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.
Mike Suttman, Vice Chair
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.
Jay P Murnen, Treasurer
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.
Jerry Tatar, Secretary
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.
President, Kettering Medical Center Foundation
Rick joined the Kettering Medical Center Foundation in August 2019 as President. He was born in Cincinnati, Ohio, and is a graduate of the University of Dayton, where he earned his Bachelor of Science in Business Administration: Finance. Rick came to the Foundation after several years at John Hopkins All Children's Foundation in St. Petersburg, FL, where he served as a Senior Gift Officer and as Assistant Director of Planned Giving.
Rick is in the process of earning his Master's in Philanthropic Studies at Indiana University Lilly Family School of Philanthropy in Indianapolis. He is a member of American Fundraising Professionals, the Association for Healthcare Philanthropy and the National Association of Charitable Gift Planners. His Community Service has included several leadership positions, such as founder and president of the Jane H. Thie Memorial Fund, a non-profit corporation dedicated to raising funds to advance the research efforts to bring a cure to those suffering from pancreatic cancer.
While living in Florida, Rick was a member of the Sarasota Seventh-Day Adventist Church where he served as Leadership Team Member and Elder.
Rick's interests include sailing, tennis, golf, fishing, the culinary arts, equine sports and Presidential History. He and his wife, Ellie, are in the process of making their home in the Dayton area.
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.
Dr Roy Chew has served as the President of Grandview and Kettering Medical Centers as well as the President of Kettering Health Network, which he retired from in 2019. He has also held positions in the Network as a Clinical Coordinator in Respiratory Therapy, Vice-President of Human Resources and Vice-President for Professional Services. Dr. Chew earned his PhD from Stanford University.
President, Century Propane, Inc.
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.
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.
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.
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
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.
President, Kettering Medical Center
Wally Sackett serves as President of Kettering Medical Center. Previously, Wally held the role of President of Sycamore Medical Center (2012-2019), as well as Kettering Health Senior Services and Kettering Behavioral Medicine Center. Prior to his leadership on the Sycamore campus, he was Vice- President for Clinical Services for more than four years at Kettering Medical Center. In this role, he oversaw the construction of the Benjamin and Marian Schuster Heart Hospital and the growth of the cancer services. Wally has over 25 years of healthcare leadership experience, including service as the CEO of St. Mary-Corwin Medical Center and North Valley Hospital in Colorado. Wally is passionate about providing the best patient experience possible in a friendly, caring environment.
Andrea Scher Rabiner
Andi joined the Kettering Medical Center Foundation Board December 2018. She has volunteered for Beth Abraham and Beth Jacob Synagogues, and has been a volunteer at Kettering Medical Center for five years. Andi also volunteers at Kettering Medical Center Foundation's Ribbon of Hope and Heart to Heart events. She is a native Daytonian.
Ed Mann, Treasurer, Kettering Health Network
Stephen Hopf, Vice President, McGohan Brabender Kevin McDonald, Sr. Vice President, KeyBank