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Staff

Meet our Staff

At Make-A-Wish® Ohio, Kentucky & Indiana, we are a staff team of 50+ strong with the best people to fulfill our vision of granting a wish for every eligible child. Every person on our team is committed to this vision — and uses it as a guide in every action.

To contact any of our staff, please call 1-877-206-9474 and request the team member's extension from the list below.

Chapter Headquarters

Our Chapter Headquarters is located at: 2545 Farmers Drive, Suite 300, Columbus, OH 43235. As the largest chapter of Make-A-Wish, our corporate team is comprised of specialized professionals who provide chapter support and serve communities throughout the tri-state area.

Executive Leadership Team

Doug Kelly
President & CEO

Russell Betts
Vice President, Chief Operating Officer
(614) 763-6244 

Juli Miller
Vice President, Development [Located in Indiana Office]
(317) 522-4083

Keith Lerme
Vice President, Kentucky Regional Director [Located in Kentucky Office]
(502) 272-4374

Sophia Morton
Vice President, Programs
(614) 495-3726

Wendy Marroni
Executive Assistant
(614) 495-3704


Marketing Team:

Kevin Ronnebaum
Senior Director of Creative Services & Marketing
(614) 495-3712

Kelly Phillips
Marketing Director
(614) 763-3716

Christin Anson
Writer, Communications Manager
(614) 495-3713

Kristen Durkin
Digital Marketing Associate Manager
(614) 763-6248


Operations Team: 

Barb Ebright
Human Resources Manager
(614) 763-6239

Patty Churan
Operations Manager
(614) 763-6265

Tymesha Robinson
Administrative Assistant
(614) 763-6274

Chrissy Taylor
Director of Finance
(614) 763-6236

Kathy Horst
Accounting Manager
(614) 495-3718

Melissa Bruno
Accounting Associate
(614) 495-3727

Denise Gresh
Director, Data Services 
(614) 763-6266

Tracy Moreland
Data Processing Specialist 
(614) 495-3715


Development Operations Team:

Sarah Slavik
Senior Director of Development Operations 
(614) 495-3719

Tasha Thomas
Annual Fund Manager
(614) 495-3734

Dave Pontious
Reporting Manager
(614) 763-6246

Callie Gramann
Portfolio Manager
(614) 763-6268

Natasha Morrison
Development Operations Associate 
(614) 763-6270

Julianna Beckman
Development Associate
(614) 763-6270

Kelley Wilson
Event Manager
(614) 763-6263


Development Team:

Carol Richardson
Development Officer
(614) 787-8985

Christine Hoyer
Development Officer
(614) 723-6249

Diane Jones
Development Officer
(614) 495-4253


Program Team:

April DeVito
Director of Medical Affairs and Volunteer Programs
(614) 495-3709

Melissa Kennedy
Director of Program Operations
(614) 495-3703

Meghan Konitzer
Volunteer Coordinator
(614) 495-3739

Kiley Landusky
Volunteer Coordinator
(614) 763-6247

Anna Dilworth
Referral Intake Coordinator
(614) 495-3728

Kendall Glasser
Referral Intake Coordinator
(614) 763-6242

Lauren Mason
Referral Intake Coordinator
(614) 495-3724

Kelsey Bonacci
Program Operations Manager
(614) 763-6243

Northeast Ohio

Located at 6060 Rockside Woods Blvd, Suite 315, Independence, OH 44131, our staff in this office focus on delivering the Make-A-Wish mission to eligible children in northeast Ohio.

Keri Haibach
Senior Director of Development
(216) 367-5654

Megan Cantrell
Development Officer
(216) 367-5659


Amy Kocian
Development Officer
(216) 367-5655


Kristin Okel
Development Associate
(216) 553-4276


Christina Uryrcki
Wish Program Associate
(216) 367-5658


Isabella Marini
Wish Program Associate
(216) 367-5653

Krista Kirby
Program Operations Manager
(216) 367-5657

Northwest Ohio

Our local office address is: 1745 Indian Wood Circle, Suite 130, Maumee, OH 43537. Staff here focus directly on raising funds and granting wishes in the northwest Ohio area.

Cherie Chatreau-Grifo
Senior Development Officer
(419) 469-6321

Morgan Tucker
Wish Program Manager
(567) 316-6065

Central Ohio

The central Ohio Make-A-Wish team shares an office with our Chapter Headquarters at: 2545 Farmers Dr., Suite 300, Columbus, Ohio 43235. Central Ohio staff members are dedicated to making wishes come true for local kids.

Cathy Cory
Wish Program Associate
(614) 495-3736

Katie Hill
Wish Program Associate
(614) 495-3733

Christine Hoyer
Development Officer
(614) 763- 6249

Carol Richardson
Development Officer
(614) 763-6263

Diane Jones
Development Officer
(614) 763-6238


Southern Ohio

Located north of downtown at 4500 Cooper Rd, Suite 304, Cincinnati, Ohio 45242, our staff in this office focus on raising funds and granting wishes to kids in southern Ohio communities.

Amy Meritt
Senior Director of Development 
(513) 297-4510

Rebecca Bishop
Development Officer & Kids For Wish Kids Campaign Manager
(513) 297-4518

Kate Berliner
Wish Program Manager
(513) 297-4530

Caitlyn Haddenhorst
Wish Program Manager
(513) 297-4526

Korie Bednarczuk
Wish Program Associate
(513) 904-4984

Kentucky

The staff in our office at: 1230 Liberty Bank Lane, Suite 300, Louisville, Kentucky 40222, are passionate about serving children with critical illnesses in the Bluegrass state.

Keith Lerme
Vice President, Kentucky Regional Director
(502) 272-4374

Lisa Reeves
Senior Development Officer
(502) 272-4375

Cassidy Hyde
Development Officer
(502) 272-4391

Jennifer Greener
Wish Program Manager
(502) 272-4377

Sarah Collins
Wish Program Associate
(502) 272-4390

Indiana

With an office located in the heart of the state at: 6201 Corporate Drive, Suite 100, Indianapolis, Indiana 46278, our staff team is dedicated to creating life-changing wishes for Hoosier kids throughout the state.

Juli Miller
Vice President, Development 
(317) 522-4083

Allison Cornacchione
Director of Program Delivery
(317) 522-4064 

Amy Nelson
Senior Director of Development
(317) 522-4079

Jennifer Ulsomer
Senior Wish Program Manager
(317) 522-4067

Lauren Weghorst
Development Officer
(317) 870-1157

Morgan James
Development Officer
(317) 870-1160

Haley Leas
Development Associate
(317) 870-4081

Kelsey Barta
Wish Program Manager
(317) 522-4063

Blair DeLong
Wish Program Associate
(317) 522-4009

Marisa Maldonado
Wish Program Associate
(317) 522-4069

Trish Daily
Wish Program Associate
(317) 870-1168


Make-A-Wish® Ohio, Kentucky & Indiana
2545 Farmers Drive
Suite 300
Columbus, OH 43235
(614) 923-0555
Toll Free (877) 206-9474
Make-A-Wish® Ohio, Kentucky & Indiana, Northeast Ohio Region
6060 Rockside Woods Blvd
Suite 315
Independence, OH 44131
(216) 241-3670
Toll Free (888) 272-9474
Make-A-Wish® Ohio, Kentucky & Indiana, Central Ohio Region
2545 Farmers Drive
Suite 300
Columbus, OH 43235
(614) 923-0555
Toll Free (877) 206-9474
Make-A-Wish® of Ohio, Kentucky & Indiana, Southern Ohio Region
4500 Cooper Rd
Suite 304
Cincinnati, OH 45242
(513) 745-9474
Toll Free (888) 441-9474
Make-A-Wish® Ohio, Kentucky & Indiana, Kentucky & Southern Indiana Region
1230 Liberty Bank Lane
Suite 300
Louisville, KY 40222
(502) 327-0705
Toll Free Kentucky Only (866) 487-9474
Make-A-Wish® Ohio, Kentucky & Indiana, Indiana Region
6201 Corporate Drive
Suite 100
Indianapolis, IN 46278
(317) 636-6060
Toll Free Wish Families Only (877) 872-2756
Make-A-Wish® Ohio, Kentucky & Indiana, Northwest Ohio Region
1745 Indian Wood Circle
Suite 130
Maumee, OH 43537
(419) 244-9474
Toll Free (800) 666-8539