MEET OUR BOARD

SAMUEL ADAMS LANDIS- PRESIDENT AND CO-FOUNDER

Samuel is a lifetime resident of Greater Cincinnati, who spent over 20 years living on the downtown streets of Cincinnati. For over 25 years Samuel self medicated on the streets due to untreated and misdiagnosed mental illness. He received his C.N.A. on May 11, 2017 at Gateway Community Technical College. Samuel is now taking courses at Northern Kentucky University in the Social Work program. He currently holds above a 3.5 G.P.A.. He served as Vice president of student government and served on the judicial board while at Gateway. He is a peer certified as well as Green Dot trained, Narcan trained, C.P.R., first aid and took courses in suicide prevention. Being a clean and sober for almost 3 years Samuel is on the student committee of NAADAC (National Association of Addiction Counselors) as well as serving on legislative board of OAADAC (The Ohio Association of Addiction Counselors) his passion is working with addicts, alcoholics and those who suffer from mental illnesses Samuel also enjoys working with the homeless teaching them that change is truly possible. 

SUSAN LEE LANDIS - SECRETARY AND CO-FOUNDER

Susan Landis one of the 2017 Cincinnati Enquirer/Greater Cincinnati Foundation "Women of the Year." Susan is a graduate of Gateway Community and Technical College. She graduated with her Associates Degree. On May 11th 2017 she earned her C.N.A. she is currently working towards her Bachelors in Social work at Northern Kentucky University with a full scholarship for the PCWCP (child welfare program.) Susan carries a current 3.7 G.P. A. Susan is a cerified peer support specialist as well. Susan serves with her husband Samuel on the student committee of N.A.A.D.A.C. and serves on the legislative board of O.A.A.D.A.C. Susan loves working directly with the less fortunate her belief is that we all need to leave the world a better place than when we got here. 

JOE ABBOTT- VICE PRESIDENT

Joe Abbott, Managing Director of JLAbbott LLC, is a seasoned business executive with over twenty years of experience. He is skilled in the acquisition and cultivation of long term C level Business to Business relationships. Joe assists his customers in driving major initiatives and account management oversight in the design, development and delivery of leading edge multi year multi million dollar focused solutions. As a senior business executive with IBM Global Services and Vice President of Sales and Marketing for Tele-Tech, Joe Abbott has provided them most robust, predictive intelligence on customer behavior. He continuously validates how customers build connections with business including which sales tactics are most motivating customers to buy fro clients. He also shows how connections impact financial outcomes. Joe holds a bachelors degree in Business Administration from Thomas More College and a MBA from the Kellogg School of Management. 

BRUCE JOHN BERGER -TREASURER

Bruce is a lifetime resident of Greater Cincinnati. He recently retired as a computer systems analyst. Bruce has always been a humanitarian. Bruce's  philosophy is to help who every you can wherever you are with with what you have

HEIDI MARIE REICHRATH- ADVISOR

Heidi worked as a social worker for over 10 years. she is a lifetime Cincinnati resident. since changing fields of work Heidi feels a strong desire to continue to assist the less fortunate.

MAUREEN F. STROER- ADVISOR

Reen is a retired Duke Energy employee. She worked for 35 yeas as a customer service representative in credit collections. Reen is also a board member and volunteer for the Fort Wright Civic Club. which she has been a part of for 34 years. Her positions included secretary and management responsibilities. Reen is also a part of VFW friends of the post 6095 as a member and secretary.