Board of Directors

Board officers are listed in order of: President, President-Elect, Secretary, Treasurer, and Past President.

Board members are listed alphabetically by last name.






Morgan Wilson

Email: mwilson172@liberty.eduemail

Assistant Principal, Cincinnati College Preparatory Academy


Past President

Connie Prairie

Email: cprairie@optimallservices.orgemail

Consultant and Director, Prairie Educational Solutions LLC; Educational and Community Liaison, OptimALL Services



Lisa Garofalo

Email: lisagarofalo1@gmail.comemail

Consultant, Early Connections Consulting



Steven Argentiero

Email: argentieros@gmail.comemail

Client Relationship Consultant, U.S. Bank


Board Member

Kathy Benkert

Email: kbenkert@learning-grove.orgemail

Director, Learning Grove YWCA Cincinnati Location


Board Member

Jaumall Davis

Email: davijau@cpsboe.k12.oh.usemail

Kindergarten Teacher, Cincinnati Public Schools


Board Member

Isabella "Bella" Frueh

Email: bellafrueh@gmail.comemail

Learning Grove


Board Member

Kim Ginn

Email: kginn@4cforchildren.orgemail

Vice President of Program Operations, 4C for Children


Board Member

Lois Keil

Email: lakeil67@aol.comemail

Retired Educator


Board Member

Rachel Konerman

Email: wiserl@ucmail.uc.eduemail

Studio Teacher, Arlitt Child Development Center; Instructor, University of Cincinnati


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Angela Faye Lyshe-Thierry

Email: lyshethierry@aol.comemail

Owner, Kids are Special People Family Child Care


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William Mosier

Email: drwilliammosier@gmail.comemail

Visiting Professor of Child Development, Istanbul Gelişim University


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Judith Santmire

Email: jsantmire@occrra.orgemail

Chief Operating Officer, Ohio Child Care Resource and Referral Association


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Denise Steward

Email: dsteward@learning-grove.orgemail

Senior Director of Equity & Donor Relations, Learning Grove


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Marie Willins

Email: mwillins@cincy-caa.orgemail

Coordinator, Cincinnati-Hamilton County Community Action Agency


Board Member

Kaleena Wiseman

Email: kwiseman@morepreciousthanrubiesece.orgemail

Early Childhood Center Director, YWCA of Columbus