Volunteer Spotlight – Don, Rose, and Mary Hodgson

Gladden Community House would like to express our gratitude to 114volunteers Don, Rose, and Mary Hodgson for their years of service to the Gladden Food Pantry! These dedicated volunteers have delivered donated bread from two Kroger locations to our food pantry for over three years!

In the spring of 2011 a representative from Gladden provided an overview of the services we provide to members of the Social Action Committee at St. Brigid’s of Kildare in Dublin. The Hodgson family, longtime members of the church, heard the speech and wanted to support the work we do in the Franklinton neighborhood. Each Monday since then, this family has used t heir time and vehicles to lend a hand to those facing food insecurity within our community.

When asked why they continued to volunteer for so long, Rose responded on her family’s behalf, “It was something worthwhile to do with our time. We enjoyed talking to all the people from the pantry. We were just glad to be of service.”

We at Gladden are thankful to have the support of generous volunteers like Don, Rose, and Mary Hodgson! Thank you for your years of service to our organization!

Laura Pistro, Vice-Chair/Treasurer


Pistro   Deloitte

Senior manager in Private Company Services with over 12 years of experience.  Experience includes income, trust and estate tax compliance and consulting services to affluent individuals (including International Assignment Services) and closely held businesses.  Experience also includes assisting clients with wealth transfer planning strategies to minimize income, estate and gift taxes to meet their goals and objectives.

Professional associations/Activitites
Ohio Society of Certified Public Accounting
Michigan Certified Public Accountant
American Institute of Certified Public Accountants
Gladden Community House Board, Treasurer

Bob LeBoeuf


   Dispatch Company

Bob LeBoeuf is General Manager of Dispatch Digital; The Dispatch Printing Company.

In this role, Mr. LeBoeuf is responsible for the strategic direction, day to day operations and digital revenue for the entire portfolio of the Dispatch Printing Company’s digital properties. These include the digital brands of one of the country’s oldest and most distinguished major newspapers, regional broadcast television, cable, radio and print properties as well as a series of independent digital brands. He is also responsible for the division’s evolution, growth and integration with traditional media units. Prior to this role, Mr. LeBoeuf was Director of Sales and Business Development and leader of convergence sales and new business development for Dispatch Digital.

Before joining The Dispatch Printing Company, Mr. LeBoeuf was Director of Sales – Media, Entertainment and Communications at FAST Search and Transfer; A Microsoft Subsidiary where he developed and closed new business opportunities with Media, Entertainment and Communications companies whose goal is to monetize their content through advertising and /or subscriptions.  Mr. LeBoeuf had previously been Director of Business Development and Consulting for Capps Digital Solutions; A Division of Publicis, in Chicago; Director of Business Development at Scient an e-business consulting firm, Marketing Manager and Director of Business and Content Development for the McGraw Hill Companies’ Lifetime Learning Division. He has also worked in leadership and delivery roles on consulting engagements with Morgan Stanley, The U.S. Army, Starbucks, Qwest Communications, Ingersol-Rand, Wells Fargo, Chrysler, and Thomson Publishing.

Mr. LeBoeuf lives in Upper Arlington, Ohio and is happily married with three wonderful children. He was born in Dayton, Ohio and attended The Miami University in Oxford, Ohio as well as The Illinois Institute of Technology Institute of Design. In his spare time, he enjoys time with his family, golfing and skiing. He is a member of Our Lady of Victory Parrish in Marble Cliff, Ohio.

Nancy Ordonez, Chair


Nancy's Headshot  Nationwide Insurance

Twenty-one year Insurance associate, 18 years leadership in two leading P&C national carriers. Founding principal, regional educational sales and consulting company. Created and implemented strategic multi-state and multi-line initiatives for internal operations and marketing, managed key product lines and client services, conducted strategic analysis, planning, and support for Zone Executives. Developed innovative and award-winning branding opportunities.

Currently Brand Management, Multicultural. Integrates business research, metrics and campaign filters for multicultural consumers into NI Brand’s Marketing Strategies to grow P&C households. Assists with building Operational capacity to serve and retain customers.

Current Key Activities: Since 2006, Gladden Community House Board – Chair (‘12); Planning Committee Chair (‘08-‘12); Session Speaker, Columbus Hispanic Conference, OSU School of Social Work, Nationwide Diversity & Inclusion panels; Volunteer: Columbus Area Performing Arts, Citizens for Humane Action; Habitat for Humanity; Non-profit Strategy consultant.

Theresa Dean, Vice-Chair


 TheresaDean  Jones Day

Several years of experience in government at the local, state, and federal level, and on political campaigns. Developed, researched, and implemented policy initiatives; improved brand management; and effectively communicated policy messages to internal and external audiences.

Currently litigation associate in the labor and employment department. Represent management clients before courts, arbitration panels, and in National Labor Relations Board proceedings. Counsel corporations in a broad array of issues arising under state and federal labor and employment laws.

Current Key Activities:
Gladden Community House Board – Executive Board Secretary
Development Committee. Memberships in the Ohio Bar Association (Labor & Employment Law Section)
Columbus Bar Association (Labor & Employment Law Section and Barrister Leadership Program)

Tyler Schleich, Vice-Chair


TDS Headshot smaller   Ernst & Young

Tyler works in the Markets and Business Development group at Ernst & Young LLP (EY) where he maintains client relationships and works to solve their complex problems. He also serves a role in fostering entrepreneurship in the community and assisting in the execution of the local EY Entrepreneur of the Year Program. Prior to joining Business Development, Tyler served two years as a Manager in the Tax practice and focused primarily on federal, state, and local taxation of public corporations. Prior to that, he spent 5 years in the Assurance Practice serving a wide range of industries including Not-for-Profit, Consumer Products, Real Estate, Software and Manufacturing. In 2011, Tyler worked internationally as he was selected to participate in the seven week 2011 EY Corporate Responsibility Fellowship program. During the fellowship he provided accounting and financial professional services to an emerging entrepreneurial company in Sao Paulo, Brazil, free of charge.  He has extensive team leadership and management experience and has effectively created synergies with the clients to provide them with the most efficient and high quality services. In 2004, Tyler graduated Summa Cum Lade from Capital University with a dual degree in Accounting and Finance Management while being a four year letter winner and team captain on the Men’s Basketball Team. In 2005, he passed the Uniform CPA Examination and obtained a Masters of Business Administration (MBA), with Distinction, also from Capital University. He is an active CPA and member of both the AICPA and the Ohio Society of Certified Public Accountants. Outside of work, Tyler is a volunteer assistant coach for the Capital University Men’s Basketball team and also sits on the Board of Directors at the Gladden Community House, the Board of Trustees for the Central Ohio Lions Eye Bank, and the Capital University Alumni Development Board. Tyler, a Williamsport, Ohio native, currently resides in the Columbus, Ohio area.

Heather Thompson-Gillis, Secretary


Heather Thompson-Gillis   Neighborhood Representative

Experience teaching Composition, Composition and Literature, Composition and Service-Learning, Business Writing, American Literature Origins to the Present, and Introduction to Fiction.  Teaching interests include composition, service-learning, women writers, and literary representations of socioeconomic class.

Current Key Activities: Volunteer at Gladden’s Homework Help Center and Summer Reading Club (2008-Present).  Affiliated with Franklinton Gardens and Franklinton Cycleworks (2009-Present).  Girl Sprout Leader (2010-Present).

Angelo Mazzocco, Past Chair


   Pillar Technology

Angelo gained over 30 years of experience providing professional services in Information Systems, Business Management, Consulting, and Instruction.  He worked for 7 primary employers during that time:

– President at Pillar Technology Group, LLC
– Chief Information Officer at Progressive Medical, Inc.
– Vice President and Chief Information Officer at Dispatch Printing and Broadcast Companies
– Chief Operations Officer at Network Compatibility Group – CompuCom Systems
– Senior Manager at Andersen Consulting (now named Accenture)
– Information Systems Manager at Nationwide Insurance
– Systems Analyst at NCR

For over 20 years, Angelo has also served as an Adjunct Instructor at Otterbein University and the Ohio State University. He is currently the President of Pillar, which is a business and technology consulting services provider.

An active leader in the Columbus and Ohio community, Angelo co-founded the TechTomorrow, CIO Forum and CIOhio CIO Symposium events.   Angelo is a past recipient of the 2003 TechColumbus President’s Top Contributor to the Advancement of Technology (TopCAT) award, 2005 TopCAT Executive of the Year, 2005 TopCAT Large Technology Team Leader, 2006 TopCAT finalist, 2007 – 2009 Innovations Award winner for Large Service  Provider, the 2009 Computer World 100 Best Places to Work In IT, 2010 Information Week 500 Technology Innovation Award, and the 2005 Volunteer of the Year for GroundWork Group which is an annual award bestowed upon an individual with exceptional leadership and personal commitment to the Central Ohio community.  He is a member of the Board of Directors of GroundWork Group, Gladden Community House, and OCLC Technology Advisory Board.

Angelo has been married to Eileen Mutchler Mazzocco for 28 years and lives in Lewis Center, Ohio with their 3 children – Christopher who is a graduate of Miami University in Oxford and now employed by Accenture, Andrea who is a recent graduate of the University of Akron and will pursue a Masters Degree at Wake Forest in the Fall, and John Patrick who is a sophomore at Ball State University.

Joy Chivers, President/CEO


Gladden Community House

Ms. Joy Chivers has served as President and CEO of Gladden Community House since January 2006. She is a graduate of West Virginia University, where she received her master’s degree in social work and is a licensed independent social worker (LISW-S) and chemical dependency counselor (LICDC). Ms. Chivers also graduated from Franklin University, where she earned a master’s degree in business administration. She moved to Columbus in 1986 to begin a career in social work and has acquired extensive experience in the management of social services over her 25-year career.

Melaney Carter


Melaney Carter   Neighborhood Representative

I have lived in Franklinton for 13 years.  My family has been involved mainly with Gladden’s preschool, after school groups, camps, and team sports.  We are also active in Xenos Christian Fellowship’s and Youth for Christ’s programs in the neighborhood.

I have been employed with the Ohio Legislative Service Commission (LSC) for 12 years.  I am currently the Education Division Chief in the Budget and Fiscal Analysis Section.  LSC is a nonpartisan legislative agency that provides drafting, fiscal, research, training, and technical services to the members of the Ohio General Assembly.

Josh Harrison


102cb853   Improving Enterprises

Josh Harrison is a leader in the Columbus IT community. He serves as Vice President of Consulting for Improving Enterprises where he is responsible for business development, talent acquisition, and building teams that create innovative software. He speaks regularly on emerging technology and its effect on business. Additionally, Josh has a passion for the non-profit world. He sits on the board of local non-profits including Gladden Community House and Unverferth House and is interested in ways non-profits can leverage technology and entrepreneurship to solve social problems.

Patrick Kaufman


   Neighborhood Representative

For the last seven years, Patrick has worked in the social services field assisting marginalized individuals and families secure drug and alcohol treatment, mental health services, housing, food and material assistance, and employment. Most recently he served as Director of Franklinton Gardens—a nonprofit urban farm dedicated to growing and sharing food and promoting nutrition and active living within Franklinton—and Project Manager of Fresh Foods Here–a multi-organization initiative intended to increase fresh and healthy food options in urban corner stores. Patrick has a Bachelor of Science in Aeronautical & Astronautical Engineering from The Ohio State University, a Masters in Applied Theology from Regent College in Vancouver, Canada, and is currently studying social and environmental ethics at the Methodist Theological School in Ohio. He resides in Franklinton with his wife, Karen, and three small children, Jeremiah, Emma, and Christian, where they attempt to create beauty in abandoned places and build community with neighbors.

Current Key Activities: Since 2011, Gladden Community House Board – Planning Committee Member (’11 – Present), Revenue Subcommittee Member (’12).  Other volunteer activities include Franklinton Tutoring Program (’10), Franklin Park Conservatory Hub Garden Program (’11-12), Greater Columbus Growing Coalition (’10-Present), and Dakota Block Watch & Improvement Association (’12-Present).


Michael Stinziano


   State Representative
   Ohio 18th District

Representative Michael Stinziano proudly serves the residents and businesses of Franklinton, German Village, The Hilltop, Lockbourne, Merion Village, Obetz, Schumacher Place, The University Community, Victorian Village, Westgate, and Southern and Far South Franklin County.

Michael was born on the West Side and grew up in the Short North. Following graduation from high school in Columbus, Michael received a bachelor’s degree in leadership studies from the University of Richmond. Then, while working for the Woodrow Wilson International Center, a think-tank for national and international issues in Washington, D.C., Michael earned a master’s degree in public administration from George Washington University. After returning to Columbus, Michael became an attorney upon graduation from The Ohio State University Moritz College of Law.

In 2008, Michael became director of the Franklin County Board of Elections. At the Board of Elections, Michael headed one of the largest election jurisdictions in the country. As director, Michael was committed to sound financial planning that resulted in maintaining a high level of service to the public while reducing costs for the taxpayer.

Representative Stinziano serves on the House Insurance, Judiciary and Ethics, Public Utilities, and State Government and Elections Committees as well as on the e-Tech Ohio Commission, the House Study Committee on Technology, and the Ohio Tuition Trust Authority.

The Ohio Association of Election Officials recognized Michael as the 2011 Democratic Legislator of the Year. The Ohio Injury Prevention Partnership honored Michael with its Champion Award in 2011 for his work on HB 143 which seeks to protect Ohio’s youth from the harmful effects of traumatic brain injuries.

In May of this year, Michael also received the Ohio Public Health Association’s Award for Excellence in Public Policy for his work to improve public health in Ohio. Michael was also honored in May by the Jepson School of Leadership Studies with Tenth Year Reunion Recognition Award.

Michael has also been named been named to Business First’s “Forty Under 40” for 2012. Since its inception in 1993, Columbus Business First has recognized forty individuals under 40 nominated by their peers who have gone above and beyond the call of duty in community involvement and professional achievement.


Gary Tober


     Senior Associate Counsel
     Central Ohio Transit Authority (COTA)

Gary Tober joined the Board of Directors in 2013.  He began working for COTA in 2008 and currently serves as Senior Associate Counsel.  He provides legal advice and represents COTA in a variety of areas, including real property, personal injury defense, employment law, procurement, and general corporate matters.  Prior to joining COTA, Gary served as Assistant General Counsel for MPW Industrial Services.

Gary is a member of the American Public Transportation Association Legal Affairs Committee, the Ohio State Bar Association where he serves as Chair of the Negligence Law Committee, and the Columbus Bar Association where he is Past Co-Chair of the Government Agencies Committee. He recently formed the Transportation Law Committee at the Columbus Bar Association and serves as the committee chair. Gary earned his BS in Business Administration from Miami University and his JD from Capital University Law School.  While at Miami, Gary spent his summers working for the Neighborhood Quality Interaction Team in Franklinton assisting the Columbus Health Department with bringing properties up to city code.


Jeff Mohrman


   Neighborhood Representative

As the Assistant Director of Franklinton Development Association, Jeff, a licensed attorney in Ohio since 2008, manages all aspects of the not-for-profit’s operations in commercial and residential development, including planning, acquisitions, construction, marketing, and sales and/or lease-up. Jeff provides counsel to staff and board members on wide range of business matters and handles fiscal relationships and reporting on all programmatic funding. Jeff oversees staff development and internship programs, and is charged with creating and implementing new environmentally-friendly, sustainable income-streams for the organization.

Jeff is a graduate of Grove City College (PA) and the Moritz College of Law.  Jeff is a member of the Ohio State Bar Association and the Columbus Bar Association.  Jeff sits on the board of Franklinton Gardens, a local not-for-profit dedicated to promoting urban agriculture and healthy food access to area residents .  Jeff and his wife Heather reside in Franklinton and are expecting their first child in early 2014.

Carl Smallwood


   Vorys, Sater, Seymour and Pease

As a partner in the Vorys Columbus office and an attorney in the litigation group, he has counseled and represented clients in litigation, arbitration and mediation of employment-related injury, wrongful termination and toxic exposure disputes for more than 30 years, appearing throughout Ohio on behalf of self-insured and state-funded employers.  He is active in service to the legal profession and to his alma mater, The Ohio State University.  He speaks frequently to clients and trade associations about employment-related injury topics and about diversity and inclusion in the legal profession.

Current Key Activities:  Since 2009, Gladden Community House Board (Chair, Development Committee 2010-2013), National Conference of Bar Presidents; President-elect; Law & Leadership Institute LLC, Board Member (President, 2009-2012); The Ohio State University Alumni Advisory Council (Steering Committee, 2012-present).

Arthur Krauer


Board--Headshot - Arthur   Testa Company

Arthur Krauer joined the Testa Companies in May of 2011 as Vice President of Development.  Arthur has worked in affordable housing for over 18 years.  Prior to Testa, Arthur worked for the Ohio Housing Finance Agency as well as Habitat for Humanity. Arthur has been asked to serve as an expert in housing policy on initiatives such as President Obama’s Federal Rental Alignment task force and Enterprise 2012 Green Communities Guidelines.  He also serves on the Executive Committee of the National Council of Affordable Housing Market Analysts. 

Arthur is a proud graduate of Ohio University and an avid New York sports fan.  He lives in Schumacher Place with his wife and three horrible dogs.

Angela McManaway
Jason Block



Jason Block joined Team HOMAGE as President in September 2012.  During his time at HOMAGE, Jason has focused on building out the organization, increasing access to capital, expanding HOMAGE’s brick and mortar and digital reach, providing structure for the HOMAGE team and getting systems and processes in place that prepare the company to scale.  Prior to his role at HOMAGE, Jason was general counsel and an associate at Schiff Capital Group.   At Schiff Capital, Jason led all transactional work and assisted with capital raises around development projects and angel investments.  Jason earned his bachelors degree from Ohio State University and his law degree from Capital University Law School where he was Editor-in-Chief of the Law Review.  

Elizabeth Turrell Farrar


   Vorys, Sater, Seymour and Pease

Betsy is a partner in the Vorys Columbus office and a member of the corporate group. Her practice focuses primarily on the representation of public companies and financial institutions, which she regularly counsels on a broad range of matters involving corporate governance, securities law compliance and reporting issues and federal banking law compliance. Betsy has represented large public companies involved in merger and acquisition transactions involving both stock and assets, in significant corporate restructuring transactions as well as in public offerings and private placements of debt and equity securities. Betsy works regularly with clients who are subject to regulatory frameworks provided by the rules and regulations of the Securities and Exchange Commission, the New York Stock Exchange, NYSE MKT, The NASDAQ Stock Market, various federal banking regulators and the U.S. Department of the Treasury

Joy Chivers, President/CEO


Gladden Community House

Ms. Joy Chivers has served as President and CEO of Gladden Community House since January 2006. She is a graduate of West Virginia University, where she received her master’s degree in social work and is a licensed independent social worker (LISW-S) and chemical dependency counselor (LICDC). Ms. Chivers also graduated from Franklin University, where she earned a master’s degree in business administration. She moved to Columbus in 1986 to begin a career in social work and has acquired extensive experience in the management of social services over her 25-year career.