BOARD OF DIRECTORS:

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SECRETARY - CHRYS PETERSON

Chrys Peterson was the lead anchor at WTOL 11 for 20 years, anchoring the 5, 6 & 11 PM newscasts. She was inducted into the Associated Press Broadcasters Hall of Fame in 2014, and has earned six Emmy Awards and four coveted Edward R. Murrow awards for her storytelling.

 

In 2014, Chrys retired from television news and started a leadership and communication consulting business. She has a master’s degree in organizational leadership and is proud to use 32 years of TV News and community leadership experience to help ProMedica Health System and other local companies and non-profit organizations maximize the potential, productivity and engagement of their employees.

 

Chrys is active in the community, serving on the Lourdes University Board of Trustees and the Toledo Police Foundation board; she’s president of the Press Club of Toledo, and has served as Honorary Chair for the NW Ohio Komen Race for the Cure for 25 years. She has also been involved with the 20 Under 40 Leadership Awards, the Boys and Girls Clubs of Toledo, and numerous other community organizations.

 

Chrys has been married for 22 years to Tom Runnells, who recently retired from a 41-year career in Major League Baseball. Their daughter Riley is studying journalism at Ohio University.

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TREASURER - DAVID KOENIG

David Koenig is a Commercial Banker with Fifth Third Bank dealing with governmental and not-for-profit clients.  He transferred to Toledo in 1990 with Fifth Third.

David was born and raised in Cincinnati, Ohio.  He graduated from the University of Cincinnati with a B.S. in Criminal Justice.  In 1978 he joined the Dayton, Ohio Police Department.  Several years later he returned to the Cincinnati area as an officer, and later detective with the Springdale Police Department.  In 1986 he joined Fifth Third as a fraud investigator working embezzlement cases and later moved to Toledo as Security Manager.

He has been active in the community and served on various boards, including: the Ronald McDonald House Charities, Toledo Ski Club, Alzheimer’s Association, Crime Stoppers of Toledo and Notre Dame Academy.  He is also an OHSAA soccer official.

David met his wife in Toledo, and they have been married for 28 years and have three grown children.

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SANDRA DRABIK COLLINS

Sandy Drabik Collins was born in Toledo and grew up here in Northwest Ohio. Sandy is an alumna of The Ohio State University with a Bachelor of Science. She also earned a Master of Science in Botany, and a Juris Doctor from OSU.

 

Throughout her 35-year career in public service she worked as a teacher, a lawyer and as an administrator, holding various leadership positions at The Ohio State University, the State of Ohio, and The University of Toledo.  She served in Governor George V. Voinovich’s cabinet as the Ohio Director of Administrative Services, the state’s central service agency.  Her last job in her public service career brought her to the University of Toledo as Vice President of Administrative Services and General Counsel.

 

She has served on public boards and commissions including The Ohio Building Authority, Capitol Square Review & Advisory Board, Ohio Public Employees Retirement System, and Ohio Public Employees Deferred Compensation Program.  Nonprofit boards on which she has served include Lott Industries, Inc., The Ohio State University Alumni Association, Inc., National Association of State Chief Administrators, and The Ohio State University Managed Health Care Systems, Inc.

 

Sandy is the widow of our late Mayor D. Michael Collins (retired Toledo Police Department) who died in office in 2015.  As First Lady when Mike became Mayor, Sandy felt privileged to accompany and assist him in his responsibilities to the people of Toledo.

 

Although retired from higher education administration, she continues her public service. Currently she serves as a Member and Secretary of the Miami University (Ohio) Board of Trustees and Toledo Police Foundation. She maintains an active license to practice law in Ohio and is an Ohio Certified Volunteer Naturalist. She frequently volunteers as a nature walk guide at the Toledo Metroparks.

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SHIRLEY GREEN

Shirley L. Green is a retired 26-year veteran of the Toledo Police Department, retiring at the rank of lieutenant. She worked in a variety of positions including Juvenile Investigations and Field Operations. She has also served as the Safety Director for the City of Toledo.

She earned her doctorate in history at Bowling Green State University in 2011.  She has held adjunct faculty positions at the University of Toledo’s History and Criminal Justice Departments. She is also an adjunct instructor of history at Bowling Green State University. She has also coordinated oral history projects that captured the videotaped oral histories of African Americans in Northwest Ohio. Currently, the Director of the Toledo Police Museum.

Shirley is the proud mother of one son and the grandmother to five wonderful grandchildren.

RYAN SAVAGE

Having grown up around the well-known northwest Ohio business that his grandfather John F. Savage founded in 1957, Ryan Savage joined financial services firm, Savage and Associates in 2019, working alongside his father, Sean.  His focus remains people centered – ensuring his deep commitment revolves around the next generation of Sean’s clients while building his practice at the same time.

 

Ryan achieved his bachelor’s degree from Michigan State University, majoring in finance.  He was active on campus through his involvement in the Wealth Management Association, Finance Association, and was a part of the inaugural class that completed The Eli Broad College of Business Financial Planning and Wealth Management Program.

 

Born in Toledo and raised in Sylvania, Ohio, he is a graduate of St. John’s Jesuit High School where he ran Cross Country and Track, tutored students at Rosary Cathedral, and participated in the Labre Program – a ministry that delivers home-cooked meals weekly to adults and their families in the Toledo area.

 

In his free time, Ryan enjoys running, pick-up basketball, and spending time with his family, particularly his four younger siblings.

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AARON FLYNN

Aaron Flynn has 20 years of experience in various roles in Information Technology.  Aaron currently is an IT Manager at The Andersons, Inc in Maumee, OH where he has worked for 9 years.  Prior to that he worked at The University of Toledo.

 

Aaron earned his MBA and Bachelors of Science degrees from The University of Toledo. He has previously served on the board of Unison Health in Toledo for three years.

 

Aaron was raised in Toledo and Temperance, MI where he attended Bedford High School and played varsity soccer all four years.  He currently resides in Lambertville, MI with his wife and daughter.  When he is not spending time with his family and friends as well as attending his daughters sporting events, Aaron likes to compete in triathlons and watch football.

ASHLEY YOAKAM

While not a Toledo native, Ashley has made her home here in the Glass City. Ashley, born and raised in Marblehead, Ohio, graduated with her bachelor’s degree in Business Administration with a focus on Marketing and Professional Sales from the University of Toledo in 2011.

Directly out of college Ashley was promoted as the Marketing Director of the Charles E. Boyk Law Offices, LLC, where she previously held positions as the receptionist and marketing assistant. She then transitioned out of her marketing role into sales when she started at Mail It Corporation in 2013. While at Mail It Corporation, she grew a love for local non-profit organizations. Always finding the most effective, yet cost savings route to help promote the various non-profits.

With her love of non-profit work, she then started her career at the Toledo Public Schools Foundation in 2019 where she was as the Program & Grants Coordinator. Ashley was promoted to Executive Director in 2022 where she now oversees all fundraising efforts in addition to her previous role.

Ashley resides in Toledo with her husband Joshua and their daughter, Harper. In her spare time, Ashley enjoys tending to her flowers and garden, taking family walks through the neighborhood and visiting local playgrounds with their daughter, Ashley enjoys tending to her flowers and garden, taking family walks through the neighborhood and visiting local playgrounds with their daughter.

ADVISORY BOARD:

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GREG MAHLMAN - RETIRED TOLEDO POLICE SERGEANT 

Greg Mahlman was a police officer with the Toledo Police Department for 30 years. Greg held a variety of assignments as a patrolman including Field Operations, Field Training Officer, Academy Instructor, and School Resource Officer in Toledo Public Schools. In 2010, Greg was promoted to sergeant and assigned to Field Operations. As a sergeant, Greg also served the Community Services Section, overseeing the School Resource Officers, the Police Prevention Team, and the Safe-T-City program. Greg finished his career as part of the staff at the Toledo Police Academy. In 2019, Greg started the next chapter in his life as the Lead Patrol Ranger for Metroparks Toledo.

Greg holds a bachelor’s degree in Criminal Justice Administration from Tiffin University, and has received training specialties in areas such as ALICE instructor, physical fitness, self-defense, and Firearms.

Greg and his wife have been married for 35 years and have three adult sons, and one grandchild. In addition to spending time with his family, he enjoys outdoor activities including gardening, cycling, hiking, and volunteering with Mountain Mentors.

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JOLEEN KROHN - RETIRED TOLEDO POLICE OFFICER

Joleen Krohn was a Toledo Police Officer for nearly 30 years, retiring in December of 2016. She spent most of her career on patrol with the exception  of two and a half years she spent in Planning and Research.  Joleen is a Board member for the Toledo Police Museum and was a volunteer for the Make A Wish foundation for over 20 years.

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JULIE BALL - RETIRED TOLEDO POLICE DEPARTMENT CIVILIAN - RECORDS STATION

Julie Ball was an employee with the Toledo Police Department for 36 years.  During her career she was assigned to Communications and Records, then was moved to the Identification Unit.  When her sergeant retired they civilianized the position and she became the supervisor.

Her husband Richard passed away in May of 2019.  They have four children and six grandchildren. 

TOLEDO POLICE PERSONNEL:

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CHIEF OF POLICE - GEORGE KRAL

George Kral was appointed as Chief of Police on January 5, 2015. Chief Kral began his career with the Toledo Police Department on December 14, 1990. Since that time he has worked in Field Operations, Crime Analysis, Internal Affairs, the Detective Bureau, Planning and Research, and the Records Bureau.

 

Chief Kral was promoted to Sergeant in June 1995, to Lieutenant in July 2006, to Captain in February 2011, and to Deputy Chief in January 2014. Chief Kral is a veteran of the United States Navy, serving from 1984 through 1988. While in the Navy, Chief Kral was stationed in San Diego, California. 

 

Chief Kral holds a Bachelor of Science Degree in Management and a Master of Science Degree in Justice Administration. He also is a graduate of the Police Executive Leadership College, National Executive Institute, Senior Management Institute for Police, and the Certified Law Enforcement Executive Program, hosted by the Ohio Association of Chiefs of Police. Professionally, Chief Kral is a member of the Ohio Association of Chiefs of Police, the International Association of Chiefs of Police, and the Alpha Phi Sigma, National Criminal Justice Honor Society. 

 

In his spare time, Chief Kral enjoys golf and practicing martial arts. He has been married to his wife Teresa for 30 years, and raised two sons, George and Jordan.

LIAISON OFFICER -  LIEUTENANT DAVID WIECZOREK

ATTORNEY - MICHAEL HEFFERNAN