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

Juanita Brown

Youth Advocate

Youth Advocate

Marika Brown
Bailey

Therapy Dog

Devin Deal

Youth Advocate

Clinical Therapist

Margaret Delaurentis

Youth Advocate

Jahi Dial

Youth Advocate

Sarah Douglas

Youth Advocate

Wendell Eblin

Clinical Therapist

Jill Gorz

Youth Advocate

Frank Harvell

Clinical Coach

Naima Ilmi
Russ Kinstlinger

Star Works Director

Nutrition Manager

David Kirkwood

Youth Advocate

Cheyenne Lenhart

Facility Manager

Chad Margo

Special Projects Manager

Sam Masters

Youth Advocate

Keisha Moody

Youth Advocate

Louis Morgan

Youth Advocate

Tonya Pettiford
Alonso Porte

Lead Youth Advocate

Shug Price

Youth Advocate

Nikky Robinson

Lead Youth Advocate

Taylor Ruh

Operations Assistant

Lead Youth Advocate

Vanhkamoh Sherif

Clinical Coach

Katie Weaver

Youth Advocate

Mariah Willis

Communications and Grant Manager

Madison Yoder
 

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 

Grange Insurance

Vice President, Chief Actuary 

Alycia Broz
Vorys, Sater, Seymour and Pease LLP

Partner

 

Neil Clark    
Grant Street Consultants  

President

 

Kim Cuccia    
NiSource Corporate Services Company  

Vice President & General Counsel

                

Natalie Furniss
Nationwide Insurance

Senior Vice President, Property and Casualty

Mary Lou Hittle, Secretary
Independent  

Kimberly James, Treasurer 

Schneider Downs  

Shareholder

Kelly Kelleher, Vice Chair 
Nationwide Children's Hospital & Ohio State University         

Meg Kelley   

White Castle 

Katie Wolfe Lloyd
The Dispatch Printing Company

 

Matt McClellan  
Miles-McClellan Construction Company

President   

 

Terry O'Connell
Time Warner Cable (Retired) 

 

Melinda Swan, Chair      
The Collective Genius

CEO 

 

Bill Walker
Huntington Bank

Senior Vice President,          

Committee Members *Effective September 1, 2019

Laurie Aquilina

Independent

 

Clarke Billard

Independent

Stephanie Chester

IPMorgan 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

 

Stephen Swift

Nationwide Children's Hospital

Whitney Thompson

Independent

Mike Valley   

Eastwind Capital Wealth Management

Scot Zajic

Safelite Autoglass

 

Brian Zuercher

Hopewell

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