Keri McClure


Graduate of Crestview High School and Ohio Northern University College of Law. Associate Attorney with Keister & Baker Law Office in Van Wert. An avid water skier, Keri has skied competitively in local, regional, national, and international events.

Jessica Springer


Graduate of Lincolnview High School and The Ohio State University (Bachelor’s of Science in Accounting.) Employed by Central Mutual Insurance Company. Jessica is also involved with United Way and she is passionate about the YWCA mission.

Julie Burenga


Director of Financial Planning at Jehl & Kreilach Financial Management. President of VWHS Band Parents Assoc. & VW Marlins Boosters. Married to Tom, daughters Jamie and Amanda. Enjoys attending her kids' activities, flower gardening, and reading.

Lavonna "Lolly" Boley

Board Member

Registered nurse with Lima Memorial Professional Corporation (16 years) and Van Wert Health as a allied heath professional (23 years) with certification in Critical Care. Volunteer at Van Wert County Humane Society (2 years). Member of the AACN.

Amy Deitemeyer

Board Member

Amy is a native of Montpelier, Oh and moved to Van Wert in 2014. She is a Mary Kay Independent Sales Director who leads one of the top sales units for the organization in Ohio. Married to Neal and has 3 children (Madisyn, Rees & Zacary).

Elizabeth "Libby" Gardner

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Born and raised in Van Wert, moved back in 2016 after 9 1/2 years in the Army. Very involved at her church, Trinity United Methodist, in many volunteer positions. Member of the American Legion Post 178 and the legion's firing squad and Color Guard.

Natalie Gibson

Board Member

Customer Service Manager with Central Insurance. Attended UNOH and attained Associates Degree in Business Administration. Married to Kade and has 3 children (Kaylee, Colton, and Emma.) Natalie enjoys reading and attending her kids' activities.

Cindy Hurless

Board Member

Vice-President of Customer Services for Central Insurance Companies in Van Wert. A member of the Van Wert City School Board and Van Wert Rotary. Recognized as one of the 100 Leading Women in the North American Automotive Industry.

Marla Kemler

Board Member

Graduate of Wayne Trace High School and Bowling Green State University. Married to Dave with 2 sons (Ethan & Zavier). Educator at Lincolnview Elementary. Along with her service to the YWCA, she serves on 4H Council and Friends of 4H Endowment Board.

Dawn Kennedy

Board Member

US Navy veteran as well as an attorney, financial coach, and serial entrepreneur passionate about helping small businesses thrive. Extensive background in program management & strategic planning. Wife, mother of 5, grandma to 3, a furbaby "Doormat".

Amanda Miller

Board Member

Marketing & Resource Development Manager at The Van Wert County Foundation. Loves coffee, organic produce farming, and essential oils. She believes in empowering others through leadership, kindness, and service.

Tonya Mitchell

Board Member

Native of Fort Wayne. Moved to Van Wert in 2000. School Family Teacher at the Marsh Foundation (2003). An active volunteer in the community. Member of Women of Purpose and the American Legion. Stage crew volunteer at Niswonger Performing Arts Center.

Rachel White

Board Member

Graduate of the University of Michigan (BA, Public Policy), The Ohio State University (MA, Educational Leadership & Policy), and Michigan State University (PhD, Education Policy). Van Wert City Schools Board member.