Leadership & Staff

Meet our Team

Staff Directory

Charlene Myers

Center Director

Charlene Myers, the new Director of FOCUS Cincinnati, spent 35 years working in Cincinnati Public Schools serving as a teacher, Assistant Principal, and Principal. She focused on inner city schools where she consistently worked with students and families experiencing food insecurity. While Principal, she started a Food Pantry supported by community donations. Charlene brings strong management, leadership, strategic planning, and team-building skills to her new role in FOCUS.

Alongside her extensive professional experience, Charlene is very active in her local parish. She taught church school when her own children were young and currently leads the Sisterhood Book Club. 

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Meet our leaders

Advisory Board

Ms. Rania Assaf-Ghbrial
Ms. Eleni Caddell

Retired Teacher, Boone County Schools

Mr. Mickey Callender

Product Specialist of Sales and Service Center, Cornerstone Brands HSN, Inc

Mr. Seth Ducasse

Public Adjustor, Capital Risk Group

Mr. Dean Francis

VP – Strategy and Corporate Development, LT Corporation, Inc.

Mr. Gary George

Retired Product Manager, ColorTech Inc

Ms. Laurie Housemeyer

Operations Manager, Midwest Region, USI Insurance Services

Jasmina Jovic


Mr. Bill Kanelopoulos

Owner/Manager, Athenian Restaurant

Ashley Lackovic


Gus Poneris


Ms. Keke Sansalone


Ms. Terrie Sauer

Paraprofessional, Mason City Schools

Mr. Chuck Varnell

Pediatric Nephrologist, Cincinnati Children’s Hospital Medical Center

Ms. Hannah Ziton

Biomedical Engineer, AtriCure