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TEAM MEMBERS

Jean Hodge
Program Manager

After graduating from the University of Dayton with a Psychology degree, Jean managed districts, operations and retail stores for multiple large companies. Throughout her career, she served on several non-profit boards whose missions centered on education, poverty and competitive swimming. A couple years ago, Jean was heartbroken to learn of the childhood poverty crisis in Cincinnati, the city where she was born and has always called home. Since then, she has searched for a way to get involved and to help make an impact. Sweet Cheeks is the perfect place for Jean to take action and to raise awareness of the critical need in our city.
Jean and her husband, Joe, have two children. When she isn’t watching their sporting events, Jean is an avid reader and NPR listener. She enjoys walking and spending time with her family and friends.   Jean joined the Sweet Cheeks team in 2018 to take over the insanely important task of getting diapers out the door to our partner agencies.

Ann Loch
Development Manager

A native Cincinnatian, Ann brings a unique and varied history of creative proposal development, grant writing, and donor relations experience to the Sweet Cheeks Diaper Bank team. Ann first learned of diaper need through her then co-worker, Megan Fischer, and was interested in helping any way possible. Ann began volunteering as a grant writer for Sweet Cheeks in November 2016 and is excited to join the team as a permanent staff-member to help Cincinnati’s smallest residents stay clean and healthy. Outside of her development efforts, Ann focuses on raising her children and spending time with her husband, Mike. Ann enjoys reading, writing, PBS, manatees, and a good letter opener.

Mike Schell is the Marketing Director at Sweet Cheeks Diaper Bank.

Mike Schell
Marketing Director

For the past 10+ years, Mike has advanced his career as a digital marketer and brand manager with an eye for technology and flawless design. His goal is to combine knowledge and experience in these areas to help COVERD Greater Cincinnati service the community and improve the lives of those in-need. Aside from his full time job and his work with COVERD, he is also a Perinatal Childbirth Educator at the Cleveland Clinic teaching a father-to-father “Boot Camp For New Dads” class, aimed to inspire and equip men of different economic levels, ages and cultures to become confidently engaged with their infants, support their mates and personally navigate their transformation into dads. Mike grew up in Cincinnati but currently lives in Cleveland, Ohio with his wife, Andrée, and their son, August. Mike enjoys spending time with his family, brewing home brew, playing guitar, cooking, spending time outdoors and going to see live music.

Matt Rodriguez
Intern

Matt Rodriguez is currently majoring in Business and Leadership, and minoring in Social Justice Inequalities. He plans to combine these studies into a career in social entrepreneurship. While a member of a social entrepreneurship club at Miami University, he met Megan Fischer and learned about the lack of diapers in Cincinnati and the impact it has on families. Because of this, he is excited to join the Sweet Cheeks team as their summer Intern and continue their mission to provide diapers to all those who need them. In addition, Matt sits on a Sexual Interpersonal Violence committee, and is working to create a product to decrease sexual assaults on college campuses. 

Courtney Farley
Americorps VISTA

Courtney has a degree in Healthcare Administration from Brown Mackie College and has been a home health aide for over 10 years. With 5 children of her own and 1 grandchild, Courtney understands firsthand the struggles that come with diaper need. Courtney is excited to help Sweet Cheeks through the Americorps VISTA program, and is ready to change the world through her work. In her spare time, Courtney enjoys reading suspenseful novels and spending time with her children.

Volunteer Staff

Claire Ballinger is a grant writer for Sweet Cheeks Diaper Bank.

Claire Ballinger
Grant Writer

Claire is an academic librarian at the Athenaeum of Ohio.  After earning a BA in English Literature, she realized she loved writing and literature, but wasn’t sure which direction to take her career. She decided to get her Masters in Library and Information Science and has worked in libraries ever since. When her daughter Libby was born, she was able to transition to a part-time schedule and spend a few days a week at home with her little one. Claire has been married to her husband, Brad, for five years. They enjoy good beers, traveling, and the great outdoors. Claire is honored to contribute to Sweet Cheeks’ mission to serve Cincinnati families in need.

Gretchen Swann is the Events Coordinator for Sweet Cheeks Diaper Bank.

Gretchen Swann
Events Coordinator

Gretchen has held various marketing positions over the past 8 years, and is excited to bring her experiences to Sweet Cheeks Diaper Bank. She learned about diaper need in Cincinnati from her good friend, Megan. The thought of having that pressure on your shoulders, on top of trying to juggle the journey that is parenthood, was heartbreaking to her and she wanted to do whatever she could to help. Gretchen currently works at Paycor in Norwood as a marketing program manager, and has lived in Cincinnati the past 5 years. She enjoys spending time with her husband Jeff and daughter Charlotte, and is looking forward to helping with marketing efforts and events to help Sweet Cheeks Diaper Bank help families in need in our wonderful city!

Amy Boldt
Diaper Drive Coordinator

Amy is currently a stay-at-home mom. Previously, she worked as a product development chemist and technical service representative. After having Jude, she didn’t want to travel anymore, so left her job for a new one. Her new duties include changing diapers, reading childrens books all day, and fighting with a stubborn toddler (who has her personality). Amy is married to her high school sweetheart, Michael, and they enjoy cooking, watching Netflix, and catching up on sleep! She is very excited to be able to help babies in need.