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Board

Our board represents a cross-section of our community and has a passion for our organization and those we serve. The members work hard to ensure the long-term sustainability of the organization and oversee that the funds raised directly affect those in need.

  • Alan B. Lindner, Chairperson
    Alan B. Lindner, Chairperson

    Brad Lindner is President and C.E.O. of United Dairy Farmers, Inc., a 4th generation Cincinnati family-owned business with a focus on diary manufacturing and convenience stores. Currently he serves on the boards of Keep Cincinnati Beautiful & the Green Acres Foundation. Previous boards he has served on; Hospice of Cincinnati, Ohio Chapter of the Nature Conservancy & Jobs Ohio.

  • Michael Kaplan, Vice Chairperson
    Michael Kaplan, Vice Chairperson

    Michael Kaplan joined First Financial Services after spending four years with National City Commercial Capital’s healthcare finance division. He arrived in Cincinnati after graduating from Fort Lewis College with a B.A. degree in Environmental Policy. Michael is active with Cincy Paddlers, helps Rivers Unlimited with waterway cleanup and Co-founded United Cancer Foundation.

  • Courtney Reitman-Deinlein, Treasurer
    Courtney Reitman-Deinlein, Treasurer

    Courtney Reitman-Deinlein is a director in the Private Wealth tax group of the Cincinnati tax practice and the Estate, Gift, Trust and Charitable Competency leader for the Central Region of Deloitte Tax. She has 17 years of experience providing income tax and wealth planning services to family business owners, family offices, and high net worth individuals

  • Michelle Zulli, Secretary
    Michelle Zulli, Secretary

    Michelle Zulli is a Project Manager and Engineer Recruiter at On Line Design, Inc for nearly 3 years. She came to On Line Design after 25 years in various Project Management, Packaging Sourcing, and Paper Mill Production roles. Michelle joined forces with KCB and became a Board member, through her role with Sunny Delight Beverages to fund and create Sustainability Education Programming.

  • Barry Morris, At Large
    Barry Morris, At Large

    Barry Morris is employed at Cincinnati Children’s Hospital as the AVP of Learning and Development where he is focused on organization development and change, leadership and management development and the implementation of education practices and programs that make CCHMC a great center for healthcare education.

  • Damany Abernathy
    Damany Abernathy

    Damany Abernathy is a Solutions Engineer with Vantiv, Inc. responsible for driving the technology evaluation stage, providing comprehensive solutions and detailing processing schematics. He is impassioned in service work spending time with organizations such as Little Sisters of the Poor, Habitat For Humanity, Ronald McDonald House, Freestore Foodbank, CityLink, Keep Cincinnati Beautiful, etc.

  • Kari Armbruster
    Kari Armbruster

    Kari Armbruster, Zero Hunger | Zero Waste Program Manager, joined Kroger in 2013 and was promoted to her current role in 2018. In her new role, she develops objectives, strategies, and metrics to support the company’s Zero Hunger | Zero Waste social impact plan. This includes working closely with key external stakeholders and partners and launching and managing projects to help achieve Kroger’s goal to end hunger in our communities and eliminate waste across the company by 2025. Prior to working for Kroger, Kari spent time at Cincinnati city hall and was involved in many local political campaigns. She graduated from Xavier University and lives in Mt. Washington with her husband and three children.

  • Amber Baugh
    Amber Baugh

    Amber Baugh is Vice President of Employee Client Services at Cincinnati Bell, where she helps develop and deliver programs, processes, and strategic direction for people-related functions. She has subsequently held a series of HR roles with increasing responsibility, and most recently served as HR Director – Employee Relations & Recruiting, before assuming her current position.

  • Jacklyn Bryson
    Jacklyn Bryson

    Jacklyn Bryson is the Director of Access and Reimbursement at Bristol Myers Squibb Company. She developed and implemented this role to support physician administered products in Oncology, Transplant and Rheumatology. Jacklyn started with a team of 12 and grew to 50 field Managers w 5 Directors supporting three major franchises of products within the company.

  • Ted Fitz
    Ted Fitz

    Ted Fitz is the Vice President of Research and Development at the Gorilla Glue Company, where he is responsible for supporting global innovation and growth across the company’s entire brand portfolio. He graduated from the University of Dayton with a Bachelor of Science degree in Chemical Engineering in 2000. After graduation he moved back to his hometown of Cincinnati to work for Procter & Gamble for 15 years, before joining Gorilla Glue in 2015.

  • Kate Fortlage
    Kate Fortlage

    Kate Fortlage is Director of Strategy and Business Development (Innovation) at Formica. She analyzes current business strategies for improvements, i.e. revisions to stage gate process & completing product launch cadence recommendations. Kate has 14 years of CPG marketing, innovation and management experience.

  • David Fox

    David Fox is Dayton Area Manager at Contract Sweepers & Equipment. He is responsible for selling industrial cleaning equipment, street sweepers, and industrial cleaning services to warehouses, manufacturing facilities, and commercial markets. This increased sales territory by 500% during his tenure selling to C-Suite, Mayors, City Managers, Council Members, Plant Managers, Property Manager and Construction Managers.

  • Jeff Harris
    Jeff Harris

    Jeff Harris was Vice President of Fidelity Investments from 1995 to 2016. He defined and directed a strategic enterprise effort to outsource the firm’s print production operations to a leading communications services provider. Jeff directed strategic product / capability planning efforts and related business development activities with all internal Fidelity Business channels.

  • Ed Hatfield

    Ed Hatfield is the President, Eastern Division of River Trading Company. In 2003, he became a partner in Cincinnati Bulk Terminals. Outside of Cincinnati, River Trading Company has operations in Minneapolis, Iowa and West Virginia. Ed Hatfield was born and raised in Glendale, OH. After graduating from the University of Colorado in 1992 he returned to Cincinnati to begin working for River Trading Company, LTD.

  • Trevor Holekamp

    Trevor Holekamp is president of a street-based digital wayfinder manufacturing company, Trevor works to solve many of the same urban challenges that KCB addresses. Specifically, he is currently working with advanced anti-graffiti coatings to allow paint to be cleaned off with soap/water and is implementing free wifi to help address the urban digital divide.

  • Geoff Leder
    Geoff Leder

    Geoff Leder is an Attorney at Keating Muething & Klekamp PLL. He attended the University of Cincinnati College of Law in 2005 , graduating with a Doctor of Law.

  • Kyle Ludlow
    Kyle Ludlow

    Kyle Ludlow is a Real Estate Manager for Macy’s. He joined Macy’s after spending three years working for a boutique appraisal firm in Tampa, Florida. Kyle was born and raised in Cincinnati. Kyle has a Master’s degree in Finance from the University of Cincinnati and has a B.A. degree in History from Ohio State University. Kyle is active with the UC Real Estate Center, Urban Land Institute, International Council of Shopping Centers. He is also a member of the Mercantile Library and the Cincinnati Preservation Collective.

  • Sandy Meyer
    Sandy Meyer

    Sandy Meyer is Risk Manger of Messer Construction Co. where she manages a team responsible for protecting the company’s assets with appropriate risk transfer and risk management techniques. Under Sandy’s leadership, Messer received the 2006 Governor’s Excellence in Worker’s Compensation Award from the Ohio Bureau of Workers Compensation for outstanding performance in claims management and prevention.

  • Joe Motz

    Joe Motz is the President and Chief Executive Officer of The MotzCorporation, headquartered in Cincinnati, Ohio. As a graduate of The Ohio State University in 1977 with a BSc in horticulture, Joe embarked on his journey by starting a successful landscape maintenance and grounds care business. Over the course of 40+ years, his vision continues to flourish.

  • Saundra Oprea
    Saundra Oprea

    Saundra Oprea is Regional Disaster Preparedness Program Manager for the Greater Cincinnati Dayton Red Cross. She manages community-based education initiatives that bring together for-profit and non-profit organizations in 27 counties, and saves lives. Saundra has served on the Participant Selection Committee for United Way’s Board Orientation and Leadership Development training.

  • Emily Rossetti
    Emily Rossetti

    Emily Rossetti is digital site experience coordinator at the Kroger Co. Emily started at Kroger in January 2018. Previously, Emily worked at Topic Design, a full-service marketing firm in downtown Cincinnati, as a social media & PR strategist and account manager. She began volunteering with KCB in 2014 as a member of the Public Awareness Committee. In May 2015, she co-founded the KCP Young Professionals Council.

  • Christopher Schmoyer

    Christopher Schmoyer is Director of Accounting and Finance at S&S Healthcare. Eight years of experience in various aspects of accounting, controllership, financial reporting, and project management. He has comprehensive working knowledge of system implementation, data processing, and systematic internal controls. This applies to managing an international team with diverse objectives to accomplish a central goal.

  • Evan Sikes

    Evan Sikes attended the College of Charleston in South Carolina and received his bachelor’s degree in Anthropology and Art History. He then went on to receive his master’s degree from the University of Cincinnati in Art History.

    Sikes was the marketing director for internationally recognized auction firm, Cowan's Auctions, Inc. from 2011-2016. He then went on to be the Director for the Constella Festival of Music and Arts, an organization featuring world-class performers from 6 different continents during their week-long music and arts festival in the Cincinnati area. In 2017, Sikes opened his own fine art gallery and appraisal business, Caza Sikes, in Oakley Square.

Our Impact This Year

  • Children Educated

    22,581

  • Volunteer Hours

    67,703

  • Pounds of Litter & Debris Collected

    873,779

  • Clean Up Events

    1,580

  • Nippert Foundation
    Nippert Foundation
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    Cincinnati Tool Bank logo

    Cincinnati Tool Bank Logo

  • Cincinnati Bell
    Cincinnati Bell
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