Leadership & Staff
President and CEO
Dan Connors has partnered alongside individuals with disabilities for nearly 20 years. He began his career with intentions of becoming a physical therapist, working as a physical therapy aide at Burke Rehabilitation Hospital in White Plains, NY. This experience taught him about the global impact of disability as he worked alongside individuals who had been impacted by brain and spinal cord injury. Working at Burke led Connors to pursue his Master’s Degree in Rehabilitation Counseling at Bowling Green State University in Bowling Green, OH. After completing his graduate degree, Connors went to work as a Rehabilitation Counselor for the Ohio Rehabilitation Services Commission (ORSC). At ORSC, he was promoted under the Administration of Governor Ted Strickland to the position of Deputy Director for the Bureau of Services for the Visually Impaired. Connors was retained in this position under the Administration of Governor John Kasich. During his tenure as Deputy Director at ORSC, he led key initiatives, including the Vocational Rehabilitation Public-Private Partnership, known as VRP3, and the Recovery to Work Program. Connors came to St. Joseph Home as the Vice President of Operations in 2012, and has overseen the creation of Day Programming Services and St. Joseph Home’s first Community Home, in addition to overseeing the daily operations at SJH. Dan became the President/CEO of St. Joseph Home August 1, 2015 and considers it a privilege to have the opportunity to lead the St. Joseph Home community.
Vice President of Finance & CFO
Patricia Vonderahe earned a Bachelors of Business Administration degree from the University of Cincinnati in Finance and International Business as well as a Masters of Bu siness Administration from Northern Kentucky University. She joined St. Joseph Home as the Chief Financial Officer in June 2011. Vonderahe has 11 years of not-for-profit financial management and is responsible for all financial, legal and IT related functions. She is a member of the Sisters of Charity Corporate Responsibility for Investing committee and of Church Finance Commission.
Director of Operations
Becky Watson began with St. Joseph Home in 1992. Since that time she has had many roles and is currently the Assistant Vice President of Operations, overseeing a staff of 130 in four different departments. Becky’s guidance and leadership have been essential in growing the services, standards in care, and employee development at St. Joseph Home increasing the number of employees by approximately 25% and the overall number of people served. Becky is currently pursuing her Bachelor’s Degree in Business Administration at Indiana Wesleyan University, is the mother of two boys and a mentor to many.
Theresa Brockert, RN
Director of Nursing and Respite Services
Theresa Brockert, RN
Theresa Brockert began with St. Joseph Home in March of 1993. In 1998, Brockert began the Harold C. Schott Respite Program and has been instrumental in g rowing this program ever since. In 2012, Brockert was promoted to Director of Nursing and Respite Services. She earned an Applied Science degree from the University of Cincinnati in 2003.
Eunice Timoney Ravenna
Director of Mission & Community Care
Eunice Timoney Ravenna
Eunice Timoney Ravenna is the Director of Mission and Community Care at St. Joseph Home; having served as Development Associate at the St. Joseph Home from 2014-2015.
Prior to her work at SJH Eunice, led organizational development programs for the Intercommunity Justice and Peace Center (IJPC). From 2006 to 2009 Eunice was the Midwest Field Organizer for Equal Justice USA, providing support to state campaigns Ohio, Missouri, and Indiana. Eunice spent eight earlier years at IJPC prior to her work with EJUSA, doing public education, community organizing and advocacy on social justice issues.
Eunice served as the Director of St. Francis Soup Kitchen, taught adjunct at Xavier University in the Theology Department, served on the Board of the Sarah Women’s Center, served on the executive committee of the Cincinnati Catholic Social Action Commission, the fundraising committee of Power Inspires Progress, the Board of Trustees of Visions Community Services, and worked/volunteered with many other social justice advocacy groups and direct service centers.
Eunice is a graduate of Immaculata College and has a Master’s of Arts in Theology from Xavier University. She currently serves as chair of the Board of Equal Justice USA and a member of the Board of Montessori Center Room.
Manager of Respite and Community Outreach
Greg first started at St. Joseph Home in fall of 1994 as a Direct Support Professional. After receiving his LPN in 1996, he held various nursing roles, was the Activities Coordinator, and is currently the St. Joseph Home Respite Manager. Greg received his Bachelors of Science in Business Administration in 2012 and continues to fight unconditionally for those who are not always heard.
Community Facility Manager
Drew joined the St. Joseph Home Community in spring of 2013 and oversees the Maintenance, Environmental Services and Dietary departments at all of the St. Joseph Home locations. He has more than seven years experience in facility management and was essential in the facilitation and oversight of the construction of the SJH Community Home.
Day Program Manager
Amy earned a Bachelor of Science degree in Social Sciences from Florida State University. She also obtained a teaching certification through the Florida Department of Education and was assigned to an Autism Spectrum Disorder classroom. Her previous non-profit work experience includes working with youth and adults with disabilities in the areas of vocational training, employment services, and community home management.
Director of Development & Community Relations
Amy has more than 13 years of non-profit fund development experience. Currently as the Director of Development and Community Relations with St. Joseph Home, she oversees all the fundraising activities, communications, marketing and volunteer efforts. She is the Past President of the Greater Cincinnati Chapter of the Grant Professional Association as well as former Vice-Chair of the Board of Directors for Companions on a Journey Grief Support.
Assistant Director of Nursing
Melissa began her nursing career at St. Joseph Home in 1998. During her time at SJH, she held several positions, including floor nurse, nurse supervisor, and clinic nurse. In 2006, she resigned her position at SJH to pursue a career at Cincinnati Children’s Hospital Medical Center, where she worked with the same population of children dealing with acute health issues. She returned to SJH in 2014 and was promoted to Assistant Director of Nursing in May 2015. Melissa obtained her Bachelors of Science in Nursing from Indiana Wesleyan University.
Manager of Resident Operations
Diana started her career with St. Joseph Home in 2000. She has held many roles throughout the years including Mentor, Direct Support Professional Shift Supervisor, Staff Scheduler and Assistant Direct Support Professional Manager. In her current role as the Manager of Resident Operations she oversees more than 110 Direct Support Professionals including Shift Supervisors and Managers, as well as the Staff Development/Safety Coordinator department.
Susan Wiley, MDRead Bio
Susan Wiley, MD
Dr. Wiley has served as the SJH Medical Director since 2002. She is also on state and national organizations to improve the early hearing detection and intervention activities across the United States. She served as the faculty chair on Improving Hearing Screening and Information Systems Initiative for the National Initiative for Children’s Healthcare Quality (2011-2013) and is a taskforce member with the American Academy of Pediatrics to identify strategies to improve linkage of Universal Newborn Hearing Screening (UNHS) to the medical home.
MD: University of Cincinnati, OH, 1994. Residency: Pediatrics, Children’s Hospital Medical Center of Cincinnati, OH. Fellowship: Developmental Pediatrics, Cincinnati Center for Developmental Disorders, Cincinnati, OH. Certification: Pediatrics, 1997. Certification: Developmental-Behavioral Pediatrics, 2002.