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 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.
Rebecca Vachon is a graduate of Miami University who began her fundraising career at the Unitarian Universalist Association in Boston, MA. Rebecca recently moved back to her hometown of Cincinnati, OH to join the team at the Cincinnati Museum Center as the Director of Annual Giving.
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.
Director of Diversity
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 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.
Director of Networking & Knowledge
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 VolanDirector of SNAP
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 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.
Jessie has served in the nonprofit community for over five years. She is currently the Development Officer for the BBB Center for Ethics where sh is an advocate for ethics throughout our community. The BBB Center for Ethics provides ethics based training, scholarships, and awards to our communities employers and workforce. Prior to the BBB Center for Ethics, she was responsible for event planning, volunteer engagement, and donor relations at the American Cancer Society and Boy Scouts of America
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.