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Our Executive Team

Dr. Van Ginkel has a distinguished career as a champion for women’s and children’s health and for supporting program initiatives with sound research. Dr. Van Ginkel is an innovative strategist and business leader, bringing private sector rigor to non-profit enterprise.

Judith B. Van Ginkel, PhD

Ms. Clark  oversees a regional collaborative with nine provider agencies, 125 staff and service to 2,500 families annually. She ensures efficient and effective implementation of three evidence-based home visitation models, seamless coordination within two state systems, and successful integration with evaluation and research components. Margaret has an MPA and 25+ years of leadership experience in health and human services focused on children. 

Margaret J. Clark, MPA
Program Director


Kristin Perviz, CPA MBA
Business Director

Dr. Ammerman is a clinical psychologist with a 30-year career as a prevention scientist with a focus on issues related to early childhood. He has received grants from the National Institutes of Health, Maternal and Child Health Bureau, and National Institute on Disabilities and Rehabilitation Research to study child abuse and neglect, home visiting, and maternal mental health.

Robert T. Ammerman,
PhD Scientific Director

Dr. Folger is an epidemiologist and Assistant Professor of Pediatrics with the Division of Biostatistics and Epidemiology at Cincinnati Children’s Hospital Medical Center, University of Cincinnati College of Medicine. Dr. Folger works with the Every Child Succeeds home visiting program to oversee program evaluation efforts and conduct epidemiologic research related to maternal and child health outcomes.

Alonzo (Ted) Folger, Dir of
Evaluation & Epidemiology


James K. Spurlino, Chair, President, Spurlino Materials

Jill Frondorf, First Vice Chair, VP, Director of Mortgage Delivery, Fifth Third Bank

Michael A. Fisher, Vice Chair, President & CEO, Cincinnati Children’s Hospital Medical Center

Ross Meyer, Vice Chair, President & CEO, United Way of Greater Cincinnati

Mark Lawson, Vice Chair, President & CEO, Cincinnati-Hamilton County Community Action Agency

Ruby L. Crawford-Hemphill, Secretary, Assistant Chief Nursing Officer, University of Cincinnati Hospital

Chad Boyd, Treasurer, Director of Finance, Physician Services, TriHealth

Judith B. Van Ginkel, President, Every Child Succeeds

Board Members

Michael Beck, Founder & President, Midwest Latino, LLC

Thomas Boat, M.D., Division of Pulmonary Medicine, Cincinnati Children’s Hospital Medical Center

Mary Ellen Cody, Community Volunteer

Marci Morgan Cox, Associate Attorney, Dinsmore & Shohl LLP

Lori Crosby, PSy.D., Behavioral Medicine & Clinical Psychology, Cincinnati Children’s Hospital Medical Center

Verline Dotson, Director, Head Start, Cincinnati-Hamilton County Community Action Agency

James Greenberg, M.D., Professor, Director, Division of Neonatology, Co-Director, Perinatal Institute, Cincinnati Children’s Hospital Medical Center

Tracy Greene, Parent Education Manager, The Children’s Home of Cincinnati

Bryan Hamilton, AVP-Marketing & Communication, Cincinnati Children’s Hospital Medical Center

Paul E. Hitter, Jr., CFO & Senior Vice President, Messer Construction

Kaneesha Johnson, Every Child Succeeds Graduate

Robert S. Kahn, M.D. - MPH, Health Champion, Associate Chair of Community Health, UC Department of Pediatrics, Executive Lead, Population and Community Health, Cincinnati Children’s Hospital Medical Center

Erika King-Betts, Ph.D., Division Manager/Administrator, Greater Cincinnati Water Works

Keith H. Lum, Vice President, Investments, UBS Financial Services, Inc.

Leshia Lyman, Vice President, Success by 6 and Area Communities, United Way of Greater Cincinnati

Florence Malone, Outreach & Enrollment Manager, Cincinnati Preschool Promise

Brian Neal, CEO, Accelerate Great Schools

Gwen L. Robinson, Community Volunteer

Digi F. Schueler, Community Volunteer

Karen Schuster Webb, Ph.D., President, Union Institute & University

Pastor Ennis Tait, Diversity Committee Chair

Deborah A. Vargo, Community Volunteer

Elaine Whittle, Program Supervisor, St. Elizabeth Medical Center, Every Child Succeeds, HANDS

Director’s Emeriti

  • Lee A. Carter, Community Volunteer
  • John E. Pepper, Community Volunteer


Jenny Berndsen, Senior Specialist, Program Management

Lacy Dickerson, Program Coordinator

Toni Duganiero, Data Coordinator

Lori Essell, Financial Service Representative II

Beth Heeter, Home Visitor/Clinical Research Coordinator II

Dominique Love, Community Health Worker

Stephanie Marston, Senior Specialist, Project Manager

Karissa Morton, Customer Service Representative II

Kristin Perviz, Business Director

Dawn Woolfork, Community Health Worker