Executive Director of The Chatfield Edge, Roger Taylor is a native of Adams County, Ohio, and a first-generation college student himself, Taylor brings nearly two decades of service to the Cincinnati, Dayton, and Southwest Ohio communities as a high school administrator, special education teacher, coach, athletic director, and adjunct college faculty member. He has a bachelor’s degree in intervention specialist education from Shawnee State University and a master’s in educational leadership administration from the University of Dayton.

Executive Director Taylor, along with the Board of Trustees and the Leadership Team, works tirelessly to continue the educational legacy of the Ursuline Sisters and advance the mission of The Chatfield Edge to support first-generation and non-traditional students as they gain success in life through education.

Board of Trustees


Tommie Lewis (Make It Plain Consulting, LLC) 

Executive Director

Roger Taylor - Executive Director of The Chatfield Edge

Board Members

Mary Ellen Betz, EdD (Professor Emerita) 

Bradley East, CPA (MCM CPAs & Advisors, LLP) 

Sr. Patricia Homan, OSU (Ursulines of Brown County)

Maureen Kiley, MAPC (Retired, Child Focus) 

William Montague (JD: Retired) 

Justin Pappachan (Student, University of Cincinnati) 

Victoria Parlin (Retired, The Seven Hills School) - Immediate Past Chair

Erika M. Peterman, MBA (Chemical Intermediates North American, BASF)  

Stephen J. Pohlman (YMCA of Greater Cincinnati) - Secretary/Treasurer

Karen Ristau, PhD (Retired, National Catholic Education Association) 

Kitty Strauss Rosenthal (Retired, Cincinnati USA Regional Chamber)  

Mark S. Schlachter, MLS (Independent Design Professional) 

Gerry Schumacher (First State Bank) 

Marvin Smith, MEd (Owner, Ollie's Trolley) 

Keith Spiller, JD (Thompson Hine, LLP) - Vice Chair

Katie Wittich (Nielsen Company) 

Leadership Team

Roger Taylor, Executive Director |  513.426-7947  |  Email

David Hesson, Director of Programs |  513.875.3344, ext. 112   |   Email

Kelly Watson, Director of Development  |  513.875-3344  |  Email

David Powell, Facilities Manager   |   513.875.3344   |   Email

Roger Taylor
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