About Us

Board of Directors

President:     Lynda O'Connor

Lynda O’Connor has been active for many years in her community in a variety of leadership roles. In addition to her position as the president of the Lakota School District Board of Education, her current board service includes: Boy Scouts of America Dan Beard Council; Butler Technology and Career Development Schools; The Faith Alliance of Southwest Ohio; Ohio School Board Association Southwest Regional Executive Committee; Partners in Prime; and the West Chester Liberty Character Council. 

She is the current Chair of the BSA Ft. Hamilton District (encompassing most of Butler County). She is also an active member of the West Chester Liberty Chamber Alliance, participating on the Government Issues and Ambassador teams, and the Leadership 21 Alumni Board.

 Lynda and her family have lived in West Chester since 1991. Lynda's husband of thirty-two years is a retired military veteran and an instructor pilot for Delta Airlines. They are blessed with two sons, the oldest a graduate of Lakota and Ohio State University, and the youngest a current student at Ohio State. She and her husband are originally from Chicago, Illinois.

Lynda obtained her Bachelor of Arts in Speech and Language Pathology from Elmhurst College and her Master of Education (Special Education) from the University of Nevada in Las Vegas.

Vice President:       Troy Sybrant

Wherever Troy Sybrant has served as a pastor, he has been active in his community in various leadership roles. Currently he serves as a volunteer at the West Chester Activity Center, and is a member of the Leadership Council for the Butler County Alcohol & Drug Coalition. He also serves on the board of the Faith Alliance of Southwest Ohio. He is senior pastor at the Tylersville Road Christian Church (Disciples of Christ) in Mason.

Troy and his family have lived in West Chester since 2009. Troy’s wife of 16 years is a music therapist. They are blessed with a daughter who’s currently at Hopewell Junior School. Troy and his family are most recently from southern California, having lived in numerous states.

Troy obtained his Bachelor of Arts in Religion and Philosophy at Barton College, his Master of Science in Social Work from the University of Tennessee, and his Master of Divinity from Vanderbilt University. He is currently working on his Doctorate in Ministry at Fuller Theological Seminary.

Treasurer:       Jeff Diver

Jeffrey Diver is is the executive director of Supports to Encourage Low-income Families (SELF), the Butler County Community Action Agency dedicated to helping low-income families become self-sufficient.

Throughout his career, Jeff has actively served on numerous committees and boards, especially those helping to meet human needs. He currently serves as president of Primary Health Solutions (the community health center network in the county), vice president of the Transit Alliance of Butler County, and executive committee member and past president of the Butler County Family and Children First Council. He also is an Internal Consultant for the Ohio Community Action Training Organization.

In 2005, Jeff was presented the Karen S. House Leadership Award for Dedication and Commitment to the Development of Leadership for Regional Collaboration by the West Chester-Liberty Chamber Alliance. In 2008, he was presented with the MLK Drum Major Award from the Middletown Ministerial Alliance.
Before coming back to the area where he was raised, Jeff was the field director of the National SAFE KIDS Campaign, based in Washington, D.C. and chaired by the former Surgeon General C. Everett Koop, M.D.

Jeff and his wife Angela are the proud parents of four children, ages 9 to 20.

 

Secretary:       Ronald Rohlfing

Ron Rohlfing has been involved in the West Chester-Liberty community since 2006, when The Health Alliance, now UC Health, started planning for West Chester Hospital. Ron’s community service initially began as an advocate for West Chester Hospital, in his role of vice president of operations for the hospital. West Chester Hospital. He has been responsible for all operations and ancillary support departments within the hospital since it opened in 2009.

Ron has also served as a project manager, during which he developed a series of processes and programs in anticipation of the hospital’s opening. He has also been a practicing registered respiratory therapist since 1989 and has performed numerous clinical and project management roles with The Health Alliance of Greater Cincinnati.

Ron earned a Bachelor of Science degree in marketing and management from the University of Cincinnati, a Master of Business Administration degree from the University of Phoenix, and a Master’s degree in Executive Leadership and Organizational Change from Northern Kentucky University. He is a Certified Six Sigma Black Belt (Lean Design).

Ron serves as a member of the American College of Health Care Executives, the American Association of Respiratory Care, is a member of the West Chester-Liberty Chamber Alliance Board of Directors (2014 Board Chair), and is an advisory member for Butler Tech’s Bio-Science health programs.

Ron has lived in the greater Cincinnati area since 1982 and currently resides in Northern Kentucky.

Fiscal Administrator:        Thomas Kelechi

Thomas Kelechi has been the CEO and President of the Envision Partnerships and ACCESS, Ohio (court diversions) corporations since February 1982. A psychology graduate of Miami University, he worked for Childrens Protective Services for nine years before joining the Council. He has a Masters degree in business from Lesley University, Cambridge, Massachusetts.

Tom is licensed in Ohio as a Professional Counselor and Social Worker (Supervision). Over the past 20 years he has served as a Peer Reviewer for the U.S. Department of Justice. He has also been a Special Investigator for the Butler County Common Pleas Court. He has served numerous community organizations.

Envision Partnerships provides substance abuse prevention to school districts in Butler County. They have been the recipients of five Ohio Department of Alcohol and Drug Addiction Services Exemplary Programming Awards since 1999. ACCESS, Ohio offers court-ordered sentencing diversion programs for OVI (DUI) offenders.