Our Team

“You have been created in order that you might make a difference.
You have within you the power to change the world.”
– Andy Andrews

Our Team

The individuals dedicated to helping us change the lives of the families we serve.

Team Members

Toshia Safford
President & CEO

Nichole Harris, LPCC-S
Director of Programs

Jessica Johnson, CPA
Finance Director

Nichole Wilkes
Executive Assistant to the CEO

Shana Byrd
HFA Program Supervisor

Amber Sherman, LSW
Lead Resource Advocate

Abigail Fournier, MSW, LSW
Resource Advocate

Dynell Macklin

Resource Advocate

Bernadette Stone, LSW
Resource Advocate

Destinie Ford, LSW
Resource Advocate


Rhea Moseley
Home Visitor

Elizabeth Guerra
Resource Advocate

Mandisa Mack 
Finance & Development Assistant

Angel Johnson, BA
Resource Advocate

Jordan Rush
Home Visitor

Never doubt that a small group of thoughtful, committed citizens can change the world; indeed, it’s the only thing that ever has.”
– Margaret Mead


Board of Trustees

David LaPaul, Board Chair
Senior Vice President, Treasurer

Kelley Griesmer, Secretary
President & CEO
The Women’s Fund of Central Ohio

Stephanie Noel
Owner Pinot’s Palette

LaVawn Coleman
Executive Vice President,
Secretary and General Counsel
Grange Insurance

Debra Griffin
Securities Backed Lending
Nationwide Financial, Strategic Partnerships

Jennifer C. Peterson
Chief Executive, Easton
Steiner + Associates

Tracy Davidson
UnitedHealthcare Plan of Ohio

Elizabeth Kessler
Jones Day

Jody Scheiman, Vice-Chair/Treasurer
Senior Vice President of Investments
Stifel Nicolaus

Dr. Steven Gabbe
Emeritus CEO,
Wexner Medical Center Professor,
Obstetrics and Gynecology
The Ohio State University

Florence Lathen
Managing Partner
Lathen HR Consulting

Genevieve Tuchow
Vice President HR Strategy &
Project Management

Jewell K. Garrison

Kate Logsdon
Senior Vice President
Wealth Management Advisor
Fifth Third Private Bank

Dr. David Lee
Chief Medical/Operations Director
OhioHealth Employers Services

Sandra Brummitt
Vice President & Chief Tax Officer

Toshia Safford
President and CEO
The Center for Healthy Families