PUSH Bylaws

Board of Directors

 

Brenda Allen has been a life-long resident of Oxford. She is an active volunteer with Oxford Choice Pantry, Bethel AME Church and the NAACP. She is retired from Miami University and enjoys playing Bid Whist at Oxford Seniors. Brenda has been on the PUSH board since 1999.

Jamie Bercaw Anzano is Director of Communications and Research at Project Dragonfly in the Zoology Department at Miami University, where she instructs international and web-based graduate courses and serves as a graduate advisor. Jamie has a bachelor's degree from Southern Methodist University in journalism and a master's in environmental science from Miami’s Institute of Environmental Sciences. Jamie is a long-time resident of Oxford, where she lives with her husband and two young sons.

Jeanne Glaser enjoys volunteering with Oxford Seniors and various groups at Talawanda High School. Her hobbies include supporting her daughters' sports teams, reading, cooking and gardening. Jeanne has been with PUSH since 2012.
Mark Freidline has worked for Miami University for over 14 years, spending the majority of his time at Miami as the Director of the Outdoor Pursuit Center. He accepted a new position in October 2012 as the Senior Director of Programs and Academic Partnerships at the Recreational Sports Center. He has two wonderful children (Jacob & Nina) and always enjoys planning new adventures.

Ruchelle Dunwoody (Treasurer) has been a board member of PUSH since 2012. Ruchelle earned her master's degree in sport studies from Miami University in 2000 and her bachelor's degree in accounting from Thomas More College in 1987. She is currently the Director of Intramurals and Summer Camps at Miami University. In her spare time, Ruchelle enjoys playing a variety of sports, coaching, officiating, and watching movies. She is a native of Miami, Florida, and is the oldest of three kids.

Sabrina Jewell (Chair) is the Outreach & Marketing Coordinator at Oxford Seniors. She enjoys helping people get assistance and networking with the various resources in our community. When not volunteering or working, she can be found at the soccer field or in the garden. She has been involved with PUSH since 2006.

Scott Webb is a licensed Architect designing both residential and commercial projects. He is a life long resident of Oxford.

Sharon Wireback has served on the PUSH board for over 15 years. She is involved with St. Matthew's Lutheran Church in Darrtown and helps with their Whiz Kids after-school tutoring program. Sharon loves to sing and spend time with her family and friends. Sharon serves as the Inclusion Advisor for the Oxford Kroger. You will find her often at Kroger, smiling and spreading good cheer!
Steve has worked as an insurance adjuster for 25 years, which lends in his volunteering as a PUSH board member.

Don Raabe has worked in building and grounds maintenance and repair for over 40 years. Don currently works at Ace Hardware in Oxford and at Miami doing and assisting others with their repair needs. He is pleased to serve on the PUSH board. In his free time he enjoys riding old motorcycles cross-country.

Ginny Reynolds (Secretary) originally from Findlay, Ohio, Ginny is a graduate of Tulane University. She lives in Oxford with her husband, Chad, and three kids, Tess, Liddy, and Rylen. She stays busy chasing kids and working on her Etsy shop. Ginny has been on the PUSH board since 2008 and currently serves as Secretary.

History

 
  • PUSH was founded in 1969 by a small group of community members when the City of Oxford annexed the area North of Sycamore St.
  • Low income property owbers in the area were required to upgrade their homes, but lacked the means to do so.
  • PUSH collected donations and offered interest free loans to help bring their homes into compliance.
  • Since 1969 PUSH has been following the original goal of helping people stay in their homes by funding projects such as installing new furnaces, hot water heaters, roofs, and plumbing fixtures.

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