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Board of Directors


Board Officers

John Knapke
John Knapke, Chair
Senior Vice President, Merrill Lynch
John A. Knapke is a Vice President and Financial Advisor who joined Merrill Lynch in 1984 after graduating from Wright State University and receiving an MBA from The University of Dayton. John has earned the designation of Certified Investment Management Analyst (CIMA) through the Wharton Business School and is a member of the Investment Management Consultants Association.

John specializes in working with institutions, foundations, and corporate retirement plans. He advises on total portfolio planning: including investment policy, asset allocation, and institutional money manager selection.

John lives in Dayton with his wife Doreen and two children, and is very active in youth sports programs.


Jerry Tatar
Jerry Tatar, Vice Chair
Community Leader
Jerry grew up in Pittsburgh and received a BS in mathematics from Carnegie-Mellon University and then an MBA from the University of Pittsburgh. In 1973 he moved to Dayton to work for the Mead Corporation, and after holding a number of positions within the company became the Chairman and CEO in 1997. Jerry eventually retired as Chairman of MeadWestvaco in 2002, but since then has continued to serve on a number of corporate boards and be involved with numerous charitable activities. Presently he serves on boards for the Kettering Medical Center Foundation, the Sinclair College Foundation and the Hospice of Dayton Foundation.


Mike Suttman
Mike Suttman, Treasurer
President, McGohan Brabender
As President of McGohan Brabender, Mike's central functions focus on strategy development and internal operations of the company. He began his career in the employee benefits industry with McGohan Brabender in 1987. He is truly grown from the "ground up" beginning as a Client Service Representative, Account Manager, Sales Consultant, Shareholder, and Vice President until attaining his current role of President in 2010. Mike's principal strengths are his ability to help organizations develop a long-term vision for their benefit program. Mike joined the KMCF board in 2014 and served on the campaign cabinet for the Because of You... Campaign.
Allyson Danis
Allyson Danis, Secretary
Community Leader


Susan Barcus
Susan Barcus, Ex-Officio
President, Kettering Medical Center Foundation
As President of Kettering Medical Center Foundation and Chief Development Officer for Kettering Health Network, Susan works closely with internal and external audiences to ensure a high level of support for Kettering Health Network's most pressing priorities. She has been instrumental in closing the "Because of You..." campaign for the new cancer center at the Kettering Medical Center - Pavilion. Susan brings over 30 years of fundraising experience to the foundation. Susan has spent the majority of that time leading hospital and academic medical center fundraising teams, building successful programs, and leading record-breaking campaigns at the University of Florida and Augusta University and Health System. She is a fellow of the Association of Healthcare Philanthropy. Susan and her husband David reside in Dayton and have two children living in the Detroit metro area.



Board Members

Nate Brandstater, PhD
Nate Brandstater, PhD
President, Kettering College
Nate Brandstater was named president of Kettering College in January, 2014. He has been working in higher education for over twenty years, previously as an associate professor of chemistry as well as holding senior leadership positions. Under Nate's leadership Kettering College launched its first doctoral program, with additional graduate programs under development. Nate has also strengthened the partnership between Kettering College and Kettering Health Network, delivering value for students and for KHN facilities through strategic job development and placements. He continues to be a leader in national efforts to protect nursing and allied health institutions through policy development and advocacy.


Terry Burns
Terry Burns
Executive Vice President, Kettering Health Network
President, Kettering Medical Center
Terry Burns serves as the President of Kettering Medical Center. In a prior stint from 2001-2007, he was instrumental in improving revenue and reversing operating losses. Returning to the Network in 2011, Terry completed the construction and opening of Indu and Raj Soin Medical Center. He also guided significant organizational improvements at Greene Memorial Hospital.


Jack Fritzsche
Jack Fritzsche
President, Century Propane, Inc.


Richard Gump, Jr.
Richard Gump, Jr.
Fifth Third Bank (retired)
Richard Gump, Jr., has served Kettering Medical Center Foundation in all capacities for over 25 years, sharing in the growth and success of the hospital and foundation during his 40 year career in banking.


Linda Lombard
Linda Lombard
Community Leader
Linda Lombard has been on the KMCF Board for more than 25 years. Lombard is an established community leader and a former executive, and longtime volunteer leader at the Dayton Art Institute. She is a resident of Dayton and has two daughters.


Fred M. Manchur
Fred M. Manchur
CEO, Kettering Health Network
Fred is the Chief Executive Officer of Kettering Health Network (KHN) with full responsibility for the corporate activities of Kettering Health Network hospital system's eight hospitals and their affiliates, as well as KHN joint ventures. Fred has over 38 years of healthcare experience including serving as President of Kettering Medical Center from 2001-2009. He holds a Master's of Science in Public Health from Loma Linda University in Loma Linda, California, and a Bachelor's degree in Business Administration from Andrews University in Berrien Springs, Michigan. Fred and his wife, Mary Kaye, have been married for 43 years. They have two adult married children and six grandchildren.


Deb McCullough
Deb McCullough
Community Leader
Deborah McCullough joined the KMCF Board in 2016. McCullough is a community leader and has been involved in the Foundation's Heart to Heart Gala for many years. She lives with her husband Mike in Centerville.


William (Bear) Monita
William (Bear) Monita
Partner, LWC, Inc.
Bear is a partner of LWC Incorporated, the Dayton area's largest and oldest architectural, interior design, and planning firm. He has been with the firm for 20 years and is responsible for leading marketing, business development, and client relations initiatives. Bear serves on the boards of the following organizations: Kettering Medical Center Foundation, Sinclair Community College Foundation, Downtown Dayton Partnership, Ohio Foundation of Independent Colleges, and Dayton Art Institute's Centennial Campaign Community Committee. Bear graduated with honors from Ohio University where he earned a bachelor's degree in journalism.


Jeff Mullins
Jeff Mullins
Attorney, Taft, Stettinius & Hollister, LLP
Jeffrey is a partner in the Dayton office of Taft Stettinius & Hollister LLP. He received his undergraduate and law degrees, from the University of Dayton School of Law where he served as the Editor-in-Chief of the University of Dayton Law Review. Jeff has spent more than 25 years building a successful practice with substantial experience in counseling, advising and defending organizations. Jeff is a member of Associated Builders and Contractors and The Miami Valley Human Resource Association. He serves on 4 additional boards in Dayton. Jeff is also a member of the University of Dayton School of Law Advisory Council and he serves as general counsel for the Ohio Valley Construction Education Foundation.


Jay P Murnen
Jay P Murnen
Chief Financial Officer, Kingsgate Logistics
Jay Murnen is the chief financial officer at Kingsgate Logistics, which is based in West Chester, Ohio. He oversees the company's financial planning and reporting, accounting, tax and treasury functions. Murnen was most recently a manager at Clark Schaefer Hackett & Co., Kingsgate's accounting firm, and has worked with the company as an outsourced CFO for the past two years.



Invitees

Ed Mann, Treasurer, Kettering Health Network

Emeritus Directors

Stephen Hopf, Vice President, McGohan Brabender
Kevin McDonald, Sr. Vice President & KeyBank

Honorary Director

Virginia W. Kettering, (deceased)