Refuge of Hope Staff

Jo Ann Carpenter, CFRM

Director of Development


Carol Gresham

Receptionist/Data Entry


U-Londa Hicks

Director of Meal Ministry

330.453.1785 ext.203

Julia Hodson

Receptionist/ Data Entry

330.453.1785 ext.200

Julie A. Moldvay, CPA

Director of Finance

330.453.1785 ext. 201

Jerry O'Brien

Afternoon Supervisor/ Digital Media

330.453.1785 ext.204

Tim O'Neill

Director of Operations


Tim Petty

Shelter Supervisor

330.453.1785 ext.204

Tim Priest

Afternoon Supervisor

Scott Schnyders

Director of Men's Shelter

330.453.1785 ext.204

Mary Jane Smalls

Meal Ministry Assistant

Kristie Woods

Director of Community Relations


Duane Wykoff


330.453.1785 ext. 205

Refuge of Hope Board of Directors

Greg Wolfe


Flight Attendant at United Airlines

Member – 2015

Randy Snow

Vice President

Attorney Black McCuskey Souers & Arbaugh

Member – 2018

Jason Tuma


Partner at Sikich, LLP

Member – 2012

Terry Seeberger


Partner at Stark-Knoll

Member – 2007

Rick Beck

Technical Leader at General Electric

Member – 2012

John Bogniard

Attorney Krugliak, Wilkins, Griffiths & Dougherty Co., L.P.A.

Member – 2018

Michelle Cordova

Chief Juvenile Prosecutor, Stark County Prosecuting Attorney's Office

Member – 2019

Patrick Heighton

Cleveland Clinic

Member – 2016

Ed Laubacher

Educator at Lake Schools

Member – 2014

Mickey Lawver

Independent Consultant, Arbonne International

Member – 2011

Lynn Ramsburg


Member – 2019

Duane Wykoff

CEO at Refuge of Hope Ministries

Member – 2013

Al Buxton

Board Member Emeritus

Owner, Buxton Corporation

Member – 2008

Lois Ferrel

Board Member Emeritus

Marybeth Hinds

Board Member Emeritus

Rob Horger

Board Member Emeritus