Keith Kline, Ph.D.
Director of Programming
Over the last 22 years, Suzanna Davis has served as an educator and administrator at the high school level. Most recently Suzanna served as Principal at Lakota East High School, where she participated in the launch of one of the first high school Hope Squads in the Cincinnati area. Suzanna has a deep passion for empowering student voice and leadership to impact culture and save lives. She is excited to work with Grant Us Hope as the Director of Programming to forward the pro-mental health conversation in our schools and communities
VP of Development
Holly End brings over 20 years of development experience that includes providing local leadership at the Cooperative for Education, St. Vincent de Paul and, most recently, as the Chief Development Officer/Senior Vice President of the United Way of Greater Cincinnati. Holly holds a Bachelor’s degree in Communications and Public Relations from Xavier University. Holly shares, “As the mother of a 12 and a 15-year old, GUH’s mission really touches my heart. I am excited to do all I can to mobilize the generosity of this community in support of the young people we serve.”
Sandy Kauffman was born and raised in Wisconsin. For 15 years Sandy worked as a Certified Child Life Specialist to reduce anxiety and stress for patients and families during medical procedures or hospitalization at Cincinnati Children’s Hospital. Since losing her brother to suicide in 1999, Sandy’s passion lies in bringing awareness to and educating others about suicide prevention. Sandy joined Grant Us Hope as a School Liaison in February of 2019 and is eager to be a part of transforming how communities come together to save lives.
School Liaison/Master Trainer
School Liaison/Master Trainer
Lisa Carter was a teacher and instructional coach for 33 years, serving grades K-8. In addition, she has been an adjunct instructor at Miami University, her alma mater. Prior to her position at Grant Us Hope she was a Fellow for Amazon Education, traveling the country training teachers on program implementation. Lisa is excited about her School Liaison position, as it allows her to do her favorite thing, which is to learn from all the great ideas that kids always have! Lisa started with Grant Us Hope in December of 2018.
Hope Squad Coordinator
Lauri MacNeel has 34 years of experience as a teacher and school guidance counselor in the Greater Cincinnati area. After retiring from public education in 2015, Lauri joined Grant Us Hope as the Hope Squad Coordinator. She believes that young people are powerful, positive change agents in their schools and communities and loves being part of their empowerment.
Emily Mongelli earned her Bachelor of Arts in Human Development from Antioch University with the intent of supporting youth and families in her community. Emily was born and raised in the Gem City (Dayton, Ohio). Throughout her career she has assisted families from identifying developmental concerns in the birth to three age group to connecting families with community resources up through the age of graduation from high school. Emily has worked within school systems to support a healthy culture and implement prevention strategies to ensure positive behavioral outcomes. “I am excited to be an Educational Liaison with Grant Us Hope to be able to continue the work of supporting communities in changing their culture around mental health.”
Bradley Hamilton was born and raised in Greater Cincinnati. After earning a Bachelor of Music from Cincinnati Christian University, he relocated to New York City in 2009. There, he worked for a full-service award-winning advertising agency servicing the theater and entertainment industries, as well as a theatrical production, live event merchandise and apparel manufacturing company with operations in North America, the United Kingdom and Australia. Brad returned to Cincinnati and joined Grant Us Hope as the Office and Client Relations Manager in June of 2020, and is thrilled to support our mission to expand the availability of mental health services for local teens.
Office/Client Relations Manager
Marketing & Development Manager
Throughout her nearly 20-year marketing communications career, Melanie discovered her passion for strong brand building through philanthropy and community give-back. She holds a Bachelor of Arts in Journalism Communications / PR from Northern Kentucky University. A mother of two teenage boys, one of which was inducted into the Hope Squad of his middle school as a sixth grader, Melanie understands the extraordinary pressures our youth face and the importance of positive mental health as they journey through adolescence. Through effective marketing communications and successful event planning, Melanie works diligently to amplify Grant Us Hope’s message through a variety of impactful channels that touch students, educators, parents and Grant Us Hope supporters across the region-and-beyond.