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

Samantha Heedy, LSW
Resource Advocate

Jessica Johnson, CPA
Finance Director

Nichole Harris, LPCC-S
Director of Programs

Diamond McCoy, LSW, MSSA
Resource Advocate

Amber Sherman, LSW
Lead Resource Advocate

Bernadette Stone, LSW
Resource Advocate

Nichole Wilkes
Executive Assistant to the CEO

Samantha Gaston, LSW
Resource Advocate

Mckenzie Thomas, LSW
Resource Advocate

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

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

Tracy Davidson
UnitedHealthcare Plan of Ohio

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

Jewell K. Garrison

Kelley Griesmer, Secretary
Vice President, Special Projects
& Manager
Walter Family Philanthropy

Elizabeth Kessler
Jones Day

David LaPaul, Vice-Chair & Treasurer
Senior Vice President, Treasurer

Florence Lathen
Managing Partner
Lathen HR Consulting

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

Jennifer C. Peterson
Chief Executive, Easton
Steiner + Associates

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

Genevieve Tuchow
Vice President HR Strategy &
Project Management

Toshia Safford
President and CEO
The Center for Healthy Families

Donna James, Co-Founder
Managing Partner
Lardon & Associates