Our Advisory Council

The LiFEsports Advisory Council actively provides policy and programming guidance, philanthropic leadership and direction, and general promotion to LiFEsports so as to support the organization’s mission and needs. The LiFEsports Advisory Council is comprised of committed University and community leaders. Below is a list of current LiFEsports Advisory members.

Todd Barnhouse

Chief Executive Officer
Ohio Child Care Resource and Referral Association

Kirk Bloir

Director, 4-H Youth Development
Extension, Ohio State University

Zach Boren

Vice President
Boren Brothers

Michael Childs

Vice President, Community Development Director
United Midwest Savings Bank

Derek Cowherd

Senior Associate Athletic Director/ Executive Director
Student-Athlete Support Services Office, Ohio State University

Kristi Daiker

Kevin Dixon

Vice President of Community & Cultural Engagement
ADAMH Board of Franklin County

Lisa Durham

Assistant Dean of Strategic Initiatives
College of Social Work, Ohio State University

Darrell Fletcher

Senior Managing Director, Commodities
Huntington National Bank

Julie Fox

Director Strategic Initiatives & Urban Engagement
Extension, Ohio State University

Rachel Friedman-Webb


Alesia Gillison

Chief Engagement Officer
Columbus City Schools

Tom Gregoire

College of Social Work, Ohio State University

Tony Groh

National Account Manager

Kathleen Hatch

Executive Director
Department of Recreational Sports, Ohio State University

Stephanie Infante

The Infante Foundation

Tom Katzenmeyer

Greater Columbus Arts Council

Bernadette Mazurek Melnyk

College of Nursing, Ohio State University

Todd Markiewicz

Vice President/General Manager
97.1 The Fan

Bill Nolan

Barnes & Thornburg LLP

Debbie Pfeiffer

Pitney Bowes Presort Services

Erik Porfeli

Chair, Department of Human Sciences
College of Education & Human Ecology, Ohio State University

Bernita Reese

Assistant Director
Department of Recreation & Parks, City of Columbus

Ryan Schmiesing

Vice Provost
Office of Outreach & Engagement, Ohio State University

T.J. Shelton

Assistant Athletics Director
Department of Athletics, Ohio State University

Gene Smith

Director of Athletics/Senior Vice President
Department of Athletics, Ohio State University

David L. VanSlyke

Associate Attorney
Plunkett Cooney

Lorraine Wallace

Associate Professor
College of Medicine & College of Public Health, Ohio State University

Shawn Henderson

Director, Human Resources
Cardinal Health

If you are interested in learning more about or joining the LiFEsports Advisory Board, please contact Jerry Davis (davis.1002@osu.edu) or Dawn Anderson-Butcher (Anderson-butcher.1@osu.edu)

Our sponsors:

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ADAMH Board of Franklin County
Urban Strategies Logo

Columbus Metropolitan Housing Authority Logo
Columbus Recreation and Parks Logo
Fitzsimmonds Charitable Trust Logo
Ohio State Logo