Board Members

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Jason Leyda, President, has been in the banking environment since 1990. His career spans four financial institutions from a big regional bank to community banks to a credit union. He has taken what he learned at both the large bank and from the community banks and applied them to General Electric Credit Union.

His current responsibility is creating Treasury Management products and services for the second largest credit union in Ohio and the fourth largest financial institution headquartered in Cincinnati. He also has learned that to be successful one must be involved within your community. He and his wife Brenda have lived in Liberty Township since 1993 where they raised three kids.

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Anne Voller, Vice-President, is a successful, experienced Talent Acquisition (TA) executive who, leveraging her more than 20 years in retailing, launched a consulting firm in 2018 focused on her passion of developing TA strategies. As the President and Founder of AV Hire Power, Anne applies a customized approach to each companies’ unique situation, working with them to optimize their processes and improve their hiring results.  Previously, Anne was the Group VP of Talent Acquisition for Macy’s, Inc. where she managed the execution of full -cycle recruiting resulting in over 100,000 hires annually. 

Anne earned a Bachelor of Arts, with a concentration in Marketing, from California State University at Fullerton. She is past board member of National Retail Federation Foundation, University of Arizona, Terry J. Lundgren Center for Retailing and the National Association of Colleges and Employers. Anne resides in the Cincinnati area and has one adult son.

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Beth Barr-Jobson, Secretary, is the Head of Concierge Services at Simplero, a software company founded in Denmark and based in New York.  She manages a team of 10 who provide white glove marketing support and project implementation services to online business owners. 

Beth has a Masters Degree in Social Work from the University of Michigan, and a Bachelors from Earlham College in Richmond Indiana.  She spent about 15 years providing services to survivors of sexual assault and domestic violence and, with her wife Heather, is the parent of a young adult on the Autism spectrum.   CCA saved our lives (not really an exaggeration) when Nate was a teenager with some very challenging behaviors.  

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Chris Galish is a parent representative to the board and a long-time CCA parent and board member.  She is too modest to write this bio herself, so I get to say whatever I want!  She's amazing - she serves on every committee, volunteers the labor of herself and her family members for every work day or project and donates to every campaign.  If you need something done or need to figure out the best way forward - talk to her.   Her son Alex has been a CCA student since 2003. 

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Michael S. Glassman is a Partner in Dinsmore & Shohl’s Labor and Employment department. He previously served on Dinsmore’s Board of Directors and chaired the Firm’s Employment Law Practice Group. He has practiced management side labor and employment law with Dinsmore for over 40 years. Mike represents a wide range of employer clients regionally and nationally. He advises and litigates on behalf of his clients in a full array of matters which involve the employer/employee relationship. His practice also involves partnering with management, corporate counsel, and human resource personnel to develop strategies and cost-effective approaches to employment issues. He is a frequent speaker and trainer on labor and employment law topics and previously taught labor and employment law as an adjunct professor at Xavier University. He has been recognized by his peers as an Ohio Super Lawyer and also as a Cincy Leading Lawyer by Cincy magazine, is listed in Best Lawyers in America, and is recognized as a Leading Business Lawyer by Chambers USA Guide to America’s Leading Business Attorneys. Mike is a member of the Ohio Management Lawyers Association (OMLA), and also serves as the Ohio representative of the Employment Law Alliance (ELA), a comprehensive global network of employment and labor attorneys.

In addition to serving on the Board of the Cincinnati Center for Autism, he has served on the boards of the Cincinnati Contemporary Arts Center, the Cincinnati Chapter of the Arthritis Foundation, and is a past-President of Adath Israel Congregation, the Cincinnati Chapter of the Industrial Relations Research Association, and past Chair of the Board of Trustees of Jewish Vocational Services of Cincinnati. Mike is married to Charlene, and they have three children and six grandchildren.

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Beverly Smith currently serves as a statewide family and children consultant for individuals with disabilities in early intervention, preschool and school age throughout Ohio. She is a full-time instructor for Morehead State University in Morehead, Kentucky in the department of early childhood and special education.

Ms. Smith has a long history of serving individuals with disabilities in Southwest Ohio where she previously served as Director of Children’s Services for the Hamilton County Board of DD. In her role as Director, Ms. Smith was an active participant at the state level serving as President of the Ohio Association of Services for Children for 4 years. Ms. Smith received the Leadership award and most recently the Kay Brown Legacy award for her work in Southwest Ohio to create services and supports for individuals with autism as recognized by Cincinnati Children’s Hospital, the Cincinnati Autism Society and the Regional Autism Advisory Council which she created twenty years ago.

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Mike Ryan was born and raised in Cincinnati, Ohio.  After attending The University of Cincinnati, I attended, and graduated from The Cincinnati College of Mortuary Science, where I now serve on the board. I moved and settled down in Mason, Ohio in 1985 with my loving wife Melinda. I enjoy life, and take pleasure in reading, cycling, hiking, antiques, wine making, and my Rhodesian Ridge-back dog, Doc.

In addition to being a Certified Funeral Celebrant, serving on the Mason Public Library Board, the Cincinnati College of Mortuary Science School Board, it has been a great privilege and honor to be able to join the board for the Cincinnati Center of Autism. I take great pride in being able to serve the Mason and Cincinnati Community, and hope to do so for many more years.

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Stephanie Maher is Vice President/Business Banking Team Leader with WesBanco Bank. She has been in the banking industry since 1998 starting in Retail Management with a locally based bank. She has worked at one of the largest banks in the country and has been in Business Banking helping business owners and property investors with all of their lending needs since 2011.

Stephanie and her husband Carey live in Deerfield Township and they have raised four wonderful kids between the two.

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Michael Meade is currently responsible for leading Setco's Sales Company's global finance, IT, and accounting organizations, that include operations within the United States, Mexico, Taiwan, China and India.  

Previously Mike worked for Ashland Inc., for nearly 15 years where held he various executive roles such as Director of Financial Reporting and Assistant Controller.  He brings with him over 25+ years of experience in both public and corporate accounting as well as executive financial management and strong technical accounting expertise.  He earned his BSBA from The Ohio State University and holds his Certified Public Accountant Certificate in the state of Ohio. 

Mike also graduated from Elder High School and resides in the Cleves area with his wife and children.  He is active in various autism organizations and his local church parish.  His hobbies include a daily vigorous exercise routine, various sporting activities and overseeing the schedule of three active teenagers. 

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Caroline Bove joined First Financial Bank in 2015 and have since found her niche in working with Public Fund Entities. During her time as a Public Funds Officer, Caroline has earned the trust and respect from her clients and have been able to save many public fund entities time, money, and peace of mind. Caroline is a Vice President and Certified Treasury Professional with a passion for assisting clients find the best solution for their needs.

Caroline received a Bachelor’s Degree in Psychology from Florida State University and went on to play professional golf prior to her career in banking. Caroline resides in the Lebanon area with her husband and two children. Growing up with an autistic brother, Caroline is excited to be able to give back to the autism community.

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Shelly Ruberg is a Program Manager at ADM, a leading multinational food processing and commodities trading corporation. She is in charge of managing budget, resourcing, and scope/schedule for several large scale projects. 

Shelly has a Masters Degree in Global Business Management from the University of Phoenix and is PMP Certified. She is also a Certified Change Management professional and has her Six Sigma Green Belt. 

Shelly lives in Northern Kentucky with her husband Doug and their two dogs.

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