The Miami Valley Leadership Foundation’s Board of Directors is made up of volunteer members who have diverse backgrounds and experiences and have dedicated their lives to the Miami Valley. This group encounters the rising needs of families and businesses in Dayton on a daily basis and are critically focused on reversing the trend.

Board of Directors

James Schindler

Jim Schindler

Northwestern University  
Case Western (Coursework)
CEO/Owner of ESKCO Inc.
Admin Pastor  (Apex)
Founder of MVLF 

     Terry Offenberger

Terry Offenberger​

Shareholder Hammerman, Graf, Hughes & Co., Inc.
CPA's and Business Advisors
University of Dayton 1989
The Rotary Club of Dayton
His Hope Teen Challenge
The Greenhouse
BOGG Ministries


C. Ralph Wilcoxson II Esq

C. Ralph Wilcoxson II.ESQ. 

Ohio State Bar 23 years
Community Organizer


Jane McEwen

Jane McEwen

Manager, The Mentoring Collaborative,
Sinclair College
Originator Mentoring Programs, Trainer
Art Consultant, Radio Talk Show Host



Paul Schlottman

Paul Schlottman

Dir. of Strategic Initiatives UD Law School
Past Executive Director/Superintendent
​Career&Success Academy Network of Schools


Anthony Whitmore

Anthony Whitmore

Director of Dayton RTA
Governor’s Reg. Council
Taft & Voinovich Admin.
National Civil Rights



Mark Whithers

Master of Divinity
​Southern Seminary
First Baptist Vandalia (past staff)
NA Mission Board. 
Owner/President of Stonecreek Landscape Co.




Jay Schindler

Certified Professional Coach (CPC)
Past Sr. Consultant, Oliver Group/LPI-U.S.
Past Market Development, Teradata Corp
Past CEO, ESKCO Corporation
(BA) Taylor University, (MBA) Florida Metropolitan Univ


Ronnie Moreland
Hope4WestDayton Director

Sinclair Community College
(BA) Wright State University
(MPA) Wright State University
Communication Studies
Public Administration
Community Advocacy Leader
Co-Convener DCRN

Sarah Pelfrey

Sarah Pelphrey
Hope4Miamisburg Director
MVLF Community Specialist

Ohio University
University of Dayton
Early Childhood
Educational Leadership
Miamisburg City School Teacher
The Greenhouse
Co-leader of Empower


Shannon Todd

Shannon Todd​
Mentoring Program Director

B.S. Ed in Early Childhood Education
Wright State University
M.S.E. In Educational Leadership 
University of Dayton
Education, Coach, Mentor, Administrator         


Todd Baker
Finance & Administration Director

Certified Financial Master Coach
Finance & Admin Manager, City of Miamisburg (retired)
(BS) Wright State University
(MPA) Wright State University
Financial Coach Master Training; Dave Ramsey
State of Ohio Department of Education
School Treasurer License

Don Solin
Certified Professional Life Coach

Principal, The In Ministry Coach
Lead Pastor, Field of Grace Worship Center
Past Pastor of Next Generation, Fairhaven Church
Past Lead Pastor, Far Hills Community Church
(BA) Colorado Christian University
Fuller Theological Seminary, Church Planting CertificateChristian Coach Institute; ICF accredited

Hope4Community Directors


Dan Powell

Dan Powell
Hope4Riverside Director
Lead Pastor, Calvary Open Bible Church
CPA (Ohio)
R&R Exec. (retired)

William Chestnut

Randy Chestnut
Hope4NorthDayton Director
Urban Ministry (20+)
Pastor, church planter, strategy coordinator    
Development Director: Cleveland Hope