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

Ms. Frankenstein has 25+ years’ experience in non-profit leadership roles. At ECS she plans, directs, organizes and oversees the financial and business operations.

Carol J. Frankenstein, 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


Deborah A. Vargo, Board Chair, Community Volunteer

James K. Spurlino, First Vice Chair, President, Spurlino Materials

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

Robert C. Reifsnyder, Vice Chair, President, United Way of Greater Cincinnati

Gwen L. Robinson, Vice Chair, President and CEO, Cincinnati-Hamilton County Community Action Agency

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

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

Judith B. Van Ginkel, Ph.D., President, Every Child Succeeds

Board Members

Michael Beck, MidwestLatino LLC

Thomas Boat, MD, Professor, Division of Pulmonary Medicine, Cincinnati Children’s Hospital Medical Center

Karla Boldery, Business Coach, HCDC, Inc.

Lee A. Carter, Community Volunteer

Mary Ellen Cody, Community Volunteer

Marci Cox, Associate Attorney, Dinsmore & Shohl LLP

Lori Crosby, PsyD, Professor, Division of Behavioral Medicine, Cincinnati Children’s Hospital Medical Center

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

Jill Frondorf, Vice President, Business Banking, Fifth Third Bancorp

Chris Goddard, CEO, Healthpoint Family Care

James M. Greenberg, MD, Cincinnati Children’s Hospital Medical Center

Bryan Hamilton, Associate Brand Director, Procter & Gamble

Christen Johnson, ECS Graduate

Rev. Alfonza Jones, Director of Ministries, Lincoln Heights Missionary Baptist Church

Brian Neal, CEO, Accelerate Great Schools

Katherine Overcash, Home Visitor, Santa Maria Community Services

John Pepper, Retired CEO, Procter & Gamble

Steven Sanders, Sr. VP, Chief Marketing Officer, Columbus Life Insurance Co.

Digi F. Schueler, Community Volunteer

Shannon Starkey, Chief Operating Officer, Children’s Inc.

Pastor Ennis Tait, Church of the Living God

Leonard Texter, CPA, MBA, SVP Finance, Global Controller and FP&A, General Cable Corporation


Jennifer Berndsen, Senior Specialist Program Management

Marjorie Crouse, Transition Coordinator

Sarah Lacy Dickerson, Customer Service Representative 

Toni Duganiero, Data Management Coordinator

Lori Essell, Financial Services Representative

Melanie Hazlewood, Referral Program Coordinator, Home Visiting

Beth Heeter, Home Visitor, Early Head Start

Laura Hershberger, Social Worker

Katherine Kowalak, Program Coordinator, Early Head Start

Hilary Leyland, Customer Service Representative

Dominique Love, Community Health Worker

Stephanie Marston, Project Manager, Start Strong

Julie Massie, Quality Improvement Consultant

Lindsay Meyer, Home Visitor, Early Head Start

Sara Miller, Home Visitor, Early Head Start

Shameka Perry, Social Worker

Megan Posinski, Social Worker

Michelle Rummel, Associate Business Development, Moving Beyond Depresssion

Brittany Twilling, Home Visitor, Early Head Start

Dawn Woolfork, Community Health Worker