Board of Trustees

Board Members

The Owens Community College Board of Trustees is a nine-member board appointed by the Governor of Ohio for six-year terms.

Mary Beth Hammond

Mary Beth Hammond, Board Chair, appointed December 2013.
A graduate of the University of Northwestern Ohio, she is currently a Senior Private Banker at Fifth Third Bank in Findlay. She has more than 30 years of financial experience.  She supports multiple non-profit organizations, is a past president of the Bowling Green Chamber of Commerce, and a graduate of The Jo Ann Davidson Ohio Leadership Institute.  Additionally, Ms. Hammond is an Athena recipient in Wood and Hancock Counties.

Dr. Srinivas K. Hejeebu

Dr. Srinivas K. Hejeebu, Vice Chair, appointed December 2013.
A graduate of the University of Illinois and Kirksville College of Osteopathic Medicine, Missouri, he is a Professor of Medicine at the University of Toledo and an internist at the Medical Center.

Charles L. Bills

Charles L. Bills, Trustee appointed April 2018.
President/CEO and General Manager of Ohio Logistics Warehousing and Transportation, headquartered in Findlay, Ohio, he is a strong advocate for the value of community college education in local communities. He attended Indiana University, before entering the automotive aftermarket parts distribution. An entrepreneur, he was a founding managing partner of Findlay’s Tall Timbers Distribution Center, now doing business as Ohio Logistics with 21 locations in five states. He is actively involved in many civic and non profit organizations.

Jason W. Johnson

Jason W. Johnson, Trustee, appointed April 2017.
A graduate of Bowling Green State University with a Master in Business administration, and he earned his bachelor degree in International Business and Finance from Ohio University. He is the Vice President and General Manager of Off-Highway Industrial Segment, Dana Incorporated.  In the automotive industry, he is a financial leader and an accomplished controller with more than 20 years of experience.

Karil M. Morrissey

Karil M. Morrissey, Trustee, appointed December 2018.
A graduate of Michigan State University and Bowling Green State University with a Master in Business Administration, she is the Vice President for Global Talent, Organizational Development and Diversity at Cooper Tire and Rubber Company in Findlay. She volunteers to make a difference, and she also serves on the Girl Scouts Women of Distinction Committee, the Cooper Tire Foundation Board and the Team Toledo Triathlon Club.

H. Richard Rowe

H. Richard Rowe, Trustee, appointed April 2004.
Currently an Investment Representative with Edward Jones Investments in Findlay, he attended Bowling Green State University and holds a Series 7 Securities License as well as a Life and Health Insurance License.

Rita Russel

Rita L. Russell, Trustee, appointed November 2018.
A graduate of the University of Toledo, Honors College, with a major in Finance and a minor in Marketing, she is the Portfolio Manager, Team Lead and Senior Vice President at Huntington National Bank in Toledo.  She is involved in the community and serves as a member of the Local Initiatives Support Corporation (LISC) for local economic development opportunities.

Diana H. (Dee) Talmage

Diana H. (Dee) Talmage, Trustee, appointed November 2002.
A graduate of The Ohio State University and the University of Toledo, she has held several leadership positions at the K-12 and higher education levels. She served on the University of Toledo’s Alumni Association Board of Trustees, is a Trustee Emeritus on the University of Toledo Foundation Board, and is currently a member of the Owens Foundation Board.