Who We Are
About Community First Solutions
Community First Solutions is a nonprofit network based out of Butler County, Ohio, that provides a broad continuum of services to meet the diverse health and wellness needs of more than 30,000 residents throughout the region. As a not-for-profit network, we are deeply committed to the people we serve, and care and compassion drive our teams to fulfill our mission each day.
Our nonprofit network includes:
Community. We at Community First have a special connection to that word. Not only does it identify us, but it also describes what we do every day. It describes the people who make our work meaningful in large and small ways. It means we are proud to be part of the larger community that we serve.
More than 100 years ago, we began when an innovative woman gifted her house to meet the needs of older adults, and a group of philanthropists came together to make their vision a reality. These visionary local leaders recognized the need for “a home to which people might go who were no longer able to work… of which they could be such a vital part that they could still maintain their independence.” During an era when older adults were confined to poverty, almshouses and sanitariums, it was a nationally innovative concept.
For more than a century, we have built upon this mission – developing senior living communities that foster vitality and independence for residents of all levels of care. Through the years, we have expanded beyond our residential campuses to support older adults throughout our region and now provide a broad continuum of high-quality services.
Today, the difference we make is magnified because as a group of not-for-profits united as Community First Solutions, we pool resources and expertise to make a collective impact on healthcare, wellness, older adult housing, behavioral health, pharmaceutical services and even early childhood education.
We will continue to pursue growth – in existing and new markets – to support the mission of Community First and the needs of the communities we serve.
The vision of Community First Solutions is to identify and develop innovative and sustainable programs that enhance individual lives.
People, Quality, Integrity, Compassion, Community
Executive Leadership Team
Board of Directors
As a not-for-profit organization, we are governed by community-based volunteers who are dedicated to serving the community and fulfilling our mission. Our Board of Directors offers valuable leadership that ensures Community First responds to local needs and serves as an effective steward of services and resources.
- John Kirsch, Chair
- Nick Ziepfel, Vice Chair
- Margaret Baker, Treasurer
- Dr. William Fant, Secretary
- Neil Cohen
- Cathy Kuhl
- Raquel Loveberry
- Robin Miller
- Larry Mulligan
- Randy Oppenheimer
- Rob Weigel
- Jon Whalen
- Dan Griesinger
- Rev. John Lewis
- Clarissa Lichliter
President & Chief Executive Officer
Chief Financial Officer
Director of Human Resources
Executive Vice President of Construction & Facilities
Vice President of Behavioral Health Services
Vice President of Health Services
Vice President of Marketing & Community Relations
Vice President of Sales
Corporate Executive Assistant