Staff

Brian Treece, Ed.D.

President & CEO

Brian is the President & CEO of the Foundation. With background in nonprofit and community outreach, Brian channels his skills and abilities into building the best Hancock County possible with resources of the Foundation.

Brian has served as Program Director for Community and Organizational Development and Evaluation at The Community Foundation since 2016.

In nearly five years, he coached our two Heart & Soul communities, led the 2017 Community Conversations project, expanded our Organizational Strengthening program, oversaw the work of Hancock Properties and The Family Center, and developed many other community leadership projects

Brian is a lifelong resident of Hancock County and a graduate of Findlay High School and the University of Findlay. He received his Doctorate in Organizational Leadership in 2010. Prior to coming to the Foundation, he was the Assistant Dean of Students at the University of Findlay where he oversaw several areas including residence life, student affairs assessment, student-run businesses, and judicial affairs. He managed a staff and served on several teams and committees, including the emergency response team, reaccreditation steering committee, and led the federal compliance committee. Brian is also an adjunct instructor in the College of Education.

Brian has been recognized for his achievements locally and regionally, as a Northwest Ohio 20 Under 40 recipient, Hancock Youth Leadership and Hancock Leadership Alumni Association’s Outstanding Service Awards, and Organization Advisor of the Year. He has served on boards for Hancock Youth Leadership, University of Findlay Alumni, Cancer Patient Services, University of Findlay College of Education, Arts Partnership and Hancock Federal Credit Union.

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Kimberly Bash

Program Director – Collective Impact and Community Collaboration

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 a Program Director, Kimberly assumed the role of ECLIPSe Coordinator, Youth Services Officer and Senior Program Officer. She has extensive knowledge of the education and nonprofit management sectors. 

Kimberly is a lifelong resident of Hancock County living in Arlington and is a graduate of the University of Toledo and Indiana University of Pennsylvania. She serves as the Foundation representative on a number of local task forces and coalitions.

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Richard Brown, MBA, CAE

Chief Financial Officer

Coming soon!

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Tasha Dimling, MBA

Donor Engagement Officer

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Deb Ebert

Scholarship and Donor Services Coordinator

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Pat Eingle

Office Assistant

Pat’s strong background in administrative management keeps the Foundation office running smoothly and effectively. She is a multi-tasker whose experience brings an added level of logistical knowledge and makes our jobs easier.

For more than 40 years, Pat was an Executive Assistant at Marathon Petroleum, where she honed her organizational skills.

Since her retirement, Pat joined the Foundation and stays active in the community. She is heavily involved with St. Michael’s Church in a number of ways including volunteering at the school and with the Diocese of Toledo. Her volunteer efforts also include serving at City Mission of 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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Melissa Hanneman

The Family Center Assistant Building Manager

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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 in outside of Findlay and enjoys working on cards and motorcycles in his spare time.

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Lisa Houck

Accounting Assistant

Lisa is a valued member of the Foundation staff having 10 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 been Communications Officer. 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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Nick Kulik, CFRE

Chief Donor Engagement Officer

Nick comes to the Foundation with more than 10 years of experience fundraising and developing organizations. He joined the Foundation in 2019 in a new role of Chief Donor Engagement Officer. Nick uses his skills to grow the Foundation and create new partnerships in the community.

Before coming to Findlay, Nick worked in development and advancement for a few other organizations. He worked with United Way offices in Ohio and Wisconsin, ProMedica Healthcare System, Bowling Green State University and most recently the University of Toledo.

Nick graduated from Bowling Green State University and is currently working on a Master of Studies in Law from the University of Toledo. He serves on the Board for the Association of Fundraising Professionals, is a member of the Findlay Morning Rotary Club and the Hancock Leadership Class of 2020. He lives with his wife and two daughters in Bowling Green.

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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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