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Lisa hinkelman, PH.D

Founder/Executive Director

Dr. Hinkelman is a counselor, educator, researcher and author of the book, ‘Girls Without Limits: Helping Girls Achieve Healthy Relationships, Academic Success and Interpersonal Strength’.  Dr. Hinkelman’s work for the past decade has focused on the critical issues impacting girls and how schools, parents and educators can effectively support and encourage girls’ interpersonal, educational and career growth.  Previously, as a Counselor Education faculty member at The Ohio State University, Dr. Hinkelman’s teaching and scholarly research focused on social and emotional learning, non-academic barriers that impact learning and girls’ self-concept development. 

Dr. Hinkelman is a graduate of Chatham College in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania where she earned her degrees in Psychology and Education. She earned her M.A. and Ph.D. in Counselor Education from The Ohio State University.


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Lauren hancock, mPa

Director of Operations

Lauren leads the administration, management, communications, stewardship and financial functions of the organization. As the Director of Operations for ROX, she oversees and ensures execution of the day-to-day operations of the organization including; strategic planning and alignment, communications, donor relations and fundraising events, grant reporting and special projects & financial practices and reporting.

As a certified women's self-defense instructor, Hancock is passionate about facilitating safety and self-defense workshops and helping girls and women find their voice, inner strength and confidence. Lauren received her undergraduate degrees in Political Science and Women’s Studies from The Ohio State University and her master’s in Public Administration from Ohio University. She has devoted her career to the empowerment and equity of girls and women and has been a key asset of the ROX organization since 2009.

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Crystal Hill

Executive Assistant

Crystal is a Northeast Ohio native who graduated top of her class from Euclid High School. She studied Engineering and Linguistics at The Ohio State University and it was during this time that she fell in love with Columbus. She has a life-long dedication to service and as the founding Executive Assistant at ROX, she works hard to provide ongoing administrative support and develop systems to increase organizational efficiency.

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Dorothy Martindale, LSW

Program Manager, ROX Research & Training Institute

Dorothy is the program manager for ROX’s Research & Training Institute, the first multidisciplinary institute to address the complex needs of today’s girls. She coordinates trainings to enable adults to make data-informed decisions when teaching, mentoring, parenting, and caring for girls. Dorothy’s expertise in professional development programming was cultivated during her six years at the National Association of Social Workers, Ohio Chapter. She comes to this work motivated by her professional experience empowering women and her community involvement with girls. Dorothy earned her bachelor’s in social work from The Ohio State University and maintains her social work license.

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Lauren MOrosky, MA 

Manager of Community Programs and Partnerships

Lauren earned her B.A. in Psychology with a minor in Management from Miami University in 2005 and received her M.A. in Counselor Education from The Ohio State University in 2010.  As a licensed school counselor, Lauren has been facilitating ROX programing for 9 years in various capacities from her own in-school programs to summer camps, and parent and community workshops.  Lauren is a founding member of the organization's Education Committee and led the development of the Girls Without Limits book study curriculum.   Lauren is excited to bring her passion for empowering girls and all things ROX to the organization now serving as the Manager of Community Programs and Partnerships.

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marti ridley 

Development Coordinator

Marti is driven by opportunities to be a positive change agent and create lasting impact in communities in need of a voice. As the Development Coordinator for ROX, she works to provide an engaging donor experience that connects individuals and organizations to the necessity and impact of ROX. Marti studied Sociology at Salem College, the nation's oldest women's institution, where she grew her interest in gender-equality. For the last 10 years, Marti has been a dedicated volunteer and employee in the Columbus non-profit sector. Marti brings a heart for volunteerism, education, and diversity to her role with ROX, as she identifies resources and partnerships for continued research and programming.

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Nancy willis, ma

Training Coordinator

As our Training Coordinator, Nancy works with our program facilitators to take these committed women from interest to implementation with ROX programming. Ms. Willis is responsible for ROX community-based programs and also assists with professional development trainings, fundraising events and volunteer activities, as well as supporting community relations and communications. 

Ms. Willis is a graduate of Wittenberg University where she earned her degree in Communications and was actively involved in Student Life and volunteerism. Willis continued her education at Capella University where she earned her Master’s Degree in School Counseling.

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rachel zufall, MA

Director of Curriculum and Educational Programs

Rachel earned her B.A. in Psychology with a minor in Human Development and Family Science from The Ohio State University in 2000 and developed her career in early intervention and education in various roles around the Columbus community. Her interests in examining social and emotional learning, education reform, and research in education led her to pursue a career as a Professional School Counselor in 2006 from OSU, where she received her M.A. in Counselor Education in 2008. After serving as a ROX facilitator for 10 years at her school sites, Rachel became the Director of Curriculum and Educational Programs for ROX. 

Rachel is a key contact for curricular development, implementation, revision and evaluation for all ROX offerings. She leads the programmatic initiatives of ROX, including facilitator training, ongoing professional development and recertification; ROX coach training, supervision and reporting, as well as assists in the development of new curricular components and future ROX offerings.

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board of directors

Amber Hulme

Regional Vice President

Central Region

Medical Mutual of Ohio

Tammy Roberts Myers*

Chief Communications Officer

L Brands


Carter Stewart*

Managing Director

Draper Richards Kaplan Foundation

Jamie Wilson

Principal, Hannah Ashton Middle School

Reynoldsburg City Schools

Nici Workman


Finance, Energy & Real Estate Group

Vorys, Sater, Seymour & Pease LLP

Terrie Austin


Wealth Advisor

Stratos Wealth Partners


Katie Ballay

Vice President

Communications, Pharmaceutical Segment

Cardinal Health


Melissa Martinez Bondy*


Bricker & Eckler, LLP

Fortrella Cummings


Centura Health Physician Group


Julie Frazier


Health Care Services

State Teachers Retirement System of Ohio


*Members of Governance Committee