Before we’d even broken ground at camp, thousands of passionate people had rallied around Flying Horse Farms’ cause. Today, we are an ever-growing force with one shared focus: creating fun for the kids who need it most.

President/CEO, Nichole E. Dunn

OUR BOARD – 2018 (January – December)

Flying Horse Farms is a registered and tax exempt Ohio 501(c)(3) nonprofit organization, governed by an elected board of outstanding business and community leaders from across the state of Ohio. *Denotes independent, voting members.

Kathleen Starkoff, Chair*
President & CEO
Orange Star Consulting

Kara Lewis, Vice Chair*
AB Bernstein

Carole Watkins, Past Chair*
Former Chief Human Resource Officer
Cardinal Health, Inc.

Robin Grant, Esq., Secretary*
Corporate Counsel
Big Lots Stores, Inc.

Charles E. Zebula, Treasurer*
Executive Vice President, Energy Supply
American Electric Power

Jenni Belford*
Flying Horse Farms

Andrew Alexander*
Red Roof Inn

Juan Antunez*
President and Co-Owner, Northern/Central Ohio and Pittsburgh
California Closets

Michael Bonadies*
Community Advocate

Gerard Boyle, MD*
Medical Director, Pediatric Transplant and Heart Failure Program
Cleveland Clinic Children’s

Chuck Fowler*
Retired Director
Fairmount Santrol

John Gabrielli*
Chief Human Resource Officer
Abercrombie & Fitch, Co. 

Veronica Hawkins*
Vice President, Statewide Accounts
Medical Mutual of Ohio

Francie Henry*
Market President
Fifth Third Bank

Nick Lashutka*
President & CEO
Ohio Children’s Hospital Association

John Lewis*
Senior Marketing Manager
Commercial Coatings
PPG Industries

Jaime O. Meek*
Director, IT Programs & Project Management
Cardinal Health, Inc.

Julie Namy*
Community Advocate

Kathryne Reeves*
Senior Vice President, Enterprise Marketing
Cardinal Health, Inc.

Joseph Ross, MD*
Medical Director of Pediatric Cardiology
Dayton Children’s Hospital

Joshua Secrest*
Senior Director, Global Talent Attraction
McDonald’s Corporation

Nate Tansky*
Tansky Sawmill Toyota


David Belford
Founder, Flying Horse Farms
Stage Capital


Gerard Boyle, MD – Chair
Medical Director, Pediatric Transplant and Heart Failure Program
Cleveland Clinic Children’s

James Cooper, MD
Assistant Professor of Pediatrics, University of Pittsburgh
Children’s Hospital of Pittsburgh of UPMC

Susan Creary, MD*
Assistant Professor of Pediatrics
Center for Innovation in Pediatric Practice
Department of Pediatrics
The Ohio State University College of Medicine

Sickle Cell, Thalassemia and Hemoglobinopathy Program
Division of Hematology/Oncology/BMT
Nationwide Children’s Hospital

Jill A. Fitch, MD
Director of Sedation
Pediatric/Cardiac Intensive Care
Nationwide Children’s Hospital

Ryan Gerecht, MD
Emergency Physician,
MHS Good Samaritan Hospital, Puyallup, WA

Karla Jones, CPNP-PC
Pediatric Nurse Practitioner
Nationwide Children’s Hospital

Sandra Kim, MD
Co-Director, Inflammatory Bowel Disease Center,
Children’s Hospital of Pittsburgh of UPMC

Stephen Knox, MD
Family Medicine

Nick Lashutka
President & CEO
Ohio Children’s Hospital Association

Sharon M. McLeod, MS CCLS CTRS
Former Senior Clinical Director, Division of Child Life & Integrative Care
Cincinnati Children’s Hospital

John Letterio, MD
Division Chief, Pediatric Hematology and Oncology
UH Case Medical Center
Division Chief, Pediatric Hematology and Oncology
UH Rainbow Babies & Children’s Hospital
Professor, Pediatrics, CWRU School of Medicine

Arthur S. Pickoff, MD
Chair, Department of Pediatrics
Wright State University, Boonshoft School of Medicine
Pediatric Cardiologist
Dayton Children’s

Rachana Patel, PharmD, BCPS
Pharmacy Clinical Manager
St. John Medical Center

Zachary A. Place, MD
MCH Emergency Department
Medical Director
Morrow County Hospital

Joseph Ross, MD
Medical Director of Pediatric Cardiology
Dayton Children’s

Sharon Ross, RN
Cardiology, Hematology-Oncology and Medical Imaging
Dayton Children’s

Justin Schreiber, DO MPH FAAP
Assistant Professor of Psychiatry and Pediatrics
University of Pittsburgh School of Medicine

Mimi Dane is responsible for the overall direction and leadership of camp. She first began serving families and children affected by illness when she became a board member for Flying Horse Farms. Mimi was chosen to succeed Cindy Lazarus as the new CEO at the start of 2012, stepping away from a highly-successful career as an attorney/litigation partner. During her tenure at Squire, Sanders & Dempsey, Dane was listed as an Ohio Super Lawyer and was repeatedly ranked among the Best Lawyers in America.