Programs

 

 

Alexis Adjei

Alexis Adjei is a Human Resources Business Partner with a focus in Organizational Culture at Talbert House. After earning a Bachelor’s degree from Fisk University and a Master’s degree from Murray State University, she began her career managing special populations in the public sector. With more than 8 years of progressive experience in Human Resources, the scope of her expertise is extensive and includes the full complement of recruiting, onboarding, training, employee relations, performance, compliance, HRIS management and more. She prides herself on being organized and enjoys being a great resource for all levels of the organization.

In her current role, she is able to focus her energies on staff development and retention, which she finds rewarding. Alexis believes that through cultivating positive relationships, there is greater potential to strengthen the bond between employee and employer while also meeting organizational and personal goals. Alexis facilitates the LEARN program which focuses on foundational leadership skills.

Annette Higgins

Annette is a senior executive with more than 30 years in operations management, information technology, and payment systems. She guided a process improvement at CashFlow Solutions, Inc., where she subsequently became Vice President of Operations. She served as Senior Director of Operations at Payliance and now has been retained as a special consultant to the company. Annette’s skills include strategic planning, new business strategy and development, team building, marketing, process improvement, operations management, and customer service. For many years, she taught computer programming and applications at Miami University.

Annette puts her skills to work in community organizations as well. She helped several nonprofits create webpages and databases to advance their missions. Among the organizations that have benefited from her expertise are Oxford Works, Hamilton Theatre Group, Sacred Heart Catholic School, National Grocers Association, and Food and Marketing Institute.

OneSource Experience:

Annette was part of the stakeholder interview team for the Greater Loveland Historical Society project.

 

 

Carl Swabek

Carl’s expertise lies in program management, manufacturing operations, product support, and sales. He was employed by GE Aviation, where he worked for 35 years. Most recently, he was Regional General Manager Americas‑‑Customer and Product Support and supervised a staff of 60 individuals. Carl’s volunteer activities span a wide variety of interests. Organizations in which he is currently involved include Valley Interfaith, St. Vincent DePaul, and United Way. OneSource Experience Carl is the project lead assigned to First Step Home and to Franciscan Ministries. Carl has been a facilitator/trainer with the ADVANCE workshops for new nonprofit managers and for a series of leadership workshops at Planned Parenthood. He also is an EXCEL coach.

Connie Hinitz

Connie Hinitz

Connie Hinitz is a philanthropic sector management specialist with more than 30 years’ experience creating and implementing comprehensive nonprofit initiatives. She currently is the ADVANCE program manager for OneSource. As former administrator of The Jewish Foundation of Cincinnati, she created  an internationally recognized educational travel program for Jewish adolescents and young adults. Connie served on ESCC's internal training faculty. Connie was a presenter for the Freestore/Foodbank Leadership Institute.  Prior to being asked to become one of the facilitators for ADVANCE, she helped develop the curriculum for the “Leading Others” class.

Eric Burnheimer

Eric is a former small business owner whose strengths lie in business plan development, marketing, sales, and, training. Now retired, he ran his own independent manufacturers rep sales company. Focusing on architectural materials, he represented multiple manufacturers and oversaw all sales and marketing functions. During his career, he received corporate recognition for his strong sales performance.

OneSource Experience:

Eric recently served as co-lead on a strategic planning project for Shomrei Olam.

 

Jeff Gushin

Jeff is a clinical psychotherapist whose employment experience spans both the for profit and nonprofit sectors. He recently retired from TriHealth division of Corporate Health, where he provided consultation, training and coaching to leaders and managers in for profit, nonprofit and municipal workplaces. Among his other responsibilities was managing Employee Assistant Programs for both large and smaller employers. He also provided supervisor training and assessments for employers to meet the requirements of the Federal Department of Transportation and the State of Ohio, BWC, Drug–Free Training Program. Prior to joining Tri-Health, Jeff was the Executive Director of Big Brothers/Big Sisters Association of Cincinnati. At Jewish Family Service, he was a member of the counseling staff.

As a volunteer, Jeff is heavily involved with Northern Hills Synagogue. He has served on the board of Jewish National Fund and several performing arts organizations including Cincinnati Folk Life and Louisville Homefront Performances. He also plays fiddle in the old-time string band, The Corncobs.

OneSource Experience: Jeff facilitated a Talbert House workshop on Coaching for Results and now is the assistant coach coordinator for EXCEL.

 

John Hauck

John is the Business Development Coordinator for the Nonprofit Leadership Institute of Greater Cincinnati.  John is employed at Talbert House, which collaborates with OneSource Center for Nonprofit Excellence to recruit and coordinate participants in NLIGC. Prior to joining NLIGC, John was both an attorney at law (handling litigation) and a housing developer in Over-the-Rhine. He has organized and led (as President or CEO) several nonprofit corporations in OTR during his career, two of which are now part of MercyHealth, and he participated in developing the Master Plan for the community. John also has sat upon the boards of many other city-wide organizations, including Talbert House, the Cincinnati Museum Center, and Big Brothers and Big Sisters of Greater Cincinnati. More recently, he has been a board member of Walnut Hills Redevelopment Foundation. John is excited to assist in the leadership and management programs of NLIGC.

 

LAWRENCE WILLIAMS is an independent human service professional, providing education & training, with a primary focus on leadership development, workplace coaching/mentoring, team functioning in the workplace, and topics addressing human diversity and cultural competency. He retired in 2013 as an Executive of Talbert House (Cincinnati, Ohio). During his tenure responsibilities included oversight of the agency’s Human Resources, and training and development departments. He is a lifelong resident of Cincinnati, Ohio; received his primary and secondary education in Cincinnati Public Schools; and earned Criminal Justice Bachelor and Master of Science degrees, from the University of Cincinnati.

As an independent trainer/consultant, Lawrence plans, prepares and provides staff development, leadership, one-to-one coaching, as well as gives related talks, in-services and workshops to a variety of professional and community-based clients. Past clients include: The National Institute of Drug Addiction’s (NIDA) Community Education Network; Hamilton County Juvenile Court; Department of Jobs and Family Services; Community Mental Health & Recovery Services Board; Ohio Mental Health & Addiction Services (formerly Department of Alcohol and Drug Addictions Services (ODADAS); Ohio Community Corrections Association (OCCA); United Way of Greater Cincinnati; Talbert House; Central Community Health Board (CCHB), and local community and faith-based organizations. Additionally, Lawrence served as an Adjunct Professor at the University of Cincinnati, where he developed and taught: Fundamentals of Cultural Competence, in the Addictions Studies program.

Lawrence has been married for 44 years, has one son, and served as father to a niece and nephew. He is an active grandfather to 2 girls and 1 boy, ages 17, 14 and 8. He has served several local and state community initiatives and non-profit boards, including: The Cincinnati Center for Chemical Addictions (CCAT), Ohio Credentialing Board for Chemical Dependency Professionals (OCB), AIDS Volunteers of Cincinnati (AVOC), Cincinnati Action Now (CAN), Cornerstone Community Loan Fund, Winton Woods Community Drug-free Coalition, Prevention First (formerly the Coalition for a Drug-free Greater Cincinnati), and the Cincinnati Chamber of Commerce, Leadership Cincinnati alumni board.

Other activities include: He is an avid Bible student (in affiliation with Bible Standard Ministries – biblestandard.com), reading, mentoring young people in their personal development journeys, traveling, spending time with grandchildren, writing, music (listening to jazz); spinning, walking and bicycling; amateur photography.

Melanie Blau McDonald

Melanie is an executive with significant crossover experience in both the private and nonprofit sectors. She has been involved with turn arounds, start-ups, and training .Melanie began her career in a family business, Corporate Cleaning Systems. During the 14 years she spent with the company, she moved up the corporate ladder from Treasurer to Director of Operations to President. After pursuing a graduate degree in library science, she switched career directions. Most recently, she was Executive Director, SWON Libraries. During her tenure she led the process to rejuvenate the regional library system and reorganized the system to conform with projected revenue streams. She also developed a series of continuing education programs.

Believing that everyone can make a difference, Melanie sets aside time for community activities. She is involved with CHABAD and formerly assisted Cincinnati Hebrew Day School with fundraising. She also served as the fiscal agent for the Academic Library Association of Ohio.

OneSource Experience:

As a new volunteer, Melanie looks forward to being assigned to business solution projects and to facilitating leadership development workshops.

 

Michael Katz

Michael retired from Totes Isotoner Corporation as Senior Vice President of the US Wholesale Division of this multinational Apparel Accessories Company. Prior to his 15-year tenure at Totes, Michael’s career in consumer marketing was shaped by brand management positions at Heinz Pet Products (HJ Heinz) and Maxwell House Coffee (General Foods Corporation). Over a 33- year career in the consumer products sector, Michael accumulated experience in sales and marketing management, including merger and acquisition activity, in both large, public and smaller, privateequity-owned business environments. OneSource Experience Michael currently serves on the OneSource Center for Nonprofit Excellence Board of Trustees. He supervises the EXCEL leadership development program curriculum and is co-leading the instruction of the Jewish Nonprofit Leadership Institute. He was project manager for a series of training workshops for Planned Parenthood. He also has worked on strategic planning projects for animal welfare organizations.

Nancy Spencer

Nancy is a senior executive with more than fifteen years’ experience in project management and custom research for global clients. She most recently held the position of Senior Vice President, Research Excellence with French‑based Ipsos. Prior to Ipsos, she served as Vice President, Global Project Development at the Nielsen Company. Her responsibilities included budgeting, process improvement, resource integration, and talent management. Nancy’s clients were in consumer packaged goods, pharmaceuticals, telecom, and durables. Nancy’s expertise includes project implementation, strategic planning, performance management, team building, coaching, and training. Recognizing the importance of work/life balance, Nancy opted to leave the paid workforce to focus on her school‑age children. She continues to put her professional skills to use as a member of the Madeira City Council. She has headed standing committees for Budget and Economic Development. Nancy participates in the Madeira City Schools Parent‑Teacher Organization, Madeira Farmer’s Market Advisory Board, and is also active with youth sports programs.

Pat Seuberling

Pat is an accomplished nonprofit executive with more than twenty years’ experience in leadership and development. Prior to starting up her own consultant company, she served as Director, Princeton Education Foundation. Directly before, she was Executive Director, Wyoming School Foundation.

Pat was cofounder of American Heritage Girls. In that role, she wrote the bylaws, designed the organization’s infrastructure, oversaw leadership training and was involved in program development. Pat was a panel member for Leadership Council of Greater Cincinnati’s workshop, “Trends in Nonprofits.” Pat’s other community commitment was as a volunteer with the Interfaith Hospitality Network of Northern Kentucky.

OneSource Experience:

Pat planned, presented, and facilitated OneSource’s consultant training workshops, “Essentials of Nonprofits” and "Board Development and Assessment.” She has been a presenter and facilitator for custom-designed client workshops, including “Leveraging Your Strengths” for ProKids, “Effective Communication” for OCCA, the leadership development workshops for Planned Parenthood, and NLIGC’s six-week ADVANCE. She was the project manager assigned to CAIN, CGM, and Arts League of Cincinnati. She has served on the project teams for Green Acres, Cancer Support Community, Learn 21 and World Piano Competition. She also is an EXCEL Coach.

 

 

 

Randy Harris

Randy is a sales and marketing professional. During his 31 years with Procter & Gamble, he developed expertise in customer business development, consumer promotion development, multi-discipline project management, sales training and national sales meeting planning and execution.

Randy enjoys many sports and spends half the year in Keystone, Colorado. He has had many nonprofit board positions and has volunteered with the Greater Cincinnati Tennis Association, Beech Acres Parenting Center, Junior Achievement, Aviatra, Cincinnati Youth Collaborative, and Sycamore Soccer Association.

OneSource Experience:

Randy served on ESCC’s (now doing business as OneSource) Board of Trustees from 2004-2011, the last two years of which he was Vice-President. He is a trainer for several core training programs and was the organization’s first Volunteer Connections Coordinator. He now serves on the Volunteer Engagement Committee. Randy is an EXCEL coach and has led many projects in the areas of strategic planning, board development, sales planning, market research, social enterprise, and leadership training projects. Clients to whom he has been assigned include The Visiting Nurse Association, Red Cross, Talbert House, Planned Parenthood, and Beech Acres Parenting Center.

 

Rob Young

Rob has both executive and information technology expertise. Most recently, he was a senior executive in the enterprise software space, working in companies ranging from startups to global organizations. His knowledge base includes team building, customer retention, and process implementation. He now concentrates his efforts to find ways to offer meaningful, living wage employment to disadvantaged individuals. Rob has a passion for volunteering and has been heavily invested in community work all his life. He was a volunteer for OneCity, an ecumenically supported organization that helps nonprofits develop best practices. Rob became a therapeutic foster parent to four teenage boys for more than three years. As a leader with his church, Rob was involved in humanitarian efforts in Bosnia after its civil war was brought to an end. He is also a volunteer youth leader at LifeSpring Christian Church. OneSource Experience Rob has been an EXCEL coach for several years. During the 2017‑2018 year, he agreed to become EXCEL program manager. Rob was part of the consulting team that developed a strategic plan for Concert Nova and assisted with the research for the St. Vincent de Paul homeless services study.