Board

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Dr. Christina Russo

Dr. Russo is the president of the Friends of Winton Hills Academy Foundation. She provided 17 years of outstanding leadership to Winton Hills Academy. Her continuing love for the school and its students, faculty, staff, parents, and partners motivates her ongoing service to the foundation.

Nicole Fredrick

Nicole Fredrick is the treasurer of the Foundation. She became interested in Winton Hills Academy when her husband’s company adopted a class. Through one of the students he was mentoring, her whole family became involved in the school. She brings a rich history of school and organization activity including volunteering, serving as PTO Treasurer, substitute teaching, and leading three Girl Scout troops. she did the fundraising and organized and led the program to take 16 6th grade Winton Hills Academy students to Washington, D.C., in the summer of 2014.

Fr. Joe Folzenlogen, SJ

Fr. Joe is the board representative from the Winton Hills Academy Local School Decision Making Committee (LSDMC). He is the director of the Claver Jesuit Ministry with an office across the street from the school. He facilitates the Winton Hills Stakeholders, serves on the board of the Winton Hills Opportunity Connection, serves as the Neighborhood Support Program manager for the Winton Hills Community Council, is active with St. Vincent de Paul work in the area, and leads worship services and does other ministry at Mother of Christ Church.

Joe Wilmers

Retired after a 37 year career with Cincinnati Public Schools as a teacher,counselor,administrator and social worker. 10 of those years were at WHA. Have 3 grown children and wife Ann. Love to travel-35 countries in Europe,Africa and Central America. Besides the FOWHAF, volunteer with the Cincinnati Youth Collaborative, Saturday Hoops, and the Assistance League of Greater Cincinnati. Actively keeps track of alumni who are excelling in high school and college.

Jesse Garza

Jesse M. Garza is a native of McAllen, Texas, a city located on the Texas-Mexican border in a region called The Rio Grande Valley.  He holds a bachelor degree in Business-Finance from the University of Texas-Pan American and a bachelor degree in Philosophical Studies from the Pontifical College Josephinum. Jesse currently works for Cooney, Faulkner & Stevens, an accounting firm in Hyde Park where he has been employed for the past 15 years.  Jesse is also the Program Coordinator for Accounting for Kids, Inc., a non-profit organization that promotes financial literacy education in inner city schools.

John Mileham

John Mileham is an Account Executive with Metlife and has worked with the company since 1999. In 2006, MetLife partnered with Winton Hills Academy thru the Adopt-A-Class program. John was born and raised in Cincinnati and currently resides in Anderson Township with his wife Lindsay and their 2 sons, Alex & Luke.

Latricia Jones

Latricia Jones is currently the Grant Director for 21st Century after school programming for Activities Beyond the Classroom. Previously, Latricia Jones served in the Winton Hills Community for 10 years in several capacities: grant funded Program Director, after school Site Coordinator and Community Learning Center Resource Coordinator. Latricia Jones is a native of Cincinnati and shortly after graduating from Missouri Southern State University, she moved back home and found her passion; collaborating with key stakeholders and partners to support the CPS Community Learning Center Initiative. Latricia’s education and career path have provided her with experience and expertise in true community partnership, after school programming, project management, and community support in youth education. Her aspiration is to help students and adults excel beyond their imagination and Build a Brighter Tomorrow.

Jennifer Wagner

Jennifer Wagner is a member of the Foundation. She has been teaching first grade at Winton Hills Academy for fifteen years, but this is her twenty-sixth year teaching for the Cincinnati Public School District. She loves the students and staff at Winton Hills and feels like she makes a difference in the lives of her children.

Sharon Petko-Bunney

Nermine Banke

Nermine is a Sycamore Schools parent who came to know Winton Hills Academy through the Sister School partnership.  She fall in love with the WHA students and staff, as have many other long-time friends from the Sycamore School district.  Nermine is committed to nurturing and expanding the relationship between WHA and Sycamore, by connecting their parents, students and educators. Professionally, Nermine works for Centric Consulting in Cincinnati, who happens to also be a partner of WHA.

Judith Keller

Judy Keller is a member of the foundation. This is her 27th year teaching (24 yrs Kindergarten, 3 years 1st grade). She taught  for 4 years in  a parochial school in Indianapolis, Indiana. Her family moved to Cincinnati in 1991,  and she has taught  in the Cincinnati Public School district ever since! This is her 9th year at Winton Hills Academy. She loves teaching and encouraging each child to reach their fullest potential!