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.

Diversity Equity Inclusion

Goodwill Easter Seals Miami Valley (GESMV) is a culturally diverse agency and demonstrates awareness of, respect for, encouragement of, and attention to the diversity of the people we assist, GESMV staff, donors, volunteers, and other community stakeholders. One of GESMV’s core values is inclusion: we embrace diversity by respecting everyone’s strengths and talents. GESMV promotes an annual Cultural Competency & Diversity Plan that addresses the type of knowledge, skills, and behaviors that enables GESMV staff to work effectively cross-culturally by understanding, appreciating, and respecting differences and similarities in beliefs, values, and practices within and between cultures.

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 29 Ohio counties and numerous local communities, from Lima in the north, Portsmouth, OH. and Greenup & Vanceburg KY. in the south, Greenville in the west, and Urbana and Bellefontaine in the east.

GESMV Board of Trustees


Mary Ann Recker

  • University of Dayton
  • Vice President and General Counsel

Kevin Weckesser

First Vice Chair
  • Brixey + Meyer
  • President

Shaun Smith

  • Business Executive and Community Volunteer

Jennifer Maffett-Nickelman

  • Thompson Hine, LLP
  • Partner

Craig D. Seitz

Immediate Past Chair
  • Crown Equipment Corporation
  • Senior Vice President and Chief Financial Officer


Marc Belcastro D.O.

Premier Health
  • Retired

Beth Ferrin

McGohan Brabender
  • President

Andy Goetz

Wilcon Corporation
  • President

Gary Hairston

Community Volunteeer
  • Retired

Gary Hunt

Business Executive and Community Volunteer

Deena John

Air Force Research Lab
  • Lead Action Officer, Commander's Action Group

Barbara Johnson

Premier Health
  • System COO - (Retired)

David L. Judson Jr.

JJR Solutions
  • Founder and CEO

David Malone

Kingdom Builders Evangelistic Ministries
  • Bishop

Mary A. McDonald

Community Volunteer

R. Michael Osborn

Coolidge Wall Co., L.P.A.
  • Shareholder

Maria Russell

  • Director - Pursuit Resource Center

Mark E. Schutter, CPA

Culmen Real Estate Services
  • President / Chief Investment Officer

Fr. Benjamin E.K. Speare-Hardy II

St. Margaret's Episcopal Church
  • Rector

David A. Taylor

Dayton Early College Academy (DECA)
  • Superintendent and CEO

Rev. Dr. Daryl Ward

Omega Baptist Church
  • Pastor Emeritus

Greg Wasmund

Sinclair Community College
  • Director, Workforce Development and Strategic Initiatives

Kelly Wolff

  • Assurance Senior Manager

William D. Duncan

Honorary Trustee
  • Barnes Dennig
  • Director Emeritus

J. Michael Herr

Honorary Trustee
  • Thompson Hine LLP
  • Partner

Gerald M. Miller

Honorary Trustee
  • Retired

Greg K. Sabatino

Honorary Trustee
  • Sabatino West
  • Chairman

GESMV Executive Management

Lance W. Detrick

President and CEO

Graig Tuschong

Vice President & Chief Financial Officer

Matt Arntz

Vice President, Retail and Facilities

Jennifer Bonifas

Vice President and Chief Mission Officer

Glenn Klava

Vice President, Business Services

Richard M. Wegmann

Executive Director, Miami Valley Works

LaVar Glover

Director of West Campus Operations

Rhonda Kline

Director of Human Resources

Steve Niswonger

Director of Marketing

Caryl Segalewitz, CFRE

Director of Development

Angela D. Koon

Senior Executive Assistant

Accreditations & Affiliations

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