​​​​​​​Our Trustees & Committees
The work at the Middletown Community Foundation is overseen by a volunteer Board of Trustees and several volunteer committees. These individuals represent the greater Middletown area and are not compensated for their service. 

Board of Trustee Officers
John Kiser - President  

Dustin Hurley - Vice President

Christine Vaughan - Treasurer 
Verlena Stewart - Secretary

2021 Board of Trustees
Melissa Benedict - Cleveland-Cliffs Foundation
Bill Brock - City of Monroe 

Beth Brockman - Noonan, Brockman & Pollock D.D.S., Inc.

Moira Casey - Miami University Middletown

Neil Cohen - Cohen Recycling

Pat Edwards - Edwards Furniture
Cathi Evans - Attorney, Milliken & Fitton
Karl Gaston - ACN Direct Marketing

Dustin Hurley -  Hurley Gunsher, LTD

Amy King - Middletown Tube Works

Shane Miller - Owner & President, Miller Insurance

Hon. Kathleen Dobrozsi Romans - Judge, Juvenile Division

Karen Shaffer - Professor Emerita at Miami Oxford

Ronald Spaulding - Wilson Schramm Spaulding Funeral Home
Verlena Stewart - Community Building Institute

Kathleen Wourms - Systems Consultant

Elizabeth Yauch - Hedges and Yauch

The efforts of individual committees are also vital to the Community Foundation’s success. Our present standing committees are as follows:

Administrative Committee:  John Kiser, President (Chair), Bill Brock, Patti Miller Gage (Ex Officio), Dustin Hurley (VP), Verlena Stewart, (Secretary), Christine Vaughan, (Treasurer)

Finance and Investment Committee:  Christine Vaughan, Treasurer (Chair), Ken Cohen, Richard Isroff, John Kiser (President), Ed Opbroek, Don Pelfrey, Bill Schaefer, Ron Spaulding,  Dennis Vitori, Kathleen Wourms 
Distribution Committee: Dustin Hurley, VP (Chair), Jacky Banks, Melissa Benedict, Beth Brockman, Moira Casey, Neil Cohen, Nita Driscoll, Pat Edwards, Cathi Evans, Patti Miller Gage, Elaine Garver, Debbie Hazelbaker, Beth Hurst, Amy King, John Kiser, Shane Miller, Todd Moore, Ed Opbroek, David Schul, Kim Scorti, Tom Scott, Karen Shaffer, Anita Shew, Suzanne Sizer, Ron Spaulding, Eleanor Stewart, Verlena Stewart, Mary Deas Wortley, Tom Wortley, Kathleen Wourms, Elizabeth Yauch

Marketing Committee:  Beth Brockman, Tom Dowden, Angela Erhart, Patti Miller Gage, Ron Hotchkiss, Richard Isroff, Shane Miller, Janis Nein, Carole Schul, Mike Scorti, Andy Singer, Verlena Stewart, Dennis Vitori, Cathy Wiley

Scholarship Selection Committee: Carole Schul, (Chair)  Tom Dowden, Patti Miller Gage, Bev Howard, Dustin Hurley, (VP), Peggy McClusky, Andy Singer, Suzanne Sizer
Nominating Committee: Patti Miller Gage Ex Officio (Chair), Cathi Evans, Karl Gaston, Sarah Kaup, Amy King, Mary Maurer, Cathie Mulligan, Theresa Mulligan, John Peterson, Hon. Kathleen Romans, Pat Schaefer, Carole Schul, Mike Scorti, Beth Yauch

Awards Committee: Carole Schul (Chair),  Melissa Benedict, Ginger Bruggeman, Rick Davies, Nita Driscoll, Elaine Garver, Lee Hartman, Sarah Kaup, Theresa Mulligan, Hon. Kathleen Romans, Pat Schaefer, Carole Schul, Anita Shew, Eleanor Stewart

Ready Leadership Council: Karen and David Shaffer, (Co-Chairs) Patricia Miller Gage, Richard Isroff, Cathie Mulligan, Pat and William Schaefer, David Schul, Carole Schul, Mike Scorti

Women Enriching Lives Committee: Executive Committee: Ginger Bruggeman,  Patricia Miller Gage, Elaine Garver, Brenda Gehm, Rita Kolp, Fran Sack

Libby Abele, Jo Ashworth, Jacky Banks, Robin Becker, Kitty Blattner, Beth Brockman, Cherese Capadona, Ally Doliboa, Susan Farrish, Cari Hillman, Cathy Howell, Maria Langendorf, Peggy McClusky, Anne Potteiger, Lynnette Schluter, Pam Sora, Sherry Terrill, Suzi Vitori, Sarah Watson, Kathryn Wood

If you would like to be considered for involvement on one of our committees,

please call us at 513-424-7369 and let us know!

Our Trustees