Robert Touchton, Chair
Wilmington College adjunct professor, teaching Business Law. Retired Administrative Law Judge in
the Office of Hearings and Appeals for the Social Security Administration in Cincinnati, OH, having
served from 1994-2004. Previous professional experiences were in the fields of law and business.
Took leave of absence from Board to serve Wilmington College as Vice President for College Advancement
August, 2007-February, 2009. Community activities have included serving as a youth sports coach and
various leadership roles (council president, elder, and chair of a capital campaign) in the Ascension Lutheran
Church. 1965 Wilmington College graduate. Active in alumni activities, serving as chair of the Alumni Fund
(1992-95) and member of the Alumni Council (president in 2004-05). B.A. from Wilmington College, MBA
degree from the University of Michigan and a J.D. degree from the University of Arizona College of Law.
Sandra W. Neville, Vice Chair
Quaker. Former Clerk, Wilmington Friends Meeting. Pediatric Nurse Practitioner. Former nursing
faculty at Miami University, Ohio. B.S.N., Capital University; M.S., Wright State University.
Post Master’s Pediatric Nurse Practitioner Program, University of Cincinnati.
Douglass W. McDonald, Treasurer
CEO, Cincinnati Museum Center & National Underground Railroad Freedom Center. Member of
many professional associations and serves on the board of the U.S. Committee of the International
Council of Museums; and has served on the boards of American Association of Museums, the American
Association of Museums Ethics Committee on Cultural Property, and the Association for Midwest Museums.
In the community, he currently serves as a board member for Greater Cincinnati Convention and
Visitors Bureau and the Cincinnati Human Relations Commission. He has also served as a board
member of the Leadership Cincinnati USA, Center for Holocaust & Humanity Education and Honorary
Co-Chair of the 94th annual convention for American Association for the Study of African American Life
and History, Inc. (ASALH), as well as CET Public Television Community Service Council. Graduate of
William Penn College; graduate studies in counseling, church history and theology from Christian
Theological Seminary. Member and recorded minister, Society of Friends (Quaker).
William P. Shaw, Secretary
Founder and President of Crosscurrents International Institute, a non-profit organization based in Ohio and
serving a national and international constituency. Chair of the Board, Dayton International Peace Museum.
Formerly associated with the Charles F. Kettering Foundation. Served on Olney Friends School Board of
Directors. Major interests related to global issues and agriculture. Lives on family farm. BS and MA degrees
in ecology from Bowling Green University, Ph.D. from Miami University (Ohio) in higher education
administration. Presently serves as Chair of the Board of the Dayton International Peace Museum, the only
museum of its type in USA.
Guy David Hawley, Assistant Secretary
Former Minister, Indian Hill Episcopal Presbyterian Church, 2003-2012. Former Minister of the
Wilmington Presbyterian Church, 1978-2003. Academic appointments have included teaching at
United Theological Seminary, University of Dayton, and Chatfield College. Currently serves on
several boards, including the Metropolitan Area Religious Coalition of Cincinnati, National Bank
and Trust, and the Ohio Presbyterian Retirement Services Foundation. B.A. degree from Defiance
College and master’s and doctoral degrees in Theology from Louisville Presbyterian Theological
David A. Harcum, Life Trustee
Wilmington College graduate and first Wilmington College Life Trustee. Retired President, Harcum-
Schuett Agency. Former Superintendent of Greenhills-Forest Park Schools. Founder, Abuse Prevention
Fund. Past President, Decorative Arts Center of Ohio. Board member, Fairfield Medical Center, Fairfield
Medical Center Foundation, and Center for Effective Discipline in Schools.
Robert E. Buerger
Law Clerk, United States District Court for the Southern District of Ohio. Former Group Vice President of
The Dayton Power and Light Company (1989-1994) and held other positions with that company from
1969-1989. Served previously on the boards of Wilmington College and Wright State University. B.S. degree
from the University of Cincinnati, a Masters of Humanities degree from Wright State University, and a Juris
Doctorate from the University of Dayton School of Law. Awarded an honorary Doctor of Laws degree from
Wilmington College in 2005.
Stanley P. Caine
President of Adrian College in Adrian, Michigan from 1989-2005 and Vice President for Academic Affairs
and professor of History at Hanover College from 1977-1989. Served as Interim Vice President for
Academic Affairs at Wilmington College during the 2006-07 academic year and in June, 2009, completed a
year of service as Interim President at North Carolina Wesleyan College. Trustee, Centenary College (New
Jersey). B.A. from Macalester College and an M.A. and Ph.D. in History from the University of Wisconsin
Robert E. Chason
Retired (2006) chief executive officer for UC Davis Medical Center. Served for 15 years prior to
joining the medical center in 1994 in the UC Davis Office of Student Affairs as assistant, associate
vice chancellor and acting vice chancellor. Twelve years at the State University of New York at Stony
Brook, serving in various positions, including assistant vice president for business administration
and business manager. In 2006, joined the California Hospital Association as Executive Director,
Disaster Planning and Response to coordinate preparations of California's disaster response plan.
Currently serving as Interim CEO at Rideout Hospital in Marysville California. Board member,
Fremont/Rideout Hospital in Marysville/Yuba City. Bachelor's degree from Wilmington College
(1965) and a master of education degree from Miami University (1967).
Quaker. Formerly Executive Secretary of Friends World Committee for Consultation, Section of
the Americas and Dean of Pendle Hill. Prior to moving to the USA to attend Earlham School of
Religion she coordinated cross-cultural leadership and management education and training, and
was a senior lecturer (associate professor) at the University of Brighton for ten years.
Most recently she has served as the founding Clerk of The New Association of Friends, an association
of Friends meetings in Indiana, Michigan and Ohio?.
William D. Kerns
CEO Accellient Partners LLC. Twenty-five years of experience in Pharmaceutical Research and
Development. Senior executive positions held in Preclinical Development at SmithKlineFrench,
SmithKlineBeecham and Eisai Pharma during pharmaceutical career. 1971 graduate of Wilmington
College. Completed medical training in Veterinary Medicine and graduate work in Pharmacology and
Pathology at The Ohio State University. In 1980, successfully completed examination by the American
College of Veterinary Pathologists.
President and CEO of Equipment Management Service and Repair, Inc. (EMSAR, Inc.) since 2005. Previously
served as CFO from the company’s inception in 1993 until 2005. EMSAR is a nationwide franchise
organization providing service and installation support to a variety of medical device manufacturers.
B.A. degree from Wilmington College. Currently serving on the Clinton County Business Advisory Council
for the Southern Ohio Educational Service Center and the Wilmington-Clinton County Chamber of Commerce
Board of Directors.
Currently the Director of Brand Strategy for Battelle Memorial Institute. Over 30 years of experience in the
creative development and leadership of marketing and communications campaigns. Past roles have included
Product Development Officer to Executive Director of Marketing and Marketing Communications for
employers in the financial, high-tech, higher education, and healthcare sectors. Past employers include
Foster School of Business (a 95 year old, highly ranked public business school at the University of
Washington), Milliman Care Guidelines (a $100M evidence-based medical guidelines and software firm),
Philips Medical System (an $8B international medical imaging systems manufacturer with 32,500
employees), Telecommunications Systems, Inc. (a $92M global wireless communications organization),
several high-tech startups, and First Interstate Bank. Graduate of Westtown Friends School (1971), Lake
Forest College (BA in 1975) and Seattle University (MPA in 1978).
Wilmington College graduate. Retired partner in the Mishkin & Duvall law firm in Indianapolis, Indiana.
Prior professional affiliations include the Indiana State Bar Association, the American Bar Association, the
American Trial Lawyers Association, the Indiana Trial Lawyers Association, and the Bar of the Supreme
Court of the United States. Active member of Congregation Beth-El Zedeck.
Quaker. President and CEO, Universal Woods, Inc., Louisville, Kentucky. Graduate of Queens University
and Carnegie Mellon.
William E. Peelle
Peelle Law Offices Co., L.P.A., 1977-present. Clinton County, Ohio Prosecuting Attorney, 1993-2009.
Member, Clinton County, Ohio, and American Bar Associations, Ohio Association of Trial Lawyers,
American Association for Justice, Ohio Prosecuting Attorneys Association (Ohio Prosecuting Attorney of
the Year - 1997), and Ohio Land Title Association. Community organizations/memberships include
Wilmington Noon Rotary, Wilmington Presbyterian Church (Elder), Hot Hoops Youth Volunteer (10-Year
Service Award) and Domestic Violence Coalition. B.S. in Business Administration, The Ohio State
University (1972); Juris Doctorate Degree, Ohio Northern University (1975).
Mary Ann Raizk
Birthright Quaker. Currently a trustee of Wilmington Friends Meeting and has served on various
committees of the Meeting and Wilmington Yearly Meeting. Taught in Blanchester Local Schools
1972-2007. Retired in 2007, and now serves as a substitute teacher in local schools. B.A. in
Education from Capital University; M.A. from Wright State University.
John "JR" Reid
Birthright member of the Smtih Neck Friends Meeting, located in Dartmouth, Massachusetts. Held
numerous positions in the College and University segment of Sodexo Campus Services and
predecessor companies. B.A. degree from Earlham College.
1963 graduate of Wilmington College; 1965, M.S. in agricultural economics from University of
Arizona, and 1980 graduate of Industrial College of Armed Forces. 35 years of U.S. government
service in the Departments of Agriculture, State, Commerce and the Office of the President. Serving
on American Delegations traveled to 68 countries and international organizations. Received
Wilmington College outstanding alumni award.
William D. Shoecraft
President/CEO and Founder of Did You Know Publishing, Inc. Other companies employed by: Franchisee
Operator (PCR) Personal Computer Rental, Standard Register Company, Dayton Black Press, Dayton Daily
News, Wyoming City Council. Some professional/volunteer experiences: Camp Kern Management Board,
Recreation Commission, Streets and Roads Committee, New St. John Baptist Church Board of Trustee Chair,
Public Safety Committee, Green Areas Committee, Youth Basketball Coach, Chair Robert Flowers Scholarship Committee, Chair NSJ Long Range Planning Committee, Dayton Public Schools Partners in Education Steering Committee, Whittier Community Education Council, Organizer Career Day, Co-Chair Whittier Green Leaf
Award, Co-Founder of Resurrection Summer Basketball Camp, Co-Founder Food For Friends, Founder of
LunchTime Mentoring Program. William D. Shoecraft received his B.A. Business Administration from
Wilmington College 1979.
Birthright member of Middleton Ohio Friends Meeting (Ohio Yearly Meeting of Friends, Conservative). Head
of School, Olney Friends School (2003-2011); Business Manager, Olney Friends School (1999-2003); Self-
employed co-owner of Sidwell Division, Raven Rocks Concrete, Beallsville OH (1975-1999). Co-Founder and
Treasurer of Raven Rocks, Inc. a 1250 acre wilderness preserve and alternative energy demonstration center
near Beallsville, OH (1970-Present). Founding and current President of the Barnesville Area Rails to Trails
Committee; Past President and member of the Barnesville Rotary Club; Other board service: Ohio Association
of Independent Schools, Friends Council of Education, Banesville Blue Ribbon Economic Development
Committee, and Captina Conservancy land trust. 1968 B.A. (History and Secondary Education) graduate of
Wilmington College; While at Wilmington College was a work-study participant (Randall Auto parts), soccer
player, residence hall counselor, and scholarship recipient.
Peggy J. Sturdivant
In 1982, began her professional career in the higher education field as the Associate Director of
Admissions and Financial Aid at Wilmington College. In 1987, joined the Cincinnati ATP Championship
(now the Tennis Masters Series Cincinnati) as the Marketing and Ticket Manager. In 1991, started
independent business consulting in the areas of marketing, budgeting and operations, with specialty
being the use of technology solutions to enhance systems and increase efficiency. Consulted
exclusively with the Oral Care R&D group at Procter & Gamble from 1997 - 2012, then retired at the
end of 2012. B.A. from Wilmington College, and an MBA degree from Xavier University.
Founder and President, Capitol Advisors on Technology, LLC. Former Senior Executive Service member
with NASA for 25 years. Member of National Research Council, former Director, National Defense
Industrial Association, Small Business Division, served as Washington, DC Representative for Federal
Laboratory Consortium for Technology Transfer, is senior fellow for the United Negro College Fund,
and founder of the Entrepreneurial Technology and Innovation Institute. Held numerous positions in
private sector and non-profit community in the area of science and technology. 1975 Wilmington
College graduate; MBA Southeastern University, 1979.
Timothy P. Trayer
Quaker. Doctor of Veterinary Medicine and Senior Partner, Agricultural Veterinary Associates
(1995 - present). Other veternarian practices from 1979 to 1995, with the original practice named
after the starting partners, Hutchinson and Trayer. 1975 B.S. graduate of Wilmington College; D.V.M. from
Ohio State Veterinary College, 1979.
Quaker. Former Executive Secretary of the Washington, D.C.-based Friends Committee of National
Legistaltion (FCNL) where he served for 21 years. Prior to joining FCNL, worked 18 years for the
American Friends Service Committee and served as its National secretary for Peace Education from
1982 to 1990. A native fo Blanchester, OH. B.A. degree from Miami University (OH). Awarded an
honorary Doctor of Humane Letters Degree from Wilmington Collegein 2011.