MEET OUR TEAM
Bob is a humble and driven leader. Bob has served on non-profit boards for decades and loves to bring ideas to life that benefit kids throughout the Miami Valley. Bob also has a part of his heart in Nicaragua. He brings long-term relational care and transformation to that community over the 10 years and 30+ trips under his belt. Professionally, he brings a wealth of organizational wisdom and experience, creating and selling 2 businesses in his career.
Todja Stirtmire, LISW-S
Todja is a strong mama bear advocate and nurturer of kids from hard places. Todja loves family time, good food, hard work, rest, and reading. She is a "healing nerd" who loves to investigate the inner workings of the human condition, mind, body, and soul. She's a wealth of knowledge, experience, and an open book. Ask away.
Kim is a foster and adoptive parent. She's an encourager, jazz lover, coffee and sushi connoisseur, OSU Fan, and Jesus Girl. She loves spreading hope and giving children in foster care a voice.
Shelley is our versatile office manager all-star. Shelley comes from a rich history of efficiently creating systems that benefit everyone in the organization from the top-down. Shelley enjoys spending time with her family, learning new things, and making everything in the office as efficient and as effective as possible.
Robby is local to Troy, Ohio. He has been writing grants for us over the past year and is taking on more responsibility. He is married to his lovely wife Ketley and has a big goofy dog named Bodie.
Penny spent almost 15 years as the Director of Children’s Ministries at First United Methodist Church here in Troy. She has a huge heart for kids and loves to interact with them and support them. Penny and her husband, Jack, are both active in the community serving on multiple boards and being members of the Troy Kiwanis Club. Penny loves to bake, read and is a huge, lifelong Chicago Cubs fan!
Jennifer has been a social worker since 2004 and has worked primarily in the field of child maltreatment. She worked previously for Isaiah’s Place as a caseworker and again for several years doing licensing, recruitment and investigations. She lives locally with her husband who is a firefighter, 2 boys, chocolate lab and barn cat. She loves all things baking, dark chocolate and puzzles.
Training Coordinator &
Elisha is a child development college educator. She has been a teacher, administrator, and trainer in child development for the past 26 years. Elisha now administers our ever excelling training program and also provides training. She has 7 kids, 3 biological and 4 adopted. She praises TBRI for helping her get through it.
Lisa Dietrich, LSW
Lisa is a Licensed Social Worker who has worked in child welfare for over 30 years. She enjoys working with families and exploring their interest in helping children thrive. Being a grandparent to 3 kiddos under age 5 reiterates to Lisa how special relationships influence children’s lives. She is thankful there are caregivers willing to open their hearts to children and families.
Sherri Abbott, LSW
Nathan Cregar, LSW
Nathan is originally from Southwest Virginia. He moved to central Florida where he attended Southeastern University to study social work. Upon graduating, he moved to Troy, Ohio. Nathan is a licensed social worker with previous experience in child welfare and foster care. Nathan enjoys tacos, books, podcasts, coffee, and Target/Starbucks dates with his fiancée.
Justin has dedicated 8 years to serving his community in the field of education, social services and volunteering as a soccer and basketball coach. He understands the importance of bonding and strong relationship. Justin is a diehard Bengals fan, and he enjoys baking, gardening, and building small crafts.
Lonyea Leavell, LSW
Board of Directors