Keith Kline, Ph.D.
Dr. Kline spent 34 years in public education serving as a teacher, assistant principal, principal and Superintendent in Greater Cincinnati. He is passionate about young people growing up to be safe, strong and well prepared for their futures. Keith holds three degrees from Miami University and now teaches doctoral and administrative coursework at Miami. Dr. Kline joined Grant Us Hope as Executive Director in July of 2018.
Director of Programming
A passionate educator and forward thinker, Ginny Potter has over 25 years of public education experience as a teacher, administrator and Superintendent. She has interacted and thrived in a diverse set of leadership experiences, including rural to suburban and traditional to progressive. Joining the Grant Us Hope team as the Director of Programming, Ginny is excited about providing the tools students need to flourish now and in their future!
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.
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.
Melissa Glover taught for 18 years in both Centerville City Schools and the CinDay Academy. She received her Bachelors of Science in Education at Bowling Green State University and her Masters in Literacy at the University of Dayton. She is excited to be a part of Grant Us Hope as a School Liaison. She is passionate about teen mental health care and helping every student have the opportunity to get help when suffering as well as helping the schools to be surrounded by the support they need.
Hope Squad Coordinator
Lauri joined the Grant Us Hope team as a Hope Squad Coordinator in July of 2019. She worked in the public schools for 33 years as a teacher, guidance counselor and advisor to teen leadership organizations. Lauri is excited to continue her passion of empowering and educating youth by implementing Hope Squads in schools. She earned her Bachelor of Arts at Miami University and Master of Education at Xavier University.
Development and Marketing Associate
Alex Holtmeier joined Grant Us Hope in August 2019. He graduated with a Bachelors Degree in Business Administration from Ohio University. Alex will be helping lead our marketing and development efforts as we enter an exciting growth phase. Alex is thrilled to work towards our vision to help prevent teen suicide.
Development and Marketing Intern
Rachel Zurilla is a senior at Miami University studying strategic communication and political science. She will be working with Grant Us Hope on marketing and communications efforts. Rachel is excited to help forward Grant Us Hope’s mission of teen suicide prevention, a cause that she is deeply passionate about.
Client Relations/ Office Manager
Sandy Murphy serves as the Client Relations/Office Manager for Grant Us Hope. She holds a Bachelor of Arts degree from the College of Mount Saint Joseph in Paralegal Studies.