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Board and Staff

The United Church Homes is related to the United Church of Christ. Reflecting this faith tradition our volunteer board of directors sets policy, oversees operations, and has planned for the continuation of distinguished service to seniors since 1916. The board meets quarterly to conduct business and plan for the future activities of the organization. Varied backgrounds, interest and expertise are reflected in the board membership.


Our Board of Directors

Chair
Mr. Robert C. Kutschbach

Vice Chair
Mr. James L. Henry

Secretary
Mrs. Catherine M. Green

 

Treasurer
Mr. Thomas A. Brownfield

  

Rev. Daniel L. Busch

 

Mrs. Linda P. Ditzler

 

Mrs. Suzanne S. Ellis

 

Rev. Catherine Lawrence

 

Mr. Robert Lee

 

Mr. Philip Mallott

 

Dr. Alan B. Mikesell, DDS

 

Rev. Persida Rivera-Mendez

 

Rev. David V. Schwab

Mrs. Mary E. Seymour

 

Mrs. Susan B. Sheidler

 

Mr. E. Roger Stewart

 

Mrs. S. Jean Szilagyi

 

Rev. Dr. Carl P. Wallace

 

Rev. C. Edward Wesiheimer

 

Mr. William Wilkins


Our President's Council

Rev. Kenneth Daniel

President/CEO

Rev. Ken Daniel is the president and CEO of the corporation. He has worked in a variety of positions of responsibility in senior health care and housing services over the past 20 years. He holds a master's degree in divinity from United Theological Seminary of the Twin Cities, a master's degree in pastoral counseling from Moravian Theological Seminary, and a master's degree of public administration from Marywood University. A licensed nursing home administrator, Daniel has experience in organizational repositioning, financial stabilization, and strategic planning. Prior to joining United Church Homes, Daniel was interim president of Lancaster Theological Seminary. He is an ordained United Church of Christ minister and holds fellow status with the American College of Health Care Administrators.

 

Charles R. Mooney

Sr. Vice President Senior Living Services
Chief Operating Officer

Mr. Mooney is responsible for managing the health care and senior living community operations. He is also involved in guiding the strategic direction of the company as its Chief Operating Officer, including the development of home and community-based services, health care system and managed care organization integration, and other new business development activities. He has held a broad range of senior management and executive leadership positions in health care, managed care and senior living over the past 25 years. Prior to joining United Church Homes, he served as both the chief operating and chief administrative officer of Springpoint Senior Living, New Jersey’s leading nonprofit, multi-site sponsor of housing, health care and supportive services for older adults from 1998 to 2011. A licensed assisted living administrator, Mr. Mooney earned bachelor’s and master’s degrees in psychology from Rowan University, and a master’s degree in public administration with a concentration in health care management from New York University.

 
Sr. Vice President of Finance and Business Strategy, John Renner

John K. Renner

Sr. Vice President of Finance
and Business Strategy

Mr. Renner brings more than 30 years of experience in financial leadership positions with hospitals and healthcare delivery systems located throughout Ohio – with tenures in Sandusky, Cincinnati, Defiance and Lima. In addition to his familiarity with the healthcare sector, Mr. Renner has extensive experience in integrating business plans, new service line development, operations, process improvement, treasury management, and strategic business planning and implementation. Mr. Renner is a graduate of Bowling Green State University and holds a master’s degree in business administration from Mississippi College in Clinton, Miss. He is certified as a Green Belt in Six Sigma/ Lean Management.

 
George Schaefer

George Schaefer

Vice President
Marketing & Communications

Mr. Schaefer joined United Church Homes following a consulting assignment with the organization. He previously served as Vice President, Sales & Marketing for other post-acute care companies, including Communicare, Kindred Healthcare and Mariner Health, and as Senior Vice President, Sales & Marketing for Karrington Health, an assisted living company. He also served as Chief Marketing Officer of HCR-Manor Care’s largest division. During his 20 years in corporate and executive marketing management positions, his teams have consistently demonstrated the ability to grow total census and improve premium quality mix census. Prior to working in the post-acute arena, Mr. Schaefer spent 10 years as Director of Marketing in the hospital sector, where he was responsible for strategic planning, marketing communications, brand management and service line development. He is a graduate of Hiram (Ohio) College and holds an MBA from The Ohio State University.

 
Gloria Hurwitz

Gloria T. Hurwitz, Certified Fundraising Executive (CFRE)

Vice President
Advancement 

Gloria, a resident of Beavercreek, brings the expertise of an advancement professional with over 20 years of experience and a passion for serving her community. As a former Director of Development, she has dedicated years to cultivating relationships with donors and focusing on stewardship.  Gloria is a graduate of Wilmington College and is the current President of The Dayton Chapter of the Association of Fundraising Professionals (AFP). 

 

Timothy P. Hackett

Vice President
Staff Relations

Mr. Hackett joined the corporation in 1986 and is responsible for directing the human resources and community relations support functions of the corporation. Prior to joining the corporation, he served as a senior consultant at Clemans, Nelson & Associates, Inc., a national labor relations and personnel consulting firm located in Columbus, Ohio from 1982 to 1986. Hackett was the director of personnel and community relations at St. John's Center in Springfield, Ohio from 1978 to 1982, and the director of employment services for the Clark County Employment and Training Office in Springfield, Ohio from 1975 to 1978. Hackett received a bachelor's degree in social work from the University of Dayton in 1973.

Rob L. Weisbrodt

Vice President
IT Services

Mr. Weisbrodt is responsible for directing the information system support functions for the corporation. Prior to joining the corporation in 1989, he served as department supervisor at Fulfillment Corporation of America from 1985 to 1989. Weisbrodt joined the corporation as director of information systems until 1997 when he accepted the position of controller. In May 2002, he was promoted to vice president of IT Services. He received a bachelor's degree in accounting from The Ohio State University in 1985 and is a certified public accountant.

Cheryl L. Wickersham

Vice President
Housing Services

Mrs. Wickersham is responsible for directing the development and operations of the corporation's sponsored housing communities. Prior to joining the corporation in 1993, she served as plant accountant from 1989 to 1993 for UltraCare Products, Inc., located in Marion, Ohio. Wickersham served as accountant for Schwaderer Farm Supply, Inc. in LaRue, Ohio from 1986 to 1989 and accountant and office manager from 1978 to 1986 for Harris Lawn Grading, Inc., Caledonia, Ohio. Wickersham received a bachelor's degree in business administration from the University of Findlay, Findlay, Ohio in 1984 and is a certified public accountant.

 

Kenneth (Ken) L. Young

Vice President and General Counsel

Mr. Young is responsible for the oversight of corporate legal and compliance matters for United Church Homes, its subsidiaries and affiliated entities. Prior to joining United Church Homes, Ken was a partner with the law firm of Roth Bacon Young, Attorneys, where he served as retained corporate counsel for United Church Homes from 1993-2005.

Young received his bachelor's degree in economics from Ohio Wesleyan University, graduating summa cum laude and Phi Beta Kappa. He received his Juris Doctor degree from The Ohio State University College of Law in 1993. Young is a member of the Ohio State Bar Association, Marion County Bar Association and is a past president of the Wyandot County Bar Association.