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Jason Leyda, President, has been in the banking industry in the Cincinnati area since 1990 in a variety of roles. He is currently the Vice-President & Director of Commercial Deposits at LCNB, in Lebanon, Ohio.

He believes that to be fulfilled one must be involved within your community. Not only is he involved with Cincinnati Center for Autism, but he is also a board member of the Southwest Ohio Chapter of the Association of Financial Professionals and is involved with his home church of St. Maximilian Kolbe Parish. 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 Talent Acquisition executive with over 25 years of experience developing the strategies and driving the execution for high-volume, college relations, and professional recruiting programs across a wide variety of industries. Anne is currently the National Director of Talent Acquisition for Swinerton Construction that provides commercial construction and construction management services throughout the United States. Previously, Anne was the Group VP of Talent Acquisition at Macy’s, Inc. and the CEO & Founder of AV Hire Power, a consulting firm focused on improving hiring practices.

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.


Stephanie Maher, Treasurer, is Vice President/Commercial Lender 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 and
Commercial Lending 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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Shelly Ruberg, Secretary, is an Integration Business Partner/Program Manager at Kroger, one of the nations largest grocery retailers. 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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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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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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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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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. 


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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Arnold Finkbine is a native of Hamilton, Ohio. He is currently a Partner with the law firm of Williams
& Schoenberger Co., LLC, headquartered in Columbus, Ohio, where he practices primarily in the
areas of insurance defense litigation, domestic relations, and personal injury.  Arnold is experienced
in representing individuals and corporations in all matters relating to insurance claims, insurance
coverage, employer/employee liability, transportation liability, construction liability, and all other
matters involving insurance policies and claims.

Arnold earned his Bachelor of Science from the University of Cincinnati and Juris Doctor from the
University of Toledo College of Law. He currently resides in Hilliard, Ohio with his spouse and two

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Jin Peng is a distinguished Medical Researcher with a decade of experience in enhancing care quality and health outcomes for vulnerable children and those with special needs. Currently serving as a Data Scientist at Nationwide Children’s Hospital, Jin specializes in integrating Artificial Intelligence models into clinical processes to prevent adverse health incidents, thereby enhancing patient outcomes and reducing healthcare expenses.

She is academically accomplished, holding an MD in Clinical Medicine, an MS in Biostatistics, and a PhD in Epidemiology. Jin has contributed to several significant clinical studies focused on children with autism and has a proven history of securing both state and federal medical research grants due to her dedication and expertise.

Jin lives in Mason with her husband and their two young sons, balancing her professional achievements with a fulfilling family life.

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