Executive Management Team
Reba has dedicated her life to children and family ministry. She has a background in church and nonprofit leadership and is currently active in the worship ministry at her church. She and her husband are licensed foster parents and are privileged to be raising two beautiful girls and one playful doggie. Her passion is to show the love of Jesus to everyone she comes in contact with.
Reba began volunteering at Hope's Closet out of a desire to show the love of Jesus to children in foster care. She now has one foster love living in her home and is a part-time staff member with our organization. If you call Hope's Closet, it is very likely this is the friendly voice on the other end of the phone.
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Hope's Closet Boutique Manager
Tosha is a graduate of Miami University with a Bachelor of Business Administration with a major in marketing. She worked in business management for nearly ten years and children's ministry for the past nine years. She truly enjoys seeing children grow in their relationship with Jesus. Tosha feels led to minister to children and welcomes any opportunity to positively impact their lives. She is passionate about the mission Hope's Closet has to change the lives of children and families affected by foster care.
Tosha and her husband, Bill, have been married 20 years. They have 3 children: Austin, Andrew and Avery. In her free time, Tosha loves watching her kids participate in their various activities, vacationing with her family, coaching cheerleaders and photography.
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Board of Directors
Erika’s enthusiasm for Hope’s Closet began when she attended a fundraiser for the organization hosted by a neighbor, and later evolved to volunteering on various Hope’s Closet projects. Over the years, her life has been touched by foster families and she has a passion for supporting, encouraging, and championing them.
Erika has a bachelor’s degree from Miami University and is currently a senior bank examiner. She and her husband, Brad, live in Liberty Township with their two spunky schnoodles, Linus and Lucy. She enjoys time spent with her family, reading, traveling and cheering on the Kentucky Wildcats basketball team.
A board member since 2021, Melanie became aware of Hope’s Closet while researching local non-profits when participating in Board Orientation and Leadership Development (BOLD). Melanie, adopted herself, is passionate about our mission of supporting foster children and their families.
She holds a bachelor’s degree in chemical engineering from Worcester Polytechnic Institute and an MBA from Boston University. Melanie and her husband, Joe, live in Richmond, Indiana with their dogs, Dabo (named after Clemson University’s football coach) and Reese (named after Melanie's favorite candy). Their four children all reside in the Southeast, two having graduated from Clemson and one still attending.
She enjoys cooking, traveling, reading and track cycling, as well as cheering for Clemson football! Go Tigers!
Jaycee is originally from the Philippines where she was very active in doing volunteer work for children. She has visited and rallied donations for shelters for abandoned and abused children, and was a resident volunteer teacher in a free tutoring organization for street children. When she migrated to the US in 2015, she tried to continue with her community service through small scale fundraising activities for different not-for-profit organizations, but felt she can do more. She and her husband are very active in church - serving as lectors in St. Maximillian Kolbe Church, and participating in many church programs (Unbound, Letters to Uganda). They are also active in the Missionary Families of Christ community, and training to become household servants. Jaycee has always been vocal about the need to support children, and an advocate for the enrichment of children’s lives.
Jaycee has a Bachelor of Science in Accountancy, a Certified Public Accountant (Philippines) and a Certified Internal Auditor with honors (IIA). She has been in Public Accounting throughout her career (since 2008). She and her husband, Dan, are blessed with two young boys, Robi and Matteo, and a baby girl, Addy (due July 2022). They live in West Chester, Ohio. She enjoys cooking and baking, traveling and learning about different cultures, watching history films and documentaries, and spending quality time with family.
Valerie’s passion for the foster care world began a few years ago when helping to serve the foster care community alongside a friend at church. That opportunity ignited a longing to do something more. After several conversations with other foster parents and friends, Valerie and her husband, Matt, became licensed foster and adoptive parents in February of 2016. Valerie joined the board in May of 2015 to serve as secretary.
Valerie has a bachelor's and a master's degree in business education from The Ohio State University. She spent ten years in brick and mortar high schools teaching business education and has spent that last seven years teaching for an online charter school. She most recently received her certificate in online and blended learning from the University of Cincinnati.
Valerie and Matt currently have two biological children and one daughter adopted from foster care. They moved to Liberty Township ten years ago from central Ohio. They enjoy spending time visiting family, boating and attending Buckeye games in the fall and Reds games in the summer.
In 2012, Rick and his wife, Karen, took their children Austin, Bradyn and Colin to “Foster Parents Night Out”, where they had their first significant exposure to foster care. As a parent, it was Rick’s goal to help his kids see the need of children in our community and hopefully impress on them to think less about themselves and more of others. It was at that event Rick learned his Heavenly Father had for him the same goal. God broke Rick’s heart for His little ones, and he knew he must respond in some way. That night started their journey, as Karen and Rick are currently adopting 3-year-old twins (boy and girl) who have been part of the family for 2-1/2 years.
Rick has a bachelor’s degree in theology from Baptist Bible College. Rick enjoys spending time with his family, serving with his wife at their church, traveling and any excuse for sports - especially if it includes the Dallas Cowboys or the New York Yankees.
Judi comes to Hope's Closet with 25 years' experience in Financial Services leadership, sales, and organizational strategy. She is dedicated to empowering and inspiring others, especially children in need of love, emotional, educational and material support. Her desire to create better futures for children led her to Hope's Closet as a volunteer in January 2021.
Judi holds a Bachelor of Science in Psychology from the University of Dayton. She and her husband, Galon, are blessed to have two grown children, Erin and Austin, and two lively granddaughters, Brooklyn and Bryce. In her spare time, she volunteers as a Stephen Minister through her church and enjoys volunteering as an OSU Master Gardener.