O.N. Ray Bignall II, MD is a board certified pediatrician and clinical fellow in pediatric nephrology at Cincinnati Children's Hospital. Dr. Bignall received a bachelor's degree from Howard University in Washington, D.C. and a medical degree from Meharry Medical College in Nashville, TN. A passionate advocate for child health, he serves on the public policy committee of the American Society of Pediatric Naphrology and volunteers with the Every Child Succeeds and Cradle Cincinnati child health initiatives. Because of his efforts, Dr. Bignall received the 2017 Dr. William Cotton Pediatrician Advocate Award of the Ohio Chapter of the American Academy of Pediatrics and was recognized as a 40 Under 40 Leader in Health from the National Minority Quality Forum and Congressional Black Caucus Health Braintrust. He is married to Dr. Whitney Raglin Bignall, a child psychologist and post-doctoral research fellow at Cincinnati Children's Hospital. Outside of medicine, Dr. Ray enjoys youth ministry and outreach, playing the violin, and flying as a licensed private pilot.
Ariella (Ari) Cohen was born and raised in Cincinnati. She has an undergraduate degree in Psychology and a Masters in Social Work. She has served on a number of boards and committees throughout the Cincinnati community and especially enjoys thinking outside the box and tackling challenges within agencies. She is married and has 5 awesome kids.
Audrey Holtzman is the Volunteer Coordinator at Cincinnati Youth Collaborative. For the past 5 years she has worked with MVK to provide unique experiences for the students of Rockdale Academy and now as a board member for MVK she will focus on providing these same experiences to students throughout the Greater Cincinnati region. She has been fortunate to see the direct impact MVK has made in the lives of children and brings a unique prospective to the Board. As a child growing up in the inner city, she faced a lot of the adversities similar to that of the kids MVK serves. She knows the importance of providing at-risk kids with experiences that have the potential to change their view of their world, their future and themselves.
Jeff Carper is a Sales Director with Total Quality Logistics, he has been
with them since 2006. Prior to that he held sales and marketing positions with
Honeywell and Cintas. He is a 7 year veteran of the United States Army. He was
unit program director for United Way for four years in the service. He is a
2010 graduate of the Clermont County Chamber of Commerce “Lead Clermont” program. Jeff resides in Batavia with
his wife Kristina and his four children Ashlee, Kaylia, Scott, and Josh.
Debbie Brant is a fundraising consultant and owner of
Deborah S. Brant Inc. She has completed fundraising campaigns for clients like
the Art Academy of Cincinnati, Know Theatre, Ursuline Academy, and Ensemble
Theatre. Debbie is President of the Mayerson JCC Board, Chair of the Development
Committee for the Cincinnati Ballet, and Co-Chair of the Cincinnati Country Day
School Annual Fund. You can find Debbie and her family enjoying many arts and
sports events in Cincinnati.
Ray Compagna is the Chief Development Officer of
BrightView, a behavioral health corporation. Mr. Compagna has more than 20 years of
marketing and sales experience in the healthcare industry. Most recently, Mr.
Compagna was the Senior Vice President of Marketing & Business Development
for Poplar Healthcare, an anatomic pathology laboratory. Prior to Poplar Healthcare, he was the
Director of Marketing for Meridian Bioscience, a leading manufacturer and
distributor of diagnostic test kits. Mr. Compagna has also held marketing and
business development positions at companies such as Hill-Rom, Boston
Scientific, and DIANON Systems. In addition, Mr. Compagna owned and
operated a marketing consulting company that provided professional services for
Olympus, Quintiles Consulting, and Esoterix. Mr. Compagna is a graduate of Franklin
& Marshall College in Lancaster, Pennsylvania and also studied at the
University of Copenhagen in Copenhagen, Denmark.
Tedd H. Friedman (co-founder and Chairman
of the Board of Most Valuable Kids of Greater Cincinnati) is a shareholder of
Katz, Teller, Brant & Hild. Tedd's legal practice is concentrated in
business and real estate law, with an emphasis on mergers, acquisitions and
divestitures, real estate development, the restaurant and hospitality industry and information technology. Tedd was selected to
Woodward/White's Best Lawyers in America from 2010-2014. He was also the
recipient of the Beacon of Light Humanitarian Award from Lighthouse Youth
Services and of the Kate S. Mack Award from Jewish Federation of Cincinnati.
Dawn Green has been an award-winning, licensed real estate agent and investor since 2005. She is currently partner and co-founder of Point Blank Range & Gun Shops. Dawn is very active in the Cincinnati community, currently serving on the Affordable Housing Board of Episcopal Retirement Communities and the Board of Directors of Lighthouse Youth Services and New Life Properties, where she served as Chair for four years. She is currently spearheading the development of Sheakley Center of Youth, a permanent and short-term facility that will house and serve homeless youth in Cincinnati, age 18-24. Dawn is past Chair of the Young Adult Division of the Jewish Federation of Cincinnati, winning the Kate S. Mack Award, two years in a row. Dawn graduated from Northwestern University of 1991and currently lives in Indian Hill with her husband, four kids and two dogs.
Sean Lynn is the Director of Marketing and Public
Relations for U.S. Bank Arena, the Cincinnati Cyclones, and Nederlander
Entertainment. He has been involved in the marketing of live events since 2002
including sporting events, family, events, and concerts ranging in size from
intimate clubs to arenas to festivals. It is through this career that he
realized the difference a live event can make in a child’s
life and the importance of children experiencing a variety of live arts and
events. A graduate of Wright State University, he made Cincinnati home in 2003.
He now resides on the east side of Cincinnati with his wife, daughter and son.
a 30 year career working in development. She currently works at Beech Acres Parenting Center as a Senior
Development Officer. Prior to Beech Acres, she worked for the Jewish Federation of
Cincinnati in various fundraising and marketing areas. Her specialty is donor
stewardship and event planning. She is a past board member of Hillel and has volunteered for
Inter Faith Hospitality Network (IHN) planning their fundraising breakfast. Kim and her husband
Barry have recently moved downtown and are very much enjoying the
revitalization of Cincinnati.
Smith is a
Vice President and Managing Director with Fidelity Investments. Darrin is also a member
of the Midwest Region Extended Leadership Team at Fidelity, a past President’s Circle Winner in
recognition of outstanding client service, and is involved in Fidelity’s community outreach
programs. Prior to joining
Fidelity, Darrin worked at Merrill Lynch, Fifth Third Bank, and Brown Brothers
Harriman. Darrin has 25 years of
experience in the financial services industry and retirement services industry.
Darrin is also on the
Finance Commission of Good Shepherd Catholic Church, and has served previously
on other not for profit boards. Darrin received his MBA from Boston University and his B.S. from
Southern Methodist University.