The Foundation has a diverse group of trustees from all areas of the state who are committed to improving access to justice.


David A. Kutik
President - Board of Trustees
Jones Day

Mary Mertz
Vice President - Board of Trustees
First Assistant Attorney General
Office of the Ohio Attorney General

Joseph L. Mas
Secretary - Board of Trustees
330 Lawyers Group

Kimberly C. Shumate
Treasurer - Board of Trustees
Associate VP for Human Resources Administration and Operations
The Ohio State University


Mary Amos Augsburger
Executive Director
Ohio State Bar Association

Sally W. Bloomfield
Bricker & Eckler

Stephen R. Buchenroth

Chris Davey
Assistant VP, Media & PR
The Ohio State University

Julie Davis
James E. Arnold & Associates, LPA

Jennifer Day
Chief of Operations
Office of the State Treasurer of Ohio

Senator Matt Dolan
Senator, District 24
Ohio Senate

William D. Dowling
University of Akron School of Law
Dowling Mediation

The Honorable Ben E. Espy
Former Ohio State Senator and Minority Leader
Ben Epsy Co. LLC

Scott T. Greenwood
Attorney at Law

Michael Grodhaus
Chief Legal Counsel
Office of Governor John Kasich

The Honorable Cheryl L. Grossman
Director of Engagement
LifeCare Alliance

H. Ritchey Hollenbaugh
Carlile Patchen & Murphy

Sharon Sobol Jordan
Chief of Staff
Office of the Cuyahoga County Executive

The Honorable William A. Klatt
Judge, Tenth District Court of Appeals

Gary J. Leppla
Leppla Associates

Janet Green Marbley
Administrator, Lawyers' Fund for Client Protection
Supreme Court of Ohio

G. Scott McComb
Chairman, President & CEO
Heartland Bank and Heartland BancCorp

Michael H. Mearan
Michael H. Mearan, LLC

Alan C. Michaels
Dean, Michael E. Moritz College of Law
The Ohio State University

Paula Boggs Muething
City Solicitor
City of Cincinnati

Representative Dorothy Pelanda
Representative, District 86
The Ohio House of Representatives

John B. Pinney
Graydon Head

Richard W. Pogue
Jones Day

Steven H. Steinglass
Dean Emeritus, Cleveland-Marshall College of Law
Cleveland State University

Kathleen M. Trafford
Porter Wright

The Honorable Mark D. Wagoner, Jr.
Former Ohio State Senator and Majority Whip
Shumaker, Loop & Kendrick, LLP

Reverend Doctor Daryl Ward
Senior Pastor
Omega Baptist Church

David C. Weiner
Dinn, Hochman & Potter, LLC

William K. Weisenberg
Senior Policy Advisor
Ohio State Bar Association

Judge Richard P. Wright
Judge, Domestic Relations Division
Licking County Common Pleas Court


Thomas V. Chema
Chairman & Founder
The Gateway Group

The Honorable James M. Petro
Former Chancellor, Ohio Board of Regents
J.M. Petro, Attorney at Law


John D. Holschuh, Jr.
Santen & Hughes

John S. VanNorman
Senior Policy and Research Counsel
Supreme Court of Ohio

Thomas W. Weeks
Executive Director
Ohio State Legal Services Association

Timothy Young
Office of the Ohio Public Defender