Directors Emeriti

The Society is fortunate to retain the leadership and wisdom of a strong and talented group of Directors Emeriti who have made outstanding and sustained contributions to the work of the agency.

Name CHS Service
Russell P. Hill President and Vice President
Dates of Board Service: 1985-1998 Elected Emeritus:1998
   
Nancy S. Tonkin President and Vice President
Dates of Board Service: 1987-1998 Elected Emeritus: 1998
   
Mrs. William Sutherland (Patricia H.) President, Vice President and Assistant Treasurer
Dates of Board Service: 1983-1998 Elected Emeritus: 1998
   
George M. Ferrell Board Member
Dates of Board Service: 1989-1998 Elected Emeritus: 1998
   
Clarence A. "Bud" Lawson, Jr. Treasurer
Dates of Board Service: 1987-2000 Elected Emeritus: 2000
   
Mrs. Robert Smith (Jane Calhoun) President and Vice President
Dates of Board Service: 1979-2001
Elected Emeritus: 2001
   
John Bowyer Committee Chair and Chaired 16 Annual Golf Outings
Dates of Board Service: 1985-2001 Elected Emeritus: 2001
   
Reed Spangler President, Vice President and Treasurer
Dates of Board Service: 1983-2001 Elected Emeritus: 2001
   
Gregory W. Bailey President and Vice President
Dates of Board Service: 1985-2001 Elected Emeritus: 2001
   
Matthew D. Smith President and Vice President
Dates of Board Service: 1991-2002 Elected Emeritus: 2002
   
Stephen D. Wehrle Treasurer
Dates of Board Service: 1993-2002 Elected Emeritus: 2002
   
Patricia P. O'Reilly Secretary
Dates of Board Service: 1993-2002 Elected Emeritus: 2002
   
Thomas A. Heywood, (Bio)  

Dates of Board Service: 1996-2005

Elected Emeritus: 2005

   

Stephen P. Dexter, (Bio)

Chairman, Vice Chairman and Assistant Secretary
  Dates of Board Service: 1995-2006 Elected Emeritus: 2006
   
Stephen W. Drake (Bio)  
Dates of Board Service: 2001 - 2007 Elected Emeritus: 2007
   
Thomas E. McHugh  
Dates of Board Service: 1998 - 2007 Elected Emeritus: 2007
   
John Lukens (Bio) Chairman and Vice Chairman
Dates of Board Service: 2001 - 2008 Elected Emeritus: 2008
   
Joseph E. Raymond Committee Chair
Dates of Board Service: 1997 - 2008 Elected Emeritus: 2008
   
W.I. "Bill" Hairston (Bio) Secretary
Dates of Board Service: 2000 - 2009 Elected Emeritus: 2009
   
Sally K. Richardson (Bio) Chairman, Vice Chairman
Dates of Board Service: 2000 - 2009 Elected Emeritus: 2009
   
William M. Ellis, Jr. (Bio) Treasurer
Dates of Board Service: 2000 - 2011 Elected Emeritus: 2011
   
H. Keith Spears (Bio) Chairman, Vice Chairman
Dates of Board Service: 2002 - 2011 Elected Emeritus: 2011
   
Dave Pitchford Chairman and Vice Chairman
Dates of Board Service: 2004 - 2013 Elected Emeritus: 2013
   
Janet Craig Director of Training
Dates of Service: 1986 - 2012 Elected Emeritus: 2012
   
Susan Mollohan Director of Administrative Services
Dates of Service: 1976 - 2012 Elected Emeritus: 2012
   
Cookie Glasser Board Treasurer
Dates of Service: Elected Emeritus: 2014
   
   
   

We continue to learn and draw benefit from the following Directors Emeritus, now deceased:

Name CHS Service    
Mrs. Arthur C. Chandler (Laura Smith) (Bio)
President, Secretary and Treasurer
Dates of Board Service:1949-1976 Elected Emeritus: 1976 Date of Death: 1992
Mrs. H.B. Wehrle (Elizabeth) Board Member
Dates of Board Service: 1951-1976 Elected Emeritus: 1976 Date of Death: 1982
George Ward (Bio) Vice President    
Dates of Board Service:
1943-1976
Elected Emeritus: 1976   Date of Death: 1978
Charles Rotgin (Bio) President Secretary Treasurer
Dates of Board Service:
1953-1981
Elected Emeritus: 1981   Date of Death: 1987
Mrs. Ross Huddy (Bio)
(Helen S.)
Secretary    
Dates of Board Service:
1986-1996
Elected Emeritus: 1996   Date of Death: 1998
James R. "Bob" Nuzum (Bio) Committee Chair    
Dates of Board Service:
1975-2001
Elected Emeritus: 2001   Date of Death: 2003
Mrs. Arlen Bishop (Margaret P.) (Bio) President, Vice President and Secretary
Dates of Board Service:
1980-2002
Elected Emeritus: 2002   Date of Death: 2008
Governor Cecil H. Underwood Chair, Hovah Hall Underwood Capital Campaign
  Elected Emeritus: 2006   Date of Death: 2008
Arthur N. Gustke      
Arthur N. Gustke Elected Emeritus: 2007   Date of Death: 2009
Mrs. Charles Rotgin (Helaine)
  Elected Emeritus: 2006   Date of Death: 2010

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"What we do each day as staff and Board members is the same: we guide, instruct, and encourage with the goal of enabling children to succeed, to control the winds of destiny in their lives." -John Bowyer  
"I challenge each of you...to continue finding ways to serve children and to be willing to make changes." -Jane C. Smith

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