Chapter Leadership

Chapter Leadership 2018-10-18T12:18:59+00:00

Executive Committee

Jim Hudson, CFRE
Jim Hudson, CFREPresident
Jim Hudson has been the Executive Director of the Down Syndrome Association of Greater Cincinnati for the past five years. Jim has been a nonprofit leader with close to 30 years of experience in various roles around the country.
Tricia Sunders
Tricia SundersPresident-Elect
Tricia has served in the nonprofit community for over five years, with three years experience in ethic, and is working toward her CFRE Certification. Tricia currently serves as the Corporate Relations Director for Habitat for Humanity of Greater Cincinnati where she works with corporate and business donors to facilitate sponsorship and volunteering efforts.
Tracy Carter, CFRE
Tracy Carter, CFRETreasurer
Tracy is responsible for advancing 4C’s work to ensure that local children have access to quality care and education to give them the very best start in life. She has spent 16 years working in nonprofit fundraising serving in executive leadership roles with The Salvation Army and the Arthritis Foundation.

Board Members

Jean Coggan
Jean CogganVP of Communications
A seasoned professional, Jean most recently served as Director of Corporate Communications for Macy’s, Inc., including Community Relations and Internal Communication. Her nonprofit experience encompasses promoting and leading programs for volunteerism, cause marketing, corporate philanthropy and social responsibility. Jean is especially passionate about connecting businesses with nonprofit organizations to accomplish mutual goals.
Rachel Kirley, CFRE
Rachel Kirley, CFREVP of Education
With close to a decade of experience in the field, Rachel currently serves as the Capital Campaign Director for the Cincinnati Playhouse in the park. Previously, at Cincinnati Symphony Orchestra she oversaw individual giving at various levels as well as benefit fulfillment, volunteer management and donor acknowledgment.
Phillip James
Phillip JamesVP of Membership
Phillip serves as the Associate Director of Annual Giving at the University of Cincinnati Foundation overseeing the Faculty & Staff Campaign, Telefund program and other special projects. Phillip has over 15 years of experience in fundraising and alumni engagement.
 Lisa Williams-Nelson
Lisa Williams-NelsonDirector of Diversity
Lisa’s personal passion for fundraising and diversity has benefited multiple communities across the US and Europe for almost 30 years. Fluent in Spanish and a 2015 graduate of the New Faces of Fundraising program, Lisa currently serves as the Office Manager at the League of Women Voters and has led successful fundraising and diversity efforts across a multitude of non-profit organizations. Lisa is currently co-chair of New Faces of Fundraising.
Mike Griffin, MBA
Mike Griffin, MBADirector of Fund Development
Mike Griffin is a Senior Major Gifts Officer at Cincinnati Children’s Hospital Medical Center. He has spent ten years in fundraising, working in both higher education and the medical sector. He is a member of Leadership Dayton’s Class of 2015 and Leadership Westerville’s Class of 2010.

Jackie Baumgartner
Jackie BaumgartnerDirector of National Philanthropy Day
Jackie Baumgartner specializes in fundraising, grant writing, marketing, and project management. An active member of the Association of Fundraising Professionals (AFP) and chair of National Philanthropy Day in 2018, Jackie received her B.S.B.A. from the University of Delaware with a concentration in marketing. Her combined 19 years of experience spans from product management to consumer goods to non-profits. In addition to her role as Development Director for Tender Mercies, she is an active volunteer with her parish, and also serves on the Board of Healthy Roots Foundation and Partnership for Innovation in Education. In her free time, she enjoys spending time with her family, reading, and traveling.
Laura Proto
Laura Proto Ethics Director
Laura Proto has a Bachelor’s from Saint Mary’s College, a Master’s from the University of Cincinnati, is a Licensed Social Worker (LSW), and is a Certified Fund Raising Executive (CFRE). She worked with trauma victims for 15 years, and has worked in fundraising for the past 10 years.

Laura’s past positions have been in health care and social service settings, and now she is working to promote and support the arts. Currently, she is employed at Ensemble Theatre of Cincinnati as their Director of Development.

Aaron Bley
Aaron BleyEngagement Coordinator
Aaron Bley, Vice President of Community Relations and Chief Development Officer, joined Cincinnati Association for the Blind and Visually Impaired’s staff in December 2016. Aaron was previously the Senior Corporate Relationship Officer at the American Red Cross, Cincinnati-Dayton Region. He also served as the Regional Director for the Crohn’s & Colitis Foundation of America and worked in a variety of community affairs positions with Mercy Health Partners. Aaron earned his bachelor’s degree in Marketing from Xavier University and his master’s degree in Communication from the University of Cincinnati.
Mike Volan
Mike VolanDirector of SNAP
Mike’s career in fundraising spans more than 32 years, and covers all aspects of advancement, including annual fund, major gifts, gift planning, campaigns, program and staff management, alumni relations, and external relations. He earned and has held the CFRE certification since 2000, and is honored to return to serve AFP’s Greater Cincinnati Chapter and the professional needs and interests of its most experienced members.
Jen Horvath
Jen HorvathDirector of Strategic Planning
Jen is the Manager of Development and Grants at the Taft Museum of Art, and in this capacity is responsible for the Taft’s development strategies and action plans directly linked to foundation relations and special campaigns. Jen serves as the treasurer on the board of the Walnut Hills High School Association.
Matthew Gellin
Matthew GellinDirector of YP (Young Professionals)
Matthew is currently the Manager of Strategic Accounts at United Way of Greater Cincinnati and Producing Artistic Director at American Legacy Theatre. Matthew has lived all over the country working in the nonprofit and for-profit sectors, and represented the USA in both the People’s Republic of China (business) and Romania (arts) for a period of time.
Laura Wilson
Laura WilsonCollegiate Liaison
Laura Wilson is a Director of Development at the University of Cincinnati Gardner Neuroscience Institute. Laura has more than 4 years of experience in fundraising and donor relations
Alicia Culman
Alicia CulmanAlternative Learning Opportunities Coordinator
Alicia Culman is Executive Director of Great Parks Forever, the philanthropic partner of Great Parks of Hamilton County. She has spent her career strengthening the community by developing and managing resources for local non-profit organizations including FreeStore FoodBank, Cincinnati Parks Foundation, and The Carnegie. Alicia’s dedication to celebrating the unique and exceptional assets of Greater Cincinnati grew exponentially through her membership in Cincinnati USA Regional Chamber’s C-Change Class 7 and Leadership Action Class 4 as well as Northern Kentucky Chamber’s Leadership Northern Kentucky Class of 2014. A native of Cincinnati, Alicia lives in Mt. Washington with her husband and two children.
Vanessa Mosely, CFRE
Vanessa Mosely, CFREPast President
Vanessa’s career of over 23 years of entrepreneurial leadership has spanned capital, planned, annual and major gift fundraising programs at leading healthcare, education and human services organizations. Vanessa is passionate about connecting individual and corporate donors to a personal and organizational mission to help them achieve their philanthropic goals and fulfill important community needs.
Erin Glossop
Erin Glossop Collegiate Chapter President
Our mission at UC is simple: educate our student peers about the impact of philanthropy on campus, expose others to the field of fundraising/university advancement, and serve as a resource to enhance philanthropic activities occurring on campus.