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About Goodwill Easter Seals Miami Valley

Every day, we strive with passion and energy to improve the lives of the people we serve through excellent customer service in an exceptional healthy and safe work place. Learn about Goodwill Easter Seals Miami Valley; our organization, its history, mission, and values that guide us and the work in the communities we serve.

About Goodwill Easter Seals Miami Valley
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Our Mission

At Goodwill Easter Seals Miami Valley our mission is to empower people with disabilities and other disadvantages to achieve independence and improve their quality of life.

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Our Vision

Our vision is to make it possible for all people to live, learn, work and play with full inclusion in the life of the community.

Our Values

Goodwill Easter Seals Miami Valley's core values define our culture and guide our work through:

• Continuously increase our ability to serve

• Stewardship of community assets entrusted to us

• Individual responsibility

• Safety and wellness for employees and those we serve

• Superior external and internal customer experience

• Demonstrate compassion and empathy for those we serve

Our History

In 1934, we opened our doors as a Goodwill affiliate and focused on assisting people to live independently through job training and job placement services. This important endeavor, in the community, was based on the Goodwill model of focusing on empowering people through the dignity of work.

In 1999, we combined with another mission-focused organization known as Easter Seals, which gave us the opportunity to serve children and seniors, thus broadening our scope of support for the communities we serve.

Today, this powerful combination known as Goodwill Easter Seals Miami Valley serves people with disabilities and other needs in 23 Ohio counties and numerous local communities, from Lima in the north, Middletown in the south, Greenville in the west, and Urbana and Bellefontaine in the east.

GESMV Board of Trustees


J. Michael Herr

  • Thompson Hine LLP
  • Partner

Joseph Zehenny

First Vice Chair
  • DRT Holdings, Inc.
  • CFO & Treasurer

Terry Vukcevic

  • Deloitte
  • Retired Partner

Sam Warwar

  • Coolidge Wall Co., LPA
  • Shareholder

Mark E. Schutter

Immediate Past Chair
  • Miller Valentine Group
  • Partner
  • President/Chief Investment Officer


Ellen Chicoine

Yaskawa America Inc.
  • Motoman Robotics Division
  • Controller

Marva Cosby

Cosby Consulting Group, LLC
  • President

James Danis

Revolution Interiors
  • President

William D. Duncan

Thorn, Lewis & Duncan, Inc.
  • Managing Shareholder

Jane Haley

Gosiger, Inc.
  • Chairman of Board /Senior Sales Executive

Rap Hankins

City of Trotwood
  • Councilman

Gary Hunt

Batelle & Battelle LLP
  • Retired

Barbara A. Johnson

Premier Health
  • System VP of Human Resources Operations

John A. Keighley

Synergy Building
  • Advisor

Gary L. Leroy, M.D.

Wright State University
  • Associate Dean of Student Affairs

Teresa Marrinan

Strategy Consultant

Lisa Orr

Key Private Bank
  • Private Banking Executive
  • Senior Vice President

Alan Pippenger

Requarth Co.
  • President

Tony Quatman

Quatman Inc.
  • President

Mary Ann Recker

University of Dayton
  • General Counsel

Craig Seitz

Crown Equipment
  • Controller

Jon Selvaraj

  • Director, Enterprise Services

Frederick Setzer Jr.

Setzer Corporation
  • Chairman

GESMV Executive Management

Lance W. Detrick

President and CEO

Leo E. Dugdale III

Chief Financial Officer

Teri Shirk

Vice President, Program Services

Nicole Neal

Vice President, Human Resources

Matt Arntz

Vice President, Retail and Facilities

David Burrows

Vice President, Business Services

Kathy Rearick, CFRE

Vice President, Development

Dawn Bixler

Chief Compliance Officer

Richard M. Wegmann

Executive Director, Miami Valley Works

Steve Niswonger

Director of Marketing

Angela D. Koon

Senior Executive Assistant

Accreditations & Affiliations