WHO WE ARE

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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 Team

Marika Brown

Receptionist 

Brianna Burks
Youth Advocate 

Carlita Chappell

Receptionist 

Doug Cuckler 

Youth Advocate

Montrail Curry 

Facility Manager

Sarah DeGirolamo

Administrative Assistant 

Margaret DeLaurentis

Clinical Therapist 

Carmen Dorman

Director of Programs and Operations

Kat Earles

Financial Controller

Joshua Eblin
Youth Advocate 

Barb Ebright
Director of Human Resources

Jill Gorz
Clinical Therapist

Beth Haas

Executive Assistant

 

Naima Ilmi
Clinical Coach

Brooke Keber

Volunteer & Partner Services Coordinator 

Virgie Lee

Youth Advocate

Cheyenne Lenhart
Social Services Coordinator

Jermaine Lewis

Youth Advocate

Dara Lovett

Youth Advocate

Samuel Masters

Special Projects Manager

Jhanel McCray

Receptionist

 

Elizabeth Moody

Drop-in Services Manager

Keisha Moody

Youth Advocate

 

Louis Morgan
Youth Advocate

Alonso Porte
Youth Advocate

Shaniqua (Shug) Price

Youth Advocate

Demetrius Richardson
Youth Advocate

Nikky Robinson
Youth Advocate

Bre' Schaeffer

Youth Advocate 

Dan Shramo

Youth Advocate

Candy Stanley

Youth Advocate 

Brittany Stricklen-Hillyard
Development Director

 

Edward Victor

Youth Advocate 

Janeá Walburg

Youth Advocate

Calvin Washington 
Youth Advocate

 

Kathryn Weaver

Clinical Coach

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 February 19, 2021

Phil Baum, Treasurer 

Grange Insurance

Vice President, Chief Actuary 

Alycia Broz, Secretary
Vorys, Sater, Seymour and Pease LLP

Partner

                

Natalie Furniss, Vice Chair
Nationwide Insurance

Senior Vice President, Property and Casualty

Gunnar Gode

NiSource
Vice President and Chief Accounting Officer

Mary Lou Hittle
Independent  

Meg Kelley   

White Castle 

 

Matt McClellan, Chair  
Miles-McClellan Construction Company

President   

 

Terry O'Connell
Time Warner Cable (Retired) 
 

Deanna Springs

CoverMyMeds

Bill Walker
Huntington Bank

Senior Vice President,          

Committee Members *Effective February 2021

Lindsay Andrews

DesignGroup

Laurie Aquilina

Independent

Rick Bailey

Educational Service Center of Central Ohio

 

Clarke Billard

Independent

Giosue Bochicchio 

PNC Bank

Stephanie Chester

JPMorgan Chase

Mimi Dane

Independent


Helen Eisenberg  

WBNS-10TV

Josh Fitzwater

Holden x Ellis

Rhonda Fraas

Independent

Heather Flournoy

JP Morgan Chase

Jamie Gaynor

Independent

Joe Gernert

Independent

Kate Harkin

Independent

Janet Jackson

Independent

Lisa Kristensen

Columbus Metropolitan Library

 

James Malone

Independent

Antwane Martin

Independent

 

Doug McCoard

Independent

Doug Murray

Independent

Ruben E. Padro

Cardinal Health

Laure Schoedinger

Independent

Michelle Strickland

Crane Renovation Group

Whitney Thompson

Independent

Mike Valley   

Eastwind Capital Wealth Management

Scot Zajic

Safelite Autoglass

 

Brian Zuercher

Hopewell