Our Board and Staff


Dale Elliott – Board Member

Dale recently retired from General Electric as an engineer, which freed him up to become involved at Journey to Hope again! Dale has previously led Divorce Support Groups. He also served on the team when we were "The Family Life Center."

Ted Barrett – Vice-Chair

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.

John Williams – Secretary

After retiring from a career as a university faculty member and senior administrator, he continues his Miami University connection as a part-time academic advisor.  As a long-time “missions” person at Northminster Presbyterian Church, he has been a supporter of Journey to Hope since its inception and considers it to be Northminster’s primary local-mission outreach.  Having witnessed the lasting impact Journey to Hope’s programs have had on members of the Greater Cincinnati community, he is pleased to be serving, whether entering data, helping with mailings, providing strategic input, or contributing monetarily.

Mariellen Voit – Treasurer

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.

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 the Chair of the Development Committee. 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.

Margaret Namie – Board Member

In her first career as a nurse, Margaret was a nationally recognized leader in health care with a focus on health care redesign and quality improvement. She worked at Mercy Health in Cincinnati for twenty-one years and retired in 2013 as Divisional Vice President of Quality for Mercy. Ms. Namie has won many awards in the Health Care Industry as well as being named in the 2011 class of the Cincinnati Enquirer's Women of the Year and one of the Cincinnati Business Courier's Health Care Heroes. Margaret brings her lifelong love of writing, along with her nursing background, and a new group to Journey to Hope: Weighty Matters: Learning to Live a Healthy Happy Life. Margie also serves as our principal grant writer.

Jan Rue – Board Member

Jan joined our Board in May, 2020. She has been a past participant and facilitator in Journey to Hope’s programming. She recently retired from The Christ Hospital Health Network [TCHHN] as an Implementation Coordinator, rolling out new workflows and processes to physician offices in the network. Jan has an extensive training, facilitation, human resource and managerial background with General Electric [GE], Convergys, Cummins Engine Company and TCHHN. She became certified as a Quality Green Belt, a trainer for GE’s Change Acceleration Program, as well as a member of GE Capital’s Advanced Leadership and Facilitation Network. In addition to her corporate experience, Jan’s entrepreneurial / small business experience included launching a women’s fitness franchise which she owned and operated for five years.


Diane Kinsella – CEO

Diane serves as Journey to Hope’s CEO 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.

Jamie Palmer – Marketing and Publicity Coordinator

A native Cincinnatian, Jamie is a graduate and an avid football fan of the University of Cincinnati. Jamie began her career in the hospitality industry working in Food and Beverage Service and Sales and Marketing. Her professional involvement with non-profits began as Vice President of Operations and Member Services for the United Way of SC. Volunteerism has always been in her heart and when an opportunity arose to become a part of Journey to Hope, she took it. Jamie has served as a Grief Coach, Media Marketing Assistant, organized and facilitated Lunch and Learns and is serving on the JTH Development Committee.