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Pam Green, President & CEO

Pam Green is the president and CEO of Easter Seals TriState. Pam joined Easter Seals in 2003. She served as vice president of development and community engagement and was named president and CEO in December 2011. When Easter Seals and the publicly funded programs of Jewish Vocational Service combined to form Easter Seals TriState the following year, she assumed the lead role.

During her time with the agency, Pam grew contributions significantly and co-authored the business plan for the agency’s social enterprise, Building Value, which was named runner-up winner in the Yale School of Management/ Goldman Sachs Foundation National Business Plan Competition. 

Prior to joining the agency, she served as national director of business development at Kelly Law Registry, a specialized legal recruiting firm, and led Kelly Services’ offices in Raleigh, NC; Austin, TX; and Decatur, IL.

Pam was a member of the Chamber of Commerce’s inaugural WE Lead class, and a member of Leadership Cincinnati Class 38. She was recognized with a YWCA Rising Star award in 2003, and a C-Suite Leadership Award in 2014. She has served as vice president of the national board of directors for the Creating IT Futures Foundation, and is past president of the board of Parents for Public Schools. She is currently an appointed member of the Human Services Planning Committee, on the steering committee for the Cincinnati USA Chamber’s Diverse by Design initiative, and a board member of the Human Services Chamber.

Pam holds a BA in English from Transylvania University in Lexington, KY. She and her husband live in Hyde Park with their two daughters.

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David Dreith, Chief Operating Officer

David Dreith is chief operating officer. With a mission of empowering people with disabilities and disadvantages to more fully live, learn, work and play in our communities, Easter Seals TriState has an entrepreneurial culture that leverages social enterprise to provide training and development for more than 12,000 people served by the agency annually.

He currently oversees all agency services and social enterprises. Since joining the agency in 2000, he has played a key role in the following additions and innovations:

David holds a B.S. in Mechanical Engineering from Stanford University, and he is a graduate of Leadership Action Class 2 (2016) and C-Change Class 4 (2009) of the Cincinnati Regional Chamber USA.  He volunteers with the Interfaith Hospitality Network, and he is an avid open water swimmer. He enjoys spending time with his wife and two children.

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Jenn Zugelder, Cheif Financial Officer

Jennifer joined Easterseals in December 2016 as Chief Financial Officer after having spent her career at several large for-profit organizations.

As Chief Financial Officer, Jennifer is responsible for ensuring the integrity of fiscal data and modeling transparency and accountability of the financial results. She works closely with the board of directors, CEO, and leadership team to develop the strategic vision and provides advice to ensure that Easterseals continues to grow and fulfill its mission of empowering people with disabilities and disadvantages to more fully live, learn, work and play in our communities.

Jennifer began her career at KPMG focusing on financial services and Fortune 100 clients. Prior to joining the agency, she held various accounting and finance roles in the $10B global retail organization, Luxottica.

Jennifer currently serves as a member of the board of director's for Members Trust Credit Union as well as a member of the Greater Cincinnati Chamber of Commerce CFO Round Table. She continues to stay active in Luxottica’s foundation, OneSight, whose mission is to provide global access to quality vision care.

Jennifer holds a B.S. in Education from Miami University in Oxford, Ohio and a M.S. in Accounting from the University of Cincinnati.

Jennifer resides in Kenwood with her husband, Michael.  They have two lovely daughters and a sweet German shorthaired pointer.

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Danielle Gentry-Barth, Vice President of Development and Marketing

Danielle joined Easter Seals TriState in February 2016 as vice president, development and marketing, and she is very proud to be part of such a great organization.  Having spent her entire career in non-profit leadership, Danielle couldn’t imagine doing anything else. She has worked in the full spectrum of not-for-profit fundraising and marketing, and has earned a reputation for strategically aligning these with organizational vision and mission.

At Easter Seals TriState, Danielle leads all fundraising and marketing operations.  She works closely with the board of directors, CEO, and leadership team to uncover areas of growth within the organization and increase awareness and support. Danielle is very passionate about her work, as she understands and appreciates the crucial impact that philanthropy has on those served by Easter Seals.

Danielle has been a Certified Fund Raising Professional since 2008.  She served as president of the Association of Fundraising Professionals Greater Cincinnati Chapter in 2012. Danielle was a member of the Cincinnati USA Regional Chamber’s C-Change Class 10.  She was recognized as a “Great Leaders Under 40,” Class of 2015.  She is currently the affiliate chair of the Pancreatic Cancer Action Network Cincinnati Affiliate, a position she has held since 2011.

A proud Bearcat, Danielle holds a B.A. in History and Political Science and a M.A. in History and a Graduate Certificate in Museum Studies from the University of Cincinnati.

Danielle lives in Wyoming with her husband.  They have four amazing girls in their lives – three daughters, ages 17, 11 and 7, and a girl, 13, that they have mentored for three years.  All four of them are definitely cooler than she will ever be!

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Clark Earick, Vice President of Organizational Excellence

Clark Earick joined Easter Seals TriState after spending nearly two decades in business leadership roles including senior executive responsibility in a global Fortune 100 company. Having earned a reputation for delivering award-winning service excellence, driving organizational alignment during periods of extraordinary growth, and translating strategic vision into organizational results, he is a key member of the strong Easter Seals TriState executive team. While Earick has led nearly every organizational function, his commitment to serving our community and heart for those supported by Easter Seals TriState helps ensure that the organization continues to be one of the leading non-profit agencies in the region. 

As vice president of organizational excellence, Earick is the chief   administrative officer, a role in which he is responsible for enhancing the internal organization processes and infrastructure. He provides leadership and oversight for planning and direction of the human resources, quality improvement, compliance and risk management, facilities and grounds, information technology and transportation services to ensure that Easter Seals TriState continues to grow and fulfill its mission.

Clark earned both his bachelor’s and master’s degrees from Ohio University and resides in Northern Kentucky.

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Rich Davis, Vice President of Disability Services

As vice president of disability services, Rich Davis helps shape the operation of the agency’s pre-vocational, vocational and social recreation services for adults with disabilities. 

In Rich’s own words: “I like being able to help people grow and achieve their goals -- their life goals, their work goals -- to provide opportunities they might not otherwise have.”

He is also an instrumental part of the integration team preparing the agency for its first CARF accreditation survey in the fall of 2013.

With more than 30 years with the agency (previously at Jewish Vocational Service) he had led the program offerings for 14 years at JVS as vice president and chief programs officer. He also served as director of transitional rehabilitation services (12 years), counseling supervisor (3 years) and training coordinator (2 years) for.

Prior to joining the agency, he worked as a vocational rehabilitation counselor at Longview State Hospital (the Cincinnati-based state psychiatric hospital), Job Opportunity for You (Joy Center), and as field services coordinator for Ohio Valley Goodwill Industries in Cincinnati.

He holds a bachelor’s degree in psychology and a master’s degree in rehabilitation counseling, both from the University of Cincinnati and is a licensed professional counselor.

In 1997, he became the first recipient of the Bernard S. Rosenthal Leadership Award, presented by JVS in honor of its former longtime leader. He was also honored by the Southwest Ohio Rehabilitation Association as Manager of the Year in 1990.

He grew up in Bridgetown on Cincinnati’s West Side and now lives in Clifton. He has an adult daughter and two grandchildren.  Rich enjoys playing the guitar and singing in the classic rock group, the Nickel Night Band and the acoustic duo Rich & Tom. He is also a dedicated yoga practitioner.

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Debbie Smith, Vice President Education for Employment

Debbie Smith began her career with Easter Seals TriState in 1991 as a case manager.  During her tenure, she has grown with the agency; becoming instrumental in the development of services that integrate funding systems, client needs and employers.  Her knowledge and collaborative spirit makes her uniquely qualified to affect systemic changes to benefit the individuals served by Easter Seals TriState.

Debbie has been key in the development of Youth Services for the agency and has expanded funding to include Workforce Investment Act Areas 12 and 13, public school systems, the City of Cincinnati, Hamilton County and the Bureau of Vocational Rehabilitation.  Smith is an advocate for youth inclusion in the workforce and sits on many local and regional committees to develop and enhance best practice models. 

Workforce needs have changed and Debbie keeps a pulse on employer expectations. The movement toward stacking credentials and clearly defined career pathways has resulted in Easter Seals TriState offering nationally recognized credentials such as the Manufacturing Standards Safety Council Certification (MSSC), Work Keys, and National Career Readiness Certification (NCRC).  She has created methods for all populations served  to not only attain certification, but to increase academic talents through an online High School Diploma program, Key Train, as well as individualized tutoring which builds upon strengths to meet workforce needs.

Her passion for serving individuals on the autism spectrum has resulted in the creation of unique sensory modulation room and services to meet the needs of this growing population.  Debbie has held multiple positions such a board member of the Ohio Autism Society, board member of the Regional Autism Advisory Council as well as the national Easter Seals autism spokespersons network. 

Debbie holds a B.A. in psychology from University of Dayton. 

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