CAVA Board 2022
President: Aaron Grant
Aaron is a senior project manager at People Working Cooperatively in Cincinnati where he manages the Volunteer Involvement Program and works on health-focused housing initiatives through PWC's Whole Home Innovation Center. Aaron holds an M.A. in Public Service and is also a licensed Risk Assessor with PWC's Lead Poisoning Prevention program. He has worked in the nonprofit housing sector for 12 years in the areas of home repair, accessibility and lead abatement, and provides direct services to low-income residents while coordinating the activities of more than 3,000 volunteers annually. Aaron also works on special research projects with local academic and health care organizations to explore the connections between housing and health, particularly issues related to asthma, lead poisoning and fall prevention. He serves on the board of the Ohio Healthy Homes Network and is Chairperson of the Hamilton County Lead and Healthy Homes Collaborative.
Vice President: Niki Marengo
Niki is the Community Engagement Manager for Clermont County Parks, helping to build corporate and community relationships. She is also currently building a new volunteer program for the parks. Before that, she worked on the volunteer resources team at Great Parks of Hamilton County, planning projects for corporate, school, scout and other community groups that connect them to nature and conservation. She has worked in the environmental and non-profit world for more than a decade. Niki has a Master's Degree in Public Administration. She is also a mom of two kids and a pup, and has her own outdoor business, Arrow Adventure. She has enjoyed serving on the CAVA Board and learning from so many other passionate non-profit professionals that are making good things happen in Cincinnati (and beyond)!
Secretary: Jill Silvers
Jill joined the CAVA Board in December 2020 as the secretary and has been a member of CAVA since 2018. Jill is currently the Volunteer Relations Specialist at Cincinnati Association For The Blind and Visually Impaired (CABVI). CABVI offers comprehensive vision rehabilitation services for people of all ages who are blind or visually impaired. Jill is a licensed social worker and has worked in serval different non-profits and served a wide variety of populations, from infants to seniors. She is passionate about training volunteers to Support people in our community.
When Jill is not working, she enjoys being outside at local parks, traveling to new places and completing projects around her garden and house. She is very thankful to CAVA for all the support and information it has provided to her in her roles and is glad to be serving on the Board.
Public Relations: Mykayla Kroeger
Mykayla is the Volunteer Manager at the Aronoff Center for the Arts with Cincinnati Arts Association. In her current role, Mykayla recruits, trains, and supports over 1,000 volunteers a year. With 10+ years of nonprofit experience including Cincinnati Zoo & Botanical Garden, Cincinnati Museum Center, and Girl Scouts of Western Ohio she brings a knowledge of volunteer management, program development and education to the board. Mykayla joined the CAVA Board as the Public Relations Chair in 2020 and has been a member since 2019. Mykayla also sits on the planning committee of the ServeOhio Volunteerism Conference. She is excited to bring her knowledge and skills to help other professionals in the field.
Continuing Education: Stephanie Togneri
Stephanie is excited to return to the CAVA Board in 2022. She has been a member of CAVA since 2010 and served as President from 2015 to 2017. Currently, Stephanie is the Senior Director of Volunteer Engagement for the YMCA of Greater Cincinnati where she is excited to be engaging members and community volunteers in supporting the Y's overall mission at the association and branch levels. Stephanie has had the pleasure of leading volunteers and directing projects at various nonprofits in the Tristate area. Whether it is helping people to develop healthy bodies, minds and spirits, have access to theatre education or social services, Stephanie has helped volunteers share and shape their skills and passions to make a direct impact.
Continuing Education: Kristen Woods
Kristen Woods recently started her role as the Community Engagement Manager with WAVE Foundation at Newport Aquarium. She has spent the past ten years working for local nonprofit institutions, starting her career at the Cincinnati Museum Center and most recently, the Girl Scouts of Western Ohio. Kristen is a University of Cincinnati graduate with a background in Art Education, and has spent most of her career in museum education, program management and volunteer administration. Kristen joined the Cincinnati Association of Volunteer Administrators board as one of their Continuing Education Chairs in November 2021 and is excited to find new professional development opportunities for CAVA Members.
Treasurer: Carolyn Frank
Carolyn Frank is the Volunteer Communication Specialist for the Freestore Foodbank. She helps to schedule volunteers for Freestore's Mayerson Distribution Center and many other job responsibilities. Carolyn enjoys meeting volunteers and helping them to experience what we do to help feed the community. She previously worked for the Alzheimer's Association of Cincinnati as the Development Assistant. When her children were in school, Carolyn was on the PTA Board as the Treasurer and Vice President. Carolyn looks forward to working with CAVAs board members.
Professional Development: Laura Gordon
Laura has been a member of CAVA since 2018 and appreciates all of the support and information provided by this organization. Laura is happy to be giving back by joining the Board as Professional Development Chair in December 2020. Laura has been the Volunteer Coordinator at Mentoring Plus since 2015. Mentoring Plus provides mentors and case management services for Northern KY troubled teens and their families. Laura recruits, trains and supports volunteers for many roles in Mentoring Plus, including mentors, volunteer cooks, interns and special events. Laura has a Bachelor's Degree in Psychology and has a passion for helping at-risk youth. In her off-work hours, Laura enjoys walking outdoors, traveling and spending time with her family.