Anne represents David's United Church of Christ. She is employed by the Defense Finance and Accounting Service. She is a dedicated volunteer in her church as well as at the Canal Winchester Food Pantry. Anne and her husband, Tom, have been residents of Canal Winchester for 22 years, and they have two children who graduated from Canal Winchester High School.
Laurie is a 20-year resident of Canal Winchester. She is passionate about the services provided by Canal Winchester Human Services and to all the residents who need them. Her heartfelt desire for reaching out to people in tangible, hands-on ways was inspired by her late daughter, Shelby, who cared deeply for people and was always giving back. Shelby was a role model for all to follow. Laurie volunteers at the pantry and is continuously humbled by the day-to-day needs that so many volunteers, like herself, willingly fill with helping hands. Laurie is married to her husband Craig, and together they raised both of their daughters in Canal Winchester. She is an IT Manager for a large insurance company in Columbus. Her passion to serve extends professionally as well, as she gives back by serving as a co-captain for the company’s Hunger Relief campaign, raising thousands of dollars for the Mid-Ohio Food Bank. Personally and locally, she attends X Church and serves as the liaison between Human Services and her church.
Kristin serves on the board as a community member representative. Kristin is a licensed social worker and has twenty years of experience in the social work field. She currently works for CWLSD as the Word-Based Learning Coordinator at the High School. She and her husband, Ryan, currently reside in Canal Winchester with their two children.
Joe served as the Organization’s Treasurer from 2012 until 2016 and currently represents St. John XXIII Catholic Church as a Trustee. Joe invests his time in various other capacities, singing with the Hope United Methodist Church choir and lending a hand to support everyday needs through several organizations such as Meals on Wheels. Throughout his professional career, Joe held positions of leadership that are both impressive and impactful. In addition to retiring as Vice President to National City Bank, Joe also served as National President and Chairman to the American Institute of Banking and Co-Chairman of the Columbus Postal Customers Council. He also served as Secretary of Little Turtle Country Club. Currently, Joe and his wife, Peggy, live in Canal Winchester.
Brooke is a life-long resident of Canal Winchester, having only lived elsewhere (Atlanta, Georgia) for four years following her first graduation from OSU. She followed her mother and grandmother in graduating from Canal Winchester High School, married a CWHS graduate, and supported two step-children and her own two children through the Canal Winchester School District. Her youngest will be graduating in 2022. Brooke has her Ph.D. from The Ohio State University and has taught and supervised in the field of special education since first obtaining her teaching degree there. She currently works for the Canal Winchester School District as the Director of Special Education. Brooke is a member of Hope United Methodist Church. She is honored to be on the CW Human Services Board because of her life-long relationships with Pat Hartman and the late Jo Weiser, two pillars of the Canal Winchester community.
Michele Reynolds is a compassionate public servant, social entrepreneur, and successful business owner with over 25 years of professional experience in business and public administration. She is an elected office holder serving as Township Trustee for Madison Township and appointed by Governor Mike DeWine as the Director of the Governor’s Office of Faith-Based and Community Initiatives. Under her leadership as Founder and CEO of NISRE Inc.- a faith-based non-profit community development organization. Mrs. Reynolds has helped over 5000 returning citizens with housing and workforce opportunities in low opportunity areas throughout Ohio.
Awards and Recognition
Michele Reynolds has received multiple awards for her outreach work and humanitarian efforts. In August 2005, she was honored with the ‘Employer Excellence Award’ by the Ohio Rehabilitative Services Commission. In July 2015, she was honored with the Jerry Revish ‘Restoring Citizen Award’ and In November 2015, she was awarded the Gary A. Mohr, Director’s Award by the Ohio Department of Rehabilitation and Corrections. In 2016, she was bestowed with the Presidential Lifetime Achievement Award from former President Barack Obama. In 2017, The Finance Fund honored her with the 2017 Community Champion Award and the National Association of Blacks in Criminal Justice named her for the 2017 Jonathan Jasper Wright Award. In 2019, she received the 2019 Central Ohio Social Justice Award for Outstanding Leadership
In the Community
Michele Reynolds is a member of the Jo Ann Davidson Ohio Leadership Institute, Columbus Realtors, National Association of Realtors, Zeta Phi Beta Sorority Incorporated- Gamma Zeta Zeta Chapter, National Association of Blacks in Criminal Justice- Ohio Chapter, Ohio Black Republican Association, and the Columbus Chapter of the NAACP. She serves as a Commissioner on the Ohio Commission on Fatherhood, ServeOhio Commission and Trustee at Canal Winchester Human Services.
My wife and I have lived in Canal Winchester for twenty years, and I have been retired for ten years. I really enjoy being an active part of our community. I am a member of the Fairfield County Sheriff’s Community Watch, I volunteer to help with the Blues and Ribfest, and enjoy helping out at the Food Pantry. We are also members of St. John XXIII Catholic Church.
Mike represents the City of Canal Winchester. A long-time resident of Canal Winchester, he continues to actively serve in many capacities. Currently, he is on City Council and he is a board member for Historical Society. In addition, he is on the Executive Board of Directors for both “Destination: Canal Winchester” and the City’s Labor Day Festival. In past years, he has been a member of the Chamber of Commerce, and he was also awarded the “Business Person of the Year Award” in 2009 from that same organization. He is an insurance broker at The Insurance Circle Agency, and he is a “proud papa” of his son, Justin, who is 33 years old.
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