Our Board and Staff

The Drop Inn Center is more than simply a shelter for the homeless of Greater Cincinnati – it's a refuge of support and encouragement. It’s a sanctuary for people needing a second chance or a safe haven. And it begins with the people working behind the scenes – our board members and executive staff.

Board of Directors

Carlos Teran
US Bank
Annie Bennett, LISW
Vice Chairperson
Patrick Sledz
Kent Cashell
RBC Capital Markets


Tom Klinedinst, Jr. John Kropp
Graydon Head
Elissa Pogue, LISW-S
Internet for Health
Patty Wolff
Dunnhumby USA
Jeff Eberlein
Eric Mower & Assc.
Keith Endres
Community Engagement
Valerie Zummo
Court Magistrate
Heidi Black
Knowledge Works
Brian MacConnell
VP, Chanticleer Consulting & Owner,
Gyroscope Strategic Marketing

Executive Staff

Arlene Nolan Executive Director
Fannie Johnson Director: Shelter Services
Gail Harper Director of Development
Amy Harpenau Director: Case Management Services
Julie Winkowski Chief Financial Officer
John Wagers Chief Operating Officer