Board of Directors

NEST Community Learning Center exists to address the generational poverty crisis, that has now moved into the suburbs around every major city in the U.S.. NEST is a comprehensive, targeted, community-based program that changes the outcome of low-income neighborhoods in Loveland, Ohio.

Meet our Board of Directors:

  • Amy Van Strien, President
  • Art Jarvis, Vice President
  • Donel Autin, Treasurer
  • CeeCee Collins, Secretary
  • Kari Dunning, Grant Writing
  • Tony Moran, Fund Raising
  • John Cummins

Amy Van Strien has a Master’s degree in Education and has been a School Psychologist for 25 years; serving a wide range of communities. She is currently a School Psychologist for Indian Hill Schools and an adjunct professor for Miami University in the Educational Psychology Department. She is a 20-year resident of Loveland, Ohio.

Art Jarvis is the founder and Chief Investment Officer of Jarvis Global Investments, LLC, a registered investment adviser which brings 25+ years of experience to high net-worth individuals, retirement plans, charitable organizations and government agencies.  He serves the local community in several capacities including President of the Loveland City School Board of Education, and as President of the Board of Directors for the Little Miami River Chamber Alliance.  Art lives in Symmes Township with his wife Kim.

Donel Autin is a Partner and Chief Financial Officer of North American Properties, a privately-held, multi-regional real estate operating company that has acquired, developed, and managed over $5 billion of retail, multi-family, mixed-use, and office properties across the United States. He leads financial analysis, financial reporting, accounting, tax, treasury, operations/process improvement, corporate governance, human resources and information technology. Donel lives with his family in Loveland, Ohio.

CeeCee Collins has been the President of the Little Miami River Chamber of Commerce since 2013, formerly the Loveland Area Chamber.  She brings her experience from the USA Today Newspaper as a Regional Marketing Manager, Tampa Metropolitan Area YMCA, Greater Cincinnati YMCA, and Ohio Valley Voices. She resides in Miami Township with her husband Jim, and enjoys her work at the Chamber as well as keeping up with their three children.

Kari Dunning, PT, PhD, is Assistant Professor in the Department of Rehabilitation Sciences in the College of Allied Health Sciences (CAHS) at the University of Cincinnati and Director of Clinical Research at UC Health Drake Center.  She has an MS in Neuroscience, a PhD in epidemiology, and has been a Physical Therapist specializing in the evaluation and treatment of neurological patients for over 20 years. Kari has been a resident of Loveland, OH for 20 years.

Tony Moran is the Director of Sales for Mizkan America, Inc., a privately held consumer packaged goods company.  Tony has over 20 years of CPG sales experience working for Kraft Foods, HJ Heinz and Riviana Foods.  He has been with Mizkan for the last 3 years.  He is looking forward to utilizing his experience in business management, annual planning and achievement of aggressive growth targets at NEST CLC.  Tony and his wife relocated to Loveland in 2010 from Pittsburgh, PA.  They began volunteering with NEST in the Summer of 2016.  Tony and Emily have two children in Loveland schools.

John Cummins earned degrees from Northwestern University and the Ohio State Law School.  He is licensed in Ohio, Kentucky, and Indiana.  In his practice, John represents creditors in state, federal, and bankruptcy courts.  His focus the past two decades has been on mortgage foreclosures.  John has coached many sports and lead clubs for youth.  He and his wife have lived in Loveland for 30 years and raised three children.