Brian Treece, Ed.D.

President & CEO

Brian is the President & CEO of the Foundation. In this role, he provides leadership and direction in fulfilling and advancing the mission of the Findlay Hancock County Community Foundation. The CEO is responsible for leading the Foundation in the achievement of its operational and strategic goals including the success of the Foundation’s fund and donor development, fiscal management, grants and program operations, board relations, human capital management, community leadership and administrative matters.

Prior to this role, Brian served as Program Director for Community and Organizational Development and Evaluation at The Community Foundation. Before coming to the Foundation, he was the Assistant Dean of Students at the University of Findlay for many years.

Brian has Bachelor’s and Master’s degrees in education and a doctorate in organizational leadership. Brian has been recognized for his achievements locally and regionally and has served on a variety of nonprofit boards in the community.

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Kimberly Bash

Chief Community Engagement Officer

Kimberly is the Foundation’s most established employee, spending 15+ years serving Hancock County. Her ability to communicate with nonprofit agencies for grant writing and collaborating with other organizations to make the most impact possible take the Foundation’s impact to another level.

Prior to becoming Chief Community Engagement Officer, Kimberly assumed the role of ECLIPSe Coordinator, Youth Services Officer, Senior Program Officer and Program Director. She has extensive knowledge of the education and nonprofit management sectors.

Kimberly grew up in Hancock County and is a graduate of the University of Toledo and Indiana University of Pennsylvania. She represents The Community Foundation on a number of local task forces and coalitions working to address priority community issues.

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Laura Boyce

The Family Center Assistant Building Manager

Coming soon!

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Richard Brown, MBA, CAE

Chief Financial Officer

Richard Brown is a solutions-minded financial leader. His background as an association executive and experience in nonprofit and education help the Foundation innovate processes and continue upholding the integrity of our Foundation’s finance team.

Richard graduated from the University of Alabama and received his Master of Arts in Arts Administration from Florida State University and MBA from Mississippi State University. His career path has four years as a high school music teacher, two years in management of a performing arts center and nine years managing multiple not-for-profit organizations as an association management professional.

Richard is a Certified Association Executive and Certified Meeting Professional. He has a certificate in diversity and inclusion in the workplace and has received numerous recognitions from the American and Florida Societies of Association Executives. Richard and his wife Emily live in Perrysburg with their daughter, Camille.

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Andrea Clements

Scholarship and Business Process Manager

Andrea Clements brings a career of business management and process knowledge to the Foundation. Her expertise in software, systems and reporting will help the Foundation operate efficiently.

Andrea graduated from Bluffton University with a degree in Youth Ministry and Recreation. She began her career in office management in 2009 at Holly Spann State Farm before joining ADP RPO as a Relationship Manager. Most recently, Andrea was Business Manager at Mind Body Health Associates. At MBHA, Andrea was responsible for implementing cloud-based solutions, creating efficient office processes, reporting and more.

Andrea lives in Findlay with her husband and two children. Andrea volunteers her time at local clubs and organizations connected to her children’s involvements. She is passionate about music and spending time outdoors and is an active member at Journey at Christ Church.

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Tasha Dimling, MBA, CAP®

Director of Major and Planned Giving

Tasha Dimling is a fundraising professional with years of involvement in the nonprofit, business, and community service fields. Tasha’s passion for building relationships and supporting donors in creating their legacies through philanthropic giving, as well as knowledge of the community, makes her an important part of the Donor Engagement Team.

A native of Findlay with deep ties in the community, Tasha is a graduate of Findlay High School. She went on to receive her bachelor’s degree from Northwestern University and MBA from Bowling Green State University. Her career history includes roles such as Senior Consultant at Grant Thornton; entrepreneur; and most recently Development Officer at Blanchard Valley Health Foundation.

In 2022, Tasha received her Chartered Advisory in Philanthropy® designation. The CAP® provides the knowledge and tools to help donors articulate and advance their highest aspirations for self, family, and identity with courses on the process of philanthropic planning, including, but not limited to, tax, tools, and techniques.

Tasha has been involved with the Foundation for many years as a member of the giving circle Handbags That Help, which she was chair of from 2018-2020. Her other memberships include Findlay Service League, Thursday Conversational Club, Meridian Club, the Coterie and Symposium. Tasha and her husband Scott live in Findlay.

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Genna Freed

Communications Director

Genna spent the early years of her career enhancing her journalism skills in both print and radio. She joined the Foundation in 2015 with expertise in a variety of communication mediums. Genna uses her skills to build understanding of the Foundation on a daily basis.

A lifelong resident of Findlay, Genna left journalism to serve the community through the Foundation. She was previously an on-air news reporter for 1330 WFIN/100.5 WKXA/106.3 The Fox and a reporter for The Courier in Findlay.

Genna graduated from Liberty-Benton High School in 2010 and the University of Findlay in 2013 where she was recognized as Outstanding Journalism Student of the Year. She received her Master of Arts in public relations from Kent State University in 2018. She serves on the Board of Trustees for Habitat for Humanity of Findlay/Hancock County. Genna is a member of the Findlay Kiwanis Club, the Public Relations Society of America Northwest Ohio Chapter and the Hancock Leadership Alumni Association. She lives with her husband and daughter in Rawson.

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Rachel Gerber

Donor Engagement Officer

Coming soon!

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Sterling Helms

The Family Center Building Manager

Sterling’s knowledge of facilities management and project planning help The Family Center run smoothly on a day to day basis.

The start of Sterling’s career began at DirecTV in Findlay where he was a satellite technician. He then joined the First Presbyterian Church staff as a custodian, working his way up to Facilities Manager over the course of three years.

Sterling graduated from the University of Northwestern Ohio in 2008 with a degree in automotive mechanics. His skills include plumbing, HVAC, electrical, audio-visual systems and more. Sterling lives outside of Findlay and enjoys working on cars and motorcycles in his spare time.

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Lisa Houck

Finance and Communications Associate

Lisa is a valued member of the Foundation staff having 15 years of experience in a numerous staff positions. Her knowledge of the Foundation and organizational abilities make her the ideal assistant for our growing financial department.

Coming on board in 2006, Lisa originally was hired as Administrative Assistant. She has also served as Communications Officer and Finance Assistant. During her time here, Lisa has played key roles in expanding community awareness of the Foundation and establishing our brand.

Lisa is a 2006 graduate of Bowling Green State University. She is active in the community with Hancock Leadership Alumni Association, American Red Cross and Handbags That Help. Another of our lifelong Hancock County employees, Lisa lives in Findlay with her husband and two daughters.

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Cynthia Lahey

Administrative Assistant

Cindy built her career in Findlay supporting several local organizations. She joined the Foundation in 2019 bringing much administrative support experience to our organization. Cindy uses her skills to keep the Foundation running smoothly and support our donors.

Before coming to TCF, Cindy worked in an administrative role for several local companies. She was a legal secretary for Drake, Phillips, Kuenzli & Clark; administrative assistant for Bank One; and executive secretary for Cooper Tire & Rubber Company. Cindy spent the majority of her career as executive administrative assistant at the University of Findlay for more than 20 years.

Cindy graduated from Tiffin University with a degree in Business Technology. She is a longtime member of the former Ohio Children Conservation League and St. Michael the Archangel Parish. Cindy has two adult children, and she and her husband reside in Findlay.

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Andrea Reinhart

Donor Relations and Stewardship Manager

Andrea’s strong interpersonal and communication skills make her the model Donor Services Officer. Charged with maintaining regular touches with those who give to us, Andrea is involved in the community on a daily basis. Her previous role at the Foundation as Administrative Assistant gives her a base of knowledge she applies to her work everyday.

Her ability to facilitate and cultivate comes from spending the early part of her career in the banking industry where she worked with clients on a personal level. Andrea was employed at Bank One, Citi Bank and Huntington National Bank. At those institutions she had various roles as a Personal Banker, Underwriter and Processor, with expertise in appraisal reviews. Her education is from Ohio University.

Andrea is active with numerous local organizations such as the American Cancer Society, Fort Findlay Playhouse, Girl Scouts of Western Ohio and St. Michael’s Church. She and her husband live in Findlay with their two daughters.

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Cassie Turner

Community Engagement Officer

Cassie Turner is a dedicated public servant whose focus on youth and community development aids in her work to engage with Hancock County in this programming and grantmaking role.

Cassie graduated from the University of Findlay and received her master’s degree in Human and Community Resource Development from Ohio State University. She served as a district executive for the Black Swamp Area Council of Boy Scouts before joining OSU Extension. As Extension Educator, Cassie worked in Meigs County and Hancock County for a total of 15 years. Her knowledge of the community, local resources and connections make her a valuable part of the Community Engagement Team.

Cassie is a member of the Kiwanis Club of Findlay and past board member. She continues to volunteer for OSU Extension and the 4-H program and volunteers for Habitat for Humanity of Findlay/Hancock County. She is a 2017 graduate of Hancock Leadership. Cassie lives near Rawson with her dog Daisy.

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