Rob Shimp has served as a member of Our Daily Bread’s Board of Directors and as a volunteer since Summer, 2012. He was elected board president in January, 2015 and also serves as board president at the Ohio River Foundation, a group focusing on environmental education and river habitat restoration, and contributes volunteer home repair work for People Working Cooperatively.
Professionally, Rob worked for 28 years at Procter & Gamble in “product stewardship,” and retired in 2012 to do part-time consulting. Product stewardship experts help companies ensure that the products they sell are safe for people and the environment, and in compliance with laws around the world. Rob lives with his wife, Linda, in Wyoming, and outside of work and volunteering he enjoys fly fishing, hiking, tennis, biking, golf, and basketball. They have two grown sons, living in the New York City area and Atlanta.
"ODB’s staff and volunteers are intensely committed to helping address hunger and poverty in Cincinnati. But it isn’t just the institution that I value – it is the connection with our guests. They know they can come to ODB for a warm meal, and a warmer welcome. It’s that simple sense of humanity, and humility, that I experience every time I walk through the doors. I can think of no better place to 'pay it forward.' "
- Rob Shimp, Board President
Greg has more than 28 years of experience in the advertising and marketing industry and has been with U.S. Bank since 1994. Greg has served as the Marketing chairperson for the Greater Cincinnati United Way Campaign and the U.S. Bank employee campaign chairperson for the company’s ArtsWave campaign. He has provided volunteer marketing support for United Way, YWCA Career Women of Achievement and CISE.
Greg is committed to supporting the arts as well as educational outreach and scholarship efforts and is a member of the Board of Trustees of the Contemporary Arts Center. Greg has served on the Young Executive committee for the annual CISE campaign, (Catholic Inner City Schools Education Fund). Greg is honored to be able to serve as a member of the Board of Our Daily Bread.
Greg received a Bachelor of Arts Degree from the University of Dayton in Dayton, Ohio and is a graduate of the Consumer Bankers Association Graduate School of Retail Bank Management at the University of Virginia. He is married to Katie Kelley Dorr and they reside in Columbia Tusculum; their daughter, Mary Kate, attends the University of Dayton. A native Cincinnatian, Greg and his family are ardent supporters of the arts, Bengals, Reds, UC football and Dayton basketball.
“The mission of ODB, 'Serving up Hope in Cincinnati', resonated with me from the moment I first discovered the amazing work being done at the corner of Race and Elder. The story of how Cookie Vogelpohl, our founder, was inspired to found ODB, in turn inspired me to want to help in a very small way continue this amazing legacy of hope in our community.”
- Greg Dorr, Board Member
Andrew Donohoe, Treasurer
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Shawna Langworthy, Secretary
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Linda Berger joined Our Daily Bread’s board in 2017 and currently serves on the Development Committee. She was introduced to ODB through volunteering with Nativity Parish and Busken Bakery partnership. Linda gives her time to several non-profits in the Greater Cincinnati area, but was especially drawn to homelessness and poverty through her work as board chair of the Interfaith Hospitality Network of Greater Cincinnati. She grew up in Northern KY and learned giving back by the many examples of her family. Linda lives in Amberley Village with her husband Andy and has 5 children. She attempts golf, loves Pilates and cooking, travels and hopes to learn French this year.
"If you want to touch the past, touch a rock. If you want to touch the present, touch a flower. If you want to touch the future, touch a life."
- Linda Berger, Board Member
Jim Buehler joined the board in 2012 and currently serves on the governance committee. Jim is a retired fire and EMS chief from the city of Montgomery, and a private ambulance operator. Jim also currently serves on the board of the Blue Ash Protective Association. Jim enjoys meeting and greeting ODB's guests at lunch time.
"I serve on Our Daily Bread's board to help the people who need assistance with life issues. The people are truly thankful to receive lunch every day. We are blessed to be able to serve these people, and pray God will watch over each and every one of them."
- Jim Buehler, Board Member
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Brandon is Commercial Relationship Manager for Branch Banking & Trust (BB&T) in Cincinnati. Throughout his nearly 20-year career in banking, Brandon has worked and helped many of our regions non-profit organizations grow and prosper financially.
Brandon is a graduate of Xavier University, earning a Bachelor of Arts Degree. During his time a Xavier, Brandon was also four-year letterman in Baseball. At Xavier, Brandon learned the values of a Catholic Education in the Jesuit Tradition, which emphasizes helping others and the attention to detail which shapes his life to this day.
An avid champion of early childhood education, Brandon recently completed his term on the Board of Directors for the Covington based non-profit organization, Children Inc. However, with Our Daily Bread, Brandon is excited to serve an organization with a mission to provide stability and hope to those most in need in our community.
Brandon and wife Hong reside in Hartwell with their Daughter, Isabella.
Vice President – Classic Moments
Board Member Since 2015
As Classic Moments Vice President, she is responsible for the sales and operations of the company. As a provider of Art Collectibles, she oversees the development and production for all new products.
Born in Cincinnati, Sharon graduated from Xavier University with a degree in Business Administration/Marketing. Upon graduation, she gained marketing experience through her employment at Jacor Communications managing a “music to retail” department. Following this, she strengthened her marketing skills at Matrix Marketing as a project manager.
Over the years, Sharon has volunteered on many fundraising functions. She served on a diverse group of committees benefiting both the education and non-profit communities. She currently is a member the Our Daily Bread Gala event committee.
Sharon is passionate about the value of volunteering and is committed to the guests of Our Daily Bread. Having known the founder Cookie Vogelpohl since childhood, Sharon has been aware of the sacrifices made to create an environment that helps to meet the needs of the hungry in Over The Rhine. As a board member of 1 year, she has been able to help give a positive impact and better future for the guests that rely on the services of Our Daily Bread.
Dr. John Perentesis joined the Board in late 2017. He is the director of oncology & cancer programs at Cincinnati Children’s, and a practicing pediatric oncologist and researcher. A native Detroiter and Red Wings fan, he moved to Cincinnati from Minneapolis over 14 years ago, and lives in Anderson.
John was first introduced to Our Daily Bread by Board member, Shawna Langworthy, who is also a colleague at Children’s. John joined because he “was impressed by Our Daily Bread’s mission and goals, and inspired by the compassion, inclusiveness and the way Our Daily Bread takes care of those who really need it.” Since joining, John has been active in board initiatives to refine the ODB strategic blueprint and facilities plan.
Tim has had the privilege to serve on the board of Our Daily Bread since 2015. He was introduced to the organization in 2014 through a friend and former board President and was moved to become more involved. When on a spot on the board opened up, he jumped at the opportunity. Tim is currently a member of the development committee, and has served on the fundraising committee in the past.
Professionally, Tim works in sales and business development for Precision Environments, a specialty design/build contractor located in West Chester, OH. A graduate of Xavier University, he resides on the East side of Cincinnati with his wife and two children.