MCS-TOUCH Advisory Board
Joseph R. Carrizales
Joseph R. Carrizales serves as the Sales/Marketing/Operations General Manager of PSB Company, a division of White Castle Systems, Inc. PSB Company is a supplier to the appliance, lawn and garden, automotive, agricultural, truck, specialty vehicles and materials handling industries. PSB Company has two facilities in the Midwest: Columbus and Dayton, Ohio.
Kevin R. Nose
Kevin is a Columbus lawyer working in the areas of business transaction and estate planning. He is a graduate of Capital University, where he earned both a JD (1979) and LL.M in Taxation (1989). He has had extensive experience in representing small and medium-sized businesses in a myriad of areas with a view especially to the tax effects of real estate, business and asset acquisition; the tax focus also provides a further benefit in the area of wealth management and transition. He is active on a number of non-profit boards and is active in the Whitehall-Bexley Rotary.
Ruth is a professional communicator with more than 25 years of experience in journalism, grant writing and copy writing. She has also worked as a professional fundraiser and has served on several local advisory boards where she has provided guidance in case development and fundraising strategy.
John C. Gibbs
As a professor of psychology at The Ohio State University, John's interests pertain to cross-cultural sociomoral development, parental socialization, empathy, prosocial behavior, and antisocial behavior. He has, with students and colleagues, developed assessment measures of moral judgment, moral identity, social perspective-taking, self-serving cognitive distortions, and social skills. They have also converted their sociomoral treatment program, EQUIP, into a prevention program for middle and high school students. They are currently studying children's and adolescents' perceptions of parenting styles, especially the impact of parental discipline techniques upon adolescent moral identity. The new edition of his textbook, Moral Development and Reality, will be published by Oxford University Press.
Columbus Police Chief Kim Jacobs is a graduate of The Ohio State University and 4-year letter winner for OSU’s Women’s Track team. A graduate of the Police Executive Leadership College and Certified Law Enforcement Executive program, Chief Jacobs serves on the board of directors of the Center for Family Safety and Healing, board of trustees for the Ohio Law Enforcement Foundation, and is a member of United Way’s Women’s Leadership Council and Pride Council.
Channel 6 and 28 TV News Reporter Steve Levine is a graduate of Ohio University School of Journalism. Following the September 11th terrorist attacks Steve reported live from Ground Zero. Steve received The Edward R Murrow Award and numerous Associated Press Awards forhis investigative and enterprise reporting. He was honored by the International Association of Fire Fighters for his investigation on Baltimore's Critical Alert system. He is active with The National Center For Missing And Exploited Children and the Special Olympics.
Sam Peppers is partner in the Corporate Law Department of Dinsmore and Shohl, LLP. Sam focuses his legal practice on family wealth planning issues. Earlier he was with the Franklin County Probate Court as a General Magistrate presiding over matters before the Court such as adoptions, guardianship, name changes, estates, trusts, marriage applications, and civil commitments for mental illness.
Phil Harmon is an attorney in private practice in Worthington, Ohio. A graduate of Cornell University and Capital University Law School, Phil specializes in civil matters involving business planning and finance, probate, real estate, civil litigation, and election law.
Charles William Wittman, Jr. is the Director of Sales/Marketing for UltimateAir, Inc. He joined the board to help create independence and choice for formerly incarcerated adults.
Diane M. Goderre
Diane is an attorney at the law firm Thompson Hine, LLP, where she practices business litigation. She is a 1998 graduate of the University of Cincinnati College of Law. Throughout her professional career, Diane has enjoyed volunteering for various community organizations and has previously served on the boards of directors for the SPCA of Cincinnati, Ohio and the YWCA of Dayton, Ohio. Diane has been a member of the MCS-T.O.U.C.H. board since March 2012. Diane also currently serves on the board of the Women Lawyers of Franklin County. Originally from Cincinnati, Diane now lives in Bexley, Ohio with her husband and two sons.
Ray A. Jones
Ray Ayton Jones is the founder and CEO of The Jones Company of America, a strategic management firm based in the U.S. and The Republic of Liberia. In this capacity, Mr. Jones provides executive leadership for the various strategic initiatives that support the mission of this international consulting organization. Mr. Jones also served previously on the Ohio Business League, a task force established to advise Governor George Voinovich on issues relating to economic opportunities for minorities within Ohio. Also, Mr. Jones currently serves on the board of directors of Harvest Management Group, Inc., an industry leader in the management and development of affordable housing based in Ohio.