoted in various articles. In addition to her professional accomplishments, Ms. Tostevin is also secretary for the Madison County Food Pantry, Senior Warden at Trinity Episcopal Church and a volunteer for the Madison County Crisis Response Team. 

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 2019)

Paul FlanneryOwner/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.
 

Kevin L. FutrykPartner, 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.

R. Steven JohnstonConsultant, Advertising, Consumer Marketing, Communications, & Eldercare

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.

Barbara E. RileyPublic Policy Consultant; Former Director, The Ohio Department of Aging

Ms. Riley currently works as a public policy consultant focusing on aging and disability, human services, health care and social justice issues. 

She previously served as the Director of the Ohio Department of Aging having been appointed in 2007 by Governor Ted Strickland.  Prior to that, she served in various leadership roles at the Ohio Department of Job and Family Services, including two years as Director. In that capacity, she was responsible for overseeing the Medicaid, Child and Family Services, Child Support, Income Assistance, Unemployment Compensation and Workforce Development programs.

Ms. Riley started her work in Ohio with the Legislative Budget Office managing the health, human services and justice sections. Before moving to Ohio, Riley was an administrator of various non-profit service organizations in Michigan and Missouri.

She has her undergraduate degree from Pennsylvania State University and a graduate degree in public policy and political science from Washington University in St. Louis.
 

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.

Daniel J. O'ConnorOhio Living Chief Operating Officer

Daniel J. O’Connor has more than 30 years of experience in the aging services field, the majority of which have been spent in leadership positions with Ohio Living where his responsibilities have included operational oversight, strategic planning and financial results. 

Mr. O’Connor began his career as a licensed nursing home administrator and was regional director of operations at a for-profit nursing home company prior to joining Ohio Living in 1990.

During his time with our organization, Mr. O’Connor has served as executive director of Ohio Living Dorothy Love, as chief operating officer (COO) for the community division, and now as COO for both our life plan communities and Ohio Living Home Health & Hospice.

After receiving his bachelor’s degree in sociology from the University of Dayton, Mr. O’Connor went on to earn a master’s in gerontology with a concentration in long-term care administration from Miami University in Oxford, Ohio. In 2010, he received Miami University’s W. Fred Cottrell Distinguished Alumni Award.