Farrell has been director of external relations and development for the Dayton Metro Public Library since 2013, district records show. She served as vice president of external relations for the Dayton Society of Natural History for eight years prior.
Farrell served from 2000-05 as director of Cityfolk following seven years as director of convention services for the Dayton/Montgomery County Convention & Visitors Bureau, records show.
Farrell says her “county-wide view has helped me build relationships and partnerships to address some of the region’s most pressing issues,” her letter to the board states.
Lehner represents the 6th District in the Ohio Senate, but is term limited. Lehner said she would resign from early from her term – which expires in a few months – if picked by the board.
The district covers multiple suburban communities, including Kettering, Huber Heights, Riverside, Centerville, Miamisburg, Miami Twp., Washington Twp., West Carrollton, Oakwood, Germantown and part of Dayton.
Lehner has chaired the state senate’s education committee for 12 years and has a “deep understanding of the challenges we face in our local schools,” her letter states.
She previously served on Kettering City Council and in the Ohio House of Representatives.
Martin has been an executive director since December 2016 at Community Tissue Services in Dayton, where he has worked for 14 years as a coordinator, supervisor or an executive director, records show.
Prior to that he worked at Delphi Automotive for seven years as a quality operator/coordinator. Martin earned a bachelor’s degree in biology from the University of Dayton and a master’s degree in business/healthcare administration from Strayer University.
Martin describes himself “as a leader who inspires change, drives success and excels at managing difficult or uncomfortable situations,” according to his application.
Richards has been a network director at Kettering Health Network since 2010, records show. She worked at Kettering Medical Center as a coordinator and manager for six years prior. Before that, she was director of banquets and sales at The Golf Club at Yankee Trace, records state.
Richards earned a bachelor’s degree in organizational communications from Miami University and a master’s degree in organizational leadership from Indiana Wesleyan, records show.
She has “excellent organizational and communication skills as well as an extensive background in strategic planning and program development,” her application states.
Gilmore was elected to the school board in 1997, records show, after retiring from a 31-year career teaching Kettering junior high and middle school students.
Gilmore’s resignation became effective Oct. 1. By law, the board must wait 10 days from the date of the vacancy to fill the position, Schall said.
It must appoint a replacement at the first regular meeting after Oct. 10, which is scheduled for Oct. 20, he added.