Board Chair-Jan Sykora Hillman
Jan founded her business, Hillman Associates, in 1983 and, as the company’s CEO, provided advancement/fundraising (helped to raise $1B+), strategic planning (facilitated 160+ strategic plans), and board development (more than 75+ consultations) for non-profit organizations including hospitals, universities, and K-12 schools. After 37 years in business, Hillman Associates closed at the end of 2020.
She also served in C suite/senior leadership in hospitals and universities including roles as VP and Chief Integration Officer, VP of Advancement, and Foundation President.
She is a two time (1986 and 1997) breast cancer “thriver” and has a strong, ongoing passion for bringing awareness regarding breast cancer, advocating for breast cancer patients and teaching about the importance of early breast cancer detection.
Founding Member/Vice Chair-Elesha Snyder, CPA, RYT500
Elesha created the 5k for Kelli with her sister Mandi Moore to honor and memorialize their older sister Kelli James who lost her battle with breast cancer in 2006. The 5k for Kelli raises money for local charities that help women with breast cancer but recently changed its fundraising focus to help grant as many Breast Wishes as possible. Elesha stays active in the community by teaching yoga and through her community service projects with The Unit.
Founding Member/Treasurer-Mandi Moore, Office Manager, Renue Health
Mandi is highly involved with breast cancer fundraising. In 2012, Mandi and her sister Elesha started their own breast cancer charity in memory of their oldest sister, Kelli. The success of their charity, 5k for Kelli inspired the sisters to reach bigger and thus Breast Wishes Foundation was born. Mandi is involved in her community on many levels. She really enjoys being involved with breast cancer organizations but she also likes volunteering at 5k runs, helping underprivileged youth and cleaning up our local parks. The beach is one of Mandi's favorite places and she finds joy hiking in nature.
Secretary-Amy Suber, Gottschlich and Portune, LLP
Amy Suber moved to Dayton after graduating from Central High School in Erie, PA. She got married to Robert and has two children, Isabella and Samuel. She attended Sinclair Community College. Amy is a legal assistant and an independent ballroom dance instructor. She recently won the Championship for Ballroom and placed Third in Rhythm, competing with her student in Blackpool Pro-Am Dance Festival, England. Amy is actively involved with Living Word Church. She loves animal, theatre, scrapbooking and shopping.
Leigh Ann Fulford
After participating in several 3-day 60-mile walks for breast cancer, Leigh Ann Fulford created and served as Director of the Breast Cancer 5k CARE Walk that raised more than $300k in 20 years for the underserved and uninsured in the local area. She is now very excited to continue helping underserved breast cancer survivors in the community through her work with the Breast Wishes Foundation. Leigh Ann is also a certified Applied Suicide Intervention Skills (ASIST) trainer and the Founder and Executive Director of GEM Project Dayton that spreads awareness about suicide in the Miami Valley through an annual art contest for suicide prevention. In her free time, she enjoys spending time with family, hiking, reading, and creating stained glass mosaic windows.
Cynthia Shafer, PhD
Dr. Cynthia Shafer is an assistant dean in the College of Arts and Sciences at the University of Dayton, where she has worked in various capacities since 1997.
In her 25+ year tenure at UD, some of her various responsibilities have included teaching English, developing academic policy, advising students, and overseeing UD's campus in Bangalore, India.
In her spare time, Cindy has enjoyed tutoring young people who have recently come to Dayton from Africa with their families, serving as a former board member for Gar Drolma Buddhist Learning and Meditation Center, and being a member of 100+ Women Who Care.
Though she loves her work at UD, her favorite job is being a mother to her four children. Now that the children are adults, she and her husband Steve spend their free time spoiling their two dogs, Larry and Buddy.
Cindy received her M.A. and her Ph.D. from the University of Dayton.
Retired Member-Tracey Bitonti, Realtor with Irongate Realtors
A lifelong resident of Dayton, has been selling real estate since 1992. Tracey was recognized as a “Top 5” Agent in the State of Ohio by the Association of realtors 2011-2015 and is Irongate’s #1 agent since 2007. Tracey is a proud supporter of the National Parks Foundation, the USO, Wounded Worrier Project and has been involved with Homes for our Troops. Tracey, her husband Steve and their rescue dog, Buddy reside in Centerville and enjoy yoga, biking, golf, tennis, hiking, and traveling.
Retired Founding Member-Ken Herr, Vice President for Business Services
Ken Herr has a varied career in sales, marketing, promotion, human resource, consultancies and executive leadership. A lifelong Dayton area resident, he is an adjunct professor for the University of Dayton MBA program, a board member of the CareSource Foundation, and a member of two CEO advisory boards of small businesses.
He currently serves as President of the foundation and is responsible for its strategic direction.
Retired Member-Cyndi Jordan, Breast Cancer Thriver
Cyndi Jordan grew up in Xenia and has resided in Beavercreek for the past 38 years.She is married to Bill and has three children and six grand children. She worked in computers at Wright Patterson AFB before starting a family, and had the privilege of being a stay at home mother. She has been involved in fundraising at St. Luke School, Carroll High School and Children’s Hospital. She is an avid tennis player and loves spending time with her family. She is also a ten year breast cancer survivor.
Retired Member-Beth M. Kline-Fath, MD
Beth M. Kline-Fath, MD was born on July 30, 1963 and raised for the most of her life in Cincinnati Ohio. She is married to Thomas R. Fath, and has two daughters, Kelsey and Abby. She attended college at Denison University in Granville, Ohio and then attended medical school at the University of Cincinnati. Dr. Kline-Fath completed a residency in radiology at University of Cincinnati and then a fellowship in pediatric radiology at Cincinnati Children’s Hospital Medical Center. She worked at All Children’s Hospital in St. Petersburg Florida, and then Dayton Children’s Hospital in Dayton Ohio. She then returned to Cincinnati Children’s in 2003 for a fellowship in pediatric neuroradiology. She has been on staff at Cincinnati Children’s Hospital Medical Center since then. She is currently an Associate Professor of Radiology and Chief of the Fetal Imaging service. Recently she edited, wrote and published a textbook on fetal imaging called Fundamentals and Advanced Fetal Imaging: US and MRI.
Departed Member-Joseph G. Kuritar, Source Manager for Techmetals
Joe is a lifelong Daytonian who graduated from the University of Dayton. He has worked for TECHMETALS for the last 43 years in mostly administrative and purchasing positions. Prior to TECHMETALS he worked for the Boy Scouts of America and volunteered for a number of years in Cub Scouts, Boy Scouts, Exploring and on the Council Volunteer Staff. Joe enjoys volunteering and does small projects with Rebuilding Together, is involved with the House of Bread and also coaches Club Volleyball with his daughter. He raised three children and now enjoys being called grandpa. Joe has been involved with Breast Wishes from the very first 5k for Kelli race.
Retired Member-Phil Plummer, Ohio State Representative
State Representative Phil Plummer is currently serving his first term as state representative. He represents the 40th House District, which includes portions of Montgomery County.
Rep. Plummer has had an extensive career of service to the people of Montgomery County, most recently serving as Sheriff of Montgomery County before his time as state representative.
He joined the Montgomery County Sheriff’s Office as a corrections officer in 1988, where he was responsible for the supervision, security and safety of the prisoners in his charge. Plummer was then promoted to the position of deputy sheriff where he worked as patrol deputy. Once being promoted to the rank of Sergeant, he held assignment as a supervisor in the Communication Center and the Road Patrol section. Plummer also had the distinct honor of serving as the SWAT Team Commander for a period of time.
In November of 2000, he was promoted to the rank of Major and assumed command of the Operations Division and in January 2004, he was placed in charge of Personnel Office where he was responsible for human resources and labor relations. Just one short year later in March 2005, he was promoted to the high rank of Chief Deputy (Second in Command). On July 7th, 2008 Phil Plummer was gratefully appointed as Sheriff of Montgomery County.
Plummer also brings unique experience to his office with executive training from The FBI National Academy, The FBI National Executive Institute, and the Secret Service Executive Leadership Academy.
Rep. Plummer was born and raised in Montgomery County and is a proud graduate of Chaminade Julienne High School. After high school, Phil furthered his education and earned an Associate Degree in Criminal Justice from the University of Toledo and a Bachelor of Science in Business Management from the University of Phoenix.
Rep. Plummer resides in Dayton with his wife Cindy, where he is active in his local church and the Dayton community.
Retired Founding Member-Cecilia Vocke, SHRM-SCP, SPHR
Cecilia has been in the human resources profession since 1989 and is currently with Tech Metals. She has diverse industry experience in healthcare, global food products, manufacturing and automotive. Cecilia is recognized for successful coaching and mentoring. She has experience managing all aspects of human resources including employee relations, management development, training, recruitment, compensation and benefits. Cecilia holds the position of President-Elect for the Miami Valley Human Resources Association. She is on the Board of Trustees of the Muse Machine; is a member of the March of Dimes sub-committee on volunteer development; and has been a partner with 5KforKelli. Cecilia has a BA and MS from Wright State University. She has her SPHR certification as well as SHRM-SCP.
Retired Founding Member-Norm Vocke, Owner, Oak Grove Import Auto Service
Norm Is the owner of Oak Grove Import Auto Service, a company he started in November of 1995. Norm is active in the community supporting Rebuilding Together Dayton, The Unit, Muse Machine and he has been part of 5k for Kelli since it's inception in 2012. Norm Graduated from Sinclair Community College and lives in Butler Township with his wife. He enjoys spending time with his children and grandchildren.