The Ohio 4-H Foundation Board
The Ohio 4-H Foundation is guided by a volunteer Board, comprised of business and industry leaders, Extension personnel, community members, and 4-H youth representatives from around the state. The Board reviews proposals and distributes endowment interest income for the training of volunteer leadership and the recognition of 4-H members through scholarships, awards, and positive youth development experiences. The board also oversees the 4-H support funds, which channel private sector annual investments directly to designated 4-H programs. In addition, the board serves as a policy advisory and public relations arm of 4-H for OSU Extension.
Join the Ohio 4-H Foundation Board
Traditional Board Members
Nominations for 2022 are currently closed. But nominations for the board can be submitted year-round and will be considered when there are positions to fill. You can nominate someone you know or self-nominate by submitting a nomination form to the Ohio 4-H Foundation at firstname.lastname@example.org. If you have questions, please contact Crystal Ott, Ohio 4-H Foundation Manager, at email@example.com.
Young Alumni Members
Nominations for 2022 are currently closed. Information for 2023 nominations will be shared next spring.
This year, we will select two Ohio 4-H teens to serve two-year terms on the Ohio 4-H Foundation Board starting January 1, 2022. Applications are due by November 1, 2021, at 11:59 p.m. Information regarding the expectations of members can be found at the start of the application.
Our Board Members:
|Callia Barwick||Youth Board Member||Northeast||Mahoning|
|Tara Durbin||Marketing Committee Chair||Central||Knox|
|Lynn Elfner||Grants Committee Co-Chair||Central||Delaware|
|Carolyn Eselgroth||Second Vice President, Nominating and County Endowments Committee Chair||Central||Delaware|
|Avalon Havan||Youth Board Member||Central||Pickaway|
|Linda Joseph||Foundation Secretary||Central||Franklin|
|Jamie McConnell||County Educator||East||Muskingum|
|Sara Newsome||Youth Board Member||Southwest||Highland|
|Lisa Peterson||First Vice President, Stewardship Committee Chair||Southwest||Fayette|
|Beth Smith||County Educator||Northeast||Mahoning|
|Doug Tenney||Grants Committee Chair||Central||Fairfield|
|Dr. Elizabeth Thomas||President||Central||Licking|
|Pamela Watkins||Development Committee Chair||Northeast||Portage|
|Rhonda Williams||County Educator||Southwest||Darke|
|Toula Xenikis||Stewardship Committee Co-Chair||Central||Madison|
|Dr. Kirk Bloir||State 4-H Leader||Central||Franklin|
|Dr. Jackie Kirby-Wilkins||Extension Director||Central||Franklin|
|Keith DiDonato||CFAES Chief Advancement Officer||Central||Franklin|
|Dr. Kristina M. Johnson||President, The Ohio State University||Central||Franklin|
|Amy Jo Baughman||Director of Alumni Engagement and Annual Giving||Central||Franklin|
|Emily Kruse||Executive Director of Development||Central||Franklin|
|Trish Raridan Preston||Associate Director of Development||Central||Fairfield|
|Pablo Villa||Director of Development||Central||Franklin|
|Anna Bernard||Fiscal Officer||Central||Franklin|