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12/10/15news article

Dayton Children’s Board of Trustees and Foundation Board welcome new members and chairs

Board of Trustees

The Board of Trustees oversees the function of Dayton Children’s, making sure the decisions that guide the future of the hospital are in line with the mission and vision. The 18-member board is responsible for governance of the organization.

Michael Shane will lead the Board of Trustees in 2016, as chairman. Shane has been a board member for four years and is currently is a principal advisor for Next Venture Capital. He co-founded Cables To Go in 1984, which became Lastar in 2000. Shane is a graduate of Indiana University and a member of The CEO Project, where he networks and collaborates with other top executives around the country in order to hone his own leadership skills. In 1993 he was recognized by Ernst & Young as Entrepreneur of the Year.

Vishal Soin will become past immediate chair. Under his leadership during the past four years, the board of trustees hired Deborah Feldman as president and CEO to revitalize Dayton Children’s. He also spearheaded a mission of growth, including creation of a master facilities plan that includes the construction of a new eight-story patient tower and the plan for an expansion of the south campus in Springboro to include a medical office building, an ambulatory surgery center and an emergency department.

New members include:

Clinton Brown – Alliance Engineering

Clinton is the president of Alliance, an engineering firm in Troy that provides construction engineering, project management and coordination services to commercial, industrial, healthcare, government and religious organizations. Clinton has served as the chair of the Montgomery County Children and Family First Council and several community initiatives working to encourage young African American men to consider science and math fields.

John Duby, MD – Chair, Department of Pediatrics, Wright State University Boonshoft School of Medicine

Dr. Duby is a familiar face for many at Dayton Children’s. From 1990 to 2000, he served in several roles at the hospital, including medical director of child development, medical director of rehabilitative services and medical director for children at the Stillwater Center in Dayton, in addition to his role as clinical professor at Wright State. He returns from the Northeast Ohio Medical University in Akron.

Tiffany D. Kellner, CFP – Senior Vice President, UBS Financial Services

In her 15 year tenure at UBS, Tiffany won multiple awards, including the UBS Leadership Circle MVP. She is a graduate of Wright State University and a certified financial planner. As chief managing officer at UBS, her team raised substantial funds for many Dayton-based charitable organizations, including Dayton Children’s. She and her family live in Centerville.

Retiring from the Board of Trustees this year include Leslie Barnes-Carson, Greg Sample and Sherman Alter, MD.

The Foundation Board

The Foundation Board allocates donated funds every year for programs, research, advocacy and technology to benefit patients and support the mission of the hospital. Members of the investment committee manage the funds' assets effectively and prudently, to ensure the hospital has the resources it needs to provide the very best care for our children.

On an annual basis, the Dayton Children's Foundation spends three percent of the market value of its investments on priority programs that benefit as many of Dayton Children's patients as possible. This past year the Foundation Board approved $1.9 million dollars to improve patient experience, patient access and pediatric excellence.

Patti Schear takes over as chair of the Foundation Board for 2016. Schear is no stranger to Dayton Children's. She has been an active volunteer and member of the Women's Board for many years. She served as the chair of the successful Soin Pediatric Trauma and Emergency Center fundraising campaign, with raised more than $5 million. Patti and her family live in Oakwood.

John Slaughenhaupt will become past immediate chair of the Foundation Board. Slaughenhaupt is owner of the Milano’s Atlantic City Subs. During his tenure as chair, he helped develop a strategic plan for the board’s future. He encouraged the hospital to think bigger - to make Dayton Children’s the charity of choice - and inspired Dayton Children’s first ever holiday giving commercial.

New members/members changing roles include:

Vicki Giambrone – executive vice president, CBD Advisors

Vicki Giambrone transitions from her longtime role as Dayton Children’s staff representative on the foundation board to a member at large with her new role at CBD Advisors. Dayton Children’s remains Vicki’s top client at the Beavercreek consulting firm, as she works to develop strategies for growth, build physician relations and legislative advocacy programs. She also serves on Beavercreek city council and several other boards.

Jena Pado – chief development officer, Dayton Children’s Hospital

Jena Pado, CFRE, joins the Foundation Board as one of the three Dayton Children’s representatives. She has 15 years of fundraising experience, three of those at Dayton Children’s. Jena is currently leading the capital campaign to transform care, in support of the new eight-story patient tower. She and her team have already raised more than $21 million of their $25 million goal. Jena and her family live in Springboro.

Heidi Hennessy – Director of Human Resources, Hartzell Propeller

Heidi Hennessey joins the Foundation Board as the Women’s Board representative, a fundraising auxiliary group for Dayton Children’s. During her time on the Women’s Board, she revitalized the group’s signature event, CHA-CHA, with a new website and a new electronic bidding device for the event’s silent auction. She was honored with the Elsie T. Mead award in 2011 for outstanding service to the Women’s Board. Heidi is from Troy.

Darrick Weeks – Chief Operating Officer, Wright Patt Credit Union

Darrick Weeks brings a strong skill set to the board, including finance and strategic planning skills. He and WCPU are loyal supporters of Dayton Children’s, hosting Children’s Miracle Network’s Credit Union for Kids. He also currently serves on the board of Big Brothers/Big Sisters. Darrick lives in Centerville with his wife and three children.

For more information, contact:
Stacy Porter
Communications specialist
Phone: 937-641-3666