D. Nicholas Rees | President and Chief Executive Officer
On November 5, 2009, Mr. Rees was named President & CEO of The Buckeye Ranch and President of The Buckeye Ranch Foundation. In doing so, Mr. Rees became only the third leader in The Ranch's history. Mr. Rees reports directly to the Holding Company Board of Directors; together they are responsible for Ranch operations and ensuring that The Ranch remains viable for the future. Prior to joining The Ranch, as Vice President of Development in 2003, Mr. Rees spent 24 years with The Kroger Company, where he gained experience in accounting, finance, human resources, staff management, advertising, marketing, real estate, community/consumer/media/public relations and philanthropic support. Mr. Rees is a 1980 graduate of The Ohio Dominican University where he earned a Bachelor of Arts degree in Economics and Business Administration.
Tina Boesch, MSHS, LSW | Director, Permanent Family Solutions Network
Tina first became connected with The Buckeye Ranch in 1999 while working with Directions for Youth & Families. She came to Permanent Family Solutions Network (PFSN) as a caseworker in April 2001 and was promoted to a Child Protection Specialist supervisor position two years later. Tina served as a supervisor for over five years before being promoted to Associate Director in August 2008. In 2011, She began taking on an increased role and completing many of the responsibilities previously a part of the Director’s position and was promoted to Director in December 2012. Tina earned her Bachelor of Science in Social Work from The Ohio State University and is a licensed social worker. Tina also holds a Master's in Human Services from Franklin University.
Molly Heit, MSW, LISW, RPT | Clinical Director of Residential Services
Molly received a Master’s degree in Social Work from The University of Illinois at Chicago and a Bachelor of Science in Social Work from The University of Dayton. She began her career at The Buckeye Ranch in 1996 as a Clinician. Over the years, she has been involved with different roles such as Clinical manager in Residential and the Director of Deaf Services. Since 2006, she oversees all of The Ranch’s Residential Programming, which is a 90-bed program. Molly is also a Registered Play Therapist. Prior to joining The Ranch, Molly was a social worker for the Association for the Developmentally Disabled (ADD) in Columbus, Ohio.
Kimberly Miller, BA, MPA | Vice-President of Programs & Strategy
Kimberly holds a Bachelor's degree from Miami University and a Master's degree from Franklin University. Prior to joining The Buckeye Ranch in 2004, Kimberly spent the last 12 years in the child welfare field, both as a child protective specialist and a supervisor. She is the director of several departments at The Ranch. Kimberly manages the Family Resource Department, which includes assessing all clients prior to engaging in Ranch services, as well as educating the community on The Ranch’s continuum of services. Kimberly also manages The Buckeye Ranch’s two-day treatment schools (The Bonner Academy at Rosemont and The Bonner Academy at Cross Creek). She works to ensure we have appropriate funding and quality relationships with school districts using these services. Kimberly manages The Buckeye Ranch’s transitional age program, My Place, which is a unique apartment building allowing emancipated young adults to gain necessary skills for employment while living in their own one-bedroom apartment. Kimberly also oversees The Buckeye Ranch’s internal transportation department, which ensures most transportation needs of our families and clients are met. She is also responsible for ensuring quality services are provided to children and families of The Buckeye Ranch.
Sherri D. Orr, CPA | Chief Financial Officer
Sherri graduated from Otterbein College summa cum laude with a double major in accounting and business administration. A licensed certified public accountant, Sherri worked in public accounting for 14 years developing specialties in the non-profit and health care industries. Sherri achieved partner level after 12 years of employment. Since January 2000, Sherri has served as The Ranch's chief financial officer. In that role, Sherri oversees the development of agency budgets, cost reports and all financial reports, ensures financial compliance with contracts and grants, and leads the finance team that provides strategic leadership. In addition, Sherri oversees the maintenance, housekeeping and food service departments.
Stephen Richard, MS, LSW | Executive Vice-President of Programs and Services
Stephen holds a Bachelor's degree from Bowling Green State University, a Master's degree from the University of Dayton, and is a licensed social worker. Prior to his employment at The Ranch, Stephen worked for three years with the Department of Youth Services and then for Franklin County Children Services, in the child welfare field, for thirteen years in a variety of positions. Stephen came to work at The Buckeye Ranch in 1999 as the Director of Permanent Family Solutions Network (PFSN). Under his leadership, PFSN, a child welfare provider, grew to become an integral part of The Ranch’s continuum of care. Stephen also took a lead role in the creation/development of The Buckeye Ranch’s visitation and exchange program, Common Ground. In 2009, Stephen was promoted to the role of Executive Vice-President of Programs and Services. In this role, he is responsible for overseeing all Ranch programming, evaluating new program opportunities, program development, and assuring that quality services are provided to the children and families served by The Buckeye Ranch.
Pam Scott, PhD, MSW, LISW-S, LICDC | Director of Clinical Development |
Dr. Pam Scott is the Director of Clinical Development for The Buckeye Ranch. She earned both her MSW and PH.D. in Social Work from Arizona State University. Prior to entering the social work profession she worked in early childhood education, focusing on the impact of poverty on early childhood development. She has worked with children and families in community mental health both in Arizona and Ohio. At The Buckeye Ranch she works across the agency training supervisors, clinicians and students in clinical work as well as participating in program development and oversight of the ongoing quality of the services we offer our children and families. In addition to her work at The Ranch, Dr. Scott also teaches at The Ohio State University and previously at Capital University in their social work programs.
Gary R. Stammler, CPA, CGMA | Executive Vice President, Business Operations
Gary is responsible for human resources, information technology and business opportunity analysis. His role embraces a multitude of projects that extend across the entire Buckeye Ranch system. Gary facilitates and actively participates in strategic planning, directs The Ranch’s strategic long-term IT priorities and identifies HR opportunities. In responding to RFPs, Gary prepares financial projections and determines proposed service pricing. He analyzes new business opportunities to bring clarity to the relative merits of alternatives and provide support for business decisions. Gary’s role in special projects and project management helps support and lead The Ranch through growth and change. He has served as project manager on system implementations, including The Ranch’s electronic health record system. Prior to joining The Buckeye Ranch in March 2002, Gary served in various executive financial positions in the soft drink industry, as well as nine years of service with the CPA firm Deloitte. Gary received his Bachelors of Business Administration degree from The Ohio State University, and holds active certifications as a Certified Public Accountant and a Chartered Global Management Accountant.
Ann Woodford, MSSA, LISW | Director of Foster Care
Ann has over ten years of experience with The Buckeye Ranch Foster Care Program. Ann has worked in various roles within the foster care program including Case Management, Licensing, Placement Coordination, and as a Community Psychiatric Supportive Therapist. She most recently worked as the Resource Network Team Supervisor. Ann worked for two years as a supervisor for the National Youth Advocate Program. She has a Master of Science in Social Administration from Case Western Reserve University, an independent license in social work and has completed a certificate in Human Service Management from Ohio State.
Margrit Springer, MSW, LISW-S LICDC | Director of Admissions and Medication Management |
Margrit received a Master’s Degree in Social Work from The Ohio State University and a Bachelor of Science in Psychology from Denison University. She began her career at The Buckeye Ranch in 2005 as a Youth Leader. Margrit has held many roles across Buckeye Ranch programs to include Day Treatment Clinician, Family Coordinator, Clinical Supervisor, and Senior Clinical Manager within the Admissions and Engagement Department. This department includes diverse teams that complete assessment and referral to mental health services, residential admissions, administrative support, community engagement and marketing. Margrit also maintains oversight of the Transportation Department. In 2016, Margrit and her team transformed the front door of the agency improving access to care for families seeking mental health services with the Buckeye Ranch through the implementation of Same Day Access within Admissions and Engagement. In 2019, Margrit began oversight of both the Admissions and Engagement Department and Nursing and Medication Management.
June M. DeLeo, SHRM-SCP| Director of Human Resources |
June has over 25 years of human resource expertise. Prior to joining the Ranch, she was Principal and Senior Consultant at HR Response, where she led a variety of clients through the HR maze, identifying needs, developing and implementing initiatives that improved business operations. June served as Employment Manager at Coca-Cola Enterprises, overseeing the HR management for six distribution sites throughout Ohio. She has extensive experience with nonprofits, which include executive HR roles at MedFlight and Lutheran Social Services of Ohio. June received her Bachelor of Science in Labor and Human Resources from the College of Business Administration at The Ohio State University. June holds the Senior Professional in Human Resources (SPHR) certification through the HR Certification Institute, and the Senior Certified Professional through the Society for Human Resource Management (SHRM-SCP).
Simon Sweet, MMIS| Director of information Technology |
Simon holds a Master’s of Management Information Systems degree from Wright State University and a Bachelor’s Degree from DePaul University (Chicago). Prior to joining The Buckeye Ranch, Simon served as the Behavioral Health IS Manager for Nationwide Children’s Hospital. Previously, Simon served as the Director of IS/HIM at CompDrug/Youth to Youth, where he also served as the HIPAA Privacy and Security Officer. Simon has a lifelong passion for Behavioral Health and mission driven causes, marked by decades of professional and volunteer service for non-profit organizations.