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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


Joseph A. Zehenny

  • DRT Holdings, Inc.
  • CFO & Treasurer

Gary Hunt

First Vice Chair
  • Battelle & Battelle LLP
  • Retired

Ellen Chicoine

  • Yaskawa American, Inc. - Motoman Robtics Division
  • Controller

Sam Warwar

  • Coolidge Wall Co., LPA
  • Shareholder

J. Michael Herr

Immediate Past Chair
  • Thompson Hine LLP
  • Partner


Brenda Clemens

  • Senior Manager

Marva Cosby

Cosby Consulting Group, LLC
  • President

James Danis

Danis Consulting
  • Owner

William D. Duncan

Thorn Lewis & Duncan Inc.
  • Managing Shareholder

Carla R Fiden

Taylor Communications
  • Senior Vice President, Customer Experience

Jane Haley

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

Rap Hankins

Kevin Hopf

McGohan Brabender
  • Consultant / Shareholder

Ellen S. Ireland

Community Volunteer

Gary L. Leroy, M.D.

Wright State University
  • Associate Dean of Student Affairs

Teresa F. Marrinan

Strategy Consultant

Lisa Orr

Key Bank
  • KPB Relationship Manager
  • Senior Vice President

Alan Pippenger

Requarth Co.
  • President

Jeffery P. Purks

Chemstation International, Inc.
  • President

Tony Quatman

Quatman Inc.
  • Owner

Mary Ann Recker

University of Dayton
  • General Counsel

Mark E. Schutter

Miller-Valentine Group
  • Partner
  • President/Chief Investment Officer of Miller-Valentine Investments

Craig Seitz

Crown Equipment Corporation
  • Controller

Jon Selvaraj

  • Director, Enterprise Services

Frederick Setzer Jr.

Setzer Corporation
  • Chairman

L, Tarlton Thomas III

  • Chief Operating Officer

Gerald M. Miller

Honorary Trustee
  • Miller-Valentine Group
  • Senior Partner

Greg K. Sabatino

Honorary Trustee
  • Sabatino/Day
  • 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