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Our Team

  • Joyce Kachelries, BSN, MBA/HCM

    Director of LifeSpan

    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

    Lisa Frye, NMG

    Guardianship Manager
  • 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

  • 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.

    Allison Bruns, NCG, 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 a National Certified Guardian and 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.

    Michelle Ittner, LSW

    Staff Guardian

    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.