After 24 years of banking, Steve joined the Foundation team in June 2017. As Executive Director, he is committed to partnering with donors and communities in an effort to benefit the incredible mission we call The Ohio Masonic Home. Don’t listen to the rumors about holding tight to your purse or wallet when he is near. It’s for a great cause!
Married to his beautiful wife and high school sweetheart Lori for 25 years, they have raised two amazing daughters: Haley & Grace.
Steve is an avid college basketball (UC) and Pittsburgh Steeler fan. A recent addition to the “empty nesters club,” you can find him at home in his recliner watching sports or playing a round of golf. Steve & Lori love to travel with family and friends and look forward to new experiences.
Speaking of new experiences, Steve was raised to the sublime degree of Master Mason in Huber Heights Lodge #777 F. & A.M. on March 24th, 2018 at the Valley of Dayton by the Northwest Mounted Police Degree Team. Since then, he has joined the membership of Friendship Chapter #245 R.A.M. and the Valley of Dayton A.A.S.R.
Mark has been in the fields of marketing and development since 1984. Prior to joining the Fund Development Team for The Ohio Masonic Home Foundation, he worked as Director of Marketing/Development for Goodwill Industries of Northwest Ohio. Mark has also served as Executive Director of Fund Development for ProMedica Health System’s east and west regions Toledo, Ohio; Director of Development, Autistic Community of Northwest Ohio, Whitehouse, Ohio; and as Director of Communications and Public Affairs, Lucas County Children Services, Toledo, Ohio.
Mark has been a board member for the Ohio Children’s Trust Fund, Columbus, Ohio, the board of directors for Hospice of Northwest Ohio, the Aurora Project, Toledo, Ohio, and is currently on the Board of Directors for the Waterville Chamber of Commerce.
Additionally, Mark has served as pastor of New Hope Christian Church in Holland, Ohio, East Christian Church, Oregon, Ohio, and First Christian Church, Fostoria, Ohio.
Fraternally, Mark is Past Master of Rubicon Lodge #237 F. &. A.M., and a member of Fort Meigs Chapter #29 R.A.M., Grafton Acklin Council #127 R. & S.M., Toledo Commandery #7 K.T., Valley of Toledo A.A.S.R., Zenobia Shrine, and O-Ton-Ta-La Grotto.
The newest member on the Foundation team is Barb as the Assistant Director Strategic Partnerships. She has over 20 years of nonprofit experience and is excited to assess new opportunities, coordinate resources, plan details, and execute strategies for successful implementation of projects and events.
Barb and her husband have been married for over 30 years and together have two daughters and two granddaughters.
When Barb is not playing with her granddaughters, she and her husband enjoy cycling, gardening, and an occasional, intense game of scrabble. You can usually find Barb with her nose stuck in a book, as she is an avid reader. She also enjoys gardening and has mastered watermelon sized cucumbers, and beautiful rose bushes.
Cathy joined the Foundation staff in June 2011. As Assistant Director of Donor Relations, she has a passion to protect the database and to honor donor intent. She wears the seal of Guardian of the Data with pride.
Married to her brilliant and stalwart husband Mark for 38 years, they have raised three terrific kids: Scott, Cheryl and Anna.
A fan of the creative process, you can find her working on something at any given moment. Whether it’s a wreath for the door, a soft toy for a child, or trouble in the hallway – Cathy enjoys crafting things. She finds her happy place surrounded by materials, glue guns, buttons and the occasional googly eye.
Jesse has been with The Ohio Masonic Home since 2015. As a Mason, Jesse serves both his masonic family and his community fervently. Through his professional experience with The Ohio Masonic Home, and his active involvement in the community, he strives to truly make a difference and best serve the Masonic Population of Ohio. Jesse’s background includes 12 years in the environmental consulting industry as a project leader and supervisor. Prior, and during that time he spent a total of nine combined years serving in the Army and Ohio Army National Guard as a Gun Chief in a Howitzer Battery and Nuclear Biological and Chemical Warfare Non-Commissioned Officer. He has also served in a local and district level as an officer and has presided in multiple Masonic Bodies.
I proudly joined the Foundation in June 2017 after 15 years of experience with The Ohio Masonic Home. It was after the passing of my father (who lived at Western Reserve Masonic Community) that I felt “called” to serve our organization in this role.
With a passion for what “we” do and 15 years of operational experience, I have a unique perspective from which to share all the good things we do across the state. I’ve lived it firsthand and can attest that we truly live, by actions, our mission every day. I enjoy meeting & talking with people and my wife tells me, “I know no strangers”.
Married to my beautiful wife Gina and raising three lovely daughters (Meredith, Madeline and Emma), I know what it means to play dress-up, to be last in the bathroom and provide a needed hug to all the ladies I hold dear in my heart.
I’m a graduate of The Ohio State University where I also had the privilege of being a member of The Ohio State University Marching Band (TBDBITL). My favorite past time is spending time with my family. In addition, I enjoy golfing, kayaking, biking, hiking and a little quiet time to read a good mystery.
I’m a proud Master Mason at Victory Lodge #649 as well as a member of the York Rite (Canton #4 R.A.M.) and Scottish Rite (Valley of Akron, A.A.S.R) bodies.
I look forward to meeting you and sharing the many great stories from across the state.