Chuck Hirschy – President
Chuck joined the board in 2005. He served as vice president and secretary, before becoming board president in 2018.
Chuck retired from Brown Mackie College as a professor of Psychology. He and his wife, Margaret, reside in Findlay with their son, Clinton.
Dr. Rahman “Buzz” Dyer – Vice President
Dr. Rahman “Buzz” Dyer has been a member of the board since 2010. He is a past president of the board and currently serves as its vice president.
Buzz has been an Ohio educator for nearly 60 years, having started his career in 1962 as a teacher in Loudonville. Before retiring from McComb Local Schools in 1995, he served as a teacher, athletic director, principal and superintendent. He is currently a professor of education at the University of Findlay.
A Findlay native, Buzz earned a social comprehensive bachelor’s degree and an educational administration and supervision master’s degree from the University of Findlay. He also has a doctorate degree in educational administration and supervision from Bowling Green State University.
Buzz and his wife, Shirley, live in McComb.
Lisa Baer – Secretary
Lisa Baer has been a member of the board since 2017. She currently serves as secretary of the board.
Lisa is employed as an intervention specialist at Ms. Donna’s Adaptive Learning Center. Prior to her current post, she taught special education in Findlay City Schools for 16 years.
Lisa has a bachelor’s degree in special education and a master’s degree in rehabilitation counseling from Bowling Green State Unversity.
She lives in Findlay with her husband, Jim, and two children.
Tasha Cramer joined the board in 2018.
Tasha is a native of Hancock County and currently serves as a human resources manager at Lowe’s Distribution Center, where she has worked for 13 years. During her tenure there, she has worked with the Lowe’s initiative to hire persons with disabilities at the center.
Tasha and her husband, Curt, live in Findlay.
Dr. Kathleen Crates
Kathleen joined the board in 2013.
She is a 35-year veteran of Findlay City Schools as a teacher, principal, and director of student services. She is now a professor in the College of Education at the University of Findlay. Kathleen and her husband, Fred, have two grown children and five grandchildren.
Steve Thoming has been a member of the board since 2018.
Steve has a banking background and currently serves as a branch manager for USX Federal Credit Union. Prior to his current position, Steve worked at Citizens Bank, Bank of America, and First Commonwealth Bank.
He has an associate degree from BYU Idaho.
Steve and his wife, Darcy, live in Findlay. They have three adult children
Mary Walsh has been a member of the board since 2005 and is a past secretary.
She has been employed the First Presbyterian Church Nursery School since 2010. She also has worked at the Family Resource Center.
Mary lives in Findlay with her husband, John. They have three children.