Our Board and Staff

BOARD

Dale Elliott – Board Chair

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."

Margaret Namie – Vice Chair

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 – Secretary

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.

Kevin Webb – Treasurer

Kevin Webb is a Certified Financial Planner™ at Kehoe Financial Advisors and also the owner of KM Webb Properties, LLC, which owns and operates investment real estate. At Journey to Hope, Kevin helps develop strategy and furthering the goals of the organization to help others. In addition to serving on the board at Journey to Hope, he is also a member of the homeowner’s association where he lives. He graduated with a finance and real estate degree from the University of Cincinnati (2007), receiving honors as a summa cum laude and graduating in the top 3% of his class. Prior to UC, he attended St. Xavier High School where he graduated in 2003.

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.

Darryl Davis – Board Member

Darryl is a native Cincinnatian who has admired the work being done at Journey to Hope for some time but from afar. It is his hope to find a way to serve the organization from the inside. As for his background, he is a retired public school music teacher and recently retired from work as a service worker in a suburban city.

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.

Virginia Winther – Board Member

Virginia thoroughly loves selling! She has been in the Wholesales Accessory Business as National Sales Manager (representing handbags, headwear, jewelry, etc.) for 30 years working with all the major department stores, building long-standing relationships and friendships while traveling throughout the United States ~ most often to New York, Las Vegas and Florida. As a life-long member of St. John's Westminster Church in Cincinnati's West-side, she has served as Outreach/Mission Coordinator, Vice-President and President, as well as a Lay Leader and Sunday School Educator. She has also been a Team Captain in the Champions Club for the Cincinnati Alzheimer's Walk. Her proudest achievement, though, is her four amazing sons! Virginia came to Journey to Hope to participate in a group, an experience that "wowed" her. She is happy to be a more integral part of the organization!

STAFF

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), a Certified Daring Way Facilitator with Brené Brown, and is certified in RIM [Regenerating Images in Memory].  Diane’s personal mission is to support people growing into their best selves — personally, professionally, and socially. Diane coordinates a program of more than 20 support groups, coaching groups, seminars, and workshops that grow emotional, financial and physical well-being. She is also a referral source, workshop provider and keynote speaker. 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.

Kim Ostendorf – Office Manager

Kim’s connection to Journey to Hope began as a participant in one of the original programs offered when it was known as The Family Life Center. She has participated in other Journey to Hope groups through the years and enjoyed keeping up-to-date with the organization’s evolution. Kim has a Bachelor’s Degree in Travel and Tourism Management from Michigan State University, and a Master’s of Science in Human Resources Administration from Central Michigan University. She also received a coaching certificate from the Institute for the Psychology of Eating. In addition to a variety of work experiences and skills, Kim brings to her role as Office Manager a deep enthusiasm for the mission of Journey to Hope. She loves to connect people and resources, and help others experience personal growth AHA moments.