Leadership Team

Dr. Chrisanne Gordon
Founder
Dr. Gordon graduated summa cum laude from The Ohio State University College of Medicine after completing her undergraduate studies at Duquesne University in Pittsburgh, PA. She has experience in internal medicine, emergency room medicine, occupational medicine and rehabilitative medicine and is board certified by the American Board of Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation 
Paul Carlson
Secretary to the Board of Directors

Paul Carlson has over 10 years of IT Project Management experience and over 8 years of experience in entrepreneurship in business startups. From 2000 to 2016, he worked for the City of Columbus. He was the city’s first Information Technology Project Manager and facilitated Columbus becoming recognized as the 2015 Most Intelligent Community in the World by the

Stan Crader
Board Member
Stan Crader was born and raised in Bollinger County Missouri. Coming of age in rural Missouri provided him the material for many of the rich characters in his books. He credits the variety of jobs and the people with which he has worked for providing him his creative foundation. While growing up, his jobs included paper routes, mowing lawns, 
Skylar Burgess
Col (USAF Retired), Board Member
Skylar Burgess is a Managing Director for Strategic clients in Deloitte’s Central region. He serves as the Lead Client Relationship Partner for Eli Lilly and Cardinal Health, responsible for representing the Deloitte firm to these two strategic clients and the services delivered globally. He has over 30 years of experience in consulting, sales,
Michelle E. Lanham, Esq.

Michelle began her solo law practice in 2017, representing employees in employment law matters and individuals in civil rights litigation. She is currently Of Counsel to a renowned civil rights law firm. Michelle is a 2019 graduate of the Ohio State Bar Association’s Leadership Academy and a member of the Ohio Employment Lawyers Association.

Christopher Brown
MD, MPH, Vice Chair
Christopher Brown, MD, MPH, received his M.D. at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill – School of Medicine. He completed his residency and internship at the Ohio State University Medical Center and completed a fellowship in Nephrology at Ohio State. Dr. Brown is board certified in internal medicine with a specialty in disorders of the kidney and hypertension.
MARK ZELLER, PhD
Research Professional, Analytical Problem Solving

Dr. Mark Zeller currently teaches at Ohio’s Wright State University and Tiffin University at the undergraduate and doctoral level. His experience includes 32 years experience in the international/global transportation parts manufacturing industry, including 19 years as CEO. As CEO, he developed and implemented programs bringing about the global expansion of manufacturing, sales, marketing, and distribution operations. After years in the corporate world, he returned to graduate school, earning graduate degrees in 2001 and 2006, followed by post-doctoral positions with research addressing regional economic and geographic factors in institutional organizational structures.

His research concentrates on global and cultural use of social network structures, communication and strategic behaviors, information flow and media uses applied to strategic innovations and diffusion of innovations, particularly by academic, government, and enterprise leaders (Triple Helix). 

A current focus of Dr. Zeller’s research is a sustainable Great Lakes ecosystem, concentrating on the Maumee Valley Watershed. The emphasis is on scalable smart information communication technologies, with Northwest Ohio as a global leader at the intersection of sustainable agriculture and smart water technology.

He earned a BA in Economics at Denison University and MA and PhD degrees in Communication Studies at Bowling Green State University.

Jodie Arreguin
Treasurer

Jodie Arreguin graduated from Ohio State with a B.S.B.A. As a licensed CPA, she worked in public accounting out of college before joining Tax at Cardinal Health in 2010. She worked in Tax until 2020, when she moved to Cardinal Health’s Operational Excellence as a Lean Six Sigma Black Belt. Jodie has 8 years of experience on the board of Prevention Action Alliance (various roles from Treasurer to President), and she is a current board member of the Tax Technology Association (ACT), currently the Secretary.

Jodie is married to her husband Rick, who is approaching 24 years in the Army National Guard. They have 3 children, Gabby, Miguel, and Alaina, and live in Westerville, Ohio.

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