Our Board and Staff


Joe Adamcik – Board Chair

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

John Williams – Board Member

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.


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.