Executive Committee


Patricia Hill


Trish Hill is a Partner with the law firm of Graydon Head & Ritchey LLP based in their Liberty Township Office. Her practice concentrates on loan workouts, commercial collection and foreclosure, and bankruptcy law, and she is licensed in Ohio, Florida, and Michigan.  Her representation covers the spectrum of loan origination issues, re-documenting of loans, through the execution on judgment, and real estate foreclosures. She is a graduate of the University of Dayton in Civil Engineering and her J.D. and a member of the Leadership Dayton Class of 2019.


Rick Valencia


Rick and his wife Elizabeth are new business owners and operators of Metal Supermarkets Dayton. Previously, he had a 26-year career as a Senior Account Executive selling high-end software solutions globally with most of those years in search technologies. Rick also serves as the Stake President (a leadership role) in his church overseeing and managing 10 different congregations throughout the greater Dayton area.

Rick first became acquainted with Hannah’s Treasure Chest in 2006 when one of his sons coordinated a clothing drive for HTC as his Boy Scout Eagle project. Rick served as a general volunteer at HTC beginning in early 2016 and quickly put his skills as a handyman and organizer to work. His skills were key to the major reorganization accomplished in September 2016 as HTC expanded to an additional 3,200 s.f. to its facility. In early 2017 Rick was asked to join the HTC Board.


Pat Turnbull


Pat Turnbull currently leads the City of Centerville’s Public Works team, which maintains the roads, collects waste and recycling, and generally maintains all streets, storm sewers, and public spaces in the city. Previously he was the Environmental Services Director for Montgomery County which runs the community’s water, sanitary sewer, and solid waste transfer station.

Turnbull is a U.S. Navy Veteran, a professional engineer with a bachelor’s degree in Civil Engineering, and a master’s degree in Public Administration who has worked in the public works, utility, and solid waste fields for the last 20 years. In addition, he is a 2013 Leadership Dayton graduate, a past President of the Aullwood Nature Center Board, and currently is serving as the President of the Fifth Street Brewpub Co-op board.


Jessica Stickel


Jessica loves teaching at Fairmont High School where she’s been an English teacher and yearbook adviser for longer than her students have been alive! In 2019, she became the Hope Squad adviser when the school adopted this peer-to-peer suicide prevention program through Grant Us Hope. She is passionate about promoting a positive school culture for all students and their families. 

Jessica joined the Hannah’s Treasure Chest Board as a Leadership Dayton Class of 2018 representative because she was drawn to the mission of enriching the lives of children in need. She enjoys seeing that mission in action through the volunteers and staff at Hannah’s and is impressed by the innovative ways Hannah’s Treasure Chest makes an impact in our community. 

In addition to Hannah’s Treasure Chest, Jessica was a Leukemia & Lymphoma Society Man or Woman of the Year candidate in 2021 where she led her team to raise over $30,000 for cancer research. She is a past president of the Junior League of Dayton and continues to work with the JLD to promote literacy and voluntarism in our community.  Jessica has also served on the associate boards of the Dayton Art Institute and the Boonshoft Museum of Discovery. Jessica also had a brief stint as a volunteer basketball and track coach at St. Albert’s, but she’s better off cheering from the sidelines!

A slow-and-steady runner and novice tennis player, Jessica and her family enjoy traveling and adventuring together. Jessica lives in Kettering with her husband, Jeff, and their three children, Ella, Ben, and Emma.

Board Members

Candy DeClark-Peace


Candice Peace is a Tax advisor who serves one of the Clark Schaefer Hackett’s longest lists of private, family-owned businesses. She is a firm thought-leader in business transaction structuring, estate planning, and managing family transitions of wealth and business ownership. She has a niche specialty in serving owners of professional services organizations. Her vast experience in this industry led Candy to found and chair the firm’s Professional Services Industry Group. Having been elected a shareholder of the firm over 30 years ago, Candy was one of the first women in a position of CSH leadership. An attorney as well as a CPA, Candy joined the firm after six years as an IRS Revenue Agent.

Candy served as HTC Board Treasurer from 2017-2022.

Sue Hill


A long-time resident of Centerville, Hill began her service to the community as her four children became involved with Girl and Boy Scouts. “While my girls were in Scouts, I served what was then the Buckeye Trails Council as area chairwoman, and held the position of Secretary on the Board of Trustees for 13 years,” Hill said.

For several years, Hill acted as a facilitator between Normandy Church and community scouting troops that used the church’s facilities. In addition, she helped set up and coordinate a support group for widows that is still going strong after 23 years.

Hill is perhaps best known for her 27 years as a preschool teacher at the parent-owned Children’s Cooperative Preschool (CCP) that was located at Normandy Church. When CCP closed its doors in 2005, Hill brought donations from her classroom to Hannah’s Treasure Chest and became involved in volunteering. She has been a strong supporter and full-time volunteer with the organization since that time.

“I knew when I left the preschool that I wanted to continue doing things to help children,” Hill said. “I have found that in the work I do with Hannah’s Treasure Chest.”

Brant Benson


Cheryl Probst


Co-owner and Director of Relationship Development at the Jeff Probst Group with Keller Williams Community Partners Cheryl has been married since 2008 and lives in Centerville with her husband and their 4 young children. Together, she and her husband, Jeff, own and operate a local real estate team that is focused on building genuine relationships within their community and creating excellent experiences for their clients. Cheryl is also a licensed social worker and prior to joining the family business, she worked in several different areas of social work including: child protective services, hospice, and as a care manager for various underserved communities. Cheryl graduated from Anderson University in 2007 and prior to that graduated from Fairmont High School in 2003. She has always had a huge heart for helping children in the community and enjoys volunteering at Hannah’s, in addition to several other local non-profit organizations.

Cheryl remains very busy balancing work and her 4 kids school, sports, and activities but in her “free time” she and her family enjoy traveling, hiking, boating and finding new adventures to explore.

Gus Laver


Gus Laver is a Senior Project Manager with Miller-Valentine Construction and a member of the 2021 Dayton Leadership program.  He has extensive experience overseeing construction projects through pre-construction and construction phases.  Gus is originally from Pennsylvania and earned his Master’s Degree in Real Estate Development from the University of Maryland and his B.S. in Business Management from Clemson University. Gus lives in Centerville with his wife and three children.  He enjoys playing golf and coaching his kids’ sports teams. 

Jill Koorndyk


Jill Koorndyk joined The Dayton Foundation staff in 2017. She most recently served as a development officer and now serves as director, Donor Services. In her current role, Jill oversees the gift entry and Donor Services teams.

With a BS from the University of Dayton and a JD from the University of Dayton School of Law, Jill’s career has included more than 20 years of experience in customer relations, project management and legal research.

Jill resides in Springboro with her husband. In her spare time, she is an active volunteer at a variety of local charities.


Executive Director

Deanna Murphy

Deanna is a Miami Valley native who joined the Hannah’s Treasure Chest team in 2017 after co-founding another local nonprofit, Brigid’s Path. She was appointed Executive Director in 2019, bringing a wealth of knowledge and experience addressing the needs of children in the Dayton region. Under her direction, the organization has doubled the number of children served, quadrupled its safe sleep program, and is preparing to move to a larger facility next year as the organization continues growing to meet the demands of the community. Mrs. Murphy earned her Bachelor of Science in Education from ion from Wright State University

When she’s not advocating for others or answering FaceTime calls from her three children, Deanna can be found enjoying local theatre or with her husband, Andy, and their friends at trivia night.  

Administrative Assistant
Bobbie Beach
Volunteer Manager
Heather Taynor
Development Director
Kelly Kempton
Marketing Manager
Sherri Nutter
Special Events Coordinator
Michelle Coffey
Special Events Coordinator
Seth Andrus
Special Projects Manager
Sarah Bobb