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  • William Staler

    Chief Executive Officer

    Joyce Kachelries, BSN, MBA/HCM

    Chief Operating Officer

    Catherine Bidleman

    Finance Director

    Emily Yordy, MBA

    Human Resources Director

    Denise Brodsky

    Development and Community Relations Director

    Katie Furniss, MSW, LSW

    Elderly Services Program Manager

    Kelley Eversole, BSW

    Elderly Services Program Supervisor

    Laurie Kearns, MA

    Elderly Services Program Supervisor

    Claudine Poch, MA

    Elderly Services Program Supervisor

    Mary Day

    Coaching and Financial Wellness Manager

    Aquila Beach, MSW, LSW

    School Based Support Services Manager

    Lisa Frye, NMG

    Guardianship Manager

    Elizabeth Kelley

    Marketing Manager
  • Robin Miller – Chair

    Ulmer & Berne

    Larry Mulligan, Jr. – Vice Chair

    Senior Vice President
    LCNB National Bank

    Dwight Packard- Second Vice Chair


    Ray Bowman


    Bryan Boynton

    Audit Manager
    Stephenson & Warner, Inc.

    John Freeman


    Paul Golias

    Senior Vice President and Investment Officer
    US Bank

    Dan Griesinger

    Vice President Commercial Banking
    US Bank

    Raquel Loveberry

    Administrative Assistant
    Department of Surgery
    UC Health – West Chester Hospital

    Mardia Shands

    Executive Director, Partners for a Competitive Workforce
    United Way of Greater Cincinnati

    Shelley Spillane

    Vice President & Fiduciary Specialist
    Wealth Management
    US Bank

    Jane Straker, Ph.D.

    Director of Research, Scripps Gerontology Center
    Adjunct Associate Professor, Department of Sociology and Gerontology
    Miami University

    George Stringer

    General Manager
    Shenandoah Technologies, LTD

    Jack Talbot

    Director Human Resources
    West Chester Hospital

  • Teresa Brand, LSW

    Butler County Board of Developmental Disabilities

    Glenn Clevenger


    Rebecca Delong, MSW, LSW

    Butler County Probate Court

    Teri Ellsworth

    Hospice of Hamilton

    Kay Farrar, RN, BSN

    City of Hamilton Health Department

    Kevin Kurpieski

    Adult Protective Services

    Steve Lautenslager

    LCNB National Bank

    Karri Owens

    Adult Protective Services

    Nancy Riggs


    Mary L. Swain, CCM

    Butler County Clerk of Courts

  • Mary Day

    Coaching and Financial Wellness Manager

    Mary applies her passion for empowering others to lead and engage her team of skilled social workers, financial counselors and financial educators in our mission to strengthen families and individuals who seek to improve the quality of their lives.  In her spare time, she enjoys volunteering for local animal rescue organizations as a foster “parent”.

    Ruby Erbeck

    Client Service Representative

    As our Client Service Representative, Ruby is “Chief of First Impressions”. She is often the first person you will talk with when you contact Coaching and Financial Wellness. She attended Miami University where she majored in Business Administration. Before joining LifeSpan, Ruby was a Benefits Representative in the insurance industry where she also applied her attention to detail and excellent customer service skills.

    Angelic Frazier

    Independent Living Assistant Team Lead

    Angelic started her career with LifeSpan in 1999 as a Home Health Aide and transitioned to working as a Benefit Advocate / Independent Living Assistant where she continued her work with older residents of Butler County. Angelic has also worked as Social Service/Volunteer Coordinator with our Guardianship program, where she used her expertise with benefit applications to assist guardians and their clients. Angelic brings her expertise with benefit application processes and direct client service to her role as ILA Team Lead. In her free time, Angelic enjoys sewing and taking care of her primates.

    Jennifer David, NCG

    Life Coach Coordinator

    Jennifer joined LifeSpan in 2014 where she served as a Nationally Certified Guardian. She has since transitioned into the role of Life Coach and is very excited to support families and individuals in this new capacity.  She graduated from Miami University in 2011 with a Bachelor of Science degree in Applied Sociology and went on to attend Graduate School at Liberty University where she studied Professional Counseling. Jennifer has multiple years of experience in crisis intervention, counseling, and case management.

    In her free time, Jennifer enjoys spending time with her children and family, taking and instructing a variety of dance classes, and exploring the outdoors.


    Sonja Cheatham, MA

    Life Coach

    Sonja joins us with a Bachelor of Arts in Public Administration from Ohio University as well as a Masters in Mental Health Counseling from the University of Cincinnati. Her 20 plus years of experience within Social Services has spanned mental health case management, to elderly services to social services for underprivileged children. She believes strongly in making sure that all people are treated fairly and guided in a non-judgemental manner.

    TIffani Jackson, CCCC, CSLC, CFE

    Financial Counselor and Educator

    Tiffani is a Certified Consumer Credit Counselor (CCCC) & Certified Student Loan Counselor (CSLC). She has a Bachelor of Arts degree in Psychology with a focus in social psychology from Trinity (Washington) University in Washington D.C. Before working at LifeSpan, Tiffani was a Financial Stability Assistance/ Ohio Benefit Bank Counselor and Housing Coach. As a Financial Counselor and Educator, Tiffani provides individuals with various financial options to help improve their livelihood in a manner that supports their personal goals.

    Krista Joseph

    Independent Living Assistant

    Krista has been with LifeSpan since the fall of 2018.  She graduated from the University of Phoenix in 2013 with a degree in Psychology.  Krista brings her case management experience with mental health and substance abuse to help clients with their benefit assistance.  In her free time, Krista enjoys going to concerts, watching movies and spending time with her husband and three kids.

    Angela Muchmore, CCCC

    Financial Counselor and Educator

    Angela is a Certified Consumer Credit Counselor (CCCC).  She earned her Business Management degree from CCU and is certified in Radio & TV Broadcasting. Angela is experienced with mentoring, facilitating and job coaching. Prior to joining LifeSpan, Angela planned and implemented programs for various nonprofits, and has 10 years of experience in the financial industry. Angela has a passion for teaching, coaching, and helping others thrive & grow to achieve their goals. She believes that every step taken is a step forward in overcoming obstacles and leads to positive progress towards success. Angela also is a writer, singer and resides in Cincinnati with her son.

    Celeste Walker

    Independent Living Assistant

    Celeste has been with LifeSpan since the beginning of 2018. She studied social work and psychology at the University of Cincinnati.  She is certified as a licensed social worker and volunteer administrator. Celeste has experience with Adult Protective Services and the National Senior Corps Program.

    In her free time, Celeste enjoys writing fictional mystery novellas, reading and playing with her 3 dogs.

  • Lisa Frye, NMG

    Guardianship Manager

    Lisa has provided advocacy and support for others over the past 28 years and with LifeSpan’s Guardianship program leading a team, including staff and volunteers, for over six years. As a National Master Guardian providing the highest quality of decision making is Lisa’s goal; including coordination with all supports in the community. Lisa is also a member of the National Guardianship Association and board member of the Ohio Guardianship Association. In her spare time, Lisa enjoys volunteering for various community opportunities including hospice care.

    Tierrah Mayfield, NCG

    Staff Guardian Team Lead

    Tierrah has been with LifeSpan since 2014.  She graduated from the University of Cincinnati in 2008 with a Bachelor’s of Arts degree in Psychology with a concentration in BioPsychology.  She is a National Certified Guardian (NCG).  Tierrah Mayfield has several years of experience as an adult mental health case manager.

    In her free time, Tierrah enjoys watching and playing a variety of different sports.

    Tammy Cotton

    Guardianship Administrative Assistant

    Tammy has been with LifeSpan for over 23 years where she started as a Scheduler in the Home Care Program later becoming the Home Care Coordinator. Nine years into her employment Tammy was offered the opportunity to transfer to the Guardianship Program as Administrative Assistant where she currently remains. In this position, she works closely with management, Staff Guardians, Probate Courts and personnel, lawyers, and other outside agencies. Tammy oversees various duties including but not limited to; assisting with the Expert Evaluations, preparing the program billing, assisting Guardian of Estate attorneys and providing expert assistance to anyone interested in the program and more.

    Adrian Alessandro, BSW, LSW

    Staff Guardian

    Adrian, a graduate of Miami University, is one of the Staff Guardians at LifeSpan. She holds a Bachelor’s degree in Social Work, having completed internship positions with the Butler County Probate Court and Butler County Adult Protective Services. Adrian has continued experience working with diverse populations for over a decade as a Licensed Cosmetologist and now as a Licensed Social Worker. In her spare time, Adrian enjoys spending time with family and volunteering at local animal shelters.

    Allison Bruns, BS

    Staff Guardian

    Allison has been with LifeSpan since 2018. She graduated from Miami University in 2006 with a Bachelor of Science degree in Family Studies. She is certified as Notary of Public, Butler County, Ohio. Allison has 11 years of experience in Adult Mental Health and Chronic Medical Health Condition Case Management.

    In her free time, Allison enjoys reading and being active outside.

    Aaron Davis

    Staff Guardian

    Aaron had provided support to individuals with various needs for over the past 10 years and has served as a legal guardian to individuals for over the past 8 years. He has a Bachelors Degree in Education from the Ohio State University, where he received knowledge in special education programs and volunteered in the Special Olympics. In his spare time, he enjoys taking an individual with special needs into the community to participate in sports and other recreational events.

    Michelle Ittner, LSW

    Michelle has been with LifeSpan since winter 2018.  She graduated from Miami University in 2016 with a Bachelors of Science degree in Social Work, a minor in Sociology and extra studies in Psychology.  She is certified as a Licensed Social Worker.  Michelle has experience working with guardians and their loved ones as a Court Investigator and Social Worker in Butler County Probate Court, volunteered as an Intervention Communicator with the Crisis/Suicide hotline, a mentor for foster children through Butler Behavioral Health Services and volunteered in an after-school program at Trinity Church. She is passionate about working with vulnerable and at-risk populations.
    In her free time, Michelle enjoys going to auctions, camping, fishing, and other outdoor activities and spending time with her grandchildren.

    Faith Thomas, BSSW, BSCJ

    Staff Guardian

    Faith has been with LifeSpan since summer of 2018. She graduated from Miami University in 2018 with a Bachelor of Science in Criminal Justice, Bachelor of Science in Social Work, and an Associate of Arts in Liberal Arts and Applied Science.  Prior to working with LifeSpan, Faith completed internships with the Butler County Probate Court and One Way Farm, a local children’s group home.  Although new to the LifeSpan community, Faith continues to enjoy learning from her peers and the community at large.  Faith has had this passion and the drive to help diverse populations in need at a young age.

    Faith enjoys spending time with her family and in her free time likes to work with adolescent children developing teachable moments.

    Melody Wolf, NCG

    Staff Guardian

    Melody has over 10 years experience in the mental health and developmentally disabled field. She received her Bachelors of Arts in Sociology from Fort Hays State University and will graduate in May with her Masters in Business Administration and a Masters in Liberal Arts with a concentration in Gerontology. She is a Nationally Certified Guardian through the National Guardianship Association.