Dr. Shashi Sharma

Dr. Shashi Sharma

Chair

Dr. Shashi Sharma received his Ph.D in Mechanical Engineering from The Ohio State University. Shashi has a wide range of experience in the DD field and Government that gives him the ability to contribute to the success of TI. He was the recipient of the 1992 U.S. Air Force Scientific Achievement Award and the 2016 U.S. Air Force Outstanding Civilian Career Service Award. In his spare time, he enjoys playing sports and staying active.

Dr. Mary Rose Zink

Dr. Mary Rose Zink

Vice Chair

Dr. Mary Rose Zink is an Associate Professor of Psychology at Wilmington College in Ohio. She has over 25 years of experience in higher education and has worked with entities like Panasonic, Armstrong, Xavier University, Capital University, and more. She has taught professional development workshops, been the keynote speaker at various conferences, and has been featured on both television and radio shows for her expertise in analyzing and addressing the unique challenges and dynamic issues that organizations are facing today. Mary Rose joined the TII Board of Directors in 2012 and was appointed to the office of Chair for 2014 after serving initially in the offices of Secretary and Vice Chair. She currently resides in the Cincinnati area.
Jan Young

Jan Young

Secretary

Jan Young formally joined our Board in February of 2016. A registered nurse, Ms. Young works as a clinical analyst at Miami  Valley Hospital. She holds her BSN from Wright State University. Ms. Young became interested in the field of  developmental disabilities through her son Benjamin, a TI client, who has cerebral palsy. Ms. Young said she wanted to join TI’s Board so she could “help make things better for people with disabilities while learning how laws, finance and politics impact thequality of their lives.” In her spare time, Ms. Young likes to read, watch zombie movies, garden and dance.
Kathy Rentz

Kathy Rentz

Treasurer

Kathy Rentz is an Assistant Controller at ITW Food Equipment Group in Troy, Ohio. She is a Certified Public Accounting with 7 years of experience in attestation with Deloitte & Touche, LLP. Additionally, she is a member of the Ohio Society of CPA’s, the American Institute of CPAs, and serves as the Treasurer and Board Member for the United Way of Troy. She has a Bachelors’ and Masters’ degree of Accountancy from Miami University. Kathy joined the TI Board of Directors in 2015 and was appointed as the Treasurer in 2016
Anne Gerard

Anne Gerard

Member

 As long as she can remember, helping people has always been a goal of Anne’s. She is a lifelong resident of Jamestown and Xenia areas and truly believes in the growth of the Dayton region. She is a successful Realtor and esteemed in her community.  

Dr. Julie Gentile

Dr. Julie Gentile

Member Emeritus

Julie P. Gentile, M.D. is Professor of Psychiatry at the Boonshoft School of Medicine, Wright State University in Dayton, Ohio and the Project Director for Ohio’s Coordinating Center of Excellence in Mental Illness/Intellectual Disability. She has been the Professor of Dual Diagnosis for the Ohio Department of Mental Health and Addiction Services, DODD, and the Ohio DD Council since 2003. She is the recipient of both the American Psychiatric Association’s and the National Association for the Dually Diagnosed’s Frank J. Menolascino Award for Excellence in Psychiatric Services for DD, the Excellence in Contributions to Clinical Practice Award from the National Association for the Dually Diagnosed, and a member of Alpha Omega Alpha Medical Honor Society. She is also the recipient of the Nancy Roeske Award in Medical Education from the American Psychiatric Association. Dr. Gentile has been awarded more than $5,000,000 in grants and contracts to support her work in dual diagnosis since 2003.
Paul Osterfeld

Paul Osterfeld

Member

Paul Osterfeld holds a B.S. in Business Administration from Wright State University and attended the Graduate School of Banking at the University of Wisconsin. He has over 30 years experience in the commercial banking industry. Paul joined the TII Board of Directors in 2007 and was appointed to Vice Chair in 2014 after serving as Treasurer for several years.

Robert Novak

Robert Novak

Member

Bob was approved as a board member in February 2021. A Chicago native, Bob has lived in Beavercreek, OH since 1984, and retired in 2017 after a 39 year career at WPAFB. He has a B.A. in Mathematics from Thomas More College and an M.S. in Management Science from the University of Dayton. Bob has extensive experience in Operations Research and Cost and Economic Analysis. He and his wife Cathy are empty nesters who enjoy travel. They have two children – Amanda, a 10+ year client/resident of the Jamestown home, and Chris, who works in Sports Management and resides in Columbus, OH. Bob enjoys cooking, grilling and smoking, and specializes in homemade pizza. Bob is also an avid cyclist often seen on the multitude of bike trails in the Miami Valley. His other passion is gardening, with an extensive array of raised beds with over 10 varieties of vegetables as well as raspberries and blackberries. A lifelong blood donor, Bob volunteers at the Community Blood Center, and is also on the planning committee of the annual Young’s Ice Cream Bike Tour, a ride that benefits four local charities.

Adam Webber

Adam Webber

Member

Adam Webber practices law at Falke & Dunphy, LLC in Dayton, Ohio. His legal practice focuses on labor and employment matters, estate planning, trusts, and probate. Additionally in his profession, Adam has served in leadership roles with the Dayton Bar Association and the Dayton chapter of the Federal Bar Association. He has a B.A. in Politics and Philosophy from the University of Pittsburgh and received his law degree from The Ohio State University. Adam joined the TI Board of Directors in 2013 and was appointed to the office of Secretary in 2014. Adam currently resides with his wife and three sons in Kettering, Ohio.

Sakul Gupta

Sakul Gupta

Member

Sakul Gupta is an IT professional having over 30 years of experience in developing real-time and business applications using a variety of software, tools, and technologies. He holds a M.S. in Computer Software engineering from Russ Engineering Center, Wright State University in Dayton, Ohio. He is currently working as a technical manager at CACI Inc. and actively supports the Dayton community as a volunteer. He has served as an executive member for the India Club of Greater Dayton for two years. He loves yoga and meditation that let him remains calm during critical situations. He has attended several spiritual retreats to recharge his batteries and learn the true meaning of life. He enjoys different sports like kite flying, karate, racquet ball, Badminton, and volleyball.