2022-2023 Board of Directors
Marion Community Foundation is a local organization governed by a board of directors — 15 dedicated volunteers who live or work in Marion County. The Board is comprised of attorneys, educators, financial experts, and business professionals who live and work in the Marion area and have the community’s best interest at heart. Directors serve 3-year terms which are renewable.
Francis C. Voll is the Chair of the Board of Directors. He rejoined the Board of Directors in 2015, having previously served in 2006-08. He serves on the Outreach & Engagement committee. Francis has served as an educator, administrator, coach, and athletic director at the high school and collegiate levels.
Dr. Chuck Speelman is Vice Chair of the Board of Directors, which he joined in 2016. He serves on the Investment and Audit committees. Chuck is the superintendent of Tri-Rivers Career Center & Center for Adult Education.
Jody Demo-Hodgins is the Treasurer of the Board of Directors and has been a member since 2019. She represents the Board on the Grants and Audit committees, chairs the Community Grants subcommittee, and co-chairs the Racial Equity & Justice grants subcommittee. Jody is the former executive director of the Crawford-Marion Board of Alcohol, Drug Addiction and Mental Health Services (ADAMH).
Nicolle Wampler is Secretary of the Board of Directors, which she joined in 2017. She serves on the Grants committee, chairs the TEACH Grants subcommittee, and co-chairs the Racial Equity & Justice Grant subcommittee. Nicolle is the Employee Services Project Manager with the Ohio Department of Rehabilitation and Correction.
Scott Knowles is the Immediate Past Chair of the Board of Directors and has served since 2017. He serves on our Investment Committee. Scott is the CEO and General Counsel for Sims Brothers Recycling in Marion.
Hon. Matthew Frericks joined the Board of Directors in 2022. He serves on our Investment and Audit committees and Racial Equity & Justice Grants subcommittee. Matt is a judge with the Marion County Court of Common Pleas.
Grant Gates joined the Board of Directors in 2021. He serves on the Grants and Outreach & Engagement committees and Community Grants subcommittee. Grant is the Wholesale Territory Manager for Morral Companies.
Kathy Goodman has been a Board member since 2013 and chairs the Scholarship Committee. Kathy is a retired educator for the Marion City Schools and former college advisor with the I CAN Center for Excellence.
Spencer Mathews joined the Board of Directors in 2021 and serves on the Scholarship and Outreach & Engagement committees. He has been the General Manager of Mathews Ford Marion automobile dealership since 2005.
Dr. Ryan McCall joined the Board of Directors in 2018. He serves on the Investment committee. Ryan is the president of Marion Technical College.
Pastor Jackie Peterson joined the Board of Directors in 2022. She serves on our Racial Equity & Justice subcommittee. Jackie is the pastor of Logos Christian Ministries in Marion and the International Chaplin for the Women’s Department for Kingdom Connection Fellowship International.
Sarah Rassell joined the Board of Directors in 2021. She serves on the Outreach & Engagement committee. Sarah is a Community Relations executive with her family business, Wilson Bohannan Lock Company.
Tom Schifer joined the Board of Directors in 2022. He serves on our Grants committee and Community Grants and TEACH Grants subcommittees. Tom is an architect in the Marion area.
Erin Slater joined the Board of Directors in 2022. She serves on our Scholarship committee and Racial Equity & Justice Grants subcommittee. Erin is the Coordinator of Recreation and Environmental Programming at The Ohio State University of Marion.
Kevin Smith joined the Board of Directors in January 2021. He serves on the Investment committee and Community Grants subcommittee. Kevin is the Regional President of The First Citizens National Bank.
2022-23 Board Committees & Programs
EXECUTIVE and GOVERNANCE & POLICIES
(includes nominating duties and Gift Acceptance committee)
Francis C. Voll – Chair
Chuck Speelman – Vice Chair
Nicolle Wampler – Secretary
Jody Demo-Hodgins – Treasurer
Scott Knowles – Immediate Past Chair
Megan Queen, Chair (non-board member)
John Colla (non-voting; Clearstead/CIO)
Charlie Garvin (non-board member)
Justin Hamper (non-board member)
Fred Manter (non-voting; non-board member)
Kathy Goodman, Chair
Olivia Davis (non-board member)
Larry Geissler (non-board member)
Sue Jacob (non-board member)
Ruth Johnston (non-board member)
OUTREACH & ENGAGEMENT
Nikki Workman, Chair (non-board member)
Daniel Bradshaw (non-board member)
Elaine Merchant (non-board member)
Francis C. Voll
Chuck Speelman, Chair
Jody Demo-Hodgins (Board Treasurer)
Jody Demo-Hodgins, Chair
COMMUNITY GRANTS SUBCOMMITTEE
Jody Demo-Hodgins, Chair
Kelly Garrett (non-board member)
Henry G. Heinzmann (non-board member)
Kim Stark-Schilling (non-board member)
TEACH GRANTS SUBCOMMITTEE
Nicolle Wampler, Chair
Ed Crawford (non-board member)
Christine Gibson (non-board member)
Stan Nicol (non-board member)
TEACH SUBCOMMITTEE MORROW COUNTY
Vidya Iyengar, Chair (non-board member)
Rhonda Dettra (non-board member)
Lisa King (non-board member)
RACIAL EQUITY & JUSTICE GRANTS SUBCOMMITTEE
Jody Demo-Hodgins, Co-Chair
Nicolle Wampler, Co-Chair
Candace Floyd (non-board member)
Dana Hanif-Booker (non-board member)
Evelyn Olivos Lisiecki (non-board member)
Ide Okojie (non-board member)
YOUTH ENGAGED IN PHILANTHROPY
Kate McCleese (non-board member)