Members of the EHS Advisory Council

 

Gary GoshornGary E. Goshorn

Education: B.S., Social Studies Education, Miami University, 1973 | M.A. and Ed.S., School Administration, Indiana University, 1978

Bio: Gary was employed by Bartholomew Consolidated School Corporation, Columbus Indiana, for 34 years where he served as a social studies teacher, coach, Dean of Students, Assistant Principal and Principal. He retired as Principal of Columbus East High School.

After retiring from B.C.S.C., Gary was recruited to be the Executive Director of St. Peter’s Lutheran Church and School, a position he held for five years, also in Columbus Indiana.

Gary’s educational expertise was in the area of brain research and how it impacts teaching and learning. He conducted workshops on this topic throughout southern Indiana for over 20 years.

Gary has remained active with Miami University, serving on the Miami Alumni Association Board of Directors 2004-2009, and again 2012-2015. He was president of the Alumni Board in 2008 which allowed him the opportunity to be active in the planning for the 2009 Miami University Bicentennial Celebration. He received the John E. Dolibois Alumni Award in 2016 and is the current president of the Miami University Men’s Glee Club Advisory Board. 

Member of the Advisory Council Since: 2014

Term Commitment: Spring 2020

Alum Year: 1973


J. MatskoJudith E. Matsko

Education: B.S., Health and Physical Education, Miami University, 1972 | M.Ed., Marygrove College, 1998

Bio: Judy is a recognized leader in Northeast Ohio and she has committed herself to empowering others to lead successful lives, whether a child, teenager or an adult. Serving as a board member or as the President of the Junior League of Cleveland, Judy makes a difference in her community. Judy holds board positions with The Girl Scouts of North East Ohio, The YWCA of Greater Cleveland, The Friends of the Cleveland Orchestra, The Cornerstone of Hope, and the Children’s Hunger Alliance Governing Board of Directors. She is a past member of the Miami University Alumni Association Board of Directors and is on the M.I.A.M.I. WOMEN Giving Circle Grants Committee. In 2012, she established the “Judith E. Matsko Scholarship Fund” for females majoring in education with an emphasis in coaching.

For 32 years, Judy was employed by the Strongsville City Schools as a Health and Physical Education teacher and as a coach for both volleyball and track. Her commitment and dedication to her field were evident with the partnerships she initiated between her school and other organizations such as the Southwest General Health Center, the Cleveland Browns, The Children’s Hunger Alliance, the American Heart Association, The American Dairy Association, and the Cleveland Cavaliers to help students maintain and improve their health habits. Judy was employed as a Development Director with Project EverGreen, a national nonprofit whose mission is to preserve green spaces, and Menlo Park Academy as the Marketing and Development Director for the only tuition-free K-8 all gifted school in Ohio. Judy was the Director of Advancement for Rose-Mary, a Catholic Diocese of Cleveland agency, serving individuals with developmental and intellectual disabilities. Currently, Judy serves as the Director of Development for IBH Addiction Recovery Center, a 50-year old residential facility serving those with drug and alcohol addictions.

Because of her dedication to serving her community, Judy has been the recipient of many prestigious awards spanning from 1972 through recent years, some of which include: “2015 Athena Award Finalist,” “Women of Distinction” from the Girl Scouts of North East Ohio, “The Society’s Hope Award” from the NOH Chapter of Leukemia and Lymphoma Society, the “Distinguished Alumni Award” from Mentor High School, the “Profound Impact Award” from Miami University’s School of Education, Health and Society, and the “Ruth T. Lucas Award” from the Junior League of Cleveland, Inc.

Member of the Advisory Council Since: 2017

Term Commitment: Fall 2020

Alum Year: 1972


L. MayLoren May

Education: B.S., Education, Miami University, 1970 | M.Ed., Miami University, 1973 | Ph.D., Loyola University, Chicago, 1993

Bio: From 1970-1975, Dr. May taught in both rural Ohio (middle school math) and an urban setting (Cleveland grades 5 & 6). In 1975, he was selected as an elementary principal in Bensenville School District 2, Bensenville, Illinois. In 1994, following two additional principal positions at the elementary and middle school level, he became the Assistant Superintendent for Curriculum and Instruction. From 2001-2015 he served as the Superintendent for Marquardt School District 15 in Glendale Heights, Illinois. Illinois.

In addition, Dr. May has served as a member of the Steering Committee for the Consortium for Educational Change (CEC). CEC’s mission is to build collaborative structures, processes and cultures with and among key educational stakeholders, including labor and management, to transform educational systems to continuously improve learning and achievement for all students.

He has also been a governing board member for LEND, the Legislative Education Network for DuPage County that has spearheaded local and state educational initiatives in the state of Illinois.

Currently, Dr. May has led a construction grant that secured 26.7 million dollars for school construction of a performing arts center and early childhood centers for the Marquardt School District. This initiative has also led to a partnership with the College of Creative Arts at Miami that has allowed undergraduate students to interact with students from Marquardt and develop five sculptures that will be placed in the courtyard of the Performing Arts Center.

Finally, Dr. May serves as an associate with Hazard, Young & Attea which is a national educational search firm.

Both of his daughters are Miami graduates (2013 & 2016).

Member of the Advisory Council Since: 2017

Term Commitment: Fall 2020

Alum Year: 1970 (B.S.) and 1973 (M.Ed.)


B. MeadeBilly Meade

Education: B.S., Water Resources Management, Central State University, 2007 | M.En., Miami University, 2011

Bio: Billy is the OSHA Compliance Specialist for PSA Airlines, a member of the American Airlines Family. His oversight includes all things OSHA, EPA and Hazardous Material related at the eight Maintenance Bases in Ohio, North Carolina, South Carolina, Virginia, Georgia and Florida.

Billy lives in Butler Township, Ohio with Marva, his wife and their dog, Mr. Salt. Marva and Billy are heavily involved in their church, Phillips Temple, where Billy serves as Media Director.

Billy is an avid cyclist and bicycle collector and enjoys traveling the world with his family.

Member of the Advisory Council Since: 2017

Term Commitment: Fall 2020

Alum Year: 2011


L. Winans ReiserLaurie Winans Reiser

Education: B.S., Family & Consumer Science, Miami University, 1979

Bio: Laurie and her husband Joe live in Tipp City, Ohio. They own and operate Winans Chocolates + Coffees where they manufacture their own line of handcrafted chocolates and roast gourmet coffees out of their facility in Piqua, Ohio. Winans Chocolates + Coffees has 18 retail stores and also sells products at four locations on Miami’s campus (MacCracken Market, Armstrong Center’s Mporium, King Café in King Library, and Maple Street Commons).

Laurie and Joe have two grown children, Madison and Wilson, both living in Columbus, Ohio. Their daughter, Madison, is a 2014 Miami graduate. Laurie’s brothers, Andy and Tim Winans, are also both Miami graduates. Tim was inducted into Miami’s Athletic Hall of Fame in 2015 based on his outstanding swimming career at Miami.

Laurie graduated from Miami in 1979 and immediately started a sales career with Xerox along with 3 other Miami grads, which were all hired by another Miami grad! After Xerox, Laurie spent 15 years at NCR Corporation and held the positions of Sales Representative and District Sales Manager, and was a director in the Marketing, Product Management, and Sales Education departments. Laurie ended her corporate career at BI, a Minneapolis-based performance improvement agency before moving to her family business working with her husband Joe.

Laurie has remained active at Miami serving on numerous Class and AXO Reunion Committees and is currently the Chair of the College of Education, Health and Society Advisory Council. She also serves on the Steering Committee of the Women’s Giving Circle.

Laurie and her family like to spend time at Indian Lake. She enjoys yoga, cooking, and traveling, and has been an active volunteer in an organization called CISV Building Global Friendship.

Member of the Advisory Council Since: 2011

Term Commitment: Spring 2020

Alum Year: 1979



Genesis Ross

Education: B.S., Early Childhood Education, Miami University, 2006 | M.S., Family & Child Studies, Miami University, 2010 | Ph.D., Educational Leadership, Miami University, in process

Member of the Advisory Council Since: 2014

Alum Year: 2006 and 2010


C. ShimminCheryl Shimmin

Education: B.S., Dietetics, Miami University, 1981 | M.B.A., University of Dayton, 1989

Bio: Cheryl is Network Director of Culinary and Nutrition Care at Kettering Health Network where she has worked for the last 35 years. Her oversight includes operations at nine (9) acute and two (2) long term care facilities. Professionally, Cheryl is active in Association of Healthcare Foodservice and Premier Inc, a group purchasing organization.

Educational experiences include a B.S. degree in Dietetics from Miami University, a dietetic internship at Presbyterian Hospital of Dallas, and an M.B.A. from University of Dayton.

Cheryl and her husband, Don, live in Kettering, Ohio (the city in which they both were raised) with their daughter Kari and two dogs. Their son, Kyle, lives with his wife, Sylvia, in a neighboring suburb, Bellbrook.

Community involvement includes being involved with St. Albert the Great Church, Homefull, March of Dimes, Kettering Backpack, and University of Dayton.

In her spare time, Cheryl enjoys gardening, playing tennis, hiking with her dogs, shopping with her daughter, and spending time with her family especially at their cabin in Tennessee.

Member of the Advisory Council Since: 2017

Term Commitment: Fall 2020

Alum Year: 1981


K. StoehrKristen Stoehr

Education: B.S., Health & Sport Studies: Dietetics, Miami University, 2010 | Registered Dietitian Nutritionist, Vanderbilt University Medical Center, 2011 | M.B.A., General Management, Pennsylvania State University, 2014

Bio: Kristen is a Registered Dietitian and Associate Brand Manager for Nestlé® USA, based in the Cleveland suburb of Solon, Ohio. In this position, she is responsible for leading end-to-end brand management, including product and communication strategy.

Kristen joined Nestlé in 2011 and has since held upwardly progressive roles in Regulatory & Scientific Affairs, Nutrition, Health and Wellness Strategy, and Brand Marketing spanning the LEAN CUISINE®, Confections & Snacks, BUITONI®, and Outsiders Pizza Company brands.

At Nestlé, Kristen was awarded the 2014 “Best Nestlé S.A. Nutrition, Health & Wellness” Global Initiative for implementation of portion guidance on all Nestlé USA Confections & Snacks products.

In 2016, Kristen was recognized as an Outstanding Young Alumni by Miami University.

Member of the Advisory Council Since: 2017

Term Commitment: Spring 2020

Alum Year: 2010