Nine years ago, you might have met Denise at Kaleidoscope's old location in the Lennox Town Center - as a youth participant. Today, you'll find her at the current location - as an intern.
The OSU graduate and 1st year masters of Social Work student from Columbus is happy to be returning to KYC in this new role. "There's a lot more work that goes into this than I ever thought," laughs Denise. "You're definitely busy."
Denise is no stranger to busy herself. In addition to her studies, she works for a mental health private practice and is raising two dogs - Chase, a low-key labrador/husky mix and Rupert, a mutt who loves to play and bark - and a cat, Binx, with her partner, Britknee. When not indulging in snuggle parties at home, Denise enjoys reading, running and writing and hopes to publish a children's book and a novel.
As an avid reader and writer, it's no surprise that Denise's favorite space in the Center is the library. She also counts Tuesday night's discussion group as her favorite weekly programming.
Kaleidoscope is incredibly fortunate to have Denise join us. We look forward to all of the amazing ways she will help KYC grow.
At KYC's December 2014 meeting of the Board of Directors, Bob Barnes, CTP, AAP, of Alliance Data was elected to serve as President for a second year. Bob was recently featured in Columbus Business First as a Person on the Move.
Joining Bob on the executive committee are Robert Hardin-Leeth of Nationwide as Vice-President, Laura Vermilya, CPA, of Alliance Data as Treasurer, and Allen Showalter of the Ohio Attorney General's Office as Secretary.
KYC also welcomes Gregory Zunkiewicz of Edward Jones Investments to the Board.
"We are very excited about our 21st year and the possibilities ahead of us," commented Bob. "The talent and passion of our board members is wonderful. What a privilege it is to serve this great organization along side this great group of community members."
For a full list of KYC Board members, visit www.kycohio.org/board.html
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