Our Board and Staff


Ted Barrett – Chairman of the Board

After 31 years, Ted retired as Director of Neuropsychology at the Cincinnati VA Medical Center. He continues seeing patients part-time at UC Health Neurology. In addition to serving as Chairman of the Board, Ted co-leads “Financial Peace University” and has been a helpful addition to other groups that support emotional wellness. He regularly speaks at our “Job Search” group, and he and his wife have served as a mentor couple for “Preparing for Marriage.”  Ted is an incredibly knowledgeable and dedicated member of the Journey to Hope family.

Gary Evans – Vice Chair

With 45 years of service within municipal and industrial fire departments, Gary is no stranger to community involvement. He and his wife, Shari, serve as a mentor couple for our “Preparing for Marriage” group. Gary is also a Journey to Hope alumni, as he attended “Now What? Finding Career Clarity & Life Direction from the Inside Out.” He is a U.S. Navy veteran, a licensed massage therapist, and a Healing Touch provider at Bethesda North Hospital — all experiences which have enhanced his understanding of the varied programming we provide.

Gary Lord – Secretary

As the longtime owner and operator of an award-winning decorative painting business, Gary understands what it takes to grow a successful company. He’s appeared on hundreds of national and international television programs as a decorative painting authority figure, and has written five books on everything from faux finishing to mural painting. He is a member of Journey to Hope’s Discovery team and serves as the leader for our “Growing of Existing Brands” taskforce — a job he is highly suited for, given his background and experience.

Lynn Saul – Treasurer

With professional experience that ranges from teaching at an elementary school to serving as executive director at a retirement community, Lynn is equipped to serve a variety of populations. She is a facilitator for our “Divorce Support Group.” She has also served as both Chairman and Vice Chair of the Llanfair Advisory Board, in addition to Chair of Volunteers at the Ronald McDonald House.

Joe Adamcik – Board Member

Joe joined the Board in June 2017 but has been on the receiving side of Journey to Hope’s programming for quite some time. He has participated in LinkedIn SEO, Strengths Based Career Management, and the Job Search series — all of which helped him transition when his prior company moved their corporate office to Michigan. It was Joe’s love for the Greater Cincinnati community, however, that kept him here, and we couldn’t be happier to have him as part of our team. Joe has extensive senior management experience with comprehensive knowledge of manufacturing, operations, strategic planning, operational excellence, continuous improvement, and change management. Joe is Lean Six Sigma Black Belt certified, as well as Project Management Professional (PMP) certified, and he engages in extensive volunteer work as a member of the Knights of Columbus.

Dana Glasgo – Board Member

As the Cincinnati Career Coach, Dana is an invaluable resource at Journey to Hope. She’s a presenter for “Job Search,” and with an office in the Journey to Hope house, she’s on-hand to both listen to and bounce ideas off of our regular staff. Dana also serves on the Board of Directors for Cincinnati Works and assists in development for Buckhorn Children and Family Center in eastern Kentucky.

Robert Hock – Board Member

Robert brings a wealth of knowledge and expertise to Journey to Hope. He served as Director of the Drake Center’s Department of Psychology for years, prior to his work as a clinical psychologist in private practice. Robert assists in leading “Financial Peace University” and is an active contributor to the community, serving on a variety of Boards and Committees.

Mariellen Voit – Board Member

Mariellen is not only an active Board member, but she’s also uniquely knowledgeable of Journey to Hope’s programming, as she’s participated in a multitude of groups herself, including “Job Search,” “Success Team,” and “Branding & Strengths.” She is a facilitator for “LinkedIn SEO” and has served on our Development Team since 2014. Mariellen plays an integral role when it comes to fundraising and sharing our impact with others. She’s also an active Girl Scout Troup Leader, a YMCA Volunteer/Gymnastics Team Meet Director, and an Early Childhood Religious Education Teacher at Corpus Christi.

Stacie Wingfield – Board Member

As a strategic marketing executive, Stacie possesses an astute understanding of brand building and creative problem solving. After participating in a LinkedIn seminar at Journey to Hope, she was so appreciative and impressed that she made it her mission to get more involved. Her expertise and added input is valued as her Journey to Hope involvement has now become full circle. In addition to serving as a Board member, she volunteers with Scarlet Hope of Greater Cincinnati and serves as Logistics Team Lead at Grace Fellowship Church.


Diane Kinsella – Executive Director

Diane serves as Journey to Hope’s Executive Director and as a leader for many of our groups. She’s a Gallup-certified Strengths Performance Coach and an International Coaching Federation (ICF) Associate Certified Coach (ACC) and has helped people see and leverage their unique strengths for greater fulfillment in life — personally, professionally, and socially. Diane oversees and helps deliver a program of more than 20 support groups, coaching groups, seminars, and workshops for life’s transitions. She recruits, trains, and supports the corps of 75 volunteers who facilitate these groups. Her other responsibilities include program development, publicity, providing referrals, and offering seminars to the public. Diane earned a B.B.A. in Management from the University of Cincinnati and completed her Master of Arts at Mount St. Joseph as a “Distinguished Graduate Student” in May 2009. Her focus is in Religious Studies with an emphasis on Spiritual and Pastoral Care.

Mary Martin – Operations Coordinator

With a wealth of experience working with business leaders, local philanthropy groups, and media, Mary’s participation in various Journey to Hope programs inspired her to use her talents to help further the growth of JTH’s mission. Always drawn to helping people, she began her career in Donor Services for Cleveland’s Playhouse Square Foundation immediately after earning her bachelor’s degree in English from John Carroll University. Her achievements and love of corporate services led her to key roles in sales and marketing for Ritz-Carlton and Renaissance hotels, as well as corporate communications for KeyBank and Fidelity Investments. Mary lives in Cincinnati with her husband and children and devotes her time to faith development, community service efforts, and project work with Wyoming City Schools.

Brittany York – Marketing & Development Coordinator

Brittany joined Journey to Hope as a Charitable Words Senior Scholar and summer intern in 2016 and became a part-time member of our staff the following autumn. She’s a graduate of the University of Cincinnati where she earned her M.A. in Professional Writing & Editing as well as her certificate in journalism. Brittany is an adjunct English Composition Instructor, Charitable Words’ Project Manager, and the Editor of Soapbox Media’s “For Good” section. With a teaching background and an interest in helping others, she designed “The Art of Discovery & Self Care.” Brittany also creates our print and electronic newsletters, helps us tell client stories, assists with fundraising, and manages our social media.