Pam Green is the president and CEO of Easterseals Serving Greater Cincinnati. Pam joined Easterseals in 2003. She served as vice president of development and community engagement and was named president and CEO in December 2011. When Easterseals and the publicly funded programs of Jewish Vocational Service merged 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.
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, Easterseals Serving Greater Cincinnati 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.
Larry Pinkelton joined Easterseals Serving Greater Cincinnati in July 2019. He oversees financial and risk management operations of Easterseals and its businesses, including Building Value in Cincinnati’s Northside neighborhood and InsideOut Studio in Hamilton, Ohio.
Pinkelton brings more than 20 years of experience in financial and operations management to Easterseals. He most recently served as Associate Vice President for Campus Services at Miami University in Oxford, Ohio. He previously served as Associate Vice President of Finance and Budget / Acting Chief Financial Officer at Northern Illinois University; Vice President of Administration and Finance at Chicago State University; Director of Finance and Operations at the University of Illinois at Chicago; and Regional Controller / Area Finance Manager at Kraft Foods.
Pinkelton is a native of Greater Cincinnati. He earned his bachelor’s degree in finance from the University of Cincinnati and his Master’s in Business Administration from Xavier University. He is a member of the National Association of College University Business Officers.
Danielle Gentry-Barth, Vice President of Development and Marketing
Danielle joined Easterseals Serving Greater Cincinnati 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 Easterseals Serving Greater Cincinnati, 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 Easterseals.
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 and a girl they mentored.
Debbie Smith, Vice President Education for Employment
Debbie Smith began her career with Easterseals Serving Greater Cincinnati 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 Easterseals Serving Greater Cincinnati.
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 Easterseals Serving Greater Cincinnati 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 Easterseals autism spokespersons network.
Debbie holds a B.A. in psychology from University of Dayton.
Easterseals is grateful for the community leaders who lend their professional expertise on the Easterseals Serving Greater Cincinnati Board of Directors. Meet the Board.