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.
Brett Kirkpatrick - President & Chief Executive Officer
Brett is a proven leader with more than 20 years of progressive experience in strategic planning, innovative program expansion, and management of operations throughout the healthcare continuum. He is passionate about developing strong cultures that promote quality, growth and successful outcomes. Brett is passionate about the mission of Community First, and looking forward to continuing the pursuit of innovative healthcare solutions. His healthcare and leadership expertise, commitment to quality, and passion for serving people make him uniquely qualified to assume the leadership role of the organization.
Dick Bower - Executive Vice President of Construction & Facilities
Dick oversees construction initiatives from start to finish and manages all ongoing maintenance initiatives for Community First. Dick has managed over $60 million in project infrastructure, and has remarkably completed all projects on time and within budget. Dick adds that a certain level of “perfectionism” comes with the territory, especially when supervising the construction of many high-level projects.
Patty Fawns - Corporate Executive Assistant
Patty began her career with Community First over 20 years ago with the Colonial Foundation. In her current role, she ensures that projects move forward on schedule and in an organized manner. She also manages the front desk personnel at the Community First Resource Center. With a passion and talent for helping others, Patty enjoys working with the Community First Staff and utilizing her creative skills to help plan employee and community activities. email@example.com
Mark Zoellner - Chief Financial Officer
Mark provides leadership for financial strategies for Community First. His career spans over 35 years in financial management roles for leading healthcare providers in the Cincinnati-Dayton area. Mark prides himself on being part of a leadership team that has propelled the organization forward through significant change in the past few years. Mark says that it’s the friendly people and the positive mission-driven organization that keep him coming back for more every day.
Kelley Lawrence - Vice President Health Services
Kelley is the Vice President of Health Services for Community First Solutions. Kelley is responsible for overseeing clinical support teams and maintaining licensures for Berkeley Square, Westover, and Jamestowne. Kelley began her career as a rehabilitation social worker, and was inspired to obtain her administrator’s license. Kelley has been an administrator for over 15 years.
Laura Sheehan - Vice President Behavioral Health
Laura has held several positions within Community Behavioral Health since joining the organization in 2004. She began her tenure as Employment Liaison Specialist, and was promoted through a variety of roles including Healthy Start Healthy Families Program Coordinator, Quality Improvement Coordinator, Benefits Supervisor, Director of Support Services, and President. As Vice President of Behavioral Health, Laura manages mental health services, alcohol and drug addiction services, Youth First services, employment case management services. firstname.lastname@example.org
Danielle Webb - Vice President Marketing & Community Relations
In Danielle’s tenure with Community First, she has worked with every facet of the organization. Her role is focused on maintaining strong brand presence & community connectivity, maximizing cross-marketing opportunities, and effectively integrating internal and external communication initiatives. She assesses each new business opportunity to identify how best to meet goals: designing, implementing, and evaluating dynamic marketing strategies for the organization. She also oversees the Development Team & The Coach House Tavern & Grille
Amy Wylie - Vice President Community Based Services
Amy first joined Community First as the Director of Colonial At Home, and immediately and substantially impacted the operations of the organization. As Vice President of Community-Based Services, Amy is responsible for all services focused on keeping older adults active and independent in their own homes including Home Care, Pharmacy, Transportation, Culinary Services, Elements Wellness Centers. She also oversees Colonial Schools.