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

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

Andrew Alexander*
Red Roof Inn

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

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

Samir Dahman*
Partner in Charge
Kohman Jackson Krantz LLP

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

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

Kevin Hake*
SVP, Finance and Business Development
M/I Homes, Inc.

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

Scott Hauptman*
VP, Claims
Grange Insurance

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

Patricia Raimer, MD*
Pediatric Intensivist
Akron Children’s Hospital

Renee C. Romano, PhD*
Professor of History, 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 and Store Operations
Big Lots

Ola Snow*
Chief Human Resources Officer
Cardinal Health

Joseph Vandermark* 
Principal, Advisory Services
Ernst & Young


David Belford
Founder, Flying Horse Farms
Stage Capital

Chuck Fowler
Retired Director
Fairmount Santrol


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

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

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

Nick Lashutka
President & CEO
Ohio Children’s Hospital Association

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.