Our Board | Flying Horse Farms

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 and CEO, Nichole E. Dunn

OUR BOARD – 2020 (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.

Kara Lewis, Chair*
AB Bernstein

Samir Dahman, Vice Chair*
Partner in Charge, Columbus
Kohrman Jackson Krantz LLP

Kathleen Starkoff, Past Chair*
President & CEO
Orange Star Consulting

Veronica Hawkins, Treasurer*
Vice President, Individual and Retiree Health Solutions
Medical Mutual of Ohio

Francie Henry, Secretary*
Market President
Fifth Third Bank

Jenni Belford*
Flying Horse Farms

Habiba Bankston*
Senior Community Relations Specialist
L Brands

Michael Bonadies*
Community Advocate

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

Bill D’Onofrio*
Vice President, Finance
Greif Inc.

John Gabrielli*
Principal Consultant, Aspirant

Kevin Hake*
Senior Vice President, Finance and Business Development
M/I Homes, Inc.

Greg B. Hall*
President, AEP Energy Partners
American Electric Power

Scott Hauptman*
Vice President, Chief Claims Officer
Grange Insurance

Jaime O. Meek*
Director, Technical Solutions
American Electric Power

Patricia Raimer, MD*
Pediatric Intensive Care Physician
Akron Children’s Hospital

Renee C. Romano, PhD*
Professor of History and Professor of Comparative American Studies and Africana Studies
Oberlin College

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

Mike Schlonsky*
Executive Vice President of Human Resources
Big Lots

Ola Snow*
Chief Human Resources Officer
Cardinal Health, Inc.

Joseph Vandermark* 
Principal, Advisory Services
Ernst & Young


David Belford
Founder, Flying Horse Farms
Owner, Stage Capital

Chuck Fowler


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

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

Scott Coven, DO, MPH
Assistant Professor of Pediatrics, Indiana University School of Medicine
Riley Hospital for Children

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

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

Heather Minto, MD
Pediatric Allergist/Immunologist
Akron Children’s Hospital

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

Patricia Raimer, MD
Pediatric Intensivist
Akron Children’s Hospital

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

Shannon Sonnhalter, CCLS
Senior Manager, Child Life
Cleveland Clinic

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.