Tender Mercies' Board of Trustees is made up of community representatives. The Board's responsibilities include:

  • Developing and Implementing the agency's Strategic Plan
  • Establishing Policy
  • Hiring and evaluating the Chief Executive Officer
  • Securing adequate funding for the organization
  • Monitoring finances
  • Selecting and supporting the organization's board officers and periodically reviewing their performance
  • Adopting key operating policies, procedures, and contracts where appropriate


We are seeking new members to join our Associate Board. Learn, socialize, and develop your professional networks. Apply here.

Board Officers

Denise Montfort
Deloitte & Touche
Vice President
Robie Suggs
First Financial Bank
Chad Martin
Barnes Dennig
Lisa Tuck Loring
Loring Law Office
Past President
Laura Humphrey
Bartlett & Co.
Board of Trustees Liaison
Michael Moran
CB Richard Ellis

Board Members

Brian Muething
Keating Muething & Klekamp, LLC
Edward J. Slater
Center for Respite Care
Erika Meyer Judd
Gregory Payton
Freestore Foodbank
James L. Whalen
University of Cincinnati
Josh Harkavy
Harkavy Management Services
Mary Beth Salyers
Robert Graeter
Graeter's Manufacturing Company
Ronald Cramer
The Procter and Gamble Company
Susan McIlvain
Cincinnati VAMC - Ft. Thomas Division
Thomas Vaughan
AAA Allied Group

Associate Board Members

Chad Burke
GBBN Architects, Inc.
Katie Jones
American Red Cross
Nick Zingarelli, Co-Chair
Zingarelli Law Office, LLC
Amy Whalen, Co-Chair
Great American Financial
Becca Birckhead
Mark Aseltine
Olivia Coletta
Stephanie Franxman
Franxman Law LLC
Rosemary Ogelsby-Henry
Life Learning Center
Michele McKenney
Barnes Dennig & Co.
Asia Nunez
Nicholas Whalen
GE Aviation
Joe Woods
Marsh & McLennan Agency


Eileen Mechley
Community Volunteer
Frank Harkavy
Marcia Spaeth
Guardian Savings and Union Savings Banks
Joseph H. Feldhaus
Xavier University

Advisory Board Members

Hon. Sandra Beckwith
Jennifer Neyer Berg
Shari Einsel
Hon. Nathanial Jones
Jeff Lazarow
William Moran
Donald Neyer
Jane Portman
Sgt. Stephen Saunders
Jerome Teller
Stephen Wesselkamper
Edward Wolterman