Our Leaders

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.

Community First Solutions Board of Directors

Executive Leadership Team

Brett Kirkpatrick - President & Chief Executive Officer

Brett Kirkpatrick Brett is a proven leader with more than 20 years of progressive experience in strategic planning, innovative program expansion, and leadership of operations throughout the healthcare continuum. He is passionate about developing strong cultures that promote quality, growth and successful outcomes. 

Prior to joining Community First, Brett held leadership roles with the TriHealth system, serving most recently as Senior Executive for TriHealth’s McCullough-Hyde Memorial Hospital and Bethesda Butler Hospital.  There he developed a market strategy and led the integration of two of the newest hospitals into the TriHealth system.  In his tenure with TriHealth, Brett also led the Senior Services division and later became the Executive Director of Ambulatory Services before assisting with the integration of TriHealth’s Physician Partner network.  Brett served as a Nursing Home Administrator for both Deaconess Long Term Care and HCR ManorCare prior to joining TriHealth.

Brett is an active community leader serving on the Greater Hamilton Chamber of Commerce Board of Trustees, Hamilton Vision Commission Advisory Board and the Rotary Club of Hamilton. He hold an M.S. in Organizational Leadership from Mount Saint Joseph University and a B.S. in Health Services Administration from University of Cincinnati.
BKirkpatrick@Community-First.org

 

Mark Zoellner - Chief Financial Officer

Mark Zoellner

For more than 12 years, Mark has played a key role in leading Community First through significant growth.  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.   He oversees the organization’s  accounting, finance, revenue cycle management and IT functions.
MZoellner@Community-First.org

 

Stacey Andrews - Director of Human Resources

Stacey Andrews

With more than 20 years in the HR field, Stacey is responsible for overseeing human resources for the entire organization including recruitment, new employee onboarding, employee relations, employee benefits, and payroll.  Stacey holds PHR and SHRM-CP certifications.
SAndrews@Community-First.org

 

Dick Bower - Executive Vice President of Construction & Facilities

Dick Bower

Dick oversees construction initiatives from start to finish and manages all ongoing maintenance initiatives for Community First. Dick has managed over $80 million in project infrastructure and has remarkably completed all projects on time and within budget. 
RBower@Community-First.org 

 

Erin Day - Vice President of Community Behavioral Health

Erin Day

Erin is responsible for the strategic vision and daily management and operations of Community Behavioral Health. She ensures that high quality of care is provided for all behavioral health patients including medication management, substance abuse care, peer support services, and much more. She brings over 15 years of behavioral health direct and supervisory service and is a level three Licensed Chemical Dependency Counselor and trained in the Ohio Risk Assessment System.
EDay@Community-First.org

 

Kelley Lawrence - Vice President of Health Services

Kelley Lawrence

Kelley is responsible for overseeing the operations of Berkeley Square, Westover and Jamestowne, including all health services, hospitality and sales.   Kelley began her career as a rehabilitation social worker and was inspired to obtain her administrator’s license. Kelley has been an administrator for  15 years.
KLawrence@Community-First.org

 

Danielle Webb - Vice President of Marketing & Community Relations

Danielle WebbDanielle works with every facet of the organization. Her role is focused on maintaining strong brand presence & community connectivity, developing and implementing dynamic marketing strategies, and effectively integrating internal and external communication initiatives. She also oversees Fundrasing & Development, as well as the operations of The Coach House Tavern & Grille.
DWebb@Community-First.org

 

Amy Wylie - Vice President of Community Based Services

Amy Wylie

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, LifeSpan and Elements Wellness Centers.  She also oversees Colonial Schools. 
AWylie@Community-First.org

 

Patty Fawns - Corporate Executive Assistant

Patty Fawns

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.
PFawns@Community-First.org