Eric Shook, Chairman; is the owner of Engle-Shook Funeral Home and Crematory in Tiffin and Bettsville, a life-long resident of Tiffin, and a graduate of Calvert High School. Eric later went on to graduate from Terra State College with an Associates Degree in Business Management. After graduating from Terra Eric went to the Cincinnati College of Mortuary Science and obtained a Bachelor’s Degree in Mortuary Science which enabled him to obtain his Funeral Director’s and Embalmer’s License’s. After obtaining his license’s he later obtained his CFSP (Certified Funeral Service Practitioner). Eric maintains an active role in his memberships with the Ohio Funeral Director’s Assoc., Ohio Embalmer’s Assoc., the National Funeral Director’s Assoc, and St. Mary’s Catholic Church. Eric is also involved with many local boards, such as Community Hospice Care Board of Directors (Past President) where he also sits on the Finance Committee, the Calvert Catholic Schools Foundation Board and Tiffin Rotary Club. Eric is married to Jennifer and has two children, Camryn and Troy. “I am greatly honored to be a part of this foundation and look forward to serving the needs of our community.”
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Jeannine Curns, Treasurer; retired June 30, 2006, from the position of Vice President for Administration at Heidelberg College in Tiffin, Ohio, where her career spanned more than forty-two years. Jeannine was raised in Tiffin, but born in Antwerp, Belgium. She has served as President of the Ohio Association of College & University Business Officers and Tiffin Kiwanis Club, Chair of the Tiffin Area Chamber of Commerce & SIEDC, and was honored in 2003 with the Chamber of Commerce Athena Award. Currently she is a member of the League of Women Voters, National Association of College and University Business Officers, College & University Personnel Association-Human Resources, and serves on the Board of Directors of the First Ohio Credit Union. She also continues her Tiffin Kiwanis Club activities, enjoys playing golf, reading, knitting and spending time with two daughters, Lori Fate and Lynn Hull, and her four granddaughters.
Andrew Stephey, Vice-Chairman; is an agent/owner at UIS Insurance & Investments and works out of their Tiffin office handling his own book of business as well as managing the agency’s sales force. Originally from Wauseon, Ohio he graduated from Bowling Green State University with Bachelor of Liberal Studies degree. Andy has been a licensed insurance professional since 1994 and has continued his profession development obtaining many insurance related designations – AFIS (Agribusiness & Farm Insurance Specialist), CIC (Certified Insurance Counselor), CRM (Certified Risk Manager) and LUTCF (Life Underwriter Training Council Fellow). Andy has served on the United Way board in the past and is a current member of the Tiffin Seneca County Chamber of Commerce board. He is a member of the 180th Fighter Wing, Ohio Air National Guard where he has served since 1991. Andy and his wife Heidi (a life-long resident of Tiffin) have four children – Madison, Eden, Anna and Mitchell. “I plan on being a good steward for the foundation and I am excited to assist with achieving the philanthropic goals of participating funds.”
Dr. Robert H. Huntington is the 14th president of Heidelberg University. He came to Heidelberg in 2009 after more than 22 years at Dunkin’ Brands, Inc. in Boston, Massachusetts. Additionally, he served as a member of the Board of Trustees for 11 years at Lasell College in Newton, Massachusetts. Born in 1955 in Minneapolis and raised in Lake Oswego, Oregon, Dr. Huntington is a Phi Beta Kappa graduate of Middlebury College, earning his undergraduate degree in political science and German. He went on to receive his master’s degree in German literature from Middlebury’s University of Mainz (Germany) program, his MBA from Dartmouth’s Tuck School of Business and his Ed.D. degree in higher education administration, planning and social policy from the Harvard University Graduate School of Education. In the community, he serves on the Board of SIEDC and is a member of the Tiffin Rotary. Dr. Huntington is married to Dr. Susan McCafferty. They are the parents of two children, Ashley and Aiden.
Dr. Lillian Schumacher is the President at Tiffin University; she served as Interim President, Vice President for Academic Affairs and Dean of the School of Business at TU until promotion. Before returning to Tiffin, with her family in 2010, Schumacher was an Associate Professor and founding Director of the PhD in Global Leadership program at Indiana Tech in Fort Wayne, Indiana. She is a certified facilitator and executive coach specializing in the Global Mindset Inventory (GMI), Emotional Competence Inventory (ECI), DISC Personal Profile Systems, and the Myers-Briggs Type Indicator (MBTI), and has done extensive consulting with both national and international companies. Schumacher has lived and travelled extensively in the Middle East, Europe and Asia. She comes to TU with more than 24 years of experience in higher education and corporate enviroments. She is an active member of the Najafi Global Mindset Institute at Thunderbird Academy of Management, the International Leadership Association and the Accreditation Council for Business Schools and Programs (ACBSP). She also serves on the Board of Directors for the European Council for Business Education (ECBE). Dr. Lil resides in Tiffin with her husband Ron and their two daughters, Allison and Elizabeth.
Jane Dell, Secretary; is an attorney with Dell Burtis Law in Tiffin where she practices in the areas of estate and asset protection planning, trusts and real estate. Jane is a licensed title agent for Ohio Bar Title and co-owner of Professional Title Services, Ltd, providing escrow and title services for residential, commercial and agricultural real estate transactions. After graduating from Calvert High School, she received a Bachelor of Science degree from Georgetown University School of Languages and Linguistics in 1987. She graduated from Indiana University School of Law in 1990 and began practicing law in Tiffin. Jane serves on the Board of Trustees for the Tiffin-Seneca Public Library and has previously served as a board member of the Calvert Catholic Schools Educational Foundation; she has been actively involved with community, school and church-related volunteer organizations. Jane resides in Tiffin with her husband and law partner, Paul Burtis, and their three children, Cecilia, Jack and Sophia.
Francine Neal is a graduate of Mohawk High School and The Ohio State University where she obtained a Bachelor’s Degree of Science in Agriculture. She and her husband Jeff live on small farm just outside of Tiffin and Francine works for the Tiffin Community YMCA where she was previously the Healthy Lifestyle Coordinator. She considers herself one of the biggest cheerleaders of YMCA programs and their involvement in the community. Prior to her role at the Tiffin Community YMCA, Francine was the Program Manager for Activate America. Francine and Jeff have two grown children, Clayton and Audrey, and they are expecting their first grandchild in November.
Makenzie Weininger RDH, EFDA, Makenzie grew up in Somerset, a small town in southeastern Ohio. She is the youngest of four children and a graduate of Sheridan High School. Makenzie attended The Ohio State University where, in 2010, she earned a Bachelor of Science in Dental Hygiene. After four years of living in South Carolina where Makenzie and her husband Brandt were active in local and international dental missions, the two moved back to Ohio. They settled in Tiffin and started Weininger Family Dentistry, formerly the office of Dr. Joseph Temple. Makenzie is the office manager and also a licensed dental hygienist and EFDA at WFD. Makenzie is an avid runner and enjoys traveling and seeing new things. She and her husband recently had their first child, Hayes, in February. Makenzie is excited to be living in Tiffin and being a part of this wonderful community. “I am looking forward to serving on The Tiffin Community Foundation Board and excited to help make a difference in this great community.”
Timothy A. Demith, Tim is the Chief Financial Officer at Tiffin Metal Products Co. where he has worked since 1994. He has lived in Tiffin most of his life and is a 1985 graduate of Calvert High School. After graduation, Tim attended The Ohio State University where he earned a Bachelor Degree with a major in Accounting, and Heidelberg University where he earned his Master’s Degree in Business Administration. Tim’s job experience prior to Tiffin Metal Products was in the Toledo office of the accounting firm Ernst & Young, and as an internal auditor for Wendy’s International in Dublin, OH. Tim has been involved with a variety of committees or boards in the community including the YMCA, United Way, Calvert Catholic Schools and the Business Advisory Committee for the Tiffin City Schools. Tim is a member of St. Joseph Catholic Church. Tim is married to Catherine, and has five children, John, Catherine, Annie, Alice and Timothy. “I feel the Tiffin Community Foundation provides necessary assistance to many worthwhile organizations in the community. I have been guided since my childhood to give back to my community and am proud to follow others I have looked up to as a member of this board.