BOARD OF DIRECTORS

Diane Isler

Diane Isler holding a dogBoard Activities: Board 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.


Kevin Lee

Kevin Lee with Morgan and two dogsBoard Activities: Board Vice President

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).


Jean Kandel

Jean Kandel with a catBoard 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 with a dogBoard 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.


Jaclyn Lynch

Jaclyn Lynch with a dogBoard 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 Woodham with a dogBoard 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.


Evvy DeWeese

Evvy holding a catBoard Activities: Board member

Shelter Work: Monday night cat shift lead, Wednesday morning dog volunteer

Other Experience: Senior accounting major at University of Cincinnati; previously volunteered at animal shelter in St. Petersburg, FL; worked as Academic Support Lead & Program Lead at Cincinnati Boys and Girls Club. Pet parent to three rescues: two cats Dawson & Winnie, and one dog, Nonie.