Kara Markham

Kara MarkhamBoard Activities: Board President, Membership committee, Open House and Paw Draw lead, key card management

Shelter Work: dog volunteer, cat/kitten foster

Other Experience: Physician/Obstetrician at the University of Cincinnati and Cincinnati Children’s Hospital. Ten-year volunteer, operations team, and board member at a Columbus, Ohio shelter. Lives with two pit bull type dogs and two cats, one adopted from STAF.

Diane Isler

Diane IslerBoard Activities: Board Vice President, Leading STAF’s Strategic Plan, Coordinating corporate relationships with You To The Rescue, Prestige Properties, and one-day volunteer events

Shelter Work: Monday morning dog volunteer, cat nebulizer

Other Experience: Founder and CEO of illuminim coaching and consulting, recovering corporate executive, mom to two great kids.

Jean Kandel

Jean KandelBoard Activities: Board Treasurer, JIC investment liaison, grant writing, leads Medical Fund Campaign and Giving Tuesday, Website Content Manager, monthly eNews and direct mail lead, TDDD License with OH Board of Pharmacy.

Shelter Work: Cat management team, cat medicator, cat adoption chair, kitten foster home coordinator, cat database manager.

Other Experience: Sales and marketing career specializing in POS systems. MBA Kellogg, Northwestern University. Mom to seven lovely cats all adopted from STAF.

Elaine Ward

Elaine Ward Board Activities: Board Secretary, grant writing, coordinates Magnified Giving requests.

Shelter Work: cat medicator and nebulizer 

Other Experience: Former Executive Director of Franciscan Ministries, Inc., now retired after 35 years in non-profit leadership roles. Previous board experience includes Knox Presbyterian Church, Linwood Community Council and others. Lives with husband, Craig; dogs, Porter and Maisie; and cat Woodrow.

Kevin Lee

Kevin LeeBoard Activities: Board member

Shelter Work: Dog volunteer Mondays and Saturdays, maintains dog team organizational charts, coordinates with social media team, STAF “linktree” owner.

Other Experience:  Finance Director First Student, Inc. Vice-Chairperson and Treasurer for Sidney-Shelby County Black Achievers Scholarship. Xavier University MBA. Husband to Morgan, a dog medicator, and dog father to STAF alums Lotus and Padraig, (pictured).

Jaclyn Lynch

Jaclyn LynchBoard Activities: Board member

Shelter Work: Friday night dog volunteer, event volunteer

Other Experience: Senior Development Coordinator at Cooperative for Education with experience working in the international nonprofit field since 2017.


Scott Woodham

Scott WoodhamBoard Activities: Board member, fundraising events leader

Shelter Work: past Friday and Saturday dog volunteer and jack of all trades handling repairs and maintenance.

Other Experience: Has worked for Booz Allen Hamilton, Standard Aero, and freelanced as a statistical consultant. Has an MS in Quantitative Analysis from UC.