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2024 Board of Directors

Erika Ward

President

Erika serves as the Grant Manager of Preschool Promise. She has been in fundraising for 8 years.

Kelly Sexton

President-Elect, VP of Membership

Kelly is the Assistant Director of Corporate and Foundation Relations at the University of Dayton. She has been in fundraising for over 7 years. 

ROSIE MELIA

Immediate Past President

Rosie is the Director of Development for Air Camp, Inc. She has been in fundraising for nearly 20 years. Rosie has been a member of AFP since 2008.

Sarah Holtsclaw

Treasurer

Sarah is the Annual and Leadership Giving Officer at Sinclair Community College. She has been in fundraising for over 5 years. 

Lauren Tappel

Secretary

Lauren is the Director of Institutional Giving at the Dayton Metro Library. She has been in fundraising for over five years. 

TRACI DOUGLAS

Vice President of IDEA

(Inclusion, Diversity, Equity & Access)

Traci is the Senior Philanthropic Advisor for The Cincinnati Foundation. She has been a member of AFP since 2016 and previously served as the Foundation Development Chair.

Cambry Gossett

Vice President of Programming

Cambry is the Director of Philanthropy at Shriners Children's Ohio. She has been in fundraising for over five years. 

Anne Kane

Vice President of Marketing and Communications

Anne is Marketing Coordinator at the Entrepreneurs' Center. She has been in the nonprofit sector for over five years. 

REBAJANE STROMBERG

Member at Large

Reba serves as the Director of Development for Planned Parenthood Southwest Ohio Region. She has worked in the non-profit field for over 5 years. This is her first year serving on the AFP board of directors.

2023 Committee Chairs

Advanced Development Professionals & Mentoring Chair

Matt Wahrhaftig

Ethics Chair

Kelly Sexton

Youth in Philanthropy Chair

Benjamin Banning

BE the Cause Chair

Cambry Gossett

National Philanthropy Day 

AFP Board Leadership

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