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 - 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. 

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

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.

Joe Abbott - Vice President

 Joe Abbott is a seasoned executive and recognized industry expert in the cultivation of long-term C-level and Business-to-Business (B2B) relationships; driving major sales and account management operations in the design, development, and delivery of innovative, multimillion dollar technical projects.

His visionary direction, broad knowledge base and areas of expertise extend to complex enterprise-level sales, public and private sector business development strategies, infrastructure optimization, and cloud computing for companies through start-up, survival, turnaround, and growth modes.

Mr. Abbott is a respected thought leader in enterprise revenue acceleration, compressing of sales cycles and closing cycles, reducing expense, and providing margin improvement.  He works with senior management, sales, and business development organizations of multi-national, mid-sized and smaller organizations-public or private.  He is a provider of strategic consulting, assessments, executive workshops, training programs and managed services, focused around teaching, coaching, and helping implement field proven strategic business processes and repeatable methodologies, that effectively help sales and business development organizations and senior management.

Mr. Abbott has held leading positions at some of the industry's top performing corporations, including IBM Global Services (Executive Director Datacenter & Cloud Division / ITS Cluster Director Retail & CPG: 2006-2012) where he promoted and sold IT solutions to datacenters, growing annual sales from $3 million to $30 million and was ranked one of the Top 10% of all sales professionals, year over year.

Other notable positions include Vice President for Tele-Tech Company, Inc. (2000-2005) and Regional Vice President for Speer Communications (1996-2000).