Advisory Council

Advisory Council

Committed Leaders

The LiFEsports Advisory Council actively provides policy and programming guidance, philanthropic leadership and direction, and general promotion to LiFEsports so as to support the organization’s mission and needs.

The LiFEsports Advisory Council is comprised of committed University and community leaders. Below is a list of current LiFEsports Advisory members.

Todd Barnhouse

Chief Executive Officer

Ohio Child Care Resource and Referral Association

Kirk Bloir

Director, 4-H Youth Development

Extension, Ohio State University

Michael Childs

Vice President, Community Development Director

United Midwest Savings Bank

Kristi Daiker

Kevin Dixon

Vice President of Community & Cultural Engagement

ADAMH Board of Franklin County

Lisa Durham

Assistant Dean of Strategic Initiatives

College of Social Work, Ohio State University

Rachel Friedman-Webb



Tom Gregoire


College of Social Work, Ohio State University

Tony Groh

National Account Manager


Stephanie Infante


The Infante Foundation

Tom Katzenmeyer


Greater Columbus Arts Council

Todd Markiewicz

Vice President / General Manager

97.1 The Fan

Bill Nolan


Barnes & Thornburg LLP

Debbie Pfeiffer


Pitney Bowes Presort Services

Erik Porfeli

Chair, Department of Human Sciences

College of Education & Human Ecology, Ohio State University

Ryan Schmiesing

Vice Provost

Office of Outreach & Engagement, Ohio State University

T.J. Shelton

Assistant Athletics Director

Department of Athletics, Ohio State University

Gene Smith

Director of Athletics/Senior Vice President

Department of Athletics, Ohio State Universit

David L. VanSlyke

Associate Attorney

Plunkett Cooney

Shawn Henderson

Director, Human Resources

Cardinal Health

Jack Castle

Assistant Director

City of Columbus, Recreation & Parks Department

Shawnte Elbert

Associate Vice President, Student Life

The Ohio State University

Nettie Ferguson

Community Prevention Manager

ADAMH Board of Franklin County

Matt Flamer

Vice President, Financial Education Program Manager

Huntington National Bank

Kacy King

Director, SASSO

The Ohio State University

Andre Love

Director, Department of Recreational Sports

The Ohio State University

James Moore

Vice Provost, Chief Diversity Officer

The Ohio State University

Scott Varner

Executive Director of Strategic Communications and Public Affairs

Columbus City Schools

Jocelyn Gates

Senior Associate Athletic Director

Department of Athletics, Ohio State University

Ameena Kemavor

Vice President, Advocacy and Engagement

ADAMH Board of Franklin County

Jim Sauter

Vice President & Operating Partner

Rusty Bucket Restaurant & Tavern

Phil Anglim

Managing Director

JP Morgan - Retired

Corinne Evans

Executive Director

Engage Central Ohio

Melissa Kass

Community Leader/Philanthropist

Ralph Smithers

AVP, Diversity Equity, Inclusion and Community Relations

Encova Insurance

Katie Smith

Assistant Coach

Minnesota Lynx