WHO WE ARE

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Our Team

Ann Bischoff

CEO

Meet our CEO

 

Marika Brown

Drop-in Services Supervisor 

Brianna Burks
Drop-In Services Assistant Supervisor

Doug Cuckler 

Development & Engagement Coordinator

Montrail Curry 

Facility Manager

Sarah DeGirolamo

Administrative Assistant 

Margaret DeLaurentis

Clinical Therapist 

Carmen Dorman

Director of Programs and Operations

Kat Earles

VP Finance & Development

Joshua Eblin
Warehouse Coordinator

Barb Ebright
VP Fulfillment & Resources

Jill Gorz
Clinical Services Manager

Beth Haas

Executive Assistant

Naima Ilmi
Engagement & Retention Coordinator, CSV

Brooke Keber

Volunteer & Partner Services Coordinator 

Cheyenne Lenhart
Housing & Community Services Manager, CSV

Dara Lovett

Clinical Coach

Jeffery Mackey-Bell

Youth Advocate

Jhanel McCray

Drop-In Services Assistant Supervisor

Marshe Mitchell

Receptionist

Elizabeth Moody

Training & Policy Manager

Keisha Moody

Youth Advocate

 

Louis Morgan
Youth Advocate

Shaniqua (Shug) Price

Drop-In Services Assistant Supervisor

Zakyra Reed
Youth Advocate

Demetrius Richardson
Youth Advocate

Nikky Robinson

Outreach & Connection Coordinator

Taylin Roland

Youth Advocate

Antoine Ruffin

Youth Advocate 

Ryan Ruiz de Castilla

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

Clinical Coach

Jonathan Walton

Drop-in Services Supervisor 

Calvin Washington 
Drop-in Services Supervisor 

 

Kathryn Weaver

Therapist

Mariah Willis
Youth Advocate   

Claresha Woodard

Youth Advocate 

Madison Yoder
Communications and Grant Manager

 

Youth Advocate

 

Our Board of Trustees *Effective July 1, 2022

Phil Baum, Vice Chair 

Grange Insurance

Vice President, Chief Actuary 

Stephanie Chester
Wells Fargo
Senior Vice President, Business Initiatives Sr. Manager

                

Natalie Furniss, Chair
Nationwide Insurance

Senior Vice President, Property and Casualty

Gunnar Gode, Treasurer

NiSource
Vice President and Chief Accounting Officer

Mary Lou Hittle
Independent  

Meg Kelley   

White Castle

Corporate Events Coordinator 

 

Matt McClellan, Past Chair  
Miles-McClellan Construction Company

President   

 

Terry O'Connell
Time Warner Cable (Retired) 

 

Deanna Springs, Secretary

CoverMyMeds
Recruitment Manager

Bill Walker, Past Chair
Huntington Bank

Senior Vice President,          

Committee Members *Effective February 2021

Lindsay Andrews

DesignGroup

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

Heather Flournoy

JP Morgan Chase

Jamie Gaynor

Independent

Joe Gernert

Independent

Robin Halley

Independent

Kate Harkin

Independent

Janet Jackson

Independent

Lisa Kristensen

Columbus Metropolitan Library

 

James Malone

Independent

Antwane Martin

Independent

 

Doug McCoard

Independent

Jeff Mohrman

Finance Fund

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

 

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 (youth experiencing homelessness). She has been working with youth experiencing homelessness since 1998. After opening a drop-in center for youth experiencing homelessness in  Albuquerque, NM, she moved to Columbus, OH and, because of a gap in services in Columbus, opened her second drop-in center. Natasha is a professor of Human Development and Family Science in the Department of Human Sciences, and EHE Associate Dean for Research and Administration at The Ohio State University. Natasha is a licensed clinical psychologist and her research focuses on intervention development and evaluation with substance using youth experiencing homelessness and substance-using mothers and their children. She has consulted with multiple organizations on the best strategies for intervening in youth homelessness and adolescent substance use. She has been continuously funded by the NIH since 1998 and has written more than 100 peer-reviewed publications, book chapters and books.