The following individuals were elected by their respective constituencies to serve on the SPAN State Council for a one-year term ending in April, 2018:

Executive Committee
Deborah Silverstein — SPAN Ohio State Director
Johnathon Ross, M.D.— SPAN Ohio Secretary
Barbara Walden — SPAN Ohio Treasurer
Brad Cotton, M.D. — At Large
Bill Davis — At Large
Marcia Hartman — At Large
Mayo Makinde — At Large
Sean Nestor — At Large
Regional Coordinators
Region 1 — Ted Seuss
Region 2 — Dennis Slotnick
Region 3 — Patty Mercer
Region 4 — Dee Chavez, RN
Region 5 — Bob Krasen
Region 6 — John Gordon
Region 7 — Matt Noordsij-Jones, M.D.
Kurt Bateman
Bob Fry
John Gordon
Dave Pavlick, Sr.
Melvin Scott
Health Care Community
Stefan Athanasiadis
Richard Bozian, M.D.
Dee Chavez, RN
Jennifer Hatcher
Pia Kanistros, RN, BSN
Katherine Lambes, M.D.
Joan Matyskella
Melanie Moynan-Smith
Don Rucknagel, M.D., Ph.D.
Marilyn Webster, RN, MSN
Community Organizations
Albert Gabel, D.V.M.
Kathy Guest
Connie Hammond
Diana King
Bob Krasen
Logan Martinez
Patty Mercer
Sean Nestor
Rev. Susan Smith
Faith Groups
Brad Cotton, M.D.
Bill Davis
Ruth Ann Farthing
Alice Faryna, M.D.
Bonny Graham
Other Organizations / Individuals
Richard A. Bozian
Robert Mash
Mary Mynatt
Bob Parker
Mark Polley
Neilla Schiffman
Arlene Sheak
Business Community
Guy Desrochers
Freeda Flynn, M.D.
Tim Kettler
Jack Petsche
Ted Seuss


Donations to SPAN Ohio help cover operating and lobbying expenses and ARE NOT tax deductible.

Donations to HCFAO go to our education fund and ARE tax deductible.



  • Join us to protest the secrecy s... Tue. 27 Jun, 2017 (5:30 pm - 6:30 pm) SPAN members will join a coalition of faith groups and unions which have organized a protest action to call on Senator Por...
  • SPAN Region 4 monthly meeting Wed. 28 Jun, 2017 (7:00 pm - 9:00 pm) SPAN Region 4 monthly meeting will be on Wed., June 28th, 2017, 7-9PM at First Unitarian Church, 536 Linton St., (corner o...
  • Free Screening of New Documentary Mon. 10 Jul, 2017 (7:00 pm - 8:30 pm) SPAN Ohio, Central Ohio Region, will show the newly released documentary, "Big Pharma Market Failure" on Monday, July 10th...
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