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

Zach Boren

Vice President

Boren Brothers

Michael Childs

Vice President, Community Development Director

United Midwest Savings Bank

Derek Cowherd

Senior Associate Athletic Director / Executive Director

Student-Athlete Support Services Office, Ohio State University

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

Darrell Fletcher

Senior Managing Director, Commodities

Huntington National Bank

Julie Fox

Director Strategic Initiatives & Urban Engagement

Extension, Ohio State University

Rachel Friedman-Webb



Alesia Gillison

Chief Engagement Officer

Columbus City Schools

Tom Gregoire


College of Social Work, Ohio State University

Tony Groh

National Account Manager


Kathleen Hatch

Executive Director

Department of Recreational Sports, Ohio State University

Stephanie Infante


The Infante Foundation

Tom Katzenmeyer


Greater Columbus Arts Council

Bernadette Mazurek Melnyk


College of Nursing, Ohio State University

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

Bernita Reese

Assistant Director

Department of Recreation & Parks, City of Columbus

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

Lorraine Wallace

Associate Professor

College of Medicine & College of Public Health, Ohio State University

Shawn Henderson

Director, Human Resources

Cardinal Health