Leadership and Board of Directors | OhioGuidestone



OhioGuidestone’s leadership team members are personally accountable and responsible for meeting and exceeding our standards. They make a difference one day and one life at a time.

Brant Russell

President and CEO

Brant became the new President and CEO in 2022.

“I am honored to lead OhioGuidestone, a responsive, compassionate organization that is here to serve the underserved. Our focus is to discover how we can continually evolve to provide our clients with access to our innovative services, while demonstrating our capability to deliver value at the point of care and beyond so our clients can emerge stronger and better for the future.” -Brant

Peter J. Ippolito

Chairperson, Board of Directors

Pete has been part of OhioGuidestone’s board for over eight years, and this is his second term as board Chairperson.

“My time and resources are invested in OhioGuidestone because we have been caring for people for 157 years with one mission, to serve the children and families of our communities. We have exceptional services that are designed to provide a pathway for lifelong success.” – Pete

Executive Leadership Team

Brant Russell
President and CEO

Ben Kearney, Ph.D.
Executive Vice President and Chief Clinical Officer

Donna Keegan
Executive Vice President and Chief Operating Officer

Doug Blair
Chief Information Officer

Cindy Naegele
Vice President of Advancement and Communications

Mary Stiles
Vice President and General Counsel

Patti Stumpp
Vice President of Human Resources

Joseph R. Ziegler
Vice President of Operations, Interim Chief Financial Officer

Richard R. Frank
CEO Emeritus

Board of Directors

Peter J. Ippolito
Chairperson, Board of Directors

Nancy Shaw Goldsmith
Vice Chairperson, Board of Directors

Meredith Bond
Secretary, Board of Directors

Dave Zentkovich
Treasurer, Board of Directors

Meredith Bond, Ph.D.
Rev. Mollie Gordon Brown 

Grace B. Chalker
Rev. Rollin A. Conway
Andrew A. Cox, Ph.D.
Curtis Danburg
Dr. Jason R. Drake
John T. Fitts
Andrew S. Garner, M.D., Ph.D.
Andria N. Garten
Jerry Gootee
L. Jonathon Groza
Susan C. Hastings, Esq.
Mark Macioce
Stephen Malia

Terry Malone
Rev. Leroy McCreary
Martina Moore
Jerald O’Dwyer

Angelo Pimpas
Jack Randolph
Gina Robinson, M.D.
James T. Sayler

Preety Sidhu
Rev. Mark L. Steiger
Robert Vaile

Fred C. White
Steve Zirkel

Marilyn Reihs, Director Emeritus

Ex Officio Directors

Bishop Tracy S. Malone
East Ohio Conference
The United Methodist Church

Rev. Bruce Hitchcock
District Superintendent,
North Coast District
The United Methodist Church

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