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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

    Aquila Beach, MSW, LSW

    School Based Support Services Manager

    Lisa Frye, NMG

    Guardianship Manager

    Meredith Davis, MA, NCG

    Elder Victim Advocate Supervisor
  • 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

  • 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.

    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.

    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.

  • 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 since 1995. She graduated from Southern Ohio College in 1983 with a Diploma in Administrative WP Specialist. She has experience working with clients with mental health and developmental disabilities. In this position, she works closely with management, Staff Guardians, Probate Courts and personnel, lawyers, and other outside agencies. 

    In her free time, Tammy enjoys family time, long walks and good books.

    Adrian Alessandro, BSW, LSW

    Staff Guardian

    Adrian has been with LifeSpan since 2017. She graduated from Miami University in 2017 with a Bachelor’s degree in Social Work. She is certified as a Licensed Social Worker. Adrian has experience with Butler County’s Adult Protective Service and Probate Court. In her free time, Adrian enjoys time with family and volunteering at the local animal shelter.

    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.