Jeannamarie has lived in Yellow Springs for over 20 years raising two daughters in the community. As a graduate of Ohio University in Fashion, Jeannamarie has built an award-winning career in the US fashion/apparel industry. While traveling extensively for her consulting company JCox and owning Basho Apparel, a local eco-friendly graphics and screen-printing business, she has made time to serve in Board positions of local nonprofits with John Bryan Community Pottery, The Yellow Springs Chamber of Commerce, and the Little Art Theatre. Whether in the private, public or non-profit sector, Jeannamarie is vested, solves problems, improves performance and raises the quality of those lives she touches.
I was born and raised in Los Angeles, California. Both of my parents were in the movie business; my father was a screenwriter and my mother was a publicist for Warner Brothers. Despite that background (and despite the fact that my sister is a television producer and my daughter is a senior vice president at Discovery Network), I never had an interest in working in the entertainment industry. I spent my career as the director of nonprofit organizations, including a community development corporation in New York City, an organization that provides services for people who are homeless, and an organization that provides services for victims of domestic violence. I also worked as a consultant to nonprofits, providing advice on board governance, fund raising, strategic planning, and organizational development. I have been retired since 2006. My husband, Len Kramer, and I serve on a number of boards of local nonprofits, and we travel for pleasure including the pleasure of spending time with our four grandchildren. I also have a small travel advisory company, Perfectly Planned Travel, which helps people plan trips to England, Paris, Portugal, and Provence. I graduated from Antioch College and have a Master’s degree in Public Administration from the University of Texas, Austin.
Scott Geisel lives in Yellow Springs and teaches at Wright State University. He has served on advisory committees for the Miami Valley Career Technology Center and the School of Advertising Art, and on the Glen Helen Association Board of Trustees. Other community service Scott has done includes volunteer work, special projects, workshops, and educational programs for Glen Helen, the Tecumseh Land Trust, the Dayton Metro Library, and the Dayton Regional STEM School. Liz Valenti Liz Valenti grew up in the Chicago suburb of Oak Park. She graduated from Northwestern University with a bachelor’s degree in Organizational Behavior and minor in Accounting. Liz also has a culinary degree from the California Culinary Academy.
Rosemary C. Naulty
Rosemary Naulty, is the Associate Director of Alumni Relations and Grants Research for Antioch University. Rosemary has earned her B. A. and M.P.A. from the University of Dayton and has over 20 years of experience in the Miami Valley nonprofit sectorDuring her time as Development Director at the Springfield Museum of Art, Naulty created and implemented a multi-year development plan that included management of the annual fund, major gift solicitations, and grant writing. Her career in fundraising also includes managing the fund distribution process for the United Way of the Greater Dayton Area and event management for the Artemis Center for Alternatives to Domestic Violence. In 2007, she created the Revitalize Consulting Network, a firm dedicated to business development, management, product delivery and customer service In 2012, Rosemary was honored as the Alumnus of the Year by Leadership Clark County for her years of volunteer service to multiple community nonprofits in Clark County. Through her years of volunteer and professional service in Clark, Greene, Miami, Montgomery and Preble counties, she has built strong relationships with the educational, cultural and business sectors in all of the Miami Valley communities. Rosemary and her husband, Jeff Johnson, live in Springfield, Ohio. Rosemary is an accomplished textile designer, seamstress and cook. She and her husband enjoy vacationing in northwest Michigan where they have a home on Crystal Lake.
Board Financial Officer
Growing up on a farm in northwestern Ohio, Craig understands the saying, ͞many hands might light work,͟ and is always ready to lend a hand. Starting with membership in 4-H, Craig learned the values of citizenship, leadership, and responsibility.
He has developed a deep passion for making the region a better place to live, work and play. Craig is currently an active contributor to a number of non-profit boards in the area including; TEDxDayton, Leadership Dayton, DVAC, as well the Historic South Park neighborhood association. Craig has held leadership positions at national retailers, a local benefit company and currently serves as Director of Mission Engagement and Communication for Ohio’s Hospice. He and his team are responsible for internal and external communications, communications strategies and social media.
Kevin holds a Bachelor of Science in Business Administration with a concentration in Computer Information Systems from The Ohio State University, a Master of Education from the University of Dayton, and a Project Management Professional (PMP) Certificate from the Project Management Institute. He brings to Antioch a wide range of experience including K-12 teaching experience as a special needs educator in the Dayton Public Schools system; Adult Education experience as an Adult Educator, a Technology Coordinator and as GED Chief Examiner for Orange County Schools in Florida; and as an Information Technology Consultant for Digital Equipment Corporation (HP), KPMG Consulting (BearingPoint) and other consulting firms. Kevin is a product of experiential education as a graduate of John H. Patterson Cooperative High School in Dayton, and a participant in the Cooperative Education Program while at Michigan State University.
Kevin is interested in golf, cycling and grandparenting. He also enjoys singing choral music as a member of the World House Choir.
Liz Valenti grew up in the Chicago suburb of Oak Park. She graduated from Northwestern University with a bachelor’s degree in Organizational Behavior and minor in Accounting. Liz also has a culinary degree from the California Culinary Academy.
Liz has extensive experience with non profit organizations including: Finance and Operations Director for Gay Games Chicago. President and Treasurer of Chicago based Women’s Sports Association. Sports Director and Female Co-chair of Team Chicago.
In addition, Liz has worked for a public accounting firm doing primarily general accounting, cost accounting and income tax compliance for a variety of clients including several community based theatres.
Liz returned to Yellow Springs with her partner and son in 2011 to assist Meadowlark Restaurant’s move to a larger space. In 2012, Liz and Wiley turned their attention to opening a new restaurant which is now known as Wheat Penny Oven and Bar. Liz was instrumental in the opening and menu development of the Wheat Penny. Liz became a shareholder in Meadowlark Enterprises, Inc. Liz enjoys movies, reading, athletics and motorcycling. She and her partner Ann Simonson, reside in Yellow Springs with puppies Little Bear and Iris, as well as patient feline siblings Rocky, Buddy and Glenda Bean.