Our Leadership

Goodwill Columbus’s leadership team guides its mission and vision. From our Senior Leadership team, to our dedicated Board of Directors, Goodwill Columbus is represented by corporate and community leaders devoted to the cause.

Our Leadership 

Goodwill Columbus’s leadership team guides its mission to transform the lives of individuals with disabilities and other barriers through pathways to independence and the power of work.

Senior Leadership Team:

  • Ryan D. Burgess, President & CEO
  • Jennifer Marshall, Senior Vice President of Strategy and Mission Services  
  • Lynne Leger, Senior Vice President of Retail Operations and Business Services
  • Beth Kowalski, Senior Vice President of Marketing and Development

Board of Directors:


  • Chair:  Johnni Beckel, OhioHealth
  • First Vice Chair & Treasurer: Marc Reitter, AEP
  • Secretary: Jamie Crane, Community Volunteer
  • Non-Officer Executive Member: Mark Johnson, BakerHostetler LLP
  • Non-Officer Executive Member: Ken Douglas, Epcon Communities


  • Bill Barath, Ice Miller, LLP
  • Jennifer Beard, The Ohio State University
  • Linda Brown, Huntington National Bank
  • Christi Cabungcal, Franklin University
  • Kirk Dickerson, Columbus State Community College
  • Jeff Girard, Designer Brands Inc.
  • John Hall, CBRE
  • Megan Kilgore, City of Columbus
  • Melissa Laber, Cardinal Health
  • George Leugers, Fifth Third Bank
  • Erik McDowell, Grange Insurance
  • Stephanie Meredith, State Auto
  • Kari Palmer, KPMG
  • Nina Webb-Lawton, Vorys, Sater, Seymour and Pease LLP
  • Jennifer Yaross, Nationwide