About Goodwill Easterseals 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 Easterseals Miami Valley; our organization, its history, mission, and values that guide us and the work in the communities we serve.

About Goodwill Easterseals Miami Valley
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Our Mission

At Goodwill Easterseals 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 Easterseals Miami Valley's core values define our culture and guide our work through:

• Impact: We offer high quality services that provide long-term positive outcomes for the people we serve.

• Stewardship: We safeguard resources entrusted to us by the community.

• Accountability: We take responsibility for the achievement of our goals and offer a hand up to others in taking ownership of their future.

• Safety and Wellness: We create and maintain a safe environment where overall wellness is encouraged and promoted.

• Customer Experience: We provide superior customer service treating everyone with compassion and empathy so they feel valued and appreciated.

• Innovation: We approach our work with the spirit and agility that fosters creativity and continuous improvement.

• Inclusion: We embrace diversity by respecting everyone's strengths and talents.

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 Easterseals, 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 Easterseals Miami Valley serves people with disabilities and other needs in 23 Ohio counties and numerous local communities, from Lima in the north, Middletown and Wilmington in the south, Greenville in the west, and Urbana and Bellefontaine in the east.

GESMV Board of Trustees


Joseph A. Zehenny

  • Business Executive and Community Volunteer

Gary Hunt

First Vice Chair
  • Battelle & Battelle LLP
  • Retired

L. Tarlton Thomas III


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

David Donaldson

WesBanco Bank
  • President, Southwest Ohio/Northern Kentucky

William D. Duncan

Thorn Lewis & Duncan Inc.
  • Managing Shareholder

Diane Ewing

Premier Health
  • Chief Liaison to the President and CEO
  • Vice President, External Communications

Carla R. Fiden

Taylor Communications
  • Senior Vice President, Customer Experience

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

Alan Pippenger

Requarth Co.
  • President

Jeffery P. Purks

Chemstation International, Inc.
  • President

Tony Quatman

Quatman Inc.
  • Owner

Craig Seitz

Crown Equipment Corporation
  • Controller

Jon Selvaraj

JAKS Consulting, LLC
  • President / CEO

Shaun Smith

CareSource Management Group
  • Vice President, Finance

Kevin Weckesser

  • Director, Assurance+Business Valuation Services

Gerald M. Miller

Honorary Trustee
  • Retired

Greg K. Sabatino

Honorary Trustee
  • Sabatino/Day
  • Chairman

GESMV Executive Management

Lance W. Detrick

President and CEO

Graig Tuschong

Vice President & Chief Financial Officer

Teri Shirk

Vice President, Program Services

Rhonda Kline

Director of 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