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Charles "Ed" Stutz Ed Stutz

Ed is an engineer who has a patent and has published over 140 peer reviewed papers. He has also spent several decades working with young people. Along with his wife they were youth leaders for 10 years and worked with teenagers. Then together they worked for 15 years with kids ages 3-12. He has been an Elder at two churches and is very interested in seeing people get an education, becoming financially responsible and independent, while being free from addictions. He is currently a member of the Program Committee and chaired the 50th Anniversary celebration.

Michael Boykin Michael Boykin
1st Vice President

Charlette Buescher

Charlette Buescher joined the Dakota Center Board in 2013. She has a B.A. from Edgecliff College and an M.B.A. from the University of Dayton. In 2012 Charlette retired after a 30 year career as a financial manager with the Montgomery County Board of County Commissioners in the Office of Management and Budget. She is married with one daughter who is currently living in Spain. Charlette and her husband are active members of Queen of Apostles Community and the QAC Marianist Lay Community. Her hobbies include gardening and reading.

Dr. Patrick Donnelly Pat Donnelly
Recording Secretary

Pat Donnelly moved to Dayton in 1979 to join the faculty at the University of Dayton. He has his B.S degree from Saint Joseph’s University and his M.A. and Ph.D. from the University of Delaware. In addition to his role as faculty member in sociology at UD, he has served as department chair and associate provost for faculty and administrative affairs. He teaches courses and does research on crime, law and society, and urban sociology. He has been involved in a number of community organizations and boards. He is married to Brenda and has five children and five grandchildren. He joined the Board of the Dakota Center in 2015.

Marilyn Schwieterman Marilyn Schwieterman
Marilyn Schwieterman has been a member of the Dakota Center Board since March 2000 and is currently serving on the Executive Committee. Marilyn retired from the position of Resource Coordinator at the North American Center for Marianist Studies in 2001. Retirement allows her to visit her four children and their families (six grandchildren) who all live out of state; she has one family in each time zone of the continental US! She enjoys gardening, camping, and music--especially singing. Marilyn has been a lay Marianist for over 25 years having served on the Leadership Team for the Marianist Lay Network of North America and continues to serve as Archivist for the organization. She is a member of the Nazareth Lay Community, a small Christian community within the Marianist tradition.

Michael Britt Michael Britt
Michael is a Dayton native, a 1979 graduate of Archbishop Alter High School and a 1983 graduate from Ohio State. Most of his career has been in business. However, since 2008, Michael has been employed at Mound Street Academies, a charter high school for students who have either dropped out or have been out of school for extended periods of time. Mound Street is located a half mile from the Dakota Center and many of Mound Street's students have ties to the center. Michael knows firsthand the value of community centers like the Dakota Center and is committed to providing a safe haven to youths in the neighborhood where he works. His interests include golf, bicycling and walking, reading mystery novels and spending time with his large extended family.

Susie Goedde Susie Goedde
Susie Goedde is a real estate agent in Cincinnati and was asked by Fr. Philip Hoelle to be involved before his passing in 2005. Susie's father, Paul Reisinger, was the first President of the Dakota Center in 1965. She grew up going to Camp Dakota as her parents were very active and took a strong interest in seeing the future of the Dakota Center's success. Susie and her husband Phil have been married for 27 years and have 3 children. They are members of St. Susanna Parish in Mason, OH. She is the youngest of the 7 Reisinger children several of whom have volunteered their time at the center.

Keith McFarland Keith McFarland
Keith McFarland is a Senior Institutional Portfolio Manager and Vice President for Fifth Third Bank. He has over 25 years of investment experience and manages a wide variety of portfolios - including portfolios for trusts, corporations, governments, non-profits, endowment funds, and high net worth individuals. Keith is a graduate of The Ohio State University with a Bachelor of Business Administration degree. He has served on various boards and finance committees. Keith is a 2005 graduate of the Black Leadership Development Program from Parity, Inc. and the Dayton Urban League. He is married with two daughters.

Denise Porter-Ford Denise Porter-Ford
Denise (Vonda) Porter-Ford also serves as 3DI’s business manager. She is the administrative assistant for the Nuclear Medicine Department at Dayton's VA Medical Center, PTO President for Trotwood Madison Middle School, and she serves as a volunteer assistant coach for the Trotwood Express Girls basketball team. Vonda, a Dayton native, has two daughters, enjoys watching movies, traveling and activities improving the well being of kids.

Alan Saliwanchik Alan Saliwanchik
An Indiana native, Alan moved to Dayton and earned a Bachelor of Science degree (cum laude) in Computer Science from the University of Dayton. He is a Certified Payroll Professional (CPP) from the American Payroll Association. His wife Marilynne, along with Alan, built a payroll service company from scratch and expanded to 800 clients before selling the business in 2007. Alan owns Triple M Software, which does software needs-analysis, design, selection, and implementation services, plus custom software development. He enjoys playing baseball, bowling, sports of all kinds, music, travel, and working in the yard.

Brian Roberts, Esq.
Legal Counsel

Gerald VonderBrink
Chairman Emeritus

Gerald W. VonderBrink has served as Treasurer, Vice-President, and President of the Dakota Center and was Chief Financial Officer of the University of Dayton from 1961 to 1992. He currently volunteers at the homeless shelter of St. Vincent DePaul. He is Treasurer of the University of Dayton Library Advancement Association and Vice President of Places, Inc., an organization that operates six group homes for mentally ill adults.
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