Family Mentor Foundation is a registered 501(c)(3) nonprofit charity established to connect community resources and children who need them most.
Schneider Downs & Co., Inc., Audit Senior
Jennifer Closser is a CPA with over 7 years of experience in public accounting. She works in the audit department at Schneider Downs & Co., Inc., a public accounting and business advisory firm. She works with a variety of clients and industries and has a significant non-profit experience. She is a member of the Ohio Society of Certified Public Accountants and the American Institute of Certified Public Accountants.
Jennifer graduated from the Ohio University with a Bachelor’s Degree in Accounting. She lives in Grove City with her husband and two young daughters.
Ameriprise Financial, Financial Advisor
Jim is a financial advisor with over 15 years of experience. He owns an individual franchise of Ameriprise Financial. Jim works with individuals, families and small businesses to help them achieve their financial objectives. Having children has developed a strong desire to help children and aid in their safety and ability to just “be a kid”.
Jim graduated from Wittenberg University with a Bachelor’s Degree in Business. He lives in Powell with his wife and two young children. In his free time, he enjoys golfing, fishing and cheering on the Buckeyes
CoverMyMeds, Strategic Data Partner
Michael has over 9 years of strategy, analytics, and technology project experience across the financial services and healthcare technology industries. In 2017, Michael led an MBA consulting engagement with a local social enterprise as that organization planned an expansion of current operations. Over the summer of 2018 Michael was a mentor in the SEA Change Columbus Social Enterprise Accelerator.
Michael received his BA in Sociology from Ohio State and his MBA from Otterbein. Michael lives in Lewis Center with his wife and two children.
Grace is an attorney and human resources executive with over 20 years of leadership experience in the real estate, consulting and healthcare sectors.
She currently serves as the Principal for Grace HR Partners where she consults with small and mid-size businesses to provide strategic planning, training, HR and leadership support. Prior to creating Grace HR Partners she served in leadership roles for Glimcher, CASTO, COPC and Findley Consulting spending her career focused on creating best in class teams of associates and building and retaining positive company cultures.
Grace holds a Business degree with a Marketing focus from the University of North Texas. She obtained her law degree at the Ohio State University Moritz College of Law. She is also a licensed attorney in the state of Ohio.
Grace grew up in a military family, and currently resides in New Albany, OH with her husband while their two sons attend college in Iowa and Delaware, OH.
Sapna is an entrepreneur, business executive and certified coach with over 20 years working in Financial Services, Consulting and Healthcare sectors. After serving in leadership roles with Deloitte, Nationwide Financial, and JP Morgan Chase, she founded Leverage HR and began publishing and speaking on developing diverse leadership.
Since launching Leverage HR, Sapna has consulted with some of the most notable Fortune 500, Fortune 1000 organizations, and NGOs to develop diverse leaders for the 21st century, working and living in both the US and Europe. She has coached 100's of senior leaders to unlock their potential.
Whether you are seeking to manage your career, find new sources of energy and focus, or want to improve performance and impact, Sapna’s focuses on inspiring clients to understand their talents and leverage them to maximize their personal leadership and achieve their goals.
Sapna holds a master’s in human resources from The Ohio State University, a bachelor’s in international business from The George Washington University, and a number of psychometric and professional certificates including her PHR and RCC. She currently serves on the National Board of WELD, Family Mentor Foundation and Leadership Westerville. She lives in Columbus, OH with her husband and three children who support her passion for diversity, leadership, and serving others.
With over ten years of retail and business banking experience with multiple banking institutions I have served as an Elite Financial Advisor, a Branch Manager and a Business Banking Lead in addition to my current role. As a highly recognized and awarded seasoned strategic and operational leader I had the opportunity to choose where I would work next. FCBank offers a high level of dedication and service to the communities within the Ohio region and is headquartered in Worthington a community I grew up a part of.
Already participating in a SIDS Ohio walk, serving as a volunteer mentor for financial aid to low income students and a part of the Future Leaders of America program I wanted to do more and needed a company that would allow me the time to do it in conjunction with work. So I moved into my current role as the Retail Market Manager for FCBank. In this role, I am responsible for all the sales, operations and financial results of seven banking offices across a five county footprint. In addition to that I help to coordinate and enhance all of our community efforts. I get to take hold of current sponsorships and events and help re-shape them or create new initiatives which support community efforts in all of our small towns. I can determine what organizations are truly making a difference in the world, such as the Family Mentor Foundation, and rally my team and efforts around them in some way. It is an amazing gift that my employer has given me and our communities-- the ability to change people’s worlds.
My diverse educational programs and multi-faceted professional experience would be a great addition to the Family Mentor Board. I could bring knowledge of marketing, financial programs, social platforms and services to collect payments, as well as a large volunteer base from your Friendly Community Bank. …More so my passion for the movement and excitement to be a part of what the organization does on a daily basis would make me an asset.
Jet Container Corp., Partner / Co-Owner
Bio coming soon
Kari holds a Master’s in Education. She has over 10 years of middle school teaching experience. Kari has always been an advocate for children. She has helped organize and lead various after school programs for students. Kari currently resides in Worthington with her husband and three children.