Foundation Board of Trustees

Jackie Berenzweig

Jackie Berenzweig


Resident and Involved Mother of Three OH Students

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Paul Bishop

Paul Bishop


President of Ice Industries, Inc.


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Scott Estes

Scott Estes


CFO of Welltower


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Troy Greeley

Troy Greeley


Financial Investment Advisor


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Brad Johnson

Brad Johnson


Marketing Executive


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Julie Kowalczyk

Julie Kowalczyk


Former Children's Minister and Literature Teacher

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George Lathrop

George Lathrop


Real Estate Developer


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Phil Mintun

Phil Mintun


Managing Director of BNP Paribas Capstar Partners

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Judd Silverman

Judd Silverman


Executive Director of the Marathon LPGA Classic

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Dee Talmage

Dee Talmage


Retired Educator who Dedicates Herself to Volunteer Work

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Mark Wagoner

Mark Wagoner


Partner at Shumaker, Loop & Kendrick, LLP

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Andy Westmeyer

Andy Westmeyer


Dentist


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R.L. Bery

R.L. Berry


Deputy General Councel, Owens Corning

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Erica Silk

Erica Silk


Executive Director

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Jeremy Nixon

Jermey Nixon


Ottawa Hills Science Teacher; Faculty Rep to the Foundation

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Kevin Miller

Kevin Miller


Superintendent of Ottawa Hills Local Schools

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Jackie Berenzweig

Jackie Berenzweig


Jackie Berenzweig is a 1993 graduate of Ottawa Hills. She and her husband, Andrew, live in Ottawa Hills with daughters Ella, Lily, and Skylar, all students at Ottawa Hills Elementary School. Jackie graduated from the University of Michigan with a BA in Economics. She also serves as a board member for the Hylant Family Foundation, is co-chair for the 2016 Green Bear Ball, and enjoys being a Daisy Scout mom. Jackie notes, “It is my privilege as an alumna of Ottawa Hills to serve on the Ottawa Hills Foundation. In our family, we talk a lot about leaving things better than we found them. Since the mission of the Foundation is to ‘permanently enhance and extend the unique experience of excellence that defines Ottawa Hills Local Schools,’ I can think of no better way of cultivating the spirit of ‘paying it forward’ than to serve on the Foundation.”


 



Paul Bishop

Paul Bishop


Paul Bishop is President of Ice Industries, Inc. He earned a BBA from the University of Cincinnati and an MBA from the University of Michigan. He and his wife, Letitia Marth, are parents to three sons: Bennett, Connor, and Nikolas. Paul is a major supporter of Adopt America, a member of Bowling Green State University’s President’s Club, and a member of the Board of Trustees for Mercy Health North. He also serves on the Ottawa Hills Zoning Commission and Residents’ Maintenance Committee. Paul shares, “Ottawa Hills is truly an exceptional school. Our pride is not only manifested through our academic results, but also by the multitude of unique growth experiences in which our children are participating. Assisting the OH Foundation gives all of us the opportunity to support, grow, and perpetuate those special personal learning experiences which will continue to make our schools a special place. I’m honored to be part of this new and exciting venture.”


 



Scott Estes

Scott Estes


Trustee Treasurer Scott Estes is CFO of Welltower. He also serves as Treasurer of the Toledo Community Foundation. Scott and his wife, Margot, have three sons: George, Will, and Charlie. He earned a BA in Economics from the College of William and Mary. Scott notes, “Our family couldn’t be happier with our decision to move to Ottawa Hills from the East Coast in 2003. I’m thrilled to be a part of the effort to perpetuate the unique school experience provided by the Foundation.”


 



Troy Greeley

Troy Greeley


Troy Greeley is a Board of Education representative to the Foundation Board of Trustees. Troy is a Financial Investment Advisor who holds a BBA in Marketing from the University of Toledo and an MBA in Finance from the University of Nevada. He and his wife, Wendy, are parents to Nolan and Meredith, who both attend Ottawa Hills Schools. Troy is a member of the Toledo Rotary Club, where he serves as Chair of the Program Committee. He also volunteers as an elementary girls’ basketball coach. He notes, “It is very exciting to participate in the mobilization of our community to give our kids a unique educational experience that they will remember and cherish for a lifetime.”


 



Brad Johnson

Brad Johnson


Brad Johnson is a Board of Education representative to the Foundation Board of Trustees. He and his wife, Allison, have two children. Kathleen is a graduate of Ottawa Hills (’15) and son Randall is a member of the Class of 2018. Brad is a Marketing Executive. His BSEE is from Duke University School of Engineering and he earned an MBA from Northwestern University’s Kellogg Graduate School of Management. Brad is Assistant Scoutmaster for BSA Troop 27 and is a past member of the O.H. Community Foundation Board. He shares, “As the education landscape continues to evolve, the taxes we raise in the district increasingly go to meeting state and federal mandates and not to the creative instruction that has led to our success. I was pleased to see that others felt, as I do, that a private foundation, with the goal of enhancing the unique character of the educational experience at Ottawa Hills was a viable solution. Public universities raise private money to pursue their vision. I believe that public K – 12 institutions will find this necessary as well. We are on the forefront of this movement. Because of our history, we have villagers who are passionate about education and it is a pleasure to see this Foundation serve as a means for their expression.”


 



Julie Kowalczyk

Julie Kowalczyk


Julie Kowalczyk formerly served as a children’s minister and literature teacher, but is now a stay-at-home mom. She and husband Tod have two children, Race and Rose, who are students at Ottawa Hills Elementary. Julie is a 1996 graduate of the University of Wisconsin-Green Bay and a 2003 graduate of Southwest Minnesota State University. She also serves on Ottawa Hills’ Village Joint Rec Board, is a Daisy Scout leader, and is a member of Decoding Dyslexia-Ottawa Hills. She volunteers for many school support events, such as the Fall Festival, the Green Bear Ball, Celebrity Wait Night, and school book fairs. She has coached tee-ball and volunteers in her children’s classrooms and in the OHES library. Julie has also worked on fundraising for UT Athletics. She notes, “Although I am a relative newcomer to Ottawa Hills, this village has quickly become HOME in every sense of the word. My husband and I are thrilled to have the opportunity to raise our family in such a special community. And I know how important a strong, vibrant, and innovative school is to a community. Therefore, I am honored to serve on a foundation that offers its community, both present and past, both near and far, the opportunity to take part in providing continued exceptional school experiences for future generations of Ottawa Hills Schools students.”


 



George Lathrop

George Lathrop


Trustee President George Lathrop is a Real Estate Developer. George is a graduate of the University of Rochester with a BA in Economics. He earned an MBA from the University of Toledo. He and his wife, Kathy, have five children who attend Ottawa Hills Schools: Caroline, Samuel, Elizabeth, Mary, and Thomas. George is a Past President and member of the Life Board of the Boys and Girls Clubs of Toledo. He notes, “I grew up in Ottawa Hills and owe a lot to the community for helping to shape who I am. Now my children are third generation students of Ottawa Hills Schools. It is my honor to help steward the Foundation and the exciting opportunities it will open up for our students.”


 



Phil Mintun

Phil Mintun


Phillip Mintun works in investment banking as Managing Director of BNP Paribas Capstar Partners. He holds an AB in Economics from Dartmouth College and an MBA from Dartmouth’s Tuck School of Business. Phillip and Jane Mintun are parents to Ann, O.H. Class of 2018, and Matthew, O.H. Class of 2019. He shares, “When we decided to move to the Toledo area, my wife Jane and I knew nothing about the Toledo area. A little research indicated that the small community of Ottawa Hills had one of the best public schools in Ohio. Having lived in Ottawa Hills for 12 years, the experience our family has had with Ottawa Hills Schools has confirmed that reputation. Excellence is not self-sustaining, however, and I believe that the Ottawa Hills Schools Foundation can play an important role in sustaining the high standards of our school system in an increasingly challenged school funding environment.”


 



Judd Silverman

Judd Silverman


Judd Silverman is Executive Director of the Marathon LPGA Classic. He is a 1974 graduate of Ottawa Hills and a 1979 graduate from the University of South Florida. He and his wife, Lisa, have two sons who are also Ottawa Hills graduates: Reed (2011) and Ben (2014). Judd also serves on the Board of Trustees for the Wildwood Orthopedic & Spine Hospital, the Toledo Junior Golf Association, and Kids Unlimited. He shares, “My service to the OH Schools Foundation Board is the least I can do in an effort to give back to the school that has provided our family with so much over the years. The OH Schools Foundation is the perfect vehicle to help keep Ottawa Hills Schools providing the best educational experience possible for current and future generations.”


 



Dee Talmage

Dee Talmage


Diana “Dee” Talamge is a retired educator who dedicates herself to volunteer work in the Toledo area and beyond. She serves as Secretary for the Foundation’s Board of Trustees. In addition, she also sits on boards for the Owen Community College Board of Trustees, the American Red Cross of NW Ohio, TARTA, Woodlawn Cemetery Foundation, the Toledo Hospital Foundation and Auxiliary, the University of Toledo Women and Philanthropy Board, UT’s College of Education Affiliate Board, the Ohio Association of Community Colleges Executive Committee, Lucas County Medical Alliance Board, and the Ohio State Medical Association Alliance Board. She is a past school board member for Ottawa Hills Schools and has served as Republican State Central Committee Woman from Senate District 2 for several years. She and her husband, Dr. Lance Talmage, have three children who graduated from Ottawa Hills: Tamara Elizabeth Talmage (OH ’82), Lance A. Talmage, Jr., M.D. (OH ’83), and Tenley Talmage Granito (OH ’87). The Talmages have eight grandchildren. Dee states, “I accepted a position on the Foundation Board to help secure the Ottawa Hills educational experience for generations of students to come. By serving on the Board, I hope to bring this message to community members, alumni, staff, students, and friends as we raise funds to provide depth and permanence to the Ottawa Hills educational experience.”


 



Mark Wagoner

Mark Wagoner


Mark Wagoner is a 1990 graduate of Ottawa Hills. He is now a partner in the law firm of Shumaker, Loop & Kendrick, LLP. He is a cum laude graduate of Georgetown University and earned his J.D. with honors from the Ohio State University College of Law in 1997. He and his wife, Merideth, have two children: son Mickey and daughter Taylor. Mark serves as a board member for many organizations, including the National Statuary Collection Committee, the Rutherford B. Hayes Presidential Center, the Ohio Legal Assistance Foundation, the Valentine Theatre, and the National Museum of the Great Lakes. He is an elected member of the Ohio Republican Party State Central Committee and also serves as a member of the Ohio Constitutional Modernization Commission. He notes, “I look forward to serving on the Ottawa Hills Schools Foundation to promote the continued excellence of our school system.”


 



Andy Westmeyer

Andy Westmeyer


A 1987 Ottawa Hills graduate, Dr. Andy Westmeyer is a Toledo area dentist. Andy and his wife, Heather, have three daughters: Maddie, Ellie, and Abbie. His degrees were earned at the University of Massachusetts and the Ohio State University School of Dentistry. Andy also serves on the Toledo Dental Society Scholarship Committee. He shares, “The OH Foundation is a great way for alumni to give back and invest in the future of our community and students.”


 



R.L. Berry

R.L. Berry


As a 1976 graduate of Ottawa Hills, R.L. Berry is enthusiastic about his service to the Foundation. “As an alumni of Ottawa Hills Schools and longtime resident of Ottawa Hills, I recognize the unique and valuable educational situation we have in the Village. I am honored to be part of the Foundation and look forward to working in partnership with our community to keep Ottawa Hills as a top-ranked school system in Ohio and nationwide.” R.L. and his wife, Karen, are parents to daughters Kristen (2015) and Kelsi (2016). He graduated from Purdue University with a BS in Management and earned his law degree from the University of Toledo. He is Deputy General Counsel at Owens Corning. R.L. also served on the Valentine Theatre Board of Trustees and has been past President of the Toledo Country Club Board of Trustees. Past involvements also include service on the Citifest Board of Trustees, Chairman of the Entertainment Committee for the Toledo Club, and co-chair of the Zoo Business Sponsor Committee.


 



Erica Silk

Erica Silk


Erica G. Silk is the Executive Director of the Ottawa Hills Schools Foundation. She is a 1989 graduate of Ottawa Hills, and went on to earn a bachelor’s degree from Miami of Ohio and her Juris Doctor from the University of Toledo’s College of Law. Erica and her husband Jim are parents to four children who attend Ottawa Hills Schools: James, Jack, Liam, and Skylar. Erica also serves on the board of the Library Legacy Foundation of the Toledo Lucas County Public Library. Erica shares, “Having grown up in Ottawa Hills, I am forever indebted to this close-knit community for a great education. As an alumna, I look forward to working with fellow graduates to build a strong, connected community in support of education in Ottawa Hills. Together we can continue to enrich the education of our children while rekindling the bonds of community as parents and graduates.”


 



Jeremy Nixon

Jeremy Nixon


Jeremy Nixon is an Ottawa Hills resident and science teacher at the Ottawa Hills High School. Jeremy completed his undergrad studies and received his Masters in Education Administration through the University of Toledo, then pursued his Masters in teaching biology at Bowling Green State University. He and wife Emily have three children who attend Ottawa Hills Schools: son Riley (5th grade), daughter Audrey (3rd grade), and daughter Natalie (1st grade).

After spear-heading the faculty and staff campaign to support the Foundation, Jeremy readily agreed to serve as a trustee. Jeremy states, “I am very excited to be a part of something so positive and helpful for the community, and most importantly, the students in Ottawa Hills. I am proud to represent the teachers and community as a OHHS Science teacher and village resident member of the board. The Foundation provides the faculty, staff, and community members of OHLS a great opportunity to secure funding for projects that will truly help them continue to go above and beyond the standard curriculum for the students and this community. The teachers and community members in this district are amazing. I know that they will use this opportunity to the fullest. There are no limits to what they might come up with. I saw first-hand, from being involved with the Springfield Local Schools Foundation, how powerful the donations and support for an organization like the Ottawa Hills Local Schools Foundation can be. When Ottawa Hills talked about starting a Foundation to help out the teachers and students in our district, I knew I had to get involved. The possibilities are endless.”


 



Kevin Miller

Kevin Miller


Ottawa Hills Schools Superintendent Kevin Miller sits on the Foundation’s Board of Trustees as an ex officio member. Kevin earned his undergraduate degree in English Education from Defiance College. His Master’s Degree is from Indiana University, while his Doctorate in Organizational Leadership is from Nova Southeastern University. He and his wife, Carla, have four sons who attend Ottawa Hills Schools: Yale, Collin, Breckin, and Sterling. He also serves on the Ottawa Hills Community Foundation’s Board of Trustees and as an executive board member of Lucas County’s American Cancer Society. Kevin notes, “The Ottawa Hills Schools Foundation is an expression of the faith that people have in our school system. Our alumni and community members treasure the unique educational experiences that our students enjoy at Ottawa Hills. The Foundation will serve to strengthen an already outstanding school system.”




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