WHO WE ARE

 

Our CEO

Star House CEO

Ann Bischoff

Click below to learn more about Ann, to schedule a meeting, or to request a speaking engagement.

 
 

Our COO

Susan Jones

Star House COO

Our Team

Brianna Burks
Youth Advocate

Margaret DeLaurentis
Clinical Therapist

Sarah Douglas
Youth Advocate 

                

Joshua Eblin
Youth Advocate 

Camille Francis 
Youth Advocate 

Basilia Gonzale

Youth Advocate 

Jill Gorz
Clinical Therapist

Beth Haas
Executive Assistant to CEO 

Brittany Stricklen-Hillyard

Development Director

Naima Ilmi 
Case Manager

                

David Kirkwood
Nutrition Manager

Virgie Lee
Youth Advocate 

Cheyenne Lenhart

Social Services Coordinator 

Chad Margo
Operations Manager

Samuel Masters
Special Projects Manager

Elizabeth Moody
Drop-in Services Manager

                

Louis Morgan
Youth Advocate 

 

Denise Nembhard
HR Consultant 

Kshama Parekh

Youth Advocate 

Alonso Porte
Youth Advocate 

Shaniqua (Shug) Price
Youth Advocate 

Denise Richardson 
Youth Advocate 

Demetrius Richardson 

Youth Advocate 

                

Schauntarah Robinson
Youth Advocate 

Taylor Ruh
Receptionist

Calvin Washington

Youth Advocate 

Kathryn Weaver 

Case Manager

Mariah Willis

Youth Advocate 

Madison Yoder

Communications and Grant Manager

Youth Advocate

 

Our Founder

Natasha Slesnick, PhD

Natasha founded Star House in October 2006. She is committed to ending homelessness and its associated problems among one of the most vulnerable and underserved populations in our country (homeless youth). She has been working with homeless youth since 1998. After opening a drop-in center for homeless youth in   Albuquerque, NM, she moved to Columbus, OH and because of a gap in services in Columbus, opened her second drop-in center. She is a Professor of Human Development and Family Science and is Associate Chair for Research in the Department of Human Sciences at The Ohio State University. She has over 60 peer reviewed publications, book chapters, and a sole authored book focused primarily on interventions for homeless youth and families. She has consulted with multiple organizations on the best strategies for intervening in youth homelessness, and has been continuously funded by the National Institutes of Health to conduct randomized clinical trials to end homelessness and its associated problems among youth and families.

 

Our Board of Trustees *Effective September 1, 2019

Virginia Barney  
City of Upper Arlington (Retired) 

Phil Baum, Treasurer 

Grange Insurance

Vice President, Chief Actuary 

Alycia Broz
Vorys, Sater, Seymour and Pease LLP

Partner

                

Natalie Furniss
Nationwide Insurance

Senior Vice President, Property and Casualty

Mary Lou Hittle, Secretary
Independent  

Kimberly James 

Schneider Downs  

Shareholder

Kelly Kelleher 
Nationwide Children's Hospital & Ohio State University         

Meg Kelley   

White Castle 

 

Matt McClellan, Vice Chair  
Miles-McClellan Construction Company

President   

 

Terry O'Connell
Time Warner Cable (Retired) 

 

Melinda Swan      
The Collective Genius

CEO 

 

Bill Walker, Chair
Huntington Bank

Senior Vice President,          

Committee Members *Effective September 1, 2019

Laurie Aquilina

Independent

 

Clarke Billard

Independent

Stephanie Chester

JPMorgan Chase

Mimi Dane

Independent


Helen Eisenberg  

WBNS-10TV

Josh Fitzwater

Holden x Ellis

Rhonda Fraas

Independent

Joe Gernert

Independent

Kate Harkin

Independent

 

Janet Jackson

Independent

Antwane Martin

Independent

 

Doug McCoard

Independent

Theresa Saelim

PNC

Laure Schoedinger

Independent

 

Deanna Springs

CoverMyMeds

Whitney Thompson

Independent

Mike Valley   

Eastwind Capital Wealth Management

Scot Zajic

Safelite Autoglass

 

Brian Zuercher

Hopewell

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